Submission Deadline September 6, 2019 (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Georgia Academy of Family Physicians
2019 Annual Research Poster Presentation
Held in Conjunction with the GAFP’s Annual Scientific Meeting
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
4021 Lakeview Dr
Stone Mountain, GA
Friday, November 15, 2019

Research Poster Presentation Application 

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is seeking submissions for the Annual Research Poster Presentation to be held Friday, November 15, 2019, during the GAFP’s Annual Scientific Assembly.

Criteria/Who Can Participate:

Submissions from Pathway to Medical School Pre-med students, and GAFP members who are medical students, residents and practicing physicians/fellows are welcome.

Posters presented may be research results, case reports, summer projects, or educational projects.  Posters may address any topic relevant to family medicine.  Submissions must be of original work not yet published or presented at regional or national meetings and completed.  Concurrent (2019) submissions to other conferences such as the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) are encouraged.  Medical student projects previously presented at medical schools or on student “Research Days” are accepted.

During the submission review and acceptance process, several authors will be selected to participate in the research poster presentation on Friday, November 15th.  In addition to displaying their posters electronically, the top submissions from each category (Pre-med students, medical students, residents and practicing physicians/fellows) will be chosen to do a small presentation on the abstract mainstage during the meeting.  Each presenter is given approximately five minutes to explain their posters followed by a ten-minute period for questions and answers as a group.  The GAFP will also display the electronic posters during the annual meeting.

How to Submit Your Poster:

Complete Application Form   

One application form should be completed for each abstract and poster submission.  Please indicate on the entry form the primary presenter (the on-site person) and please indicate if an advisor or coordinator was involved in the completion of the research poster, and the extent of their participation.


One copy of the abstract should be submitted with an electronic copy of your poster. The abstract should be no longer than 250 words.

Submit to GAFP         

Submit application form, abstract, and electronic copy of your poster to Felicia Kenan, at by September 7, 2019.

Poster Acceptance Notification:

Competition finalists will be notified via email no later than Monday, October 14th.

All finalist will be notified by email if their abstract has been accepted for electronic poster presentation.  Finalists who are selected for oral presentation will be notified by Monday, October 21st and are given a 72-hour time window to respond.  Please make sure the presenter’s email address is current to ensure that all important communication is received.  After receiving their email notifications, participants are required to follow GAFP official e-poster formatting guidelines and submit their electronic poster upon completion by no later than November 7, 2019.  ALL posters will be electronically displayed during the annual meeting.