Georgia Academy of Family Physicians

2018 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 9, 2018


Submission Deadline October 1, 2018 (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Download the Application and Research Poster Criteria 

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is seeking submissions for the Annual Research Poster Presentation to be held Friday, November 9, 2018, 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 (2018) 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.

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 Megan Neuffer, at by October 1, 2018.

Poster Acceptance Notification:

Competition finalists will be notified via email no later than Monday, October 15th.

If your poster is accepted for presentation, you are responsible for bringing and mounting your posters at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott prior to the Poster Competition.

During the Competition:

Posters should be designed to fit a space no larger than 36” tall x 48” wide.

The GAFP will supply the pins for mounting.  Please do not ship your posters to the GAFP office.

All posters will be reviewed and judged by a minimum of three judges.  Posters will be judged at the time of presentation at the meeting.

Review will focus on the following:

  • Significance of findings for practicing family physicians.
  • Quality of presentation of findings.
  • Quality of methods used to generate findings.

In instances in which the above criteria do not apply, reviewers will seek to evaluate the extent to which the submitted presentation will be of interest to family physicians.  Please note: If you are not present to defend/explain your poster, the judges have the right to not judge or disqualify your submission.

Posters will be judged at the time of presentation at the Annual Meeting on Friday, November 9 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.

You will have limited time (approximately 5-7 minutes) to visit with each judge as they review each poster in the competition.  Please make your few minutes with the judges count by being concise, thorough, and knowledgeable of the presented research.

Please note that you must be present during the scheduled time for your category to defend your research.  Again, judges have the right to not judge or disqualify your submission if you are not present.

9:30 am – 11:00 am – Pre-Med Students and Medical Students Judging

11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Residents and Practicing Physicians/Fellows Judging

Winners will be announced immediately after the competition in the Social and Information Hub.
One award will be given for the best presentation in the following categories:

  • Pre-med Students (one $500 award)
  • Medical Students (one $500 award)
  • Residents (one $500 award)
  • Practicing Physician/Fellow (1 recognition award)

Please note, if there are multiple presenters for a winning poster they will share the award equally.

A listing of all winning posters will be published in a GAFP publication following the November meeting.

For more information, please contact Megan Neuffer (404) 321-7445 or