Georgia Academy of Family Physicians

Annual Research Poster Presentation

Held in Conjunction with the GAFP’s Annual Scientific Meeting

Friday, November 11, 2016

Atlanta, Georgia



Email Postmark Deadline October 7, 2016 (NO EXCEPTIONS)


The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is seeking submissions for the Annual Research Poster Presentation to be held Friday, November 11, 2016, during the GAFP’s Annual Scientific Assembly.


Posters presented may be research results, case reports, summer projects, or educational projects.  Posters may address any topic relevant to family medicine.  Medical student projects previously presented at medical schools or student “Research Days” are accepted. Concurrent (2016) submissions to other conferences such as NAPCRG and STFM are considered legitimate and are, in fact, encouraged.  Submissions are for poster presentations.


CRITERIA: Submissions from Pathway to Medical School Pre-med students, and GAFP members who are medical students, residents and practicing physicians/fellows are welcome. Students who have participated in summer preceptorship programs are especially encouraged to submit a poster on their summer experience.


Please note, previously published work will not be accepted as a submission.


Submission Format:

Entry Form

One entry 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.

Download the Submission Form



One copy of an abstract should be submitted with an electronic copy of your poster. The abstract should be no longer than 250 words.  (Only completed works are accepted).  Email entry form, abstract, and electronic copy of your poster to Angela Flanigan, Director of Education at


Please note: If your poster is accepted for presentation, you are responsible for bringing and mounting your posters at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta on Thursday, November 10th– 8am-5pm or Friday, November 11th 7am-8:30am.  We recommend you mount your posters before Friday to give meeting attendees the opportunity to view your research.

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



All submissions will be reviewed by a minimum of three (3) members of the Education & Research Committee and/or AAFP national board members.  Posters will be judged for awards 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.
  • Results, interpretation of results and conclusions, and directions for future research, if applicable. Creative exhibits must include discussion of meaning and/or reflections on the body of work exhibited.


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.


Selection Process

Each submission will be reviewed by a panel of judges and finalists will be notified via email by Friday, October 21st.


Presentation Format:

Poster presentation – Information should be designed to fit a space no larger than 36” tall x 48” wide.  The board to mount your poster will be provided to you.


Judging Process:

Poster judges will receive a copy of your abstract and poster (if available) prior to the judging.  You will have limited time (approximately 5-7 minutes) to visit with each judge as they review all of the posters accepted into the competition.  Please make your few minutes with the judge count by being concise, thorough, and knowledgeable of the presented research.


New this year, we have extended the time for poster judging to three (3) hours.  In an effort to ensure all presenters get the opportunity to speak with the judges, the following judging schedule will be followed:


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

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


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.


Research Awards:

Awards are given to promote research in the Academy and are reserved for submissions of exceptional quality.  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.)


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


For more information, please contact Angela Flanigan (404) 321-7445 or