Research Poster Competition
TAFP’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit promotes scholarly activity by family medicine students, residents, and physicians; providing a unique opportunity to share research with the TAFP membership.
The competition is sponsored by the TAFP Foundation. The posters are designed to demonstrate a specific practice-based research activity, an evidenced-based review, or a case report (students only) — with an emphasis on practice-based research. There are required elements for the abstract. Use this document as a guide for your abstract.
Due to the pandemic, the 2020 poster competition was virtual. View the 2020 posters.
- Medical student, resident physician, or physician TAFP/AAFP Member
- Topic must be of value to and within the scope of family medicine
- Primary Research
- Evidence-based Review
- Case Report (students only)
- Relevance to family medicine
- Quality of study design
- Appropriateness of data analysis
- Strong conclusion
- May 27 | Application opens
- August 2 | Application closes
- August 9 | Abstracts sent to reviewers for review #1
- August 30 | Reviewers’ input due back to TAFP
- September 6 | Acceptance decisions go to primary contact
- September 27 | Final poster submission deadline (PDF version)
- October 11 | Final posters and scoring sheets sent to reviewers for review #2
- November 1 | Reviewers’ score sheets due back to TAFP
- November 5 | TAFP notifies participants of scoring results
- November | Poster displays (during ASPCS)
- All research must be completed at the time of application.
- Each abstract and poster will undergo a review process by family physicians. Applicants whose submissions have been accepted will be notified via email. Accepted entries must then submit PDF versions of their posters for winner determination.
- Of the entries selected for display, the top three residents and top two physicians in both the Primary Research and Evidence-based Review categories and the top two students in all three categories are awarded plaques. In addition, the resident winners receive cash prizes and the overall highest-scoring resident receives funding for travel to a national research conference.
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