The VAFP Scholarly Symposium was held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 via Zoom.
The Virginia Academy of Family Physicians (VAFP) 2020 Scholarly Symposium offered Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students the opportunity to present scholarly work in poster format or as an oral presentation. The type of scholarly activity was clinical or population health research, medical education research, literature review, case reports, QI/PI projects, clinical successes, patient stories, or educational projects and relevant to family medicine/primary care. The submissions are original work not yet published or presented at regional or national meetings (except institutional symposiums). Some of the work is in progress and some completed. The oral presentations were limited to 5 minutes and the poster presentations limited to 2 minutes. All projects have been reviewed and the presenters were provided feedback. The review focused on the following: 1) Significance of findings for practicing family physicians; 2) Innovation of scholarly activity; 3) Quality of presentation and 4) Quality of methods used to generate findings.
The presentations were broken down into 4 topics. The links below provide each presentation, abstract and poster PDF if applicable.
Announcing the 2020 Scholarly Symposium Winners
First Place in Oral Presentations – Student Category
Title: Two-Cell-to-Hatching-Blastocyst Development of Embryos After E-Cig Aerosol Exposure in Adult Female Beginning 3 Days Prior to Ovulation and Continuing to 2-Cell Collection
Lead Author: VicLouis Arreola, Aubrey Ann Jackson (MS2, Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine)
First Place in Oral Presentations – Resident Category
Title: Evaluating the Impact of High Risk Patient Outreach during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Lead Author: Cora Owen, DO (PGY-2, Bon Secours St. Francis Family Medicine Residency)
First Place in Poster Presentations – Student Category
Title: Building Future Physician Leaders and Advocates: A Student-Led Advocacy and Leadership Curriculum
Lead Author: Elefterios Trikantzopoulos (MS4, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine)
First Place in Poster Presentations – Resident Category
Title: Beyond Repletion: Refractory Hypokalemia and the Search for a Cause
Lead Author: Maya Sukkari (PGY-3, St. Francis Family Medicine Residency)
Financial support for this program is provided by the AAFP Foundation’s Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium (FMPC).