Saturday, November 13, 2021
Educational Resource Center
University of Virginia School of Medicine
CALL FOR SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY
The Virginia Academy of Family Physicians is seeking submissions for the VAFP Scholarly Symposium to be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Educational Resource Center on the campus of the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. A special thank you to the AAFP Foundation Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium (FMPC) who is providing a grant to help support this event.
Criteria/Who Can Participate:
Submissions from AAFP members ($15 fee) and non-members ($25 fee) who are medical students, residents, and fellows.
The 2021 Scholarly Symposium participants can either attend in-person or virtually. All participants will pre-record their presentations – oral presentations limited to 5 minutes and poster presentations limited to 2 minutes. The preliminary schedule of events will be based on the number of submissions received/selected but is anticipated to be based on the format below.
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Presentation of Research
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Networking Lunch and Guest Speaker
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Presentation of Awards
Scholarly activity may be presented in poster format or as an oral presentation
- Type of scholarly activity may be clinical or population health research, medical education research, literature review, case reports, QI/PI projects, clinical successes, patient stories, or educational projects.
- Topic should be relevant to family medicine/primary care.
- Submissions must be of original work not yet published or presented at regional or national meetings (except institutional symposiums).
- Submission may be a work in progress or completed.
- Collaborative work is welcome.
- Concurrent (2021) 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 are accepted/encouraged.
Format of Submission:
The format may be an oral presentation, electronic poster or printed poster viewed in a gallery setting on boards. Submissions from each category by registrant type (medical students, residents, and fellows) will be included. The pre-recorded presentations (oral – 5 minutes and poster – 2 minutes) will be followed by a question-and-answer session that will be “live” either in-person or virtually by the presenter.
Feedback on Submitted Research:
All projects will be reviewed and provided written feedback by a minimum of two judges. Review will focus on the following:
- Significance of findings for practicing family physicians
- Innovation of scholarly activity
- Quality of presentation
- Quality of methods used to generate findings
For presentations and posters in which the above criteria do not apply, reviewers will seek to evaluate the extent to which the submitted presentation is of interest to family physicians.
How to Submit Your Project:
Complete the application form via this link.
If you have multiple submissions, one application form should be completed for each submission.
Submit application including abstract (250 words or less) no later than September 7, 2021.
Submit audio files, electronic posters and/or oral presentations no later than November 1, 2021.
Questions: Please call Cheryl Modesto at 804-968-5200 or e-mail email@example.com.