The VAFP Scholarly Symposium was held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 via Zoom.
The Virginia Academy of Family Physicians (VAFP) 2022 Scholarly Symposium offered Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students the opportunity to present scholarly work in poster format or as an oral presentation. Seven residents and eleven students presented scholarly activity related to 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. Over 40 student, resident and family physician members attended the conference which was approved for 2.00 AAFP Prescribed CME credits.
The submissions are original work not yet published or presented at regional or national meetings and can either be work in progress or completed. The oral presentations were limited to 5 minutes and the poster presentations limited to 2 minutes. The presentations were broken down into 3 rooms. The links below provide each presentation, abstract and poster PDF if applicable. Each of the presentations has been reviewed by three physician judges and scored in the following categories 1) Quality of research/QI methodology and appropriate use; 2) Validity of conclusions or anticipated results 3) Clarity and cohesive message during presentation; 4) Relevance of and/or impact on family medicine, 5) Innovation of research or quality improvement; and 6) Organization/understandability of poster/presentation.
The group was fortunate to hear a wonderful Keynote Address titled “Practice-Based Implementation and De-Implementation to Promote High Value Primary Care” presented by Michelle Rockwell PhD, RD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. The morning concluded with the presentation of the top scores in the resident and student categories (see below). We hope that all of our resident and student members will consider participating in 2023!
Financial support for this program was provided by the FMPC which is funded by members like you! Help programs like this continue to support family medicine by giving to the FMPC. Select “Chapter Grants” when making your gift online. DONATE HERE! Thank you!
First Place Student -Erika Coleman
Second Place Resident – Noopur Doshi, MD
There were three additional projects that tied for third place, Congratulations!
Louisa Boswell, an MS2 at VCU School of Medicine for her oral presentation work in progress titled, “Bright Spot Communities: Understanding Community-Level Protective Factors and Successful Strategies to Improve Opioid Outcomes in Virginia”
Sarah Beaverson, an MS4 at VCU School of Medicine for her poster titled, “Concordance of Primary HPV Testing among Clinicians and Patients: A Systematic Review”
Michaela Varys, a third-year resident at Bon Secours St. Francis Residency for her oral presentation titled, “GNR Bacteremia: To Reculture?”