The VAFP Scholarly Symposium was held on Saturday, November 4, 2023 via Zoom.
The Virginia Academy of Family Physicians (VAFP) 2023 Scholarly Symposium offered Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students the opportunity to present scholarly work in poster format or as an oral presentation.
Four residents, one fellow, and ten 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 30 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 2 rooms. The links below provide each presentation, abstract and PDF. 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 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 2024!
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!
Announcing the 2023 Scholarly Symposium Winners
First Place – Student – Neha Shankar
Technological and Educational Challenges with Integration of Telemedicine into Primary Care Practices during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Clinician Perspective– Lead Author: Neha Shankar, MS2 – VCU School of Medicine (Type of Project: Oral Presentation on Completed Scholarly Activity)
First Place – Resident – Mary Scourboutakos, MD
Breast Cancer Primary Prevention & Diet: A Review of the Dose-Response Relationship Between Various Foods/Nutrients and Risk for Breast Cancer – Lead Author: Mary Scourboutakos, MD, PGY-3, Eastern Virginia Medical School Family Medicine Residency Program (Type of Project: Oral Presentation on Completed Scholarly Activity)
Patient Goal Setting to Manage Chronic Conditions
Clues for Cluneal Neuropathy
The Impact of Nutrition on Substance Use Disorder: A Focus on Marijuana and Alcohol Use
Breast Cancer Primary Prevention & Diet: A Review of the Dose-Response Relationship Between Various Foods/Nutrients and Risk for Breast Cancer
Diagnosing and managing atopic dermatitis in patients with skin of color
Understanding Family Engagement and Motivation in a Stage 1 Obesity Intervention Program: CQI Project
Clinical Manifestation of Catatonia in a Pediatric Patient with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome and COVID-19: Case Report
Primary Care Clinician Attitudes Toward Phone-based vs. Video-based Telemedicine in Addressing Barriers to Patient Care
Technological and Educational Challenges with Integration of Telemedicine into Primary Care Practices during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Clinician Perspective
Flu Vaccination Rate Disparities: Using Rhode Island as a Model for Promoting Flu Vaccination
An atypical case of necrotizing pneumonia
Developing a Community Focused Toolkit to Address Spiking Opioid Mortality in Virginia
Identifying New Community Risk Factors for Opioid Mortality
Examining Leadership Styles for Effective Collaboration and Conflict Resolution in Interprofessional Healthcare Teams
Developing a Family Medicine Resident-Medical Student Mentor Program (RMSMP) that works