Annual Research Poster Presentation

Congratulations to the 2023 Research Poster Winners:

In the Resident category there was a tie for first place. Scott MacBeth MD MSPH of the Atrium Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program won for the poster, “Colorectal Cancer Screening in the Hispanic Community, “¿Adónde va ese tubo?"” along with Richard Sun MD from the Cone Health Family Medicine Residency Program for his poster "Improving Developmental Screening Rates in a Family Medicine Residency Clinic".  Michael Steinbacher MD of the Atrium Health Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency placed as runner up for his poster, "“For Want of a Nail”: Tetanus Infection Case Report." 

In the Medical Student category, Kandis Fogleman MPH of UNC School of Medicine won for her poster, "Premedical School Variables and Interventions Associated with Physician Choice of Rural Primary Care Practice in the United States: A Systematic Review". There was a tie for runner up, Austin Coale of UNC School of Medicine tied with Xueqi Zhu and Kaylee Deardorff of UNC School of Medicine for their posters "Increasing Education for Better Shared Decision-Making Conversations for Prostate Cancer Screening" and "Assessing the Experiences of Transgender and Nonbinary Patients in a Family Medicine Residency Clinic" respectively. 




31st Annual Research Poster Presentation | 2024 

Awards will be presented during the Academy’s Winter Family Physicians Weekend: December 4th-8th, 2024 

Family Medicine Resident & Medical Students who are enrolled in accredited programs in the state of North Carolina, and who are Members of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, are eligible to participate.

Presentation & Guidelines

The NCAFP Foundation is interested in practice-based research, but presentations may address any topic relevant to family medicine.  Work-in-progress and case studies may also be submitted.   Submissions must be of original work, not yet published.  Projects previously presented at medical schools, “Research Days” or other similar events are acceptable.  Concurrent submissions to other conferences such as NAPCRG and STFM are considered legitimate and are in fact encouraged.

  • In order to participate in this contest you must be enrolled in a North Carolina family medicine residency program, or one of the five medical schools in North Carolina.
  • You must also be a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) / North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP). Non-member submissions will not be considered. Join at Once you join the AAFP you automatically become a member of the NCAFP.

Presentation Review & Judging

All submissions will be reviewed by physician members of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Research Committee.  Posters will be judged for awards PRIOR to the annual meeting.  Review will focus on:

  • Significance of findings for practicing family physicians
  • Quality of presentation of findings
  • Quality of methods used to generate findings

In instances in which the above criteria are judged not to apply, reviewers will seek to evaluate the extent to which the submitted presentation will be of interest to family physicians.

Poster Presentation Format

  • Online submission application deadline to be announced.
  • Poster Artwork and Submission Form must be submitted by deadline. Please email Perry at with any submission issues. Note: No changes can be made for judging after the deadline.
  • Poster presenters must be registered conference attendees and present to win. Posters should be displayed no later than 10:30 a.m., Fri. 12/6/24. Hanging posters is ther responsibility of the poster presenter.  
  • All accepted posters will be invited to be displayed at The Omni Grove Park Inn.  They will also be included on the Mobile Conference App.
    There are two specific times presenters will be asked to be at their poster to discuss their research:  Friday, 12/6 – 1:30 pm-2:00 pm and Saturday, 12/7 – 7:30 am-8:00 am.
  • Presenters are responsible for their own printing and hanging supplies (i.e. pushpins) to use on poster boards.
  • Posters should not be larger than the display board of 4′ x 8′, but they should be large enough to be adequately viewed. 
  • Poster artwork must be submitted in electronic PDF format.
  • Items submitted by the deadline are the items that will be considered in the judging process by the NCAFP Research Committee. 

Award Categories

Awards are given to promote research in the specialty and are reserved for submissions of exceptional quality.  An award of $400.00 will be given for the best presentation, and a $200.00 award for the runner-up presentation,  in each of the Family Medicine Resident and the Medical Student categories.


For questions please contact Perry Price at the NCAFP at or 919-980-5357.