Annual Research Poster Presentation

Congratulations to the 2022 Research Poster Winners:

In the Resident Category, Dr. Connor Brunson of the MAHEC-Boone Family Medicine Residency Program won for the poster, “One in 36 Million: An Exceptional Case of Lyme Carditis.” Dr. Toria Knox, also of the MAHEC-Boone Program, finished as first runner up for the poster, “Cutaneous Metastasis of Stage IV Lobular Breast Cancer.”

For medical students, Grant O’Brien of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University won for the poster, “Improving HPV Vaccine Initiation in 9-10 Year Old Patients in a Residency-Based Pediatrics Clinic. XiXi Yi and Maxwell Kasmenn, students at the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, were first-runner up for, “Potential Cancer Screening Biomarker – Anti tNASP Antibodies Exploration in Prostate, Pancreatic and Ovarian Cancers.”



30th Annual Research Poster Presentation | 2023 

During the Academy’s Winter Family Physicians Weekend: November 30th - December 3rd, 2023 

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 11:59 pm, 9/17/2023.
  • Poster Artwork and Submission Form must be submitted by 11:59 pm, 9/17/2023. Please email Perry at with any submission issues. Note: No changes can be made for judging after the deadline.
  • Poster presenters must be present to win, posters should be displayed no later than 10:30 a.m., Fri. 12/1/23 
  • 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, 12/1 – 1:30 pm-2:00 pm and Saturday, 12/2 – 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.

Submit Posters Here