27th Annual Research Poster Presentation

27th Annual Research Poster Presentation: Virtual in 2020

During the Academy’s Winter Family Physicians Weekend: December 3–6, 2020

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 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.

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, 10/1/2020.
  • Poster artwork must be submitted in electronic PDF or PowerPoint format to by 11:59 pm, October 1st.
  • Items submitted by the deadline are the items that will be considered in the judging process by the NCAFP Research Committee. 
  • All accepted posters will be displayed on the NCAFP Conference Mobile App.
  • Other details may be added, the NCAFP continues to assess options for this virutal research poster presentation event. 

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.

Submit 2020 Poster Entry Here

For questions please contact Greg Griggs at the NCAFP office via or 919-833-2110.