Guidelines for Abstract Submission
All submissions are made via the online abstract submission form for PAFP Research Day. When prompted, researchers will enter information related to their project. Please complete all of these fields. All presenters must also register for the Live CME Conference via online event registration form. Presenters must be registered for the Live CME Conference (or "Research Day Only") for their projects to be considered for the event.
Consult guidelines for your project category for abstract structure standards and
The submission form for abstracts limits the length to 300 words. Make sure you’ve thoroughly edited and proofread your abstract prior to pasting in the text box.
Do not use all caps.
Avoid the use of medical jargon and excessive reliance on abbreviations.
Do select your words carefully – your selection is based on this information!
Take care when composing your title. Be descriptive, compelling.
Make the case for your project – why is it important?
Read other abstracts.
Use an active voice in present tense for the statement of the question (hypothesis) and conclusion.
Proof your work – and have others join in this process.
Read the instructions and follow them.
Guidelines for Presentations
PAFP Judging rubric for presentations
Presentations are allotted 20-minute time slots; 15 minutes for the presentation and 5 for Q&A. Moderator judges in each presentation room will ensure presenters stay on schedule.
Cash awards of $300 for Best Research Presentation will be granted in each category: Faculty/Fellow/Physician, Resident, Student, and Best Overall.
Presenters will be expected to submit their PowerPoint presentations to firstname.lastname@example.org via email prior to Research Day on or before Friday, March 1, 2019 (no exceptions). There is no time on site to make slide updates or to load presentations to the conference laptop. Presenters who do not meet this deadline will not be able to present.
Guidelines for Posters: Size limit: 2' X 4'
Poster presentations will be displayed in the conference refreshment break area, where authors are expected to be available during the designated poster presentation time periods to answer questions about their projects. Posters must not exceed 2'X4' in size. Two posters will be displayed on each side of the poster display boards. PAFP will provide thumb tacks. Recognition will be granted for first place poster in the following categories: research, quality improvement project, case study, community project.