Presenter Guidelines for Research Day 2023:
Deadlines at a glance:
| Abstract submission
||Monday, January 29, 2024
|Register online for Live CME Conference
||Friday, February 16, 2024
|Confirmation of acceptance
||Friday, February 23, 2024
|Submission of Oral Presentation PPT slides
||Friday, March 22, 2024
|Poster Size limit: 2ft X 4ft
|Attend Research Day event (full day)
||Saturday, April 6, 2024
|Researchers who fail to meet the above deadlines and requirements
will not be permitted to present.
* Scroll down this page for Tips: Building your BEST ABSTRACT
- Printed posters may not exceed 2' X 4' in size.
- Any oversized posters will not be permitted and will be disqualified.
- PLEASE check your poster AT THE PRINTER before bringing it to Research Day.
Presenters who fail to meet the above deadlines and requirements will not be permitted to present.
Presenter Details for Oral Presentations:
- Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, January 29, 2024
- Notification of acceptance expected by: Friday, February 23, 2024
Register online for the LIVE CME CONFERENCE by: Friday, February 16, 2024
- Submit final slides to Molly Talley by Friday, March 22, 2024.
- Researchers who fail to meet the above deadlines will not be able to present.
- Oral presentations spots are limited, so our Research Day planning committee reviews submissions and selects only the strongest for presentation. Those oral presentation submissions not selected for the conference will be invited to present a poster instead. If you're invited to present a poster, see above for poster deadlines and specs.
- Oral presentations will run concurrently with the conference didactic sessions Saturday, April 22, 2023. Oral presentations will be scheduled for a 20-minute block: 15 minute presentation with 5 minute Q&A.
- Oral presentations are eligible for $300 cash prizes for best in category and an additional $300 for best overall research presentation.
Awards Recognition for Posters
First place posters will be selected for each of the following categories: Research Design, Quality Improvement Project, Case Study, Community Health Project and NEW: Innovative Curriculum Design. Consult guidelines for your project category for abstract structure standards and scoring rubric.
PAFP Judging Rubric for Oral Presentations
Tips: Building your Best Abstract
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 separate online event registration form. Presenters must be registered for the Live CME Conference 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.