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TAFP Research Poster Competition

TAFP’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit promotes scholarly activity by family medicine students, residents, and physicians; providing a unique opportunity to share research with the TAFP membership.

The competition is sponsored by the TAFP Foundation. The posters are designed to demonstrate a specific practice-based research activity, an evidenced-based review, or a case report (students only), with an emphasis on practice-based research. There are required elements for the abstract. 



Application process

Applications for the 2023 competition are now closed.

  • Medical student, resident physician, or physician TAFP/AAFP Member
  • Topic must be of value to and within the scope of family medicine

  • Primary research
  • Evidence-based review
  • Case report (students only)

  • Relevance to family medicine
  • Quality of study design
  • Appropriateness of data analysis
  • Strong conclusion

Application opens
Application closes
TAFP's abstract review process
Early September Applicants will be informed of acceptance status
Late September Final PDF poster submission deadline
OctoberTAFP’s judging process
Mid October
TAFP notifies participants of scoring results
Posters displayed at ASPCS

  • All research must be completed at the time of application.
  • Each abstract and poster will undergo a review process by family physicians. Applicants whose submissions have been accepted will be notified via email. Accepted entries must then submit PDF versions of their posters for winner determination.
  • Participants will print and provide the posters for on-site presentation at TAFP’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit on a TAFP-provided bulletin board surface. Please print your posters no larger than 46 inches x 46 inches. All posters must be set up by 9 a.m. on Saturday and remain on display until 5 p.m. Researchers must be present on site and are encouraged to stand by their poster during the Saturday afternoon poster viewing session.
  • Of the entries selected for display, the top three residents and top two physicians in both the Primary Research and Evidence-Based Review categories and the top two students in all three categories are awarded plaques. In addition, the resident winners receive cash prizes and the overall highest-scoring resident receives funding for travel to a national research conference.

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