Family Medicine Midwest - Call for Abstracts

Family Medicine Midwest - 2021 Virtual Conference, September 9-11, 2021

The Family Medicine Midwest Education Planning Committee invites physicians, residents, students, and fellows to submit abstracts for the 2021 Virtual Family Medicine Midwest Conference. We look forward to receiving your submission and continuing to learn from each other when we virtually come together in September.

Important Dates

Deadline for ALL abstract submissions – June 1, 2021 at 11:59pm CST 
Notification of acceptance – Week of July 12, 2021
Conference - September 9-11, 2021

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Tips on a good submission:

A good abstract conveys the most important, most interesting information to an attendee who may not know anything about the subject. It invites people to your session or poster, even those who may be new to the field. A good abstract clearly states what session attendees will learn and how. In general, abstracts should follow the format of background, methods, results, and conclusions.

A good proposal describes the need for the session concisely. It articulates the reasons for the session and explains how the learners will spend their time. Good proposals will demonstrate an understanding of and response to the learners’ needs, reference pertinent literature, and explain the session agenda.

Teaching Methods

Please review the following teaching methods and select the format that best represents how you would develop and deliver your presentation.

Seminar (30-minute session)
Purpose: To share practical information and methods that enhance healthcare delivery, medical education, community outreach, practice quality improvement, or areas of family medicine. Seminars should include a combination of educational presentation and active involvement of participants. Preference will be given to presentations that maximize use of learning time and those that actively involve the learners. Audience participation is required; question and answer alone is not sufficient. Preference will be given to seminar topics and projects that have been evaluated. Abstracts should include the following sections: background, methods, results, and conclusions.

Presentation of scholarship (15-minute session)
Purpose: To present about research, scholarship, curricular design, clinical programs, community outreach, quality improvement or other projects of interest to family medicine. All projects should be completed and include an evaluation component. Abstracts and submissions should include the following sections: background, methods, results, and conclusions.

Innovative ideas (5-minute session)
Purpose: To present a creative idea to improve healthcare or medical education and to foster collaboration and connection among conference attendees. The innovative ideas session will feature multiple presenters who will each have 5 minutes to present an innovative idea. These ideas do not need to be works-in-progress, papers, or anything more than a bright idea. Presenters will be limited to a single-slide format. Abstracts should include the following sections: background (why is this important?) and proposed idea.

Poster (15 minute session)
Purpose: To present an innovative project involving research, scholarship, curricular design, clinical programs, community outreach, quality improvement or other projects of interest to family medicine. Patient case presentations will not be accepted. All projects should include an evaluation component, and the abstracts and posters should include the following sections: background, methods, results, and conclusions. There are two types of poster submissions:

Completed project poster: This involves a project with a completed evaluation and available data at the time of the submission.

Developing project poster: This involves an ongoing project with a well-developed plan but ongoing evaluation and incomplete data. Submissions should discuss planned evaluation approach and preliminary results if available.

Questions regarding abstracts or your submission?  Please contact Sara Ortega at [email protected]