There are two (2) separate COMPETITIONS for abstract submissions: Identify which competition is appropriate for your research project then select one of the categories under that competition in which to submit your abstract.

1. NON-PUBLISHED / PRESENTED ABSTRACTS

  • Factual abstracts reported on completed, unpublished original research.

CATEGORIES: Choose one.

PLEASE NOTE: CASE REPORTS ARE LIMITED TO ONE SUBMISSION PER PRIMARY AUTHOR

CLINICAL INVESTIGATION – relates to direct patient care, clinical trials and/or health services delivery. Learn more…

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH – study of the content and effectiveness of educational interventions pertinent to medical students, residents, faculty, practicing physicians, interdisciplinary care teams and includes rigorous evaluation process. Learn more…

CASE REPORT– a rare or undefined clinical occurrence or approach to diagnosis/treatment that adds to the current knowledge base. Learn more…

2. PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED / PRESENTED ABSTRACTS

  • Original work that has already been presented at the national or international level.

  • Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication in a peer reviewed journal.

  • Research not previously presented at a USAFP meeting.

  • Abstracts judged to be meritorious and of importance to military family physicians will be invited to present at the Annual Meeting. No award is given in this category.

CATEGORIES: Choose one.

CLINICAL INVESTIGATION – relates to direct patient care, clinical trials and/or health services delivery.
Submit Your Research Application and Abstract Now.

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH – study of the content and effectiveness of educational interventions pertinent to medical students, residents, faulty, practicing physicians, interdisciplinary care teams and includes rigorous evaluation process.
Submit Your Research Application and Abstract Now.

CASE REPORT – a rare or undefined clinical occurrence or approach to diagnosis/treatment that adds to the current knowledge base.
Submit Your Research Application and Abstract Now.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

  • Applicants and primary authors must be members of the USAFP. If not a current USAFP member, please call 1-800-274-2237 or email contactcenter@aafp.org.Verification of AAFP Membership Number for application / abstract submission process is required.

  • All members of the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians are eligible to submit an abstract for consideration — this includes medical students who have assisted in developing a research project in conjunction with a mentoring physician and also including retired and reserve physicians who are in the “adjunct member” category.

  • Primary authors are expected to submit and present their research.

  • Research cannot be submitted in two different categories in the same year.

  • Exluding title, headings, and author information submission abstracts are limited to no more than 300 words.

HOW TO SUBMIT

All submissions must be submitted online through the appropriate form based on the submission category and by the posted deadline. Upon submitting you will be alerted with a green notification box for a successful submission or a red notification box for an error or incomplete submission that requires you to resubmit.

SUBMISSION QUESTIONS

Dianne Reamy – direamy@vafp.org

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission Deadline – 1 October 2022 Noon EST.  Abstracts must be completed and submitted prior to the NOON EST deadline in order to qualify for the competition.

Acceptance Notification – 15 November 2022