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Resident & Student Poster Competition


The LAFP will host a poster competition during our 76th Annual Assembly and Exhibition that will be held on July 22, 2023 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.  The purpose of the competition is to profile our family medicine residents and students, provide a venue to share research activities and encourage networking among our medical students, residents and active members. The deadline to submit posters for consideration is June 15, 2023.

Important Dates

 January 11, 2023


Online Submissions Open

 June 15, 2023


Deadline for Submissions

 July 19, 2023 


Poster submission must arrive at the Roosevelt Hotel 

 July 20 - 22, 2023


Poster Displayed in Exhibit Hall at Annual Assembly, The Roosevelt Hotel

New Orleans

July 22, 2023


Poster Competition Judging - Exhibit Hall

July 22, 2023


Poster Competition Awards, Orpheum


To enter the LAFP poster competition, medical students and family medicine residents must be:

  1. Currently enrolled in an ACGME/AOA accredited residency program or LCME/COCA accredited medical school.
  2. An active member in good standing of the Louisiana Academy Family Physicians and of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  3. Willing to attend the 2023 Annual Assembly to be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans on Saturday, July 22, 2023 and be present at their displays during select hours for judging and the presentation of awards.
  4. All projects must be completed at the time of application. The printed poster is not needed until Annual Assembly. 
  5. Research projects from 2022 are eligible for submission unless submitted in the 2022 Virtual Research Poster Contest.
  6. The subject of the poster presentation may be based on coursework or an extracurricular activity.


  • Research: Summarize the results of a well-defined basic or clinical research project, including a hypothesis, dependent and independent variables, tests for measures of association, succinct discussion of data, etc.  All work should be original.  Projects may involve observational or interventional studies. 
  • Clinical Inquiry: Present a clinical scenario with discussion of an actual patient presentation or review current evidence-based recommendations for a clinical topic.  A clinical case presentation must include an introduction, case description, and discussion of current practice guidelines for management of the patient.  An evidence-based review need not be based on an actual patient presentation but must provide a systematic review of the current best research evidence to answer a clinical question.  The presentation should provide an evidence-based answer on a topic relevant to family medicine and common in everyday practice and include an evidence summary, recommendations from others, and clinical commentary.  
  • Community Project: Describe personal experience working on a community-based initiative to improve the health of a specific population (e.g., providing adolescent AIDS education, working with school nurses to develop asthma action plans, establishing a health care program for the homeless, etc.).  Student/resident applicant(s) must have served in a leadership role in the planning and execution of the project.  The description should include an evaluation of the project.  
  • Educational Program: Describe an educational program or curricular innovation that has been evaluated for its impact on medical student or resident raining.  Student/resident applicant(s) must have played a substantive role in the creation, implementation and/or evaluation of the target program.  This may have been done in collaboration with faculty.  An applicant(s) needs to state specifically the role he/she played in the program.

Electronic Submission Requirements

The information listed below will be needed for your submission.
  1. Poster Title
  2. Author Name(s)
  3. Contact Information - First and Last Name of the primary author
  4. AAFP ID Number(s)
  5. Designation – MD or DO
  6. Personal Email
  7. Cell Phone Number
  8. Head Shot
  9. Short personal bio profile

Poster authors are highly encouraged to staff their posters Saturday, July 22, 2023, for the on-site judging and presentation of awards.

Display Requirements

  • The posters must be sturdy for display on an easel provided by the LAFP.
  • Entries accepted for presentation will be displayed in the CME Room and LAFP Exhibit Hall.
  • The recommended poster size is 3’ x 4’.
  • Costs associated with travel, printing, shipping, etc will be the responsibility of the authors.


  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded on Saturday, July 22, 2023.

Only complete poster submissions will be accepted and entered into the contest. A complete poster submission includes the nine items listed above.  Entries  for consideration should be emailed to Lee Ann Albert:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before June 15, 2023 as a pdf copy of the poster, head shot and short personal bio.  Please contact Lee Ann with any questions: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or cell:  225.301.1947.

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