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Resident & Student Conference at the CONNECT FamMed Spring Summit
Saturday, March 3, 2018
The Westin Canal Place
New Orleans, LA


The LAFP will host a poster competition during the Resident & Student Track of the Spring Summit held at the The Westin Canal Place in New Orleans March 3-4, 2018. 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. Accepted submissions will be displayed during the Career Fair & Expo beginning Saturday, March 3, 2018 thru the evening Reception with Exhibitors where the winners will be announced. 


  • Put Time On Your Side! Utilization of Patient Forms to Improve Physician Time Management
    Anisha Turner, MD
    Family Medicine Residency Program at Shreveport at LSU Health Shreveport 
  • An Alternative in Abscess Management
    Candice Weiner-Johnson, MD; Leonard J; Schreeder M, Sternard B
    LSU Health Sciences Shreveport
    Will the Adopt A School Program Decrease Seventh Grade Student Interest in Tobacco Use?
  • Michelle Becnel, MD, Cory Lemoine, MD and Benjamin Levron, MD
    Advisors: Wayne Gravois, MD
    Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency
  • Analysis of Lynch Syndrome in Cajuns
    Alexandra Wolf, MD
    LSU Lafayette Family Medicine Residency 
  • Connecting Underserved Populations to Primary Care Through a Community-based Viral Screening Program
    Keanan McGonigle and Morris Kim
    Tulane University School of Medicine 
  • Bordetella Pertussis: When a Cough is More Than a Cough
    Shawnna Ogden, MD
    Advisors: Euil Luther, MD; Chezhiyan Murugesan, MD; and Umashankar Kandasamy, MD
    Department of Family Medicine Family Medicine Residency – Monroe 
  • Hypertriglyceridemia-induced Acute Pancreatitis
    Emily Davis, MDAdvisors: Kalyan Gonugunta, MD and Gyanendra Sharma, MD
    Department of Family Medicine Family Medicine Residency – Monroe
  • Hypovolemic Shock, Massive Transfusion Protocol and Vasopressors
    Dian Horton, MD
    LSUHSC Family Medicine Program – Kenner 
  • Metformin Associated Lactic Acidosis
    Joseph Oschwald, MD; Janice Hudson, MD; Muhammed Usman, MD; Samera Majeed, MD; Andrew Morris MD; Erwin Aguilar, PharmD, MSc, MPH
    LSUHSC Family Medicine Program – Kenner 
  • Ketoacidosis with Sodium-glucose Co-transporter 2 Inhibitors
    Matthew Hallowell, MD
    LSUHSC Family Medicine Program – Kenner



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 2018 Spring Summit to be held at the Westin Canal Place in New Orleans on Saturday, March 3, 2018 thru the Reception with Exhibitors that concludes at 7:00 p.m. that evening where displays displays will be presented and winners announced. 

Submission Requirements

  1. The subject of the poster presentation must be of value to family medicine and within the scope of family medicine. It may be based on course work or an extracurricular project.
  2. All projects must be completed at the time of application. The printed poster is not needed until Spring Summit, if accepted.
  3. Research projects from 2017 are eligible for submission that have not already been submitted to previous LAFP Poster Competitions. 
  4. Abstracts are encouraged but not required.

Instructions for Submission

The information listed below will be needed for your submission.

  1. Poster Title:
  2. Author Name(s):
  3. Contact Information:
  4. Short poster title (40 character maximum)
  5. Short abstract text (200 word maximum)
  6. Full abstract that includes the following: (is encouraged, but not required)
    1. Project description
    2. Objectives and purpose
    3. Methodology
    4. Results
    5. Conclusions


Poster judging is a two-tier process.

1. Application/Abstract

Application and abstracts will be peer-reviewed and judged on the following criteria:

  • Appropriateness and relevance to family medicine
  • The originality of the project
  • Clarity of the presentation
  • Validity of conclusions

2. On-site Poster Presentation

  • If accepted for presentation, poster authors will be invited to display their posters at the Career Fair & Expo at the Spring Summit (see display information below).
  • Authors will be required to staff their poster display during select exhibit hours at Spring Summit.
  • On-site judging will be held during the exhibition hours on Saturday, March 3 and announced at the Reception with Exhibitors from 5:00-7:00 p.m.


  • Entries accepted for presentation will be displayed in the Career Fair & Expo.
  • Displays will be limited to one side of a 4' x 8' tack board. The recommended poster size is 3' x 4'. Download the guidelines for creating and displaying successful posters.
  • 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, March 3, 2018.


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