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Session Formats

This conference offers a variety of session formats to satisfy differing needs. Here is a brief overview of the sessions available for your participation:

Workshops: 120-minute task-oriented, small-group educational sessions

Seminars: 90-minute didactic presentations with audience discussion

Symposia: 90-minute sessions on collaborative work from multiple institutions or departments with a moderator organizing a brief presentation to stimulate focused discussion by participants.

Lecture-Discussions: 45-minute didactic presentations, with discussion; two lectures are paired and offered consecutively in a 90-minute session.

 Completed and In-Progress Research Projects: 15-20 minute Professional Education Experience Review (PEER) sessions

Hot Topic Sessions: 45-90 minute sessions with topics and presenters selected based on the current need of the discipline

Poster Presentations: Visual presentations with an informal information exchange; attendees can peruse the posters and speak with the presenters. 90-minutes total, during three refreshment breaks

Special Topic Breakfasts: 60-minute, informal presentations to share experiences, ideas, problems, or solutions; leaders briefly present material and facilitate discussion. Limit 10 participants per table.

Common Interest Breakfasts: 60-minute, informal discussions by STFM Groups to share experiences and ideas about common topics in family medicine education. Group Chair(s) facilitate discussion. Limit 10 participants per table.

Session Tracks:

This year’s conference is incorporating educational tracks for various health care professionals. Search for the following codes:

  • Coordinators: [COORD]
  • Medical Students: [STU]
  • Community Preceptors: [PRE]
  • Medical Student Educator’s Development Institute: [MSEDI]

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