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Call for Presentations

Submission Deadline: Extended to September 21, 2020

STFM welcomes submissions from the entire family medicine faculty care team—physicians, medical assistants, physician assistants, residents, students, health educators, coordinators, and administrators. We also encourage submissions from our STFM Collaboratives.

Note: If your work was accepted for the 2020 Annual STFM Meeting but you were unable to present, you are welcome to resubmit for the 2021 meeting in New Orleans. Please submit and include any interim updates. We will be happy to review and reconsider your work for acceptance for the 2021 STFM annual meeting.

At this time we are optimistically hoping for an in-person 2021 STFM Annual Spring Conference. We also need to plan for a virtual meeting option if deemed necessary by STFM leadership for the safety and practicality of all members. In order to accommodate all scenarios, please be aware that your submission may need to be presented virtually. We will keep you updated on the status of the 2021 Annual Spring Conference, but in the meantime, your flexibility is greatly appreciated. We look forward to reviewing your contributions.

Before Starting Your Submission:
Take a look at these resources developed by the STFM Program Committee


General Instructions:

  1. Submissions must meet all the requirements of the proposed category. Review the submission categories at the right. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.
  2. Do not submit the same proposal in more than one category.
  3. Acknowledgment of receipt of submissions will be emailed automatically after you complete your submission.
  4. ALL PRESENTERS MUST PAY THE REGISTRATION FEE. In addition, no honoraria or travel expense reimbursement will be provided for any presenter submitting through the call for presentations.
  5. Presenters may not use any conference presentation to market products or services; partnerships are available for that purpose.
  6. Every presenter, lead and secondary, will be required to complete a faculty disclosure form indicating any financial arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that may have a direct interest in the subject matter of the continuing medical education presentation


Submissions Are Encouraged on the Following Topics:

  • Models of innovative family medicine health care teams, processes and value-based payment systems
  • Family medicine leading in our health care systems
  • Family medicine education workforce meeting the needs of rural and other underserved communities.
  • Exemplary models of interprofessional training and interprofessional collaborative practice
  • Processes and programs that reduce administrative burden and improve well-being at the personal and systems level
  • Training in rigorous assessment of educational tools, methods, and programs
  • Anti-racism and health equity
  • Social determinants of health education, training and resources for medical students, residents, and faculty
  • Advocacy skills for family medicine educators and learners
  • Processes that support growth of a diverse workforce
  • Family medicine that achieves the Quadruple Aim: better care, better health, lower cost and team wellness
  • Promoting student interest in family medicine
  • Integrating scholarship into faculty development and promoting interest in academic family medicine

We also invite presentations that describe best practices in the following:

  • Leadership development of residents and junior faculty
  • Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents
  • Teaching skills for medical educators
  • Emerging technology in patient care and medical education
  • Maternity Care
  • Innovative approaches to meeting accreditation requirements
  • Emergency preparedness and disaster response
  • Collaboration between academic institutions and public health infrastructure

STFM welcomes submissions from the faculty, researchers, coordinators, residents, and students, as well as our STFM Collaboratives

We also encourage submissions from our STFM Collaboratives.

If your work was accepted for the 2020 Annual STFM Meeting but you were unable to present, you are welcome to resubmit for the 2021 meeting in New Orleans.  Please submit and include any interim updates. We will be happy to review and reconsider your work for acceptance for the 2021 Annual STFM Meeting.



Message From the STFM President and Conference Chair

These past few months have been an incredible test of our personal and professional lives. We have marched forward, dug in and quickly adapted in ways that are true to who we are in Family Medicine, as educators and as learners. With that fighting spirit in mind, we are planning for the time when we can all meet again.

The 54th STFM Annual Spring Conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana May 1-5, 2021 and we look forward to seeing you there! Now more than ever, the STFM 2021 Annual Spring Conference will be the opportunity to learn from, connect with and support one another. STFM values the Annual Conference as a place to reunite with friends and colleagues and develop new collaborations as well.

We look forward to your submissions that reflect your hard work and innovation and build the core of the conference. We will also plan to offer fun activities and scheduled free time to help restore your energy and give you a chance to explore the vibrant host city.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us—New Orleans May 1-5, 2021!

Tricia Elliott, MD, STFM President

Netra Thakur, MD, Conference Chair, STFM Annual Spring Conference and Chair, STFM Program Committee

Submission Categories


If you have questions about the submission process or the Annual Spring Conference, email or contact 800.274.7928.