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Don't Miss These Networking and Optional Events

Monday, August 24, 5–6 pm
Meeting of STFM Collaborative Chairs and Board of Directors  
At this meeting, collaborative chairs will meet their STFM Board liaisons and learn more about resources available to STFM Collaboratives.

Monday, August 24, 6–6:30 pm
Conference Orientation 
Join your conference attendees, as well as STFM Board and committee members, as we preview the 2020 conference and all that it has to offer! This is a fun, informal, open forum for questions and networking.

Monday, August 24, 6:45–8 pm 
STFM Annual Poetry and Prose Contest and Reading
The STFM Ethics and Humanities Collaborative is excited to announce the 2020 STFM Annual Poetry and Prose Contest. The theme of this year’s contest is “The Footsteps of Family Medicine: Expressions of Journeys Past, Present and Future”

Entries are limited to one entry per category. The three submission categories are:

  • Prose—can be in the form of a story, narrative, or essay and should be limited to 1000 words
  • Poetry—can be in any form
  • Other short writing—can include 55 word stories, haiku, 7-word stories, or cartoons with captions

First and second place will be awarded in each category. The first and the second place prize in each category is $50 per prize. Entries are due February 17. Winners will be announced March 2. Learn how to submit at

Winning pieces will be on display at the 2020 STFM Annual Spring Conference, and awardees will have the opportunity to read their work at the Annual Poetry and Prose Reading on Saturday, May 2 from 6:45-8 pm. A congratulatory letter will be sent to the winner’s chair and/or dean.

Tuasday, August 25, 4:30–6 pm
Awards Celebration

Tuasday, August 25, 6–7 pm
Opening Reception 
Celebrate the opening of the conference, and meet our 2020 conference partners!

Wednesday, August 26, 4, 7–10:15 pm
STFM Foundation Trivia Night
Reception and Check-in: 7-8 pm;
Event: 8-10:15 pm

If you like trivia, you will not want to miss the first annual Trivia Night, the STFM event of the year! Teams comprised of ten individuals compete in this fun and challenging game of knowledge. Table sponsorships are $500 and accommodate ten team members. “Round” sponsorships are $1,500 and include a table for ten team members. Individual participants each receive two free drink tickets, dessert and a chance to win fabulous door prizes. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team at the end of the evening. Teams are already forming, so be sure to get your team registered quickly by contacting Mindy Householder

All proceeds of this years event benefit the STFM Foundation URM initiative. Thank you American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine for your generosity as the title sponsor of Trivia Night.

Thursday, August 27, 6:30 am
STFM Foundation Marathonaki Fun Run/Walk
Socialize with colleagues, get some exercise, and raise money for the STFM Foundation at the STFM Foundation Marathonaki Fun Run and Walk. We are suggesting a $50 tax deductible donation. However, you are not required to donate to participate. All walkers and runners will receive a commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last)!

Thursday, August 27, 8 pm
STFM Movie Night 
Join colleagues for the annual movie night to view a documentary of relevance to family medicine. The movie will be followed by audience discussion and reflection with a moderator and special guests.

Thursday, Augst 27, 9 pm–Midnight
Annual Spring Conference Dance Party 
Celebrate with new and familiar conference friends on the dance floor, and bring your requests for one of SLC’s best DJs!

STFM Collaborative and Special Project Team Meetings

These meetings are open to all members who would like to get involved. A final listing of meetings will be included in the conference Final Program as well as in the conference app.

  • Wedesday, August 26, 12:30-1:30 pm
    (Lunch On Your Own)—This is the open "wellness" afternoon for all attendees. (No audiovisual equipment will be available) 

  • Thursday, August 27 at 12:15-1:30 pm
    Boxed Lunch

  • Friday, August 28 at 7-7:45 am
    Breakfast Roundtable Meetings (No audiovisual equipment will be available)

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Leawood, KS 66211





August 24-28 (rescheduled): STFM Annual Spring Conference

September 13-15: STFM Conference on Practice & Quality Improvement




March 27-May 31: Free Access to Residency Curriculum Resource for All Family Medicine Residency Programs

May 31-June 26: Application Period for STFM Foundation Student Scholarships

June 1: Applications Due for the H Winter Griffith Resident Award

June 1: Nominations Due for the FPM Award for Practice Improvement

June 16: Proposals Due for the Conference on Medical Student Education