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Research Day
A Unique Event Promoting Family Medicine Research


Research Day

Saturday, March 18, 2017
PAFP & PSU Harrisburg Live CME Conference
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017
Submit via the Live CME Conference online registration

Researchers: carefully read our tips for presenters; guidelines and abstract format

Congratulations to the 2016 Research Day Winners!

Research Day began in 1989 and has grown to become a key place for students, residents, and family physicians to present their research to a supportive audience of their peers. Research Day in Pennsylvania provides a unique opportunity for future family physicians to keep practice-based research relevant throughout their career.

This is a unique forum for the entire continuum of family medicine professionals, from medical students to the experienced faculty member, to present original research. Participants meet, exchange experiences, theories, and research data as well as feedback from colleagues. Through the research presentations and poster sessions, Research Day supports all participants to refine their presentation techniques, research methodology, and earn continuing medical education credits.

Research Day objectives:

  • To foster research relationships among family physicians, residents, and medical students
  • To encourage practice-based research
  • To foster the development of research and presentation skills
  • To provide a forum in which physicians, residents, and medical students can present their research projects

Awards
Original presentations are grouped into three categories: medical student projects; resident projects; and practicing physician, faculty, and fellow projects. The presentations judged as "best" in each of the categories are awarded a $300 cash prize. In addition, the presenter judged "best overall" is awarded with the Marc Connelley, MD award. This award, initiated in 1991, honors the memory of PAFP member and past participant of Research Day, Marc Connelley, MD, who was killed while serving in the Persian Gulf War.

Poster awards include categorical awards in Quality Improvement and Case Study as well as traditional research design. 

Live CME

Research Day is a featured track in the PAFP's March Live CME Conference, bringing a larger, broader audience of more than 200 physicians to participate in the research presentations, the poster presentations, and the awards reception.


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