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Call for Presentations

Submission Deadline: September 13, 2021 (11:59 pm CDT)

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 2021 Annual STFM Meeting but you were unable to present, you are welcome to resubmit for the 2022 meeting. Please submit and include any interim updates. We will be happy to review and reconsider your work for acceptance for the 2022 STFM Annual Spring Conference.

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


We encourage proposal submissions in these content areas:

  • Educational innovations for training the workforce of the future
  • Family medicine’s leadership within our health care systems 
  • Antiracism training, education, and resources for medical students, residents, and   faculty 
  • Meeting the needs of rural and underserved communities through family medicine education 
  • Models of innovative family medicine health care teams, processes, and value-based payment systems 
  • Family medicine’s role in addressing social determinants of health and health disparities
  • Exemplary models of interprofessional training and interprofessional collaborative practice
  • Reducing administrative burden and improving well-being with processes and programs
  • Community partnerships and multi-institutional collaborations advancing diversity, equity and inclusion 
  • Education in LGBTQ+ Affirming Health Care
  • Advocacy and activism skills for family medicine educators and learners 
  • Competency based procedural training
  • Processes that support the growth of a diverse workforce 
  • Promoting student interest in family medicine 
  • Innovative approaches to meeting accreditation requirements 

We encourage presentations on best practices in these areas:

  • Fundamentals of precepting, curriculum development and learner evaluation
  • Care of infants, children, and adolescents 
  • Training, advocacy and care for people with disabilities
  • Medical care of persons with mental illness
  • Faculty and trainee career and leadership development 
  • Emerging technology in patient care and medical education 
  • Substance use disorder care and training principles
  • Maternity care 
  • Musculoskeletal medicine
  • Emergency preparedness and disaster response
  • Educational scholarship and quality improvement training


Message From the STFM President and Conference Chair

We find ourselves looking ahead to 2022 and we are ready to celebrate!  Joyful reunions, rediscovering connections and making new ones, and taking the time to share the ways in which Family Medicine shows resilience and resolve in the hardest of times. The 55th STFM Annual Spring Conference will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana April 30 – May 4, 2022.

We await your submissions that as always, help build the foundation of the STFM Annual Spring Conference.  We are looking for work that highlights the impact that Family Medicine has made for our communities and for the vulnerable populations that we serve. Similarly, we want to hear about projects that demonstrate the value of Family Medicine within the scope of the larger health care system. Finally, we invite submissions that show how we can move our specialty forward both in terms of anti-racism efforts and, training our learners to be future leaders.

We look forward to your submissions and to SEE YOU in person!

Please plan to join us in Indianapolis April 30- May 4, 2022.


Aaron Michelfelder MD
STFM President

Netra Thakur MD
STFM Program Committee Chair


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If you have questions about the submission process or the Annual Spring Conference, email or contact (800) 274-7928.