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Meeting of STFM Collaborative Chairs and Board of Directors
Saturday, April 29    5-6 pm

At this meeting, Collaborative Chairs will meet their STFM Board Liaisons and learn more about resources available to STFM Collaboratives.

STFM Annual Poetry and Prose Contest and Reading
Saturday, April 29   6:45–8 pm

The STFM Ethics and Humanities Collaborative is excited to announce the 2023 STFM Annual Poetry and Prose Contest. The theme of this year's contest is "[Wisdom and Wordcraft: Stories of Healers and Their Art]."
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 for each category. The first and the second place prize in each category is $50 each. 

Winning pieces will be on display at the STFM Annual Spring Conference and awardees will have the opportunity to read their works at the Annual Poetry and Prose Reading.  A congratulatory letter will be sent to their Chair and/or Dean. Entries are due February 17. Winners to be announced prior to the Annual Spring Conference. Learn how to submit at

2023 STFM Awards Program and Welcome Reception—Celebrating Our Shining Stars
Sunday, April 30   4-6:30 pm
Gather your friends and colleagues and join us for a celebration of STFM members who exemplify the very best in our discipline. We will honor their contributions to family medicine education and recognize the positive difference they have made in the lives of their learners, colleagues, and patients, as well as the communities in which they live and serve. Come participate in the fun, energy, and music—you are sure to be moved by the creativity and commitment of the awardees. Our conference Welcome Reception with our conference partners immediately follows to keep the celebration going.

Authors Showcase
Sunday, April 30 from 5:30-6:30 pm
The Authors Showcase is a great opportunity for authors share their published works with hundreds of colleagues in a showcase setting. This is an exclusive opportunity open only to current members of STFM who have authored books or other resources (mobile apps, software, and e-books are in scope). Space is limited to no more than 15 authors.

STFM Movie Night: "Fire in the Blood" With Discussion Facilitated by the Global Health Educators Collaborative
Sunday, April 30 from 7-9 pm
JW Marriott (510 Water Street) in the Hillsborough room

STFM Collaboratives and Special Project Teams Meetings
STFM Collaboratives will have several opportunities to meet at the 2023 Annual Spring Conference. These meetings are open to all members who would like to get involved. A final list of meetings with dates/times will be provided in the Final Program. A Full list of available meetings/time will be listed here at a later date.

STFM Foundation Marathonaki Fun Run/Walk
Monday, May 1  from 6:15-7:15 am
Socialize with colleagues, get some exercise, and raise money for the STFM Foundation at the STFM Foundation Marathonaki Run/Walk.  We suggest a $50 tax deductible donation, which includes a t-shirt. However, you are not required to donate to participate.

STFM Foundation “Medipalooza”
Monday, May 1  from   7:30-11 pm
(A fundraiser for the STFM Foundation)

Join emcees Julie Schirmer, LCSW and Alex Brown, PhD for an evening of games, activities, live & silent auction items, and dancing to tunes by DJ Xplicid, a two-time Super Bowl Performer and nationally syndicated radio mixer. Learn new dance moves from some of STFM’s finest teachers; Krys Foster, MD, MPH, and Stacey Gardner-Buckshaw, PhD, MPA —this is an event you won’t forget! To learn more and to purchase a Bronze sponsorship (10 tickets) or Individual tickets, visit:

STFM Foundation Legacy Lunch & Learn—Creating a Wellness Plan for Your Financial Life    
Tuesday, May 2 from 12:30-1:30 pm

Join Stephen Dunbar III, JD, CLU, Executive Vice President, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Financial Consultant, Equitable Advisors as he discusses how to get started with a savings plan, maximizing benefits from a retirement plan, insurance, estate planning and tax planning. Stephen is a recognized thought leader, an in-demand speaker, and a contributor to numerous publications including Yahoo Finance, USA Today, Kiplinger, and  

(No Fee; Powered by the STFM Foundation; Bring a boxed lunch with you to the presentation!)

New Faculty Scholars Presentations   (Powered by the STFM Foundation) 

Designed to be a catalyst for developing future STFM and academic family medicine leaders. The New Faculty Scholars program provides one year of coaching, learning, and networking opportunities both with senior leadership and other new faculty. Program funded by STFM Foundation. For more about the program go to this link. To view these scholars’ presentations, use the track designation (NFS) when you search for sessions online.

Wellness Afternoon—Optional Activities
Monday, May 1 from 2-4 pm

“Tampa Art Museum – Visual Thinking Strategies Tour”
Jeffrey Ring, PhD, facilitator

This elective session will include a visit to the Tampa Art Museum where we will look at art together according to the Visual Thinking Strategies approach (VTS). 

As detailed in the article, the integration of medical humanities in resident education provides a rich, often enjoyable and refreshing experience for exploring the power of seeing with sustained attention, deep reflection, communal listening and team bonding, and the development of empathy.  The VTS teaching methodology invites all participants to express their opinions of an artistic piece, receive positive affirmations for their contributions, value the contributions of others to deeper seeing what may not be initially visible, and to sustain attention on the artistic work.

This 2-hour session includes the viewing of art followed by debriefing and explaining the VTS approach, along with a conversation about applications to teaching.  The final half hour provides an opportunity for participants to visit other parts of the museum on their own or in small groups, and to practicing looking at art as we had done together as a group.  

Location: Tampa Art Museum, Cornelia Corbett Center, 120 Gasparilla Plaza  (just one mile from the STFM conference hotels.)  Transportation to/from the museum is NOT included.   
Price: $20
Participant Limit:  25

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Mother’s Room
The conference will provide a quiet and secure space for mothers to nurse and/or pump during the conference. More details will be available at the conference registration desk.

Photo/Video Permission
We will be taking photos and video throughout this conference. By attending, you give STFM permission to use images taken at the conference in any electronic or printed communications by STFM for any advertising and promotional purposes. You agree to release STFM and their employees, agents, and designees from liability for any violation of any personal or proprietary right you may have in connection with such use

Do You Have an Open Faculty Position to Fill?
STFM’s Spring 2023 Positions and Opportunities Book is aligned with leading family medicine journals and ad opportunities on The P&O Book provides a prime location for listing your open positions. The Spring P&O Book will be emailed to all STFM Annual Spring Conference attendees as well as all STFM members. Thousands of recipients will be able to immediately view and respond to your job listing. Several advertising options are available. To place your ad or for more information call Matthew Dastoli at or (518) 935-4613 ext 1060 and ask for Family Medicine Careers/Family Medicine Journal Advertising.

Need More Information or Have Questions?
Contact STFM at 800.274.7928, or Email