This year is different. Your patients need you. Your community needs you.
And your family medicine colleagues need you, too.
Because an inclusive and safe off-site conference isn't possible in the current environment, your STFM Board of Directors made the decision to cancel the August 24-28, 2020 Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah and create the first ever virtual STFM Annual Conference. Engaging speakers, innovative sessions, and inspiring poster presentations will now be as close as your nearest device. Jump from clinic to sessions in a flash, and engage with friends and colleagues during invigorating online discussions.
What Should I Expect?
At this year's virtual STFM Annual Conference, you can expect to share knowledge and ideas with hundreds of family medicine colleagues through interactive and collaborative platforms, such as:
- Virtual general sessions, including question and answer sessions, and opportunities to gain knowledge, skills, and tools to become a better educator
- Engaging online sessions where you’ll hear about new ideas and interventions, along with some question and answer sessions
- Online Poster Hall where you can view innovative ideas in family medicine education and research
- Virtual networking opportunities that provide creative ways for you to share, collaborate, and connect with other attendees
Lead presenters should expect to receive a separate email in the coming weeks with details about creating their virtual presentations.
If you have already registered for the in-person annual conference, STFM will refund your conference and preconference registration fees within the next 30 days.
Information about the new virtual conference, including registration information, will be sent to you by email in the coming weeks. The virtual conference will take place August 24-27, 2020.
Hotel Reservation Refunds
The Grand and Little America Hotels will automatically cancel all hotel reservations within the STFM block without charges or penalties. If you have questions about your hotel reservation, please contact the hotel directly at 800.437.5288.
- Sharing successful local educational programs in advocacy, health equity, diversity, resident scholarship, and interprofessional practice and education
- Stimulating and retaining student interest in family medicine
- Developing the primary care workforce
- Addressing wellness to include self-care and resiliency
- Achieving the Quadruple Aim of better outcomes, better value, improved population health, and better experience for provider and patients
- Building, practicing, and teaching in the patient-centered medical home
- Emerging technologies that positively impact training programs, research, and quality of care
- Meeting program accreditation requirements
- Developing policy to advance graduate medical education (Medicare, VA, etc.), primary care research funding/infrastructure, and workforce development (Title VII)
- Promoting faculty development and interest in academic family medicine
- Teaching skills for medical educators (feedback, direct observation, effective clinical and procedural teaching, mentoring, etc.)