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Call for Presentation Proposals

Submission Deadline: June 12, 2023

We look forward to your submissions! Presentations that allow students to take the lead, and those that demonstrate collaboration between institutions and professions are highly valued. We are looking for submissions that are engaging and encourage audience participation. We hope for both “bread-and butter” submissions that build the foundation for high-quality teaching, as well as innovative and creative submissions. We also are looking forward to submissions that are geared toward coordinators and other vital team members.

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.



Submissions are encouraged in these topic areas:

  • Increasing URM educators and students in family medicine
  • Reducing bias in assessment and evaluation
  • Competency-based medical education
  • Health equity and social determinants of health education
  • Incorporating anti-racism curricular changes
  • Improving well-being at the personal and systems level
  • Recruiting and retaining community preceptors
  • Advocacy skills for faculty and learners
  • Teaching strategies that incorporate virtual components
  • Assessing professionalism for students
  • Novel strategies/recruitment programs to engage students in Family Medicine
  • Innovations in medical education
  • Preparing students for the match
  • Family medicine coordinator best practices and innovations
  • Use of artificial intelligence in medical education
  • Making the business case for FM within your institution
  • Future of family medicine: eg, scope of practice, advocating for the specialty
  • Exploration of career opportunities within family medicine: eg, direct primary care, academic, private practice
  • Faculty development topics:g., curriculum development, giving feedback, teaching in the clinical setting, leadership development, conflict management, project management, educational scholarship/research, mentoring, promotion, struggling learners and remediation
  • Teaching clinical topics: eg, impact of climate change, trauma-informed care, behavioral health, addiction/MAT, gender affirming care, reproductive health, lifestyle medicine, POCUS, chronic disease management, disease prevention, population health, quality improvement

Your submission will be reviewed using these criteria:

  • Topic is relevant to medical student education
  • Clear objectives—problem statement is clear
  • Originality and innovation—practical application
  • Amount of content is appropriate for time allowed
  • Content of proposed presentation (teaching methods clear, likely to meet objectives, adequate breadth of coverage)
  • Proposal is clearly written and well-organized
  • Audience involvement
  • Duration of experience/evaluation of effectiveness 

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Chair's Message

Marisyl de la Cruz, MD
2024 Conference Chair

It is an honor and privilege to be the chair for the 2024 STFM MSE Conference. We invite you to join us for this year’s conference in Atlanta, Georgia from Feb 8–11, 2024. We are looking forward to coming together again as a STFM community.

I was thrilled to be back in person for the 2023 conference in New Orleans, and it was an exhilarating experience to learn, connect, and build relationships together again. We had an incredible turnout for this past year’s conference—the 2023 attendance numbers were our second highest in history for this meeting. We had 645 attendees, which included 130 students and 102 coordinators!

Despite life’s many competing demands and priorities, I always enjoy being able to take time each year to attend the MSE conference. It reminds me of this amazing community that is here to support one another.  It reminds me of why I have chosen academic family medicine. It reminds me of the importance of inspiring the next generation of family physicians. This conference is a wonderful opportunity for us to share information and best practices with one another and to learn and grow. I am grateful for the opportunity to see former classmates, colleagues, mentors and to form new friendships and connections.  The experience always leaves me feeling energized and ready to incorporate the new ideas that I have learned back home.

We invite you to join us in Atlanta to celebrate what makes family medicine a unique specialty – our shared values of compassion, kindness, advocacy, service, commitment to diversity and inclusion, social justice and health equity. Students, residents, coordinators, preceptors, and faculty are welcome to attend. All of your ideas and perspectives are critically important for us to share and learn from one another. We want to create an inclusive environment conducive to mutually shared growth and collaboration.  

My hope is that we can continue to learn and be inspired by one another at the upcoming conference, and we can take the energy, knowledge, and skills back with us to enact important changes for our learners, patients, and communities.

I look forward to seeing you all in Atlanta!

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If you have additional questions about the submission process, contact STFM at or 800.274.7928.