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Submission deadline is 11:59 pm EDT, July 31, 2018

Students, residents, and fellows are invited to submit a poster for the 2018 NAPCRG Annual Meeting to be held November 9-13 in Chicago, Illinois. Proposals on any topic relating to primary care research are welcome from researchers throughout North America and the world.

General Rules for All Submissions:  
  1. Submissions must be submitted online through the NAPCRG website (www.napcrg.org) no later than July 31, 2018.
  2. Submission must involve research that is in progress on July 31, 2018.
  3. A non-refundable $20 US is required for each submission.
  4. All presenters must register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fees.

Letters of acceptance will be emailed by late September. 

Questions? Contact us at 888- 371‐6397/913-906-6000, ext. 5410 or via email at pnoland@napcrg.org. 


Our CME requires each submission to include at least 2 learning objectives. Please follow these instructions!  

Learning Objectives: 

  1. List at least 2 learning objectives using these guidelines: Clearly describe what you want learners to take away and implement after the session in active, measurable terms (e.g. - define, interpret, explain, apply). 
  2. Each objective must be specific, concise, and limited to one sentence. 
  3. Example - "On completion of this session, participants should be able to identify and describe the three primary tenets of the Patient Self-Efficacy Model”.


Abstract Requirements

  • Limit abstract to 300 words. This does not include the title or authors.
  • Abstracts must be in English.
  • Type the body of the abstract as one paragraph. The abstract must be written in the third person.
  • The abstract should contain the appropriate subheadings described below.
  • The abstract should not contain charts, graphics, references, or acknowledgments.
  • Abstracts will be distributed as submitted. Before submitting your abstract, check carefully to
  • make sure it contains no spelling or typographical errors.


Abstract Format
Title: Type title in bold at the top of the abstract.

Author(s): List author(s) with presenter listed first separated by semicolons.

Context: The abstract should begin with a sentence or two summarizing the rationale for the
study, providing the clinical (or other) reason for the study question. In addition, the author
should give a sentence or two about the importance of this work to family medicine/primary care.

Objective: State the objective or study question addressed (eg, to determine whether…). If
more than one objective is addressed, the main objective should be indicated and only key
secondary objectives stated.

Human Subjects Review: Describe the level of Institutional Review Board approval that the
study received.

Design: Describe the basic design of the study. Use descriptors such as double blind, placebo
controlled RCT, cohort, case control survey, case series, cost-effectiveness analysis, or
qualitative study. For new analyses of existing data sets (secondary data analysis), the data set
should be named and the basic study design disclosed.

Setting: Describe the study setting(s) such as general community, a primary care or referral
center, private or institutional practice, or ambulatory or hospitalized care.
Patients or Other Participants: State the important eligibility (inclusion and exclusion) criteria
and key sociodemographic features of participants. Provide numbers of participants and how
they were selected.

Intervention/Instrument (as pertinent): Describe the essential features of any interventions.
The intervention should be named by its common clinical name (eg, the nonproprietary drug
name propranolol).

Main and Secondary Outcome Measures (if any): Give the primary study outcome
measurements. Measurements that require explanation for a general medical readership should
be defined.

Anticipated Results: Give the main anticipated results of the study.

Conclusions: State methodological or conceptual problem that is being posed.

Note: For brevity, parts of the abstract should be written in phrases rather than complete sentences.
(eg, “Design: Double-blind randomized trial”


Each submission will be reviewed by at least 2 NAPCRG members and rated from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest possible score. Oral presentations and posters on completed research will be rated based on methodologic rigor, the significance of the topic and research to primary care, its novelty and innovation, and the validity of the results. Posters on research in progress will be judged using the same criteria, minus validity of the results. Workshops and forum will be evaluated based on their relevance  to NAPCRG attendees, importance to the field, interactivity, innovation, and the need to provide a balance and mix of topics to attendees.