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CALL FOR PAPERS

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES


Oral Presentation on Completed Research:
If you are submitting an abstract in this category, the research must be complete at the time of the Call for Papers submission deadline.  Oral presentations will be given in concurrent sessions and will be grouped by topic based on the categories selected during the submission process. A maximum of 15 minutes – 10 for presentation and 5 for discussion and transition to the next paper – will be allotted for individual oral presentations. The Program Committee reserves the right to convert “Oral Presentations on Completed Research” from podium presentations to “Posters on Completed Research” based on suitability and/or the need to limit each presenter’s podium presentations.

Distinguished Papers:
Selected high impact, high quality oral presentations will be selected for presentation in an extended format to a larger audience as a “Distinguished Paper”. The authors of the top 20 rated abstracts will be contacted by June 18th to submit a 2-page extended abstract by July 11th. These extended abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee, which will select the final distinguished papers. Several selection factors are considered, including overall excellence, quality of research methods, quality of the writing, relevance to primary care clinical research, and overall impact of the research on primary care and/or clinical practice. These papers will be presented from the podium to the full conference in an extended format (15 - 20 minutes for presentation plus 5-10 minutes for questions depending on time available in the program). Some of these papers will also be eligible for an international travel award for presentation at other meetings.

Poster on Completed Research:
If you are submitting an abstract in this category, the research must be complete at the time of the Call for Papers submission deadline. Poster presentations will be scheduled to avoid any overlap with oral presentations or other events, to maximize contact between researchers. Presenters are asked to attend their posters during designated times during NAPCRG.

Poster on Research in Progress:
If you are submitting an abstract in this category, the research must be in progress at the time of the Call for Papers submission deadline. If your research is in progress at the time of the submission deadline but will be complete by the meeting, you should still submit your abstract as a poster on research in progress. Poster presentations will be scheduled to avoid any overlap with oral presentations or other events, to maximize contact between researchers. Presenters are asked to attend their posters during designated periods.

Workshops:
Workshops will be scheduled as 90-minute sessions and will run concurrently with other sessions. Workshops should be presentations on research methodology or research skills development that must involve audience participation. In some years, the number of workshops that we are able to schedule may be limited by available space and time.

Forums:
Forums are informal 3-hour sessions designed to provide researchers with an opportunity to discuss methodological challenges encountered while applying for funding or conducting a project. Researchers with similar interests can share ideas regarding methodology, sampling, statistical methods, planning studies, etc. In some years, the number of forums that we are able to schedule may be limited by available space and time.

Preconference Workshop:
Preconference workshops are a select group of half‐day or full-day sessions that do not fit into the format of the conference schedule. Preconference workshops should be presentations on research methodology or skills development that involve audience participation. (See below for additional requirements.)



 

 





 

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.