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A key part of the conference is giving ACFs the chance to present their own work in a supportive environment. We are offering a range of presentation types depending on what stage your project is - from posters to elevator pitches of new ideas and oral prize presentations for the best work.

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We welcome submissions from all early career GP academics including General Practice ACFs, In-Practice Training Fellows and Academic Foundation Trainees working both in research and medical education.  

The conference provides you with a chance to present your work in a friendly, supportive environment and there will be prizes for the best posters and oral presentations. 

Topics could include research or educational innovation in the fields of academic primary care, education, health care practice or policy. Please communicate why your work makes a difference. Abstracts are limited to 350 words excluding the title and authors.

Once you have submitted your abstract our team of reviewers will assess it against our criteria. You'll be notified by e-mail whether or not it has been selected for a spot in the conference by the end of January 2018. 


Presentation categories 

We welcome submissions for:

  • Oral presentations 
  • 3 minute elevator pitch of new ideas
  • Poster presentations 

You can also submit an abstract for any combination and let us decide which category it fits best in. 


Oral presentations

Oral presentations - These will be grouped into themed parallel sessions or presented to the whole conference in the prize session for those considered the best by the abstract team. 

Presentation time: 10 minutes
Discussion time: 5 minutes
Total slot time: 15 minutes

Elevator pitch

If your abstract is about work in progress that is not yet complete you may choose an elevator pitch slot when submitting your abstract. Each elevator pitch presentation will last for 3 minutes plus 2 minutes for discussion (total 5 minute slot). The objective is to present the key aspects of the research or educational innovation (e.g. topic, key problem/issue, why research is interesting /important).

Each presenter will be allowed to use one powerpoint presentation slide to support their points. More guidance will be provided once your work has been accepted. 

Poster presentation

Poster boards will be displayed over the two days. Presenters are requested to stand by their posters during an allocated poster session for informal discussions.

Technical specs:

The dimensions of the poster board are PORTRAIT style.

Poster Board Size: 6 foot width x 3 foot height (Portrait style).

Posters may be prepared on one sheet (preferred method) or alternatively on several smaller sheets.

Allocate the top of the poster for the title and authors as stated on the submitted abstract.

The text, illustrations, etc should be bold enough to be read from a distance of two meters.
Double-sided tape will be available in the poster area for hanging of posters. Staff will also be in the poster area to assist you.