2023 FamMed Forum Poster Contest

2023 Call For Abstracts Now Open 

The New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians is accepting poster abstracts for the NJAFP 2023 FamMed Forum. This is your opportunity to present a primary care clinical or research project to over 150 family physicians. Posters will be judged by an expert panel and awarded monetary prizes for first place in the following categories:

  • Research
  • Clinical Inquiry/Vignette
  • Quality Improvement-Patient Safety


  • $150 for 1st prize in Clinical Inquiry/Vignette category
  • $150 for 1st prize in Research category
  • $150 for 1st prize in Quality Improvement/Patient Safety category

Winners are announced at the President’s Gala (additional registration and fee). You do not have to attend the Gala to win.

Questions? Contact Emelyn Falcon at efalcon@njafp.org

Important Dates:

  • Call for abstracts now open
  • Abstract and financial disclosure submission deadline is 11:59pm, Sunday March 5, 2023
  • Primary author will be notified of acceptence by Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Posters must be set up at FamMed Forum (Harrah's Atlantic City) by 6pm on Friday, May 5, 2023
  • Winners announced at 2023 President's Gala: May 6, 2023.

2022 Poster Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2022 NJAFP Poster Contest! We're delighted to present our 2022 winners below. This year's competition featured 29 posters, 10 residency programs, six physician authors, 20 resident authors, three student authors, and 113 co-authors.

Congratulations to all!


1st Place   

Meagan Vermeulen MD, FAAFP
Risk Factors Driving Alcohol and Substance Use Rates During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Recovery

2nd Place

Douglas Bishop MD, FAAFP
Implementation of Point-of-Care Diabetic Retinal Exams Using Autonomous AI in a Federally Qualified Health Center


1st Place

Annie Truss MD
Are Family Medicine Residents Trained to Diagnose Dermatologic Disease in Skin of Color?

2nd Place 

Sydney Asselstine MD
Warm Hand-Offs Improve Emergency Department Follow-Up with Primary Care



1st Place

Michelle Zhao
Exploring perceptions about contraceptive counseling within a diverse New Jersey population

2nd Place

Michael Enich
Interprofessional learning between medical and social work students at a student-run clinic