Call for Proposals

  2019 Annual Scientific Assembly

  November 28, 2019 - November 30, 2019

  Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, 105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Welcome to the 2019 Ontario College of Family Physicians ASA Call for Abstracts

The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) will host its 57th Annual Scientific Assembly (ASA) on November 28-30, 2019, at the Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario. This three-day educational conference welcomes over 1,000 delegates, including family physicians, family medicine residents and other primary care providers, to deliver valuable and engaging professional development on a wide range of current and emerging issues in primary care. 

Objectives for Abstracts

  • To present the best new scientific research available
  • To present best practices, treatments and tools in all areas of family medicine
  • To provide delegates with hands-on experience of concise, interactive, practical, case-based and engaging teaching methods

The OCFP 2019 ASA Call for Abstracts is open for the following presentation formats:

Rapid Fire**: Rapid Fire sessions are 10-minutes in length with 5-minutes for Q&A. These sessions aim to share the latest findings and relevant, evidence-based clinical pearls and tools to apply in practice.  This includes specific clinical areas as well as general topics in family medicine. Presentations should aim to succinctly provide 1-2 clinical pearls or take-away messages. For example, a Rapid-Fire session might address What is new in testing for tuberculosis or What are the best practices for assessing suicide risk?

**Based on review by the ASA Planning Committee, certain submissions may be asked to expand and deliver a one-hour presentation.

Skills Based Workshops**: Skill based workshop sessions are 2+ hours in length with 25% of presentation time dedicated to Q&A. These enhanced and hands-on sessions are aimed at increasing or updating knowledge in a specific clinical area in family medicine. The length of these sessions permits a more in-depth exploration of the subject and should include an interactive Q&A session. For example, a Skills Based workshop might address improving existing suturing skills or learning minimal excision techniques for practice. These will be offered on Saturday November 30th, 2019.
**Based on review by the ASA Planning Committee, certain submissions may be selected to present on Thursday November 28 or Friday November 29, 2019.

Talk**: Talk sessions are 60-minutes in length and includes 20-minutes dedicated to Q&A. These sessions aim to present new scientific research, evidence-based best practices, treatments and tools in all areas of family medicine. For example, a Talk session might address Approaches for teaching patients about addictions and implications for treatment or Advancements and management pearls for acute severe headaches.
**In an effort to meet demand for all delegates, speakers presenting on a high-demand topic, may be requested to repeat their talk during the conference.

Two-minutes Two-slides: Do you have an interesting clinical case you would like to share with your colleagues and fellow family physician peers? This new interactive and unique presentation format will provide presenters the opportunity to showcase an interesting case in family medicine. Presenters take on the challenge of sharing a clinical pearl in two-minutes using only two-slides. Cases will be selected to ensure a rich and varied session filled with clinical pearls for family physicians to take back to their practices. Selected case submissions will be competing against each other to be crowned the Best Case by delegates in attendance. Live polling will be used for this competitive and interactive session.

Submission Deadlines
All presentation formats - Monday February 4, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)

Acceptance or Rejection of Abstracts
Abstracts will be reviewed only if submitted online by Monday February 4, 2019. Successful submitters will be notified of acceptance in Spring 2019. The abstract submitter will receive all correspondence related to their submission. For submitters who are completing an abstract on behalf of the primary presenter, it is the responsibility of the submitter to inform the primary presenter on all related communication.

Attendance and Compensation
Only one presenter will receive complimentary registration to attend the conference on the day of their presentation. Additional presenters and co-presenters will be required to register and pay the appropriate registration fee.

No honorarium is paid for accepted submissions and all presentation related expenses are of the responsibility of the submitter and/or primary presenter.

Starting the Online Submission Process
We are providing a downloadable Guide for Submitters to help with the submission process and recommend that you review all guidelines and requirements before beginning your submission.

Please review all instructions before completing your submission
To begin the online abstract submission process, click “Start Application” below. This site will be used to enter your abstract information and update your contact information for the conference.

REMINDER: If you are submitting an abstract on behalf of a speaker, it is your responsibility to forward all correspondence related to your submission. If you would like all communication to be forwarded to your speaker, include their contact information within the first step of the submission process. There will be a section where you will be able to enter your own email address as an administrator.





2019 Annual Scientific Assembly

By Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP)

Nov. 28, 2019 - Nov. 30, 2019

Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, 105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

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