Call for Workshop and Poster Abstracts for the 2019 DFCM Conference Now Open

Nov 6, 2018

Call for Workshops and Poster Abstracts 

The 2019 Department of Family and Community Medicine Conference

Great Achievements, Golden Opportunities: Celebrating 50 Years 

April 5, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) Conference will take place on April 5, 2019, at the Beanfield Centre. 

The 2019 Conference also marks the beginning of celebrations for the DFCM's 50th Anniversary year - we invite all faculty members, alumni, residents, students, staff and partners to join in the celebrations at the conference and events throughout the year. 

You are invited to submit an abstract by December 2, 2018 for one or more of the following: 

  1. Poster sessions 
  2. Workshop (90 minutes)

Submit a Workshop or Poster Abstract

Topics from all areas of family medicine and primary care are welcome; however, the planning committee encourages topics that reflect this year's theme, "Great Achievements, Golden Opportunities: Celebrating 50 Years."

How to Submit a Workshop or Poster Abstract

All DFCM faculty, staff and residents are required to complete the submission in the following format (maximum 150 words)

  1.  Proposed title
  2.  Presenters name/site
  3.  Co-presenters (if applicable)
  4.  Brief description 
  5.  Objectives
  6.  CanMEDS-FM roles addressed
  7. Submission Category (all that apply: Clinical, Education (Grad Studies, Residency, Undergrad), ResearchQuality and Innovation, Faculty Development, Global Health and Social Accountability, Emergency Medicine, Palliative Care, HPE or other 

* Workshops will be 90 minutes.

F or tips to write your abstract, please see materials at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. 

The Office of Education Scholarship at DFCM has excellent resources for all stages of development of your project that can be found here 


Please submit abstracts for workshops and posters by midnight, December 2nd, 2018. 

Submit Your Workshop Abstract

Submit Your Poster Abstract


A NOTE ABOUT REGISTRATION FEES: The DFCM Event Committee works hard to ensure that our attendees are treated to a day of knowledge in an environment that is conducive to learning and the sharing of pertinent ideas. Organizing events of this kind come at a cost for DFCM and these expenses accrue every year. This year, we will be charging the same fees to attendees as the 2018 DFCM Conference to ensure the partial recovery of costs incurred for this event. 

The registration fees will be structured as follows: 

  • Faculty Members: $100.00
  • Non-Faculty: $150.00
  • Learners (residents and MD students): $20.00
  • Staff: $20.00

Registration fees will be used solely to offset the cost of logistics which include catering, conference rooms and AV. 

We encourage you to email us at should you have any concerns or questions.