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AFMC CPD Research Symposium


AFMC CPD Research Symposium

VIRTUAL; May 11 and 12, 2023; 12-4PM EST

Call for Abstracts

Deadline for abstract submissions: February 20th, 2023

The AFMC CPD Research Committee invites abstracts for presentations at the 2023 AFMC CPD Virtual Research Symposium scheduled for Thursday and Friday, May 11-12th from 12-4PM EST. We encourage abstract submissions across the following domains: Health Professions Education Research; Implementation Science; Quality Improvement; Patient Safety; Program Development and Evaluation; Faculty DevelopmentWe welcome abstracts related to the theme of ICAM 2023.

Completed projects: include research where data has been collected and analyzed. These projects can be presentations that will also be presented at ICAM.  Maximum word count 300 words. These abstracts should be structured as follows:

  • Background (include statement of the problem addressed by the study), 
  • Methods (how data were collected and analyzed), 
  • Results (what was discovered or found),
  • Discussion (key findings and implications for practice).


Works-in-progress: include projects in the planning stage up to collected data. Researchers may seek input from a CPD audience on the specific research questions, appropriate methods, and/or interpretation of data. Maximum word count 300 words. These abstracts should be structured as follows:


  • Background (include a statement of the problem addressed by the study), 
  • Research Question(s)
  • Methods
  • Preliminary findings (if applicable)
  • Next steps and what you are looking for in feedback

Presentation format:  All accepted abstracts will be presented virtually as oral presentations. Each presentation will be followed by a question and answer (Q&A) opportunity for the audience.  The exact length of the presentation and Q&A format will depend on the number of total abstracts accepted. 


Community Expectations: Submitting an abstract is a tentative agreement to join the symposium for a good chunk of the two days. Life happens, patients and supervisors need us for inquiries, but plan to be present for lots of the two days and contribute to the CPD community through feedback, ideation, shared dreaming, and actively engaged learning.


Queen’s and the Scientific Planning Committee have the expectation that speakers, presenters, moderators, and committee members will conduct themselves in a manner that advances inclusion and justice for all through the use of non-discriminatory language and content. We urge speakers to make decisions through this lens and make efforts to have their presentations reflect the aspiration of a cosmopolitan, inclusive Canadian society. By submitting, you agree to do your part ot uphold these values and efforts for justice.

There is no limit on the number of submissions per author. All abstracts will be subject to a peer-review system. Authors of the selected abstracts will be notified by late March 2023.  Acceptance of the invitation to present will be required by early April 2023.  

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Eleftherios Soleas, Chair, AFMC CPD Research Sub-committee, at eks3@queensu.ca

Online abstract submission

The goals of the research symposium are to provide a supportive space for:

  • Learning and sharing among the CPD community
  • Ongoing and future research collaborations
  • Dissemination of best practices in CPD research and implementation

Participants of the research symposium will be able to:

  • Share lessons learned in CPD research, innovation, and evaluation through the presentations of scholarly activities
  • Support the rigor of CPD research by providing feedback on presented research methods and data interpretation 
  • Discuss opportunities to enhance the impact of CPD research in academic and clinical settings
Attendee Registration