Join the 5th Anniversary of the Besrour Forum Poster Presentations

The Besrour Centre for Global Family Medicine (Besrour Centre) is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for posters that will be presented at the 2021 Besrour Forum as part of the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Family Medicine Forum (FMF) from November 10 to 13, 2021. 

The CFPC is currently planning for FMF to be either a hybrid or fully virtual event. A hybrid event would include some virtual sessions and some in-person sessions. It is important to note that in person sessions will take place only if health guidelines allow for them in November.

The Submission deadline is Friday, April 30, 2021. Please read the poster guidelines here and submit to [email protected]

Pandemic-related research

While clinical research, program evaluation, quality improvement, and medical education projects are encouraged (provided a scholarly approach is taken), the committee is especially interested in work focused on family medicine concerns in the later phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Areas such as chronic disease, mental well-being, and collaboration with public health efforts are of particular interest.

 Abstract mentorship

The Besrour Centre encourage novice and experienced researchers to submit abstracts. If you are interested in mentorship in this regard, the Besrour Scientific Committee is available to provide support. Please reach out to us and a committee member will be pleased to connect with you to offer advice, answer questions, or provide constructive feedback.

Keep in mind

·       If your work has not been completed, you may submit it with “In progress” in the title.

·       If you submitted an abstract to WONCA World Conference 2021, consider submitting this abstract to the Besrour Forum, as well.

·       Once your abstract is accepted, at least one author must register for at least one day of the conference, whether it is virtual or in-person. Registration information will follow at a later date.

Best Poster Award

Posters are judged by a panel of peers. Please see the poster guidelines for more details about the award.

For more information please click here or If you have any questions about how to write an abstract or poster presentation, please contact Dr. Sumeet Sodhi ([email protected]) and Dr. Innocent Besigye ([email protected]), Co-chairs, Besrour Centre Scientific Committee