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Abstract Submission

Academy of Family Physicians: Karnataka Chapter is pleased to host the 4th National Conference on Family Medicine and Primary Care which is going to be held from 2nd to 4th of August 2019 at Bangalore, Karnataka. The main theme of the conference is "Technology & Innovations for better Primary Care Delivery". We invite abstracts from Primary care physicians, Physicians from other specialties with interest in Family Medicine and Primary Care, health care start-ups, Healthcare Technology experts, NGO’s in public health, paramedics as well as medical students. Oral Papers, Poster presentations, Demos and Workshops

We invite abstracts from primary care physicians, doctors from other specialities who have an interest in primary care, health care start ups, healthcare technology experts, public health specialists, undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.


Besides providing adequate space for the core clinical content and skills of primary care, our conference additionally aims to:

1. Share primary care practice innovations, which improve access, quality, coordination of care, and outcomes
2. Facilitate interdisciplinary learning and engagement to move the field forward in terms of practice, policy, accreditation, education, and innovation
3. Foster a community of leaders and innovators in primary care who will continue to collaborate in the future

Conference Focus Areas

• Career Planning • Clinical Skills
• Health Policy and Advocacy
• Leadership Development
• Practice Management
• Research
• Specialty Clinics for FPs
• Procedural Skills Courses
• Special Programs for FM Residents & Medical Students

Themes and Subthemes for abstracts (desired but not limited to)
Young Physicians Conclave and PG Update – 2nd August 2019:

▪Teaching opportunities
▪ Balancing family and residency/career
▪ Job search: interview, CV
▪ Lifelong learning
▪ Practice options
▪ Professionalism
▪ Rural medicine
▪ Specialty tracks as a family physician
▪ Transitioning into practice
▪ Financial planning
▪ Essential ENT skills, Suturing, Minor Procedures

Main conference – 3rd, 4th August 2019

Theme 1: Family Medicine Education and Clinical Skills:

▪ Complementary and alternative therapies
▪ Continuity of care and doctor-patient relationships
▪ Emergencies (surgical, medical)
▪ Evidence-based medicine
▪ Health promotion
▪ Information management
▪ Interpersonal communication
▪ Mental health
▪ Pain management & Palliative care
▪ Women's health
▪ Adult Vaccination

Theme 2: Universal Health Care

▪ Access to care
▪ Practice Networks and Collaborative Practice
▪ Community oriented primary care
▪ Health and human rights, economics, legislation and reform
▪ Lobbying for Primary care workforce
▪ Family Medicine and Primary Care Education Policies

Theme 3: Health Care Leadership Development

▪ Fostering Family Medicine physicians for leadership roles in policy, research, and other advocacy groups
▪ Team approach to care: engaging patients, clinicians and payers
▪ AFPI Accreditation of clinics towards delivering safe, timely, effective, equitable, efficient and patient centered care
▪ Enhancing practice finances
▪ Enabling Family centered care through Patient Centered Medical Homes
▪ Engaging with international FM groups: Opportunities and pitfalls;
▪ Women GPs
▪ Doctor’s wellbeing
▪ Building a cadre of primary care nurses and community health workers
▪ Formation of family medicine interest groups for medical students
▪ Engaging the government and showcasing FM as the solution for health problems of India
▪ Strategic planning for promotion of Family Medicine
▪ Practice Management

Theme 4: Technology and Innovations in Primary Care:

▪ Chronic disease management made easy with technology
▪ Digital models for better health care delivery in Primary care
▪ EMR: Problem or Solution for Family Physicians
▪ Health care Technology for Rural India
▪ Medical Devices relevant to Primary Care
▪ Using Health care technology for Patient Education, Quality improvement, Medical education etc
▪ Social Media and Primary care/ Social Media Presence for Family Medicine and Primary care
▪ Telemedicine

Other topics of interest not limited to above mentioned themes:

• Communication Skills for Primary Care
• Dealing with Uncertainty
• Breaking Bad News
• Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Skills
• Evidence based practice
• Calgary-Cambridge Mode
• Effective Counseling for Lifestyle Modifications and teaching skills to patient and family members
• Adding value to a Routine Consultation

Guidelines for abstract submission:

Abstract Submission Deadline: 10th July 2019
Oral Papers, Poster presentations and Workshops

  • Registration to the conference is mandatory for submission of abstract. Kindly quote your conference registration number while submitting.
  • Submitted abstracts must be original. Abstracts previously published or presented at international or national scientific meets cannot be submitted.
  • Each delegate can present up to 3 activities although he/she might be a co -author in more than three.
  • The abstract title should have no more than 30 words.
  • The maximum length of the body of the abstract for an oral presentation, poster presentation and workshop are 250 words. Tables and/or pictures are not accepted as part of the abstract.
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  • Abstracts for both e posters and physical posters are accepted. All submissions will be reviewed by the scientific committee and you will be notified by 15th July 2019.
  • Accepted abstracts will be categorised into any of the major themes of FMPC 2019 as given below and you will be notified regarding the same.
  • All participants will be intimated regarding specific timings and rules of display of posters, oral presentations, demos and workshops by 15th July 2019.
  • Fill in the submitting author's name and e-mail address properly - these contact details will serve for further correspondence with the author(s).

For example: if you have an abstract related to the management of diabetes where you used a technology tool for better outcomes you can submit it under theme of technology in primary care. If it highlights a measure to improve community health care or rural community you can submit it under theme of Universal Healthcare and so on.

Submitted abstracts must be original. Abstracts previously published or presented at an international or National Scientific meeting cannot be submitted

Themes for FMPC 2019
Technology in Primary Care: A Leap into the future
Leadership in Family Medicine: Family Physicians lead the way
Family Medicine Education: Learning today, leading tomorrow
Universal Health Coverage: A step closer to the dream

Any Queries regarding Abstract submission kindly contact:
Dr Jaya Bajaj +91 9591422779
Dr Ramakrishna Prasad +91 9591264556

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