2019 DPC Summit Call for Presentations

The DPC Summit planning committee is looking for dynamic presentations for the 2019 DPC Summit, hosted by AAFP, ACOFP and FMEC, happening June 28 – 30, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago, IL.

We invite skilled speakers, passionate enthusiasts, and industry experts to submit presentation proposals for consideration. With over 300 attendees, we want you to be a part of the conference that helps shape the current direct primary care movement.

Conference Goals

  • Offer practical skills, information, and resources to improve clinical and academic practices and help them transform or begin a direct primary care practice
  • Provides a venue for discussion and demonstration of the impact of direct primary care payment models for primary care.

Conference Learning Objectives

The overarching goal and objectives of the 2019 DPC Summit is to support attendees in learning to:

  1. Evaluate whether or not direct primary care (DPC) is an effective model for your career path, and/oryour current practice and patient communities, including the practicality of converting an existing fee-for-service (FFS) practice into a DPC, versus starting a new DPC practice from scratch.
    2. Apply various methods and processes that DPC practices have established to engage employers in their community.
    3. Employ essential business management skills required of a successful DPC practice owner.
    4. Recognize the prospective impact of the DPC model in fostering a renewed interest in primary care.

Proposals will be accepted from December 17 – January 14. Submissions will be accepted electronically at dpc@aafp.org.

All proposals must be submitted by January 14 (11:59 p.m. Pacific time) for consideration. Please contact us at dpc@aafp.org  with any questions or requests for further information. Please review the information below before submitting.

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Presentation Topic Categories

The planning committee has expressed particular interest in presentations related to the topics listed below. Presentations on other topics will also be considered.

  • Practice Management Topics
    • Starting a Practice – specific for those looking to start a practice in the next year
    • Managing a Practice – designed for those with an existing practice
    • Scaling a Practice – developed for those looking to expand or scale a practice
  • Marketing/Branding
  • Integrating Technology
  • Engaging Employers/Insurers/Publicly Funded Plans/Wrap Around Options
  • Legal Compliance/Risk Mitigation/Advocacy
  • Practice Innovation/Unique Practice Model
  • Clinical Procedural Sessions
  • Other – please specify

Session Types

DPC Summit presentations may be in one of the following session formats:

Traditional Class Session
Presenters in a traditional class session focus on a single topic, and allow time at the end of the session for questions and answers.

Panel Session (limited speaker reimbursement available for panels)
Multiple speakers form a panel for a collaborative presentation on a particular topic or to answer questions from attendees.

Session Lengths
Each DPC Summit presentation is 55 minutes long. The presenter should allow adequate time for questions and answers during this time.  

Submission Criteria

Proposals will be accepted from December 18 – January 14.

Send proposal to dpc@aafp.org with the subject line “2019 DPC Summit Presentation Proposal.”

Submission should be no more than two (2) pages in length and include the following information:

  1. Session title
  2. Three to four learning objectives
  3. Submission category (see above)
  4. Need intended to fill/gap in attendee knowledge of subject
  5. Outline or short description of presentation
  6. Speaker's name and experience related to topic
  7. Biography for each speaker
  8. Primary contact information
  9. Confirmation of completion of the AAFP Conflict of Interest Disclosure for each speaker. The proposal will not be reviewed until all speakers have completed the online form. You can complete the form here: https://nf.aafp.org/conflictofinterest/form/cme. You will need an AAFP ID to complete it.


If your proposal is accepted, an acceptance email will be sent to you with instructions on or around January 31. You will be given a window of time to review the speaker requirements and timeline, and to accept the invitation to participate as a speaker.

Proposals not accepted will be notified on or around January 31.

Speaker Benefits

All speakers selected to present at DPC Summit will receive the following:

  • One complimentary DPC Summit registration
  • Reimbursement for travel expenses (limited to lodging [up to 2 nights], airfare or mileage to hotel)
  • Access to the speaker ready room

The DPC Summit does not provide speakers an honorarium or cover additional travel expenses you may incur.

Evaluation Criteria

Your submission will be reviewed using these criteria:

  • Topic is relevant to direct primary care
  • Clear objectives—problem statement is clear
  • Originality and innovation—practical application
  • Amount of content is appropriate for time allowed
  • Content of proposed presentation (teaching methods clear, likely to meet objectives, adequate breadth of coverage)
  • Proposal is clearly written and well-organized
  • Audience involvement
  • Duration of experience/evaluation of effectiveness

Call for Presentations Timeline

Call for Presentations Timeline*
Call for Presentations Timeline*: December 18Call for presentations 2019 announcement
Call for Presentations Timeline*: December 18Presentation proposal submission opens
Call for Presentations Timeline*: January 14Presentation proposal submission closes
Call for Presentations Timeline*: January 31Speakers notified
Call for Presentations Timeline*: February 21Speaker acceptance deadline
Call for Presentations Timeline*: Mid-MarchFull agenda announced