Annual Conference

In 2018 the Society of Student-Run Free Clinics will be hosting our first independent conference at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Who: We encourage students from all aspects of healthcare (Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Dentistry, Social Work, etc.) involved in student-run clinics to attend.

What: Our conference consists of workshops, poster presentations, and oral presentations where students get an opportunity to present their clinic models with student-run free clinics from various institutions.

When: Saturday, February 24 until Sunday, February 25, 2018

Where: University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska
Michael F. Sorrell Events Center
619 S 42nd St
Omaha, NE

Hotel: More Information Coming Soon!

Registration: CLICK HERE

Presentations and Posters:  

Abstract submission opens September 1, 2017.
Abstract submission closes October 14, 2017.
Notification of Abstract Acceptance will be November 1, 2017.

2018 Abstract Submissions is now CLOSED!

See descriptions for formats below. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words.
Posters:
-45 minutes in an open poster session
-You will have to hang poster at beginning and take it down at end of session
-Provide overview of project in abstract (background, methods, results, conclusion, etc.
Oral presentations:
-15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions
-Formats may include educational presentations, demos, research findings, etc.
-You will need to provide your own laptop/adapters to connect to the AV equipment
-Provide overview of presentation in abstract
Workshops:
-60 minute interactive session to teach skills to participants
-Should include deliverables (worksheets, flowsheet, protocols)
-Provide an overview of workshop, educational objectives, agenda & deliverables in abstract
Panel discussions:
-45 minute session discussing multiple perspectives on a single theme
-Topics and sessions are TBD and will be organized by SSRFC
-Panels will include 3-5 presenters from different clinics answering questions by attendees
-Please apply if you believe you are an expert on a certain topic pertaining to free clinics
-Briefly describe your bio and qualifications in the abstract

Please understand that if you submit a proposal for one format, you may be asked to present an accepted project in a different format.
Email ssrfconference@gmail.com with any questions!
All submissions due October 14th 2017 by 11:59 EST
Notifications of abstract acceptance November 1st 2017

Keep working on that excellent research and check back for next year!

 

Are you struggling to launch a new free clinic?

Tearing your hair out in the early years of your clinic?

Are you dreaming of joining like-minded students in Omaha this February?

Are you in need of funds to travel?

 

Consider applying to the ECG Travel Grant Program!

Due to a generous grant from the Atran Foundation, ECG is a new branch of Mount Sinai’s student-run free clinic, the East Harlem Health Outreach Program (EHHOP). ECG (EHHOP Consulting Group) serves to help other medical schools jumpstart their own student-run clinics through scholarship, consulting, and advocacy work. Part of the mission statement of ECG is to provide the opportunity for the leadership of new and upcoming student clinics to attend the annual Society for Student-Run Free Clinic Conference.

The grant amount is up to $500 per student and will apply towards your travel, hotel, food and registration.

The application opens October 15, 2017 and closes October 31, 2017. Scholarship recipients will be notified in December 2017.

To apply, please check out the application here and be sure to spread the word!

SSRFC 2018 National Elections will occur at the national meeting. Outstanding candidates should consider running for national positions. For more information, please review the elections section of our Leadership page.

Call for Presentations: Abstract submission has ended. Be sure to check your emails soon for updates!

We look forward to an amazing conference in Omaha! If you have any questions, please email us at ssrfconference@gmail.com.