Jonathan Rodnick Family & Community Medicine Colloquium

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We thank you for your continued support of the UCSF FCM Jack Rodnick Colloquium. To learn more about the Colloquium and past programming, please see the information and links below. 


The annual Family & Community Medicine Colloquium on Innovations in Family Medicine – dedicated in 2008 to Jonathan Rodnick, MD – celebrates the best of the work being done in family medicine at UCSF.

Each year, the colloquium:

  • Provides a forum to showcase the most innovative work of department members and medical students in many areas, some of which include clinical care, community engagement, education, and research;
  • Enhances collaboration within the department; and
  • Fosters mentorship opportunities for medical students interested in family medicine and residents in our family medicine residency training programs.

UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine

Rodnick Colloquium 

Spring 2022

Call for Abstracts/ Workshops:

Hi, FCM Family— 

The UCSF Department of Family & Community Medicine invites you to submit abstracts to the 18th Annual Jack Rodnick Memorial Colloquium. The submission deadline will be announced soon for early Spring 2022.

Who should submit and abstract and why? 

The Rodnick Colloquium provides a wonderful opportunity to share your work. Members of the UCSF Department of Family & Community Medicine, including affiliated faculty, community partners, residents, fellows and students are invited to submit abstracts to be considered for oral presentations, workshops and posters. We also welcome submissions by community-based health professionals and faculty, staff and residents from the UCSF Family Medicine Education Alliance.   

How will the Colloquium be held? 

For the 2022 Colloquium, planning for in-person or remote is still under discussion. The event will include plenaries, presentations, and posters.

What types of presentations can I submit for?  

  • Workshop – These sessions are designed to promote more in-depth exploration and discussion of topic. Each workshop includes 15 minutes didactic and 30 minutes of group engagement. Priority will be given to topics that feature synergy across one or more mission area.  
  • Lecture discussion – These interactive learning sessions feature three presentations in each 45-minute lecture-discussion. Each presentation includes a 6-minute oral presentation with 4 minutes of question and answer (ie, 10 minutes total per presentation). Following the three presentations (30 minutes total), there is fifteen minutes for group discussion at the end. 
  • Poster – Narrated posters include a visual display of your work, as well as the option to narrate your poster and bring your work to life. Posters are an ideal way to present many types or work, including “in progress” efforts.  

How will abstracts be assessed? 

Abstracts will be judged on their degree of innovation/originality, importance, and ability to impact knowledge in their subject area. Abstracts reporting projects that are completed or nearly completed are strongly encouraged for all session types, particularly the lecture-discussion and workshop format. Sessions that feature collaboration between different sites, professions, and/or levels of learners are also strongly encouraged. For work that is in an earlier stage, descriptive abstracts of projects that are being planned or beginning may be better suited to the poster format.  This can be a great way to spread your ideas, get input from others, and potentially engage co-collaborators from other sites. 

What constitutes a successful abstract?   

You should submit learning objectives, explain the topic’s relevance to medical education and to family physicians, and lay out how you will make the session interactive with the audience.  This is an opportunity for group engagement with a topic and that the expectation is that presenters would develop their sessions accordingly.   

How do I submit an abstract?  

To submit an abstract for a lecture/discussion or a poster, please check back at a later date for more information.

To submit a workshop, please check back at a later date for more information. 

Contact Us

Please let us know if you have questions, we look forward to recieving your submissions! 

Margo Vener, MD, MPH, [email protected]

Roy Johnston, MA, [email protected]

Dione Johnson, MA, [email protected]

Jill Thomas, [email protected]

Past Programs

To view the program for 2021 - please click here

To view the posters for 2021 - please click here

To review events from 2020 - please click here 



Former FCM Chair Jack Rodnick dedicated his life to improving medical education and serving UCSF faculty members and students and the greater San Francisco Bay Area community. We can think of no better way to honor his memory and years of dedicated service than to have his name and life’s work memorialized by the colloquium and by creating a grants program to assist individuals to take their initial steps as scholars in family medicine. Please consider helping us to honor Jack’s legacy by contributing to this important educational event.

For online donations, please click here. Under “Choose a designation,” please choose “Jonathan Rodnick Memorial Fund.”

You may also donate by mail; please click here to access the printable donor form.