KTGF Games to KTGF National Medical Student Conference

In 2006, the tradition of the annual KTGF Games was launched, attracting about 50 medical students and mentors from five sites across the country. The Games served as an opportunity for medical students from participating schools to come together, network, present their research and clinical projects, and engage in fun competition. Beginning in 2015, the KTGF Games were renamed the KTGF National Medical Student Conference (NMSC) to emphasize the scientific content. The KTGF National Medical Student Conference has grown to attract over 120 participants from MSPs across the country. 

Participating MSPs volunteer to host the following year’s national conference, ensuring rotation of the conference across the country.
Programming at the NMSC includes, but is not limited to:

  • Welcome reception or dinner
  • Keynote lecture by a senior child and adolescent psychiatrist (s)
  • Medical student oral presentations
  • Medical student poster sessions
  • Networking and mentorship lunch
  • Team building games

The 2020 KTGF National Medical Student Conference was held January 24-25, 2020 at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 2021 conference will be held at University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa in February 2021.

AACAP News Articles from Previous KTGF Games

Please contact AACAP’s Research, Grants, and Workforce at research@aacap.org for more information.