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PSA15 – Inspire Innovate Implement Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 31 July – 2 Aug 2015

PSA15 : Call for abstracts

The PSA15  Organising Committee invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the PSA15: Leading Pharmacy Innovation National Conference.

Submitting an Abstract

Abstracts must be submitted online as Microsoft Word documents only (.doc version is preferred, however .docx is acceptable), using a specific format – an abstract template is available online and must be used for all abstracts submitted. Abstracts should be a minimum of 250 words, and no longer than 300 words.

Abstracts should be structured with the following headings.

  • Background
  • Aim
  • Method
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion

Presentation Format

Abstracts may be submitted for the following presentation types:

  • 10 minute oral presentation (including 5 minutes question time)
  • Poster display

Themes

The PSA15 Program Committee is particularly interested in receiving submissions from practitioners who wish to share vital information that could help improve the practice of pharmacy, without necessarily having undertaken structured research activities. The theme of this years’ conference is Leading Pharmacy Innovation: Inspire, Innovate and Implement. Abstracts should address these themes in their submission.

Guidelines

All session and poster presenters must register and pay to attend at least the full day of their presentation / poster.

Submission of abstracts implies the author’s agreement to publish their abstract in the final Conference Program Handbook.

Successful abstracts must be presented by the author/s or a nominated co-author.

Acceptance of abstracts does not imply any payment from the Conference Committee. Authors must arrange and pay their own accommodation, travel etc. to attend the Conference.

Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Conference Program Committee whose decision is final.t be submitted by 5.00pm WST Friday 21 November 2014

Key Dates

  • Abstract submissions deadline – midnight 17 May 2015
  • Authors advised of submission outcome -29 May 2015
  • Earlybird registration closes – 12 June 2015
  • Confirmation by presenters and conference registration due – 12 June 2015
  • Conference – 31 July – 2 August 2015

Accepted Abstracts – Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations

  • Oral presentations will be 10 minutes in duration plus 5 minutes discussion.
  • Presentations may provide a PowerPoint.
  • Presentations must be checked by the presenter with the audio-visual technician in the speakers preparation room as soon as possible after registering at the Conference venue.
  • Presenters should arrive at their session room, introduce themselves to the chairperson and familiarise themselves with the audio-visual facilities including checking their presentation at least 10 minutes prior to session commencement.

Poster Presentations

  • Each poster board is 1.2m wide x 1.8m high, mounted vertically. Posters must be portrait size, 1m wide x 1.5m high.
  • There is limited space in the Poster Display area and Posters that are produced landscape are unable to be accommodated.
  • Velcro must be supplied by the poster presenter.
  • Authors must prepare all posters beforehand in a form enabling easy mounting.
  • All posters must be mounted by the author during an allocated time period (of 1-2 hours) prior to the beginning of the poster display, and removed by the designated time.
  • Posters should be typed in clear bold print that can be easily read from distances over one metre with the title displayed in block capitals of minimum size 25mm (1″) at the top of the poster. The title should also display the names of the author(s) and the institution(s) of origin.
  • Authors may provide handout material relating to their poster.

PSA15 Abstract submission form (563.0 KiB)

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