NEPC Poster Session Application

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The Poster Session at the New England Pharmacists Convention gives students and young investigators the opportunity to share their expertise and insight on topics pertaining to pharmacy practice and pharmacy-focused scientific research.

WHO: Students and young investigators

WHAT: Present pharmacy projects that showcase innovative, technical, or scientific research in pharmacy practice and activity

WHEN: September 13, 2019 (New England Pharmacists Convention)

WHERE: Hartford CT

HOW: Complete the Poster Presentation application (below) by August 6, 2019, including an abstract of your topic/project/research (200 words or less)

Posters will be presented on Friday, September 13 from 12 PM-2 PM. Presentations are scheduled in 15-minute intervals, with 10 minutes for each presentation and 5 minutes for questions. Poster presenters will be required to be available to discuss their poster during this session. NEPC attendees will have the opportunity to garner up to 1.5 CE credit hours (15-minute intervals).

Poster session presenters are expected to stay during the entire poster session so that conference attendees can have the opportunity to speak directly with presenters. The poster session is intended to be casual and conversational; there will be no formal presentation.


About the Poster

Please indicate which one of the above categories that best describes your poster.


Abstract Categories

Submit abstracts in one of the following 4 categories: 

  1. Contributed Research: Abstracts present the findings of original research on issues relevant to practicing pharmacists. Research with patients requires prior approval. (If research is not completed at the time of submission, select the “Project in Progress” option.) 
  2. Innovative Practice Report: Practitioners who have implemented a new idea or strategy for the delivery of patient care, or a creative application of existing techniques or services, are encouraged to share their innovation with colleagues. This includes process improvement projects that show improved patient outcomes. Ideas and practices that are new to the region, system, or practice setting may be considered. (If practices in this category do not have outcomes ready to report at the time of submission, select the “Project in Progress”* option.) 
  3. Encore Presentation: Submissions to this category must meet all submission and evaluation criteria for original papers, with the exception that the paper has been previously presented at a local, state, or national meeting within 12 months of the submission deadline. Submission requires the original presentation citation.
  4. Projects in Progress: Projects in progress must have been started and in the process of collecting data or in the process of implementing an innovative practice or process improvement.  Completed data or initial outcomes must be available for presentation at the NEPC 2019.

Abstract Topics

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. Clinical Pharmacy
  2. Community/Retail Pharmacy
  3. Patient Care Services
  4. Technology
  5. Emerging Topics

Financial Disclosures 

Financial disclosures for all poster authors will be collected during the abstract submission process. A financial disclosure statement must be included on all accepted and displayed posters.

Abstract Review and Notification

Abstracts submitted by August 6 will be reviewed by the NEPC Planning Committee. Each abstract will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance – makes important contribution to federal pharmacy practice
  • Originality – new, innovative approaches to move the pharmacy profession forward. 
  • Clear statement of question(s) to be answered or objective(s) to be met. 
  • Study/project design – project design clearly stated, appropriate to achieve objectives, and variables controlled. Setting and patient population described.
  • Methods and data collection process/analysis clearly described. Source(s) of data, how it is being collected. Data analysis/evaluation procedures target project outcomes and support project objectives. Compare different strategies.
  • Results – findings are reported for each objective or research question. Include data in your results section. (Projects in Progress must report any initial findings.)
  • Implications of findings for pharmacy practice, policy theory, or further research are discussed and should focus on tangible or significant results. Describe how innovation is adaptable to other practice sites/settings. (Projects in Progress will describe potential implications.)
  • Conclusions – appropriately stated, based on results. (Projects in Progress will not include Conclusions on the abstract; however, conclusions should be included in the final poster presentation.)

Abstracts should be no more than 200 words in length. Incomplete or poorly written abstracts will be rejected.

Financial disclosures must be displayed on posters.

Poster Awards

Posters are judged on Technical Merit, Originality, and Presentation. Awards will be given to first place in each topic area and to one overall best of seminar. 

Abstract Publication

Accepted abstracts that are presented at the New England Pharmacists Convention will have the opportunity to be published in the November issue of the Pharmacy Journal of New England. Encore presentations are not published.

More Information

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