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ACCP Report - January 2019

2019 ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium: Call for Abstracts


If you are interested in sharing your research and presenting a poster from the comfort of your home, office, or favorite coffee establishment, ACCP invites you to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation during the 9th Annual ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium, May 28–29, 2019. All investigators in the field of clinical pharmacy and clinical pharmacology, ACCP members and nonmembers alike, are invited to submit abstracts.

Posters will be on display May 27–31 for asynchronous viewing and comment. In addition, two interactive sessions will be scheduled on May 28 and May 29, when authors will be available for real-time online question-and-answer sessions alongside their virtual posters. The technology required for presenters and the poster-viewing audience is minimal – a broadband Internet connection, a current version of an Internet browser, and Skype (optional for those wishing to communicate by video conference).

What is the Virtual Poster Symposium?
Travel, funding, and work/family schedules sometimes make it difficult for participants to attend a conference in person. The ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium is designed so that no travel is needed, thereby supporting more inclusive author participation. The Virtual Poster Symposium enables participants to present their research to peers and to engage with colleagues from near and far.

The Virtual Poster Symposium starts with electronic submission of an abstract. If the abstract is accepted, the author is invited to create a poster and submit it in standard PDF format. The poster is then made available for viewing by all attendees during the designated dates of the Virtual Poster Symposium. Virtual poster presenters will be given an allotted time to be present online, using a built-in chat feature or optional Skype video conferencing. Attendees will be able to discuss their research with students, residents, fellows, seasoned practitioners, and even family and friends during the symposium.

All accepted abstracts presented during the symposium, excluding “Encore” and “Research-in-Progress” posters, will have full-text abstracts published online in the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (JACCP). Only the abstract title, authors, and original citation will be published for “Encore” presentations. All abstracts accepted in the Original Research category will automatically be entered in the Best Poster Award competitions.

To review the complete submission instructions, guidelines, and review criteria or to submit an abstract, click here.

Abstract Categories
Original Research: Abstracts must summarize quantitative or qualitative findings from completed research. Basic, clinical, translational, dissemination/implementation, and educational research are examples of acceptable research. Topics should appeal to a clinical pharmacy audience and may include research in drug metabolism, education/pedagogy, health services, medication safety, patient/population outcomes, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacogenomics, pharmacology, or pharmacotherapy. Abstracts reporting in vitro or animal research are welcome. Encore submissions are also welcome.

Systematic Reviews/Meta-Analyses: Abstracts must describe a systematic review adhering to the guidelines and definitions established by Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) and include the 12 items published in the PRISMA for Abstracts checklist.

Case Reports: Abstracts of case reports must update and expand therapeutic insights and possibilities, or generate research hypotheses. Although narrative in nature, these abstracts must stress the “evidence” for the authors’ conclusions by describing the process followed to understand the findings and possible mechanisms involved in the patient’s case and how the patient was evaluated and treated and providing a specific description of the outcome.

Clinical Pharmacy Forum: Abstracts must describe the delivery of, justification or documentation for, and impact/significance of innovative clinical pharmacy services implemented. Abstracts that address components of the ACCP Standards of Practice for Clinical Pharmacists and/or describe efforts to develop, advance, or position clinical pharmacists to optimize patient care are encouraged. Abstracts may be descriptive and need not contain an evaluative component.

Advances in International Clinical Pharmacy Practice, Education, or Training: Abstracts must describe the delivery of, justification or documentation for, and significance of clinical pharmacy practice, education, or training outside the United States. Abstracts may be descriptive and need not contain an evaluative component.

Residents and Fellows Research-in-Progress: Submission guidelines are the same as for an Original Research abstract except that the research effort is ongoing at the time of abstract submission. The presenting author must be in a postgraduate training program (PGY1 or PGY2 residency, Ph.D./master’s graduate degree program, or fellowship training program).

Students Research-in-Progress: Submission guidelines are the same as for an Original Research abstract except that the research effort is ongoing at the time of abstract submission. The presenting author must be a first professional degree (Pharm.D. or BSPharm) student.

Encore Presentation: Submission and evaluation criteria are the same as for the Original Research, Systematic Reviews/Meta-Analyses, or Case Reports category except that the same abstract was presented elsewhere or published in abstract form only before this meeting. Abstracts submitted for the Encore Presentation category must not be modified from the previously presented/published version. This includes the title, authors, and abstract body. The presenting author may change, but he or she must be an author on the original abstract.

Important Dates and Information

  • Original Research, Systematic Reviews/Meta-Analyses, Case Reports, Clinical Pharmacy Forum, and Advances in International Clinical Pharmacy Practice, Education, or Training abstracts are due by March 4, 2019.
  • Research-in-Progress abstracts (Students, Residents, and Fellows) are due by April 15, 2019.
  • Authors in all abstract categories will be notified of selection by April 30, 2019.
  • To help defray the costs of hosting the Virtual Poster Symposium, a nominal $50 fee will be charged to submit an abstract. This is a submission fee and will not be refunded if an abstract is declined for presentation.