Abstracts

Abstracts Submission 2019

Due to the extraordinary interest in the 2017 Symposium, and subsequent larger numbers, registrations will be capped at 130 in 2019 (165 in 2017). We want as many as people to participate, without having to compromise on space and workshop sizes.

In-line with smaller delegate numbers, registrations will ONLY be offered by invitation to the Abstract Authors (one), as follows:

  • 25 January:  Abstracts are now closed, please contact pes.updates@monash.edu if you have any queries.
  • 1 March: Authors will be notified of the outcome of their application, and successful abstract authors will be invited to register by 31 March.
  • 31 March: Registrations close for abstract authors. If the author has not accepted and paid for registration by 31 March, the abstract acceptance will be rescinded and registration offered to another author/delegate.

This applies to all registration types, including students, and large groups. Organisations wishing to send a group, must note that only the presenting author will be invited to register, so each group member must submit an abstract (which is accepted) to attend.

Abstracts for Oral and Poster presentations

You are invited to submit an abstract/s to be reviewed for inclusion in the symposium program as either an oral or poster presentation. Where a submission is not accepted for an oral presentation, the author may be offered a poster presentation.

For both Oral and Poster presentations, abstracts are being accepted across four themes:

  1. Educational Research - Formal educational research that includes a study design, methods and results
  2. Teaching Innovation - Novel teaching approaches, including some evaluation but not involving a formal research component
  3. Educational Framework Development - Description of new frameworks within Pharmacy Education, for example, program level initiatives such as program evaluations or OSCEs
  4. Practice Research - Research that is directly focused on educational initiatives to improve the Practice of Pharmacy

Oral presentations will be 10-minutes duration followed by 5-minutes question time.

Poster presentations will not be displayed on poster boards. Posters will be made available in the following ways:

  1. printed in the Symposium booklet
  2. presented in Poster Snapshot sessions, where authors present 1-minute oral highlights of the work delivered in conjunction with a single PowerPoint slide (no animations).

Prizes will be given for various themes such as best Oral presentation and best Poster snapshot.

Multiformat Poster Instructions

  • Refer to the attached document: ‘A4 poster requirements’ for design example.
  • Set the poster as landscape orientation using Standard A4 size (297 mm width and 210 mm height) page setting. Download A4 blank template here.
  • Place a headshot image of the presenting author, cropped to show the face clearly, in the top left hand corner of the poster. This picture will be used to identify the author to other delegates for networking purposes throughout the Symposium.
  • Use standard fonts such as Calibri, Verdana, Times New Roman or Arial.
  • Use a font size 20 for the title and a minimum of 12 for text blocks. Display the title in block capitals at the top of the poster.
  • The names of the author(s) and the institution(s) of origin should be displayed immediately beneath the main title. If any additional authors on your abstract are not from your institution, please include the institution(s) of the additional author(s) on your poster.
  • Contents should contain the study objective, design, results and conclusion.
  • All contents should be simple and not overloaded with detail – minimising detail maximises information transfer.
    Save the final version as a pdf and send it to pes.info@monash.edu by 20 May, 2019.

New Investigator Symposia

The objectives of the New Investigator Symposia is to recognise and celebrate our outstanding early career educators.  Applicants for the New Investigator symposia will be expected to have not less than two years and not more than eight years in employment since obtaining their highest tertiary qualification.  There is no age limit.

Applicants will be judged by a panel of Senior Educators who have attend the Pharmacy Education Symposium.  The selected applicants (up to four) will be invited to present their education outputs as it relates to one of the four conference themes as outlined above. The new investigator symposia speakers will be 25 minutes presentation followed by 5 minutes questions and answers (Q&A). You just need to tick the box in the online abstract submission process.

General Abstract requirements

All abstracts must be written in English with the body word count limited to 300 words (excluding references) and submitted on the template provided (see link above) to meet the publication requirements for the Pharmacy Education journal. Up to five keywords can also be suggested, and a maximum of eight authors per abstract.

Reference citations are based on the Harvard style of referencing. References (optional) should be alphabetised at the end of the manuscript text, in the following formats:

  • Books: Kozlowski, L. T., Henningfield, J. E., & Brigham, J. (2001). Cigarettes, nicotine, and health. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Edited book chapter: Weinstein, N. (2001). Smokers' recognition of their vulnerability to harm. In P. Slovic (Ed.), Smoking: Risk, perception, & policy (pp. 81-96). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Journal article: Perkins, K. A., Donny, E., & Caggiula, A. R. (1999). Sex differences in nicotine effects and self-administration: review of human and animal evidence. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 1, 301-315.