In the last few years, PPAG has seen tremendous growth in the number of student groups, and these excited student pharmacists are eager to learn more about pediatric pharmacy. Pharmacy residents and new pharmacy faculty members are the ideal individuals to provide education to this group because they understand topics that may interest these students. For the upcoming PPAG Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, we are again asking for presentations to be provided by interested residents and faculty members. If this is something that interests you or you know someone that may be interested in providing a 20-25 minute presentation at a national meeting, please submit ideas for consideration!


What is needed for submission?

  1. Contact information of presenter
  2. Title of proposed presentation
  3. Brief paragraph (2-4 sentences) describing presentation content
  4. 3-4 presentation objectives


What is the deadline?

  • All proposal submissions must be received by September 18, 2017


What are the deadlines if my presentation is selected?

  • Speakers will be selected by November 6, 2017
  • Speaker packet: November 13, 2017
  • Slides (first review): January 15, 2018
  • Slides (final): April 2, 2018
  • Annual Meeting: April 25-29th, 2018


Are there any topics the students are interested in hearing more about?(Suggestions from the 2016 Meeting, but Committee is open to other ideas also!)

  1. Transition from P4 to resident
  2. Daily life of a resident
  3. Differences between a PGY1 residency and a PGY2 residency
  4. How to provide and receive effective feedback
  5. Residency selection process-how to choose a residency that is right for me


What topics have been presented recently?

  1. Medication safety in pediatrics
  2. Management of acute otitis media and urinary tract infections in children
  3. Transition from match day to midyear
  4. Communication with pediatric patients and their families
  5. Pharmacists in the ED (focus on justifying a position)
  6. Overview of residency research projects
  7. Writing a letter of intent


Tips for proposing a winning topic

  1. DO pick a topic that will be applicable to a range of student levels (P1 to P4)
  2. DO discuss your topic proposal with your mentor before submission
  3. DO consider what you wanted to know more about as a student or what would have benefitted you
  4. DON’T choose very specific clinical topics with detailed disease state or treatment information unless they are at a very basic level
  5. DO focus on drugs & important pharmacist roles if choosing a clinical topic


How do I submit?


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