Call for Best Practice Abstracts
(Results are required) 

Introduction 

Please read these instructions prior to the submission of your abstracts.

Poster Presentations are informal discussions of current projects in pharmacy practice with meeting attendees. It is your opportunity share successful programs that have worked in pediatric healthcare systems, and to pick up ideas from others. This document will assist you in preparing your abstract for submission. Thank you for your interest in presenting at the PPAG Annual Meeting.

​Best and Innovative Pediatric Pharmacy Practice Abstracts typically describe programs, systems, or projects that are creative, cost-effective, and improve practice in pediatric pharmacy.

All practitioners, investigators, post-doctoral trainees, and students in the field of pediatric clinical pharmacy, whether members of PPAG or not, are invited to submit abstracts of papers to be considered for platform or poster presentation at the Annual PPAG Meeting and Pediatric Pharmacy Conference.

General Guidelines

Best Practice Abstracts should include sufficient details about the rationale, process, and hypothesis of the impact should the program, system, or project be implemented. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Submissions should include any pictures, graphs, figures and data tables that supports the summary. Each of these must be clearly labeled and described.​

Submission Deadline: February 1 at 11:59 PM (Pacific) – Abstracts must be completed and submitted by this date; no new submissions or edits will be accepted after this deadline. PPAG will not edit abstracts. Incomplete abstracts will be deleted from the system after this deadline.

Primary Author: The person entering the information online is the primary author and is responsible for providing the required information to other authors. We define the “Primary Author” as the leading author and the primary presenter. The submitting author’s name will automatically appear first on the citation and the abstract, and their contact information will be printed on the published version of the abstract. Duplicate abstracts on the same topic from one author or institution will not be accepted. Your poster presentation at the PPAG Annual Meeting may not differ from the original accepted title and abstract content in your submission. It is understood that an author of the abstract will be at the meeting to present the poster.

Additional Authors: Each submission may have up to six (6) authors – the Primary Author and 5 additional authors. The primary author is responsible to ensure that all authors are included and in the order they will appear on the abstract and citation. PPAG will not add “forgotten” authors or make changes to the order of the authors.

Meeting Registration and Cancellations

Meeting Registration

Presenting a poster at our meeting is a voluntary effort and PPAG cannot pay expenses for your participation. If your submission is accepted, you are responsible for your own meeting registration fee and travel. Your meeting registration will confirm your participation in the Poster Session. All presenters must be registered for the meeting.

Withdrawals/Cancellations

Written notification is required for all submission withdrawals, and must be submitted by the primary author. Please send your withdrawal request by to: matthew.helms@ppag.org and include your full name, abstract number, and presentation title in the request. If you withdraw after receiving your acceptance notice, your presentation abstract will not appear in print, on the PPAG website or other media.

Prior Publication or Presentation

Previously presented or published abstracts (encore presentations) may be submitted for presentation at the PPAG Annual Meeting, but they will NOT be published in the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (JPPT). Encore presentations will not be considered for an Award.  

Publication Rights

PPAG does not retain the exclusive rights of publication to poster abstracts submitted for our meeting.

  1. All research abstracts should be no longer than 450 words.
  2. Research abstracts will be published in the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
  3. Platform Presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.
  4. All Research and Scientific Abstracts are required to have results and a conclusion to be considered for acceptance. Note: residents and students can submit abstracts in this category, but results ARE required.

 

Notifications and Contact Information Email Notifications

All correspondences including confirmations, reminders, and accept/reject notifications will be sent to the primary author’s email only. It is the primary author’s responsibility to notify the co-authors of the status of the submission, and highly recommended that this email be a working address that is not spam protected.

Abstract Submission Details

When submitting your abstract, please use the following section headings in the body of your abstract:

  1. Introduction
  2. ​Methods
  3. ​Results
  4. ​Conclusion

 

Abstract Title

  1. Title must accurately and concisely reflect the abstract content.
  2. Submission with titles that are NOT in the correct format will not be accepted.
  3. Only enter the title of the abstract in the title field. DO NOT put it in the abstract content field.


Title Format

  1. Do NOT use brand names of medications in the title
  2. Capitalize only the first letter of the first word in the title, all other words must be in lowercase letters; except in the case of acronyms or proper nouns.
  3. Do not use “An,” A,” or “The” as the first word in the title
  4. Spell out all pharmaceutical acronyms
  5. Special symbols (Mathematical signs – equals, plus, minus, percentage, greater than, less than etc.) must be spelled out.


Body of Abstract

  1. ​Do NOT include the title or authors in the body of the abstract.
  2. Your abstract will be reviewed and evaluated based on the content provided according to these guidelines.
  3. Word limits – the entire abstract should be no longer than 450 words.
  4. Proofread content carefully, particularly doses, drug names and numerical values.
  5. Use standard abbreviations. Do not include graphs, tables or illustration in your abstract.
  6. Do not use special functions such as tabs, underlines, trademarks, superscript, subscript, bold or italics. Special symbols such as Greek letters, degrees, plus signs, minus signs or greater than or less than signs must be spelled out.
  7. Again, do not include the title or authors in the body of the abstract.

 

Criteria For Review 

Abstracts will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  1. Project presented is innovative/creative and supports the advancement of pediatric pharmacy practice​.
  2. Project presented demonstrates measurable outcomes/benefits (e.g., improved compliance, cost-effectiveness, decreased mortality)​.
  3. Project presented can be replicated at other institutions​.
  4. Abstract is clearly and concisely written

 

Best Practice Awards

BPA Posters will be selected based on achievement of excellence in each of the four areas. Winners of the Best Practice Award will be chosen from accepted abstracts. The program, system, or project can be an individual or collaborative effort in any type of practice setting, including academia, institutional, or ambulatory care.

Chiesi Best Practice Awards
PPAG will award up to two (2) Best Practice Awards during the Annual Meeting. The awards are given to innovative and creative pharmacy programs that advance the mission, vision, and goals of the organization. Recipients of the award receive a certificate recognizing each contributor to the program. Award recipients will share their best practice during a presentation at the Annual Meeting and as a poster at the Annual Meeting. The Best Practice Awards are generously supported by Chiesi.

​To learn more about the Best Practice Awards and previous recipients, go to: https://www.ppag.org/index.cfm?pg=BestPracticeAward

Submit Your Abstract 

​To submit your abstract, direct your browser to: https://ppagannual.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/3