Home' Australian Pharmacist : April 2011 Contents Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
6–9 October 2011
For further information see: www.pac11.com.au
PAC provides an excellent opportunity
for pharmacists to share their work with
colleagues. Abstracts are being sought for
practitioners to exchange good practice
ideas in the form of the ‘I did it my way’
poster or oral presentation.
While conventional research presentations
require a prescriptive approach in which
aims, methods, results, discussion and
conclusion are required, practitioner
presentations may take a narrative and
descriptive style of delivery.
As a profession, it is important that we
share information about services, skills
and resources that we have developed
within our own practice settings that
enhanced outcomes for the patients and
the experience of our staff.
The presentation, whether poster or oral,
may describe drivers for new service
development, logistics of doing so, staff
or patient experience, or the impact and
outcome achieved. It is anticipated that
practitioner presentation will provide the
opportunity for pharmacists with a similar
interest to get together and exchange
ideas and support each other.
PSA recognises that developing a
presentation might be daunting to some.
The poster/oral presentation committee
would provide support to any members
who wish to participate in the ‘I did it my
Bill Suen, Greg Duncan and Kay Stewart
are available to assist any pharmacists
in identifying the key elements for
discussion, provide advice and
assistance in presentation approaches
and development of the posters or oral
There are many creative, innovative
and very practical examples throughout
the pharmacy profession addressing
the needs of local communities. It
is important for these experiences
to be shared so that the positive
outcomes can spread more widely, and
pharmacists who took on the initiatives
are recognised. No activity, service or
knowledge is too small to consider as
all of these together help build quality
pharmacy services for our communities.
Consequently, PAC11 organisers are
seeking abstracts for poster and oral
presentations from researchers and
practitioners within the field of pharmacy
practice and pharmaceutical science.
Call for Abstracts
Oral presentations will be scheduled for
15 minutes which includes up to 10 minutes
of presentation and the remaining time
All abstracts must conform to the following
• a short title (up to 20 words)
• the authors’ names (*asterisk the
• the authors’ affiliations and/or the name
of the institution where the work was
• structured with the headings:
• maximum length 250 words
• preference for oral presentation or
poster (if any)
• presenting author’s contact details
including institution, address, email
Disclosure of interest
Authors must disclose potential conflicts of
interest, sources of funding and affiliations
with sponsoring companies, if applicable.
The Congress Organising Committee
is particularly interested in receiving
submissions from practitioners who
wish to share their own practice
experience (a ‘practice pearl’), without
necessarily having undertaken structured
Posters should be ‘A0’ in size (84 cm x
119 cm: presented in portrait orientation).
The poster should include a short title,
presenting author and co-authors’ names,
the authors’ affiliations and/or the name
of the institution where the work was
carried out, and the following sections:
background, aim, method, results,
discussion and conclusions.
For practice posters, a less-formal
structure is acceptable, for example
background, reason (for introducing
the ‘pearl’), description (what was done
and how), reflection (how it worked out),
recommendations (for others wanting to
do something similar).
Organisers also are encouraging the
submission of pictorial and graphical
presentations as they are more effective in
delivering the messages and attract better
The program will include periods of time
devoted exclusively to viewing the posters.
The presenting authors must attend
their posters during the allocated time to
The PAC Program Committee will review
abstracts for suitability for presentation at the
Congress, based on quality, originality and
relevance of subject matter.
Authors will be advised by email of selection
outcome by Monday 20 June 2011. Accepted
abstracts will be published in the Congress
Please note that the Congress Organisers
regret they cannot waive registration fees or
pay travel expenses for presenters of accepted
abstracts. All presenting authors must register
and pay for their attendance at the Congress.
All abstracts must be submitted online via:
Submission closes at midnight 6 June 2011.
Please contact Bill Suen at email@example.com
for further information or assistance.
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