Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission 2018-07-19T08:04:40+00:00

Abstract submissions have now closed


We welcome abstracts from pharmacists, technicians, researchers and other health professionals for the following categories:

  • Leadership
  • Workforce/practitioner development
  • Clinical
  • Digital/IT health


  • Impact on patient care and medicines management
  • Relevance to clinical pharmacy and innovation
  • Clear aim/design/methodology/outcomes
  • Demonstrated collaboration (mutlidepartment/multi-site/mutli-disciplinary)
  • Well written


Abstract submissions which do not conform will be excluded from consideration. Abstracts will ONLY be accepted via the online abstract submission site.

  1. Abstracts should describe work which has not been presented at a previous SHPA National Conference. Selection of oral and poster presentations is dependent on the content and presentation of the abstract. If this work has been published or presented already, please provide details (this is not a criterion for exclusion).
  2. Abbreviations and statistical results should conform with the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use.
  3. References are not required but may be included. References should follow the reference citation guide at shpa.org.au/resources/reference-citation-guide.
  4. Abstract title must not exceed 15 words. Abstract text must not exceed 250 words.
  5. Author details MUST NOT appear on the abstract, to allow for blind reviewing.
  6. The abstract should be arranged in a logical order, be informative and contain the following information:
    TITLE – should be brief and clearly state the nature of the study.
    TEXT – you must not identify the institution type or affiliation of the authors in the main body of the text.

AIM – a one sentence statement of the study’s specific objective[s].
METHODS – a brief statement of the methods.
RESULTS – a summary of the results obtained.
CONCLUSION – a statement of the conclusion[s].

CASE REPORTS (note: must demonstrate the pharmacist’s involvement in the case):

OBJECTIVE – state why the case is being reported.
CLINICAL FEATURES – please include the patient’s age, sex, ethnic background, occupation, relevant medical history, presenting problems and diagnosis, as relevant.
INTERVENTIONS, CASE PROGRESS AND OUTCOMES – these may be presented together or separately.
CONCLUSION[S] – please state the lessons learnt from the report.

7. Please ensure you thoroughly check your abstract for spelling and grammar.
8. Abstract[s] must not contain tables, pictures or diagrams.
9. All contributed paper and poster presenters must register and pay to attend the conference.


All abstracts must be submitted electronically via this conference website.

  1. You will be asked to enter the presenting author’s contact details, affiliation information, abstract title, proposed type of presentation (oral or poster), author(s), and brief biographical details of the presenting author.
  2. If submitting more than one abstract, each abstract must be submitted under the name of the presenting author.
  3. You have the option of submitting an abstract for either:
    a. Oral presentation only
    b. Poster only
    c. Oral or poster presentation.
  4. Ensure that all authors have agreed to the submission of the abstract[s].
    Please note that the presenting author must check the ‘acknowledgement of terms and conditions’ box when registering and submitting each abstract.
  5. Please ensure that your abstract is finalised and has been prepared in accordance with the Abstract Preparation Requirements.
  6. Ensure you do not leave in DRAFT. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful submission of your abstract.