Abstracts

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDLINES AND INSTRUCTIONS

Key Dates:

  • Abstract submission opens: August 31, 2022
  • Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2023
  • Abstract notification to author(s): February 7, 2023

Abstracts must be submitted online using the official 14th Life Long Learning in Pharmacy Conference Abstract online application tool. Submissions will not be accepted via e-mail or post.

Accepted Abstracts will be included in a volume of the Pharmacy Education journal. Abstracts that do not follow to the required template may not be able to be considered for inclusion.

WE ARE NOW INVITING SUBMISSIONS FOR ABSTRACTS FOR THE CONFERENCE

The 2023 LLLP conference theme, Blazing New Trails, is inspired by our majestic Rocky Mountains, which are steadfast in inspiration and determination.

LLLP 2023 will focus on climbing the mountain of learning together, simultaneously blazing new trails for our profession and successors.

We invite you to submit an abstract to the conference committee addressing one of the four themes of the conference:

1. Base Camp – Teaching and Learning Essentials

This theme will review various teaching and learning efforts/methodologies, including adult learning principles, curricular/instructional design, assessment of and for learning, and interprofessional education.

2. Carabineers, Clips and Cairns – Tools of the Climb

This theme explores learning approaches that use technology and new tools to enhance learning, both in the classroom and in practice.

3. Elevations – Gaining Ground through Training

This theme explores the question of how we are moving the profession forward through teaching and learning. Topics may include strategies for developing self-directed lifelong learners, practice-based learning or advanced training, or other initiatives to support pharmacy professionals in their career progression.

4. Summit – Transformation of Practice through Learning

This theme explores the impact of learning on pharmacy practice, patient and community health. Topics may include efforts toward practice change or workforce development, measurable systems-based or public health outcomes, or organizational return on investment of education and training.

In 2016 the International Pharmaceutical Federation agreed on 13 Workforce Development Goals (WDG’s) for sustainable workforce development. The Life Long Learning Conference is aligning with these goals, and have requests abstract authors to consider assigning relevant WDG’s to their submissions. View here.

All accepted presenters are responsible for their own registration fees, travel and accommodation.  The conference will be conducted in English.

Please consider submitting an abstract for one of the following presentation types:  workshop, small group, oral communication or a poster.  You are welcome to submit multiple presentations for consideration. All accepted presenters are responsible for their own registration fees, travel and accommodation.  The conference will be conducted in English.

Abstract submissions will close on 15 January 2023.  All abstract submissions will be acknowledged on receipt and peer reviewed after the closing date. You will be advised of the status of your abstract by 7 February 2023.

TYPE OF SESSIONS

Workshop Sessions

These sessions are 90 minutes in length, including a short break. Workshops must be practical and interactive and include opportunities for active learning and interaction between participants. It is recommended that a 90-minute workshop includes about 30 to 40 minutes of content and 40 to 50 minutes of active learning. Each abstract for a workshop must include learning outcomes and self-assessment questions – see template. You are also required to submit a short presenter biography (maximum 50 words per presenter). Presenters are responsible for any handout material. 

Small Group (concurrent) Sessions:

These sessions are 45 minutes in length. Sessions must include opportunity for discussion e.g. question and answer period, asking participants to contribute their experience, “buzz” groups (2-3 minute discussions on an issue in small groups of 2-3 people), etc. It is recommended that the 45-minute session includes about 25 to 30 minutes of content and 15 to 20 minutes for interaction with/among participants. Each abstract for a small group session must include learning outcomes and self-assessment questions – see template. You are also required to submit a short presenter biography (maximum 50 words per presenter). Presenters are responsible for any handout material. 

Oral Communications – Project/Research Sessions

These presentations are allocated 15 minutes in length and will be grouped together in groups of presentations within each theme in each room. There will be 10 minutes for presentations and 5 minutes for questions from participants. You are also required to submit a short presenter biography (maximum 30 words per presenter).

Poster Sessions

Posters will need to be available for viewing on days 2 and 3 of the conference and there will be a poster-viewing time within the programme during that time when authors will be present with their posters. The programme will also include a Life Long Learning in Pharmacy favourite item – “Visit my poster” where each poster author/s are given ONE minute per poster in plenary time to advertise their poster to conference participants. How you use this time is entirely up to you.  

Posters should be A0 size in a Portrait style. Standard ISO A0 paper dimensions are 841mm x 1189mm (or 33.1 ×46.8inches).  Posters may be laminated or not, according to your preference. 

Please bring Velcro dots or tacks to attach to the boards (not blu-tak)

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

You will need to create an account with login details in order to proceed. All abstracts should be submitted through the abstract submission portal.

Closing date for abstract submissions is Sunday, January 15,2023.

Abstracts must be typed into the following Word templates:

Workshop Session Template

Small Group Session Template

Oral Communication Template

Poster Session Template

  • Abstracts must be submitted via the online abstract submission site
  • Abstracts must be typed into the appropriate Word template
  • Do not change the page margins or any set up features
  • The abstract should be typed in 10-point Arial font (do not use “bold” type)
  • All text should be entered in sentence case (do not type in CAPITAL LETTERS)