Abstract Information

  • All Pharmacy Residents are required to submit abstracts for presentation.
  • All Residents must view the podcast on ACPE guidelines and complete a brief post-test PRIOR to submitting abstracts. Also for your reference, you may download the podcast slides as a PDF: Presentation Guidelines to Meet ACPE Requirements
  • The body of the abstract should be organized as follows:
    • Statement of the purpose
    • Statement of methods used
    • Summary of (preliminary) results to support conclusion
    • Conclusions reached
  • The submission must also include:
    • Two learning objectives (see tips on writing objectives)
    • Two self-assessment/post-test questions with answers
    • Selection of ACPE topic designator 

      01: Disease State/Drug therapy

      02: AIDS therapy

      03: Law (related to pharmacy practice)

      04: General Pharmacy

      05: Patient Safety

      06: Immunizations

      07: Compounding

  • All residents presenting an abstract must submit a curriculum vitae (CV) with their abstract
  • Abstracts must be submitted ONLINE no later than February 1 at 11:59:59 PM EST
  • Remember that conference registration must also be submitted
  • Objectives must be specific and measurable, developed to specifically address the identified educational need, addressed by an active learning activity (case study, Q & A, etc) during the presentation, and covered by a learning assessment / post-test.
  • Please use the one or more of the following verbs when writing your objectives for your presentation: (Use only these verbs).
  Arrange Label Repeat
  Classify List Report
  Define Locate Reproduce
  Describe Memorize Restate
  Discuss Name Review
  Duplicate Order Select
  Explain Outline State
  Express Recall Translate
  Identify Recognize  
  Indicate Relate  
  • Please note: For GLPRC coordination purposes, you should provide learning objectives on ONLY the Abstract Submission Form, NOT on your slides.  Learning objectives and post-test questions will be listed in the program materials.


  • A complete mailing address, phone, and email are required.
  • A Conflict of Interest statement will be completed during the abstract submission process.
  • Short specific titles are desirable. Do NOT use call caps.
  • Authors should be listed with the FIRST NAME FIRST, MIDDLE INITIAL, AND THE LAST NAME LAST; list title and degrees. Place an asterisk by the presenter's name.
  • No tables, graphs, or multiple column text may be included in the abstract.
  • Do not indent or justify paragraphs.  Do not use carriage returns except between paragraphs (i.e. leave all line wrap decisions to the word processing program).  Do not manually hyphenate words at the end of lines (unless the word is always hyphenated).
  • Check spelling and punctuation carefully.  Abstracts will be printed in the abstract book exactly as submitted.
  • Total word count for the body of the abstract is 300 words.  This does NOT include title, authors, learning objectives, or self-assessment / post-test questions.
  • For a successful submission of an abstract, it is recommended that you prepare your abstract in a word processing document, have your preceptors review it, and then cut and paste into the online submission form.
  • Disclosure and eliminating bias.  Your presentation should be free of any remarks that would show bias.  You must place the disclosure information on your first slide.  If you have no information to disclose you must specifically state that as well.
    • For example, you may use:  "The speaker has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this presentation."
    • Please note:  Any speakers WITH a Conflict of Interest to disclose must submit slides by March 27 for peer review.  Speakers WITHOUT a Conflict of Interest slides will be due by April 10.
  • You will receive a confirmation number after a successful submission.  NO confirmation emails are sent.
  • Failure to comply with abstract requirements may result in an abstract being rejected.

Additional information may be found on the Presentation Guidelines webpage.