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HSRPP: Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions for HSRPP 2017 Nottingham are now closed

We offer awards and prizes for best oral and poster presentation at the conference. These are presented on the second day of the conference.

Abstract Submission Guidance


How We Work

The HSRPP conference is directed by a Steering Group made up of senior pharmacy academics who oversee the conference abstract submission process.

Abstracts accepted for HSRPP are published in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (IJPP). The IJPP is one of the leading journals in the field with a rigorous peer review process.

The key aim of the conference is to disseminate the work of early career pharmacy researchers; the Steering Group therefore is committed to providing guidance and detailed feedback to applicants to enable them to produce publishable abstracts. Our abstract adjudication lead time is consequently longer than some other conferences.

Following the deadline date for submission, abstracts are sent to trio groups of steering group members for adjudication. Steering group members review the abstracts using a structured assessment form and then meet to discuss their recommendations. The majority of successful abstracts are accepted on condition they address amendments recommended by the Steering Group.

Detailed feedback is also provided to unsuccessful applicants to aid the future development of their abstracts.

Following the meeting, requested amendments are communicated to applicants and they are given a deadline by which to return their amended abstracts. During this time the Steering Group is also happy to answer any questions applicants have about their feedback. Once amended abstracts are received, they are passed to the Steering Group for final sign-off. Following sign-off, successful applicants are informed whether they have been allocated an oral or poster presentation and the theme of the session to which their abstract has been allocated.

The timetable of our 2017 adjudication process is presented below:

Deadline for abstracts 7th October 2016
Abstracts sent to trios 12th October 2016
Steering group meeting 9th November 2016
Feedback sent out to the applicants W/c 21st November 2016
Deadline date to resubmit revised abstracts9th December 2016
Revised abstracts sent to the panel 14th December 2016
Trios approve/ decline revised abstracts 9th January 2017
Applicants notified of outcome W/c 16th January 2017
Abstracts themed/ programme finalised W/c 16th January 2017
Abstracts proofed W/c 16th January 2017
Abstracts sent to IJPPW/c 6th February 2017
Early Bird Ends 17th February 2017
HSRPP 2017 10-11th April 2017

There are a number of ways you can help us with the adjudication and processing of your abstract:

  • Please ensure your abstract is formatted correctly as per the abstract submission guidance. Unlike some conferences, we allow applicants with incorrectly formatted abstracts to make revisions, but please be aware that this impacts on our timeline.
  • Should you have any questions regarding the feedback from our steering group, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • Please abide by the deadline you are given to return your abstract. Deadlines for submitting abstract amendments have been set to align with our proofing and publication timetable and late submissions delay this process.

We aim to be as transparent as possible about our processes. Should you have any questions regarding our operations, please contact us.