20th Congress of the EAHP-“The hospital pharmacist’s agenda – patient safety first”
CCH – Congress Center Hamburg *HAMBURG, GERMANY Visit the Venue to read more
Welcome to Hamburg, one of the most affluent cities in Europe which is located on the river Elbe and boasts the third largest port in Europe. The old tradition of the Hanse is still alive as Hamburg continues to be one of the largest commercial and cultural hubs in Europe drawing millions of visitors every year.
EAHP is pleased to invite you to the 20th Congress of the association, an event that continues to be an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues, learn the newest developments in the hospital pharmacist profession and join the industry exhibition.
The scientific committee is already in the process of developing the 2015 programme around a topic we should never forget: “The hospital pharmacist's agenda – patient safety first”.
The hospital pharmacist profession developed from a medicine to a patient centred profession and our first commitment to the patients is to assure their safe medication. No other professionals can give major input to achieve this goal but of course we are not the only ones. The best outcome for patients can only be achieved through collaborative care including doctors and nurses. Looking on our agenda we have to focus on patient safety but also on proper communication with our colleagues as an important part of the task. A lot of evidence was created in the last years by scientific research on the impact of hospital pharmacists’ interventions. Now is the time to make this happen in every hospital and in every country of Europe. The congress will help you to find the way to overcome the obstacles and barriers in your hospital and will give you incentives to optimize what you are already doing for your patients.
Hamburg will be the last congress I will chair as president of EAHP. It has been a rewarding experience to serve EAHP and it is a great pleasure to have this congress theme at the end of my term as I am deeply convinced that this change of orientation is the future of our profession. Without losing the roots of pharmacy based on production of medicines we will serve the patients by helping them in making the best and safest use of their medication.
While Hamburg is sometimes thought to be an “industrial” city, you will be surprised by what it has to offer. Visit the impressive harbours with the huge Eurogate container terminal, the nightlife of St. Pauli, the “Speicher”-city and the promenade around the Alster. You will also discover the fine art of the Hanse-culture and maybe visit the prestigious opera house. The landscape itself is something of beauty with 2300 bridges crossing the rivers and streams throughout the city. Hamburg, recognised by the world as an open-minded city will never disappoint you!
See you in Hamburg!
Dr Roberto Frontini, EAHP President
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
CCH - Congress Center Hamburg
Am Dammtor / Marseiller Str.
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SC) is looking for contributions with:
- A high grade of relevance and/or innovation to the European community of Hospital Pharmacists,
- A high impact on the future of hospital pharmacy practice, or
- A high relevance regarding practice changes due to the investigated intervention.
Scope of abstracts and topic groups
We encourage the submission of abstracts from all disciplines of hospital pharmacy or related areas. The major categories and examples of topics are illustrated in the table below. The topics are not meant to represent a complete and exclusive list, but examples only that guide authors to select the most appropriate topic groups during the submission process.
Categories ought to be selected from a user’s point of view (e.g. distribution robots may be considered as a technology submission, however from a user’s point of view they actually should be classified for entry in the distribution category).
EXAMPLES OF TOPICS
service evaluation, service implementation, outcome evaluation, pharmacoeconomics, drug efficacy evaluations, D&T committees,
Logistics, storage conditions, ordering systems, drug distribution technology (e.g., bar code scanning, electronic cabinets, dose dispensing), home delivery, supply chain management
Drug information and pharmacotherapy
Patient education, patient knowledge, telepharmacy, drug use evaluations, adverse drug events
Production and preparation
Technology, formulation, quality control
Education, staffing, organisation, financing, services/tasks, working environment, occupational health, management theories
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
Therapeutic drug monitoring, metabolism, interactions, genetic polymorphisms
Patient safety and risk management
Medicines reconciliation, medication history, medication review, drug-related problems, root cause analysis
Other hospital pharmacy topics
Table 1: Categories for abstract submission with examples
Importan items to consider before writing your abstract
We kindly invite all applicants to carefully consider at the outset the following:
- The prerequisite for a good abstract is a well-conducted study with clear study aims and methodology.
- The purpose of the study should be understandable and should allow the reader to understand what has been done at a glance.
- We ask European or International Hospital Pharmacists to submit abstracts with clearly defined interventions and relevant outcomes.
- The authors are strongly requested, prior to submission, to see what is published in their relevant field and what is already known and reflect the added value of their work (e.g. if they present data of national or even local peculiarities).
- Before writing the abstract clarify for yourself what is the new evidence you want to present and why colleagues should be interested in your study.
Abstracts must be structured and written in five paragraphs: Background, Purpose, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions.
This structure of an EAHP congress abstract has to be strictly adhered to. The online abstract submission will guide you through this process. Abstracts are limited tono more than 300 words (or less if you use graphs or tables) and must be typed in English. The online submission system does not allow you to enter abstracts above this limit.
NEW: A blinded approach will be adopted during this year's abstract review process, so the institution name and/or country name MAY NOT be indicated in the abstract title and text. This process is meant to ensure that the reviews are conducted in the most ethical and professional way possible.
- Title: The title of the abstract must be strictly coherent with the data included in the abstract. Do not use abbreviations.
- Contact data: The name of every author, preceded by initials, and the name of the presenting author should be underlined and entered as instructed via the online submission process. Omit degrees, titles or institutional appointments. Then, insert the institution, city, country where the study took place, as well as the email address of the presenting author.
- Background: The background sets the frame of your study. You should present the problem you want to focus, and highlight why the answer to the problem is important. This includes a literature search to identify whether other observations in this field are already published.
- Purpose: The purpose must very precisely describe the aim of the study presented. What did you investigate and why?
- Material and methods: Describe the method and facilities (e.g. equipment/statistics, models) being used.
- Results: Present the necessary data in a way that it is easy to understand. Try to avoid tables and figures in the abstract, use them in the poster. Discuss your results and compare to literature data if available. Are other observations in this field already published? And relevant to be mentioned?
- Conclusion: Based on your results what are the answers to the problem you focused on? What are the new findings? Is your study conclusive or should further studies be carried out before a conclusion is reached?
- Acknowledgements: These may be given at the end of the abstract.
We advise authors to use scientifically common principles in abstract writing.
- Abbreviations may be used only if they are defined (spelled out in full text at first mention, followed by abbreviation in parentheses). Only general standard abbreviations for e.g. milliliters, seconds, and moles may be used without explanation.
- To include a chart, this is only possible in the special editor area, and this must be constructed via the special tools in that area. Pictures or screenshots are not accepted. The number of tables is limited to one table max, and only if the quality of the abstract is improved by displaying results in the table.
- Don’t use excessive decimals e.g. a person might weigh 70,237 kg at a given moment, but only 70 kg should be mentioned.
- References should be avoided or limited to a minimum, unless they are important for understanding methods, background or conclusions drawn. References should be added in a special field during the abstract submission, which is optional for use and not mandatory. Comprehensive bibliography can be displayed on the poster.
- The authors are encouraged to submit well-edited abstracts and avoid submission of negligent work.
The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) Congress exhibition offers a unique opportunity to showcase your institution and products to a captive audience of up to 4.000 hospital pharmacy professionals from Europe and abroad.
Recognised as the largest Congress in Europe, and the seconds largest Congress in the world for hospital pharmacists, the EAHP Congress grants you exclusive access to your core audience. Generate valuable leads, gain visibility, and engage with attendees who are looking for your innovative solutions in critical areas of hospital pharmacy.
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