21st Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists
Austria Center Vienna (IAKW-AG) #Vienna, AUSTRIA
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EAHP is pleased to invite you to the 21st Congress of the EAHP, 16-18th March 2016, with the theme of 'Hospital pharmacists taking the lead - partnerships and technologies'. The scientific program is well advanced and is relevant for you as a hospital pharmacist dealing with the challenge of rapid technological change in healthcare. The role of the hospital pharmacist is not only to use these new technologies in their own practice but also to influence decision makers, multidisciplinary team members and patients about the appropriate use of these technologies in the medication process.
EAHP's annual congress is the largest congress for hospital pharmacy in Europe and is attended by pharmacists from all over the world. This Congress continues to provide you with an exceptional opportunity to meet, network and share expertise and best practice with colleagues while keeping up to date with the latest developments in hospital pharmacy.
I am honoured in my first year as President of EAHP to invite you to this Congress. I hope that with the announcement of this major event you will plan your attendance at the EAHP congress in Vienna.
See you in Vienna!
Ms. Joan Peppard, EAHP President-Elect
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
AUSTRIA CENTER VIENNA
Internationales Amtssitz- und
Konferenzzentrum Wien, AG
1220 Wien, Austria
The EAHP Scientific Committee (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).
CATEGORYEXAMPLES OF TOPICS
Clinical pharmacyService evaluation, service implementation, outcome evaluation, pharmacoeconomics, drug efficacy evaluations, D&T committees
Drug distributionLogistics, storage conditions, ordering systems, drug distribution technology (e.g., bar code scanning, electronic cabinets, dose dispensing), home delivery, supply chain management
Drug information and pharmacotherapyPatient education, patient knowledge, telepharmacy, drug use evaluations, adverse drug events
Production and preparationTechnology, formulation, quality control
General ManagementEducation, staffing, organisation, financing, services/tasks, working environment, occupational health, management theories
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamicsTherapeutic drug monitoring, metabolism, interactions, genetic polymorphisms
Patient safety and risk managementMedicines reconciliation, medication history, medication review, drug-related problems, root cause analysis
Other hospital pharmacy topicsMedical devices
Table 1: Categories for abstract submission with examples.
Important 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 to no 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.
The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) cordially invites you to send your options for exhibition space for the 21st Congress of the EAHP, which will be held from 16 - 18 March 2016 in Vienna, Austria. Reserve your space today before it's completely sold out! Click HERE to view available spaces.
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 second 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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