Poster Guidelines

POSTER and PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS

Click here for the 2017 Poster Abstract Submission Form. Submission deadline is January 10.

ICHP POSTER CATEGORIES:

The following are the categories for submission:

Original Research: To be considered for acceptance, papers must describe original research in pharmacotherapeutics, clinical pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, practice innovations in organized health-care settings, administrative practice or cost analysis of pharmaceutical services. Papers must not have been published in abstract or complete form or have been presented elsewhere prior to presentation at the ICHP Spring Meeting.

Research in progress:  To be considered for acceptance, papers must describe original research in progress in pharmacotherapeutics, clinical pharmacokinetics or pharmacodynamics or practice innovations in organized health-care settings, administrative practice or cost analysis of pharmaceutical services. Papers must neither have been published in abstract or complete form nor have been presented elsewhere prior to presentation at the ICHP Spring Meeting. Those abstracts submitted as research in progress are expected to have results and conclusions available for poster presentation at the Spring Meeting. Those with no results and conclusions by the time of the meeting are disqualified.

Encore: Research may have been presented elsewhere or published in abstract or complete form only prior to presentation at the ICHP Spring Meeting.  To be considered for acceptance, papers must describe research in pharmacotherapeutics, clinical pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, practice innovations in organized health-care settings, administrative practice or cost analysis of pharmaceutical services. Posters or papers presented before January 1 of the previous year are not eligible. For example, posters or papers presented before January 1, 2016 are not eligible for 2017 submissions. Full results and conclusions must have been presented/published previously to qualify as an encore presentation. Those projects previously presented/published without results and conclusions should be submitted as an original poster.

Student: Only original material will be considered. Any material that has already been presented should be entered as an encore presentation. The person primarily responsible for the work must be a current student enrolled in an Illinois School of Pharmacy and must present the poster at the meeting.

Original research may be submitted as research in progress. Those abstracts submitted as research in progress are expected to have results and conclusions available for poster presentation at the Spring Meeting. Those with no results and conclusions by the time of the meeting are disqualified.

**Case reports and literature reviews are not eligible for poster submission. These types of research may be eligible for submission to ICHP's Newsjournal, KeePosted.

Platform Presentations
Abstracts submitted with results and conclusions will be eligible for a platform presentation, as decided by the ICHP Educational Affairs Division Poster Review Committee. In addition to a research abstract, individuals submitting an abstract with results and conclusions must also submit one learning objective that: 1) is encompassing of the overall project, and 2) uses one of the approved knowledge-based verbs listed below:
 
•    Arrange
•    Classify
•    Define
•    Describe
•    Discuss
•    Duplicate
•    Explain
•    Express
•    Identify
•    Indicate
•    Label
•    List
•    Locate
•    Memorize
•    Name
•    Order
•    Outline
•    Recognize
•    Relate
•    Recall
•    Repeat
•    Reproduce
•    Report
•    Re-state
•    State
 
For further information about the platform presentation, see the Review of Submissions section below.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

All Illinois health-system pharmacy practitioners, including pharmacists, pharmacy residents, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students are invited to submit projects for consideration. The submitting author must be a current ICHP member. If a student is listed as the submitting author for an original presentation, the poster will be eligible for the student award.

The submitting author should present the poster; however, if legitimate circumstances do not permit attendance at the meeting; another pharmacy professional author for that poster may present at the poster during the poster exhibit session at the Spring Meeting. All poster presenters must be registered for the Spring Meeting and complete ACPE required documents as requested, if the posters are accredited for continuing pharmacy education.

SUBMISSION OF POSTERS:

Individuals wishing to present a poster should submit the information through the ICHP website.

Click here for the 2017 Poster Abstract Submission Form. Submission deadline is January 10.

REVIEW OF SUBMISSIONS:

All submissions from eligible authors received by the designated deadline will be reviewed anonymously by the Educational Affairs Division Poster Review Committee for their acceptability for presentation. Submissions will be reviewed for their originality and applicability to health-system pharmacy and scored on relevance/originality, objectives, methods, results and conclusions/implications (click here for abstract scoring sheet).

In order for an original or encore submission to be accepted for poster presentation, a minimum score of 5 on the abstract scoring sheet is required. Research in progress requires a minimum score of 3, as results and conclusions/implications will not be scored. Two blinded reviewers must score the abstracts at the minimum required score in order for it to be accepted for poster presentation at the Spring Meeting. In the case of a split decision between the 2 blinded reviewers, a 3rd blinded reviewer will score the abstract and the abstract will be accepted if the minimum required score is also given by the 3rd reviewer.

The two abstracts in the original research categories with the highest scores (minimum of 7), submitted with results and conclusions at the time for abstract submission, will be invited to participate in the platform presentation session at the Spring Meeting. If there are none that qualify, encore research with results and conclusions will be considered if it receives a score of 7 or higher. Each presentation will be 15 minutes in length. These presenters will receive a platform presentation award (see Awards section below).  If a presenter opts out of the platform session, they will still be eligible for a poster award. The next highest score will be invited to participate in the platform session if a presenter opts out of the platform session. Those accepted for a platform presentation will be asked to provide additional information for ACPE accreditation purposes. Three judges will be selected to score the presentations.

The five abstracts with the next highest scores from the Original Research and Research in Progress categories combined will be eligible for the “Original” poster awards. The five abstracts with the highest scores in the Encore and Student categories will be eligible for the “Encore” and “Student” poster awards, respectively. A project presented during the platform session is not eligible for a poster award and vice versa.

Although all posters received by the deadline will be reviewed on their merits, in some instances, due to space limitations, only a limited number of posters will be accepted for presentation at the meeting. For this reason, authors of poster submissions are encouraged to submit their entries early since, under these circumstances, posters will be accepted for presentation on a “first come, first served” basis.

All submitting authors will be notified of the acceptance of their poster as either a platform presentation or a poster presentation via e-mail. Authors whose posters are rejected will be provided with a detailed explanation of the committee’s reason(s) for their decision.

AWARDS:

Best Platform Presentation – recognition plaque and winner's pharmacy department will receive one free ICHP state-wide full meeting registration of their choice to give to one employee.

Best Original Poster – recognition certificate and the winner's pharmacy department will receive 50% off one ICHP state-wide full meeting registration of their choice for one of their employees

Best Encore Poster – recognition certificate

Best Student Poster – recognition certificate and the winner's ICHP student chapter will receive one free ICHP state-wide full student meeting registration of their choice for one of their members

Posters/platform presentations will be judged at the ICHP Spring Meeting, during which time the winners will be announced.

Updated June 21, 2016