Abstracts are welcomed for oral, poster, or roundtable presentations. APHA members are encouraged to submit abstracts that reflect quality science and align broadly with interests and values of the Pharmacy Section. After reviewers score abstracts, the program committee arranges the high-ranking submissions into sessions organized by topic. We will try to honor preferences for oral, poster, or round-table presentations.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are not yet a Pharmacy Section member, please consider joining our community. Student members are welcome!
The following topics reflect both historical concerns and current focus areas of the Pharmacy Section. They are neither prescriptive nor exclusive. The Pharmacy Section supports and advocates for public health and pharmacy initiatives and policies that benefit regional and global at-risk communities, education, government, organizations, as well as promotes ethical drug development and equitable access to care. Topics that fall within the broadly outlined categories below are encouraged for submission:
(e.g., Mental Health during COVID-19; How to fight a pandemic; Emergency Preparedness; Opioid Crisis Surge During the Covid-19 Pandemic and Resources; Innovative Programs to Increase Vaccinations and Awareness of CDC Guidelines; Building Communities to Promote Health Equity)
Abstracts submitted for consideration should reflect new information. Abstracts are limited to 250 words and should not contain charts, figures, etc. Abstracts should adequately describe the content and focus of the proposed presentation and follow the general outline of background, methods, results, and conclusions.
In addition to your abstract, you will be asked to provide the following information as part of the online submission process:
All abstracts are reviewed using a blind peer-review process. Incomplete abstracts or those failing to meet guidelines established by APHA will NOT be reviewed. View additional information regarding abstract submission guidelines at the following URL: http://apha.confex.com/apha/2020/intro.html.
NOTE: Submission of an abstract implies a commitment to make the presentation at the annual meeting. Presenters of accepted abstracts must be, or become, members of APHA and must be registered by the early-bird deadline.
Barry A. Bleidt, PhD, PharmD, RPh, FAPhA, FNPhA