Call for Abstracts: 36th Annual Pharmacy Scientific Conference: Shifting Paradigms Towards Pharmaceutical Research in Disease Prevention and Anti-Microbial Resistance

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Call for Abstracts: 36th Annual Pharmacy Scientific Conference: Shifting Paradigms Towards Pharmaceutical Research in Disease Prevention and Anti-Microbial Resistance

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS : 36th Annual Pharmacy Scientific Conference
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 12 May 2017  23:59 Central Africa Time
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36th Annual Pharmacy Scientific Conference
Theme: Shifting Paradigms Towards Pharmaceutical Research in Disease Prevention and Anti-Microbial Resistance
15-16 June 2017
Chrismar Hotel
Livingstone, Zambia

The Annual Pharmacy Scientific Conference enables dissemination of current, original pharmaceutical research and practice that introduces new ideas, concepts and understanding in the these four sub-themes:

  • Pharmaceutical Technology and Innovation 
  • Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Rationale Use of Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Practice and Policy

The Pharmaceutical Society of Zambia Journal Committee and the Conference Editorial Committee will review submitted abstracts and evaluate them based on the following criteria:

 – Direct relevance to the selected sub-theme
 – Scientific merit
 – Submission of a clearly written, well organized and structured abstract

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and should concisely describe:

 – Background
 – Aims/Objectives
 – Methodology
 – Results/Findings
 – Conclusion(s)

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GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:

Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm CAT   on  May 12, 2017
Please do not submit an abstract if you are not confident that you will be able to attend the conference and make the presentation.

GENERAL INFORMATION: 

– All abstracts should be in English.
– Incomplete or inaccurate abstracts will be rejected.
– Each attendee may present no more than two abstracts.
– Presenting an abstract is a voluntary effort and attendees will not be paid to present.
Abstract acceptances will apply only to the presenting author. Acceptances are not transferable to co-authors.

ACCEPTED ABSTRACT STYLE:

Title:
Only capitalize the first word, the word following a colon, and all proper nouns and adjectives as shown in the example below. Italicize Latin species names.

Example: Combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through improved rational drug use in Chongwe District”

  • The first word of the title should not be A,  An, or The.
  • Spell out acronyms and symbols such as equal, plus and minus.
  • Do NOT use brand names of medications or other products in the title
  • Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.

Text:
A concise statement of no more than 500 words describing the:

Background, Aims/Objectives, Methodology, Results/Findings and Conclusion(s)

– Arial, 12pt font, single-spaced and left aligned.
– DO NOT use all caps.
 – Use standard abbreviations only.
– Spell out a proper name in full at the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis.
– The abstract title, author names, affiliations and references are not included in the 500 word limit.
– Include no more than five key words in a separate line at of your abstract.

To Submit Your Abstract:

Email it to BOTH:  pjzeditor@gmail.com     and     machihamps@gmail.com 

In the subject line:
– Write the Title of your abstract

In the body of your email include in this order:
– Specific sub-theme
– Oral, or Poster presentation
– Abstract Title
– Presenting Author, institutional affiliation, contact details, including email
– Name and Organisation of Co-Authors in the order they should appear in the Abstract book
– Brief biography (no more than 50 words) of the Presenting Author

PLEASE NOTE:
If after you have submitted your abstract you choose to withdraw your submission, email  pjzeditor@gmail.com     and     machihamps@gmail.com and type WITHDRAWN and the Title of your abstract in the subject line.

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Abstract Evaluation Process and Criteria:

The Pharmaceutical Society of Zambia Journal Committee and the Conference Editorial Committee will review the abstracts based on the following criteria:

  • Direct relevance to the selected sub-theme
  • Scientific merit
  • Submission of a clearly written, well organized and structured abstract
  • Strict adherence to the submission guidelines outlined above

The Committee will notify authors with formal acceptance or rejection notices sent to the email address provided during the abstract submission process.

Note: If your abstract is accepted, the Committee will indicate if it will be an oral presentation or poster.

Dissemination of Abstracts:

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Pharmaceutical Journal of Zambia, June 2017 Edition [ISSN-2520-4327 (Print)] and disseminated to all conference attendees in print format.

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