Call For Abstracts

CPERC 2020 – AFPC Annual Conference
AFPC Canadian Pharmacy Education and Research Conference (CPERC) 
May 21-24, 2020
Hotel Omni Mont Royal, Montréal, Québec

Call for Research / Education Abstracts – deadline January 15, 2020
The Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) invites pharmacy educators, researchers and students to submit abstracts for the AFPC Annual Conference in Montréal, May 21-24, 2020. The submission deadline is January 15, 2020. New for CPERC 2020 is an online system to submit and manage your abstracts – MyAbstract.

Abstracts can be submitted for oral presentations (during concurrent mini-sessions or Special Interest Group [SIG] education sessions) or poster presentations. Authors will be informed of acceptance no later than March 31, 2020. Check out AFPC's website to view the 85 abstracts presented at CPERC 2019: sessions information and posters.

Please note the following:

  • Only abstracts that conform to the prescribed format will be considered. See Instructions to Authors for Abstract Submission for details.
  • For CPERC 2020 AFPC is using an online system to submit and manage abstracts – MyAbstract:
  • Set up an account the first time you access the site. Select "Don't Have an Account?" to create your new account, then use your email address and password to login. You will receive a confirmation email once your abstract is submitted.
  • The deadline for submission of abstracts to AFPC is January 15, 2020. You can edit your online abstract until this deadline.
  • CPERC conference registration is mandatory for all students, researchers and educators whose abstracts are accepted for presentation.
  • Peer Review: abstracts will be peer-reviewed for oral presentations (mini-sessions or SIG education sessions) and poster presentations, and may be accepted, conditionally accepted (according to reviewers' comments) or rejected.
  • Authors will be informed of acceptance no later than March 31, 2020. Oral and poster presenters must register for the conference no later than April 30, 2020.
  • Presentations (for oral and poster sessions) will occur on May 22 and 23. The specific date and time is dependent upon the number of abstracts accepted. Presenters will be advised of their scheduled presentation times.
  • Concurrent mini-sessions will be 20 minutes in duration (15 minute presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A). Topics applicable to contemporary pharmacy education and research are of interest, including curricular development; innovations in teaching; learning and assessment; educational scholarship; experiential education; admissions; scholarly inquiries; faculty-led pharmacy practice innovations; and findings from educational research.
  • Concurrent SIG education sessions will be 20 minutes in duration (15-minute presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A) and will be presented under the following ten AFPC SIGs: 
  • 1. Educational Assessment
  • 2. Program Evaluation
  • 3. Experiential Education (PEP-C)
  • 4. Medicinal Chemistry
  • 5. Skills Lab
  • 6. Social and Administrative Pharmacy
  • 7. Informatics
  • 8. Truth & Reconciliation
  • 9. Self-Care Therapeutics & Minor Ailments
  • 10. Professionalism
  • AFPC Educational Scholarship Poster Award (ESPA): this new faculty award for 2020 will recognize the best innovative and effective educational scholarship poster presented at the AFPC annual conference. To be eligible, authors must indicate that their poster is to be considered for the ESPA when submitting the abstract (oral abstracts will also be considered, if the author wishes to also present a poster).
  • French presentations: posters and oral session presentations can be in French or English. If a presentation will be in French, the author must also submit an English abstract. Oral presentation slides must be in English or bilingual. Note that simultaneous translation will not be available at CPERC.
  • AFPC does not assume responsibility for any conference attendance or registration costs for oral or poster presenters.
  • Standard audiovisual equipment (LCD projector, laptop, screen and podium with microphone) will be provided. Presenters will be required to have their presentation on a memory stick.
  • ​Poster boards will be available.
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