Pharmacy Education 2024 Call for Research and Education Poster Abstracts

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Research and Education Poster Abstracts

The Council of Sections (COS) invites AACP members to submit Research and Education poster abstracts for the 2024 Pharmacy Education Live Poster Gallery.

NOTE: AACP will be using CadmiumCD platform to collect 2024 Annual Meeting poster abstract submissions. Please carefully review the details below on the updated criteria, guidelines and instructions before you begin your abstract submission. Visit the Pharmacy Education 2024 Submission Information page for additional information about the different poster submission categories and evaluation criteria. Contact Nidhi Gandhi-Patel, Director of Transformation and Academic Initiatives, or Rosa Bello, Project Coordinator, at AACP Posters with any questions or inquiries. 

Submission Opens: January 29, 2024

Submission Deadline: March 6, 2024 at 11:59 P.M. (EST)

Submit an Abstract

Key Points to Know Before Submitting an Abstract (Please Read)
  • Use your AACP member username email address and password to login to the poster submission page in CadmiumCD. If you have forgotten your password, please contact LaToya Casteel, Membership Manager via email or at 703.739.2330 ext. 1004.
  • All abstracts must be submitted by AACP members. Information on joining or renewing your membership can be found on the AACP website.
  • The primary author must submit the abstract. At least one author of each accepted poster for presentation will be expected to register for the 2023 Annual Meeting to present the poster.
  • Members may only submit up to two (2) abstracts for review but may also be listed as a co-author on unlimited abstracts submitted by other individuals. Should a member submit more than two abstracts, they will be asked to select which abstract(s) to withdraw from consideration.
  •  Changes to abstract submissions can be made via the poster abstract submission site until the site closes on March 6, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).
  • Authors may submit abstracts for posters that have been presented at another meeting within the last year.
  • Abstracts describing human subject research must receive Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval prior to the submission deadline. IRB approval documentation must be attached to the abstract submission for the submission to be sent for review. 
  • Abstracts describing research works-in-progress will not be accepted for presentation at the research and education poster session.
  • Abstracts must be submitted under the Section of membership of either the primary or secondary author.
  • Abstracts to be submitted under one of the following categories of work: (1) Education Research; or (2) Research in the Discipline; (3) Educational Development and Innovation; or (4) Administrative and/or Broad Programmatic Issues.
  • All authors and the abstract title will be listed on the CadmiumCD portal. The full abstract of accepted posters as submitted, including all authors will be published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE). AACP will not proofread accepted abstracts prior to publication in AJPE. Please note: If an abstract has previously been published in another journal, it will not be published again in AJPE. 
  • Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Section to which they have been submitted. Please refer to the Research and Education Abstract Evaluation Criteria when composing your abstract to ensure your work is adequately described.
  • Only the submitting author will receive notification of acceptance or rejection after the review period is closed (late April/early May). It is the responsibility of the submitting author to communicate this decision to any co-authors. Please do not contact AACP to learn the status of your abstract.
  • If you have any questions, please contact AACP Posters.
Abstract Submission Instructions

Please review the Cadmium instructions prior to submitting a Research and Education poster abstract.

  1. Review the AJPE Poster Abstract Publication Formatting and Style Guide to submit the poster abstract correctly to meet all the criteria for acceptance.
  2. Click "Submit an Abstract" button above to be directed to the CadmiumCD platform. 
  3. Click the “Login” button and enter your AACP email and password.
  4. At the Welcome page, select “Update Your AACP Record” if your information (Name, Organization, Email) needs to be changed or select “Proceed” if your information is correct.
  5. Carefully review the “Privacy Policy” page and indicate your consent with a check mark and sign at the bottom of the page. Click “Continue”.
  6. Under the Abstracts header click on "click here to begin a new abstract." 
  7. Enter the poster abstract title using Title Case Capitalization (word limit: 15).
  8. Select Research and Education Abstract under “Poster Category” and click “submit.”
  9. Click on tasks 1-4 on the “Task List” page to enter the required information for the abstract submission. Please see the instructions below for the tasks.   
  10. After all tasks have been completed (indicated by green check marks), click “Save Submission” and “click here for a preview of your abstract” to review your abstract information before submitting. You can also print this for your records if needed. 
  11. Once previewed, click “previous” on the upper left corner under Home and then “submit.” You will be directed to the page showing “Abstract successfully completed on [Date, time].”
  12. An email to confirm your submission will be sent to you immediately. Please check your spam folder if you do not see the confirmation email in your inbox. 
  13. You will be able to edit your submission until the site closes at 11:59 p.m. (EST) on March 6, 2024. To edit your submission, login to the submission site, click the poster title listed under the "Abstracts" header. Select the task you would like to modify. Save your submission and click the "Submit" button to re-submit your edited abstract. 

Instructions for Completing Research and Education Abstract Tasks


  • To add authors (1 primary author and up to 7 co-authors) type the author's first name, last name, and email address or click on "member lookup" to locate the author by first name and last name. 
  • Click on "Add Author" after the member record has been located.   
    • The primary author is identified as the "Presenting Author" under "Role, " and co-authors are identified as "Author." 
    • Under "Author List" if it states Profile Incomplete, click on "edit Profile" and review your information, then click "continue."
    • A green check mark will appear indicating "Profile completed."
  • Click on "Save Authors" after all authors have been added. 
  • A green check mark indicates a complete profile, Once the profile is complete, click 'Save Authors' to complete the task.

Poster Title, Category of Work, Theme, Section Designation, and Abstract

  • Poster Abstract Title: Please confirm the poster title is correct and make any edits if necessary.
  • Category of Work: Select the category of work that best describes the research:
    • Administrative and/or Broad Programmatic Issues: Describes approaches to, or aspects of, management, leadership, strategy; policy; or governance of programs/institutions. 
    • Educational Development and Innovation: Describes the development and assessment of relatively new courses or educational initiatives. 
    • Education Research: Describes research involving previously established courses or initiatives, including but not limited to enhancement or changes to such courses or the method of assessment employed in those courses.
    • Research in the Discipline: Describes studies that align with the general emphasis of research conducted in the section to which the abstract is submitted or the mission of that section. 
  • Theme: Select the theme that best describes your poster abstract.
  • Section: Select the Section that the abstract is being submitted under.
  • Add the pertinent abstract information under objective, methods, results and conclusion (total combined word count must not exceed 275 words).

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval for Human Subject Research

  • Indicate whether your abstract submission describes human subject research by selecting "Yes" or "No.
  • If your abstract describes human subject research, indicate if you received IRB approval
  • Click "Continue" to complete the task.

Upload IRB Approval Documentation

  • If applicable, upload your IRB approval document and click “Continue”. 
  • If your abstract does not describe human subject research click “Opt out of uploading files” and “Continue.” 

After all tasks are completed (indicated by a green check mark), click "Save Submission."

You can “click here for a preview of your abstract” to review your abstract information before submitting. You can also print this for your records if needed. Once previewed, click “previous” on the upper left corner under Home and then “submit.” You will be directed to the page showing “Abstract successfully completed on [Date, time].”

An email to confirm your submission will be sent to you immediately. Please check your spam folder if you do not see the confirmation email in your inbox.