Submission Information

Information on Abstract Submission for Poster Presentations Hong Kong Pharmacy Conference 2020

General Information on Poster Presentations:

  • Abstracts related to any one of the following topics will be considered: Community Pharmacy, Institutional / Clinical Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmacy Education, Pharmacy Informatics, Medication Safety / Pharmacovigilance, Integrative Medicines / TCM, Pharmacogenomics, and Pharmaceutical Technology.
  • The type of abstract may include:
    1. Descriptive reports of new or innovative pharmacy roles or services and
    2. Evaluative studies – original research, including clinical research, surveys, drug-use evaluations, pharmacoeconomic studies, and evaluation of innovative pharmacy services and/or educational programs.
  • There is a limit of one submission per presenting author.
  • The presenting author must complete the online Abstract Submission Application Form. Abstract submission by fax or post will NOT be accepted.
  • Abstract submission deadline is 15:00 on 1 May 2020 (Friday).
  • Authors will be notified by email of acceptance of their papers by 8 May 2020 (Friday).
  • The presenting author is required to register on or before 24 May 2020 (Sunday) to confirm his/ her participation in the poster presentation. The registration must be valid on both days of the Conference.
  • To promote sharing of best practices and findings on pharmacy practice research, authors of selected abstracts this year are also invited to submit a 3-minute video presentation on their work by 26 June 2020 (Friday) for uploading to the Conference's mobile application. Authors of accepted abstract are to confirm if they will submit a video presentation by 24 May 2020 (Sunday) as well.
  • Expenses associated with the submission and presentation of the paper is the responsibility of the presenters.
  • Research that has been published or presented at any national or international meeting prior to this conference is discouraged.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published as submitted and distributed at the Conference. Changes to abstracts will not be accepted after the submission deadline.
  • The Conference reserves the right to make minor editorial changes on the abstracts.
  • After the Conference, presenters are highly encouraged to submit a full paper for publication in the Hong Kong Pharmaceutical Journal (

Guidelines for Preparation of Abstract*

  • Title of abstract; capitalize the first letter of each noun
  • Author list: Surname, First/Middle initial(s); underline the name of the presenting author
  • Affiliation list: Institution, City, State/Province, Country
  • The text must be organized in single-spaced paragraphs without indent as follows:
    1. Objectives
    2. Methods
    3. Results
    4. Conclusions
  • The abstract, excluding title and author and affiliation lists, should be no more than 300 words.
  • The abstract should not include tables or figures.
  • Abstract should be typed single-spaced using 12-point font of Times New Roman and saved in MS Word format.
  • Abstract submissions and presentations should be in English.


* Video Presentation on Selected Abstract should be in English and follow in general the aforementioned structure. You may access some examples via the below hyperlinks:
Example 1:
(Source: Three-minute thesis competition- Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Example 2:
(Source: Quick Take - Ticagrelor versus Prasugrel in Acute Coronary Syndromes)


Criteria for Evaluation of Abstracts:
The abstracts will be selected for poster presentations, based on the following criteria:

  • Originality of the project or research
  • Appropriateness of the methods
  • Validity of the results and conclusions
  • Clarity of the presentation
  • Utility of the data and / or significance of the work

Presentation of Posters:

  • Presentation schedule will be notified after confirmation of presenting is received.
  • Posters are presented at the times designated in the final programme.

Best Poster & Video Presentation Awards:

  • There will be three awards concerning Poster and Video Presentation in 2020.
    1. Best Poster Award
    2. Delegates' Elected Poster Award
    3. Best Video Presentation Award
  • For 1), the Best Poster will be selected by a judge panel and the selection criteria include originality, content, presentation style and interaction; the best poster presentation can win the prize consists of free registration to Hong Kong Pharmacy Conference 2021.
  • For 2) and 3), the selection criteria will be based on voting / rating by Conference Delegates using the Conference's mobile application.
  • The Best Poster Award Presentation Ceremony will be held during the Conference Lunch on 12 July 2020 (Sunday).

Online Submission