2023 Call for Poster Abstracts

The theme and focus of JFPS 2022 is A Unified Force for Patient Care; poster abstracts, however, can be submitted on any topic. APhA is seeking abstracts for the JFPS 2023 poster program that present innovations in pharmacy practice and pharmacy-focused scientific research on issues relevant to federal pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

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Abstract Submission Process

Abstracts must be submitted by July 18, 2023, using the JFPS 2023 online submission system .

Abstract Topics

Submit abstracts to one of the following 5 topics:

  1. Automation/Technology
  2. Clinical Pharmacy
  3. Hospital Inpatient Services
  4. Pharmacy Operations
  5. Readiness
  6. Other/Emerging Topics

Abstract Review and Notification

Abstracts submitted by July 18 will be reviewed by the JFPS 2023 Educational Programming Committee. All abstracts are subjected to a double-blind peer review. Each abstract will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance – makes important contribution to federal pharmacy practice.
  • Originality – new, innovative approaches to move the pharmacy profession forward.
  • Clear statement of question(s) to be answered or objective(s) to be met.
  • Study/project design – project design clearly stated, appropriate to achieve objectives, and variables controlled. Setting and patient population described.
  • Methods and data collection process/analysis clearly described. Source(s) of data, how it is being collected. Data analysis/evaluation procedures target project outcomes and support project objectives. Compare different strategies.
  • Results – findings are reported for each objective or research question. Include data in your results section. (Projects in Progress must report any initial findings.)
  • Implications of findings for pharmacy practice, policy theory, or further research are discussed and should focus on tangible or significant results. Describe how innovation is adaptable to other practice sites/settings. (Projects in Progress will describe potential implications.)
  • Conclusions are appropriately stated, based on results. (Projects in Progress will not include Conclusions on the abstract; however, conclusions should be included in the final poster presentation.)

Helpful Tips

  • Be as specific, descriptive, and thorough as possible about project/study design, methods, data collection and analysis, results, and conclusion/implications
  • Use complete sentences
  • Include background information to justify why this program was created
  • Define time periods; include dates, where applicable
  • Describe patient population(s)
  • Define acronyms
  • Avoid the use of jargon
  • Check spelling and grammar
  • Do not identify facility or unit in the body of the abstract

Incomplete or poorly written abstracts will be rejected.

Remediation is not offered for this program.

If you are a student or resident, work with your preceptor or faculty advisor to ensure that your abstract submission meets all criteria outlined.

In August 2023, APhA will notify poster authors about the status of their abstract submission via the email provided during the submission process. If you have not received notification by August 31, 2023 contact APhA.

Poster Presentations

Accepted abstracts will be presented at JFPS 2023 as poster presentations in both the live onsite Meet the Researchers session and the virtual poster gallery.

Poster Awards

Posters are judged on Technical Merit, Originality, and Presentation. Award plaques will be awarded to poster presenters for first place in each topic area, and one overall best of seminar. Special recognition ribbons will be awarded to the highest scoring poster that did not win its category. Awardees will be announced at the Closing General Session.

To be eligible for the JFPS 2023 poster award program, the following requirements must be met:

  • The poster must be accepted for presentation.
  • Poster presenters must submit a PDF or PowerPoint file of their final poster by Tuesday, September 19, 2023 and an accompanying audio recording by Tuesday, September 26, 2023.
  • The poster and accompanying audio recording must be displayed in the virtual poster gallery.

Abstract Publication

Accepted abstracts presented at JFPS 2023 will be e-published in a 2023 issue of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA) at APhA holds first right of refusal for material contained in abstracts when submitted for publication. Full manuscripts that expand on the abstracts should be submitted for publication in an APhA publication, usually JAPhA at Encore presentations are not published in their entirety; only the title, authors, and original citation will appear.

More Information

For more information, please contact Ellyn Terry at

Deadline for submissions: July 18, 2023