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Submitting your abstract

The HSRPP Abstract Adjudicating Committee encourages researchers and practitioners of all levels of experience to submit an abstract for the HSRPP Conference 2023. As well as receiving submissions from experienced researchers, we are particularly keen to encourage:

  • practitioners new to research
  • practitioners who have investigated new innovations or tried out new ways of doing things in practice
  • those evaluating new services
  • PhD students and other research staff
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Abstract submission guidelines

THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS HAS NOW PASSED - the following is for reference only.

Abstract submission

  • Please upload your abstract no later than 9am on Monday 24 October 2022
  • Abstracts will be judged using the Abstract Judging Criteria shown below. Please review these before uploading your abstract.
  • Your abstract will be judged anonymously by the committee reviewers. Your name and work affiliation will be removed from the abstract when being judged. Please also ensure that the title and main body of your abstract does not contain any identifying details (e.g. instead of saying ‘Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust’, say ‘a large NHS trust’).
  • All applicants will be informed of the adjudicating committee’s decision around Friday 25 November 2022. For those abstracts requiring further revision before acceptance, authors will have until Friday 2 December 2022 to submit the required revisions. Authors of conditionally accepted abstracts will receive final notification of the outcome of their abstract in the week commencing 9 January 2023.
  • Included in the abstract submission process is a question regarding whether your research has received ethical approval or requesting information on why ethical approval was not required. For this reason, information on ethical approval does not need to be included in the abstract.
  • At least one author on accepted abstracts must register for the conference.

If you have any queries, please email:

Abstract format

The abstract should not exceed 500 words or 350 words with one table or figure. The table or figure and up to two references will not be included in the word count. References need to be in the Vancouver referencing style (number in brackets in text linked to the reference below the abstract).

The main body of the abstract should include the following headings:

  • Introduction
  • Aim
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion/Conclusion

Accepted abstracts are published in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. Sample abstracts can be accessed on the IJPP website.

Presentation methods

Please indicate on the Abstract Form the format you would prefer to present your work (i.e. either oral or poster).

There will be prizes for poster and oral presentation categories.


Papers on the conference theme of Partnerships in Healthcare: Advancing Sustainable Medicines Optimisation are encouraged, although any aspect of pharmacy practice or health services research relevant to medicines or pharmacy are invited.

HSRPP Abstract template 2023

Please use this document to format your abstract. The introduction, aim, methods, results and conclusion sections should not exceed 500 words, or 350 words with one table

If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact our team. You can also read our Website Accessibility Statement.

Abstract review process

Abstracts are welcome from qualitative and quantitative research projects, systematic reviews, trials, secondary analyses of datasets and mixed methods studies. Abstracts for non-systematic reviews (e.g. rapid reviews, scoping reviews) require strong justification for not using full systematic review methodology in the introduction. All abstracts must include a description and discussion of results obtained - please do not submit abstracts that describe research protocols.

Abstract judging criteria

Your abstract will be judged by the conference committee using the abstract judging criteria. The systematic review criteria have been adapted from the Equator network. For further information on judging quality in research abstracts, please see the Equator website.

Beller EM, Glasziou PP, Altman DG, et al. PRISMA for Abstracts Group. PLoS Med 2013;10(4):e1001419. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001419. Epub 2013 Apr 9. PRISMA for Abstracts: reporting systematic reviews in journal and conference abstracts.

HSRPP Abstract Judging Criteria 2023

Please read before you submit to ensure your abstract meets our scoring guidelines.

If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact our team. You can also read our Website Accessibility Statement.