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Poster Abstract Submission Guidelines

Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
All poster abstracts are to be submitted via the online submission site by Monday, January 23, 2017 at midnight PST. The submitting author will be notified of acceptance by email the week of February 6, 2017. 
Presenting Author Registration
The presenting author must register for the Conference by Monday, February 27, 2017. If the presenting author is different from the submitting author, the submitting author is required to email to confirm the name of the presenting author. 
Title and Content
The poster title must be submitted in UPPER CASE. The poster abstract is to include an objective, design, results, conclusion and contact information.
Poster Abstract Submission Categories
The following three submission categories are available:
  • Administration 
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Research 
Presentation Types
The following two presentation types are available:
  • New Poster (poster that has not been displayed before)
  • Encore Poster (poster that has been presented elsewhere)
Only new posters submitted by CAPhO members are considered for the CAPhO Poster Awards. Encore posters are not considered for judging however may be presented to provide exposure to a new audience.
Author Information
The following author information is required:
  • Name and contact information of submitting author 
  • Name and affiliation of any co-authors
Poster Abstract Length
The maximum length of a poster abstract is 200 words.
The use of standard abbreviations is desirable.
Poster abstracts and posters are accepted in either English or French.
Number of Submissions
An individual may submit up to two poster abstracts.
If applicable, please provide the name and contact information (including phone and email) of the poster abstract sponsor.

Poster Display Criteria

Poster Session Attendance and Presentation
Attendance is mandatory at the Welcome Reception on Friday, April 21 from 17:15 to 19:00 and at the Poster Awards Presentations on Sunday, April 23 from 09:15 to 09:45. Providing multiple copies of supporting documents and/or brochures is encouraged during the reception.
Poster Size
  • All new posters must be 45 x 45 inches in dimension
  • Encore posters that exceed this size must be pre-approved by the Conference Organizers. Please email to advise of your poster size.
  • All posters must be displayed on poster paper. Sheets of 8.5 x 11 will not be accepted.
  • Materials must be readable from a distance of 3 feet or more
  • The font used must be a minimum of 22 points and in bold format
  • Industry-sponsored posters must clearly be identified as such - please state on your poster "Sponsored by (Company name/s)"
  • A PDF version of the poster is required to be sent to by Wednesday, March 22 for posting on the CAPhO website. 

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CAPhO Poster Awards

Poster Award Eligibility
In order to be eligible for a CAPhO Poster Award, the submitting author who is also the first author must have paid their CAPhO membership fee by February 1, 2017.
Poster Award Judging
A panel of judges will review all new posters of CAPhO members on April 21 and 22 during the Conference. If you are not present at the Welcome Reception to answer questions of the judges, points will be deducted of your total score. Encore posters, posters submitted by non CAPhO members and company sponsored posters are not considered for the CAPhO Poster Awards.
Poster Award Presentation
There will be three awards presented:
  • Best Overall Poster for Administration - $500
  • Best Overall Poster for Pharmacy Practice - $500
  • Best Overall Poster for Research - $500

If your poster is selected as the winner in one of the categories, you will be asked to give a brief 10 minute presentation on this poster at the Poster Awards Presentation on the morning of Sunday, April 23 between 09:15 and 09:45.

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If you have any questions, please contact:

Laura van Wensveen
Conference Coordinator
CAPhO Conference 2017
Suite 206, 201 Bewicke Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3M7
Phone: +1-604-984-6448, Fax: +1-604-984-6434
Email:, Skype: seatoskylaura