Contributed Papers Program Call for Abstracts

Contributed Papers Program Call for Abstracts

The APhA Call for Abstracts for the 2018 Annual Meeting & Exposition is now closed. The deadline for submissions was Wednesday, October 4. Abstracts are not accepted after the due date. Notification of the status of submitted abstracts were delivered via e-mail to the presenting author of each poster abstract in December.

Presentation Requirements

It is the responsibility of the Presenting Author to:

  • Register for APhA2018 as a paid registrant.
  • Be identified on the abstract submission as the Presenting Author.
  • Be present during the “Meet the Researchers” poster session on Saturday, March 17, 12:30 pm-2:30 pm.
  • Communicate with other abstract authors.

Posters accepted for presentation are available for viewing during APhA2018. Set up takes place on Friday, March 16 and posters are displayed in the Exhibit Hall on Saturday, March 17, 9:00 am-6:00 pm and Sunday, March 18, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. The Meet the Researchers poster session will take place on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 12:30 pm-2:30 pm. 

Poster Requirements

Poster size is 45" by 90". Push pins are provided. 

Financial disclosures must be displayed on posters. APhA adheres to all requirements of the ACPE Standards for Commercial Support in order to ensure all presentations, including poster presentations, provide fair and balanced pharmacy education. Relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest must be disclosed on posters. Click here for helpful tips for preparing a poster presentation.

Podium Presentations

Abstracts have been selected for podium presentations during the Day of Science on Friday, March 16. The podium presenters were notified in December of their acceptance. Podium presentations are scheduled in 20-minute intervals, with 15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions.


All poster and podium presenters must register for APhA2018. Unregistered presenters at APhA2018 are considered withdrawn and are not published.

Journal of the American Pharmacists Association

Accepted abstracts are e-published in the May/June Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA). Abstracts submitted as Encore Presentations are not published in their entirety; for these, only the abstract title, authors, and original citation are published in JAPhA.


Contact Patricia Szybist at 202-429-7578 for more information.