To find out more about HSRPP 2022, see the main conference webpage.

Abstract submission closed on 14 October 2021. This page is now for information only.

1st March update: we will email detailed instructions to our oral talk and digital poster presenters in the next week. If you'd like to make early start, oral talks will be 15 minutes each with slides shared over Zoom. Design you digital poster with an aspect ratio of 16:9.

We encourage researchers and practitioners of all levels of experience to submit an abstract for HSRPP 2022. 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
  • Students and other research staff. See our registration information for details of 20 Day Lewis Scholarships available to students.

We welcome abstracts on any aspect of pharmacy practice, pharmacy education or health services research relevant to medicines or pharmacy, and are especially interested in papers on the conference theme of Delivering Impact for Patients and Other Stakeholders.

We accept abstracts reporting primary research from empirical studies using any design appropriate to the aims, and secondary research using recognised methodological approaches such as systematic literature reviews, scoping reviews and new analysis of existing datasets. We will reject secondary research that does not follow a recognised methodological approach. Your abstract must include a description and discussion of results obtained - please do not submit abstracts that describe research protocols.

Abstract format

Please use our Word template to format and submit your abstract. Your abstract should not exceed 500 words, or 350 words with one table. The table and up to two references are not included in the word count. Please do not include images. References must be in the Vancouver referencing style (number in brackets in text linked to the reference below the abstract).

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

  • Introduction
  • Aim
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion

Accepted abstracts will be published in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. Sample abstracts can be accessed here:

Your abstract will be reviewed anonymously, so please do not include any identifying information (such as the names of authors or organisations) in your Word document (including the file name). For example, instead of saying ‘Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust’, say ‘a large NHS trust’. Authors' names will be collected separately during the abstract submission process. In December 2021, we will ask the authors of abstracts that have been selected for the conference to upload a version that includes their names and affiliations.

The abstract submission process includes a question about whether your research has received ethical approval, or why this was not required. For this reason, do not include information on ethical approval in your abstract.

Abstract submission and selection

Abstract submission closed on 14 October 2021. Please indicate on the abstract submission form if you would prefer to present your work as an oral presentation or digital poster.

Your abstract will be judged by the conference committee using the abstract judging criteria that you can download from this link. Please review these before uploading your abstract. You will be informed of the committee’s decision around Friday 26 November 2021. If your abstract requires changes before acceptance, you will have until Friday 3 December 2021 to submit the required revisions. You will then receive final notification of the outcome of your submission in the week commencing 3 January 2022.

At least one author on accepted abstracts must register for the conference.


We will award prizes for the best oral presentations and digital posters.