Poster & oral communcation awards

Every ESCP Symposium there are three Awards: ESCP Poster Award, the ESCP Oral Communication Award, and the Pecha Kucha Award.

To recognize the winners there is a Jury appointed for each Symposium.

The jury should consist of at least 5 members, including the Scientific Committee (SC) chairperson of the symposium where work will be presented, the SC chairperson of the next symposium, one Research Committee member, one Communication Committee member and one GC member (who simultaneously seats in the Research Committee in this capacity). The jury will be chaired by the GC member, for ensuring continuity. The SC chairpersons may delegate this task to another member of their SC. All members should have a background in clinical pharmacy research and competence to adequately judge the work under scrutiny.

During the Symposium the Jury will meet and have a look at the posters with the help of a list of pre-selected posters (although the Jury can add any other poster to the list) to decide on the Poster Award. For the Communication Award the moderators of the oral communication sessions and the poster discussion sessions will mark on a list their judgements of the speakers in their session. After the last oral presentation the Jury will decide with the help of the scoring-lists who is to be the winner of the Communication Award. The winner of the Communication Award cannot also win the Poster Award.

The winners will be announced during the Closing Ceremony. The Award is a Free Registration to the next Symposium.

Criteria for Award Winners

The jury will review the submitted abstracts according to the selection criteria for award winners. These criteria are applicable for both the ESCP Poster Award and Oral Communication Award. They are:

  1. Originality and aim: valid innovative work is valued over more routine methods; new findings are valued over a confirmation of old findings, unless controversial. The aim of the work should be clear.
  2. Design of a study or service: the study or service should be described in sufficient detail to allow understanding of its purpose and general structure; the objectives and methods should be clearly defined.
  3. Results: results or accomplishments should be stated concisely and should relate to the original aim and objectives. Final results and accomplishments are rated more highly than interim reports.
  4. Conclusions: conclusions should address the aim and objectives and should follow logically from the results; the utility of the data and their potential role in the management of patients should be emphasised.
  5. Value to clinical pharmacy: a subject is of practical significance if it stimulates discussion among clinical pharmacists. The poster or oral communication can describe a novel approach or technique in practice or develop the role of the clinical pharmacist in the care of patients. 

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