Guidelines for Abstract Submission
An abstract can be submitted to PIER2019 even if it has been submitted elsewhere
The abstract cannot contain more than 300 words. Authors names, affiliations and abstract title are not included in the word count
The abstract has to be entered in the accompanying form with the following structure:
Objectives and background
All sections should be completed and all abbreviations should be defined
Prior to submission please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors. No corrections are possible after the submission deadline. The abstract text as well as the abstract title and the list of authors will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proof reading will be done.
If you have not previously submitted or written a conference abstract please see examples from previous years or discuss with your local PIER lead.
Abstracts will be scored by a team of individuals from across the region, including AHPs, nurses and doctors. Accepted abstracts will be invited to present at the conference.
The top six abstracts will be awarded oral presentations (10 mins in length). Oral presentations will be on day two of the conference.
Further high scoring abstracts will be awarded posters of distinction and will feature in the poster walks on days one or two of the conference
Remaining selected abstracts will be invited to present posters and will need to be displayed on both days of the conference
Precise oral presentation and poster guidelines will be sent alongside acceptance correspondence. If your abstract is selected for presentation (poster or oral) then you must attend the conference.
Author One (Given Name, Last Name) & affiliation (place of work),
Author Two & affiliation,
Author Three & affiliation etc
Objectives and background:
Provide a brief summary of background information to help the reader understand your specific project (3-5 sentences). What were the key aims/reasons for your work?
A summary of the methodology used to address your question/problem (3-4 sentences). How did you collect the data? How did you analyse the data?
A summary of your findings (3-5 sentences). Specific things to consider (depending on if research, QI or education) include - Key research results and figures, impacts/changes resulting from QI projects and education initiatives. Before and after comparisons. Qualitative feedback etc.
What do your findings mean (for your practice and for the region etc.) (2-4 sentences)? What future work would be useful/should be done?
Poster Presentation Guidelines
Please read these guidelines carefully before starting the preparation of your poster.
Format and Content of your poster
Set-Up and Dismantling of your poster
A basic template for a conference poster can be downloaded by clicking on the link here. Please change any colours, position of boxes and additional data presentation as required. Other examples of posters can be found here.
Please include the conference logo on any poster presentations. The logo can be downloaded here.