- Streaming on Zoom
13th October 2020
We are very excited that PIER2020 will now be run as a virtual conference due to the restrictions in place because of social distancing.
We are very pleased to still be able to offer an exciting, interactive programme of speakers and workshops which will appeal to all members of the paediatric MDT.
PIER2020 is FREE for everyone as a thank you for all your hard effort during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that this will allow as many of our colleagues as possible to attend.
We will also still be showcasing the innovative work being conducted by trainees, MDT colleagues, students and others in our submitted abstract presentations and virtual poster walk.
PIER2020 will be streamed live on Zoom and we will be recording every session for attendees to watch back at their convenience. As PIER2020 will allow people to attend without having to travel, we are able to welcome attendees from all over the country and further afield. Have a look at our interactive map below to see where some of our over 200 attendees are going to be joining us from in October.
- We are delighted to be able to offer tickets for the PIER Virtual Conference 2020 for free to support the amazing effort that everyone around the region has put in during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whilst tickets are free, the PIER Conference is not without it's costs, therefore we have set up an optional donation system if you feel able to contribute for your ticket. 25% of all the proceeds from ticket donations will go to local children's charities throughout the Wessex region and the rest will be used to make a hopefully face-to-face PIER 2021 even bigger and better than before.
If you feel able to provide a donation, please select the 'Add-on' option below when selecting your ticket.
- Despite PIER 2020 moving online we are very keen to continue with the submitted abstracts part of the conference. Clearly there will be some changes but we are confident of delivering high quality presentations and ePosters, as in previous years.
Submission Deadline: Friday 31st JulyGuidelines for Abstract SubmissionAbstracts will need to be submitted via the online submission form below.
- The top abstracts will be selected for 15-minute online presentation. This presentation will be through the virtual conferencing software, with slides and limited discussion still possible.
- Any other accepted abstracts will be as ePosters, visible on the PIER website
- We would be especially interested in the ways people within the PIER network have innovated during the COVID-19 disruption, these include topics such as-
- Moving education online
- Research on COVID-19
- Changes in clinical practice and innovative ways of dealing with new challenges
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
- 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
An abstract can be submitted to PIER 2020 even if it has been submitted elsewhere
Abstracts will be scored by a team of individuals from across the region, including AHPs, nurses and doctors.
Precise presentation and ePoster guidelines will be sent alongside acceptance correspondence.Abstract TemplateAbstract Title
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 GuidelinesPlease read these guidelines carefully before starting the preparation of your poster.
Format and Content of your poster
Poster TemplatesA 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.
- Your poster can be portrait or landscape in design.
- Please do not include any commercial logos
- We suggest to use easy to read colours and avoid very bright backgrounds/very light text
- Posters should contain information on the work you have written about in your abstract. This should include information on background, methods, results and conclusions. Pictures, tables and graphs are a useful way of displaying results
- For some projects sections on further/future work, feedback from staff/patients and an acknowledgement section may be appropriate
- As we are using an electronic format for posters, be creative and consider including live clickable links to other resources or references if available
- If you are in doubt or unsure about how to make your poster or what your poster should contain please contact your local PIER lead or see previous examples.
Please include the conference logo on any poster presentations. The logo can be downloaded here.