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Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference

The 2018 Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference (WPRC) will be held concurrently with the PSW Educational Conference on Thursday, April 5 – Friday April 6, 2018. As part of the PSW Educational Conference and inaugural WPRC, residents have the opportunity to present a Platform Presentation. Resident Platform Presentations will be held throughout the conference. PSW is designing special general sessions as well as a residency reception with directors, preceptors, and residents in mind. Specific programming details will be available soon.

Residents - to submit an abstract to present:

Note: For residents presenting a POSTER ONLY, please use the 2018 PSW Educational Conference POSTER Presentation Form.

For residents presenting a Platform Presentation or a Platform and Poster Presentation, please follow the instructions below.

To present, residents are required to submit an electronic version of their abstract - Word format - DEADLINE: February 1, 2018. The abstract should reflect the content that will be expressed at the conference. Abstract submissions will be reviewed for appropriate scheduling within the WPRC. Feedback will not be given related to abstract content. You will be notified by email on or before March 1, 2018 regarding scheduling of your presentation. No late abstracts will be accepted.

Educational Conference registration is required for all residents, preceptors, and residency program directors attending WPRC programming. No exceptions. Early-bird rates end March 16, 2018. Because of the variety of hotel accommodations within a short distance of the Monona Terrace, PSW has not set up a hotel room block for the conference.

Platform Presentation Structure

Residents giving a Platform Presentation will be allotted a maximum of 15 minutes for their presentation, but must provide a minimum of 12 minutes of content. Each Platform Presentation session will be 1 hour long and structured as follows:

  • Three 15 minute Platform Presentations by three residents
  • 10 minutes for questions from the audience (for presenter panel)
  • 5 minutes for formal feedback by evaluator(s), both verbal and written

When creating your Platform Presentation you must utilize the PowerPoint template provided as the presentation medium. The template includes all required components of the presentation. You may add additional slides if needed. Residents are responsible for bringing their presentation on a USB/flash drive to their presentation. Slides do not need to be submitted in advance.

CE will be available for all Platform Presentation sessions, therefore residents, will be required to submit one learning objective and one learning assessment question, and will be required to complete a disclosure statement.

Additional Resources

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Platform Presentation Abstract Submission Instructions:

  • Deadline: February 1, 2018 (no exceptions)
  • Complete Abstract Submission Form online
  • Through the form, provide one learning objective
    Learning objective resource (Resident presentations will be knowledge-based activities)
  • Through the form, provide one learning assessment question
  • Through the form, complete a speaker disclosure
  • Submit abstract as a Microsoft Word document
    • Upload documents through online Abstract Submission form linked above
    • Abstracts should be organized into five sections: background, objectives, methods, results, conclusions
    • Word limit is 500 words
    Please note: Abstracts will be accessible in the conference app to conference attendees.

Optional Poster Presentation Information

For residents who would like to present a poster in addition to the Platform Presentation, please follow the guidelines below:

Residents presenting posters will be assigned a number corresponding to a freestanding display board with a usable surface of 4 x 8 feet horizontal. Residents will be furnished with a display board, but will be responsible for providing other items such as tacks, handout materials, etc.

Posters must be professional in appearance, provide project information such as title and authors, abstract components (objectives, methods, results and conclusions), and charts and figures as necessary.

An effective poster presentation is not just a report or journal article hung on the wall. It should highlight the major points of the topic in a form that the viewer can absorb in a few minutes. Do not reproduce full pages of typed text as they are difficult to read. Posters should include short phrases, statements set off with bullets and clear graphics. The viewer should come away with some new knowledge or insights.


  • Keep text brief
  • Do not use all capital letters for text as they are harder to read than upper and lower case
  • Use graphics (charts, tables, pictures) that can be understood in a minute or less
  • Emphasize important information using color, different type sizes, etc.
  • Too many colors or fonts can be distracting
  • Assume that people will be looking at your poster from about 2 feet away and design it to be read from that distance
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