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Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference


The 2019 Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference (WPRC) will be held concurrently with the PSW Educational Conference on Tuesday, April 9 – Wendesday April 10, 2019. As part of the PSW Educational Conference and 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.

For residents presenting a Platform Presentation or a Platform and Poster Presentation, please follow the instructions below to access your presentation assignments:

  • Open the PSW app and "check-in" to the PSW Educational Conference
  • Under the navigation menu, select "Speakers"
  • Use the search function to find your name
  • Tap on your name and then tap on the WPRC Session listed
  • This session indicates the date, time, and room location of your assigned Platform Presentation Session

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

During the Educational Conference, WPRC platform presentations will occur April 9th and April 10th with one session for highlighting the star research podium sessions.

Important Dates

  • January 15, 2019: final WPRC Platform Presentation abstract due
  • January 15, 2019: poster abstract due (optional)
  • February 11, 2019: WPRC Platform Presentation presenters notified


Tuesday, April 5

8:30 am - 11:30 am
Educational Conference/WPRC General Sessions
11:45 am - 12:45 am Various Luncheon Programming
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Resident Platform Presentation Sessions
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm WPRC Star Research Podium Sessions
2:15 pm - 5:00 pm Resident Platform Presentation Sessions
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm WPRC Reception

Wednesday, April 10

8:30 am - 11:15 am Educational Conference/WPRC General Sessions
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Educational Conference Poster Session
1:30 pm - 3:45 pm Resident Platform Presentation Sessions

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.

On Your Presentation Day

  • Check-in for the conference at the PSW Registration Booth
  • WPRC Presenter (and Poster Presenter, if applicable) ribbons will be available at the "ribbon bar" 
  • You must arrive at your assigned Platform Presentation room at least 15 minutes prior to your assigned session
  • Ensure your presentation is on a USB drive
  • A proctor will be present in each room to assist in uploading the your presentation to the laptop in the room prior to presentations
  • If presenting a poster
    • Presenters may set up posters beginning at 8:00 am on Tuesday, April 9
    • At latest, posters will need to be hanging by 11:30 am on Tuesday
    • During the session, the presenter and/or co-author(s) should be present to discuss their posters and answer questions
    Please note: Abstracts will be accessible in the conference app to conference attendees.
  • If any other questions remain, please email sarahs@pswi.org 

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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