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  2019 NAPPSA CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION                                                

A Call for Abstracts
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A Call for Abstracts

A Call for Abstracts... 



 You are invited to submit abstracts for the poster session at the 2016 NAPPSA/ANPA Annual Scientific Conference and Exposition to be held in Caesar’s Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada on June 23-26, 2016.  The NAPPSA Annual Meeting is the largest International Nigerian pharmaceutical conference and exposition, attracting scientists from industry, academia, and government.


NAPPSA accepts original research findings for poster presentation. Posters recently presented at another conference may be presented at the NAPPSA conference. It is the author’s responsibility to comply with all applicable copyrights.


Mail your abstract to No abstracts will be accepted after May 31, 2016. You will be notified by email of the acceptance of your abstract. See attached for abstract submission guidelines. The guidelines also contain instructions for poster preparation.


For additional information, please contact:


Dr Sydney Ugwu at


Dr Okezie I Aruoma at


Dr Patrick Nwakama at







Submission Guidelines

Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas (NAPPSA)

Abstract Submission Guidelines and Instructions


Abstract Submission Guidelines and Instructions MUST BE FOLLOWED in order for the abstract to be considered by the Scientific Program Committee. Abstracts not conforming to the criteria described below may be rejected. NAPPSA will not be held responsible for any errors in your submission. Acceptance of the abstract by the Committee obligates the author to present the paper



Submission Dates and Instructions:

1 The deadline to submit an abstract is May 31, 2016.  

2  A “receipt of abstract” notice will be sent via e-mail to the contact author once the abstract has been processed.

3  Abstracts may not be changed or withdrawn once accepted by the Scientific Program Committee. If circumstances prevent attendance, the author must arrange for the paper to be given by a substitute. Acceptance of the abstract by the Committee obligates the author to present the paper.

4  You will receive your acceptance notice and session instructions in by June 10, 2016. The complexity of the program planning process prevents any changes in the type of session, time or location of presentation.



Authorship/Sponsorship Guidelines:


1 Authors are permitted as first or presenting author on one or more abstracts for the meeting. There is no restriction to the number of co-authorships or sponsorships.

2  Abstracts submitted by non-members must be sponsored by a full or associate NAPPSA member. By sponsoring the abstract, the sponsor acknowledges that the research has been done according to the internationally accepted Code of Ethics.

3  NAPPSA members may sponsor an unlimited number of abstracts.


Content Rules and Guidelines:


The Scientific Program Committee reviews each submitted abstract. The scientific quality of the abstracts presented contributes substantially towards making the NAPPSA Annual Meeting the leading international Nigerian forum for new pharmaceutical research. As such, there is a minimum standard for abstract acceptance. Abstracts are archived materials that are often cited as publications and the quality of the science presented at the Annual Meeting is paramount. The following guidelines apply:

1 The abstract cannot be more than 2,300 total characters. This includes the title, body, author last name, institutions and spaces. It should be typed single spaced using Times New Roman font size 12.

2  The abstract may not contain tables, figures or chemical structures.

3  Abstracts describing the results of experimental studies must answer two key questions: “What was done?” and “What was found?” Abstracts must contain the following:

4  a statement of the rationale and scope of the study presented;

5  a brief description of the experimental procedures;

6  the data that resulted from the study; and

7 principal conclusion(s) based on interpretation of the results.


1 Phrases such as "results/data will be discussed" convey no information as to the outcome of the studies and are unacceptable. In the case of studies that do not describe laboratory or field experiments, all the guidelines above apply with the following modifications:

2  instead of experimental procedures, the research or assessment approach should be briefly described, and

3  instead of resultant data, the study’s results or findings should be explicitly summarized


1 Abstracts describing new initiatives or science policy in the regulatory community must clearly describe the impact on the practice of pharmaceutical and related medical science.

2  Literature surveys or reviews and background materials are insufficient in and of themselves.

3  Define all non-standard acronyms.

4  All abstracts submitted with human testing require that IRB-approved protocol has been followed.

5  All accepted abstracts will adhere to assigned time slots.

6  All presenters are responsible for registering for the Annual Meeting and paying the registration fee


Category List

The categories listed below are used to group abstracts on similar subjects for the Scientific Program Committee review and session Programming (this list is subject to change without further notice). This list is not exhaustive.


2  Bioinformatics/Computational Science/Biometrics

3  Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamic Modeling

4  Natural Products/Phytopharmaceuticals

5  Pharmaceutical Care

6  Pharmacoeconomics/Business Development

7 Drug Discovery/Drug Development

8 Drug Delivery

9 Regulatory/Policy (Drugs & Biologics)

10Pharmacology and Toxicology

11Pharmacovigilance/Risk Management

12Manufacturing/Quality by Design

13Clinical Research and Ethics

14Supply Chain/Intellectual Property/Counterfeits

15Pharmaceutical Science Education



SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT: Email your abstract to


Poster Design and layout specifications

1 You must mount the entire poster on a 40" x 60" foam-core board. The poster does not necessarily have to fill the entire working area.

2  You should oriented the board in the "landscape" layout

3  At top-center of the board (see Figure 1), you should display a banner showing your poster title, name, and affiliation (if appropriate).

4  Your poster generally should read from left to right, and top to bottom. Numbering the individuals panels, or connecting them with arrows is a standard "guidance system" (see Figure 1).

5  Leave some open space in the design. An open layout is less tiring to the eye and mind.



Figure 1: Conventional layouts for a poster. Long panel at top-center is title/author banner. Individual panels can be connected by numbers and arrows. Also, note the use of space between panels to achieve visual appeal. (from: C. W. Connor, 1992, The Poster Session: A Guide for Preparation: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-667.)


1 You must word-process all text (including captions).

2  You should print on plain white paper with a laser printer or inkjet printer.

3  Text should be readable from five feet away. You should use a minimum font size of 18 points.

4  Lettering for the title should be large (at least 70-point font). You should use all capital letters for the title.


1 You should present numerical data in the form of graphs, rather then tables (graphs make trends in the data much more evident). If data must be presented in table-form, KEEP IT SIMPLE.

2  Visuals should be simple and bold. You should leave out or remove any unnecessary details.

3  You should make sure that any visual can "stand alone" (i. e., graph axes are properly labeled, maps have north arrows and distance scales, symbols are explained, etc.).

4  You should use color to enhance comprehension, not to decorate the poster. Neatly coloring black-line illustrations with color pencils is entirely acceptable.

5  You should make sure that the text and the visuals are integrated.

6  You should number the Figures consecutively according to the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.
Each visual should have a brief title (for example: Figure 1- Location of study area).



1 You should keep the text brief. Blocks of text should not exceed three paragraphs (viewers won't bother to read more than that).

2  You should use text to:

(a) Introduce the subject or study (what hypothesis, if any, was tested or what problem was investigated? Why was the subject worth presenting or study worth doing?),

(b) Explain visuals and direct viewers attention to significant data trends and relationships portrayed in the visuals, and

(c) State and explain the interpretations that follow from the information or data presented. In many cases, conclusions can be summarized in a bullet-point list.

1 Depending upon the stage or nature of your project, the text could also include sections on future research plans or questions for discussion with viewers.

2  Cite and reference any sources of information other than your own, just as you would do with a research paper.


Miscellaneous Suggestions

1 SIMPLICITY IS THE KEY. Keep to the point, and don't try to cover too many things. Present only enough data to support your conclusions. On the other hand, make sure that you present sufficient data to support your conclusions.

2  When you begin to make your poster, first create a list of the visuals that you would use if you were describing your project with only the visuals. Write the text after you have created the list of visuals.

3  Mat the components of the poster on separate pieces of colored poster board. This sets-off the text and illustrations from the white mounting board. Also, you can easily attach each component to the mounting board with push-pins or thumb-tacks.

4  Before the poster session, rehearse a brief summary of your project. Many viewers will be in a hurry and will want a quick "guided tour" of your poster.

General aim and format

1 You should aim to use the poster as a means for generating active discussion of the research.

2  You should limit the text to about one-fourth of the poster space, and use "visuals" (graphs, photographs, schematics, maps, etc.) to tell your "story."