Research Poster Award



The BPSA Research Poster Award is brought to you in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA).

It is an exciting opportunity to present your research to your peers, and leading members of our profession. In today’s competitive job market, securing that ideal post is becoming harder. This competition facilitates an opportunity for you to develop key skills that employers look for, such as professional engagement and ongoing professional development.


Abstracts will be accepted from all MPharm students and pre-registration trainees, there are two categories that can be entered:

  • Scientific Research. Are you a budding scientist, and want to get your research seen? Yes? Then this is the category for you! With the winners having the opportunity to visit GSK, this is one not to be missed!
  • Pharmacy Practice. Have you done pharmacy practice or clinical research, and want to get it seen? If you are, then make sure you submit an abstract! The UKCPA encourages excellence, leadership and partnership, so they are the perfect organisation to judge these entries. The prize for the winners of this category is £100 each!

From the abstracts submitted, finalists will be invited to attend the BPSA 77th Annual Conference at Nottingham University to present their posters. The presentation will be held in the morning on BPSA day.


So, how do I enter?

Abstracts are to be submitted to Jessica Watt, the Competitions Coordinator, at, with the topic of the email being Research poster and the title of your work.


The email must include:

  • Your full name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • School of pharmacy or place of work
  • Year of study or graduation
  • Your abstract attached to email

We will then process the entries and select the finalists. Finalists will be invited to present their research poster on BPSA Day, Wednesday 17th April 2019.


What can be submitted?

  • Projects you do during your undergraduate MPharm degree
  • Your masters (3rd or 4th year) project
  • Audits or projects you undertake during your pre-registration year


Abstract entry requirements:

For the UKCPA abstract specification please click here


For GSK abstract entry requirements please see the following:

  • Abstracts should be in the field of pharmaceutical sciences or pharmacy practice (hospital and community pharmacy).
  • Work should be your own, and may be any undergraduate research (including laboratory projects or your dissertation), summer research work, and any pre-registration work within the above field.
  • Entrants should be studying for a pharmacy degree or undertaking their pre-registration training.
  • Maximum 1 page of A4 and no more than 500 words (excluding title, authors, and references).
  • Abstracts should include: title, authors (including any collaborators other than yourself), introduction and aims, methods, results and discussion, conclusion and references.
  • Pictures and tables may be included as long as the page limit is not exceeded.
  • References should use the Vancouver referencing system (numbers in brackets).


Poster requirements:

  • 500 word limit (excluding title, authors, and references).
  • Size A1 or A0
  • You are required to bring along your poster printed with you on BPSA day.


Adjudication process:

Each abstract will be judged on the stated objectives, methods, results, discussion, impact on patient care / pharmaceutical knowledge, and whether the abstract conforms to guidelines.


It’s time to get your research noticed!

Good luck!


Jessica Watt

Competitions Coordinator 2018-2019


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