Abstract and Awards programme

The call for abstracts for presentation as a poster at the UKCPA virtual conference has now closed.

All authors will be contacted with the results of adjudication by Monday 25 January 2021 (due to the impact COVID has had on our review and feedback process, there may be a delay in authors receiving their results).  If you do not receive an email from the UKCPA by 5th February, please get in touch.

This year, the UKCPA will be recognising the following submissions:

  • Best Abstract
  • Best Poster (from all pharmacy team members including Pharmacy Technicians and work done as Pre Registration Pharmacists)

All accepted abstracts will be included in the electronic abstract booklet, along with a PDF of the poster.  The top 10 scoring submissions will be invited to record a short slide show of their work and participate in the live abstract and poster Q&A session.

By having your abstract accepted you will receive the following benefits:

  • A conference proceeding citation for your CV. All accepted abstracts which conform to the specified guidelines will be published in the Abstract Guide and online
  • An opportunity to present your valuable work to the wider pharmacy community, during the abstract and poster presentation webinar

Important notice: All submissions must adhere to the specified guidelines and formats. Please check the guidelines before preparing your work.

Abstract guidelines – Research and Audit

Abstract guidelines – Quality Improvement

Only UKCPA members are eligible to have their work included at our conferences.  We accept submissions from non members but membership must be taken out prior to receiving any abstract feedback or conference registration.

You can find examples of winning work, the marking forms the adjudicators use and other support resources in our library: https://ukclinicalpharmacy.org/community/our-library/ 

Special Awards

Nominations have now closed for the UKCPA Outstanding Achievement Award 2021 (previously known as the UKCPA Lifetime Achievement Award) and the UKCPA Outstanding Contribution Award 2021. Winners will be announced during the UKCPA Virtual Conference 2021, date to be confirmed.


Our members have the exclusive ability to apply for several prestigious awards which offer peer recognition of excellence in clinical pharmacy practice. Winners are presented with their awards at one of our masterclasses or at our annual conference, and are invited to present a poster of their winning work at the annual conference.

Current Awards

There are currently no awards inviting submissions.

Please refer to the Award Guidelines (applicable for all awards) before submitting your entry.

Only UKCPA members are eligible to enter for our awards.