2024 Virtual Conference Research Forum Submission Form

SPPCP Research Forum Information and Submission Guidelines 

As part of the 2024 SPPCP Virtual Conference, we are hosting a Research Forum to provide an opportunity to share and disseminate research, including research-in-progress, or quality improvement projects to virtual conference attendees. Research Forum submissions must include an SPPCP member in the research team.  

The format of the Research Forum is as follows: 

  • Live 7-minute oral presentation on Tuesday, May 21st, followed by a 5-minute question and answer session with conference attendees. Each presentation should address the following components: 

  • Introduction and context 

  • Background 

  • Methods  

  • Results 

  • Discussion 

SPPCP Research Forum Awards 

Research awards will be presented at the closing of the virtual conference on May 21st, and announced on the SPPCP listserv and social media accounts.  

Abstract Publication 

Abstracts from the Research Forum may be published in a future edition of the Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy. Results and conclusions are required for your abstract to be published in the journal. Works in progress are encouraged for the Research Forum but will not be included in the publication of abstracts in the journal. Updates to abstracts will be accepted after the Research Forum deadline to allow for previous works in progress to be published in the journal. Details of these journal deadlines will be provided to accepted presenters. Authors may also choose to opt-out of having their abstract published. 

Submission Instructions: 

Abstract submissions will open on January 31st, and close April 3rd at 11:59 pm EST. All SPPCP members are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration for the Research Forum. Researchers will be notified no later than April 19th, if their presentation was accepted.  

What to include:  


  • When entering the abstract title, use mixed case and do not put a period at the end of the title 


  • Abstracts must be 400 words or less that includes the background, methods for research, results and conclusion/impact. For research in progress, please put in progress or not applicable as needed. 

Conflict of Interest 

  • All authors and coauthors are required to disclose potential financial conflicts of interest prior to submitting the abstract 

Primary presenters who are residents will receive free non-CE registration or discounted CE registration for the SPPCP Virtual Conference.

Once accepted, a copy of your slides must be submitted by May 17th at noon EST to research@palliativepharmacist.org

If you have any additional questions, reach out to research@palliativepharmacist.org  

Submitter Name (First Last): *
Submitter Credentials (e.g., degrees, board certifications): *
Submitter Email: *
Submitter Affiliation: *
Submitter Job Title: : *
Submitter Category: *
If you are a student or resident, enter the name and email address of your primary research preceptor or project mentor::
List other author names, credentials, and affiliations:: *
Please provide biographical information for the submitter/primary presenter: (limit 100 words): *
If you have any financial conflicts of interest to disclose do so in the box below. If you do not have any financial conflicts to disclose, enter "none". : *
Primary research topic category:: *
Opioid stewardship
Pain management
Palliative care
Addiction medicine
Presentation Title - Take special care when entering your title because if accepted, it may be published exactly as submitted. Title should be concise and descriptive. When entering the abstract title online, used mixed case (do not use all CAPS or lower case) and do not put a period at the end of the title.
This is an Example of a Properly Formatted Abstract Title
Title of Presentation : *
Abstract Text - Abstracts must be 400 words or less that includes the background, methods for research, results and conclusion/impact. For research in progress, please put in progress or not applicable as needed. Please keep in mind that when submitting an abstract that attendees want to hear about your work, and how your work can be useful in their practice.
Background: *
Methods: *
Results: *
Conclusion/Impact: *
Would you like your abstract to be considered for publication in the Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy? To be published in the journal you must include results and conclusions in your abstract. Updates to abstracts after submission can be mailed to research@palliativepharmacist.org: *
If yes to question above, who is the corresponding author for the abstract, and what is their email address? (Residents please note that publication will likely occur after the end of the residency year when selecting an email address to include):