Abstracts and Presentations
WCoP has an archive of abstracts and presentation materials.
You are invited to submit an abstract/s to be reviewed for inclusion in the conference program as either an oral or poster presentation. Where a submission is not accepted for an oral presentation, the author will be offered a poster presentation.
Oral presentations – 10 minutes duration with 5 minutes for questions
Poster presentations – posters will be on display for the duration of the conference, with authors in attendance on a specified day/time.
Successful authors are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fees for the conference, in order to ensure their abstract is included in the final program.
Abstracts are invited for submission in the themes below. Please note, authors who wish to be considered for an oral presentation can submit their abstract in themes 1 – 8 only. Theme 9 (other) is only applicable for poster presentations.
- The optimal design, analysis and translation of infectious disease human challenge models
- Pharmacometric applications in non-communicable diseases
- Bridging the gap between pharmacometricians and statisticians
- Hospital-based pharmacometrics
- Application of models for solid tumor dynamics to oncology drug development
- Language, libraries and connectors
- Influence of body composition and age on pharmacokinetics
- Pharmacometric approaches to optimize dose selection during clinical drug development
- Other – posters only
Poster authors will be notified of the success of their submission on Monday, 16 May 2016.
Abstract formatting guidelines
Before proceeding to submit your abstract, please read the following author instructions to ensure you have all of the information that will be needed to complete the submission process. Please pay particular attention to these instructions as abstracts that do not conform will not be accepted.
Please note that you do not enter the abstract title, author names and affiliations in the abstract submission template. Title, author names and affiliations will be collected during the online submission process.
- Abstracts must be submitted via the online abstract submission site.
- Authors must adhere to a standardized format to allow for publishing.
- Abstracts must be submitted using the submission template document in MS Word format.
- DO NOT change the page margins or any set up features.
- The abstract must be a maximum of one x A4 page. This includes a figure or table, equation and any references. (There is no specific word limit).
- The abstract should be typed in 10 point Calibri font (do not use “bold” type in the body).
- The sub-headings, Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusion should be typed in bold followed by a colon.
- Leave one line space before the next sub-heading.
- All text, should be entered in sentence case (do not type in CAPITAL LETTERS)
- If inserting colour tables and images into the template, please keep in mind that these may not reproduce well on a monotone printer, so it is preferable that the images used be suitable for black and white printing.
Abstract body: Type as one block of text, left and right justified including the sub-headings: Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusion. Start each heading on a new line with text immediately following the heading and without additional line spacing. The text should be as informative as possible. Statements such as “The results will be discussed” are not acceptable and will likely result in rejection.
Aims: A brief description of the objectives/hypothesis of the work described.
Methods: A brief description of the methods used to reach the stated objectives, or to test the hypothesis.
Results: A description of the results obtained.
Conclusion: Conclusions that can be reached for the stated objectives and hypotheses.
References: If any references are added, include one additional line space following the abstract body. References and citations should be in Vancouver style.
Maximum Number of Figures and Tables: One figure OR table OR equation (including a title) may be embedded in the abstract.
Abstracts that do not comply with the guidelines may be rejected so please take the time to conform your submission.
Abstract review criteria
Abstracts will be reviewed on the basis of:
- Relevance to the discipline of pharmacometrics: Defined as “the science of interpreting and describing pharmacology in a quantitative fashion”, or “the science of developing and applying mathematical and statistical methods to characterize, understand and predict a drug’s pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and biomarker-outcomes behavior” (Ette and Williams, 2007).
- Scientific content: Abstracts are expected to be scientific in nature and contain enough information to allow for scientific review (Are the methods described in sufficient detail? Does the abstract contain enough concrete evidence or results to support its conclusions? Are the results, either experimental or from computer simulation, quantitatively stated, either in table or graphical format? Alternatively, for abstracts describing a process, method or software, is the algorithm well described, has it been evaluated and are results presented? If the results are preliminary, are they characterized as such? Is the abstract purely or excessively commercial or promotional in nature?)
- Background: An appropriate level of background information should be provided to allow audience and reviewers to assess the abstract impact (Is enough background provided for the reader to understand the abstract goal? Is the literature reviewed at least to some extent and in an unbiased manner? Are citations provided?)
- Innovation: Except for ENCORE presentations*, abstracts are expected to contain novel and significant information by some scientific criterion (Are the results methodologically innovative or otherwise significant? Do they shed light on certain aspects of pharmacotherapy for a particular disease? Is the methodology novel? If the methodology is not novel, is the application (to a particular problem or disease area) original? For an ENCORE submission, is the content particularly relevant to the discipline of pharmacometrics and the expected meeting audience?)
- Style: Abstracts should be concisely and clearly written, including structure, language, and overall exposition (Is the abstract main goal sufficiently clear? Are the results well summarized? Are there imprecision of language or errors of syntax and/or grammar? Are measurement units reported?)
All accepted abstracts will be published in the 2016 World Conference on Pharmacometrics Book of Abstracts which will be uploaded to the conference website. Abstracts will not be published in any other journal or publication.
This template is for symposium speakers only: WCoP speaker abstract submission template