The Scientific Committee of the 25th Anniversary Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) has announced the opening dates for submitting abstracts/posters from all disciplines of hospital pharmacy or related areas.

The timetable for key dates for presentations are: 

Tuesday 15 October: Deadline for abstract submissions: Abstracts submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. 

Wednesday 10 November: Authors will be advised of their abstract status after the first review.

Thursday 19 November: Modifications due from abstract authors who were requested to make changes.

Tuesday 3 December: Authors will be advised of their abstract status after review of modifications.

The 2021 EAHP Annual Congress will start on 24 March, 2021 inVienna.

Mr Petr Horak, EAHP President, commented: “At the time of writing, it seems the future will not be the same as we thought just a few weeks ago. When we planned the programme for the Congress, we could not know that many themes would become even more emerging than ever before. Now we see the possibilities of 3D printing for manufacturing medical devices and protective equipment, we see modern ways of compounding, possibly saving us from the impact of medicines shortages, and so on. 

“Artificial intelligence, mHealth, 3D printing, personalised medicine — all of these will influence our work towards optimal outcomes for our patients and have the potential to change our workflows profoundly.” 

He continued: “The Congress will also cover the ongoing challenges in our work, like tackling antimicrobial resistance, delivering seamless care, raising the quality of hospital pharmacy compounding, moving forward in clinical pharmacy, or increasing the role of hospital pharmacists in the multidisciplinary teams in hospital and on the interface with community or outpatient settings, just to name some of them.”