The CFP/AFPC award will be given for the best research paper published or accepted for publication during the year preceding the AFPC annual meeting by a pharmacy graduate student. The paper will report on research completed by the applicant while a graduate student at a Canadian Faculty of pharmacy. The winner will be notified by April 15 and must agree to attend the AFPC Conference and present his/her paper in the form of a 20 minute oral presentation.
The paper must be original applied research and fall within one or more of the following categories: (i) Pharmacy practice research that may include survey research, modeling, comparative studies, and meta analysis. (ii) Drug efficacy and safety studies within the context of optimizing the role of pharmacists in contributing to patient outcomes. (iii) Behavioral, social and administrative research that translates to the practice of pharmacy. (iv) Pharmacoeconomic, pharmacoepidemiologic or drug policy research which guides decision makers in providing optimal value in drug use. 3.The applicant must have conducted the research for the paper while a graduate student. 4.A graduate supervisor may only present one candidate in each competition.