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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Pharma Logistics Masterclass 2024 Introduces Poster Presentations – Submissions Now Open

The Pharma Logistics Masterclass (PLMC) announces the introduction of Poster Presentations as a key feature of its 2024 edition. This addition aims to showcase innovative research in the field of Pharma Logistics, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among industry professionals and academics.

As the Chair of the PLMC, Prof. Roel Gevaers of the University of Antwerp expresses enthusiasm about this new opportunity for researchers to highlight their work: “The Poster Presentations at PLMC 2024 provide a platform for scholars, researchers, and practitioners to share their insights and discoveries with a diverse audience of industry experts and leaders. We believe this initiative will enrich the dialogue surrounding pharmaceutical logistics and contribute to advancements in the field.”

Call for Submissions

Researchers from academia and industry are invited to submit their research abstracts for consideration.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Optimization of pharmaceutical supply chains
  • Economic implications of pharma logistics
  • Innovative engineering solutions in pharmaceutical distribution
  • Regulatory frameworks and compliance challenges in pharma logistics
  • Sustainability and environmental considerations in pharmaceutical transportation
  • Technology advancements and their impact on pharma logistics
  • Risk management and resilience strategies in pharma supply chains
  • Supply chain resilience and disruptions in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Patient-centric approaches to pharma logistics
  • Data analytics and forecasting in pharmaceutical distribution

Submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:

– Abstracts should be concise, no more than 500 words, and include objectives, methodology, results, and implications.
– Deadline for submission: June 1st, 2024, 5 pm CET
– Abstracts should be sent via email to roel.gevaers@uantwerpen.be

**Selection Process**

All submitted abstracts will undergo a thorough review process by the PLMC Scientific Board. Criteria for evaluation include relevance, originality, methodological rigor, and contribution to the field of Pharma Logistics. Authors of the top 15 abstracts will be notified of their selection by June 15th, 2024, 5 pm CET.

**Practical Information**

– Pharma Logistics Masterclass: September 29th – October 3rd, 2024
– Venue: Dallas – Fort Worth

**Opportunities for Engagement**

Selected researchers will have the opportunity to present their posters during the PLMC, engaging with an audience of over 150 top experts and business leaders in Pharma Logistics. This interaction fosters networking, collaboration, and the exchange of ideas, aligning with the PLMC’s mission to bridge the gap between academia and industry.

**Collaborative Efforts**

The PLMC 2024 edition is made possible through collaboration with esteemed partners including pharma.aero, the University of Antwerp, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), the University of North Texas, The University of Texas at Arlington, and BioNTX. This joint effort underscores the commitment of various institutions to advancing research and innovation in Pharma Logistics.

**Inquiries and Further Information**

For inquiries or additional information, please contact Prof. Roel Gevaers at  roel.gevaers@uantwerpen.be. Researchers are encouraged to share this opportunity within their networks and submit their abstracts for consideration.

This year’s PLMC edition is a joint effort of pharma.aero, the University of Antwerp – Faculty of Business and Economics/Department of Transport and Regional Economics TPR, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Arlington, and BioNTX.

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