May 2, 2011 E-lert

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May 2, 2011 E-lert 

Register Now to Attend the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting!

Early-bird registration is now open for the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting, Bridges to Our Bright Future, July 9-13 in San Antonio. With exciting programs related to assessment, experiential education, global pharmacy education, interprofessional education, research and science, and student affairs/professionalism, AACP is poised now more than ever to help our members solve the issues of today…and tomorrow. New this year is a special Value Package that provides you with exclusive meeting benefits such as access to up to 80 hours of recorded educational sessions, front-of-the-line registration and VIP seating at the Opening General Session. For more information, visit the Annual Meeting Web site.

Call for 2011 Annual Meeting Announcements

1. Teacher of the Year

It’s time again to recognize outstanding faculty at AACP regular and associate member colleges and schools of pharmacy. The 2011 Teachers of the Year are selected by their institutions and submitted to AACP by their deans. Honorees will be listed in the 2011 Annual Meeting Closing Banquet Program and those in attendance will be recognized during a luncheon in their honor. AACP requests CEO Deans submit the names of individual faculty that were nominated by their college or school through an online form.

2. In Memoriam

During the first session of the House of Delegates at the 2011 Annual Meeting, AACP will announce the names of our colleagues in the Academy that have passed away since July 2010. If available, please upload a photo for the In Memoriam announcement. All photos should be in jpg or tiff formats with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and maximum image size of 5 MB.

3. Changes in Dean Positions

AACP collects changes in all dean positions (CEO, associate, assistant, interim, etc.). CEO Dean updates are announced at the first session of the House of Delegates during the 2011 Annual Meeting. All other individuals with new dean responsibilities, including associate and assistant deans, will be acknowledged during the Council of Deans meeting.

All submissions are due Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Please submit one form per Teacher of the Year, In Memoriam and dean changes. Any submission for Teacher of the Year received after this time will not be printed in the banquet program. If you have any questions, please contact Melinda D. Colón at 703-739-2330 ext. 1012. 

AACP to Launch New NIH Online Directory

AACP has developed an online directory of information on NIH and AHRQ grants in which pharmacy faculty, staff and/or students are listed as the primary investigator. The data provided in this directory are accurate as of the time of AACP’s data collection process for each fiscal year (November – January). For the most up-to-date information concerning a grant or contract, as well as additional information such as the project abstract, publications and history, please visit NIH RePORTER or AHRQ Grants On-Line Database. AACP’s new NIH online directory is scheduled to be available to pharmacy faculty in May. Stay tuned for more information!

Help New Faculty Members Succeed: Send Us Your Recommended Readings

AACP is compiling a list of “recommended readings” for those faculty members beginning their first year in pharmacy education. Please e-mail Rebecca M. Morgan the title and author of any books or articles that you found helpful when starting your career as a new faculty member at a college or school of pharmacy by Friday, May 6, 2011. 

AACP Partners with National Consumers League: Script Your Future

In an effort to improve medication adherence, the National Consumers League has launched a national education campaign, Script Your Future. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin will announce the public education campaign at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. This announcement includes a panel discussion with Dr. Cherokee Layson-Wolf, pharmacy faculty member from the University of Maryland. For more information about how to involve your campus in the ongoing efforts of this campaign, please contact S. Whitney Zatzkin.

Apply Today for the AACP Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund

The mission of the Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund is to increase librarians’ identification with medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare professionals. The stipend amount for first-time Annual Meeting attendees and returning section members is a minimum of $1,000 and is to be used for the following: meeting registration, AACP membership, and, in part, for general meeting expenses. For more information about the fund, its criteria and applications, visit the AACP Web site. Applications are due Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Dean’s Forum at NACDS Annual Meeting

AACP co-sponsored a Dean’s Forum earlier today  at the 2011 NACDS Annual Meeting, April 30 – May 3, in Phoenix, Ariz. Panelists included president-elect designate Dr. J. Lyle Bootman, SuperValu President Chris Dimos and Pharmacy Quality Alliance Executive Director Laura Cranston. Visit the NACDS Annual Meeting Web site for more information.

Save the Date for National Conference of State Legislatures

Each year at the annual meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the Alliance for Pharmacist-Provided Patient Care demonstrates the role of the pharmacist in patient care to legislators and meeting attendees by demonstrating clinical pharmacy counseling and services. The NCSL legislative meeting will be held in San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 8-11, during which the Alliance will exhibit and volunteer recruitment will open soon. For more information about the Alliance, please contact S. Whitney Zatzkin.

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AACP is a member of Research!America and encourages members to identify individuals they believe are strong candidates for the 2012 Advocacy Award Program. The annual awards program was established in 1996 to honor outstanding advocates for medical, health and scientific research. Recognized individuals and organizations are those whose leadership efforts have been notably effective in advancing our nation's commitment to research. For more information, visit the Research!America Web site. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 3, 2011.

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