April 28, 2015

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April 28, 2015 


  Curriculum SIG Webinar
  Apr. 29
  Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG Webinar
  May 4
  October IPEC Institute: Priority Registration Opens
  May 5
  ARFP Application Due
  May 8
  October IPEC Institute: General Registration Opens
  May 12
  Annual Meeting 2015 Teachers of the Year, In Memoriam, Dean Changes Submissions   May 27
  Pharmacy Education 2015 Early-Bird Registration Deadline   May 27


Get in the Game: Register Now for Pharmacy Education 2015
Visit the AACP Web site to register to attend Pharmacy Education 2015, July 11-15, in National Harbor, Md. (Washington, D.C. area). This year’s Annual Meeting promises to be bigger and better than ever. We’ll bring an expanded global focus, as we partner with the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada. You can also find Hotel and Travel, Speaker and Pre-Session information on the AACP Web site.

2015 Award Recipients Announced
AACP congratulates the following award recipients, who will be honored at Pharmacy Education 2015:

  • Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award
    • John E. Murphy, Pharm.D., The University of Arizona
  • Paul R. Dawson Award
    • Marie Chisholm-Burns, Pharm.D., M.P.H., The University of Tennessee
  • Volwiler Research Achievement Award
    • Kuo-Hsiung Lee, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Rufus A. Lyman Award
    • “Is a Pharmacy Student the Customer or the Product?” by David A. Holdford, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University   
  • Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award
    • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

You can also view the recipients of the Award for Excellence in Assessment and Innovations in Teaching Competition by visiting the AACP Web site.

Call for 2015 Annual Meeting Announcements

  • Teachers of the Year
    AACP recognizes outstanding faculty at regular and associate member colleges and schools of pharmacy. The 2015 Teachers of the Year are selected by their institutions and submitted to AACP by their deans. Honorees will be invited to a luncheon with AACP President Patricia A. Chase and our Chalmers, Volwiler, Dawson and Weaver award recipients. CEO Deans must use the online form to submit the names of nominated individual faculty members.
  • In Memoriam
    During the first session of the House of Delegates, AACP will announce the names of our colleagues in the Academy who have passed away since July 2014. Please submit information—including photos, if available—for the In Memoriam announcement. All photos must be in .jpg or .tiff formats with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI and maximum image size of 5 MB.
  • 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. 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, May 27, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Please submit one form per teacher, In Memoriam and dean change. Submissions for Teachers of the Year received after this time may not be able to participate in the luncheon. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.

Latest Profile of Pharmacy Students Available
AACP members can now access the Fall 2014 Profile of Pharmacy Students by visiting the AACP Web site. This year’s publication includes a new, revamped design. The digital publication contains data on applications to first professional degree programs. It also reports data on student enrollment and degrees conferred in professional and graduate degree programs at U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy with accredited professional degree programs.

Join a Special AIMM Collaborative Cohort of AACP-convened Teams
Join an AACP cohort of teams to help lead a national movement that places academic pharmacy as a strategic partner in promoting medication management services. Schools of pharmacy will collaborate with a community practice site to redefine and transform patient care, reach the next level of coordinated healthcare, and integrate medication management services into interprofessional healthcare teams.

AIMMc provides the infrastructure, resources and expertise to guide and support you through the process. Reduced fees for AACP-participating teams apply, including $1,000 savings per team; you can join the collaborative year for $4,000. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 30. This special collaborative kicks off with a live learning session during the AACP Annual Meeting, July 11-15 in National Harbor, Md. Teams that register by Sunday, May 31 are invited to take advantage of prework opportunities with current AIMMc teams during the month of June.

Join us for a special Office Hours, Thursday, May 14, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET. Come with questions, hear from the AIMM management team and learn how your school can lead practice transformation. For Office Hours details, to register and receive a reminder e-mail, contact: info@medsmatter.org. For further information, to listen to an informational Webinar, and to register for the collaborative, visit the AIMM Web site.

ARFP Deadline Extended: Become a Research Leader at Your Institution
Applications for the Academic Research Fellows Program are now due by Friday, May 8, at 5:00 p.m. Interact with top leaders at federal and non-federal funding agencies, engage in deep discussions about the grant selection process, discover the science behind forming an effective research team and more. For more information, visit the AACP Web site.

Registration Will Open Soon for the October 2015 IPEC Institute
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative is pleased to announce the next Faculty Development Institute focused on Interprofessional Education: Building a Framework for Collaboration, Oct. 7-9 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Va.

Faculty teams are invited to come together for a guided learning experience, team-based planning activities, and dedicated time to create actionable plans for implementing projects that advance interprofessional curricula, clinical training and population health experiences, and student assessment. For more details on institute objectives, team composition, and program format, visit the IPEC Web site. Priority registration opens on Tuesday, May 5, at 12:00 p.m. ET. Regular registration will commence on Tuesday, May 12. Priority registration will be granted to teams who have previously signed up for the waitlist. For more information, contact Program Manager Shelley Porte.

Online Learning Opportunities

  • Curriculum SIG Webinar, Designing, Implementing, and Refining Student Leadership Development Programs in Pharmacy Curricula; Wednesday, April 29, 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG Webinar, Encore Presentation of 2014 Special Session: Best Practices for Incorporating Cultural Competence Training into the Curriculum Through Active Learning; Monday, May 4, 1:00 p.m. ET

Partner Organizations

The Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy is now accepting abstracts for their 2015 conference, October 30-November 2, in Taipei. For further abstract details and conference registration information, visit the AASP Web site.

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the ACCP Research Institute are now receiving applications for a major grant program examining the effective implementation of comprehensive medication management in contemporary primary care medical practices. Online inquiries and letters of intent will be accepted until Monday, June 1, and notification of the invitation to submit a full proposal will be sent on Monday, June 15. To obtain more information and to submit an online letter of intent, visit the ACCP Web site.

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education is extending the window for submission of Continuing Professional Development Implementation Projects to Friday, May 15. If you have been involved in putting models of self-directed lifelong learning into action or advancing CPD in the profession, your contribution to existing knowledge and evidence is highly valued. For submission information, visit the ACPE Web site.


  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is hosting a continuing education Webinar on Wednesday, May 20, to explore how hospital-based medication reconciliation interventions can reduce errors during transitions in care.
  • A new continuing education video from AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program finds that diverse interventions, including reducing co-payments or improving coverage for prescription drugs, providing education, and offering case management, showed benefit in improving medication adherence. To view the video, visit the AHRQ Web site.
  • A new, free continuing education resource from AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program finds that the patient-centered medical home model shows promise in improving patient and staff experiences.

The 2015 International Conference on Opioids, June 7-9 in Boston, is open for registration. Explore challenges in the clinical application of opioids and learn the latest research and solutions aimed at improving outcomes and reducing risk to your patients and your practice. For more information, visit the ICOO 2015 Web site.

The Institute of Medicine released a new report, Measuring the Impact of Interprofessional Education on Collaborative Practice and Patient Outcomes. The report examines the methods needed to measure the impact that interprofessional education has on collaborative practice and health and system outcomes, and recommends actions to better do so. To download, visit the IOM Web site.

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