Early-bird registration is now open for the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars, July 10-14, in Seattle, Wash. With exciting programs related to assessment, department chairs, experiential education, faculty development, leadership and management, research and science, and student affairs, AACP is poised now more than ever to help our members solve the issues of today…and tomorrow. Visit the AACP Web site to register by Wednesday, May 26 at 11:59 p.m. EDT to receive early-bird rates. Join us in Seattle to learn more about the incredible opportunities for growth and development as pharmacy academia continues to expand its educational horizons!
AACP seeks qualified candidates for two important elected positions: AACP President-elect for 2011-2012 and Speaker of the House for 2011-2013. AACP bylaws require the rotation between a dean and a faculty pairing for president on alternate years, and this year we seek interest for President-elect nominees from individuals who are deans, associate or assistant deans, or equivalent administrative titles. Interested candidates may obtain more information by contacting Dr. Victor A. Yanchick, chair of the AACP Nominating Committee, or Dr. Lucinda L. Maine.
Election of Speaker-elect will occur in Seattle during the annual meeting. The Speaker-elect serves one year (non-board position) prior to assuming the duties of Speaker in July 2011. He/she will preside over the 2012 and 2013 House of Delegates. For more information, please contact Dr. John A. Pieper, AACP Speaker of the House, or Dr. Lucinda L. Maine.
Interested candidates for AACP President-elect should submit a letter of intent, not exceeding two pages, and curriculum vitae to Melinda D. Colón by Friday, May 14 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The deadline for Speaker of the House nominations has passed.
There’s still time to register for AACP’s Enhancing Diabetes Care through an Interprofessional Approach to Performance Improvement regional meeting in Minneapolis, Minn. on May 21. Modeled after the interprofessional team-based performance improvement processes used by the HRSA Collaborative, these regional meetings offer an opportunity to learn a successful proven approach to team performance improvement in the delivery of care to diabetic patients with a focus on underserved populations. Registration opens early next week for the June 8 meeting in Los Angeles, Calif. and closes on Thursday, May 20 for the Minneapolis meeting. Registration is $25. Questions? Contact Robert (Buzz) Kerr at 703-739-2330 ext. 1013. Visit the AACP Web site to register for the first meeting in Minneapolis and to learn more about the following regional meeting dates and locations:
1. Teacher of the Year
AACP recognizes outstanding faculty at AACP regular and associate member colleges and schools of pharmacy. 2010 Teachers of the Year are selected by their institutions and submitted to AACP by their CEO deans. Honorees will be listed in the Annual Meeting Closing Banquet Program and those in attendance will be recognized during the banquet. CEO deans should submit online the names of individual faculty that were nominated by their college or school.
2. 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 2009. If available, please upload a photo for an “In Memoriam” presentation to run during the first House of Delegates session. All photos should be in .jpg or .tiff formats with a resolution of 300 dpi or more.
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. 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 Monday, May 24 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. 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.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2010-11 AACP Award for Transformative Community Service and the AACP Student Community Engaged Service Award, sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Both awards applications, in PDF format, are due to Melinda D. Colón by Tuesday, June 1 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. More information about all AACP award programs can be found on the AACP Web site.
AACP requests stories on the following two topics for the July/August/September issue of our quarterly magazine: 1) what are some leadership development models utilized at your college or school of pharmacy and 2) how are your colleges and schools of pharmacy advancing science, improving health and stimulating economic growth with funding provided to federal public health agencies including NIH, CDC and HRSA, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act? Please submit your stories to Rebecca M. Morgan, AACP director of communications, by Tuesday, June 1, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
Each year at the annual meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the Alliance for Pharmaceutical Care provides health screens to legislators and meeting attendees. The Alliance is a partnership between several pharmacy associations with a focus of helping state legislators experience first-hand the clinical skills that pharmacists in their states perform and are educated to provide. The NCSL legislative meeting will be held in Louisville, Ky., July 27-29, during which the Alliance will exhibit. AACP and all the Alliance members are seeking volunteer pharmacists and student pharmacists for this important advocacy event. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information about this opportunity, please e-mail S. Whitney Zatzkin.
AACP and six other national pharmacy organizations collaborated on the analysis and response to a document published by the American Medical Association (AMA Scope of Practice Data Series: Pharmacists) for its members. The document describes the scope of practice of the pharmacy profession as viewed by the AMA authors. AACP and AMA are committed to stronger pharmacy/medicine partnerships in the future.
The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program (PASP), sponsored by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR), has selected eight student pharmacists to participate in its 2010 program. AACP is delighted that student pharmacists continue to submit competitive applications for this important public health learning experience. The program provides health professions students the opportunity to learn about disease prevention and health promotion in an interprofessional context. To learn more about the program, its 46 students and their proposed prevention projects, visit the APTR Web site.
Did you know that you can edit your position while it is live on the AACP Online Career Center? To make a change, simply log in, select the position you’d like to change and click on the Edit button. After you’ve made the necessary changes, make sure to click Save. Your updated position will be automatically posted to the Career Center. Be sure to check out the latest positions available on the AACP Online Career Center:
E-mail Maureen Thielemans to post a position on the AACP Online Career Center.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is hosting a Web conference, Innovative Roles of Pharmacists in Health Service Delivery, organized by AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange Program and the Office of Communications and Knowledge Transfer. The conference will be held on Tuesday, May 11 from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT. To register, visit the AHRQ Web site.
AHRQ is soliciting proposals on a full and open basis for an Academic Detailing Initiative, to be funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. This is a new requirement and there is no incumbent. The solicitation and any documents relating to this requirement will be available by downloading from the Internet through the Federal Business Opportunities Web site. It is the offerors responsibility to monitor this site for release of the solicitation, download their own copy of the solicitation and to monitor this site for any subsequent amendments. It is estimated that the solicitation will be issued 15 days after the posting of this synopsis.
Registration is now available for the National Rural Health Association (NHRA) Medication Use in Rural America Conference in Kansas City, Mo., June 16-18, 2010. This inter-organizational conference will describe and discuss medication-related issues affecting rural communities and engage a broad audience of rural stakeholders and decision makers to discuss challenges and solutions related to practice, research, education and policy related to medication use in rural communities. Early registration ends May 11. Visit the NRHA Web site for more information.
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Founded in 1900, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is a national organization representing the interests of pharmacy education and educators. Comprising all accredited colleges and schools of pharmacy including more than 6,400 faculty, 57,000 students enrolled in professional programs and 5,700 individuals pursuing graduate study, AACP is committed to excellence in pharmacy education.