August 13, 2015

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August 13, 2015 


  Curriculum SIG Webinar
  Aug. 20
  Pharmacy Education 2015 CE Credit Submissions
  Aug. 28
  Express Scripts Scholars Program Applications
  Aug. 28
  Consultants & Speakers Bureau Applications *Extended*   Aug. 31
  Cooperative Admissions Guidelines Feedback
  Sept. 1
  ACPE Board of Directors Candidates
  Sept. 2
  Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award Declarations of Intent   Sept. 10
  Community Engagement Awards Applications
  Sept. 14


Seeking Cooperative Admissions Guidelines Feedback
The 2013-2015 AACP Special Committee on Admissions has proposed Cooperative Admissions Guidelines, which will require approval by the AACP Board of Directors in November. Please submit comments on the Cooperative Admissions Guidelines, in writing, by Tuesday, Sept. 1, via the AACP form site. For additional information, committee members shared information via Webinar, available on the AACP Web site.

Online Learning Opportunity


New Award Honors Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
The Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award is a new AACP award to recognize pharmacy faculty who are exemplary in the areas of scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning. More information on this award, including eligibility criteria, process for applying (which includes submitting a Declaration of Intent which is due Thursday, Sept. 10), application elements and deadlines can be found on the AACP Web site.

Scholarship Opportunity for Dual Degree Students
Applications are now being accepted for the Express Scripts Scholars Program. The program will provide four (4) $10,000 scholarships each year to enrolled dual degree students. The awarded students are given $2,500 per semester for four consecutive semesters, totaling $10,000 over two years. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 28, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. For application instructions, please visit the AACP Web site. Contact:

Consultants and Speakers Bureau: Application Deadline Extended to August 31*
Share your expert knowledge and talents by applying to be part of AACP’s new Consultants and Speakers Bureau. This new member service connects experienced, talented professionals with organizations, universities and individuals who are searching for experts within academic pharmacy. The application deadline has been extended to Monday, Aug. 31. For more information, visit the AACP Web site.

*Due to technical difficulties, some applications to the Consultants and Speakers Bureau may not have been received. If you submitted an application but did not receive a confirmation e-mail indicating that your materials were received, please return to the application site and resubmit your materials by Aug. 31. We are continuing to improve the submission process based on member feedback. If you experience difficulties when submitting your application, please e-mail Michelle Assa-Eley. Thank you for your patience and continued interest in the Consultants and Speakers Bureau!

Don’t Forget: Submit Annual Meeting Continuing Education Credits
Annual Meeting attendees can access the VCU Office of Continuing Education Learning Management System until 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 28, to complete evaluations and print a transcript of the continuing education completed during the Annual Meeting. Evaluations that are not submitted within six weeks will NOT be uploaded to CPE Monitor, the database that stores pharmacy continuing education units. Presenters announced the Event Code at the conclusion of their presentations during the meeting.

For log-in instructions, please refer to the AACP Official Program Guide handed out at the meeting. For easiest use, please try Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to access the site. If you have questions regarding your CE from the conference, please contact Sean Bates at 804-828-3003, or

Call for ACPE Board of Directors Candidates
The AACP Board of Directors is seeking candidates for service on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors. The appointee will observe both the January and June 2016 meetings of ACPE and will begin the six-year term in July 2016. Candidates should submit a single PDF of the requested materials to AACP no later than close of business Wednesday, Sept. 2. View the complete call for candidates by visiting the AACP Web site.

Apply for AACP’s Community Engagement Awards
Are you a candidate for the 2015-16 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award or the AACP Student Community Engaged Service Award? Submit award applications—online in PDF format—by Monday, Sept. 14, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Find more information about all AACP award programs on the AACP Web site. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.

Save the Date: 2015 AACP Encore Institute, Oct. 26-28
Due to popular demand, AACP is hosting an Encore Institute, Oct 26-28 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Va., focusing on ACPE Standards 2016. Teams of 3–5 faculty and preceptors from an institution will specifically discuss the standards concerning Interprofessional Education, Experiential Education and Co-curricular Activities. Teams will gain a greater understanding of these Standards, enabling them to formulate action plans for implementing program changes that will ensure compliance at their home institution. For more information, visit the AACP Web site. Registration opens soon.

Partner Organizations

The American Dental Education Association's newest Leading Conversations Webinar, "All Together Now: Realizing IPE at Academic Health Centers," will teach the best practices for launching IPE at your institution. Examine typical barriers to IPE implementation and learn strategies to overcome them, on Tuesday, Aug. 18, Noon–1:00 p.m. ET. For registration information, visit the ADEA Web site.

A new resource from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality summarizes the effectiveness and harms of medications for adults with AUDs, highlighting two medications shown to be most effective in reducing a patient’s drinking behavior when paired with psychological treatment: acamprosate and oral naltrexone. Access the free topic brief, executive summary and full research report, and obtain continuing-education/continuing medical education credit at the AHRQ Web site.

Alliance for Rational Use of NSAIDs
The Alliance for Rational Use of NSAIDs has declared Aug. 24-28 as NSAID Awareness Week. More information regarding NSAID Awareness Week and the Alliance can be found on the Alliance Web site.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has developed new training materials to provide healthcare professionals with the education necessary to care for people living with multiple chronic conditions, available online. To register for one of three informational Webinars, send RSVP to MCC@HHS.GOV, indicating the date you would like to attend. Attendance is limited to 300 for each session, from 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 4; Wednesday, Aug. 9; and Thursday, Sept. 17. To access, the call-in number for each is 888-455-0579; with participant passcode: 1245558.

IACP Foundation
The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists Foundation's Research Committee is announcing its research agenda for Fall 2015 and is now seeking proposals for funding consideration. Proposals should focus on the safety and efficacy of compounded preparations in an effort to create a national repository of compounded preparation information. The proposal submission deadline is Sunday, Nov. 1. For more information, visit the IACP Foundation Web site.

PAN Foundation
The Patient Access Network Foundation and the American Journal of Managed Care are holding a policy paper competition, on "Balancing Moral Hazard, Affordability and Access to Critical Therapies in the Age of Cost-Sharing."  Abstracts are due Friday, Oct. 30, with the winning school or health system receiving up to $10,000. For more information, visit the PAN Foundation Web site.

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