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August 27, 2015 



Pharmacy Education 2015 CE Credit Submissions


Aug. 28


Express Scripts Scholars Program Applications


Aug. 28


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


Consultants & Speakers Bureau Applications *Extended*


Sept. 18


Script Your Future 2016 Medication Adherence Team Challenge Informational Call


Oct. 8


Prepare for the Medication Adherence Team Challenge
Sign up for an upcoming informational call on the 2016 Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge, taking place Thursday, Oct. 8, at Noon EDT/9:00 a.m. PDT. Please visit the Medication Adherence Team Challenge Web site or contact for more information. The Script Your Future 2016 Medication Adherence Team Challenge encourages future healthcare professionals to find new and innovative solutions to help patients take their medication as directed. The fifth-annual Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge will be held from Jan. 19, 2016 to Mar. 18, 2016.

Registration Now Open: 2015 AACP Encore Institute
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. For more information, visit the AACP Web site.

Consultants and Speakers Bureau: Application Deadline Extended to September 18*
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 Friday, Sept. 18. 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 Sept. 18. 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!


Last Chance: 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

Closing Tomorrow: 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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Partner Organizations

The National Institutes of Health Research Training and Career Development Programs has revised and revitalized their Web site. This site is now clearly organized by educational or career level and also includes a section on “Recent Announcements” that shares the newest, most recent Research Funding Announcements (RFA) and Program Announcements (PA)–which may be of interest to training program directors, faculty and students alike. We encourage you to explore the
Research Training and Career Development page on the NIH Web site.

APhA Foundation
The American Pharmacists Association Foundation invites faculty and students to attend the Pinnacle Awards Innovations in Pharmacy Practice Lecture simulcast and live lecture. This year, all three recipients are AACP members: Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner (Individual), The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (Group Practice-Health System) and the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy (Government-Non-Profit-Association). To RSVP, visit the APhA Foundation Web Site. For questions, please contact the APhA Foundation’s Communications Manager Caroline Shedlock

The International Pharmaceutical Federation is seeking comments on a briefing document, FIP-YPG practical guide on pharmacists’ led activities towards establishing tobacco-free communities. It provides an overview of different tobacco cessation activities pharmacists are involved in. For consideration, send comments to Zuzana Kusynová by Tuesday, Sept. 1. The document will afterwards be finalised to be presented at FIP Congress in Düsseldorf.

Pharmacy HIT Collaborative
Pharmacy HIT Collaborative recently completed the paper, Environmental Scan of Pharmacogenomics Coding: Current Practice and Barriers. The paper provides an environmental scan of the use of pharmacogenomic coding by the healthcare industry. To view the full paper, visit the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative Web site.  

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released a new research report that finds some interventions of diet and physical activity are effective in preventing childhood obesity. Access the full review for more information on the different types of programs and settings that are effective in preventing childhood obesity, available on the AHRQ Web site.

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.

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