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August 29, 2016 

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy E-Lert

Academic Pharmacy's Online Resource for the Latest News and Information

August 29, 2016






New Investigator Award Applications Ending Soon 


2016 Fall Institute Registration Closes Ending Soon 




AACP/NABP Districts 6, 7 and 8 Joint Meeting


Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award Applications


AACP/CDC Partners in Health Webinar


AACP/NABP Districts 1 and 2 Joint Meeting


2016 Fall Institute




2016 Fall Institute Registration Ends Tomorrow

Register by Tuesday, Aug. 30 to attend the 2016 Fall Institute, Strengthening Holistic Review in Pharmacy Admissions, Sept. 26–28, in Charlotte, N.C. Teams will discuss holistic review in pharmacy admissions and assessment of admissions practices. [Register now.]


Add Your School Logo to an AACP Button

Members now have the opportunity to customize the button, “Pharmacists Help People Live Healthier, Better Lives” by adding their school’s logo. Other button templates are available for schools to download.


Latest Editions of Faculty News Now Online

The July and August editions of Faculty News are available on the AACP Web site. Check out the awards, grants and appointments submitted from colleges and schools of pharmacy across the country.


Back by Popular Demand: Transform Experiential Education this October

Did your team miss the Spring Institute? Registration is now open for the 2016 Encore Institute, Leading Edge: Transforming Experiential Education, Oct. 17–19, at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport. [Register now.]


Updated: CAPE Section and SIG Papers

There are now six CAPE Section and SIG papers covering a variety of content areas and how they are reflected in the CAPE 2013 Educational Outcomes. The newest addition is from the Public Health SIG.


2016 Graduating Student and Faculty Survey Data Released

National summary reports for the 2016 Graduating Student and Faculty surveys are now available. Part of AACP’s curriculum quality surveys, schools can use these to assess curriculums and during self-study and accreditation reviews. Part of AACP’s curriculum quality surveys, schools can use these to assess curriculums and during self-study and accreditation reviews. The curriculum quality surveys were revised in 2015 by the AACP Institutional Research and Assessment Committee (IRAC), AACP staff, and ACPE to accommodate the new ACPE Standards 2016. The 2016 results represent the first administration of the revised surveys.


Online Learning Opportunity

Join the AACP and CDC Webinar, Partners in Health: Developing Collaborations between Public Health and Schools of Pharmacy, on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Participants will learn about successful collaborations between state health departments and pharmacy schools, including an overview of chronic disease prevalence, trends, etc. during this time of healthcare transformation. To hear audio via phone, call 1-(855)-644-0229 and use passcode 4937505#.




Details for the joint district meetings of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and AACP are now available. Upcoming meetings include District 5, Sept. 11–14, in Lincoln, Neb., and Districts 1 and 2, Sept. 15–17, in White Sulfur Springs, W.V.

Applications for the Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award, recognizing social responsiveness in academic health professions, are due Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 11:59 p.m. PT. The award recognizes institutions that serve as examples of social responsiveness on the part of the academic health professions community.

Programs should be directly linked to the institution’s research endeavor (e.g., community engaged participatory research) and to the education (didactic experiential) of student pharmacists, residents and other postgraduate trainees.





Early-bird registration for the Pharmacy SNOW (Strategies for New Opportunities Worldwide) Symposium, Dec. 9–11 in Aurora, CO, ends Friday, Sept. 30. Abstracts for presentations are due by this Wednesday, Aug. 31.



The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy announces the release of the Fundamentals of Managed Care Pharmacy Certificate Program. The program provides a comprehensive introduction to basic concepts in managed care pharmacy. Previously presented live at AMCP meetings, it has been updated and repurposed as an online certificate program, with the help of key managed care thought-leaders. The program is available in two formats – a student pharmacist version and a professional version – and offers approximately 15 hours of content.


Turn the Tide

The U.S. Surgeon General recently launched the Turn The Tide opioids campaign Web site, as part of his call to end the opioid crisis. Through its healthcare professionals pledge, the campaign has designed a way for healthcare professionals to show their commitment to the cause. As key members of the healthcare team, we are encouraging all pharmacists to sign the pledge. Additionally, the campaign provides resources for pharmacists including a pain treatment toolbox.



The College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists has released Opioid Use Disorders: Interventions for Community Pharmacists, a guideline document to educate community pharmacists on providing safe access to opioids and preventing hazards of misuse and abuse.


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