August 30, 2012 E-lert

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August 30, 2012 E-lert 

Continuing Education Deadline Reminder

Annual Meeting attendees have until Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 5:00 p.m. EDT to receive continuing education (CE) credits by going to the Learning Management System. The LMS will allow you to complete your evaluations, print your statements of credit and maintain a transcript of the continuing education you completed during the meeting. If you have questions regarding your CE, including access code inquiries, please contact the VCU School of Pharmacy at 804-828-3003.  

2012 House of Delegates Minutes Now Available

The minutes from the 2012 House of Delegates session, reflecting business conducted at the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting, are now available on the AACP Web site.

Submit New Investigator Award Applications

The AACP New Investigator Program will award up to 18 research seed grants with a maximum of $10,000 to individual faculty members starting their academic careers at U.S. pharmacy schools. Applicants who have submitted a Letter of Intent may now upload their application. For more details and application materials, visit the AACP Web site. Applications are due Sept. 17.

Pharmacy Highlighted on Financial Web site

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named pharmacy and pharmacology as one of its 10 best college majors for a lucrative career. To read the article, visit the Kiplinger’s Web site.

 

Deadlines and Reminders        

Student Affairs and Experiential Education Workshop
Sept. 16-19

New Investigator Award Applications Due
Sept. 17

2012 Annual Meeting CE Deadline
Sept. 19

Virtual Pharmacy School Fair 
Oct. 3-4

Partner Organizations

AHRQ

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces the Second-Generation Antidepressants in the Pharmacologic Treatment of Adult Depression: An Update of the 2007 Comparative Effectiveness Review. Accompanying the review is a new set of resources, including a patient summary, a clinician research summary, and a CME/CE activity for clinicians who wish to receive continuing education credits.

ASHP Foundation

The ASHP Research and Education Foundation is seeking proposals to address one of the most pressing needs in healthcare today: A reliable way to identify hospitalized patients who require higher level pharmacist-provided drug therapy management. Visit the ASHP Foundation Web site for a free Webinar on Sept. 20 and to apply before Nov. 15

CAB

Collaborating Across Boarders IV, Interprofessional Collaboration: Transformative Change from the Classroom to Practice, will be held June 12-14 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, BC. Abstract submissions focusing on education, practice, leadership and policy are due Oct. 26. For more information, visit the CAB Web site.

Million Hearts

Team Up. Pressure Down. is a new Million Hearts educational program that promotes team-based care and offers support for healthcare professionals helping Americans improve medication adherence and more effectively manage their blood pressure. The program is launching through a Webinar on Sept. 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Register by visiting the Million Hearts Web site.

Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative

Not a member of the Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative (PSPC)? Enrollment for the fifth cycle is now open. Join more than 220 teams and nearly 600 organizations—including 340B eligible entities and CMS Quality Improvement Organizations—currently participating in the collaborative. For more information, visit the PSPC Web site.

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