Renew online today to continue receiving the invaluable benefits of an AACP membership. New to members in 2011 will be additional enhancements to the AACP Web site, such as blogs and collaborative workspaces, a redesigned Educational Scholar program and the 2011 AACP Institute. With more than $1,000 in estimated value, there is no better way to maximize your $100. Online membership renewal is now open for active, affiliate and student members. Visit the AACP Web site to renew by Dec. 31, 2010.
AACP invites faculty or staff that will be attending the 2010 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Dec. 5-9, to assist us at our booth #1582 and promote academic careers to potential educators. Please e-mail Maureen Thielemans if interested. AACP Immediate Past President Dr. Jeffrey N. Baldwin will also be honored with the 2010 Paul F. Parker Award at a special luncheon during the MCM. The Paul F. Parker Award is given to a former resident of the UK Pharmacy Residency Program or an individual associated with the success of the program. It recognizes someone who has displayed a contribution to the profession, teaching or research. Congratulations, Dr. Baldwin!
The University of Washington (UW) will be honored with the 2010-2011 AACP Transformative Community Service Award for its major institutional commitment to addressing unmet community needs through education, practice and research. For more information about UW’s community outreach programs, visit the AACP Web site.
Four student groups from the University of Southern California, University of Colorado Denver, University of Missouri – Kansas City and University of Oklahoma will receive the 2010-2011 AACP Student Community Engaged Service Award at the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting, July 10-13, for their outstanding community engagement projects. For more information about the students’ winning projects, visit the AACP Web site.
AACP is now accepting nominations for its top three awards in pharmacy education: Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award, Paul R. Dawson Biotechnology Award and Volwiler Research Achievement Award. Recipients of the three awards will be announced by the AACP Board of Directors in spring 2011 and at the AACP Awards Plenary during the 2011 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Criteria and nomination information can be found on the AACP Web site. Nominations must be submitted online no later than Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please contact Melinda D. Colón, AACP assistant director of governance programs and meetings, with any questions.
Members are invited to submit proposals for 90-minute special educational sessions on topics broadly applicable to contemporary pharmacy education for the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars in San Antonio, Texas, July 9-13. Proposals that include the perspectives of multiple institutions are encouraged for special session submissions. Innovations developed at one school are appropriate for roundtable discussions. If you are interested in submitting a special session for the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars, please visit the programming submission Web site by Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Members are invited to submit topics for two, one-hour roundtable discussion sessions on July 10-11 during the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting. Roundtables are intended for informal discussions of pressing current topics important to the Academy and to provide a venue to both share and learn from other colleges and schools of pharmacy. More information can be found on the AACP Web site. Please submit your topic online by Wednesday, Feb. 23 by 5:00 p.m. EST.
While the 2010 American Pharmacy Educator Week has passed, AACP hopes you will find special ways throughout the year to thank your institution’s pharmacy educators for their hard work and dedication as they create the next generation of pharmacists, researchers, scientists and hopefully educators. Don’t forget to send your stories and photos to Rebecca M. Morgan, AACP director of communications, by Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EST for inclusion in the Jan/Feb/March 2011 edition of the Academic Pharmacy Now magazine.
The 2011 AACP Interim Meeting, Transformational Leadership: Deans and Chairs As Agents of Change, will be held Feb. 27-March 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Ga. The meeting has parallel tracks: one for deans and one for department chairs of colleges and schools of pharmacy. Session topics for department chairs include faculty recruitment, retention and development, and working effectively with conflict, while deans will discuss providing value in healthcare and engage in a noteworthy practice forum, just to name a few of the many leadership development opportunities. Visit the AACP Web site to learn more.
The AACP Professional Affairs Committee will be issuing two Calls for Successful Practices: the first is focused on collaborations of our members in the areas of education, service and research that is or can potentially affect the role of the pharmacist in patient-centered care, while the second is focused on faculty development and retention strategies. Look for the official Call for Successful Practices next week.
Below are just some of the many academic pharmacy positions posted on the AACP Online Career Center:
Center for Health Transformation
The Center for Health Transformation has released the first in a series of white papers focusing on pharmacy. The 21st Century Intelligent Pharmacy Project released a white paper that provided several innovative, emerging best practices in the area of patient adherence (compliance). Solutions contained in the white paper include the use of pharmacists as adherence counselors, innovative packaging to increase patient adherence and disease-state management as an engagement tool to integrate the patient into his/her care. To read the paper in its entirety, please visit the Center for Health Transformation Web site.
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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.