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December 1, 2015 

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December 1, 2015






AACP Elections Close Ending Soon


Pharmacy Workforce Center Survey Webinar Ending Soon


AACP Awards Nominations Due


Membership Renewal Deadline




Master Preceptor Recognition Program Applications Due




AJPE Interprofessional Content Submission Deadline


2016 Annual Meeting Research/Education Poster Abstracts Due


2016 Interim Meeting (February 20–23)




Submissions Now Accepted: 2016 Annual Meeting Research/Education Poster Abstracts

The Council of Sections invites AACP members to submit research and education poster abstracts for the 2016 AACP Annual Meeting Poster Session on Sunday, July 24, and Monday, July 25, at the Anaheim Marriott & Anaheim Convention Center. Abstracts must be submitted online via the AACP Submission Web site by Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 11:59 p.m. PST. More information is available on the AACP Web site.


Faculty Teams Invited to Attend the Spring IPEC Institute

Registration is now open to attend the IPEC Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute focused on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, May 4–6, 2016, at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Va. The overall goal of the institute is to create faculty champions who can enhance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences, and assessment of learners in quality improvement and patient safety. Interprofessional teams of 3–5 members are recommended. For more information and to register, visit the IPEC Web site.


AACP Twitter Chat Transcripts Now Available

Thank you to everyone who participated in the #AACPchat Twitter chat series addressing the Standards 2016 Readiness survey. If you were unable to participate, you can still view the transcripts below. You can also continue the conversation on AACP’s LinkedIn Group.

Chat one: Instruction, Assessment and IPE

Chat two: Preceptors and Co-Curricular Activities

Chat three: Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process Model and Curricular Changes

Questions or comments? E-mail Dana Thimons.


Gain Valuable Resources and Learn New Strategies at Interim Meeting

At the 2016 Interim Meeting, Feb. 20–23 in Tampa, Fla., attendees will learn how to lead change without resistance, mentor and develop future leaders at all levels, and incorporate the latest institutional branding and recruitment strategies. For the full list of sessions, visit the Interim Meeting Web site.


Resources Available From Educause Learning Initiative

AACP has partnered with ELI (Educause Learning Initiative) to provide members with content about emerging trends in education. ELI is a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to the advancement of learning through the innovative application of technology. Below are some of the available resources:

  • ELI Virtual Annual Meeting 2016
    February 2–4, 2016 | San Antonio and Online
    • 1 free registration per AACP member institution.
    • Use promotional registration code: 31520AACP.
  • 7 Things You Should Know About… series
    • Each issue is a 2-page briefing on an emerging learning technology or approach.
  • 7 Things You Should Read About… series
    • Each issue is a short 1-page collection of the seven key resources on a seminal learning technology or practice.
  • ELI Briefs (short articles on teaching and learning)

Questions? Contact Veronica Diaz at ELI.




2016 AACP Awards Nominations

Help uncover outstanding contributors in teaching and research. Nominate an academic pharmacy colleague for one of AACP’s top three awards: Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award, Paul R. Dawson Award and Volwiler Research Achievement Award. Award recipients will be announced by the AACP Board of Directors in spring 2016 and honored at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Anaheim. Criteria and nomination information can be found in the Career Development section. Nominations must be submitted online no later than Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 11:59 p.m. PST. For more information, contact Melinda D. Colón.

Membership Renewal is Now Open

AACP has made investments in all areas of member service to provide an even larger and richer collection of programming, resources and professional development opportunities. Visit the AACP Web site to see a full list of individual membership benefits and renew your membership today.

Recognize a Master Preceptor: 2016 Nomination Cycle Now Open

The Master Preceptor Recognition Program recognizes preceptors, who are not full-time employees of a school or college of pharmacy, for their sustained commitment to excellence in experiential education and professional practice. Application materials must be submitted to AACP by Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. ET. For more information, visit the AACP Web site.

AJPE Call for Papers

The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE), in conjunction with The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA), is seeking original research, reviews, and commentary for a special joint theme issue on interprofessional education.

Manuscripts should demonstrate achievement of one or more of the four Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Competencies, and may also involve the education of other health care professionals, but pharmacy and osteopathic medicine must be key players in these innovative, collaborative educational programs.

Manuscripts must follow the submission requirements (e.g., abstract, length) of either AJPE or JAOA. All selected papers will undergo the peer review process and are subject to the approval of the editors of both journals. Papers accepted for publication will be published in one of these two journals, currently planned for late summer or fall 2016.

Interested groups should direct questions and submit their manuscripts for consideration via e-mail with the subject line “JAOA-AJPE interprofessional education” to either AJPE or JAOA. Submissions are due Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

New Resource Coming Soon: AACP Consultants and Speakers Bureau

Coming in early 2016: The new AACP Consultants and Speakers Bureau will be ready and available to members who are looking for a consultant or speaker. Applications are still being accepted on a rolling basis through the AACP Web site.




Berger Consulting LLC

With support from the NACDS Foundation, Berger Consulting LLC recently launched a new motivational interviewing e-learning program, comMIt. The eight-hour program is accredited for nurse, pharmacist and physician continuing education credit. For more information on the program, visit the Berger Consulting LinkedIn page. To register, visit the NACDS Web site.



The Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Research and Education at the Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy will host its Ninth Health Disparities Conference February 29-March 2, 2016 in New Orleans, LA. This conference, From Disparity to Equity: Building Healthier Communities, targets health researchers, educators, students and other stakeholders whose work incorporates the use of multidisciplinary partnerships that build collaborations to eliminate health disparities, achieve health equity, and create healthier communities. More information can be found on the conference Web site.



The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program provides awards to eligible health professions schools for use in awarding scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have financial need, including students who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups. Eligible applicants are accredited schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, public health, chiropractic, allied health, schools offering a graduate program in behavioral and mental health practice, or an entity providing programs for the training of physician assistants. The deadline to apply is Monday, Jan. 25. For more information, view the grant opportunity on


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