December 17, 2012 E-lert

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December 17, 2012 E-lert 

2013 Innovations in Teaching Competition

AACP invites applications from individual members for the 2013 Innovations in Teaching Competition. Applications take the form of course portfolios describing innovative approaches to the teaching/learning or assessment processes in a course, a component of a course or continuing professional education. Please visit the AACP Web site for more information and competition criteria. The deadline for receipt of portfolios at AACP is Friday, Jan. 25 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

2013 Award for Excellence in Assessment

The call for applications for the 2013 Award for Excellence in Pharm.D. Program-Level Assessment is now open and submission criteria are available on the AACP Web site. This award recognizes outstanding Doctor of Pharmacy assessment programs for their progress in developing and applying evidence of outcomes as part of the ongoing evaluation and improvement of pharmacy education. Submissions are due Friday, Feb. 8 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

AACP Congratulates the 2012 Election Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 AACP Elections: Dr. Patricia A. Chase, AACP president-elect; Dr. David D. Allen, Council of Deans chair-elect; Dr. Steven A. Scott, Council of Faculties chair-elect; Dr. Craig D. Cox, Council of Sections chair-elect; and Dr. J. Chris Bradberry, treasurer. For the full list of winners, visit the AACP Web site.

Don’t Forget to Register for the 2013 Interim Meeting

Cross “Register for the 2013 AACP Interim Meeting, Leadership for Institutional Effectiveness, Feb. 9-12 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico” off your to-do list by visiting the AACP Web site today. Higher education and institutional effectiveness research leaders will shed light on the integrated components of institutional effectiveness, explaining the complexities and addressing the challenges you face. Visit the 2013 Interim Meeting Web site to register by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 11.

NCPIE to Receive Distinguished Service Award

AACP announces the 2013 recipient of its prestigious Distinguished Service Award. AACP honors the National Council on Patient Information and Education for its tremendous contributions to informed medication consumers and patient safety. NCPIE, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, will be presented with the award at the 2013 Annual Meeting, to be held July 13-17 in Chicago.

2012-13 Call for Successful Practices in Academic Pharmacy

This year’s call for successful practices involves effective collaborations that colleges and schools of pharmacy have pursued with their state pharmacy associations and state board of pharmacy. More information can be found on the AACP Web site. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Jan. 18. Contact: Lynette R. Bradley-Baker.

Last Chance: Renew Your Membership

The deadline to renew your AACP membership is Dec. 31. You’ll continue to benefit from countless resources, programs and opportunities—all designed to promote your professional development. You’ll see: AACP is better than ever for you. Visit the AACP Web site to renew today.

Dual Degree Students to Receive Scholarships

In recognition that dual degree students have increased financial obligations as well as diverse interests, the Express Scripts Foundation will provide four $10,000 scholarships to dual degree students as part of the AACP-administered Express Scripts Scholars Program. The 2012 Express Scripts Scholars are Joshua D. Brown, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Pharm.D./M.S. Candidate; Yevgeniya Kalinina, University of Maryland, Pharm.D./J.D. Candidate; Lea E. Mollon, The University of Arizona, Pharm.D./M.S. Candidate; and Pamela Maree J. Ramirez, University of Southern California, Pharm.D./ M.S. Candidate. To learn more about the scholarship, visit the AACP Web site.

Call for Annual Meeting Research/Education Poster Abstracts

The Council of Sections invites AACP members to submit educational and research poster abstracts for the 2013 AACP Annual Meeting Poster Session on Sunday, July 14 and Monday, July 15 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for the 2013 Annual Meeting, it must be submitted online via the AACP submission Web site by Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11:59 p.m. PST. More information is available on the AACP Web site.

Call for Annual Meeting Roundtable Discussion Topics

Members are invited to submit topics for two, one-hour roundtable discussion sessions on July 14-17 during the 2013 AACP Annual Meeting. Roundtables are informal discussions of pressing current topics important to the Academy. They provide a venue to both share and learn from educators from other colleges and schools of pharmacy. More information can be found on the AACP Web site. Please submit your topic online by 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

AAMC to Host Integrating Quality Meeting

AAMC is hosting its annual Integrating Quality Meeting, June 6-7, at the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. The interprofessional development conference is targeted at clinical leaders, faculty, trainees and students advancing quality and patient safety efforts in clinical care and health professions training. The deadline for submitting an abstract is Friday, Jan. 18. Registration will be available in March. AACP is a planning partner with AAMC and representatives from several additional disciplines.

Deadlines and Reminders        

2013 AACP Membership Renewal Deadline
Dec. 31

2013 Interim Meeting Online Registration Deadline
Jan. 11

Call for Successful Practices Deadline
Jan. 18

2013 Innovations in Teaching Competition Deadline
Jan. 25

2013 Award for Excellence in Assessment Deadline
Feb. 8

2013 Interim Meeting, Puerto Rico
Feb. 9-12

2013 Annual Meeting Research/Education Poster Abstracts Due
Feb. 20

2013 Annual Meeting Roundtable Discussion Topics Due
Feb. 27

Partner Organizations

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program announces two new resources: Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 1-3: Screening, Monitoring and Treatment and Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Therapy.

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
The application cycle for the 2013 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program is now open. The program exposes health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing population health challenges at the national and community level. The deadline for application submission is Feb. 8.

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