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December 18, 2015 

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy E-Lert

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December 18, 2015






Membership Renewal Deadline




Geriatric SIG Webinar: Outcomes of an Interprofessional Fall Risk Assessment Program for Health Science Students


Master Preceptor Recognition Program Applications Due


Curriculum SIG Webinar: Assessment of IPE Initiative: Structure, Process, Outcome – Part 2


Experiential Education Section Webinar: The "Why"s and "How"s of a Comprehensive Preceptor Development Program




AJPE Interprofessional Content Submission Deadline


2016 Annual Meeting Research/Education Poster Abstracts Due


2016 Interim Meeting (February 20–23)




AACP Congratulates the 2015 Election Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 AACP Election, including Dr. Steven A. Scott, AACP President-Elect; Dr. David P. Zgarrick, AACP Treasurer; Dr. Anne Y. Lin, Council of Deans Chair-Elect; Dr. Sharon L. Youmans, Council of Deans Secretary; Dr. Stuart T. Haines, Council of Faculties Chair-Elect; and Dr. Steven C. Stoner, Council of Sections Chair-Elect. For the full list of winners, visit the AACP Elections page.


Have Questions? Find the Answers at the Interim Meeting

How do you lead change without resistance? How do you stimulate higher human and organizational flourishing? The 2016 Interim Meeting, Feb. 20–23 in Tampa, Fla., is the best opportunity you’ll have all year to address these challenging topics, and more, facing you and your institution. To register, view speakers and the full list of sessions, visit the Interim Meeting Web site.


New Infographic on Pharmacy Faculty

AACP’s Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness and Design team recently published a new infographic about the career of pharmacy education, faculty satisfaction and demographic data. The infographic presents data from AACP’s Faculty Roster and Salary Survey, Survey of Vacant Budgeted and Lost Positions, Faculty Survey, and Graduating Student Survey. An electronic version of the infographic can be found on the Institutional Research and Effectiveness page.


Call for Annual Meeting Roundtable Discussion Topics

Members are invited to submit topics for the three, one-hour roundtable discussion sessions on July 24–26 during the 2016 AACP Annual Meeting. Roundtables are informal discussions of pressing current topics that are 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 Wednesday, March 3, at 11:59 p.m. ET.


Online Learning Opportunities

  • Geriatric SIG Webinar: Outcomes of an Interprofessional Fall Risk Assessment Program for Health Science Students; Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1:00 p.m. ET.
  • Curriculum SIG Webinar: Assessment of IPE Initiative: Structure, Process, Outcome – Part 2; Thursday, Jan. 21, 12:30 p.m. ET.
  • Experiential Education Section Webinar: The "Why"s and "How"s of a Comprehensive Preceptor Development Program; Thursday, Jan. 28, 12:00 p.m. ET.



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.

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.

New Motivational Interviewing e-Learning Program Available

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.

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.

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, 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.





The Association of American Medical Colleges is accepting abstracts for its 12th Annual Health Workforce Research Conference, May 5–6, in Chicago. This year’s theme is “Getting to the Workforce We Need.” For more information and to submit an abstract, visit the conference’s call for abstracts page.


National Conference on Optimizing Medication Safety & Healthcare Quality

The 3rd National Conference on Optimizing Medication Safety & Healthcare Quality, Best Practices and Collaborations for Public Health/Community Pharmacy, Geriatrics and Mental Health, will be held Feb. 11-12, at the University of Southern California. The USC School of Pharmacy and the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics-led conference provides pharmacists and other stakeholders the opportunity to learn practical strategies to implement patient-care services built on best practices from safety net and other settings. For more information: Visit online at



The Pharmacy Quality Alliance is seeking, by Monday, Jan. 4, abstracts in performance measurement or the implementation of quality improvement activities related to the safe and appropriate medication use for its inaugural poster session at the PQA Annual Meeting, May 18–20, in Alexandria, Va. Details about poster abstract submission can be found on the PQA Web site.


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