February 13, 2015

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February 13, 2015 


  AACP Walmart Scholars Program
  Feb. 16
  Annual Meeting Research/Education Poster Abstracts
  Feb. 18
  Global Pharmacy Education SIG Webinar   Feb. 19
  Geriatric Pharmacy SIG Webinar (Part 1)
  Feb. 24
  Annual Meeting Roundtable Discussion Topics
  Feb. 25
  Pharmacogenomics SIG Webinar   Feb. 26
  Innovations in Teaching Competition
  Feb. 27
  Award for Excellence in Assessment
  Feb. 27
  Curriculum SIG Webinar Sold Out!   Mar. 3
  Council of Faculties Scholarly Teaching Task Force Webinar   Mar. 3
  Geriatric Pharmacy SIG Webinar (Part 2)   Mar. 11
  Academic Leadership Fellows Program Application
  Mar. 15
  2015 Annual Meeting School Poster Abstracts Submission
  Mar. 25
  Presidential and Treasurer Nominations
  Apr. 17


Call for Presidential and Treasurer Nominations
The AACP Nominations Committee calls for nominations of candidates for the office of President-Elect and Treasurer:

The presidential term of service is three years (including service as the 2016-2017 President-Elect, 2017-2018 President and 2018-2019 Immediate Past President), followed by five years on the Argus Commission and includes appointment to the AACP Board of Directors and Executive Committee. AACP bylaws require the rotation between a dean and a faculty member for President on alternate years. This year, we seek nominees for President-elect from active AACP members who do not hold the title of dean, associate dean, assistant dean or equivalent administrative title.  

The treasurer term of service is also three years and includes serving on the Board of Directors from 2016–2019. The Treasurer also serves as chair of the Finance and Investment Committees.

Please confirm a candidate’s willingness to serve prior to submitting a name to the committee. Self-nominations are accepted. Requests for additional information can be directed to Immediate Past President Peggy Piascik, committee chair, at piascik@uky.edu. Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent (not exceeding two pages) and curriculum vitae to Colleen Miglio by Friday, April 17, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Closing Monday: Apply Now for the AACP Walmart Scholars Program
The 2015 AACP Walmart Scholars Program will provide $1,000 scholarships for up to 85 student-faculty pairs from AACP member institutions to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, July 11-15. Application materials are available on the AACP Web site and are due on Monday, Feb. 16 by 5:00 p.m. ET. Questions? Contact walmartscholars@aacp.org.

Faculty News Now Available Online
The February 2015 edition of Faculty News is now available on the AACP Web site. As part of ongoing enhancements to AACP’s quarterly magazine, Academic Pharmacy Now, faculty announcements will now be published exclusively online. For the full submission schedule, visit the AACP Web site. Questions? Contact: Kyle Bagin, communications coordinator.

Call for Annual Meeting Research/Education Poster Abstracts
The Council of Sections invites AACP and AFPC members to submit research and education poster abstracts for the 2015 AACP and AFPC Annual Meeting Poster Session on Sunday, July 12, and Monday, July 13, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for the 2015 Annual Meeting, it must be submitted online via the AACP submission Web site by Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 11:59 p.m. PT. More information is available on the AACP Web site.

Call for Annual Meeting Roundtable Discussion Topics
Members are invited to submit topics for the three, one-hour roundtable discussion sessions on July 12–14 during the 2015 AACP and AFPC 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, Feb. 25, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Online Learning Opportunities


Innovations in Teaching Competition Now Open
Share your creative teaching techniques with your peers by applying for the Innovations in Teaching Competition. Past recipients have used card games, virtual patients, art and poetry to educate their students. Visit the AACP Web site to learn more and to submit applications by Friday, Feb. 27, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Have You Advanced the Culture of Assessment at Your School?
AACP is seeking applications for its Award for Excellence in Assessment. The award recognizes outstanding Doctor of Pharmacy assessment programs that incorporate evidence of student learning into their ongoing evaluations and improvement of pharmacy education. Recipients will receive up to $1,200 to attend and present their work at the 2015 Annual Meeting. Visit the AACP Web site to learn more and submit applications by Friday, Feb. 27, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Learn to Lead: Join the Academic Leadership Fellows Program
The Academic Leadership Fellows Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 cohort. The program gives pharmacy educators the opportunity to envision their role as a leader, and provides the knowledge, skills and network to achieve those goals. For nomination and application information, visit the AACP Web site. Applications are due by March 15 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Submit School Poster Abstracts for the 2015 AACP and AFPC Annual Meeting
AACP and AFPC member institutions are called to submit school poster abstracts for the 2015 AACP and AFPC Annual Meeting school poster session at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The theme for this year's school posters is "
innovative approaches to Standards 2016." Details for the school poster abstract criteria are available on the AACP Web site.

Due to space constraints, each institution may submit one abstract on a first-come, first-served basis. CEO deans must authorize the abstract's inclusion by signing and returning a verification form by e-mail to Colleen Miglio. The deadline to submit school poster abstracts is Wednesday, March 25, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Please contact Melinda Colón with any questions.

Register Now for the 2015 Spring IPEC Institute
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is pleased to announce the next Faculty Development Institute focused on Building Interprofessional Education for Population Health, April 28-May 1, at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Va. Teams are encouraged to include a community-based partner focused on population health. Register at the IPEC Web site. For more information, contact Program Manager Shelley Porte.

Explore Standards 2016 at the AACP Institute in May
The 2015 Institute, Exploring ACPE Standards 2016: Interprofessional, Experiential and Co-curricular Aspects, will be held at the Atlanta Hilton Airport Hotel, May 18–20. Teams of 3–5 faculty and preceptors from one institution will discuss ACPE Standards 2016, specifically Standards 11 (Interprofessional Education) and 13 (Experiential Education), as well as Co-curricular Education. Teams will gain insight and a greater understanding of these Standards, enabling them to formulate action plans for implementing program changes that will ensure compliance at their home institution. Stay tuned to the AACP Web site for registration information.

Partner Organizations

The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education has issued a call for applications for the Gateway to Research Scholarships, with a deadline of Tuesday, Feb. 24. The award provides a unique opportunity for selected Pharm.D. and baccalaureate degree students to participate in a faculty-nominated and mentored research project. Priority will be given to research proposals in the areas of oncology, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and medication therapy management; however, all proposal topics will be considered. To apply and for more information, please visit the AFPE Web site.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is soliciting comments on its Draft Guidelines on Evaluating and Using Home or Alternate-Site Infusion Providers and its Draft Statement on the Role of the Pharmacy Technician. Comments will be accepted until Monday, March 9. To review and submit comments, visit the ASHP Web site.

Assessment Institute
The 2015 Assessment Institute is currently accepting proposals for its Oct. 25–27 meeting in Indianapolis with special emphasis on topics in community engagement, ePortfolios, faculty development, global learning, graduate/graduate professional education, high impact practices, and student affairs programs and services. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Sunday, March 15. For more information on the submission process, visit the Assessment Institute Web site.

The Office of Dietary Supplements within the National Institutes of Health works to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public. In order to develop a new strategic plan for the years 2015-2019, ODS has posted its Strategic Plan 2010-2014 Progress Report. All comments should be submitted to odsplan@od.nih.gov on or before Friday, March 6.

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