February 15, 2011 E-lert

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February 15, 2011 E-lert 

2011 AACP Interim Meeting Is Right Around the Corner!

Want to attend the 2011 AACP Interim Meeting but didn’t have time to register online? Don’t worry! Onsite registration will be available during the conference. The AACP registration and information desk will be located in the Registration Booth, Second Floor of the Hyatt Regency Savannah and open during the following times:

  • Saturday, Feb. 26: 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.  
  • Sunday, Feb. 27:  7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 28: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 1: 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Last Chance to Renew Your AACP Individual Membership

Want to receive low registration rates at must-attend meetings, or be eligible for funding sources for research initiatives? Do you wish to be nominated for an award, or submit Annual Meeting special programming or abstracts? Then you must be an AACP member. Renew your AACP membership by Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 to continue receiving all the great benefits, services and opportunities that come with being an AACP member. Visit the AACP Web site and renew your membership online by Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. After this date, your membership will be canceled.

2011 AACP Annual Meeting Call for Roundtable Discussion Topics

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 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 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 23.

Apply Today for the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program

The Academic Leadership Fellows Program is designed to develop the nation’s most promising pharmacy faculty for roles as future leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education. Nomination and application materials are available on the AACP Web site. Up to 30 Fellows will be selected to participate in 2011-12. The application deadline is Friday, March 4, 2011. For questions about the program contact Bradford E. Miller.

Academic Pharmacy Now Call for Stories

AACP requests the submission of stories related to the following topics for inclusion in the April/May/June edition of Academic Pharmacy Now:

  • Significant institutional milestones and anniversaries (50, 75, 100, 125, 150 years) – How has your college or school of pharmacy evolved over the years and contributed to the advancement of pharmacy education?
  • Pharmacy residencies – How have pharmacy residency programs affected the Academy’s influence on pharmacy practice?

Submit stories and photos, along with captions, to Rebecca M. Morgan, AACP director of communications, by 5:00 p.m. EST on March 15, 2011.

Send Us Your American Pharmacy Educator Week Videos

Did your student pharmacists celebrate American Pharmacy Educator Week by creating a faculty appreciation video? If so, we want to post it on our YouTube Channel and play it at the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting banquet! Please send your videos to Rebecca M. Morgan, AACP director of communications, at 1727 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 by 5:00 p.m. EST on March 15, 2011.

AACP Call for Volunteers

Brian L. Crabtree, AACP President-elect, is seeking volunteers to serve on AACP standing, awards selection and other committees. During his presidential year, Dr. Crabtree will be focusing AACP's efforts in the areas of assessment and measurement of excellence in teaching, research and service. His other areas of emphasis will be member engagement, especially in the pharmaceutical sciences. If you are interested in serving on an AACP Committee during the 2011-2012 academic year, please submit your request via the form located on the AACP Web site by Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Please contact Melinda D. Colón if you have any questions.

AACP Election Nominations

AACP seeks qualified candidates for the position of 2012-2013 AACP President-elect. AACP bylaws state: in odd-numbered years, nominees for the position of President-elect shall be selected from among active members of the Association not holding dean, associate dean, assistant dean, or equivalent administrative titles. This year we seek interest for President-elect nominees from individuals who are faculty. Interested candidates may obtain more information by contacting Dr. Jeffrey N. Baldwin, chair of the AACP Nominating Committee, or Dr. Lucinda L. Maine. Interested candidates for this position should submit a letter of intent, not exceeding two pages, and curriculum vitae to Melinda D. Colón by Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Don’t Forget to Check Out the AACP Calendar of Events

Did you know that AACP’s Calendar of Events is your one-stop shop for all important Association information, including abstract and award deadlines, meeting and event dates, and upcoming exhibit booth locations? Simply visit the AACP Calendar of Events to begin adding upcoming events and deadlines to your Outlook calendar.

Deadlines and Reminders        

Partner Organizations

APTR

The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the APTR Healthy People Curriculum Task Force invite the submission of applications describing successful practices that are advancing the teaching of prevention, population health and public health, and how they are supporting the Healthy People 2020 objectives that focus on education. To register your intent to apply, enter your contact information by Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 and complete the brief application online by Monday, March 14, 2011 on the APTR Web site.

APhA

Project IMPACT: Diabetes, IMProving America’s Communities Together is a national initiative that aims to improve care for patients with diabetes through community-based interprofessional teams that include pharmacists. Twenty-five communities will be selected to participate in Project IMPACT: Diabetes. Completed submissions are due by 8:00 p.m. EST on March 9, 2011. Submissions are limited to the first 500 applicants and accepted electronically through the online RFP form.

ASHP

The ASHP Foundation has announced a PGY-1 Expansion Grant (PEG) Program. The overarching goal of the ASHP Foundation PGY-1 Expansion Grant program is to increase the number of hospital/health-system-based PGY-1 pharmacy residency positions for the 2011-2012 training year. Twenty grants, up to a maximum of $40,000 per grant, will be provided to support PGY-1 pharmacy residency training at eligible institutions. The Grant Application deadline is March 11, 2011. For eligibility and application information, visit the ASHP Foundation Web site.

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