February 17, 2010 E-lert

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February 17, 2010 E-lert 

Educational/Research Poster Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to Thursday

The deadline to submit your abstracts for the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars via the AACP submission Web site is Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. PST. The Council of Sections invites AACP members to submit educational and scientific research poster abstracts for the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting Poster Session on Sunday, July 11 and Monday, July 12 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers in Seattle, Wash. More information is available on the AACP Web site.

AACP Wal-Mart Scholars Deadline Extended

Applications for the 2010 AACP Wal-Mart Scholars Program are due to AACP by 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010. Information and application materials can be found on the AACP Web site. The 2010 AACP Wal-Mart Scholars Program will provide $1,000 scholarships to 65 student-faculty pairs from AACP member institutions to attend the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting and Teachers Seminar in Seattle, Wash., July 10-14. Questions? Contact Dr. Jennifer L. Athay.

Sign Up for Pharmacy Quality Alliance 2010 Workgroups

As a member of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, AACP names four of its members to Alliance workgroups. There are six different workgroups under the heading of Quality Metrics and four different workgroups under the heading of Measure Uptake and Implementation. A final workgroup is titled Communications and Education. AACP members interested in serving on a workgroup should submit the following to Will Lang by Friday, Feb. 19, 2010: name and contact information; the workgroup in which you would like to participate; a brief description of your teaching, research or service activities that clearly indicate your interest; relevant work associated with quality measure development in general; and your workgroup choice specifically. Information about the workgroups is available on the PQA Web site.

2010 AACP Annual Meeting Call for Roundtable Discussion Topics

Members are invited to submit topics for two, one-hour roundtable discussion sessions on July 11-12 during the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting, in Seattle, Wash. Roundtables are intended for informal discussions of pressing current topics important to the Academy and to provide a venue to both share and learn 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. 24 by 5:00 p.m. EST.  

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 2010-11. The application deadline is Friday, March 5, 2010. For questions about the program contact Dr. Kenneth W. Miller or Dr. Arlene A. Flynn.

AACP Online Career Center Helpful Tip #1

To view all academic positions, make sure to hold the control key and select all the categories that begin with Academic. Check out the latest positions available on the AACP Online Career Center:

To post a position, simply e-mail Maureen Thielemans for instructions.

Deadlines and Reminders        

  • 2010 Annual Meeting Abstracts due
    Feb. 18, 2010
  • 2010 AACP Wal-Mart Scholars Applications due
    Feb. 18, 2010
  • 2010 Annual Meeting Roundtable Topics due
    Feb. 24, 2010
  • Academic Leadership Fellows Program Applications due
    March 5, 2010
  • Volunteer for AACP Committees
    March 17, 2010
  • 2010 Annual Meeting School Poster Abstracts due
    March 24, 2010
  • American Pharmacy Educator Week Discoveries due
    April 1, 2010

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The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is offering a new tool, Improving Medication Safety in Community Pharmacy: Assessing Risk and Opportunities for Change, to help community pharmacy personnel identify potential medication safety risks and prevent error. Pharmacists and other pharmacy personnel can use the materials and tools in this manual to pinpoint specific system weaknesses in the medication-use process and to provide a starting point for successful organizational improvements. To view this complimentary resource, visit the ISMP Web site.


The NACDS Foundation has established the annual NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Faculty Award to recognize a pharmacy school faculty member who has made significant contributions to the practice of community pharmacy. A $5,000 award will be bestowed upon the recipient’s academic institution for a project in the recipient’s area of community pharmacy practice. The award will be given at the 2010 NACDS Pharmacy & Technology Conference in San Diego, Calif. and the deadline to apply is March 1, 2010. For more information about the award or to download an application, visit the NACDS Web site.


The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is hosting a conference for clinicians who are new to the area of hypothermia or those who want to learn what hypothermia is, how to use it and what the complications are when it is used. The conference, Hypothermia: Keeping It Cool – How to Implement Hypothermia in Your Clinical Practice, will be held in Pasadena, Calif. on April 22-23, 2010. To register, visit the SCCM Web site.


USP seeks the appointment of a representative to the Monograph Naming Advisory Group to establish the education and implementation of the salt nomenclature policy. Interested individuals should e-mail Shawn C. Becker, director, healthcare quality standards at USP.

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