February 18, 2016

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February 18, 2016 

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February 18, 2016






2016 Interim Meeting (February 20–23)


Global Pharmacy Education SIG Webinar


Library and Information Science Section Webinar


Pharmacy Pipeline Development Webinar


Human Capital Diversification Best Practices Due




2016 Annual Meeting Roundtable Discussion Topics Due (PDF)


Academic Affairs Standing Committee Listening Session (APhA 2016)


Academic Research Fellows Program Applications Due


Academic Leadership Fellows Program Applications Due


Pharmacy Education 2016 School Poster Abstracts Due (PDF)




Presidential and Speaker Candidates Materials Due




Join Us to Fight Smoking

AACP is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on its 2016 smoking cessation campaign: Tips From Former Smokers (Tips). The campaign features real people whose lives have been impacted by smoking and shows how smoking effects health, lives and families.

Please show your support:

  1. Share with your Dean the exemplary teaching, service and research activities related to tobacco cessation. Ask him or her to complete this survey.
  2. Join the conversation on Twitter: @CDCTobaccofree, #CDCTips , and Facebook: CDC Tobacco Free.
  3. Explore the Pharmacists page on the Tips campaign website.
  4. Incorporate CDC tobacco cessation tools in your curricula.
  5. Promote the campaign’s key messages (PDF).
  6. Tell AACP about smoking cessation.

Please join this important campaign, and show that pharmacists can help people live healthier, better lives.


Visit AACP at APhA 2016 in Baltimore

During an APhA 2016 listening session at APhA 2016, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 5, Baltimore Convention Center, Room 342, the 2015–16 AACP Academic Affairs Standing Committee will present draft Entrustable Professional Activities statements for participant feedback. The committee was charged with identifying the EPAs for pharmacy graduates as they transition from completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree into practice and post-graduate opportunities such as residency training.

AACP will also be exhibiting at booth 302. Stop by to say hello, and get a glimpse of the latest AACP programs, products and services.


New CAPE Section and SIG Papers Available

Two additional Section and SIG CAPE Papers have been released from the Global Pharmacy Education SIG and the Pharmacogenomics SIG. The goals of the Section and SIG CAPE Papers process are to have the different content areas represented create a guidance document that describes:

  • How their respective subject is reflected in the CAPE 2013 Educational Outcomes, how this subject matter will be achieved pedagogically, and finally, how it will be assessed.
  • Suggestions on how colleagues in a given discipline could use CAPE 2013 in the design, delivery, and assessment of their courses or professional programs.


Profile of Pharmacy Faculty Available Online

AACP members can now access the 2015-16 Profile of Pharmacy Faculty, which contains important demographic and salary data about pharmacy educators. To read the members-only digital publication, visit the AACP Web site. To purchase a copy, visit the AACP store at lulu.com.


Call for Game-Changers in Diversifying Human Capital

The Special Task Force on Diversifying Our Investment in Human Capital is requesting that each college or school of pharmacy submit and share their best practices in improving human capital diversification. Submissions are due by Monday, Feb. 29, to Savini Ganhewa.

As one of the Task Force charges includes identifying game-changers which resulted in improvements in human capital diversification, the Task Force is requesting that each college or school of pharmacy to submit and share their practices based on the classification further outlined. Best practices are procedures, methods, interventions, or techniques, that have been proved (evidence) of consistently being correct or most effective or to produce optimal results. The definition of best practices implies following a scientific method to search (find practices that have demonstrated one or more positive outcomes among individuals, communities, or populations), appraise (evaluate the scientific evidence of these outcomes), and grade the evidence (if the outcomes has been demonstrated in studies using an experimental or quasi-experimental design).

According to the type of evidence, please classify your practices as one of the following:

  • Research Validated Best Practice
    A program, activity or strategy that has the highest degree of proven effectiveness supported by objective and comprehensive research and evaluation. Usually using clear methods to appraise the evidence such as the QUEST dimensions and Kirkpatrick Rating
  • Field Tested Best Practice
    A program, activity or strategy that has been shown to work effectively and produce successful outcomes and is supported to some degree by subjective and objective data sources.
  • Promising Practice
    A program, activity or strategy that has worked within one organization and shows promise during its early stages for becoming a best practice with long term sustainable impact. A promising practice must have some objective basis for claiming effectiveness and must have the potential for replication among.
Please include the following in your submission to AACP:
  1. Type of practice (Research validated best practice, field tested best practice, or promising practice)
  2. Description of the practice and how it maps to the school/college's strategic plan
  3. Organizational structure/planning required/partners/resources needed, etc.,
  4. Barriers encountered
  5. Short and long-term strategies used
  6. Metrics and tools used
  7. Plan for sustainability
  8. Overall program evaluation and expansion plans (data pre and post implementation to measure change obtained and discussion of results (what worked, what did not work, and why)
  9. Lessons learned
  10. Potential for transferability to other institutions


Registration Now Open: 2016 AACP Spring Institute

The 2016 AACP Spring Institute, Leading Edge: Transforming Experiential Education, will take place May 23–25, at the Marquette Hilton Hotel in Minneapolis. The Institute will focus on transformational change in Experiential Education. Sessions will address leading and facilitating change, which will align EE programs with ACPE Standards, quality assurance, assessments and integration with interprofessional experiences. Utilizing interactive activities, attendee teams will be guided as they prepare action plans to promote change in their home institutions.

Suggested team members include an EE faculty and staff member, a preceptor for the program, curriculum committee member or chair and a member of the school administration.


Get Connected at the 2016 Interim Meeting

Start making Interim Meeting connections with the Interim Meeting Web event app! You’ll be able to view the schedule, read about session speakers and reach out to other meeting attendees in this enhanced online community. Watch your Inbox for a link to download. You can also follow the event live on Twitter @AACPharmacy with the Interim Meeting #AACPInterim.

Still thinking about attending the 2016 Interim Meeting in Tampa? Now is the time to make the investment in your professional development—register now.


Online Learning Opportunities




Submit Roundtable Discussion Topics for the Annual Meeting

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.

Enhance Your Research Career: Become an ARFP Fellow

The AACP Academic Research Fellows Program is designed to expand the capabilities of established research faculty to lead collaborative team research and graduate education within and across institutions.

Participants will gain experience in research-focused leadership with an emphasis on collaborative, multi-disciplinary team science. Visit the ARFP page for more information. The application deadline is March 15, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Contact ARFP@aacp.org for any questions.

Academic Leaders Start Here: Submit an ALFP Application

For more than a decade, the Academic Leadership Fellows Program has helped to create top leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education by providing the knowledge, skills and network to foster personal and professional growth.

As a Fellow, you will explore historical perspectives of leadership, learn about conflict and the road to resolution, practice self-reflection and examine current issues in higher education, utilizing a formal debate setting. Visit the ALFP page to learn more and submit an application by 5:00 p.m. ET on March 15.

Submit School Poster Abstracts for the 2016 AACP Annual Meeting

AACP member institutions are called to submit school poster abstracts for the Pharmacy Education 2016 School Poster Session. The theme for this year is “Building the Pharmacy Pipeline.” 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 Friday, March 25, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Please contact Colleen Miglio with any questions.

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 U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention recently launched the Webinar series, “Careers Beyond the Pharmacy Counter,” highlighting unique career opportunities in pharmacy. The series, including introductory video featuring AACP EVP and CEO Lucinda L. Maine, is available at the USP Web site.



The National Institute on Drug Abuse has released its Strategic Plan for 2016–2020: Advancing Addiction Science, focusing on its mission to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.



The Carolina Nanoformulation Workshop will take place on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, from Mar. 14–18. Combining didactic and practical training, the workshop will address key drug delivery issues relevant to both industrial and academic scientists.



The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is seeking proposals for its Summer Medical Dental Education Program: Interprofessional Pilot, by Friday, Mar. 18, 3:00 p.m. ET. SMDEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of rising sophomore and junior college students, and community college students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the health professions and who are interested in pursuing health-related careers.


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