Pharmacy Workforce Center Session at the APhA Annual MeetingThe session titled "Finding a Path Through Times of Change: Results from the National Pharmacist Workforce Survey" will be held during the 2015 APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, on Friday, March 27, from 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., at the San Diego Convention Center in Room 33 B/C.
The 2014 National Pharmacist Workforce Survey, supported by the Pharmacy Workforce Center, will describe demographic trends in the profession, the impact of changing economic and regulatory factors, as well as the impact on the profession of pharmacist-delivered patient care services. PWC, formerly known as the Pharmacy Manpower Project, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to serve the public and the pharmacy profession by developing data regarding the size and demography of the pharmacy workforce; and conducting and supporting research in related areas.
Call For Committee VolunteersCynthia J. Boyle, AACP President-elect is seeking volunteers to serve on AACP standing, awards selection and other committees. During her presidential year, Dr. Boyle will be focusing AACP's efforts, in general, on activities that “engage, enrich, and empower” members to grow individually and advance academic pharmacy collectively. She will specifically seek volunteers for a task force on diversity and inclusion in pharmacy.
If you are interested in serving on an AACP Committee during the 2015-2016 academic year, please submit your request via the form located on the AACP Web site (please click on Call for Volunteers) by Wednesday, April 8. Please contact Melinda Colón for questions.
AACP and AIMM Announce New PartnershipAACP has partnered with the Alliance for Integrated Medication Management to position academic pharmacy as a strategic driver in promoting medication management services. AIMM is a nonprofit organization directing a national performance collaborative (AIMMc), originating from the HRSA Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative. PSPC was a groundbreaking effort to coordinate healthcare by integrating pharmacy services into the care and management of high-risk, high-cost patients suffering from multiple chronic health conditions. Similar to the PSPC model, AIMMc uses evidence-based practices to demonstrate significant improvement in patients’ health and safety. PSPC had a rich history of engagement from pharmacy schools partnering with community healthcare organizations to help lead this national movement.
Through a special cohort of AACP-convened teams, pharmacy schools or other allied health professions are invited to join AIMMc. An informational Webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 24, at 3:00 p.m. ET, during which presenters will discuss more information about the collaborative, exclusive resources available to teams, learning event opportunities, and provide technical assistance through learning coaches. More information on the AIMMc can be found at www.medsmatter.org. For questions, or to request confirmation for the Mar. 24 informational Webinar, contact AIMM.
Closing Today: Innovations in Teaching and Excellence in Assessment AwardsApplications for both the Innovations in Teaching Competition and Award for Excellence in Assessment are due this Friday, Feb. 27, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Recipients of both awards will receive a financial stipend and the opportunity to present their work at the 2015 Annual Meeting. Visit the Innovations in Teaching and Excellence in Assessment Web pages for more information.
Apply for AACP’s Community Engagement AwardsSubmit award applications—online in PDF format—by Friday, March 27, at 5:00 p.m. ET, for the 2014-15 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award or the AACP Student Community Engaged Service Award. More information about these and all AACP award programs can be found on the AACP Web site. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.
Waitlist Now Open for the 2015 May InstituteDue to popular demand, the 2015 AACP Institute, Exploring ACPE Standards 2016: Interprofessional, Experiential and Co-curricular Aspects, has opened a waitlist. To be added, please contact Melinda Colón with the number of team members, and the team leader's name and contact information. Whether AACP provides an Encore Institute will be based on the number of individuals on the waitlist. The 2015 Institute will be held at the Atlanta Hilton Airport Hotel, May 18–20.
Online Learning Opportunities
Council of Faculties Scholarly Teaching Task Force Webinar: Best Practices in Scholarly Teaching; Tuesday, March 3, at 3:00 p.m. ET.
Geriatric Pharmacy SIG Webinar: Geriatric Patient Care by U.S. Pharmacists Part 2: Team Based Practice in Acute Care/Geriatric Care; Wednesday, March 11, 1:00 p.m. ET.
Invest in the Future: Join the Academic Leadership Fellows ProgramThe 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 Sunday, March 15, at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Only A Few Spots Remain for the 2015 Spring IPEC InstituteThe Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold its 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.
Submit School Poster Abstracts for the 2015 AACP and AFPC Annual MeetingAACP 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.
Call for President and Treasurer NominationsThe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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Founded in 1900, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is a national organization representing the interests of pharmacy education and educators. Comprising all accredited colleges and schools of pharmacy including more than 6,400 faculty, 57,000 students enrolled in professional programs and 5,700 individuals pursuing graduate study, AACP is committed to excellence in pharmacy education.