January 15, 2015

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January 15, 2015 


  2015 AACP Interim Meeting Online Registration Deadline   Jan. 22
  Master Preceptor Recognition Program Nomination Deadline   Jan. 30
  AACP Membership Renewal Deadline   Jan. 31
  2015 AACP Interim Meeting
  Feb. 7-10
  AACP Walmart Scholars Program Deadline   Feb. 16
  Annual Meeting Research/Education Poster Abstracts Deadline   Feb. 18
  Annual Meeting Roundtable Discussion Topics Deadline   Feb. 26
  Innovations in Teaching Competition Deadline   Feb. 27
  Award for Excellence in Assessment Deadline   Feb. 27


Interim Meeting Registration Closes Jan. 22
Don’t wait to register for this outstanding professional development event, Feb. 7-10, in Austin, Texas. You will learn how to tackle some of the most challenging topics facing pharmacy educators today, such as selling change to university leadership and creating organizations that emphasize growth. For more information, visit the AACP Web site.

Renew by Jan. 31 to Keep Your Membership Active
Renew online today to continue receiving the invaluable benefits of an AACP membership. In order to submit Annual Meeting program and poster proposals, you must be an AACP member. You’ll continue to benefit from countless resources, programs and opportunities—all designed to promote your professional development. Visit the AACP Web site to see a full list of individual membership benefits and to renew your membership.

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 by 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 16. Questions? Contact walmartscholars@aacp.org.

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. EST.

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. EST.

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.

New Infographic Illustrating Schools' Financial Health Available Online
AACP’s Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness recently published a new infographic that highlights the financial health of U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy. The infographic presents data on pharmacy school revenues, expenditures, and key financial questions as reported by the 93 colleges/schools of pharmacy at full enrollment that completed AACP’s 2012-13 Financial Survey. An electronic version of the infographic can be found on the AACP Web site. In addition, a printed booklet will be mailed to each institution.

Free Webinar on Fostering Health Profession Collaboration
Brought to you by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Graduate Nursing Student Academy, Improving Health Outcomes and Fostering Health Profession Collaboration featured IPEC leaders for an introduction to the Interprofessional Education Collaborative. To register for this archived Webinar, visit the AACN Web site. You can set up a free "My AACN" account by visiting the My AACN page. To download the handout for this archived Webinar, visit the IPEC Web site.

2015 AACP/NABP District Meeting Details Released
The joint district meetings of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and AACP have been announced. Held annually, the district meetings bring together members of the boards of pharmacy and faculty of the colleges and schools of pharmacy in each of the Associations’ eight districts to discuss regional and national issues. For meeting dates and locations, as well as district contact information, visit the AACP Web site.

New Research Funding Opportunities
AACP has updated some recently announced research funding opportunities for faculty and students. Visit the AACP Web site for more information.


Deadline to Honor a Master Preceptor is Jan. 30
Master Preceptor Recognition Program application materials must be submitted to AACP by Friday, Jan. 30, at 5:00 p.m. EST. The program recognizes preceptors, who are not full-time employees of a school or college of pharmacy, for their sustained commitment to excellence in experiential education and professional practice. For more information, visit the AACP Web site.

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. PST. 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 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. 26, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

ALFP Application Process Opens Soon
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 information will be available on the AACP Web site in the coming weeks.

Partner Organizations

The Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada has released the second newsletter for their Pharmacy Educator Peer Leader Network (PEPLN) initiative. For previous newsletters and other information about this project, visit the AFPC Web site

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health is requesting public comment on the Framing the Future Population Health Across All Professions report, by Monday, Jan. 26. Comment can be made via survey. For questions, contact Program Manager Sarah Weiner.

Research!America and George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs are holding a two-day program, Connecting the Dots: Effectively Communicating Science to Non-Scientists, Apr. 13-14, at the Milken Institute of Public Health building in Washington, D.C. Applications are due Friday, Jan. 30. For more information, visit the George Washington University Web site.


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