Just Announced: Explore Standards 2016 at the 2015 Institute in MayThe 2015 Institute, Exploring ACPE Standards 2016: Interprofessional, Experiential and Co-curricular Aspects, will be held at the Atlanta Hilton Airport Hotel, May 18–20. Teams of 3–5 faculty and preceptors from one institution will discuss ACPE Standards 2016, specifically Standards 11 (Interprofessional Education), 13 (Experiential Education) and 14 (Co-curricular Education). Teams will gain insight and a greater understanding of these Standards, enabling them to formulate action plans for implementing program changes that will ensure compliance at their home institution. Stay tuned to the AACP Web site for registration information.
Learn to Lead: 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 March 15, at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Get Connected at the 2015 Interim MeetingStart 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.
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.
Profile of Pharmacy Faculty Available Online AACP members can now access the 2014-15 Profile of Pharmacy Faculty, which contains important demographics about pharmacy educators, including information about faculty by discipline, as well as data about salary, tenure and rank. To read the members-only digital publication, visit the AACP Web site.
Last Chance! Renew by Jan. 31 to Keep Your Membership ActiveIf you have not yet completed your renewal, you must renew online by Jan. 31 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. Visit the AACP Web site to see a full list of individual membership benefits and renew your membership today.
Apply Now for the AACP Walmart Scholars ProgramThe 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 on Monday, Feb. 16 by 5:00 p.m. ET. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
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AACP Welcomes John Ressler to the StaffAACP welcomes Dr. John C. Ressler as Director of Academic Programs and Professional Development. Previously, he acted as coordinator, educational media and communications at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He earned his Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University and master's in education from the University of Florida. He can be reached by e-mail or phone at 703-739-2330 ext. 1031.
Call for Annual Meeting Research/Education Poster AbstractsThe 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. PT. More information is available on the AACP Web site.
Call for Annual Meeting Roundtable Discussion TopicsMembers 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. 25, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Innovations in Teaching Competition Now OpenShare 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. ET.
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. ET.
Register Now for the 2015 Spring IPEC InstituteThe 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.
PQAThe Pharmacy Quality Alliance has enhanced its measurement development structure and process for 2015, and is seeking involvement on a variety of panels. For more information, including a timeline of events, visit the PQA Web site.
ASOPThe Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies has announced the availability of a free, online continuing education program (CME/CPE), "Internet Drug Sellers: What Providers Need to Know," for pharmacists and physicians focused on the growing problem of illegal online drug sales. ASOP partnered with the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) to develop this program, which offers providers the information necessary to protect patients from illegal online drug sales. For more information about the CME/CPE, please visit the ASOP/FSMB Web site.
OSTPThe Office of Science and Technology Policy is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2015 Policy Internship Program. The application deadline is Sunday, March 15, at 11:59 p.m. ET Students who are U.S. citizens and who will be actively enrolled in an academic program are welcome to apply. For more information and application instructions, visit the White House Web site.
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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.