January 29, 2016

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January 29, 2016 

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy E-Lert

Academic Pharmacy's Online Resource for the Latest News and Information

January 29, 2016






AACP Membership Renewal Deadline Ending Soon


Early-bird Registration Deadline for 2016 Interim Meeting Ending Soon


AJPE Interprofessional Content Submission Deadline Ending Soon


Walmart Scholars Program Applications Due


Curriculum SIG Webinar Sold Out!


2016 Annual Meeting Research/Education Poster Abstracts Due


2016 Interim Meeting (February 20–23)


Global Pharmacy Education SIG Webinar


Library and Information Science Section Webinar


Pharmacy Pipeline Development Webinar




Academic Research Fellows Program Applications Due


Academic Leadership Fellows Program Applications Due


Pharmacy Education 2016 School Poster Abstracts Due




Presidential and Speaker Candidates Materials Due




Call for Presidential and Speaker Nominations

The AACP Nominations Committee is seeking nominations of candidates for the offices of President-elect and Speaker-elect:

The presidential term of service is three years (including service as the 2017-2018 President-Elect, 2018–2019 President and 2019–2020 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 hold the title of dean, associate dean, assistant dean or equivalent administrative title. The election will be held by electronic ballot in October 2016.

The Speaker’s term of service is three years (including service as the 2016–2017 Speaker-Elect and 2017–2019 Speaker of the House of Delegates. Service as Speaker includes appointment to the AACP Board of Directors and Executive Committee for 2017–2019. All active members are eligible for service in the position. The election will occur during sessions of the 2016 AACP House of Delegates.

Please confirm a candidate’s willingness to serve prior to submitting a name to the committee. Self-nominations are encouraged. Requests for additional information can be directed to Immediate Past President Patricia A. Chase, committee chair, at pachase@hsc.wvu.edu. Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent (not exceeding two pages) and curriculum vitae to Colleen Miglio by Wednesday, April 6, at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Now Open: AACP Consultants + Speakers Bureau

Tap into your peers’ expertise with AACP’s new AACP Consultants + Speakers Bureau, connecting members with experienced, talented experts who can serve as knowledge advisers or create dynamic presentations. Members can search for a consultant or speaker by first and last name, area of expertise and geographical region. Speakers will work with you to tailor content for students, faculty, preceptors or any other audience. For more, visit the Consultants + Speakers page.


Monthly Pharmacy Pipeline Development Webinars

AACP will be hosting monthly Webinars on developing the pharmacy pipeline, at 4:00 p.m. EST on the last Monday of each month. Each Webinar will feature innovative initiatives that are being implemented by colleges and schools of pharmacy and have proven to be effective in developing the pipeline for the profession of pharmacy.

A recording of the first Webinar, provided by one of the recent finalists for the AACP Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award, the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and HOSA the organization for future health professionals is available on the Admissions Guidelines and Information page.


Call for COF Chair Nominations

The Council of Faculties seeks nominations from members interested in leading the COF as chair. This leadership position entails a three-year commitment (chair-elect, chair, immediate past chair), is a member of the COF Administrative Board, and serves on the AACP Board of Directors. The Council of Faculties is composed of all individuals active, affiliate, student and emeritus members not eligible for or not holding membership in the Council of Deans. Among the interests of this Council are interdisciplinary matters of curriculum, course content, education methods, faculty/administration relations, and national issues of general interest to pharmacy faculties.

Ideal candidates are those with track record of involvement in AACP, an appreciation of the issues facing pharmacy education, plus a willingness to represent and advocate for faculty, regardless of the discipline. The COF Nominations Committee will slate two candidates for an election to be held in the fall of 2016. You may nominate yourself or an eligible colleague. A copy of the candidate’s CV should be sent to Nomination Committee Chair Steven Scott (scottrx@purdue.edu). Self-nominations are permissible and should include, in addition to a CV, a brief statement indicating why you desire to serve as chair of the Council. Individuals should submit the aforementioned documents by Monday, Feb. 8. For more, visit the COF page.


Renew Your AACP Membership by Monday to Remain Active

Renew online by Monday, Feb. 1, to continue receiving the benefits of an AACP membership. AACP provides countless resources, programs and opportunities—designed to promote your professional development. Please note you must be an AACP member to submit Annual Meeting program and poster proposals. Visit the AACP Web site to see a full list of individual membership benefits and to renew your membership.


2016 New Investigator Award Abstracts Available

Project titles and abstracts for 2016 New Investigator Award recipients are now available on the New Investigator page. The program provides start-up funding for new pharmacy faculty’s research programs.


Save the Date: 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 (EE). 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. Stay tuned for registration details.


Last Chance: Interim Meeting Early-bird Registration Ends Soon

Early-bird registration for the 2016 Interim Meeting ends this Monday, Feb. 1. The meeting, Feb. 20–23 in Tampa, Fla., is the best opportunity you’ll have all year to address such challenging topics as leading change without resistance and stimulating higher human and organizational flourishing. [Register Now]


Online Learning Opportunities




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.

Nominate a Future Walmart Scholar

The AACP Walmart Scholars Program will provide $1,000 scholarships to student/faculty pairs from AACP member institutions to attend Pharmacy Education 2016 in Anaheim, Calif., July 23-27. The meeting offers Walmart recipients a venue to explore career options with the ultimate goal of enhancing their commitment to a career in academic pharmacy. Application materials are available on the AACP Web site and are due to AACP by 5:00 p.m. ET, on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Questions? Contact walmartscholars@aacp.org.

Academic Leaders Start Here: Submit an ALFP Application

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.

Experiential Educators: Participate in a Research Study

All schools are encouraged to sign up for the study, From Learner to Practitioner: A Comprehensive Exploration of the Value and Purpose of the Student Intervention Documentation Process. Study objectives include: utilizing the E*Value PxDx system to track student clinical interventions on both inpatient and outpatient pharmacy rotations; comparing and contrasting the quantity and type of clinical interventions by geographic region, practice setting and time of year; and more. For more information and to sign up, visit the study’s Web page.

AJPE Call for Papers

The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE), in conjunction with The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA), is seeking original research, reviews, and commentary for a special joint theme issue on interprofessional education.

Manuscripts should demonstrate achievement of one or more of the four Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Competencies, and may also involve the education of other health care professionals, but pharmacy and osteopathic medicine must be key players in these innovative, collaborative educational programs.

Manuscripts must follow the submission requirements (e.g., abstract, length) of either AJPE or JAOA. All selected papers will undergo the peer review process and are subject to the approval of the editors of both journals. Papers accepted for publication will be published in one of these two journals, currently planned for late summer or fall 2016.

Interested groups should direct questions and submit their manuscripts for consideration via e-mail with the subject line “JAOA-AJPE interprofessional education” to either AJPE or JAOA. Submissions are due Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

Submissions Now Accepted: 2016 Annual Meeting Research/Education Poster Abstracts

The Council of Sections invites AACP members to submit research and education poster abstracts for the 2016 AACP Annual Meeting Poster Session on Sunday, July 24, and Monday, July 25, at the Anaheim Marriott & Anaheim Convention Center. Abstracts must be submitted online via the AACP Submission Web site by Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 11:59 p.m. PST. More information is available on the AACP Web site.

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.

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.

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 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is offering a new continuing-education topic brief that examines the relative risks and benefits of treatments for insomnia disorder including psychological interventions, prescription and nonprescription medications, and complementary and alternative medicine treatments. To access the free topic brief and obtain continuing-education credit at no cost, visit the AHRQ Web site.


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