July 11, 2010 E-lert

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July 11, 2010 E-lert 

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Kicking off the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars is keynote speaker Tom Vander Ark who will address the assembly during the Opening General Session at 8:00 a.m. While on your way to the Grand Ballroom, check out his blog at www.EdReformer.com. Immediately following Tom’s presentation, the First House of Delegates Session will commence in the Grand Ballroom, and concluding the first official day of programming is the Exhibitors’ Opening Reception and Research/Education Poster Session I. Don’t forget to receive the latest information about the Annual Meeting by following us on Twitter #AACPAM10.

6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration and Information Desk
Spruce, Second Floor

If you are registered for the Development Directors SIG or Administrative and Financial Officers SIG sessions only, but would like to attend today’s rich Annual Meeting programming, stop by the Registration and Information Desk to register for a Single Day.

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
First House of Delegates Sign-In
Grand Ballroom Foyer

All delegates must register their attendance during this sign-in hour.

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Opening General Session
Grand Ballroom, Second Floor

AACP’s Opening General Session will expand our horizons on educational innovation. The keynote presentation features Tom Vander Ark, MBA, managing partner of Revolution Learning. His organization critically assesses innovations that improve educational engagement, access and efficiency, including those that connect young people in emerging economies with viable life options.

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
First House of Delegates Session
Grand Ballroom, Second Floor

All attendees are welcome to hear reports from AACP leaders and guests. Recommendations of the Bylaws and Policy Development Committee will be open for debate in town hall format.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Pharmacy Practice Section: Pathways to Mentoring: Developing Future Faculty Mentors
Grand Ballroom D, Second Floor

Faculty mentoring is a critical component to maintaining an adequate pool of qualified faculty and is a priority issue of both the Academy and AACP. This session will emphasize the transition of faculty from their initial years in academics, up to where they move from being mentees to being a mentor. We will have three different perspectives: a dean, a department chair and a senior faculty member who directs a school of pharmacy-based mentoring program. A case study will be used to highlight the different strategies that may be used.

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Exhibitors’ Opening Reception & Research/Education Poster Session I
Washington State Convention Center, Ballrooms 6E & 6F, Sixth Floor
Name Badge Required

Join the more than 35 exhibitors for hors d’oeuvres and refreshments as you browse their latest products and services and visit with colleagues at their posters from 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

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