July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015 

Deadlines

  New Investigator Award Applications *Due Today*   July 31
  Academic Research Fellows Program Applications
  Aug. 3

Pharmacy Education 2015 Evaluations

Aug. 10
  Pharmacy Education 2015 CE Credit Submission
  Aug. 28
  Express Scripts Scholars Program Application
  Aug. 28
  Consultants and Speakers Bureau Application *Extended*   Aug. 31
  ACPE Board of Directors Candidates
  Sept. 2
  Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award Declaration of Intent   Sept. 10
  Community Engagement Awards Application
  Sept. 14

Announcements

Relive Pharmacy Education 2015
Thank you for attending the record-setting 2015 AACP & AFPC Annual Meeting in National Harbor! We hope you found it a great opportunity for learning and innovation. As we strive to provide excellence in your meeting experience, we request attendees complete the evaluation, either Online or via the Web event app. Additional Annual Meeting announcements:

  • Don’t Forget: Submit Annual Meeting Continuing Education Credits
    Annual Meeting attendees can access the VCU Office of Continuing Education Learning Management System until 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 28, to complete evaluations and print a transcript of the continuing education completed during the Annual Meeting. Evaluations that are not submitted within six weeks will NOT be uploaded to CPE Monitor, the database that stores pharmacy continuing education units. Presenters announced the Event Code at the conclusion of their presentations during the meeting.
  • For log-in instructions, please refer to the AACP Official Program Guide handed out at the meeting. For easiest use, please try Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to access the site. If you have questions regarding your CE from the conference, please contact Sean Bates at 804-828-3003, or batessl@vcu.edu.
  • Access the 2015 Annual Meeting Posters
    View the 2015 AACP Research and Education Posters, as well as the 2015 School Posters, via the Annual Meeting Web site.
  • Pharmacy Education 2015, in HD
    Hundreds of high-definition photos from the meeting are now live at the EPNAC Web site. And don't forget to download your photos from the Rite Aid Headshot Cafe and enhance your professional profiles!
  • Speaker Presentations Available via the Web Event App
    Presentations from the Annual Meeting are now accessible via the Pharmacy Education 2015 Web event app.

Last Chance: Apply for 2015-16 ARFP Cycle
The deadline to apply for the Academic Research Fellows Program is this Monday, Aug. 3, at 11:59 p.m. ET. This year’s dynamic curriculum includes the timely exploration of major research endeavors, such as Big Data, the Precision Medicine Initiative and more. Apply by visiting the AACP Web site

Save the Date: 2015 AACP Encore Institute, Oct. 26-28
Due to popular demand, AACP is hosting an Encore Institute, Oct 26-28 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Va., focusing on ACPE Standards 2016. Teams of 3–5 faculty and preceptors from an institution will specifically discuss the standards concerning Interprofessional Education, Experiential Education and Co-curricular Activities. Teams will gain a greater understanding of these Standards, enabling them to formulate action plans for implementing program changes that will ensure compliance at their home institution. For more information, visit the AACP Web site. Registration opens soon.

New Award Honors Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
The Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award is a new AACP award to recognize pharmacy faculty who are exemplary in the areas of scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning. More information on this award, including eligibility criteria, process for applying (which includes submitting a Declaration of Intent which is due Thursday, Sept. 10), application elements and deadlines can be found on the AACP Web site.

Scholarship Opportunity for Dual Degree Students
Applications are now being accepted for the Express Scripts Scholars Program. The program will provide four (4) $10,000 scholarships each year to enrolled dual degree students. The awarded students are given $2,500 per semester for four consecutive semesters, totaling $10,000 over two years. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 28, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. For application instructions, please visit the AACP Web site. Contact: ExpressScriptsScholars@aacp.org

2015 Graduating Student and Faculty Survey Data
National summary reports for the 2015 Graduating Student and Faculty Surveys are now available on the AACP Web site. These surveys are part of AACP’s portfolio of Curriculum Quality Surveys, which are used by colleges and schools of pharmacy to assess curricula and provide data during self-study and accreditation reviews.

Consultants and Speakers Bureau: Application Deadline Extended to August 31*
Share your expert knowledge and talents by applying to be part of AACP’s new Consultants and Speakers Bureau. This new member service connects experienced, talented professionals with organizations, universities and individuals who are searching for experts within academic pharmacy. The application deadline has been extended to
Monday, Aug. 31. For more information, visit the AACP Web site.

*Due to technical difficulties, some applications to the Consultants and Speakers Bureau may not have been received. If you submitted an application but did not receive a confirmation e-mail indicating that your materials were received, please return to the application site and resubmit your materials by Aug. 31. We are continuing to improve the submission process based on member feedback. If you experience difficulties when submitting your application, please e-mail Michelle Assa-Eley. Thank you for your patience and continued interest in the Consultants and Speakers Bureau!

News

Apply for AACP’s Community Engagement Awards
Are you a candidate for the 2015-16 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award or the AACP Student Community Engaged Service Award? Submit award applications—online in PDF format—by Monday, Sept. 14, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Find more information about all AACP award programs on the AACP Web site. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.

Call for ACPE Board of Directors Candidates
The AACP Board of Directors is seeking candidates for service on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors. The appointee will observe both the January and June 2016 meetings of ACPE and will begin the six-year term in July 2016. Candidates should submit a single PDF of the requested materials to AACP no later than close of business Wednesday, Sept. 2. View the complete call for candidates by visiting the AACP Web site.

Partner Organizations

CAB V
Registration is now open for Collaborating Across Borders V, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, in Roanoke, Va. Building upon the highly successful Collaborating Across Borders Conference series (I, II, III, and IV), CAB V is the fifth joint conference that links the United States and Canada around the key themes of interprofessional education and practice. The theme of this conference is The interprofessional Journey: Advancing Integration and Impact. For more details, visit the CAB V Web site.

CDC
The Community Preventive Services Task Force announced that it recommends interventions that engage community health workers to prevent cardiovascular disease. This finding supports interventions that engage community health workers for health education, outreach, enrollment, and information agents to increase self-reported health behaviors (e.g., physical activity, healthful eating habits, smoking cessation) in patients at increased risk for CVD. For resources, including a flyer, one-pager, fact sheet and more, visit the task force's Web site.

CEHCD
The Commission to End Health Care Disparities is accepting proposals from organizations that excel in providing services with measurable outcomes to vulnerable populations. Applicants should submit their proposals electronically to Tanya Lopez at tanya.lopez@ama-assn.org by 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, Aug. 14. For more information, visit the AACP Web site.

LLLP
Registration for the 11th International Conference on Life Long Learning in Pharmacy 2016 is now open. The theme of the conference, being held July 1-4, 2016, in Split, Croatia, is "Sailing New Waters – Expand Your Horizons." For more details, including speakers and registration information, please visit the LLLP Web site.

NIH
The NIH is developing a 5-year NIH-wide Strategic Plan with the goal of outlining a vision for biomedical research that ultimately extends healthy life and reduces illness and disability. The aim is to pursue crosscutting areas of research that span NIH’s 27 Institutes, Centers, and Offices. The NIH asks interested stakeholders to review the framework in a Request for Information and on the NIH Web site, and to provide feedback via the RFI submission site.

PACER
Apply Now for the Professionals Accelerating Clinical and Educational Redesign (PACER):The American Boards of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, along with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation are seeking interprofessional teams of faculty from three primary care disciplines in medicine, as well as nursing, pharmacy, behavioral health or other health professions, for PACER. This three-year program will build high-functioning interprofessional faculty teams equipped to transform their clinical practices and educational programs to prepare trainees to work together in high performing patient-centered medical homes. Additional information about how to apply to the program can be found on the PACER Web site.

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