July 8, 2015

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July 8, 2015 


  Pharmacy Education 2015
  July 11-15
  Draft PGY-1 Residency Standard Feedback
  July 15
  Academic Research Fellows Program Applications
  Aug. 3
  Consultants and Speakers Bureau Application
  Aug. 15
  ACPE Board of Directors Candidates
  Sept. 2
  Community Engagement Awards Application
  Sept. 14


It's Here: Pharmacy Education 2015
Get ready to connect with colleagues and explore the latest advances in education and practice at the 2015 AACP & AFPC Annual Meeting! Gain a global perspective from the nation's capital, as we join with the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada to present a bigger and better meeting than ever.

This year's highlights include: 

  • Opening General Session Speaker Jane McGonigal, Ph.D., who will explore the best ways to harness gameful skills in the real world, using a decade’s worth of scientific research into the ways all games change how we respond to stress, challenge and pain.
  • The Tuesday General Session, where Freeman A. Hrabowski III, Ph.D., will inspire attendees before a performance from D.C.-area comedy group, The Capitol Steps.
  • The New Faculty Mentoring Program, pairing new or junior faculty members with more experienced faculty to understand Annual Meeting programming, learn about networking opportunities and share daily experiences.
  • An updated Web Event App, the return of the 5K Pharmathon and more!

For more meeting highlights, see the latest Academic Pharmacy Now or visit the Annual Meeting Web site.

Take Your Research Career to the Next Level
The Academic Research Fellows Program is seeking applications from faculty scientists and administrators who want to expand their research capabilities and enhance research programs at their institutions. This year’s dynamic curriculum includes the timely exploration of major research endeavors, such as Big Data, the Precision Medicine Initiative and more. Apply for the 2015-2016 cycle by visiting the AACP Web site. Deadline: August 3, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

The current Research Fellows cohort will be presenting their projects at the Pharmacy Education 2015 ARFP Poster Session, Monday, July 13, 9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m., in Prince George's Exhibition Hall E, Convention Center Level 1. Meet the Fellows and discuss the program at their posters from 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Now Online: 2015 Annual Report
Access, affordability and accountability. These were the watchwords for AACP’s priorities during the past year, and they remain essential components of success for our members. The 2015 AACP Annual Report describes how we fulfill our mission of advancing pharmacy education, research, scholarship, practice and service. The Annual Report has been redesigned with interactive functionality to improve navigation and access to AACP’s Critical Issues 1–6.


Feedback Requested on New Residency Standard
The American Pharmacists Association is requesting all interested stakeholders review and provide feedback on the new, draft PGY-1 community-focused pharmacist residency standard. To review the standard, please visit the APhA draft. To provide feedback, visit the APhA Web site. Comments are open until 11:59 p.m. EDT, on Monday, July 15.

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.

Apply for the New Consultants and Speakers Bureau
Are you an expert in a specialty area of pharmacy education? Then share your 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.
Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis, however the deadline for the initial consultants and speakers to be included in the bureau is Saturday, August 15. For more information, including suggested specialty areas, visit the AACP Web site.

Register for the Fall IPEC Institute
The next Faculty Development Institute, focused on Interprofessional Education: Building a Framework for Collaboration, will be held October 7-9, at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Va. Faculty teams are invited to come together for a guided learning experience, team-based planning activities, and dedicated time to create actionable plans for implementing projects that advance interprofessional curricula, clinical training and population health experiences, and student assessment. To register and for more details visit the IPEC Web site. Questions? Contact Program Manager Shelley Porte.

Partner Organization

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently released a set of training materials for health professions. The HHS Education and Training Resources on Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC) for the Healthcare Workforce will provide health professionals with education to care for people living with multiple chronic conditions. The training materials consists of a MCC Education and Training Repository and a MCC Strategic Framework. Information on the HHS Initiative on MCC can be found on the HHS Web site.

The Collaborative Practice Workgroup, convened by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, has developed recommendations for the elements of pharmacist collaborative practice authority that should appropriately be defined under state law or regulation, and which are best left to be determined between pharmacists and other practitioners when developing their specific collaborative practice arrangement. The report of the workgroup can be accessed through the NASPA Web site.

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