June 1, 2011 E-lert

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June 1, 2011 E-lert 

Final Notice – Call for 2011 Annual Meeting Announcements

The deadline to submit 2011 Teachers of the Year, In Memoriam and Changes in Dean Positions is today, June 1, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Please submit one form per Teacher of the Year, In Memoriam and Dean change. Any submission for Teacher of the Year received after this time will not be printed in the annual meeting banquet program. For more information about submission requirements, please visit the 2011 Annual Meeting Announcements Submission Web site. If you have any questions, please contact Melinda D. Colón at 703-739-2330 ext. 1012.

Final Notice –Applications for the 2012 AACP Transformative Community Service Award Are Due Today

The deadline to submit applications for the 2012 AACP Transformative Community Service Award is today, June 1, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. AACP wants to honor your college or school of pharmacy’s outstanding commitment to addressing unmet community needs through education, practice and research. For complete application information contact Melinda D. Colón or visit the AACP Web site.

AACP and UCSD Seek PharmGenEd™ Program Participants

The Pharmacogenomics Education Program (PharmGenEd™): Bridging the Gap between Science and Practice, is a program offered by the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is available to faculty at colleges and schools of pharmacy for implementation during the 2011-2012 academic year. Currently nine educational modules are available for use, located on the UCSD Web site. Visit the registration Web site if you are interested in participating as a trainer. The deadline to register is Friday, June 17, 2011.

Don’t Forget to Register for the AACP 2011 Annual Meeting Value Package!

Online registration for the Annual Meeting ends Wednesday, June 22, 2011, which means there is still time to take advantage of the 2011 Annual Meeting Value Package! This special opportunity is an exciting addition to the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting, which offers our attendees valuable benefits including:

  • Up to 80 hours of recorded educational sessions with audio synched to PowerPoint™ presentations.
  • Sessions that you can listen to on your mobile device for education on the go.
  • Front-of-the-line registration.
  • VIP seating at the Opening General Session and VIP seating at the Closing Banquet.

ACPE Appointment Process in 2011

The AACP Board of Directors is seeking candidates for service on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors. AACP President Rodney A. Carter is leading the selection committee, which will make their recommendation to the AACP Board of Directors at the November meeting. The appointee will observe both the January and June 2012 meetings of ACPE and will begin the six-year term in July 2012. Candidates should submit, in hard copy, an original and PDF of the requested materials to AACP no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. View the complete call for candidates by visiting the AACP Web site.

Save the Date for National Conference of State Legislatures

Each year at the annual meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the Alliance for Pharmacist-Provided Patient Care demonstrates the role of the pharmacist in patient care to legislators and meeting attendees by demonstrating clinical pharmacy counseling and services. The NCSL legislative meeting will be held in San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 8-11, during which the Alliance will exhibit and volunteer recruitment will open soon. For more information about the Alliance, please contact S. Whitney Zatzkin.

AACP Welcomes New Meetings Assistant

Emily K. MacLeod began her role at AACP on Monday, May 16 after receiving a B.A. in communications from the University of South Carolina (USC). Prior to joining AACP, Emily worked as the Career Fair Assistant at USC’s Career Center, which involved the planning, promotion and implementation of various career fairs and events. Additionally, Emily has held a variety of event and communications-centered positions at organizations such as AARP and Historic Columbia Foundation. Emily can be reached at 703-739-2330 ext. 1007 or emacleod@aacp.org.

Deadlines and Reminders        

Partner Organizations

Collaborating Across Borders

Collaborating Across Borders III (CAB III) is the third Canada—United States joint conference focusing on an exploration of common issues around interprofessional education and practice. This year’s conference, Interprofessional Collaboration: From Concept to Preparation to Practice, will be held Nov. 19-21, 2011 at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, Ariz. To register for the conference, visit the CAB III Web site. Early-bird registration ends Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011.

FDA                                

The FDA’s Office of Minority Health and the Office of Special Medical Programs, Advisory Committee Oversight and Management are collaborating on an initiative titled Enhancing Diversity on FDA Advisory Committees. The Initiative’s goal is to broaden the search for qualified advisory committee candidates with experience with underserved communities. To learn more about these advisory committee opportunities visit the FDA Web site. If you have any questions, please e-mail the FDA Office of Minority Health.

HHS

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections as part of a wider effort that works closely with public and private sector partners to improve the quality, safety and affordability of healthcare for all Americans. The Partnering to Heal training is a computer-based, interactive learning tool for early-career clinicians, health professional students, and patients and visitors on preventing healthcare-associated infections. The training seeks to address the underlying thinking and behaviors of clinicians which contribute to the occurrence of healthcare-associated infections, rather than on specific clinical interventions.

NACDS Foundation

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation has announced the first three beneficiaries of the Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project (Community PREP). Recipients of the Community PREP grants for the first round of awards are:

  • Purdue University, with practice site at The Kroger Co.
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City, with practice site at Red Cross Pharmacy, Inc.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with practice site at Kerr Drug, Inc.

Each of the grant recipients will receive $50,000 – over the next three years – from the NACDS Foundation to support the development of a residency position for graduates of accredited colleges and schools of pharmacy. Community PREP grant applications are accepted on a continuing basis, with a deadline of Friday, July 1, 2011.  For more information on the NACDS Foundation’s Community PREP, visit the NACDS Foundation Web site.

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