June 15, 2010 E-lert

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June 15, 2010 E-lert 

Annual Meeting Online Registration Ends June 23!

The last day to register online for the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars, July 10-14, in Seattle is June 23. With exciting programs related to assessment, department chairs, experiential education, faculty development, leadership and management, research and science, and student affairs, AACP is poised now more than ever to help our members solve the issues of today…and tomorrow.

You also won’t want to miss the 2010 Leadership Pre-Session, Breakthrough Development Performance for Colleges of Pharmacy, on Saturday, July 10. This intense workshop, presented by Joe K. Golding, chairman and CEO of Advancement Resources, LLC, will explore the concepts, tools and skills that are a critical part of the donor development process. Registration is $195 and space is limited! Register today by visiting the AACP Web site and don't forget to receive the latest information about the Annual Meeting by following us on Twitter #AACPAM10. 

Register Today for Enhancing Diabetes Care Regional Meeting in Jackson, Miss.!

Registration is now open for regional meetings in Pittsburgh, Pa. on July 29 and in Jackson, Miss. on Aug. 25. Continuing education credit is available for attendees. Registration is $25 and will close at midnight EDT on July 28 for the Pittsburgh meeting and at midnight CDT on Aug. 24 for the Jackson meeting. Visit the AACP Web site to register today for both meetings and to learn more about the meeting speakers, hotel information and learning objectives.

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 Pharmaceutical Care provides health screens to legislators and meeting attendees. The Alliance is a partnership between several pharmacy associations with a focus of helping state legislators experience first-hand the clinical skills that pharmacists in their states perform and are educated to provide. The NCSL legislative meeting will be held in Louisville, Ky., July 27-29, during which the Alliance will exhibit. AACP and all the Alliance members are seeking volunteer pharmacists and student pharmacists for this important advocacy event. For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Alliance for Pharmaceutical Care volunteer Web site.

Register Today for Auburn University Motivational Interviewing Training Institute

AACP has teamed up once again with the Case Management Society of America and Auburn University to offer pharmacy educators an innovative workshop, the Auburn University Motivational Interviewing Training Institute (AU MITI). Two workshops remain for 2010: July 30-Aug. 1 and Oct. 8-10. Be sure to take advantage of early-bird discounts on the Institute tuition. To learn more about the Institute and register, visit the workshop Web site.

Seeking Faculty Teaching/Research in Health Literacy

AACP and its partners in other health professions education associations are working with Health Literacy Missouri to assess the depth and breadth of curricular coverage in health literacy awareness and skills. AACP has examined the published literature to find selected examples of projects and curricular materials within pharmacy, and calls upon E-lert readers who teach and conduct research in this area to self-identify and share syllabi, teaching resource information and publications with the Association. Please forward your related materials, with a descriptive message of your resources, to S. Whitney Zatzkin. On Wednesday, June 23, 2010 several health professionals and researchers, including a panelist from AHRQ, will host a 90-minute online training session to discuss what organizations are doing to address and improve health literacy from Noon - 1:30 p.m. (EDT).

Academic Pharmacy Now Call for Stories

As part of the $10.4 billion allocated to the NIH under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the National Center for Research Resources received $1 billion for construction and improvement of biomedical research facilities. Has your college or school of pharmacy received funds from the "Recovery Act Limited Competition: Extramural Research Facilities Improvement Program (C06)”? If, so, we want to hear about it! Please submit your stories to Rebecca M. Morgan, AACP director of communications, by Monday, June 21, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

AACP Honors Long-Time Staff Member and Supporter of Academic Pharmacy

Dr. Ken Miller, AACP senior vice president and staff liaison to the Council of Deans, was honored at a reception at AACP headquarters on June 9. Current and past presidential officers, ACPE board members, former and current AACP staff joined in recognizing more than 40 years of contributions to pharmacy and pharmacy education. The past 15-and-a-half years Ken served in senior management at AACP, producing excellent programs and services for members in research, graduate education and leadership. Ken noted that among his many activities and accomplishments, he cherished his experience as a member of the AACP Commission to Implement Change in Pharmacy Education the most.

“Ken will certainly be missed by faculty and dean colleagues, graduates of the Academic Leadership Fellows Program, and most of all, by his staff colleagues who relied on his knowledge, his experience and his devil’s advocate approach to examining important issues,” said AACP Executive Vice President and CEO Lucinda L. Maine. Ken plans to remain in the Alexandria area where challenging golf courses await the new clubs he will soon procure with the gift certificate he received at the reception, along with a memory album filled with pictures, letters and notes of tribute.

Check Out the Latest Positions on the AACP Online Career Center

Below are just some of the many academic pharmacy positions posted on the AACP Online Career Center:

Deadlines and Reminders        

  • APN C06 Award Stories due
    June 21, 2010
  • AACP Leadership and Teachers Seminar Pre-Sessions
    July 10, 2010
  • 2010 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars, Seattle, Wash.
    July 10-14, 2010
  • Enhancing Diabetes Care Regional Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pa.
    July 29, 2010
  • Enhancing Diabetes Care Regional Meeting, Jackson, Miss.
    Aug. 25, 2010

Partner Organizations

AAPS

The AAPS Student/Postdoc Outreach and Development (SPOD) Committee announces the 7th Mentoring Event at the 2010 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)’s Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC) in association with the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, Nov. 14-18, in New Orleans, La.  AAPS is in the process of identifying potential mentors from academia, government and industry to provide their perspective, expertise and advice at the Mentoring Event on Nov. 14 from Noon – 1:00 p.m. at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Maggie Motley.

NIH

In response to comments submitted to NIH in its May 8 advance notice of proposed rulemaking, the NIH has published proposed rules for addressing conflict of interest within the biomedical research community in the May 20 edition of the Federal Register that take into account these earlier comments. Comments on the proposed rules will be accepted until July 20, 2010. To read the proposed rule and find information about submitting comments, visit the Government Printing Office Web site.

NLM

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has issued a request for grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and the healthcare providers who care for those populations. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their healthcare providers. Applications are due July 14, 2010. For more information about submitting a proposal, please visit the NIH Web site.

CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published a series of questions and answers regarding accountable care organizations (ACO) and the shared savings provisions authorized in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL-111-148). The law authorizes the Medicaid programs to change their state plans to support the creation of ACOs related to the care of pediatric patients. Medication therapy management and the integration of clinical pharmacist services are frequently included in discussions regarding ACOs. To read the Q&A document, visit the CMS Web site.

HRSA

Learn about the HRSA-supported Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative through the following Webinar presentations. Participants must access both the audio and Web portions to join the call.

  • June 21 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT. Conference number: PW5477121. Audience pass code: PSPC. To access the audio portion, call: 888-566-1385. To access the Web portion, participants can join directly at the event Web site.

  • July 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EDT. Conference number: PW5477159. Audience pass code: PSPC. To access the audio portion, call: 888-566-1385. To access the Web portion, participants can join directly at the event Web site.

  • July 27 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT. Conference number: PW5477169. Audience pass code: PSPC. To access the audio portion, call: 888-566-1385. To access the Web portion, participants can join directly at the event Web site.

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