June 13, 2013 E-lert

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June 13, 2013 E-lert 

Don’t Miss a Session at the Annual Meeting!

AACP members will receive exclusive access to a new online tool that allows attendees to create a customized meeting experience. After logging in to the AACP Web site, you will be able to print a Personalized Program Calendar. For instructions on how to get started, visit the AACP Web site. Questions? Contact Melinda D. Colón, associate director of governance programs and meetings.

Be sure to register for the Leadership Seminar: Making New Connections, Saturday, July 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Developed by department chairs for department chairs, everyone will benefit from this engaging pre-session. Registration is $225. Visit the AACP Web site for program details. Already registered for the meeting but want to attend the seminar? Contact Pam Barrett at 703-739-2330 ext. 1042.

And don’t forget: online registration for this year’s Annual Meeting will close on Tuesday, June 18. Additional program information is available at the AACP Web site.

AACP/NCPA Medication Adherence Educators Toolkit Available

This toolkit was developed by a special Advisory Committee as an outgrowth of the 2012 Innovative Medication Adherence Educators Challenge to identify current teaching strategies to prepare student pharmacists to detect, monitor and improve medication adherence in pharmacy practice. The best practices and resources have been divided into four categories. Visit the AACP Web site to view the toolkit.

AACP/FMI Foundation Grant Awardees Announced

AACP and the Food Marketing Institute Foundation collaborated to provide grant funding for small conceptualization practice model activities involving pharmacists and nutrition professionals in food retail establishments. Three pharmacy faculty members from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Midwestern University’s College of Pharmacy-Glendale, and the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy were awarded research funding for their proposals partnering with FMI Foundation members. For more information, visit the AACP Web site.

Plan to Attend These Webinars

AACP’s governance groups are hosting two upcoming Webinars:

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. A subcommittee of the AACP Board of Directors will make their recommendation to the full AACP Board at the November 2013 meeting. The appointee will observe both the January and June 2014 meetings of ACPE and will begin the six-year term in July 2014. Candidates should submit a single PDF of the requested materials to AACP no later than close of business Sept. 3. View the complete call for candidates by visiting the AACP Web site. 

Deadlines and Reminders

2013 Annual Meeting Online Registration Deadline
June 18

Experiential Education Section Webinar
June 18

Pharmacy Practice Section Webinar
June 27

ACPE Board of Directors Candidate Submission Deadline
Sept. 3

Partner Organizations

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a Web-based tool to improve use of MedWatch adverse event reporting formsMedWatchLearn allows health professionals, health professions students and consumers to practice completing the MedWatch form.

The International Forum for the Study of Itch will be holding the 7th World Congress on Itch in Boston, Sept. 21–23. This program is designed for clinical practitioners, researchers and scientists dedicated to improving the understanding and treatment of pruritus.

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation are partnering to lead an HHS cross-departmental effort to identify strategic opportunities for building a comprehensive, interoperable and sustainable data infrastructure for patient-centered outcomes research. More information will be available on the ONC Web site.

The Office of Science and Technology Policy is currently accepting applications for its Fall 2013 Student Volunteer Program. The application deadline is Friday, June 28, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. More information and application instructions are available at the White House OSTP Web site.

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