March 15, 2012 E-lert

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March 15, 2012 E-lert 

AACP Election Nominations

AACP seeks qualified candidates for three important elected positions: President-elect for 2013–2014, Treasurer for 2013–2016 and Speaker of the House for 2013–2015.

AACP bylaws require the rotation between a dean and a faculty member for President on alternate years. This year we seek nominees for President-elect from active members of the Association holding dean, associate dean, assistant dean, or equivalent administrative titles. He or she will serve as the 2013–2014 President-elect, 2014–2015 President and 2015–2016 Immediate Past President. The Treasurer will chair the Finance and Investment Committees and serve on the Board of Directors from 2013 to 2016. Interested candidates may obtain more information by contacting Dr. Rodney A. Carter, chair of the AACP Nominating Committee, or Dr. Lucinda L. Maine.

Election of Speaker-elect will occur in Kissimmee during the 2012 Annual Meeting. The Speaker-elect serves one year (non-Board position) prior to assuming the duties of Speaker in July 2013. He or she will preside over the 2014 and 2015 House of Delegates. For more information, please contact Dr. Cynthia J. Boyle, AACP Speaker of the House, or Dr. Lucinda L. Maine.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent, not exceeding two pages, and curriculum vitae to Sandy Stutman by Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Final Reminder: Submit Your Innovative Medication Adherence Education Tools

AACP and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) are collaborating in the 2012 Innovative Medication Adherence Educators Challenge to help pharmacy faculty share medication adherence education tools and develop new ones. The three Challenge winners will present their tools at the NCPA Medication Adherence Educators Symposium on July 18 during the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 30. Contact: Lynette R. Bradley-Baker.

Call for Committee Volunteers

J. Lyle Bootman, AACP President-elect, is seeking volunteers to serve on AACP standing, awards selection and other committees. Dr. Bootman’s theme for the coming year is defining and expanding the value of academic pharmacy’s contributions. AACP will examine the unique perspectives of patients, other health professions, healthcare, research and education administration, and key federal agencies. If you are interested in serving on an AACP Committee during the 2012–2013 academic year, please submit your request via the form located on the AACP Web site by Wednesday, March 28 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Annual Meeting School Poster Abstracts Due March 28

AACP invites member institutions to submit school poster abstracts for the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting Poster Session at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. School posters will be displayed during the Welcome Reception on July 14. The theme for this year’s school posters is interprofessionalism or interprofessionality. Each institution may submit one abstract. The CEO dean must authorize the abstract's inclusion by signing and returning a verification form. Details about the school poster abstract criteria are available on the AACP Web site. Abstracts must be submitted online by Wednesday, March 28 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Great Response to Academic Leadership Fellows Program Call for Applications

The Academic Leadership Fellows Program received a record number of applications to join its 2012–2013 cohort. Thank you to all the faculty members who expressed interest in joining the program and to the deans who nominated them. Applicants are notified in April of their selection.

Academic Pharmacy Now Call for Stories

Do you have perspectives to share about assessing educational equipment and facility needs? Academic Pharmacy Now is planning an article that will feature the experiences and insights of deans and faculty who have pursued an effective process to evaluate the need for new teaching technologies, research space and laboratory equipment, classrooms or buildings. Tell us:

·         What process did you follow for the needs assessment?

·         What were the results of your assessment?

·         What recommendations came out of the assessment?

·         How did you pursue those recommendations?

·         What helped you succeed in pursuing funding?

Please submit a description of your experience and results, along with photos and captions, to Maureen Thielemans by 5:00 p.m. EDT on April 12.

Deadlines and Reminders        

2012 Annual Meeting School Poster Abstracts Due
March 28

Volunteer for AACP Committees
March 28

2012 Innovative Medication Adherence Educators Challenge Submissions Due
March 30

Candidates for AACP President-elect, Treasurer and Speaker of the House Due
April 25

Partner Organizations

NMA

The Annual Nonprescription Medicines Academy Conference will be held Sept. 27-30 in Cincinnati. This conference is a unique opportunity for pharmacy faculty to dialogue and collaborate in the nonprescription medicine arena. To apply or learn more, visit the NMA Web site.

PTCB

All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are asked to participate in a profession-wide survey to help guide Pharmacy Technician Certification Board initiatives. Please complete and share this 10-minute survey with your colleagues by March 31. Direct questions to crest@ptcb.org.

RWJ Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative is holding its final conference in Washington, D.C. April 26–27. This free conference will include several sessions reviewing the interdisciplinary research conducted with support from INQRI and feature Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel as the keynote speaker. To learn more, visit the INQRI Web site.

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