March 15, 2013 E-lert

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March 15, 2013 E-lert 

Call for Presidential Nominations

The AACP Nominations Committee calls for nominations of candidates for the office of President-Elect. The term of service is three years, including service as President-Elect, President and Immediate Past President followed by five years on the Argus Commission. Election includes appointment to the AACP Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Active AACP members who do not hold the title of dean, associate dean, assistant dean or equivalent administrative title are eligible to serve. Please confirm a candidate’s willingness to serve prior to submitting a name to the committee. Self nominations are accepted.

Requests for additional information can be directed to Immediate Past President Brian L. Crabtree, committee chair, at Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent (not exceeding two pages) and curriculum vitae to Sandy Stutman by Wednesday, April 17, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

View the 2013 Institute Agenda Online

Space is filling up fast for the 2013 AACP Institute, Teaching Essentials: Building a Foundation for Student Learning, Constructing Assessments, and Effective Teaching, which will be held May 20-22 at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Va. Check out the agenda available on the AACP Web site. Teams of 3-5 will engage in sessions that focus on developing learner-centered sessions, constructing assessments and evaluating the effectiveness of teaching. Registration is open until Wednesday, April 17, or until full. Contact: Karna M. Mapes.

Last Chance: AACP/FMI Foundation Grant Opportunity

AACP and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation have collaborated to provide grant funding for small conceptualization practice model activities involving pharmacists and nutrition professionals in food retail establishments. Application and other information is available on the AACP Web site. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 29 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Contact: Lynette R. Bradley-Baker.

Call for Committee Volunteers

Dr. Peggy Piascik, AACP president-elect, is seeking volunteers to serve on AACP standing, awards selection and other committees. During her presidential year, Piascik will be focusing AACP’s efforts on innovations in the following areas: admissions and models of learning, practice and scholarship. If you are interested in serving on an AACP Committee during the 2013–2014 academic year, please submit your request via the form located on the AACP Web site by March 27 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Important Survey Data Available

National data from the AACP 2012 Survey of Vacant Budgeted and Lost Faculty Positions is now available in Institutional Research Brief Number 13. The survey is instrumental in making the case for increased support for pharmaceutical education at the federal level and in planning AACP programs and initiatives.

2013 Annual Meeting School Poster Abstracts—Deadline is March 27

AACP invites member institutions to submit school poster abstracts for the 2013 Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency ChicagoNew this year: School posters will be displayed on Saturday, July 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Presenters are encouraged to be at their posters from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The theme for this year’s school poster session is innovations for education. 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 27, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Plan to Attend These Webinars

AACP’s governance groups are hosting two upcoming Webinars:

Didn’t have a chance to attend the Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG Patient Assistance Programs Webinar? Now you can view it online

Deadlines and Reminders        

Call for AACP Committee Volunteers Deadline
March 27

2013 Annual Meeting School Poster Abstracts Due
March 27

AACP FMI Foundation Award Deadline
March 29

2013 AACP Institute Registration Closes
April 17

Call for Presidential Nominations
April 17

Partner Organizations

The American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology’s 12th Annual Workshop on Clinical Trials in Psychopharmacology will take place April 9–11 at the New York Marriot East Side. The conference will focus on the general problems and challenges of designing and implementing clinical trials with an emphasis on methodology.

The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative is seeking to identify programs that prepare health professionals for work in patient centered primary healthcare homes. Information submitted may be used in an upcoming PCPCC publication of illustrative programs across professions. The deadline is April 30.

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