As mentioned in the latest House of Delegates Bulletin, AACP will host New Delegate Orientation on Tuesday, March 22 at Noon EDT. The call will review the core responsibilities for delegates and provide an overview of House policy and procedure. Details for the call will be provided to the current Delegates of Record. To update your 2011 delegates, please contact Angie Edwards.
As a reminder to all AACP members, new policy resolutions are due on Friday, April 15, 2011 in order to have them considered before the AACP House of Delegates at the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting. Delegates are reminded to review the current AACP policy on related issues and topics when writing policy resolutions and may access the House Standing Rules of Procedure for information regarding policy resolution submission.
Register today for the 2011 AACP Institute, Cultural Competency: Beyond Race and Gender, which will focus on curricular frameworks and strategies for cultural competency beyond the considerations of race and gender. The Institute, May 22-25 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Va., will explore health literacy, disability as a culture and assessment mechanisms related to cultural competency, just to name a few of the meeting’s many topics. Registration is open until Wednesday, April 20, 2011 but space is limited! Questions? Contact Cecilia M. Plaza, director of academic affairs and assessment.
On Earth Day (April 22) the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) will host Dispose My Meds locations across the country. In an effort to demonstrate the importance of programs like Dispose My Meds to the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies, NCPA is looking for partnerships with the colleges and schools of pharmacy to create a survey collection tool to distribute to sites to allow for aggregated information on the medications collected. AACP will organize a call for interested faculty members. To be included on future communications for this project, please e-mail S. Whitney Zatzkin by Friday, March 25, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
Brian L. Crabtree, AACP President-elect, is seeking volunteers to serve on AACP standing, awards selection and other committees. During his presidential year, Dr. Crabtree will be focusing AACP's efforts in the areas of assessment and measurement of excellence in teaching, research and service. His other areas of emphasis will be member engagement, especially in the pharmaceutical sciences. If you are interested in serving on an AACP Committee during the 2011-2012 academic year, please submit your request via the form located on the AACP Web site by Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Please contact Melinda D. Colón if you have any questions.
AACP invites member institutions to submit school poster abstracts for the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting Poster Session at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas. School posters will be displayed during the Welcome Reception on Saturday, July 9. The theme for this year’s school posters is Integrating Basic and Clinical Sciences 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 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
AACP seeks qualified candidates for the position of 2012-2013 AACP President-elect. AACP bylaws state: in odd-numbered years, nominees for the position of President-elect shall be selected from among active members of the Association not holding dean, associate dean, assistant dean, or equivalent administrative titles. This year we seek interest for President-elect nominees from individuals who are faculty. Interested candidates may obtain more information by contacting Dr. Jeffrey N. Baldwin, chair of the AACP Nominating Committee, or Dr. Lucinda L. Maine. Interested candidates for this position should submit a letter of intent, not exceeding two pages, and curriculum vitae to Melinda D. Colón by Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
AACP is continuously striving to improve the way in which we communicate with our membership and to help us achieve that goal, we urge you to complete a survey regarding AACP’s communication vehicles. AACP thanks you in advance for your dedication to advancing the Academy and your commitment to pharmacy and academia. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Rebecca M. Morgan, director of communications.
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Helping Educators Learn Pedagogy (H.E.L.P.) is a ten-week professional development program designed by faculty at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) for pharmacy educators. The program’s objective is to help faculty at all levels enhance their teaching abilities by exploring a variety of pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning. With most work conducted online, H.E.L.P. offers participants the flexibility to complete assignments when it is convenient for them. The 2011 program begins on May 16 and concludes on Aug. 19, 2011. For information and registration, please visit the ACPHS Web site.
The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the APTR Healthy People Curriculum Task Force invite the submission of applications describing successful practices that are advancing the teaching of prevention, population health and public health, and how they are supporting the Healthy People 2020 objectives that focus on education. To apply, visit the APTR Web site and complete the application by Wednesday, March 23, 2011. For more information about this project, contact Donna Page.
AHRQ has issued two Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for new opportunities under its Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics. The Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics Scientific Forum seeks applications for the establishment of a Scientific Forum (CS Forum) with the primary goal of ensuring research synergy and collaboration among the CERTs Research Centers, and the Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics Research Centers seeks U19 Research Program Cooperative Agreement applications for CERTs Research Centers. Letters of intent for these FOAs are due Wednesday, April 20, 2011 and applications are due Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
Registration is now open for the 2011 AHRQ PBRN Annual Research Conference, June 22-24, 2011 at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Md. Those who are actively involved in PBRN research efforts, or have an interest in learning more about PBRN-related activities, should register for the conference. Registration must be completed by Friday, May 27, 2011. To learn more about the conference, visit the PBRN Web site.
Collaborating Across Borders
Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) III, Nov. 19-21, 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., is the third Canada—United States joint conference focusing on an exploration of common issues around interprofessional education and practice. The CAB III Planning Committee invites submissions of proposals for a workshop, research paper, discussion group, demonstration or poster describing innovations, evaluations, or research related to the conference theme, Interprofessional Collaboration: From Concept to Preparation to Practice. Abstracts must be submitted electronically by Friday, April 29, 2011. Visit the CAB III Web site for instructions and to submit an abstract.
Kaiser Health News
In the March 15 edition of Kaiser Health News’ Insuring Your Health series, author Michelle Andrews explores how doctors and pharmacists are working together to provide critical patient education to reduce drug adherence problems. The article, “Pharmacists Expand Role To Help Educate And Coach Patients,” highlights what some pharmacies are doing to offer educational classes and seminars to patients on a range of topics including cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes. To read the article in its entirety, visit the Kaiser Health News Web site.
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Founded in 1900, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is a national organization representing the interests of pharmacy education and educators. Comprising all accredited colleges and schools of pharmacy including more than 6,400 faculty, 57,000 students enrolled in professional programs and 5,700 individuals pursuing graduate study, AACP is committed to excellence in pharmacy education.