Call for AJPE Associate Editor in Social and Administrative SciencesThe American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education is seeking an associate editor to recruit manuscripts on teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning, coordinate the manuscript review process, and make decisions regarding acceptance for publication in the area of the social and administrative sciences. This individual will participate in meetings with the editor and other associate editors, attend editorial board meetings, and represent the Journal as needed for other national meetings. Interested individuals should provide a cover letter specifically outlining their qualifications and interest in serving as an associate editor in this capacity, along with a copy of their current curriculum vitae, to Gayle Brazeau, editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, April 1. For more information, please visit the AJPE Web site or call 207-221-4500.
Create Your Legacy of Leadership: ALFP Application Deadline ExtendedThe Academic Leadership Fellows Program is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 cohort through Sunday, April 12, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Over the course of the year-long program Fellows will experience in-depth talent and leadership development; assess personal and interpersonal competencies for leadership; and learn about practical management responsibilities and administrative competencies of an academic pharmacy administrator. For nomination and application information, visit the AACP Web site.
Interested in an Encore Institute?Due to popular demand, the 2015 AACP Institute, Exploring ACPE Standards 2016: Interprofessional, Experiential and Co-curricular Aspects, held in May has sold out. If we receive enough interest from members, we will hold an Encore Institute in the fall. To express interest, e-mail Melinda Colón with the number of team members your institution anticipates sending, and the team leader's name and contact information.
Online Learning Opportunities
Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG Webinar, Healthy Literacy and Numeracy; Tuesday, March 24, 3:00 p.m. ET.
Technology in Pharmacy Education and Learning (TiPEL) SIG Webinar, Flipped Classroom in Pharmacy Eduation; Thursday, March 26, 1:00 p.m. ET.
Geriatric Pharmacy SIG Webinar, Best Practices in Geriatrics & Optimal Training Opportunities; Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 p.m. ET.
Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG Webinar, Mental Illness Disparities; Thursday, April 9, 1:00 p.m. ET.
AACP and AIMM Announce New PartnershipAACP has partnered with the Alliance for Integrated Medication Management to position academic pharmacy as a strategic driver in promoting medication management services. An informational Webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 24, at 3:00 p.m. ET. More information on the AIMMc can be found at www.medsmatter.org. For questions, or to request confirmation for the March 24 informational Webinar, contact AIMM.
Submit School Poster Abstracts for the 2015 AACP and AFPC Annual MeetingAACP and AFPC member institutions are called to submit school poster abstracts for the 2015 AACP and AFPC Annual Meeting school poster session at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The theme for this year's school posters is "innovative approaches to Standards 2016." Details of the school poster abstract criteria are available on the AACP Web site.
Due to space constraints, each institution may submit one abstract on a first-come, first-served basis. CEO deans must authorize the abstract's inclusion by signing and returning a verification form by e-mail to Colleen Miglio. The deadline to submit school poster abstracts is Wednesday, March 25, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Please contact Melinda Colón with any questions.
Pharmacy Workforce Center Session at the APhA Annual MeetingThe session titled "Finding a Path Through Times of Change: Results from the National Pharmacist Workforce Survey" will be held during the 2015 APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, on Friday, March 27, from 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., at the San Diego Convention Center in Room 33 B/C. The 2014 National Pharmacist Workforce Survey, supported by the Pharmacy Workforce Center, will describe demographic trends in the profession, the impact of changing economic and regulatory factors, as well as the impact on the profession of pharmacist-delivered patient care services.
Apply for AACP’s Student Community Engaged Service AwardSubmit award applications—online in PDF format—by Friday, March 27, at 5:00 p.m. ET, for the 2014-2015 AACP Student Community Engaged Service Award. More information about this and all AACP award programs can be found on the AACP Web site. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.
Call for Committee VolunteersCynthia J. Boyle, AACP President-elect is seeking volunteers to serve on AACP standing, awards selection, and other committees. During her presidential year, Dr. Boyle will be focusing AACP's efforts, in general, on activities that “engage, enrich, and empower” members to grow individually and advance academic pharmacy collectively. She will specifically seek volunteers for a task force on diversity and inclusion in pharmacy.
If you are interested in serving on an AACP Committee during the 2015-2016 academic year, please submit your request via the form located on the AACP Web site (please click on Call for Volunteers after logging onto the AACP Web site) by Wednesday, April 8. Please contact Melinda Colón for questions.
Call for President and Treasurer NominationsThe AACP Nominations Committee calls for nominations of candidates for the office of President-Elect and Treasurer:
The presidential term of service is three years (including service as the 2016-2017 President-Elect, 2017-2018 President and 2018-2019 Immediate Past President), followed by five years on the Argus Commission and includes appointment to the AACP Board of Directors and Executive Committee. 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 AACP members who do not hold the title of dean, associate dean, assistant dean or equivalent administrative title.
The treasurer term of service is also three years and includes serving on the Board of Directors from 2016–2019. The Treasurer also serves as chair of the Finance and Investment Committees.
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 Peggy Piascik, committee chair, at email@example.com. Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent (not exceeding two pages) and curriculum vitae to Colleen Miglio by Friday, April 17, at 5:00 p.m. ET.
AAHCThe Association of Academic Health Centers will be holding a Webinar to release its new report, Academic Health Centers and the Social Determinants of Health: Challenges & Barriers, Responses & Solutions, on Monday, March 18. For more information, including registration details, visit the AAHC Web site.
ACPEThe Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education is inviting stakeholders to share their experiences in implementing models of Continuing Professional Development. To access the CPD Implementation Project form, visit the ACPE Web site. Submissions are due by Wednesday, April 15. ACPE will work with contributors to format the project into a case study to appear on the ACPE Web site and/or in ACPE publications, e.g. CPD newsletter.
AHRQThe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is holding a free train-the-trainer workshop about shared decision making on Friday, May 15. The workshop presents the Agency’s SHARE Approach, a five-step process aimed at increasing the use of evidence in shared decision making between healthcare providers and patients. For more information, visit the AHRQ Web site.
APTRThe Association for Prevention Teaching and Research is now accepting applications for the 2015 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program. The program provides mini-grant funds for students to implement a Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators-focused project within a student's community or at their academic institution. Applications are due by Tuesday, March 31, at 11:59 p.m. ET. For more information, visit the APTR Web site.
ASCPThe American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is holding ASCP Forum: Pharmaceutical Care and Post-Acute Transitions, April 27-28, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. The Forum will be an inaugural discussion for all stakeholders in long-term care to gain insight from the nation’s top thought leaders in the post-acute care pharmacy industry. For more information, including registration, visit the ASCP Web site.
NABPThe National Association of Boards of Pharmacy will be conducting a curricular survey of Doctor of Pharmacy programs in the United States. The purpose of this survey is to collect information regarding the trends and implementation of pharmacy curricula from national perspectives. By staying current with advancements in pharmacy education, NABP is able to maintain the relevancy of its examination and assessment programs, including the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX). Schools/colleges of pharmacy will be contacted in the very near future regarding this survey.
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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.