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March 24, 2016 

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March 24, 2016






Pharmacy Education 2016 School Poster Abstracts Due  PDF   Ending Soon 


Monthly Pipeline Development Webinar




Geriatric Pharmacy SIG Webinar


Presidential and Speaker Candidates Materials Due


Effective Pharmacy Recruitment Tools Twitter Chat


Call for Committee Volunteers Due


Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG Webinar




AACP Announces Community Service Award Recipients

Congratulations to The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and student teams from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Florida College of Pharmacy and The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy for their AACP awards in community service. Each award recognizes the exemplary extension of healthcare pharmacists' services to populations in need.


Just Announced: Build a Strong Teaching Foundation at Pharmacy Education 2016

The 2016 Teachers Seminar, Dialogue on Foundations of Teaching, will be held on Saturday, July 23, and will offer two tracks: Building the Foundation to be a Great Teacher will be aimed at Walmart Scholars and their mentors and Utilizing the Patient Care Process as a Framework for the Pharm.D. Curriculum will be open to all other attendees. Make your annual meeting travel plans now.


2015 Data Now Available on Faculty Vacancies and Lost Positions

National data from the AACP 2015 Survey of Vacant Budgeted and Lost Faculty Positions is now available in Institutional Research Brief Number 18  PDF . This survey collects data on the total number of vacant shared and non-shared faculty and administrative positions, lost positions and interim appointments at U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy.


Twitter Chat: Effective Pharmacy Recruitment Tools

Join AACP on Twitter Thursday, April 7, at Noon ET, for a chat about tools and strategies for enhancing the pharmacy pipeline. Engage with other chatters or simply follow along using the #AACPchat.

Tools and strategies that will be discussed include social media, successful high school programs, technology solutions, shadowing and more. This is a great opportunity to learn from other members and share your knowledge.

New Twitter users can visit AACP’s guide to Twitter chats to learn how to participate. Please contact Dana Thimons for any questions.


Online Learning Opportunities

Monthly Pipeline Development Webinar: A Bridge to Academic Excellence: Multidisciplinary Elementary and Secondary Education Student Tutoring Programs, Monday, March 28, 4:00 p.m. ET.

Geriatric Pharmacy SIG: Guidance for Pharmacists' Involvement in Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long Term Care Facilities, Tuesday, April 5, 1:00 p.m. ET.

Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG: Food Insecurity and Its Impact on Healthcare: The Pharmacist's Role, Tuesday, April 12, 2:00 p.m. ET.




Submit School Poster Abstracts for the 2016 AACP Annual Meeting

AACP member institutions are called to submit school poster abstracts for the Pharmacy Education 2016 School Poster Session. The theme for this year is “Building the Pharmacy Pipeline.” Details for the school poster abstract criteria are available on the Meetings and Events page.

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 Friday, March 25, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Please contact Colleen Miglio with any questions.

Call for Committee Volunteers

Joseph T. DiPiro, AACP president-elect, is seeking volunteers to serve on AACP standing, awards selection and other committees. During his presidential year, Dr. DiPiro will be focusing committee efforts on implementing the new strategic plan now being written.

If you are interested in serving on an AACP Committee during the 2016–2017 academic year, please submit your request via the AACP Committee form by 11:59 p.m. PT on Monday, April 11.

Connect with an Expert Consultants or Speaker

Have you browsed AACP’s new Consultants + Speakers Bureau? Connecting members with experienced, talented experts who can serve as knowledgeable advisers or create dynamic presentations, the bureau is available to all members. Interested in joining the Consultants + Speakers Bureau as an expert? The Consultants and Speakers Bureau is accepting applications on a rolling basis and will be updated to include new members monthly. If you have any questions, please email Michelle Assa-Eley.

Interested in Attending the Encore Spring Institute?

To be added to the waitlist for the 2016 AACP Spring Institute, please contact Karli Clark at, with the team leader's name and contact information, and the number of team members. Whether AACP provides an Encore Institute will be based on the number of waitlisted individuals.

Join Us to Fight Smoking

AACP is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on its 2016 smoking cessation campaign: Tips From Former Smokers The campaign features real people whose lives have been impacted by smoking and shows how smoking effects health, lives and families.

Please show your support:

  1. Share with your Dean the exemplary teaching, service and research activities related to tobacco cessation. Ask him or her to complete this survey.
  2. Join the conversation on Twitter: @CDCTobaccofree, #CDCTips, and Facebook: CDC Tobacco Free.
  3. Explore the Pharmacists page on the Tips campaign website.
  4. Incorporate CDC tobacco cessation tools in your curricula.
  5. Promote the campaign's key messages  PDF .
  6. Tell AACP about smoking cessation.

Please join this important campaign, and show that pharmacists can help people live healthier, better lives.

Faculty Teams Invited to Attend the Spring IPEC Institute

Registration is now open to attend the IPEC Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute focused on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, May 4–6, at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Va. The overall goal of the institute is to create faculty champions who can enhance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences, and assessment of learners in quality improvement and patient safety. Interprofessional teams of 3–5 members are recommended. For more information and to register, visit the IPEC Web site.





The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently released a new article summarizing the benefits and risks associated with dietary changes, lifestyle changes and pharmacologic therapies in relation to gout. To learn more and earn a free continuing-education credit, visit the AHRQ Web site.



The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2016 Virtual Career Fair will take place on Tuesday, April 19. The event is attended by managers and recruiters from leading organizations looking to hire qualified professionals. For more information, visit the ASHP Web Site.



The Board of Pharmacy Specialties has released their latest podcast on the BPS Radio Channel. The 18-minute podcast explores International Pharmacy: Trends, Training and Advice with Imad Btaiche, dean of the Lebanese American University.


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