May 14, 2010 E-lert

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May 14, 2010 E-lert 

Register Today for the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars!

Early-bird registration ends soon for the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars, July 10-14, in Seattle, Wash. With exciting programs related to assessment, department chairs, experiential education, faculty development, leadership and management, research and science, and student affairs, AACP is poised now more than ever to help our members solve the issues of today…and tomorrow. Visit the AACP Web site to register by Wednesday, May 26 at 11:59 p.m. EDT to receive early-bird rates. Join us in Seattle to learn more about the incredible opportunities for growth and development as pharmacy academia continues to expand its educational horizons! 

2010-2011 Council of Faculties Call for Committee/Task Force Volunteers

Council of Faculties (COF) Chair-elect Dr. John A. Bosso invites all COF members to consider serving on a committee or task force for 2010-2011. Visit the AACP Web site for a description of the charges before the COF this coming year and for information about how to get involved!

Register Today for Enhancing Diabetes Care Regional Meeting in Los Angeles!

Registration is now open for regional meetings in Minneapolis, Minn. on May 21 and in Los Angeles, Calif. on June 8. Continuing education credit is available for attendees. Registration is $25 and will close on May 17 for the Minneapolis meeting and on June 4 for the Los Angeles meeting. Visit the AACP Web site to register for the Minneapolis and Los Angeles meetings, and to learn more about the following regional meeting dates and locations:

  • May 21, 2010: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. (registration closes May 17)
  • June 8, 2010: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif. (registration closes June 4)
  • July 29, 2010: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • August 25, 2010: The University of Mississippi, Jackson, Miss.

Call for 2010 Annual Meeting and Seminars Announcements

1. Teacher of the Year

AACP recognizes outstanding faculty at AACP regular and associate member colleges and schools of pharmacy. 2010 Teachers of the Year are selected by their institutions and submitted to AACP by their CEO deans. Honorees will be listed in the Annual Meeting Closing Banquet Program and those in attendance will be recognized during the banquet. CEO deans should submit online the names of individual faculty that were nominated by their college or school.

2. In Memoriam

During the first session of the House of Delegates, AACP will announce the names of our colleagues in the Academy who have passed away since July 2009. If available, please upload a photo for an “In Memoriam” presentation to run during the first House of Delegates session. All photos should be in .jpg or .tiff formats with a resolution of 300 dpi or more.

3. Changes in Dean Positions

AACP collects changes in all dean positions (CEO, associate, assistant, interim, etc.). CEO Dean updates are announced at the first session of the House of Delegates. All other individuals with new dean responsibilities, including associate and assistant deans, will be acknowledged during the Council of Deans meeting.

All submissions are due Monday, May 24 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Any submission for Teacher of the Year received after this time will not be printed in the banquet program. If you have any questions, please contact Melinda D. Colón at 703-739-2330 ext. 1012.

PCAT Predictive Validity Study Results Coming Soon

Pearson, the publisher of the PCAT, is now analyzing data submitted by 22 pharmacy schools and by PharmCAS for the PCAT predictive validity study. Data analysis will be completed and reports generated later this year. Any questions about the study should be e-mailed to Christina Perez, research director at Pearson.

Academic Pharmacy Now Call for Stories

AACP requests stories on the following two topics for the July/August/September issue of our quarterly magazine: 1) what are some leadership development models utilized at your college or school of pharmacy and 2) how are your colleges and schools of pharmacy advancing science, improving health and stimulating economic growth with funding provided to federal public health agencies including NIH, CDC and HRSA, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act? Please submit your stories to Rebecca M. Morgan, AACP director of communications, by Tuesday, June 1, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

New Resources Available on AACP Web site

Developed with input from AACP, the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and an Advisory Committee convened in March 2009, the Language Services Resource Guide for Pharmacists gathers basic information about providing language services in one document. The Analysis of State Pharmacy Laws: Impact of Pharmacy Laws on the Provision of Language Services outlines federal requirements for providing language services (oral interpretation and written translated materials) to limited English proficient patients. Visit the AACP Curricular Resource Center to learn more about both publications.

AACP Online Career Center Helpful Tip #7

Did you know that as an employer you can include a university or pharmacy school logo with your ad? To upload a logo and link it to your Web site, simply log in and click on Company Profile. Here you can upload a logo, write a description about your university or pharmacy school and include a link to your Web site. Be sure to check out the latest positions available on the AACP Online Career Center:

E-mail Maureen O. Thielemans to post a position on the AACP Online Career Center.

Deadlines and Reminders        

  • Enhancing Diabetes Care Regional Meeting, Minneapolis, Minn.
    May 21, 2010
  • 2010 Annual Meeting and Seminars Announcements due
    May 24, 2010
  • 2010 Annual Meeting and Seminars Early-Bird Registration ends
    May 26, 2010
  • APN Leadership Models and ARRA Funding Stories due
    June 1, 2010
  • Enhancing Diabetes Care Regional Meeting, Los Angeles, Calif.
    June 8, 2010
  • 2010 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars, Seattle, Wash.
    July 10-14, 2010

Partner Organizations

AHRQ

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is hosting the 2010 AHRQ PBRN Annual Conference, June 16-18, 2010, at the DoubleTree Hotel Conference Center in Bethesda, Md. Please visit the PBRN Annual Conference Web site for more information about the conference, including the list of this year’s plenary speakers and a link to registration. The deadline to register is May 28. Questions? E-mail Nicholas Buck at Westat.

ASHP

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation’s 2010 Literature Awards program is currently underway and the Foundation is inviting published authors in a pharmacy or medical journal in 2009 to apply to this award program. The program recognizes important contributions to the literature of pharmacy practice and therapeutics in hospitals and health systems. For more information or to download an application, please visit the ASHP Foundation’s Web site. The application deadline is June 1.

ASHP also announces several new resources for student pharmacists:

GAO

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) seeks nominations for the following positions:

HRSA

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Section 5602) authorizes HRSA to establish a methodology for the determination of Medically Underserved Populations (MUP) and Health Professions Shortage Areas (HPSA). Topics on which public comments are solicited include:

  • Whether HRSA has properly identified the key issues in this designation rulemaking effort;
  • Whether HRSA has adequately identified key sources of subject matter technical expertise relevant to defining underservice and shortage, and designating underserved areas and populations; and
  • Whether HRSA has identified appropriate representatives of the various stakeholders/interests that will be affected by the final designation rules.

Comments, including requests to participate on the committee, must be received electronically by HRSA by June 10.

Health Sciences Institute

HealthSciences Institute will host a free Webinar Population Health Improvement Learning Collaborative meeting on June 4 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CDT. Dr. David Marerro, two-time recipient of the Allene Von Son Award for Diabetes Patient Education Tools given by the American Association of Diabetes, will discuss “Community-Based Strategies for Primary Prevention of Diabetes.” For a current schedule of learning collaborative events or to register for the June 4 session, visit the Health Sciences Institute Web site

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