Call for ACPE Board of Directors CandidatesThe AACP Board of Directors is seeking candidates for service on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors. A subcommittee of the AACP Board of Directors will make their recommendation to the full AACP Board at the November 2015 meeting. The appointee will observe both the January and June 2016 meetings of ACPE and will begin the six-year term in July 2016. Candidates should submit a single PDF of the requested materials to AACP no later than close of business Wednesday, September 2, 2015. View the complete call for candidates by visiting the AACP Web site.
AACP Welcomes Joan Lakoski to the StaffAACP welcomes Joan Lakoski, Ph.D., as vice president of research and graduate education, and chief science officer. Previously, she served as assistant vice chancellor for science education outreach, health sciences, and professor of pharmacology and chemical biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She also held the position of professor in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Her work crossed all six schools in the academic health sciences center at Pittsburgh, including pharmacy. Joan has worked very closely with the Association of American Medical Colleges in their leadership programs and served on the steering committee of the AAMC GREAT group. She can be reached by e-mail or phone at 703-739-2330 ext. 1040.
Check out the Game Changers Speaking at Annual MeetingAt Pharmacy Education 2015 attendees will hear from three dynamic speakers: Jane McGonigal at the Opening General Session, Debra R. Lappin at the Science Symposium and Freeman Hrabowski III at the Tuesday General Session. To learn more about their compelling content and to register at the early-bird rate, visit the Annual Meeting Web site.
Join the New Consultants and Speakers BureauAre you an expert in a specialty area of pharmacy education? Then share your knowledge and talents by applying to be part of AACP’s new Consultants and Speakers Bureau. This new member service connects experienced, talented professionals with organizations, universities and individuals who are searching for experts within academic pharmacy. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis, however the deadline for the initial consultants and speakers to be included in the bureau is Saturday, August 15. For more information, including suggested specialty areas, visit the AACP Web site.
Latest Faculty News Now AvailableThe May 2015 edition of Faculty News is now available on the AACP Web site. As part of ongoing enhancements to AACP’s quarterly magazine, Academic Pharmacy Now, faculty announcements will now be published exclusively online. For the full submission schedule, visit the AACP Web site. Questions? Contact: Kyle Bagin, communications coordinator.
Registration Now Open for the Fall IPEC InstituteThe next Faculty Development Institute, focused on Interprofessional Education: Building a Framework for Collaboration, will be held October 7-9, at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Va. Faculty teams are invited to come together for a guided learning experience, team-based planning activities, and dedicated time to create actionable plans for implementing projects that advance interprofessional curricula, clinical training and population health experiences, and student assessment. To register and for more details visit the IPEC Web site. Questions? Contact Program Manager Shelley Porte.
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Call for 2015 Annual Meeting Announcements
All submissions are due Wednesday, May 27, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Please submit one form per teacher, In Memoriam and dean change. Submissions for Teachers of the Year received after this time may not be able to participate in the luncheon. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.
Join a Special AIMM Collaborative Cohort of AACP-convened TeamsJoin an AACP cohort of teams to help lead a national movement that places academic pharmacy as a strategic partner in promoting medication management services. Schools of pharmacy will collaborate with a community practice site to redefine and transform patient care, reach the next level of coordinated healthcare, and integrate medication management services into interprofessional healthcare teams.
AIMMc provides the infrastructure, resources and expertise to guide and support you through the process. Reduced fees for AACP-participating teams apply, including $1,000 savings per team; you can join the collaborative year for $4,000. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 30. This special collaborative kicks off with a live learning session during the AACP Annual Meeting, July 11-15 in National Harbor, Md. Teams that register by Sunday, May 31 are invited to take advantage of prework opportunities with current AIMMc teams during the month of June. For further information, to listen to an informational Webinar, and to register for the collaborative, visit the AIMM Web site.
PhRMA FoundationThe PhRMA Foundation has released brochures for its 2016 grants and fellowships in adherence improvement, informatics, pharmaceutics and pharmacology/toxicology. For more information, visit the PhRMA Foundation Web site. The deadline to submit applications is Tuesday, September 1.
CPNPThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is providing a free resource, NALOXONE ACCESS: A Practical Guideline for Pharmacists, on its Web site. This guide is designed to educate pharmacists on naloxone use and administration with the goal of providing increased patient access to this life-saving medication for opioid overdose. To access, visit the CPNP Web site.
One HealthThe One Health Interprofessional Education Initiative is seeking case study proposals in public and global health education. For complete details, including information about the initative's background, submission instructions and a full timeline, visit the AAVMC Web site. Proposals must be sent to email@example.com by Friday, June 12.
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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.