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May 18, 2011 E-lert 

AACP and IPEC Announce New Interprofessional Education Reports

AACP joined five other national health professions associations and three private foundations to announce two new reports that address competencies for interprofessional education in the health professions, as well as action strategies to implement them in institutions across the country. AACP Executive Vice President and CEO Dr. Lucinda L. Maine spoke at the Interprofessional Education Collaborative press conference held on May 10, 2011 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. To read both reports and see photos from the event, visit the AACP Web site.

AACP Partners with National Consumers League: Script Your Future

In an effort to improve medication adherence, the National Consumers League launched a national education campaign, Script Your Future. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin announced the public education campaign at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, which included a panel discussion with Dr. Cherokee Layson-Wolf, pharmacy faculty member from the University of Maryland. For more information about how to involve your campus in the ongoing efforts of this campaign, please contact S. Whitney Zatzkin.

ACPE Appointment Process in 2011

The AACP Board of Directors is seeking candidates for service on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors. AACP President Rodney A. Carter is leading the selection committee, which will make their recommendation to the AACP Board of Directors at the November meeting. The appointee will observe both the January and June 2012 meetings of ACPE and will begin the six-year term in July 2012. Candidates should submit, in hard copy, an original and PDF of the requested materials to AACP no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Sept. 1, 2011. View the complete call for candidates by visiting the AACP Web site.

Introducing the AACP 2011 Annual Meeting Value Pack!

This special opportunity is an exciting addition to the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting, which offers our attendees valuable benefits including:

  1. Up to 80 hours of recorded educational sessions with audio synched to PowerPoint™ presentations.
  2. Sessions that you can listen to on your mobile device for education on the go.
  3. Front-of-the-line registration.
  4. VIP seating at the Opening General Session and VIP seating at the Closing Banquet.

To register for the AACP 2011 Value Pack, visit the Annual Meeting Web site and scroll down to the red box.

AACP and UCSD Seek PharmGenEd™ Program Participants

The Pharmacogenomics Education Program (PharmGenEd™): Bridging the Gap between Science and Practice, is a program offered by the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is available to faculty at colleges and schools of pharmacy for implementation during the 2011-2012 academic year. Using a train-the-trainer approach, the pharmacogenomics curriculum, along with education materials, is designed for classroom teaching and/or case-based learning. Currently nine educational modules are available for use, which can be found on the UCSD Web site. Visit the Registration Web site if you are interested in participating as a trainer. The deadline to register is June 17, 2011.

2011 AACP Annual Meeting Early-bird Registration Ends Soon!

Early-bird registration for the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting, July 9-13, ends Tuesday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m. EDT so register today! With exciting programs related to assessment, experiential education, global pharmacy education, interprofessional education, research and science, and student affairs/professionalism, AACP is poised now more than ever to help our members solve the issues of today…and tomorrow. New this year is a special Value Package that provides you with exclusive meeting benefits such as access to up to 80 hours of recorded educational sessions, front-of-the-line registration and VIP seating at the Opening General Session. For more information, visit the Annual Meeting Web site.

Call for 2011 Annual Meeting Announcements

1. Teacher of the Year

It’s time again to recognize outstanding faculty at AACP regular and associate member colleges and schools of pharmacy. The 2011 Teachers of the Year are selected by their institutions and submitted to AACP by their deans. Honorees will be listed in the 2011 Annual Meeting Closing Banquet Program and those in attendance will be recognized during a luncheon in their honor. AACP requests CEO Deans submit the names of individual faculty that were nominated by their college or school through an online form.

2. In Memoriam

During the first session of the House of Delegates at the 2011 Annual Meeting, AACP will announce the names of our colleagues in the Academy that have passed away since July 2010. If available, please upload a photo for the In Memoriam announcement. All photos should be in jpg or tiff formats with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and maximum image size of 5 MB.

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 during the 2011 Annual Meeting. 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 Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Please submit one form per Teacher of the Year, In Memoriam and dean changes. 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.

AACP Launches New Online Federal Grants Search

Now you can easily find NIH and AHRQ grants received by faculty and students at schools of pharmacy through the Federal Grants Search. This new online tool is your one-stop resource for pharmacy grant information. Within the directory you can search grants by name, institution, grant title or NIH Institute or Center, just to name a few; access contact information and interest areas of grant recipients; and utilize NIH and AHRQ links to find additional project abstracts and publications. Visit the AACP Web site to learn more. Contact Danielle A. Taylor, research manager, with any questions. 

Fall 2010 Profile of Pharmacy Students Now Available Online

AACP members can now access the Fall 2010 Profile of Pharmacy Students by visiting the AACP Web site. The digital publication contains data on applications to first professional degree programs and degrees conferred, and student enrollment in professional and graduate degree programs at the 124 U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy with accredited (full, candidate and pre-candidate status) professional degree programs.

Register Today for comMIt™ Motivational Interviewing Training Seminar

comMIt™ (Comprehensive Motivational Interviewing Training) is an effective training program to teach healthcare providers how to use the principles of motivational interviewing (MI) with patients to more effectively improve adherence with health behaviors and hence, produce better outcomes. The seminar will be held Oct. 28-29, 2011 at the Hilton Atlanta Airport in Atlanta, Ga. The registration fee for the two-day program is $600 per person; attending the Friday session is $400 per person. To register, visit the comMIt™ Web site. Early-bird discounts expire July 31, 2011.

Save the Date for National Conference of State Legislatures

Each year at the annual meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the Alliance for Pharmacist-Provided Patient Care demonstrates the role of the pharmacist in patient care to legislators and meeting attendees by demonstrating clinical pharmacy counseling and services. The NCSL legislative meeting will be held in San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 8-11, during which the Alliance will exhibit and volunteer recruitment will open soon. For more information about the Alliance, please contact S. Whitney Zatzkin.

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HRSA’s Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative (PSPC) is hosting a PSPC Learning Session 2 on May 24, 2011 from Noon to 4:00 p.m. EDT. This special 4–hour broadcast will be available online. Learn from content-rich plenary sessions & presentations featuring the work of successful healthcare teams in action. For more information about the meeting and to register, visit the PSPC Web site.

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