November 2, 2012 E-lert

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November 2, 2012 E-lert 

AACP Weathered the Storm

Many of our members were affected by Hurricane Sandy and AACP will remain alert to ways we can assist with recovery efforts. We also would like to thank the volunteers of the CAPE Revision Panel, Professional Affairs, and Research and Graduate Affairs committees that worked on behalf of members through the hurricane.

PharmCAS Deadline Extended

Due to the severe weather and the widespread power outages on the East Coast, PharmCAS will be extending the deadline to Thursday, Nov. 15. This will accommodate any applicants who may need more time to complete their applications and to send in their transcripts.

Submit Script Your Future Letters of Intent

The deadline for Script Your Future Team Challenge Letters of Intent has been extended to Monday, Nov. 5. Last year, AACP member schools counseled more than 250,000 patients in 30 days about the importance of medication adherence. This year, schools are asked to partner with colleagues from health professions education in February 2013 for the Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge. An overview of the 2013 Challenge is available on the Team Challenge Community Web site. Completed letters should be emailed to Whitney Zatzkin by Nov 5.

Apply for an APPE Rotation

AACP is accepting applications for APPE students who wish to complete a rotation and learn more about association work. For rotations occurring in fall 2013 and spring 2014, AACP will accept applications until Thursday, Nov. 15. For more information, visit the AACP Web site. Contact: appe@aacp.org.

Continue Your Benefits: Membership Renewal Now Open

Take the first step on a direct path to career advancement: Renew your AACP membership today. You’ll continue to benefit from countless resources, programs and opportunities—all designed to promote your professional development. You’ll see: AACP is better than ever for you.

Plan Now to Attend the 2013 Interim Meeting

The 2013 AACP Interim Meeting, Leadership for Institutional Effectiveness, will be held Feb. 9-12 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Attending this event will bring clarity to how your institution can quantify achievement toward its mission, strategic plan and student outcomes. Registration opens later this month. Stay tuned for the announcement in an e-card.

Session on Precepting at the 2012 ASHP MCM

AACP’s Pharmacy Practice Section will be holding its annual session at the 2012 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 3, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The session, The Art of Precepting: It’s Not as Easy as it Looks, will be led by Dr. Craig Cox from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The session will focus on describing effective teaching strategies to engage students on pharmacy practice experiences and innovative ways to provide orientation and feedback to students.

Help Promote Academic Pharmacy

As part of AACP’s continuing commitment to make academic careers more visible, we will again be exhibiting at national and regional meetings in the coming months. We invite faculty or staff that will be attending any of the meetings below to assist us at our booth and promote academic careers to potential educators. Contact: Maureen Thielemans.

APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meeting-Region 6, Wichita, KS, Nov. 9-11, 2012. Exhibitor Hours: 11/10 11am-3pm.

ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Dec. 2-6, 2012. Exhibitor Hours: 12/3 11am-3pm; 12/4 11am-3pm; 12/5 11am-2pm.

APhA Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, March 1-4, 2013. Exhibitor Hours: 3/1 7:30pm-9:30pm; 3/2 11am-3pm; 3/3 11am-3pm; 3/4 11am-2pm.

2013 AACP Awards Nominations

Help uncover outstanding contributors in teaching and research. Nominate an academic pharmacy colleague for one of AACP’s top three awards: Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award, Paul R. Dawson Biotechnology Award and Volwiler Research Achievement Award. Award recipients will be announced by the AACP Board of Directors in spring 2013 and honored at the 2013 Annual Meeting Awards Plenary in Chicago. Criteria and nomination information can be found on the AACP Web site. Nominations must be submitted online no later than Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.

Deadlines and Reminders        

Script Your Future Letters of Intent Due
Nov. 5

Experiential Education Section Webinar
Nov. 5

AACP APPE Applications Due
Nov. 15

PharmCAS Deadline
Nov. 15

Chalmers, Dawson and Volwiler Applications Due
Dec. 5

2013 Interim Meeting, Puerto Rico
Feb. 9-12

Partner Organizations

Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition

This cold and flu season, the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition’s Know Your Dose Campaign is working with healthcare providers to help educate patients and consumers on the safe use of cold and flu medicines containing acetaminophen. Know Your Dose offers free educational materials and tools you can share with your patients. Visit the Know Your Dose Web site to learn more and to order free materials.

National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC)

The NPC and the National Health Council (NHC) are hosting a conference titled Myth of Average--Why Individual Patient Differences Matter on Nov. 30 at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference will focus on a series of panels to further understand the value and limitations of individualized care. Registration is free. Full details on the conference can be found on the NPC Web site.  

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