AACP’s Board of Directors approved the formation of a Pediatric Pharmacy Special Interest Group. The new group will allow members interested in this concentration to discuss topics on an AACP listserv, enjoy targeted programming and to collaborate with colleagues. Sign up for the new SIG by editing your member profile on the AACP Web site or by contacting Angie Edwards at 703-739-2330 ext. 1035.
The Section of Libraries/Educational Resources has changed their name to the Section of Library and Information Science. The Council of Sections and the AACP Board of Directors approved the change in accordance to the section creation, change and dissolution guidelines. The name better reflects the large variety of activities engaged in by the section’s members and is more inclusive of interests for Drug Information Center personnel. Changes to the section’s mission and purpose statement can be found on the AACP Web site. Contact: Melinda D. Colón or Yunting Fu, section chair.
Register today to attend the 2013 AACP Interim Meeting, Leadership for Institutional Effectiveness, Feb. 9-12, in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Programming will address how your institution can quantify achievement toward its mission, strategic plan and student outcomes. Visit the 2013 AACP Interim Meeting Web site to register by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.
AACP members can now easily search and compare their institution’s aggregated data on investigator-initiated and funded NIH, other federal, non-federal and total grants with peer institutions. This new directory replaces the previously published NIH Ranking Tables. Check out the new resource: Visit www.aacp.org and click on Resources, then Research, then Pharmacy Faculty Research Grant Data. (You must first be logged into the Web site to access the directory.) Contact: Danielle A. Taylor.
High quality, peer-reviewed, competency-based learning modules for interprofessional health education are now available through a new innovative online portal launched by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, of which AACP is a member. Based on Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, these materials are designed to provide tools to prepare tomorrow’s health professions work force for interprofessional, team-based, patient-centered and community- and population-oriented care. A new feature of the portal is iCollaborative, a place for submitting other materials that have not gone through the peer-review process but are valuable resources on IPE to share. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Nominations must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.
The annual Pharmacy Practice Chair Session will be held at the upcoming ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Palm C, Level Three, South Convention Center. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP and direct any questions to Basma Fayyad at BFayyad@ASHP.org.
This year’s call for successful practices involves effective collaborations that colleges and schools of pharmacy have pursued with their state pharmacy associations and state board of pharmacy. More information can be found on the AACP Web site. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 18, 2013. Contact: Lynette R. Bradley-Baker.
Academic Pharmacy Now is planning a second article focused on managed care pharmacy and healthcare reform. Given the evolution of managed care from the 1990s to today, we’d like to know:
How is managed care pharmacy incorporated into your school’s curriculum?
How are you developing your students to participate in the new forms of healthcare organizations such as medical homes and accountable care organizations?
What are your collaborations with all types of managed care pharmacy organizations?
Please submit a description of your experience, along with any photos and captions, to Maureen Thielemans by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Dec. 13.
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. Visit the AACP Web site to renew by Dec. 31.
Members are invited to submit proposals for two types of sessions at the 2013 AACP Annual Meeting, July 13-17, in Chicago: 90-minute special educational sessions on topics broadly applicable to contemporary pharmacy education or 30-minute mini-sessions on innovations developed at one school. Proposals that include the perspectives of multiple institutions are encouraged for special session submissions. Innovations developed at one school are appropriate for mini-sessions or roundtable discussions. Interested in submitting a proposal for the 2013 Annual Meeting? Visit the programming submission Web site by Noon EST on Friday, Dec. 14.
Chalmers, Dawson and Volwiler Applications DueDec. 5
2012 Election ClosesDec. 7
Academic Pharmacy Now Call for Managed Care Stories DueDec. 13
2013 Annual Meeting Special and Mini-Session Proposals DueDec. 14
2013 AACP Membership Renewal DeadlineDec. 31
Call for Successful Practices DeadlineJan. 18
2013 Interim Meeting, Puerto RicoFeb. 9-12
Registration for TeamSTEPPS trainings in 2013 is now open. A total of 15 trainings will take place between January and September 2013 at the following locations: University of Washington, University of Minnesota, Tulane University, Duke University and North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Contact: AHRQTeamSTEPPS@aha.org.
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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.