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October 30, 2015 

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October 30, 2015






NMA Conference Abstract Submissions Ending Soon




AACP Elections Open


Public Health SIG Webinar


2016 Annual Meeting: Special and Mini-Session Proposals Due


TiPEL SIG Webinar




AACP Elections Close


AACP Awards Nominations Due




Master Preceptor Recognition Program Applications Due




Polls Open Monday for the 2015 AACP Election

The 2015 AACP Election Guide is now online. View the full slate of candidates, learn about their professional background, and read statements by the president-elect nominees. Take a moment to review your member profile and confirm membership to Councils and Sections to ensure your ballot will be accurate. On Nov. 2, you'll receive an e-mail to the virtual polling place through the AACP Web site and log in with your username and password. Polls open Monday, Nov. 2, and close Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 11:59 p.m. ET.


AACP Supports President Obama’s Efforts to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

AACP commends President Obama’s push to fight opioid abuse, both in terms of access and education. Academic pharmacy has been active in the efforts to educate future pharmacists on substance abuse and dependency for many years, and has engaged experts in the field to develop curricular guidelines for colleges and schools of pharmacy. AACP also supports continuing education of practicing pharmacists on treatments related to substance abuse. Read the full statement in the AACP Media Room.


Membership Renewal is Now Open

AACP has made investments in all areas of member service to provide an even larger and richer collection of programming, resources and professional development opportunities. Visit the AACP Web site to see a full list of individual membership benefits

and renew your membership today.


Register Now: 2016 Interim Meeting

Online registration is open for the 2016 Interim Meeting, Innovation and Effective Leadership, Feb. 20-23 in Tampa, Fla. Come to Tampa and attend programs focused on leading change while avoiding resistance, mentoring and developing future leaders at all levels, and utilizing innovation in educational technology.


2016 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 Award and Volwiler Research Achievement Award. Award recipients will be announced by the AACP Board of Directors in spring 2016 and honored at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Anaheim. Criteria and nomination information can be found on the AACP Web site. Nominations must be submitted online no later than Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 11:59 p.m. PST. For more information, contact Melinda D. Colón.


Four Dual Degree Students Awarded Scholarships

In recognition that dual degree students have increased financial obligations as well as diverse interests, the Express Scripts Foundation will provide four $10,000 scholarships to dual degree students as part of the AACP-administered Express Scripts Scholars Program. The 2015 Express Scripts Scholars are

  • Joy Hwang, University of Minnesota, Pharm.D./M.S. Candidate;
  • Crystal R. Leibrand, Virginia Commonwealth University, Pharm.D./Ph.D. Candidate;
  • Jonathan A. Meyer, University of Maryland, Pharm.D./M.S. Candidate; and
  • Warren D. Smith, Auburn University, Pharm.D./Ph.D. Candidate.
Learn more about the scholarship.


AJPE Call for Papers

The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE), in conjunction with The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA), is seeking original research, reviews, and commentary for a special joint theme issue on interprofessional education.

Manuscripts should demonstrate achievement of one or more of the four Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Competencies, and may also involve the education of other health care professionals, but pharmacy and osteopathic medicine must be key players in these innovative, collaborative educational programs.

Manuscripts must follow the submission requirements (e.g., abstract, length) of either AJPE or JAOA. All selected papers will undergo the peer review process and are subject to the approval of the editors of both journals. Papers accepted for publication will be published in one of these two journals, currently planned for late summer or fall 2016.

Interested groups should direct questions and submit their manuscripts for consideration via e-mail with the subject line “JAOA-AJPE interprofessional education” to either AJPE or JAOA. Submissions are due Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.


New Resource Coming Soon: AACP Consultants and Speakers Bureau

Coming in early 2016: The new AACP Consultants and Speakers Bureau will be ready and available to members who are looking for a consultant or speaker. Applications are still being accepted on a rolling basis through the AACP Web site.


Online Learning Opportunities

  • Public Health SIG Webinar, Grants: How Do I Get Started?; Tuesday, Nov. 10, 3:30 p.m. ET.
  • Technology in Pharmacy Education and Learning SIG Webinar, Social Media and Pharmacy Academics: Current Status and Future Developments; Thursday, Nov. 19, 1:00 p.m. ET.




Recognize a Master Preceptor: 2016 Nomination Cycle Now Open

The Master Preceptor Recognition Program recognizes preceptors, who are not full-time employees of a school or college of pharmacy, for their sustained commitment to excellence in experiential education and professional practice. Application materials must be submitted to AACP by Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. ET. For more information, visit the AACP Awards page.

Celebrating American Pharmacists Month

Did you or your institution do something interesting to celebrate American Pharmacists Month? Share your October activities with us via Twitter, Facebook, or e-mail. Use the hashtag #APhM2015 to connect with others and shine a spotlight on pharmacy.

2016 Annual Meeting Call for Special & Mini-Session Proposals

Members are invited to submit proposals for two types of sessions at the 2016 AACP Annual Meeting, July 23–27, in Anaheim: 90-minute special session 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 2016 Annual Meeting? All proposals must be submitted to the programming submission Web site by 11:59 p.m. PT on Monday, Nov. 16.





The National Council on Patient Information and Education and Boy Scouts of America are joining efforts to promote safe medicine use with the new SCOUTStrong Be MedWise Award program, providing Scouts the opportunity to earn a patch for learning about responsible use of medicines. The curriculum is also publicly available for educators and youth initiatives. For more information, visit the MedWise Web site.



The HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration is asking health care providers that use the Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescent to share their experience by participating in a survey. Your participation in the survey will help HAB with guideline improvements and updates in the future. The survey is open until Saturday, Nov. 28.


Last updated on: 11/2/2015 3:52 PM 

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