October 31, 2013

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October 31, 2013 

Continue Your Benefits: 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.

Call for AACP 2014 Delegates

AACP has issued a call to deans to identify administrative and faculty delegates and alternates for the 2013–2014 term of the AACP House of Delegates. New material about delegates’ roles, Webinars in 2014 and the 2014 Annual Meeting will be available in coming weeks. For more information on the current House, visit the AACP Web site.

Polls Open Friday for the 2013 AACP Elections

To help you prepare, the online Guide to Elections, Membership and Awards includes information about all the candidates plus statements by the president-elect nominees. In this guide you’ll also find a call for award nominations and membership renewal deadlines. Ballot information will be sent to you via email. Polls open Friday, Nov. 1, and close Monday, Dec. 2, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Save the Date for the 2014 IPEC Institute

IPEC is pleased to announce the next Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute, January 12-15, 2014, at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Va. The overall goal is to create faculty champions to enhance interprofessional curricula and student learning experiences in quality improvement and patient safety at the point of care, through team-focused activities designing an institutional-based project. Registration opens Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Those interested in attending are encouraged to begin assembling their teams now, as conference capacity has been reached within hours for all of the prior institutes. Indicate interest in receiving an alert when registration opens by visiting the IPEC Web site.

APPE Student Applications Deadline Approaching

AACP is accepting applications for APPE students who wish to complete a rotation and learn more about association work. Applications for rotations occurring in fall 2014 and spring 2015 are due by Friday, Nov. 1. For more information, see past student reflections at the AACP APPE student blog and visit the AACP Web site. Contact: appe@aacp.org.

2014 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 2014 and honored at the 2014 Annual Meeting Awards Plenary in Grapevine, Texas. Criteria and nomination information can be found on the AACP Web site. Nominations must be submitted online no later than Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 11:59 p.m. PST. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.

Registration Opening Soon for the 2014 Interim Meeting

Online registration is opening soon for the 2014 AACP Interim Meeting, The I in Leadership: Make Your Mark in Pharmacy Education, taking place Feb. 8–11, in Arlington, Va. This year’s meeting is dedicated to individual leadership with a focus on initiating partnerships and inspiring innovation. Be sure to check out the meeting FAQs and stay tuned for more information about the meeting, including registration dates and a schedule-at-a-glance.

Scholar-in-Residence Program Applications

Applications for both AACP Scholar-in-Residence programs are due Sunday, Dec. 1. Questions regarding the AACP/AAAS Congressional Fellowship Program, which places mid-career, sabbatical-eligible faculty in Congressional offices, should be directed to William G. Lang. For more information on the Donald C. Brodie AACP Academic Scholar-in-Residence Program, which provides scholars with a sabbatical opportunity to develop, research and analyze public policy on an issue directly related to pharmaceutical education or the pharmacy profession, contact Ruth E. Nemire.

AACP Welcomes Agnita Kote to the Staff

Agnita Kote joined AACP on Oct. 16 as staff accountant. Previously, she served as finance assistant for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and telemarketing supervisor for British Telecom in Albania. She can be reached by e-mail or at 703-739-2330 ext. 1010.

Deadlines and Reminders

APPE Student AACP Rotation Application Deadline
Nov. 1

AACP Online Polls Open
Nov. 1

AACP Scholar-in-Residence Application Deadline
Dec. 1

AACP Online Polls Close
Dec. 2

AACP Awards Nominations Deadline
Dec. 4

Int’l Program Survey System Participation Registration Deadline
Dec. 20

2014 AACP Interim Meeting
Feb. 8–11

Partner Organizations

The Association of American Medical Colleges’ MedEdPORTAL Publications and Georgia Regents University have launched the Directory and Repository of Educational Assessment Measures (DREAM), a collection of publications providing thoroughly-reviewed assessment instruments for health sciences education. The inaugural DREAM collection includes over 30 assessment resources for interprofessional education. For more information, visit the MedEdPORTAL Web site.

CER Collaborative
The AMCP/ISPOR/NPC Comparative Effectiveness Research Collaborative is accepting proposals to design, develop, launch and collect data for a CER Certificate Program until Nov. 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST. For more information, visit the AMCP Web site or contact Kevin Ridderhoff, Army Officer-in-Residence.

The Institute of Medicine has released a prepublication workshop summary of Establishing Transdisciplinary Professionalism for Improving Health Outcomes from their Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education. The final version of the workshop summary Interprofessional Education for Collaboration: Learning How to Improve Health from Interprofessional Models across the Continuum of Education to Practice is also available.

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative has endorsed Advancing Interprofessional Clinical Prevention and Population Health Education, a new curriculum guide bridging the IPEC Core Competencies and the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force Curricular framework. It is now available on the IPEC Web site.

PhRMA Foundation
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation has extended the deadline for its new Adherence Intervention Evaluation Award program to Feb. 1, 2014. This new program offers funding for research focused on improving medication adherence. For more information, visit the PhRMA Foundation Web site or contact Samantha Dougherty.

The University of Southern California is hosting Optimizing Medication Safety and Healthcare Quality: Best Practices & Collaborations from Feb. 20–21, 2014. The conference is designed to highlight successful solutions to improving the quality and safety of medication therapy. For more information, visit the USC Web site or contact Cheryl Stanovic.

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