September 14, 2015

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September 14, 2015 


  Community Engagement Awards Applications
  Sept. 14
  Consultants & Speakers Bureau Applications *Extended*   Sept. 18
  Launching Successful Systematic Reviews Webinar
  Sept. 30
  Script Your Future 2016 Medication Adherence Team Challenge Informational Call   Oct. 8


Last Chance: Join the Consultants and Speakers Bureau
The application deadline to join the Consultants and Speakers Bureau is this Friday, Sept. 18.* Share your expert knowledge and talents as part of AACP’s new member service, connecting experienced, talented professionals with organizations, universities and individuals who are searching for experts within academic pharmacy. For more information, visit the AACP Web site.

*Due to technical difficulties, some applications to the Consultants and Speakers Bureau may not have been received. If you submitted an application but did not receive a confirmation e-mail indicating that your materials were received, please return to the application site and resubmit your materials by Sept. 18. We are continuing to improve the submission process based on member feedback. If you experience difficulties when submitting your application, please e-mail Michelle Assa-Eley. Thank you for your patience and continued interest in the Consultants and Speakers Bureau!

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Few Spaces Remain: Register for the 2015 Encore Institute
Due to popular demand, AACP is hosting an Encore Institute, Oct. 26-28 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Va., focusing on ACPE Standards 2016. Teams of 3–5 faculty and preceptors from an institution will specifically discuss the standards concerning Interprofessional Education, Experiential Education and Co-curricular Activities. For more information, visit the AACP Web site.

Script Your Future 2016 Medication Adherence Team Challenge
Sign up for an upcoming informational call on the 2016 Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge, taking place Thursday, Oct. 8, at Noon EDT/9:00 a.m. PDT. Please visit the Medication Adherence Team Challenge Web site or contact for more information. The Script Your Future 2016 Medication Adherence Team Challenge encourages future healthcare professionals to find new and innovative solutions to help patients take their medication as directed. The fifth-annual Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge will be held from Jan. 19, 2016 to Mar. 18, 2016.

Partner Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking a candidate for its health policy fellowship, in the office that coordinates efforts to improve patient safety, through the prevention of adverse drug events, healthcare-associated infections and other means. For more information, visit the HHS Web site.

Alaska AHEC
The Alaska AHEC is offering the Rural Immersion Institute of the North, a three-week interdisciplinary experience designed to provide pre-professional health majors a rural and/or underserved healthcare experience. This opportunity will take place June 1-22, 2016. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 and scholarships are available. Visit the RIIN Web site for more information.

The FDA Division of Drug Information hosts a series of educational webinars for healthcare professionals and students on topics pertaining to FDA and drug regulation. The next Webinar, FDA Online Drug Information Resources for Students and Clinicians, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. For more information, and to register for this Webinar, please visit the FDA DDI Webinar site.

IACP Foundation
The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists Foundation has announce its Fall 2015 Student Writing Competition. This semi-annual competition aims to recognize outstanding original papers by student pharmacists on a particular topic affecting pharmacy compounding. The essay theme for this competition is How is the Drug Quality & Security Act Affecting the Future of Compounding?and submissions are due by Monday, Nov. 30. Information on the submission process can be found on the IACP Foundation Web site.

NHC and Genetic Alliance
The National Health Council and Genetic Alliance are hosting a joint Webinar to publicly release a white paper produced in response to their recent Dialogue on Advancing Meaningful Patient Engagement in Drug Research, Development, and Approval. The Webinar is open to all members of the stakeholder community and will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Sept. 22. For more information, and to register, please visit the NHC Web site.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance is holding Quality Talks, a series of "TED"-style talks with current and emerging healthcare leaders, as well as interactive dialogue about the future of health and healthcare, on Monday, Nov. 9, in Washington, D.C. To register, and for more information, visit the NCQA Web site.

PQA Alliance
The Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s EPIQ Program has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Academy for Healthcare Improvement (AHI) Duncan Neuhauser Curricular Innovation Award in Healthcare Improvement. The EPIQ program, developed by PQA and its academic partners, is a quality improvement resource to teach pharmacists, student pharmacists, and other stakeholders about measuring, reporting, and improving quality in pharmacy practice. EPIQ has been integrated into more than 20 Doctor of Pharmacy curricula since its development. Information regarding the EPIQ program can be found on the PQA Web site.

IOM Global Form
The Institute of Medicine Board on Global Health consensus study committee on Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health will have an open session on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The open session of the consensus study will be held at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C. The open session will also be Webcast. To register for in-person or Webcast attendance, please visit the IOM Web site.

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