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September 30, 2011 E-lert 

Record Number of Schools and Students Participated in the AACP Virtual Pharmacy School Fair Oct 4-5!

Nearly 70 schools and 3,000 students participated in the AACP Virtual Pharmacy School Fair October 4-5. If you have any questions regarding the Virtual Pharmacy School Fair, please contact Jen Athay, Director of Student Affairs at AACP.

Important Update on 2012 AACP Annual Meeting Abstract Submission

The Council of Sections has recently decided that poster abstract submissions involving “work in progress” will no longer be considered and accepted starting at the 2012 Annual Meeting. Detailed information on 2012 Annual Meeting abstract submissions will be posted on the AACP Web site in late October 2011.

AACP Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Available

AACP will provide opportunities for student pharmacists to learn the operations of the national association involved in academic pharmacy. The rotation schedule will be 4-6 weeks and is available September – April. No students will be accepted for the month of December. The rotation is intended to be an APPE elective opportunity for a college or school of pharmacy's experiential program. Requests to participate should be coordinated by the student through the experiential coordinator of the college or school of pharmacy. For more information visit the AACP Web site. AACP will accept applications until Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 5:00 p.m. EDT. Questions? Contact Jennifer L. Athay.

Encourage Your Students to Apply for the Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Students must be a U.S. citizen and have a bachelor’s degree by the beginning date of the grant, but not have a doctoral degree as of Oct. 17, 2011. The deadline for 2012-13 U.S. student applications is 5:00 p.m. EDT Oct. 17, 2011. For more information, visit the Fulbright Program Web site.

Pharmacy Curriculum on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) National Institutes of Health has developed learning materials for pharmacists on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) risk reduction. The content of this program is also appropriate for inclusion in pharmacy curricula. AACP encourages pharmacy schools to take advantage of these learning materials for faculty, preceptors and students. To review the program, visit the NICHD Web site. Additionally, NIH currently has funding for a speaker to guest lecture on the topic for the fall or spring semester. Contact Hanan Kallash at 1-800-221-7437 for more details.

AACP Welcomes New Membership and Database Manager

AACP is pleased to announce that Terry Ryan has joined the Association as membership and database manager. Terry comes to AACP from the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) where he served as director of membership services for the past eight years. At AWP, Terry successfully led the development and growth of both individual and institutional members. Before then, Terry was a media assistant at the Sierra Club. He holds an M.F.A. in writing from American University and a B.A. in English from Villanova University. He can be reached at and 703-739-2330 ext. 1029.

Join AACP at National and Regional Meetings to 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. These include the ACCP and APHA Annual Meetings, as well as the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. We will also be attending the APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meetings. We invite faculty or staff that will be attending any of these meetings to assist us at our booth and promote academic careers to potential educators. For more information, contact Maureen Thielemans, communications manager, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1022.


2011 Meeting

Meeting Dates

Booths Times



Oct. 16-19, 2011

10/17: 11am-2pm
10/18: 8am-11am

Pittsburgh, PA

APHA (Public Health)

Oct 29-Nov 2, 2011

10/30: 2pm-5:30pm
10/31: 9:30am-5:30pm
11/1: 9:30am-5:30pm
11/2: 8:30am-12:30pm

Washington, DC


Dec 4-8, 2011

12/5: 11am-3pm
12/6: 11am-3pm
12/7: 11am-2pm

New Orleans, LA


Deadlines and Reminders        

Partner Organizations

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation is co-hosting the first-ever Care Innovations Summit, an HCI-DC event, on Jan. 26, 2012, in Washington, DC in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator at HHS, The West Wireless Health Institute, and Health Affairs to facilitate dialogue and drive action toward the three-part aim: Better care and better health at lower cost through continuous improvement. To register for the Care Innovations Summit, visit the meeting Web site.


The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion requests abstracts for its 2012 National Health Promotion Summit, April 10-11, 2012 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Abstracts are invited on innovative and health promotion programs that address the summit’s theme “Prevention. Promotion. Progress.” The deadline for abstracts is midnight central time on Oct. 24, 2011. To submit an abstract, visit the Summit Web site.

The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and more than a dozen key stakeholder organizations have teamed up to produce three educational programs addressing prescription drug abuse awareness, prevention and treatment referral. These online resources are available at no cost:

  • “Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer” - A turn-key workshop module to educate and equip teen influencers with credible information addressing the growing problem of prescription drug abuse by teens and effective strategies to take action to help prevent it.


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has announced a $26 million Pilot Projects Grant Program with funding available for approximately 40 awardees. PCORI is interested in the development of research methods, patient-oriented outcomes instruments, patient-provider communication, decision-making strategies, and other strategies appropriate for future comparative effectiveness research (CER) through the Pilot Projects Grant Program, not disease-specific CER studies. Letters of intent are due Nov. 1, 2011, and applications are due Dec. 1, 2011. A Webinar for interested applicants will be held on Oct. 18, 2011; register beginning Oct. 3, 2011. For more information about PCORI and its current projects, visit the PCORI Web site.

Resources Related to MTM Programs

A new report on MTM programs has just been released by PharmMD. The American Pharmacists Association maintains a robust Web repository of MTM program information, including the 2011 MTM Digest.

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