September 30, 2015

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September 30, 2015 


  Launching Successful Systematic Reviews Webinar
  Sept. 30
  Global #Pharmacist Tweet-a-thon
  Oct. 1
  Professions Quest Faculty Forum
  Oct. 6
  #AACPchat Twitter Chat on Standards 2016
  Oct. 7
  Script Your Future 2016 Medication Adherence Team Challenge Informational Call   Oct. 8
  Professions Quest Faculty Forum
  Oct. 13
  Innovations in Teaching Competition
  Oct. 14
  Professions Quest Faculty Forum
  Oct. 20
  2015 Encore Institute
  Oct. 26-28
  Master Preceptor Recognition Program
  Jan. 15


Get Involved During American Pharmacists Month
This October, AACP is engaging with members to promote the work of pharmacists in the community. Here’s what you can do:

Pharmacy Faculty Research Grant Data Released
AACP has released the Pharmacy Faculty Research Grant Data for FY14. This annual report of aggregated grant data, by fiscal year and institution, includes funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other federal and non-federal grant awards. The total for all extramural grants increased by more than 9 percent, from $430,407,691 in FY13 to $470,796,034 in FY14, underscoring the role of pharmacy schools as dynamic centers of growing scientific research and innovation. Other key findings included an increase in the number of funded schools, from 93 in FY13 to 97 in FY14, and a 10 percent rise in total NIH money. AACP members can find out more by visiting AACP’s web site.

Learn More About Interprofessional Gaming
Professions Quest is hosting online Faculty Forums to learn more about the Mimycx Interprofessional Educational Game, and how to integrate Mimycx into your current or future IPE syllabus. Register now for one of the following forums: 

  •          Tuesday, October 6, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET
  •          Tuesday, October 13, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET
  •          Tuesday, October 20, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET

If you’d like to learn about the Professions Quest Faculty Research Grant and the Mimycx IPE Game, e-mail John Damici or call 703-993-7250.

2015 Alumni and Preceptor Survey Data Now Available
National summary reports are now available for the 2015 Alumni and Preceptor surveys. These surveys are part of AACP’s portfolio of Curriculum Quality Surveys, which are used by colleges and schools of pharmacy as both a curriculum assessment tool and to provide data during a self-study and accreditation review. For additional survey information, visit the AACP Web site.

AACP Twitter Chat on Standards 2016
Join AACP for a Twitter chat series on Standards 2016. Share your best practices and hear how your colleagues are addressing the Standards Readiness survey. Use the hashtag #AACPchat to participate. The first chat, Instruction, Assessment and IPE, will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Discuss your school’s instructional and assessment plans for addressing Standards 4 and 11. This is a great opportunity to learn from other members and share your knowledge. Questions? E-mail Dana Thimons.

Mark Your Calendar: Global Tweet-a-Thon on Oct. 1
Join pharmacy organizations and pharmacists around the world for the third annual #Pharmacist Tweet-a-Thon on Thursday, Oct. 1, a day of celebrating pharmacists and their contributions to healthcare and our communities. Use the hashtag #Pharmacist. This is a day to highlight through social media the positive impact that pharmacists have on their patients and bring attention to the good work they do to help patients live healthier lives.  

Deadline Approaching for Innovations in Teaching Competition
Share your creative teaching techniques with your peers by applying for the 2015 Innovations in Teaching Competition. New this year: Faculty are required to submit a Letter of Intent, by Wednesday, Oct. 14, outlining their creative approach to teaching within a course, component of a course, CPE, residency or preceptor education, or faculty development.

Applications Still Open: Consultants and Speakers Bureau
Wanted to apply to be a part of the AACP Consultants and Speakers Bureau, but missed the deadline? Not to worry! Although the deadline has passed, you can still apply. The Bureau will be accepting applications on a rolling basis and will be updated to include new members monthly.   

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 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 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) recently announced the APIC Graduate Student Award (AGSA) which will support research that advances infection prevention and evidence-based implementation science. APIC will provide a total of $5,000 for project costs (additional support for attending APIC Annual Conference expenses may be provided) to a student seeking to complete a master's or doctoral degree. The deadline for application is Monday, Nov. 2. Visit the APIC Web site for more information and to view the award application.

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has pre-posted proposed revisions to General Chapter Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations for public comment. The USP Compounding Expert Committee has worked closely with compounding practitioners, educators, infection control specialists, industrial hygienists, environmental engineers, nuclear medicine specialists, microbiologists, surveyors and industry experts to revise the chapter, which has been under review since 2010. All stakeholders are encouraged to review the chapter and submit comments on its content. The chapter will be officially posted on Monday, Nov. 2 in the Pharmacopeial Forum, USP’s free bimonthly online resource for review and comment of proposed revisions to USP-NF.

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.

All Together Better Health
Interested individuals can submit abstracts for the All Together Better Health VIII International Conference on Values-Based Interprofessional Practice and Education. The 2016 ATBH conference will focus on values-based and interprofessional practice. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2016. For more information, visit the ATBH Web site.

U.S. Thai Pharmacy Consortium
Save the date for the U.S. Thai Pharmacy Consortium’s 2016 meeting on June 1-3 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. The meeting will take place in the center of Khon Kaen at the Hotel Pullman Raja Orchid Hotel. For more information, visit the U.S. Thai Consortium Web site.

Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council
The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC), a non-profit trade association representing pharmaceutical materials, machinery and contract packaging suppliers, is launching the HCPC Annual Compliance Package of the Year Student Design Competition. This competition opens Oct. 1. The competition focuses on selecting the best package from the previous market year that enhances patient adherence. Concept outlines are due Monday, Nov. 30. Winners within the student design portion will be able to win a $1,000 or $500 scholarship. For more information, visit the HCPC Web site.

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