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2013 Annual Meeting 

Surround yourself with learning: attend the AACP Annual Meeting

This outstanding event is your best opportunity in 2013 to explore cutting-edge topics with experts and colleagues from around the country. Plan your participation today, and enjoy these benefits...

Immerse Yourself in Education
The Annual Meeting presents education at every turn. Fill your day with interactive programs focused on faculty and leadership development. Discuss current academic issues and emerging technologies. Arrive ready to strengthen your skills and stretch your mind; you’ll return to your home institution with a wealth of new knowledge—plus valuable CE credits.

Expand Your Circle of Colleagues
Learn with peers at every point throughout the Annual Meeting, nurturing relationships and forging friendships. And remember, networking in Chicago brings benefits back at home. After several days of sharing ideas, colleagues will be eager to stay connected.

Check Out the Latest Pharmacy Education Tools
Your professional development at the AACP conference wouldn’t be complete without a walk around the Exhibit Hall. Plan plenty of time to learn from the broad showcase of products and services. Exhibitors will display the latest tools to support your work.

Conference Highlights

The 2013 AACP Annual Meeting starts off with three outstanding pre-sessions for members across the Association: The Teachers Seminar, the Leadership Seminar and a research workshop on Understanding the Scientific Peer-Review Process will be held on Saturday, July 13.

The Teachers Seminar, 8:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m., will focus on Strategies for Effective Teaching and Learning. At the conclusion of this session, attendees will have a better understanding of how students learn, how to facilitate higher-order learning, and how students can study more effectively to achieve these goals. Afternoon breakout sessions will provide practical strategies for creating effective teaching and learning experiences.

Department chairs are invited to the Leadership Seminar, 8:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m., designed to further develop management and leadership abilities. Attendees will make new connections among colleagues while strengthening skills associated with conflict resolution and team building. The afternoon session will include a look at the delicate work-life balance.

Understanding the Scientific Peer-Review Process, a two-hour pre-session, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m., is intended for faculty members who wish to better understand how research grants are typically processed and evaluated by peer-review panels. The speaker will emphasize the significant areas that require an applicant's attention in order to elevate the enthusiasm of the reviewers. In addition, we will discuss common errors and potential pitfalls as seen by reviewers that can decrease a reviewer's enthusiasm and lower the score of the application. This workshop is also suitable for research investigators who have limited experience serving as reviewers and wish to develop the necessary skills to be able to contribute as qualified reviewers. Pre-registrants will be contacted prior to the session to solicit specific questions they may wish to have addressed in the workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops, tablets, or smart phones; electricity will not be provided so power up!

Additional highlights include:

  • Opening General Session—Sunday, July 14
  • Presentation of the Chalmers and Weaver Awards during the Opening General Session—Sunday, July 14
  • Science Plenary—Monday, July 15
  • Presentation of the Dawson and Volwiler Awards during the Science Plenary—Monday, July 15
  • Opportunity to meet the award recipients in the Exhibit Hall—Monday, July 15
  • Examining Excellence: 2013 Awards Special Session—Tuesday, July 16
  • Student Community Engaged Service Awards Special Session—Tuesday, July 16
  • Presentation of the Rufus A. Lyman Award during the Closing Banquet—Tuesday, July 16
  • Complimentary Learning Lounge/Cyber Café, supported by the University of Florida—Saturday, July 13 to Wednesday, July 17

Register for the best professional development event of the year—and receive free post-event access to all session recordings in the AACP Online Learning Center. Stay up to date on the latest Annual Meeting activities, speakers and events. Follow us on Twitter @AACPharmacy and use the Annual Meeting #AACPAM13.

New This Year

School Poster Session
Extended earlier hours on Saturday, July 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with presenter attendance recommended from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Mini-Session Programming
30-minute sessions have been added to the traditional Annual Meeting program format

Learning Lounge/Cyber Café
10-minute video presentations available for attendees to view throughout the Annual Meeting

Topical Roundtable Discussions Schedule Change
Sunday and Tuesday Topical Roundtable Discussions are now scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

2013 Awards Presentations
Recipients will be formally presented with their awards during the plenary sessions:
Chalmers and Weaver Awards will be presented during the Opening General Session on Sunday, July 14
Dawson and Volwiler Awards will be presented during the Science Plenary on Monday, July 15
The Examining Excellence: 2013 Awards Special Session on Tuesday, July 16, will include an open forum for attendees to engage with these award recipients.

Closing Banquet Seating
AACP will not be taking reserved seat or table requests for the Closing Banquet (exceptions: Board members, award winners and sponsors). Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are non-transferable.

5K Pharmathon
AACP is bringing back the 5K Pharmathon! Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Michigan while running or walking in the Pharmathon. All fitness levels are welcome to participate in this non-competitive 5K run/walk.

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