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April 13, 2012 E-lert 

Submit a Manuscript Proposal for AJPE Special Theme Issue

Manuscript proposals are currently being accepted for a professional student leadership development theme issue of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Information on submitting a proposal can be found on the AJPE Web site. The deadline for manuscript proposals is Wednesday, May 30, and all proposal authors will be contacted by July 1. Once a proposal is chosen, the manuscript must follow AJPE guidelines and must be submitted by Sept. 28. Contact: Lynette R. Bradley-Baker.

Annual Meeting Online Registration Opens Soon

Turn up the heat on your professional development by attending the AACP Annual Meeting, Pharmacy Education 2012, July 14-18 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida (Orlando area). Start planning your trip now by visiting the AACP Web site to book your hotel. Online registration opens soon, so watch your inbox for the announcement.

AAMC Calls for Award Submissions and Associate Editor Applicants

The Association of American Medical Colleges announces a call for submissions for competency-based learning and assessment resources. Fifteen applicants will receive resource development awards of $2,000 to accelerate content refinement in preparation for formal submission and peer-review to MedEdPORTAL. Application deadline: May 25 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. AAMC also is seeking Associate Editor applicants for MedEdPORTAL. For full information, go to the MedEdPORTAL Web site.

Call for Council of Deans Election Nominations

The AACP Council of Deans seeks qualified candidates for three important elected positions: COD Chair-elect for 2013–2014, COD Secretary for 2013–2015 and COD Administrative Board Representative for 2013–2015. Members who wish to nominate an individual or self-nominate should submit a letter of intent, not exceeding two pages, and curriculum vitae to Dr. J. Chris Bradberry by Friday, May 4, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Visit the Newly Launched GAPE Web Site

To see how your contributions as pharmacy educators are helping to advance pharmacy education around the world, visit the new Global Alliance for Pharmacy Education Web site. Launched by national associations of pharmacy educators, regional orga­nizations of educators from multiple countries and other important stakeholders, the GAPE Web site provides a forum for networking and resource sharing. Let us know how the site can be enhanced over time to meet the expanding needs of pharmacy faculties globally. Contact: Lucinda L. Maine or Rosalie Sagraves.

Attend the VII Pan American Conference on Pharmaceutical Education

The VII Pan American Conference on Pharmaceutical Education will be held July 8-10 in Havana, Cuba. The conference is comprised of workshops, discussions and presentations focused on improving pharmaceutical education in the Americas. Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner serves as AACP’s official conference delegate. AACP is in the process of determining travel requirements for Cuba. Faculty interested in attending the meeting should contact Rosalie Sagraves or Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner.

Cast Your Vote for the COF Secretary

Voting in the Secretary election for the Council of Faculties is now online. Biographical information about the candidates, Margarita V. DiVall and Jennifer M. Trujillo, can be found on the Electronic Ballot. Select the candidate for secretary, and click Done to submit your ballot. Additional information can be found on the AACP Web site. The deadline to cast your ballot is Wednesday, May 2, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Contact: Sandy B. Stutman at 703-739-2330 ext. 1040.

Attend the 15th Annual NMA Conference

The Nonprescription Medicines Academy announces the 15th Annual NMA Conference, Sept. 27-30 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event offers an opportunity for pharmacy faculty to dialogue and collaborate in the self care and non-prescription therapeutics arena. Programming integrates current trends and scholarly activities in self-care relevant to education and practice. The deadline to register is May 31. To apply or learn more, visit the NMA Web site.

Call for 2012 Annual Meeting Announcements

1. Teachers of the Year
AACP recognizes outstanding faculty at regular and associate member colleges and schools of pharmacy. The 2012 Teachers of the Year are selected by their institutions and submitted to AACP by their deans. Honorees will be listed in the 2012 Annual Meeting closing banquet program, and those in attendance will be recognized during the banquet and invited to a luncheon. CEO Deans must use the online form to submit the names of nominated individual faculty members.

2. In Memoriam
During the first session of the House of Delegates, AACP will announce the names of our colleagues in the Academy who have passed away since July 2011. Please submit information—including photos, if available—for the In Memoriam announcement. All photos must be in .jpg or .tiff formats with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and maximum image size of 5 MB.

3. Changes in Dean Positions
AACP collects changes in all dean positions (CEO, associate, assistant, interim, etc.). CEO Dean updates are announced at the first session of the House of Delegates. All other individuals with new dean responsibilities, including associate and assistant deans, will be acknowledged during the Council of Deans meeting.

All submissions are due Wednesday, May 30 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Please submit one form per teacher, In Memoriam and dean change. Submissions for Teachers of the Year received after this time will not be printed in the banquet program. Contact: Melinda D. Colón at 703-739-2330 ext. 1012.

AACP Election Nominations

AACP seeks qualified candidates for three important elected positions: President-elect for 2013–2014, Treasurer for 2013–2016 and Speaker of the House for 2013–2015.

AACP bylaws require the rotation between a dean and a faculty member for President on alternate years. This year we seek nominees for President-elect from active members of the Association holding dean, associate dean, assistant dean, or equivalent administrative titles. He or she will serve as the 2013–2014 President-elect, 2014–2015 President and 2015–2016 Immediate Past President. The Treasurer will chair the Finance and Investment Committees and serve on the Board of Directors from 2013 to 2016. Interested candidates may obtain more information by contacting Dr. Rodney A. Carter, chair of the AACP Nominating Committee, or Dr. Lucinda L. Maine.

Election of Speaker-elect will occur in Kissimmee during the 2012 Annual Meeting. The Speaker-elect serves one year (non-Board position) prior to assuming the duties of Speaker in July 2013. He or she will preside over the 2014 and 2015 House of Delegates. For more information, please contact Dr. Cynthia J. Boyle, AACP Speaker of the House, or Dr. Lucinda L. Maine.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent, not exceeding two pages, and curriculum vitae to Sandy Stutman by Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Deadlines and Reminders        

Candidates for AACP President-elect, Treasurer and Speaker of the House Due
April 25

Council of Deans Election Nominations Due
May 4             

Manuscript Proposal for AJPE Special Theme Issue Due
May 30

2012 Teacher of the Year, In Memoriam and Dean Change Announcements Due
May 30

Interprofessional Resource Development Award Submission
May 30

AACP Annual Meeting, Pharmacy Education 2012 
July 14-18

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Office of the Surgeon General
The Surgeon General seeks information regarding the barriers and strategies to addressing prescription medication adherence. The full request for information and the submission guidelines can be found in the April 5 edition of the Federal Register. The submission deadline is May 7. Comments are limited to 500 words. AACP encourages faculty members to respond with your top two or three barriers and your top two or three strategies to overcome those barriers. Take this opportunity to share your comments with the Surgeon General, and pass this request along to your colleagues. Please copy Will Lang on your submissions.

The Association of American Medical Colleges is hosting its 4th Annual Integrating Quality Meeting, June 7–8, at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. The meeting will have an expanded focus on interprofessional approaches to quality improvement and patient safety across the continuum of health professions education and clinical care in academic health centers. Registration and program details are available through the AAMC IQ Meeting Web site.

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