April 30, 2012 E-lert

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April 30, 2012 E-lert 

Register Today to Attend the Annual Meeting

Early-bird registration is now open for the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting, July 14-18, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida (Orlando area). This outstanding event is your best opportunity of the year to hear thought-provoking speakers, explore cutting-edge topics, share ideas with colleagues and build new relationships with peers. Start planning your trip by visiting the Annual Meeting Web site. Early-bird registration rates expire Wednesday, May 30, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Last Call for AACP President-elect and Speaker of the House Nominations

AACP seeks qualified candidates for President-elect for 2013–2014 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. 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 no later than May 11.

Volunteers Needed for National Conference of State Legislatures

At the annual meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Alliance for Pharmacist-Provided Patient Care performs clinical pharmacy counseling and services for attendees. The Alliance will exhibit Aug. 7-9 in Chicago, and volunteers are needed to provide health screenings and medication management reviews. To register as a volunteer, please submit your information to AACP. Travel expenses and compensation will not be offered.

Council of Deans Seeking 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.

Pharmacy Is Right for Me Program Gets Social

Pharmacy Is Right for Me—a program to ignite middle-school student interest in pharmacy and STEM-related careers—is now on Twitter and Facebook. AACP is partnering with the program, created by OptumRx and launched in partnership with APhA, with support through an educational grant from Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Call for 2012 Annual Meeting Announcements Reminder

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.

Deadlines and Reminders        

Council of Deans Election Nominations Due
May 4 

President-elect and Speaker of the House Nominations Due
May 11

AACP Annual Meeting Early-bird Registration Rates Expire
May 30           

Manuscript Proposals 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 Submissions Due
May 30

AACP Annual Meeting, Pharmacy Education 2012
July 14-18

National Conference of State Legislatures
Aug. 7-9

Partner Organizations

PharmedOut will host its 3rd annual conference, Missing the Target: When Practitioners Harm More Than Heal, June 14-15 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The conference will explore the way pharmaceutical and medical device marketing can misinform doctors and ultimately harm patients. For more information and to register, visit the Conference Web site.

AACP members are encouraged to attend the Pharmacy Quality Alliance 7th Annual Meeting, June 13-15, at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C. Healthcare leaders will share insights and ideas on medication use as it relates to quality performance, measurement and innovation in improving healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. For more information and to register, visit the PQA Web site.

Tufts University
Tufts University will host the Health Literacy Curriculum Development & Educational Leadership Institute, June 11-15, on the Tufts School of Medicine campus in Boston. The institute is designed for professionals working to improve the health literacy skills of healthcare providers and consumers. For more information and to register, visit the Institute Web site.

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