If you were unable to attend the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting, or you just want to revisit the fun, photos of the meeting’s most memorable moments are posted on the AACP Flickr page. Videos of the Opening General Session and Closing Banquet are posted on the Annual Meeting Web site. Also, be sure to check out the special video celebrating the 75th anniversary of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, located on the AACP Web site. If you are interested purchasing educational content from the meeting, the Value Package is available in the Online Learning Center. Full conference attendees pay just $149 and non-attendees pay $299.
The AACP Board of Directors is seeking candidates for service on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors. The appointee will observe both the January and June 2012 meetings of ACPE and will begin the six-year term in July 2012. Candidates should submit both a hard copy and PDF version of the requested materials to AACP no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. View the complete call for candidates by visiting the AACP Web site. Questions? Contact Dr. Rodney A. Carter, committee chair.
AACP is pleased to announce a partnership with Medco to facilitate the application process for the new Medco Scholars Program. The program will provide four (4) $10,000 scholarships to enrolled dual degree students each year. The awarded students are given $2,500 per semester for 4 consecutive semesters, totaling $10,000 over 2 years. The application deadline is Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. To access the application, please visit the AACP Web site. Questions? Contact Jennifer L. Athay.
The AACP New Investigator Award will give up to 18 research seed grants with a maximum of $10,000 to individual faculty members starting their academic careers at U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy. For more details and application materials, please visit the AACP Web site. A letter of intent is due Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EDT and applications are due Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. This award program was formerly known as the New Pharmacy Faculty Research Awards Program.
AACP, the NACDS Foundation and the National Consumers League call on academic pharmacy to help raise awareness and improve understanding of the importance of patients taking their medications as prescribed this October. The Medication Adherence Challenge focuses on the important role pharmacists have in helping a patient best understand his or her medications. For more information, please review the Challenge or contact S. Whitney Zatzkin. Letters of Intent from participating schools are due Friday, Sept. 9, 2011.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 10th Scope of Work for the Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO) in the spring of 2011. CMS provided opportunities in which QIOs could conduct their quality improvement efforts, which included creating community partnerships to reduce adverse drug events. AACP continues to build recognition among policymakers of the importance of including pharmacy faculty into any and all quality improvement activities related to Medicare. We need to know if you were successful in partnering with your QIO to meet ANY proposal within the 10th Scope of Work. Send information about your successful proposal to Will Lang.
AACP will provide opportunities for student pharmacists to learn the operations of the national association involved in academic pharmacy. The rotation schedule is 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 elective opportunity for a college or school of pharmacy's APPE curriculum-based 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. Questions? Contact Jennifer L. Athay.
AACP requests the submission of stories and photos related to the following topic for the Oct/Nov/Dec edition of Academic Pharmacy Now:
Submit stories and photos, along with captions, to Maureen Thielemans by Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
The Academy for Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) has two new publications available online: Pharmacists as Vital Members of Accountable Care Organizations: Illustrating the Important Role That Pharmacists Play on Health Care Teams, which illustrates the role of pharmacists in accountable care organizations and is available on the AMCP Web site; and the AMCP HIT Primer that provides an overview of today’s health information technology landscape. The Primer is also available on the AMCP Web site.
The following funding opportunities are available through the PhRMA Foundation. All applications are due Sept. 1, 2011:
· Research Starter Grants in Pharmacology/Toxicology
· Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pharmaceutics
· Pre-doctoral Fellowships in Pharmaceutics
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Founded in 1900, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is a national organization representing the interests of pharmacy education and educators. Comprising all accredited colleges and schools of pharmacy including more than 6,400 faculty, 57,000 students enrolled in professional programs and 5,700 individuals pursuing graduate study, AACP is committed to excellence in pharmacy education.