August 16, 2013 E-lert

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August 16, 2013 E-lert 

FINAL REMINDER: Apply for AACP’s Community Engagement Awards

Submit award applications—online in PDF format—by Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 11:59 p.m. PDT for the 2013-14 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award or the AACP Student Community Engaged Service Award, sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals. More information about these and all AACP award programs can be found on the AACP Web site. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.

LAST CALL: AACP Advocacy Committee Opportunities

The AACP Advocacy Committee is searching for experts in the areas of wellness and health promotion, community engagement, and the scholarship of engagement. E-mail Will Lang and include your area of interest, a brief description of your expertise, and your contact information by Friday, Aug. 30.

Call for ACPE Board of Directors Candidates Closing Soon

The AACP Board of Directors is seeking candidates for service on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors. Candidates should submit a single PDF of the requested materials to AACP no later than close of business Tuesday, Sept. 3. View the complete call for candidates, along with additional information about the appointment, by visiting the AACP Web site. 

Four Dual Degree Students Awarded Scholarships

In recognition that dual degree students have increased financial obligations as well as diverse interests, the Express Scripts Foundation will provide four $10,000 scholarships to dual degree students as part of the AACP-administered Express Scripts Scholars Program. The 2013 Express Scripts Scholars are:

  1. Shin H. Cho, The University of Toledo, Pharm.D./Ph.D. Candidate;
  2. Ryan P. Hickson, University of Kentucky, Pharm.D./M.P.H. Candidate;
  3. Lily J. Nguyen, Shenandoah University, Pharm.D./MBA Candidate; and
  4. Rebecca A. Pulk, University of Minnesota, Pharm.D./M.S. Candidate.

To learn more about the scholarship, visit the AACP Web site.

Experience the 2013 Annual Meeting Through the AACP Online Learning Center

If you missed a particular session at the conference or couldn’t attend the event this year, the AACP Online Learning Center is the resource you need. Access many sessions from the 2013 Annual Meeting and continue your professional development. AACP Annual Meeting attendees can access these recordings at no additional cost. If you didn’t attend the meeting this year, you can purchase content online. Visit the AACP Online Learning Center now to browse our library of available session recordings.

Don’t Forget: Submit Annual Meeting Continuing Education Credits

Annual Meeting attendees can access the Learning Management System until Wednesday, Sept. 18, to submit their Continuing Education credits. Presenters announced the Event Code at the conclusion of their presentations during the meeting. For log-in instructions, please refer to the AACP Official Program Guide handed out at the meeting. If you have questions regarding your CE from the conference, please contact the VCU School of Pharmacy at 804-828-3003.

Fall IPEC Institute Registration is Open

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative is hosting an introductory IPE faculty development institute Oct. 7-9 in Chicago, Illinois. Registration is now open. For more information, visit the IPEC Web site.

Deadlines and Reminders

Master Preceptor Recognition Program Advisory Board Deadline
Aug. 16

Community Engagement Award Application Deadline
Aug. 28

Advocacy Committee Workgroup Contact Deadline
Aug. 31

ACPE Board of Directors Candidate  Submission Deadline
Sept. 3

Annual Meeting Continuing Education Credits Deadline
Sept. 18

IPEC Introductory IPE Faculty Development Institute
Oct. 7–9

Partner Organizations

The Pan American Conference on Pharmaceutical Education will be held June 24, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. The theme is “Innovative Methodologies for Education and Evaluation.”

The Food and Drug Administration seeks your participation on its Advisory Committees. As science experts, pharmacy faculty are excellent candidates for these volunteer opportunities. Current vacancies on FDA Advisory Committees can be found on the FDA Web site.

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