Registration is now open for a fifth regional meeting in Chicago, Ill. on Sept. 14 in addition to the meeting in Jackson, Miss. on Aug. 25. Continuing education credit is available for attendees. Registration is $25 and will close at midnight EDT on Sept. 13, 2010 for the Chicago meeting and on Aug. 24, 2010 for the Jackson meeting. Visit the AACP Web site to register today for both meetings and to learn more about the meeting speakers, hotel information and learning objectives.
AACP seeks nominations for the secretary position for the AACP Council of Section (COS) for the period of 2011 - 2013. The position involves taking minutes at the AACP Interim and the Annual meeting and participating in the COS Executive Committee meetings/teleconferences. An AACP member in good standing can be nominated for the COS Secretary position. The nominated individual does not need to hold a membership in the COS. You may nominate yourself or an eligible colleague. Interested individuals should e-mail Dr. Sudip K. Das a copy of a resume and a one-paragraph statement of interest by Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. The Nominations Committee will review the resumes and the statements of interests and slate two candidates for an election.
The AACP Web site has been updated with the following requested features:
Also, don’t miss the list of upcoming events located under the “Meetings and Events” tab of the Web site. To view this list, simply click on Meetings and Events and select the “current list” view in the right hand corner of the calendar (it’s the drop down arrow in the “view: calendar” button which is yellow). Or for easy access to the list, simply click on this link http://www.aacp.org/meetingsandevents/Lists/Calendar%20of%20Events/MyItems.aspx.
Lynette R. Bradley-Baker, R.Ph., Ph.D., began her new role at AACP as Director of Professional Alliance Development on Aug. 16. Dr. Bradley-Baker comes to the Association from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy where she held the position of assistant professor. She has worked in a variety of other healthcare settings including community pharmacy and health research firms. Dr. Bradley-Baker earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She can be reached at 703-739-2330 ext. 1014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AACP has retained Dr. Rosalie Sagraves, professor and dean emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who already works with the Association on our global pharmacy education efforts. Her role as Interim Chief Science Officer will bring her work with us to approximately 75 to 80 percent time. She will remain in Chicago, traveling to colleges and schools of pharmacy in a new program of science outreach, and will also spend time in the Washington metro area accompanying Dr. Lucinda L. Maine to NIH, AHRQ, FDA and other agencies. She can be reached at 703-739-2330 ext. 1015 or email@example.com.
Pearson is hosting a Webinar in September for the PCAT. Discussion will include the interpretation of PCAT scores to assist in your admission process and updates on the PCAT computer-based test. The Webinar will also be held via teleconference on: Sept. 29 from 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. CDT and Sept. 30 from 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. CDT. Simply log in to https://intercall.webex.com/intercall and enter the meeting number by session date and time below. No password is required. To join by teleconference, please call 1-877-554-0877 or 1-574-941-6916 and enter the conference code #0021033953, followed by the # sign.
AACP is collaborating with the National Consumers League on an upcoming medication adherence campaign. We are actively collecting materials (videos, Web sites, handouts, posters, best practices publications, brochures) to assist in the development of an online resource for practitioners and patients. We are particularly interested in materials relating to cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions and diabetes. If you have suitable materials, please e-mail S. Whitney Zatzkin before Friday, Aug. 20, 2010.
Has your college or school of pharmacy established a partnership with third party payors, such as health plans, employers or government agencies, to provide medication therapy management services, including via telephone, in your state? If so, we want to hear about it! Please submit your stories to Rebecca M. Morgan, AACP director of communications, by Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. EDT for inclusion in the Oct/Nov/Dec edition of Academic Pharmacy Now.
Below are just some of the many academic pharmacy positions posted on the AACP Online Career Center:
The Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is an application designed to help primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients. The ePSS widget provides easy and free access to these clinical preventive service recommendations from the USPSTF. A widget is an online tool that can be easily added to any Web site or blog. Embedding a short amount of Web-based code will add the widget to your site and content will be automatically updated. Visit the AHRQ Web site to access the Electronic Preventive Services Selector Widget.
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy has just completed two resources for colleges and schools of pharmacy: the 2010-11 edition of the AMCP Managed Care Pharmacy Experiential Education Directory and the AMCP Managed Care Pharmacy Curriculum. The experiential education directory includes site profiles that list the site and preceptor contact information, what the student will experience, what is required, schedule and pre-requisites, etc. The curriculum week-by-week outline includes links to slide decks and other resources for each of the topic areas. Both can be accessed by visiting the AMCP Web site.
The FDA Office of Women’s Health (OWH) and AACP are collaborating on a national campaign to distribute free, easy-to-read publications to student pharmacists nationwide. The campaign offers more than complimentary 50 fact sheets and medication booklets that cover a range of vital health topics including safe medication use, generic drugs, hypertension, depression and HIV. The free publications can be used in your existing courses, training programs, community outreach or student health services. The materials are available in multiple languages, including Spanish, and can be ordered in bulk, along with a publication display stand, at no cost to you. If you are interested in sharing any of the OWH publications with your students, please complete the collaboration form and fax it to 301-847-8604. Your publication stand will be sent to you within two weeks after your form is received. Questions regarding the program can be sent to the Office of Women’s Health.
The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is offering a free, customizable Student Pharmacists Career Day to any school wishing to introduce students to various pharmacy career opportunities in public and private sectors. Your Student Pharmacists Career Day will be held at USP headquarters in its state-of-the-art Meetings Center in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, which can accommodate up to 250 attendees. To begin customizing your Career Day, contact Arline Bilbo at 301-816-8368. To learn more, visit the USP Web site.
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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.