December 4, 2009 E-lert

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December 4, 2009 E-lert 

AACP Needs Your Advocacy NOW!

While American Pharmacy Educator Week has passed, the opportunity to show your support for pharmacy faculty never ends! Please contact the member of the U.S. House of Representatives that represents the district in which your college of school of pharmacy is located and ask him or her to cosponsor HR Resolution 857. For more information on how to contact the office and suggested talking points, visit the AACP Web site. If you do not know your Congressman, visit the AACP Legislative Action Center and enter your institution’s zip code. We only have six co-sponsors and we need 50. What are you waiting for? Call your Congressman today!

Register Today for 2010 AACP Interim Meeting

The 2010 AACP Interim Meeting, Patient-centered, Team-based Care: Setting the Standard, will offer attendees the opportunity to contemplate a healthcare system reorganized around a commitment to interprofessional education in which graduates make contributions to patient care that are collaborative and patient-centered. You won’t want to miss this exciting and innovative conference being held Feb. 7-10 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. Early-bird registration ends Jan. 5, 2010. Register today by visiting the 2010 AACP Interim Meeting Web site.

Academic Pharmacy Now Call for Stories

Promoting careers in pharmacy practice, the pharmaceutical sciences and academic pharmacy is a top priority to AACP. The January/February/March issue of our quarterly magazine will feature the ways in which pharmacy schools are encouraging K-12 students to pursue careers in math and science. What programs does your institution employ? How do you work with local school districts to reach out to elementary age and adolescent students? Submit your stories to Rebecca Morgan, AACP director of communications, by Jan. 15.

2010 AACP Annual Meeting Call for Special Session Proposals

Members are invited to submit proposals for 90-minute special educational sessions on topics broadly applicable to contemporary pharmacy education for the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars in Seattle, Wash., July 10-14. Proposals including perspectives from more than one institution are encouraged for special session submissions. Innovations developed at one school are appropriate for roundtable discussions.  If you are interested in submitting a special session for the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars, please visit the programming submission Web site by Monday, Dec. 14, 2009.

AACP Wal-Mart Scholars Program

The 2010 AACP Wal-Mart Scholars Program will provide $1,000 scholarships to 65 student-faculty pairs from AACP member institutions to attend the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting and Teachers Seminar in Seattle, Wash., July 10-14. The scholarship will cover 100 percent of the student’s registration costs and 50 percent of the faculty’s registration costs at the early-bird rate. The scholarship will also cover registration for both the student and faculty mentor to attend the Teacher’s Seminar. Beyond registration, recipients can choose to apply the remainder of the scholarship to airfare, lodging and other meeting expenses for the student. Application materials will be available on the AACP Web site in mid-December and are due at AACP by 5:00 p.m. EST on Feb. 16, 2010. Questions? Contact Dr. Jennifer L. Athay.

Academic Leadership Fellows Program Information Coming Soon

The AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program is designed to develop the nation’s most promising pharmacy faculty for roles as future leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education. The program is in its sixth year with 170 Fellows representing 77 colleges and schools of pharmacy having participated. Nomination and application materials will be available on the AACP Web site in January. Up to 30 Fellows will be selected to participate in 2010-11. The application deadline is March 5, 2010. For questions about the program contact Dr. Kenneth W. Miller or Dr. Arlene A. Flynn.

AACP/ASHP Co-sponsored Programming at 2009 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

AACP is co-sponsoring "Strategies for a Winning Career in Academic Pharmacy" at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Dec. 6–10, 2009 in Las Vegas. The session will be hosted on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 from 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. and is the perfect place to learn about trends in pharmacy education and the benefits and challenges of a career in academia. Target audience for this session includes students, residents, fellows, junior clinical faculty and others interested in clinical practice academic careers in pharmacy. This is an educational CE session with 2.0 contact hours. For details about the session please visit the ASHP Learning Center. To learn more about the other sessions at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, please visit the ASHP Itinerary Planner. Additionally, AACP encourages colleagues to stop by the AACP Booth #2435 to promote academic careers to residents and others, and network with fellow pharmacy educators.

The AACP Pharmacy Practice Section holds a Business Meeting and CE Program during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. The meeting and program are scheduled on Monday, Dec. 7 from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. The program is titled "Highlighting Changes in Experiential Education: Toolkit for Preceptors."

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Deadlines and Reminders        

  • Chalmers, Dawson, Volwiler Award Submissions due
    Dec. 8, 2009
  • 2010 Annual Meeting Special Sessions Submissions due
    Dec. 14, 2009
  • 2010 Annual Meeting Section and SIG Programming due
    Jan. 20, 2010
  • 2010 Interim Meeting
    Feb. 7-Feb. 10, 2010
  • 2010 Annual Meeting Abstracts due
    Feb. 16, 2010
  • 2010 Annual Meeting Roundtable Topics due
    Feb. 24, 2010

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The APhA Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2010-2011 Executive Residency in Association Management and Leadership. The residency program trains individuals for leadership positions within the profession and other health-related organizations through work in areas such as association administration, finance, marketing, government affairs, membership, education, publishing and public relations. Applications are due Jan. 15, 2010. For more information, visit the APhA Foundation Web site. 

APhA is also soliciting candidates for the 2010 APhA Immunization Champion Awards. The 2010 awards recognize individuals and organizations within the profession of pharmacy that have made extraordinary contributions toward improved vaccination rates within their communities. The deadline for nomination forms is Dec. 14, 2009. To apply, visit the APhA online application.

APhA is seeking pharmacist members who wish to be considered for the elective offices of APhA president-elect for 2011-12 and two Board of Trustees positions for 2011-2014. Those interested in submitting their name for consideration for the Board of Trustees must submit a complete nomination and election packet by Dec. 15, 2009. Visit the APhA Web site for applications. Questions? Contact Brian Lawson at (202) 429-7548.


The ASHP Student Leadership Award recognizes students with an interest in pharmacy practice in health-systems who have demonstrated leadership abilities. Student pharmacists in the second through fourth professional years may apply. Recipients will receive an award plaque, an ASHP Drug Reference Library and a $2,500 cash award. Applications are due Jan. 30, 2010.


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has produced two free, evidence-based research summary guides to help women and their healthcare providers understand the potential pros and cons of choosing induced labor: Thinking About Inducing Your Labor: A Guide for Pregnant Women and Elective Induction of Labor: Safety and Risks. Electronic copies of the induction of labor guides, plus materials about choosing treatments and medicines for other health conditions, are available on the AHRQ Web site.


The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) is offering an APTR-CDC Internship: Effective Strategies for Reducing Unintentional Prescription Drug Overdoses in the U.S. The Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, located within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, seeks a summer intern to assist with initiatives to prevent unintentional prescription drug overdose deaths. For more information and to download an application package, visit the APTR Web site. The application deadline is Jan. 15, 2010.

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