December 15, 2011 E-lert

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December 15, 2011 E-lert 

AACP Congratulates the 2011 Election Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 AACP Elections: Dr. Mary M. (Peggy) Piascik, AACP president-elect; Dr. M. Lynn Crismon, Council of Deans chair-elect; Dr. Robin M. Zavod, Council of Faculties chair-elect; and Dr. Timothy J. Ives, Council of Sections chair-elect. To view the complete election results, visit the AACP Web site.

Community Engaged Service Award Recipients Announced

The University of Mississippi will be honored with the 2011-2012 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award for its major institutional commitment to addressing unmet community needs through education, practice and research. For more information about the university’s community outreach programs, visit the AACP Web site.

Four student groups from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, Creighton University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center will receive the 2011-2012 AACP Student Community Engaged Service Award, sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals, at the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting, July 14-18, for their outstanding community engagement projects. For more information about the students’ winning projects, visit the AACP Web site.

Final Reminder: Volunteer for the ASHP Commission on Credentialing

AACP is seeking candidates for a 3-year term of service on the ASHP Commission on Credentialing (COC). The ASHP COC is the committee responsible for the accreditation of pharmacy residency programs and technician training programs. Candidates should submit both a hard copy and PDF versions of the requested materials to AACP no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Dec. 31, 2011. View the complete call for candidates by visiting the AACP Web site. Questions? Contact Lynette R. Bradley-Baker.

AACP Launches Member Needs Assessment Survey

In the coming weeks you may receive an electronic survey from the Center for Association Resources to help AACP identify the needs of its constituents, which include deans, faculty and professional staff. The online survey will remain open until late-January. Through data collected from these surveys, AACP can continue to provide resources and programming that are relevant to member needs and in turn advance pharmacy education, research and scholarship.

Don’t Wait to Register for the 2012 AACP Interim Meeting

Register today to attend the 2012 AACP Interim Meeting, Teams That Work: Effective Group Leadership in Pharmacy Education, Feb. 11-14, 2012 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, Calif. AACP encourages administrative teams from each college or school to attend for several strategic, active learning sessions aimed at strengthening our collective management and leadership talent pool. Visit the 2012 AACP Interim Meeting Web site to register by 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012.

2012 AACP Annual Meeting Call for Roundtable Discussion Topics

Members are invited to submit topics for two, one-hour roundtable discussion sessions on July 15-16 during the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting. Roundtables are informal discussions of pressing current topics important to the Academy. They provide a venue to both share and learn from educators from other colleges and schools of pharmacy. More information can be found on the AACP Web site. Please submit your topic online by 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.

Renew Your Membership by Dec. 31, 2011

Renew online today to continue receiving the invaluable benefits of an AACP membership. New to members in 2012 will be digital engagement tools such as free Webinars, discussion boards, blogs and wikis, as well as new faculty development and graduate education programs. With more than $1,000 in estimated value, there is no better way to maximize your $100! Online membership renewal is now open for active, affiliate and student members. Visit the AACP Web site to renew by Dec. 31, 2011.

2012 Innovations in Teaching Competition

AACP invites applications from individual members for the 2012 Innovations in Teaching Competition. Applications take the form of course portfolios describing innovative approaches to the teaching/learning or assessment processes in a course, a component of a course, or continuing professional education. Winners will present at the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting. Please visit the AACP Web site for more information and criteria for the competition. The deadline for receipt of portfolios at AACP is Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Mark Your Calendars for the 2012 IPEC Institute on Interprofessional Education

Join your health professions colleagues for team-based discussions focused on interprofessional education at the 2012 IPEC Institute, May 20–23 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Va. Programming will be anchored in the “Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice,” sponsored by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). Teams will leave with an implementation plan for interprofessional education at their institution. Registration will open in early February 2012.

2012 Award for Excellence in Assessment – Applications Now Being Accepted

The call for applications for the 2012 Award for Excellence in Pharm.D. Program-Level Assessment is now open and submission criteria are available on the AACP Web site. This award recognizes outstanding Doctor of Pharmacy assessment programs for their progress in developing and applying evidence of outcomes as part of the ongoing evaluation and improvement of pharmacy education. Submissions are due Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Take Your Career to the Next Level with the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program

The 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. Nomination and application materials are now available on the AACP Web site. The application deadline is Friday, March 9, 2012. For questions about the program contact Bradford E. Miller.

AACP Holiday Hours of Operation

In observance of the upcoming holidays, AACP will be closed Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 through Monday Jan. 2, 2012. We will reopen for business on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. Best wishes to our members and friends for every happiness this holiday season!

Deadlines and Reminders        

Partner Organizations

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

Find out the successful practices your colleagues in academic pharmacy and other health professions institutions are using to integrate clinical prevention and population health into their professional curriculum by reading the case studies on the APTR Web site. AACP thanks our faculty members that submitted case studies along with their associated materials.

APTR is accepting applications for the 2012 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program. The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program exposes health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing population health challenges at the national and community level. This year’s symposium will be held June 21-June 24Visit the APTR Web site to apply.

Know Your Dose

It’s cold and flu season and keeping track of any medicines we’re taking and giving to our family members can be difficult amidst the chaos. Visit to order the free materials and utilize talking points for speaking with patients and consumers, as well as helpful tools for the public including a list of common medicines that contain acetaminophen, tips on reading over-the-counter prescription labels and more.

Pharmacy e-HIT Collaborative

The Pharmacy e-HIT Collaborative has published the “The Roadmap for Pharmacy Health Information Technology Integration in U.S. Health Care.” The road map is the work of multiple pharmacy organizations and their individual member input to establish an implementation guidance for the inclusion of pharmacist services into the meaningful use of health information technology platforms, including electronic health records. AACP thanks our faculty members that provided essential knowledge and information into the creation of the roadmap.

Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Interested in interprofessional education (IPE)? Interested in healthcare simulation? Interested in how to do both effectively? Join your fellow healthcare educators to discuss the many benefits and applications of simulation for IPE in academic and clinical healthcare simulation settings. The symposium will be held in San Diego, Calif., immediately preceding the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2012). Registration for this symposium is $195. For more information or to register, visit the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Web site. Or contact Janice Palaganas at 951-595-7744.

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