Register today to attend the 2011 AACP Interim Meeting, Transformational Leadership: Deans and Chairs As Agents of Change, Feb. 26-March 2, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah hotel in Savannah, Ga. The meeting has parallel tracks: one for deans and one for department chairs of colleges and schools of pharmacy. Session topics for department chairs and those faculty who aspire to come department chairs include faculty recruitment, retention and development, and working effectively with conflict, while deans will discuss providing value in healthcare and engage in a noteworthy practice forum, just to name a few of the many leadership development opportunities. Visit the 2011 AACP Interim Meeting Web site to register by Monday, Feb. 14, 2011.
Give yourself the gift of AACP Membership! As a member, you know all the great benefits, services and opportunities you receive from your membership: achievement awards, research grants, curriculum resources and leadership development programs. To ensure these benefits continue, visit the AACP Web site to renew your membership online by Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. It’s fast and easy!
Recognizing the desire among AACP members to share approaches and ideas, coupled with current issues and challenges related to partnerships contributing to the implementation of pharmacists’ services for team-based, patient-centered care and faculty recruitment and retention, AACP has issued a 2010-2011 Call for Successful Practices in Academic Pharmacy. Two-page summaries of current practice examples from the categories are due by Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 for inclusion in the online compendium. For more information please visit the AACP Web site or contact S. Whitney Zatzkin, manager of policy and advocacy.
Members are invited to submit topics for two, one-hour roundtable discussion sessions on July 10-11 during the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting. Roundtables are intended for informal discussions of pressing current topics important to the Academy and to provide a venue to both share and learn from other colleges and schools of pharmacy. More information can be found on the AACP Web site. Please submit your topic online by Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 by 5:00 p.m. EST.
AACP CEO Dr. Lucinda L. Maine appeared in ASHP’s "Conversations with Health-System Pharmacy's Most Influential Leaders," an ASHP Foundation-produced video collection that features oral histories by health-system pharmacy’s best-known pioneers. Watch Dr. Maine discuss work/life balance, professional organizational staff leadership and academic leadership by visiting the ASHP Web site.
In observance of the upcoming holidays, AACP will be closed Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 – Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. We will reopen for business on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. Best wishes to our members and other friends for every happiness this holiday season!
Check Out the Latest Positions on the AACP Online Career Center
Below are just some of the many academic pharmacy positions posted on the AACP Online Career Center:
For those of you wondering how to best position yourself and the profession of pharmacy for successful integration into the patient-centered medical home (or health home) look to AHRQ. The evidence-based resources are focused on providers and patients, written in plain language and provide important information for making the case for the pharmacist’s role in the medical home. Check out the Center for Primary Care, Prevention and Clinical Partnerships and the Center for Effective Healthcare. Keep abreast of the latest information by signing up for listservs on either the above referenced Web pages.
The 2011 application cycle for the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program is now open. The program introduces health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing public health challenges. This unique experience brings 40 to 50 students to Washington, D.C. to attend a three-day leadership symposium which serves to guide them in their own implementation of a micro-grant funded, community-based health education project. Visit the APTR Web site to apply. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 7, 2011.
The Alliance for Patient Medication Safety (APMS), a federally listed Patient Safety Organization (PSO), announced today the re-launch of a Web portal designed to enable pharmacies to document their encounters with electronic prescribing and provide critical feedback to improving the process. The revised Pharmacy and Provider e-Prescribing Experience Reporting (PEER) Portal uses an enhanced, streamlined web-based questionnaire to collect the data necessary to address the continuing challenges in e-prescribing encountered by pharmacists and providers. To access the new Portal, visit the APMS 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.