Int’l Program Survey System Participation Registration DeadlineDec. 20
Membership Renewal DeadlineDec. 31
2014 Winter IPEC InstituteJan. 12–15
AJPE Editor Application Submission DeadlineJan. 15
2014 AACP Interim Meeting Registration DeadlineJan. 22
Master Preceptor Recognition Program Application DeadlineJan. 31
Council of Faculties Position Nominations DeadlineFeb. 7
2014 AACP Interim MeetingFeb. 8–11
Annual Meeting Research/Education Poster Abstracts DeadlineFeb. 19
Annual Meeting Roundtable Discussion Topics DeadlineFeb. 26
The 2014 AACP Interim Meeting, The I in Leadership, will be held Feb. 8–11 in Arlington, Va. Attendees will discover opportunities to initiate new partnerships and learn about innovations emerging within higher education. Highlights include an open forum with ACPE leaders to share ideas and insights on the proposed revisions to the accreditation standards, as well as Saturday’s CEO Deans’ Forum and the Pre-Conference Session: Leading Change in Partnerships, for associate and assistant deans and department chairs (pre-registration required). Visit the AACP Web site to register by Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Members: Remember that in order to take advantage of the discounted Interim Meeting registration rate, you must log into the AACP Web site before registering.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 AACP Elections: Dr. Cynthia J. Boyle, AACP president-elect; Dr. Robert A. Blouin, Council of Deans chair-elect; Dr. Todd D. Sorensen, Council of Faculties chair-elect; and Dr. Edward M. DeSimone II, Council of Sections chair-elect. For the full list of winners, visit the AACP Web site.
The next IPEC Institute, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Interprofessional Faculty Development, will be held Jan. 12–15, 2014, at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Va. The Institute features noted experts on quality and safety content, curriculum development and interprofessional engagement. Keynote addresses include Janis M. Orlowski, M.D., senior director of Clinical Transformation at the Association of American Medical Colleges, who will explore the intrinsic benefits of advancing sound healthcare policy from the first responding physician to the Washington Navy Yard shootings in Sept. 2013. Esther Emard, M.S.N., R.N., MSLIR, former chief operating officer at the National Committee for Quality Assurance and faculty member at The George Washington University School of Nursing, will offer her perspective on effective teaching strategies related to quality and safety as a nationally-recognized leader in the field. Register now by visiting the 2014 IPEC Institute Web page.
The deadline to renew your AACP membership is Tuesday, Dec. 31. You’ll continue to benefit from countless resources, programs and opportunities—all designed to promote your professional development. Visit the AACP Web site to see a full list of individual membership benefits and renew your membership today.
The Council of Faculties seeks nominations from members for two elected positions beginning in July 2015: chair-elect and secretary. Please see the calls for nominations, which include links describing the roles and responsibilities of each position, as well as submission information. Submissions are due Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
The 2014 AACP Professional Affairs Committee has been charged to recommend strategies to develop collaborations/relationships between schools/colleges of pharmacy and pharmacy technician education/training programs. Examples of collaborative efforts include didactic education, experiential education, case studies, simulated practice laboratories, curriculum development, faculty membership on the other entities' advisory board(s)/committee(s), and advocacy (i.e., legislative and/or professional). The inquiry should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and can be found on the AACP Web site. Please direct any questions to Lynette Bradley-Baker, AACP staff liaison for the PAC.
AACP invites applications for the position of editor of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, or until the position is filled. View the complete position description and submission details on the AACP Web site.
AACP’s new Master Preceptor Recognition Program seeks to nationally recognize preceptors, who are not full-time employees of a pharmacy school, for their sustained commitment to excellence in experiential education and professional practice. Application materials must be submitted to AACP by Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. EST. For more information, visit the AACP Web site.
The Council of Sections invites AACP members to submit research and education poster abstracts for the 2014 AACP Annual Meeting Poster Session on Sunday, July 27, and Monday, July 28, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for the 2014 Annual Meeting, it must be submitted online via the AACP submission Web site by Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 11:59 p.m. PST. More information is available on the AACP Web site.
Members are invited to submit topics for the three, one-hour roundtable discussion sessions on July 27–29 during the 2014 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. 26.
PCPCCThe Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative announced the creation of a new, free online database, Strengthening the Primary Care Workforce: A Collection of Interprofessional Health Professional Training Programs, which identifies innovative primary care workforce training programs throughout the U.S. The database includes 100 programs that focus on interdisciplinary, comprehensive, care team models.
HDMAThe Health Distribution Management Association is offering a 20 percent discount on the HDMA Factbook E-book (84th Edition) until Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. The E-book features more than 120 data tables including information on pharmaceutical distribution, finance, special handling of controlled substances and much more. The full table of contents can be accessed via a HDMA partner Web site.
Khan Academy, in collaboration with the Jonas Center and American Association of Colleges of Nursing, is organizing an instructional video competition for future health educators. Participants will create video lessons and accompanying questions on a chosen topic. Submissions will be accepted until winners are chosen or by Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. For more details, visit the Khan Academy Web site.
USCThe University of Southern California is hosting Optimizing Medication Safety and Healthcare Quality: Best Practices & Collaborations from Feb. 20–21, 2014. The conference is designed to highlight successful solutions to improving the quality and safety of medication therapy. For more information, including an updated agenda, visit the USC Web site or contact Cheryl Stanovic, Kukla Vera or Steven Chen.
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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.