Academic Leadership Fellows Program DeadlineFeb. 21
Annual Meeting Roundtable Discussion Topics DeadlineFeb. 26
Annual Meeting School Poster Abstract Submission DeadlineMarch 26
President- and Speaker-elect Candidate Materials DeadlineApril 15
AACP’s Board of Directors recently approved the formation of an Administrative Services Section. The new group will allow members to discuss topics of interest related to the mission on the Section’s listserv, enjoy targeted programming and collaborate with colleagues. Sign up for this group by simply editing your member profile on the AACP Web site or by contacting Angie Edwards at 703-739-2330 ext. 1035.
The AACP Nominations Committee seeks candidates interested in the positions of AACP President-elect and Speaker-elect. As specified in the AACP Bylaws, candidates for President-elect in even numbered years must be active members of the Association, who have dean in their current titles. The member elected in this cycle serves a 3-year term on the Board and will assume the office of the President in July 2016.
All active AACP members are eligible to serve as Speaker of the AACP House of Delegates. The election for Speaker-elect occurs at the final session of the House of Delegates in even numbered years. The Speaker-elect assumes the responsibility of Speaker at the end of the 2015 House session and presides at the sessions of the 2016 and 2017 House of Delegates. The Speaker serves as a member of the AACP Board of Directors.
Additional information on the responsibilities of each position is available by contacting J. Lyle Bootman, Immediate Past President and Chair of the AACP Nominations Committee; Philip M. Hritcko, Speaker of the AACP House of Delegates; or Lucinda Maine, staff liaison to the Nominations Committee. Interested candidates are asked to submit a CV and letter describing their qualifications and experience to Lucinda Maine by Tuesday, April 15.
Act quickly! Registration is nearly full. Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the AACP Institute, CAPE Educational Outcomes 2013, on May 19–21, 2014 at The National Conference Center in Leesburg, Va. Teams of 3-5 faculty and preceptors from one institution will gain an understanding of the 2013 CAPE Educational Outcomes as a framework for the development of Doctorate of Pharmacy graduates, and will discover how programs are working toward curricular delivery, mapping and assessment. Visit the AACP Web site to register.
AACP member institutions are called to submit school poster abstracts for the 2014 AACP Annual Meeting school poster session at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. The theme for this year's school posters is "innovations in community engagement." Details for the school poster abstract criteria are available on the AACP Web site. Each institution may submit one abstract on a first come, first served due to space constraints. CEO deans must authorize the abstract's inclusion by signing and returning a verification form by fax or email to Alex Tozer. The deadline to submit school poster abstracts is Wednesday, March 26, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Please contact Melinda Colón with any questions.
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 information is available on the AACP Web site. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 21, at 5:00 p.m. EST. For questions about the program, contact Bradford Miller.
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.
AAMCThe Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Diversity and Inclusion has announced a call for proposals regarding a scholarship on faculty diversity and inclusion. Due March 3, proposals must not exceed 300 words and must be formatted for inclusion in Academic Medicine. View the full call on the AAMC Web site.
AFPEApplications for the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences are due March 1. Applications for Pharmacy Faculty Development Fellowships in Community Pharmacy - Medication Adherence and Geriatric Pharmacy are due April 1, and other awards may also become available. Visit the AFPE Web site to apply and for more information, or contact Grants Manager Sherri Hunter.
The Josiah Macy Jr. FoundationThe Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has released an issue brief on providing new curriculum content for health professionals. For more information, please visit their Web site.
Pharmacy HIT CollaborativeThe Pharmacy Health Information Technology Collaborative has released two new workgroup documents: New Codes for Transitional Code Management and Chronic Care Coordination Services, which explains new coding from the American Medical Association regarding care transitions; and Medication Therapy Management Services Clinical Documentation, which introduces and details a universal clinical coding for medicine, known as SNOMED CT. Additionally, the Collaborative partnered with Health Level Seven to post Pharmacist Electronic Health Record (EHR) Implementation Guide for Community Practice. For more information, visit their 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.