February 29, 2012 E-lert

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February 29, 2012 E-lert 

Submit Your Innovative Medication Adherence Education Tools

AACP and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) are collaborating in the 2012 Innovative Medication Adherence Educators Challenge to help pharmacy faculty share medication adherence education tools and develop new ones. The three Challenge winners will present their tools at the NCPA Medication Adherence Educators Symposium on July 18 during the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting. The deadline for submissions is March 30. Contact: Lynette R. Bradley-Baker.

IPEC Institute Registration Closed Fast

Available spaces for the IPEC Institute, May 21-23, were filled in less than 10 hours when registration opened last Wednesday. With more than 40 interprofessional teams now on the waitlist, IPEC leaders are discussing the replication of this important faculty development program. While no decisions or plans have been finalized, AACP members can anticipate an announcement about additional interprofessional institutes in 2012 and 2013.

Final Reminder: Academic Leadership Fellows Program Applications Due March 9

The Academic Leadership Fellows Program prepares the nation’s most promising pharmacy faculty for roles as future leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education. The nomination and application deadline is March 9 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Contact: Bradford E. Miller.

Call for Committee Volunteers

J. Lyle Bootman, AACP President-elect, is seeking volunteers to serve on AACP standing, awards selection and other committees. Dr. Bootman’s theme for the coming year is defining and expanding the value of academic pharmacy’s contributions. AACP will examine the unique perspectives of patients, other health professions, healthcare, research and education administration, and key federal agencies. If you are interested in serving on an AACP Committee during the 2012–2013 academic year, please submit your request via the form located on the AACP Web site by March 28 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Annual Meeting School Poster Abstracts Due March 28

AACP invites member institutions to submit school poster abstracts for the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting Poster Session at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. School posters will be displayed during the Welcome Reception on July 14. The theme for this year’s school posters is interprofessionalism or interprofessionality. Each institution may submit one abstract. The CEO dean must authorize the abstract's inclusion by signing and returning a verification form. Details about the school poster abstract criteria are available on the AACP Web site. Abstracts must be submitted online by March 28 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

TEDMED: Bring the Event to Your Campus

TEDMED 2012, April 10-13, gathers adventurous thinkers and doers to explore the ideas, innovations and challenges that will help shape the future of health and medicine. AACP is pleased to offer its members the opportunity to broadcast the conference live at your institution. An application and verification of campus technology are required. The broadcast is free to accepted institutions. Contact: Whitney Zatzkin.

Join Your Colleagues at the FIP Centennial Congress in Amsterdam

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) celebrates its 100-year anniversary and hosts its Centennial Congress, October 3-8 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Centennial Congress, Improving Health Through Responsible Medicines Use, is the leading international event offering diverse learning opportunities in all areas of pharmacy, including education. Register by June 15 to receive a discount.

Deadlines and Reminders   
     

2012–2013 Academic Leadership Fellows Program Applications Due 
March 9

2012 Annual Meeting School Poster Abstracts Due
March 28

Volunteer for AACP Committees
March 28

2012 Innovative Medication Adherence Educators Challenge Submissions Due
March 30

Partner Organizations

AAPS

AAPS released a new online, multi-module training course, Biotechnology 101, for individuals interested in learning more about the field of biologic development. This course, which includes lectures by leading experts from industry and academia, offers the convenience of self-paced learning, coverage of the current state of biotherapeutics and practical perspectives from practicing scientists. For more information please visit the AAPS Web site.

AMCP

The Foundation for Managed Care Pharmacy (FMCP) 2012 Leadership Meeting, Improving Patient Care Through Research, Practice and Leadership, will provide a venue for sharing ideas related to pharmacists taking a leadership role in transforming the healthcare system. The meeting will be held on April 17, prior to AMCP’s Annual Meeting and Expo in San Francisco. Visit the FMCP Web site for an expanded agenda and a complete list of speakers. Save $125 by registering before March 20.

NIH

The NIH Pain Consortium is encouraging medical, dental, nursing and pharmacy schools to respond to a new funding opportunity to develop Centers of Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPEs). A request for proposals was released to develop and disseminate pain management curriculum resources for healthcare professionals and to provide leadership for change in pain management education. The RFP can be found on the Altarum Institute Web site. For those planning to submit a proposal, please review the RFP Web site for updates, announcements and the posted Amendment to Answers. Proposals must be submitted via e-mail by midnight on March 5.

RWJ Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Roadmaps to Health Community Grants program supports collaborations that implement policy or system changes addressing social or economic factors that strongly influence community health outcomes. Factors include education, employment and income, family and social support, and community safety. Up to 20 grants of up to $200,000 each will be awarded.

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