The 2010 AACP Interim Meeting, Patient-centered, Team-based Care: Setting the Standard, will offer attendees the opportunity to contemplate a healthcare system reorganized around a commitment to interprofessional education in which graduates make contributions to patient care that are collaborative and patient-centered. You won’t want to miss this exciting and innovative conference being held Feb. 7-10 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. Register today by visiting the 2010 AACP Interim Meeting Web site.
Recognizing the desire among the AACP membership for the sharing of approaches and ideas, coupled with current issues and challenges related to primary care practice settings and substance abuse and chemical dependency programs, AACP seeks to prepare a compilation of “successful practices” in these areas. The Association will compile and disseminate descriptions of your successful practices highlighting innovative programs, processes, procedures and systems. Guidelines for successful practice descriptions are available on the AACP Web site and should be e-mailed to Whitney Zatzkin by Jan. 25, 2010. Please limit each description to no more than two pages.
The last day to renew your membership is Jan. 31, 2010. As a member, you know all the great benefits, services and opportunities you receive from your membership: achievement awards, publications, research grants, curriculum resources and leadership development programs. To ensure these benefits continue, visit the AACP Web site today to renew your membership online.
The Council of Sections (COS) invites AACP members to submit educational and scientific research poster abstracts for the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting Poster Session on Sunday, July 11 and Monday, July 12 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers in Seattle, Wash. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars, it must be submitted online via the AACP submission Web site by Tuesday, Feb. 16. More information is available on the AACP Web site.
The 2010 American Pharmacy Educator Week is Oct. 24-30 and AACP plans to once again share your institution’s legacy of discovery with future pharmacy educators. What major breakthroughs have taken place at your institution that impact science and patient care? AACP is requesting new information on any significant outcomes of faculty research at your institution that will be displayed on decals posted in school hallways. For more information, visit the AACP Web site. Please submit all discoveries to Rebecca M. Morgan by April 1, 2010.
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. The program is in its sixth year with 170 Fellows representing 77 colleges and schools of pharmacy having participated. Nomination and application materials are available on the AACP Web site. Up to 30 Fellows will be selected to participate in 2010-11. The application deadline is March 5, 2010. For questions about the program contact Dr. Kenneth W. Miller or Dr. Arlene A. Flynn.
Rodney A. Carter, AACP President-elect, is seeking volunteers to serve on AACP standing, awards selection and other committees. During his presidential year, Dr. Carter will be focusing AACP's efforts on closing the strategic gaps we face in pharmacy education and practice. These include the student professionalization gap, the gap between our graduates’ preparation and the practice realities many encounter, and the critical gap in consumer and other health professionals’ appreciation of the contemporary role of the pharmacist. If you are interested in serving on an AACP Committee during the 2010-2011 academic year, please submit your request on the AACP Web site by Wednesday, March 17. You must be a member of AACP to serve on a committee. Please contact Melinda D. Colón with any questions.
AACP has teamed up once again with the Case Management Society of America and Auburn University to offer pharmacy educators an innovative workshop, the Auburn University Motivational Interviewing Training Institute (AU MITI). The workshop focuses on specialized pharmacist communication skills for helping patients decide to make life-long health behavior changes (through addressing patient ambivalence and resistance) and identifying the patient's core motivational issues. Four workshops will be held in 2010: Feb. 26-28, April 30-May 2, July 30-Aug. 1 and Oct. 8-10. Be sure to take advantage of early-bird discounts on the Institute tuition. To learn more about the Institute and register, visit the workshop Web site.
The following funding opportunities are available through AHRQ:
The following funding opportunities are available through NIH:
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
ONC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services publish a definition of “meaningful use.” Comments from the public requested via the U.S. Health and Human Services Web site.
APTR is recruiting pharmacy students to apply for the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program. The program brings interested pharmacy and other health professions students to Washington, D.C. for a 3-day symposium to introduce them to public health and to guide them in the execution of a health promotion project at their home institutions. To apply, visit the APTR Web site. The application deadline is Feb. 8, 2010.
NCPA is offering the following opportunities for student pharmacists: NCPA 2011 Summer Internship, NCPA 2010-2011 Executive Residency in Association Management and NCPA 2010-2011 Elective Rotations in Association Management. To find out more about these programs, including applications, please visit the NCPA Web site. Questions? Contact Afton Yurkon, associate director of student affairs, at 703-838-2696. Applications for the summer internship and residency must be postmarked by Jan. 15, 2010.
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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.