January 31, 2012 E-lert

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January 31, 2012 E-lert 

Deadlines and Reminders        

General Announcements

AACP Webinar: USPHS Report to the Surgeon General

On Feb. 9 at 10:00 a.m. EST, AACP will host a Webinar for members to discuss the United States Public Health Service Report to the Surgeon General, Improving Patient and Health System Outcomes through Advanced Pharmacy Practice with RADM Scott Giberson, chief professional officer for Public Health Service Pharmacists and primary author of the report. The Webinar will offer an overview of the report and its recommendations as well as allow for an open discussion of the findings of the report with its author. Please follow these links to access the Report and the Letter of Support from the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin. Advanced registration is required to participate in this discussion and registration will open soon!

Keep Your AACP Membership Active by Renewing Today

Renew online today to continue receiving the invaluable benefits of an AACP membership. In order to submit Annual Meeting special programming, abstracts or school posters you must be an AACP member. Want to receive low registration rates at must-attend meetings, or be eligible for funding sources for research initiatives? Then you must be an AACP member. Visit the AACP Web site to renew.

2012 AACP Interim Meeting Is Right Around the Corner!

Want to attend the 2012 AACP Interim Meeting but didn’t have time to register online? Don’t worry! Onsite registration will be available during the conference. The AACP Registration and Information Desk will be located in the California Ballroom Foyer, Second Floor of the Westin Gaslamp Quarter and open during the following times:

  • Saturday, February 11 – 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 12 – 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 13 – 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 14 – 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Mark Your Calendars for the 2012 IPEC Institute on Interprofessional Education

Join your health professions colleagues for team-based discussions focused on interprofessional education at the 2012 IPEC Institute, May 21–23 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Va. Programming will be anchored in the “Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice,” sponsored by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). Teams will leave with an implementation plan for interprofessional education at their institution. Registration will open on Feb. 15, 2012.

AACP Welcomes New Director of Communications and Marketing

Gerry Romano joined AACP on Jan. 31 as director of communications and marketing. A certified association executive, Gerry brings publishing, public relations and marketing experience from previous roles with several associations, including the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the American Society of Association Executives. She's now a member of ASAE and a volunteer leader with Association Media and Publishing. Gerry graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in journalism. You can reach her at gromano@aacp.org or 703-739-2330 ext. 1010.

Join AACP at 2012 APhA Annual Meeting to Promote Academic Pharmacy

As part of AACP’s continuing commitment to make academic careers more visible, we will again be exhibiting at the 2012 APhA Annual Meeting. We invite faculty or staff that will be attending the meeting to assist us at our booth and promote academic careers to potential educators. The exhibitor hours are below:

  • March 9 – 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (opening reception)
  • March 10 – 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • March 11 – 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • March 12 – 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Contact Maureen Thielemans, communications manager, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1022 to indicate your availability.

AACP Resources

Profile of Pharmacy Faculty Now Available Online

AACP members can now access the 2011-12 Profile of Pharmacy Faculty, which contains important demographics about pharmacy education, including information about faculty by discipline, as well as data about salary, tenure and rank. To read the members-only digital publication, visit the AACP Web site.

Did You Miss the Most Recent AACP Webinar Hosted by the TiPEL SIG?

The Webinar focused on Simulation Based Learning and is available to view by visiting the TiPEL SIG Web site. You can also view any other previously recorded Webinar.

AACP Governance

Call for Council of Faculties Secretary Nominations

Candidates are sought for COF Secretary to serve a 3-year term beginning at the end of the July 2012 Annual Meeting and terminating at the end of the July 2015 Annual Meeting. The Secretary is expected to attend business meetings at the Interim and Annual Meeting to take the minutes and disseminate the minutes through the Council Web site. You may nominate yourself or an eligible colleague. Please e-mail Dr. John A. Bosso a copy of the candidate’s CV and if you are nominating yourself, please also provide a statement indicating why you desire to serve as secretary of the Council by Feb. 14, 2012. For more information visit the AACP Web site.

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,” examining 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 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by 11:59 p.m. PDT.

2012 Annual Meeting

Call for Annual Meeting Educational and Research Poster Abstracts

The Council of Sections (COS) invites AACP members to submit educational and research poster abstracts for the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting Poster Session on Sunday, July 15 and Monday, July 16 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting, it must be submitted online via the AACP submission Web site by Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 11:59 PST. More information is available on the AACP Web site.

2012 AACP Annual Meeting Call for Roundtable Discussion Topics

Members are invited to submit topics for two, one-hour roundtable discussion sessions on July 15-16 during the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting. Roundtables are informal discussions of pressing current topics important to the Academy. They provide a venue to both share with 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. PST on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.

Call for 2012 Annual Meeting School Poster Abstracts – Deadline is 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 Saturday, 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 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

AACP Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships

2012 Award for Excellence in Assessment – Applications Now Being Accepted

Have you advanced the culture of assessment at your academic institution? If so apply today for the 2012 Award for Excellence in Pharm.D. Program-Level Assessment. This award recognizes outstanding Doctor of Pharmacy assessment programs for their progress in developing and applying evidence of outcomes as part of the ongoing evaluation and improvement of pharmacy education. Submissions are due Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Submission criteria are available on the AACP Web site.

Apply Today for the AACP Walmart Scholars Program

The 2012 AACP Walmart Scholars Program will provide $1,000 scholarships for up to 75 student-faculty pairs from AACP member institutions to attend the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, July 14-18. Application materials are available on the AACP Web site and are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. Questions? Contact Jennifer L. Athay.

Take Your Career to the Next Level with the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program

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 materials are now available on the AACP Web site. The application deadline is Friday, March 9, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EST. For questions about the program contact Bradford E. Miller.

AFPE Seeks Applications for its 2012 Fellowships in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) is accepting applications for its 2012 Fellowships in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. Visit the AACP Web site for more information about each fellowship. 

Partner Organizations 


AAMC has issued a call for sessions, posters and ePosters for the 2012 Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference, sponsored by the AAMC Group on Information Resources (GIR). The conference, to be held June 4-6 in Austin, Texas, will focus on how technology is and can assist in organizational change, improving processes and supporting collaborative efforts in medical education, research and clinical service. The submission deadline is Feb. 1, 2012. Information about the conference and submitting a proposal can be accessed at the AAMC Web site.


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a set of curricular modules to help pharmacy faculty integrate health literacy quality improvement into courses, experiential education, and for Pharm.D. thesis or pharmacy residency projects. Advancing Health Literacy Practices through Quality Improvement:  Curricular Modules for Faculty includes four PowerPoint slide sets, over a dozen different activity guides to encourage active learning, and resources to provide faculty and students with background information and references for the topics covered in the curricular modules. For more information about the modules visit the AACP Curricular Resource Center.

AHRQ has created a useful health information Web site, Healthcare 411, which is featured in both English and Spanish. Healthcare 411 is a multimedia “one-stop resource” site for healthcare providers and patients. It contains the latest healthcare news and research findings via videos, articles and podcasts regarding a variety of health topics. Healthcare 411 released podcasts and advice columns related to pharmacy safety, patient safety and healthcare quality.


The APhA Career Pathway Evaluation Program for Pharmacy Professionals is a career planning tool that helps student pharmacists as well as existing practitioners navigate through the career planning process. To assist with the integration of this program into the pharmacy curriculum, a facilitator training program will be held in conjunction with the American Pharmacists Association 2012 Annual Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans, La. from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Please note, registration will be limited to one representative per school and space is limited to the first 30 participants to register. 

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