July 30, 2012 E-lert

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July 30, 2012 E-lert 

J. Lyle Bootman, Ph.D., Installed 2012-13 AACP President

Dr. Bootman, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the College of Pharmacy at The University of Arizona, accepted the gavel at the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, succeeding Brian L. Crabtree, Pharm.D., of The University of Mississippi.

Stretching the Success of the Annual Meeting

Back from Kissimmee, we’re still talking Annual Meeting! It’s hard to forget an outstanding event with a record-breaking attendance of 1,980. Check out the presentations and handouts now, and look forward to seeing some of the meeting's most memorable moments in photos–to be posted on the Annual Meeting Web site in the coming weeks. Thank you to all the volunteers, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and participants who made Pharmacy Education 2012 a huge success!

Continuing Education Deadline Reminder

Annual Meeting attendees have until Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 5:00 p.m. EDT to receive continuing education (CE) credits by going to the Learning Management System. The LMS will allow you to complete your evaluations, print your statements of credit and maintain a transcript of the continuing education you completed during the meeting. If you have questions regarding your CE, including access code inquiries, please contact the VCU School of Pharmacy at 804-828-3003.  

Support the First-Ever IOM Pharmacy Fellowship

AACP and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy have established a Pharmacy Fellowship as part of the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine Anniversary Fellowship Program. Please consider a pledge to help fund this outstanding opportunity for pharmacy representation within the IOM.

Last Call—Medco Scholars Program Deadline Tomorrow

The Medco Scholars Program provides four scholarships each year to enrolled dual-degree students. The students receive $2,500 per semester for four consecutive semesters, totaling $10,000 over two years. The application deadline has been extended to Tuesday, July 31 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. For application instructions, visit the AACP Web site. Contact: MedcoScholars@aacp.org.

Apply for AACP’s Community Engagement Awards

Are you a candidate for the 2012-13 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award or the AACP Student Community Engaged Service Award, sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals? Submit award applications--online in PDF format--by Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Find more information about all AACP award programs on the AACP Web site. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.

Fall Workshop to Focus on Student Affairs and Experiential Education

Register early (space is limited) to attend the Student Affairs and Experiential Education Workshop, Developing Quality Administrative Practice, Sept. 16-19, at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio. Educational tracks include administration of experiential education; scholarship in your field; and professionalism and student affairs.

Submit New Investigator Award Applications

The AACP New Investigator Program will award up to 18 research seed grants with a maximum of $10,000 to individual faculty members starting their academic careers at U.S. pharmacy schools. For more details and application materials, visit the AACP Web site. A Letter of Intent is due Aug. 15, and applications are due Sept. 17.

Stop by the Virtual Pharmacy School Fair

Is your pharmacy school looking for an efficient way to recruit applicants? If so, all schools are invited to leverage the power of technology to increase applicant numbers through the Virtual Pharmacy School Fair, Oct. 3-4. New schools and those who’ve participated in previous virtual fairs can register by visiting the fair’s Web site. Also check out a free Webinar. Register by Aug. 13 to save $100.

Regional WebAdMIT Trainings Coming Soon

Attention admissions officers: To accommodate the transition to WebAdMIT, our new Web-based admissions software, two regional trainings have been scheduled:

  • Chicago, Ill., Monday and Tuesday, August 13-14
  • San Francisco, Calif., Thursday and Friday, August 23-24

The registration rate for each regional meeting is $275. For more information about these trainings, including hotel and registration information, please visit the AACP Web site.

Deadlines and Reminders        

Medco Scholars Program Applications Due
July 31

WebAdMIT Regional Training-Chicago
Aug. 13-14

Weaver and Student Community Engaged Service Award Applications Due
Aug. 22

WebAdMIT Regional Training-San Francisco
Aug. 23-24

Student Affairs and Experiential Education Workshop
Sept. 16-19

New Investigator Award Applications Due
Sept. 17

2012 Annual Meeting CE Deadline
Sept. 19

Virtual Pharmacy School Fair
Oct. 3-4

Partner Organizations

AARP Public Policy Institute

Federal law requires Medicare Part D prescription drug plans to offer medication therapy management programs to help targeted enrollees avoid drug-related problems and optimize medication benefits. The paper, Medicare Part D’s Medication Therapy Management: Shifting from Neutral to Drive, proposes policy options for demonstrating and increasing MTM's effectiveness within Part D. 

National Academies of Practice

The National Academies of Practice is sponsoring a conference focused on interprofessionalism and public health, Sept. 14-15, at the Intercontinental Cleveland Hotel. Participants will explore the new interprofessional competencies through robust discussions and opportunities to connect across healthcare disciplines. For more information, visit the NAP Web site.

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