July 13, 2010 E-lert

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July 13, 2010 E-lert 

Today's Highlights

Tuesday promises to be an exciting day packed with special sessions, the Examining Excellence Awards Plenary and the Closing Banquet. There’s a session for everyone today, with topics ranging from leadership and advocacy development to implementing interprofessional education in the classroom, so be sure to check the Official Program Guide for a session that interests you!

Registration and Information Desk
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Spruce, Second Floor

Special Session: Heart Matters in Pharmacy Practice: Faculty Orientation and Training
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Cirrus Room, 35th Floor
The “Heart Matters in Pharmacy Practice” Train the Trainers Faculty Development Special Session is a unique course that explores the psycho-social aspects of care utilizing storytelling, reflection and discernment. The complete course syllabus/manual is available on the AACP Web site in the Curricular Resource Center.

Examining Excellence: 2010 Awards Plenary
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Ballrooms A & B, Second Floor
Join the recipients of the Chalmers, Dawson and Volwiler awards for a candid and engaging discussion of their views on what qualities mark excellence in pharmacy education and research.

Special Session: Nuts and Bolts of Integrating Human Patient Simulation into the Pharm.D. Curriculum
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Aspen, Second Floor
Did you know that the latest issue of Academic Pharmacy Now features the ways in which colleges and schools of pharmacy across the country and utilizing simulations in the education and training of their student pharmacists? This session discusses three important areas of teaching with human patient simulation: cost analysis of HPS, opportunities for interprofessional simulations and HPS scenario development for Pharm.D. curricula.

Special Session: Implementing Interprofessional Education in the Classroom
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Willow B, Second Floor
Realizing the vision of a medical home for every patient, including a smoothly functioning healthcare team, requires implementation of interprofessional education across curricula. This session offers commentaries on such efforts at three universities, with perspectives from the editor of the recent AJPE special section of the topic.

AACP Closing Banquet
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Second Floor
Ticket and Name Badge Required
The AACP Closing Banquet celebrates the Association’s collective accomplishments over the past year and honors the recipients of the Rufus A. Lyman Award and the Distinguished Service Award. Enjoy live music and dancing, be inspired by our award winners, and have fun with old and new friends!

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