See you in Texas for Pharmacy Education 2014!Get ready to start connecting and collaborating with Annual Meeting attendees using the Annual Meeting Web event app! You’ll be able to create a personalized schedule, view session speakers and reach out to other meeting attendees in this enhanced online community. Watch your Inbox for a link to download.
One event you’ll want to make sure is on your schedule is the AACP Welcome Reception: Academic Leadership Fellows Program 10th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, July 26, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Attendees can mingle with colleagues and help celebrate ALFP’s past, present and future Fellows. Are you an ALFP alum? Make a contribution to the support the celebration and your cohort could win a $500 resort credit at the Gaylord Texan. Visit the AACP Web site to complete the donation form.
Want to attend the 2014 AACP Annual Meeting but didn’t register online? Don’t worry! Onsite registration will be available during the conference at the Registration and Information Desk, located in the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Prefunction area on Level 3.
Go Beyond Flu Shots with the Geriatric Pharmacy SIGThe first installment of the Geriatric Pharmacy SIG Webinar Series, Beyond Flu Shots: Update on Immunizations for Older Adults, will take place Tuesday, July 22, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. This dynamic Webinar will review the current CDC and CMS vaccination recommendations for elderly patients, as well as discuss some of the new vaccine technologies that are encountered in clinical practice. For more details, visit the AACP Web site.
Submit Soon: New Investigator Award Letters of IntentLetters of intent for the New Investigator Award are due by Noon EDT on Friday, Aug. 1. Information and submission instructions can be found on the AACP Web site. AACP staff will be available to answer questions at the AACP Exhibit Booth during the Annual Meeting, Sunday, July 27, from 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., and Monday, July 28, from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. For questions, please contact us at NIA@aacp.org.
2014 Graduating Student and Faculty Survey DataNational summary reports for the 2014 Graduating Student and Faculty Surveys are now available on the AACP Web site. These surveys are part of AACP’s portfolio of Curriculum Quality Surveys, which are used by colleges and schools of pharmacy to assess curricula and provide data during self-study and accreditation reviews.
Amanda Thomason Named New AJPE Editorial ManagerAACP welcomes Amanda Thomason as editorial manager for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. She brings 14 years of non-profit experience to the Journal and will be working out of the AACP headquarters in Virginia. Amanda can be reached by e-mail or phone at 703-739-2330 ext. 1049.
Google+ Hangout with the Winners of the Script Your Future ChallengeOn Aug. 7, from Noon–1:00 p.m. EDT, join a Google+ Hangout with the winning teams of the 2014 Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge. A student representative will present their team's unique approach to tackling poor adherence in their community. To sign up, visit the dedicated Google+ page. For more information on the team Challenge activities, visit the Script Your Future Web site.
AACP Seeks Input into the ACPE Standards 2016 RevisionThe Board of Directors has appointed a committee comprised of both Board members and members-at-large to collect input regarding the ACPE Standards 2016 revision on behalf of the Association. This survey provides individual members an opportunity to provide comments directly to the committee. The Section and SIG leaders are also providing feedback in a separate survey. Please respond by Monday, Aug. 11, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
Apply for Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service AwardIs your institution is changing your community through service? Have your faculty and students made a positive impact in the neighborhood around your institutions? Let us know by applying for the Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award. Submit your college or school's award applications—online in PDF format—by Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Find more information about all award programs on the AACP Web site. Contact: Melinda D. Colón. Please note: The Student Community Engaged Service Award is under review by AACP, which will change the deadline. Updates will be made to the AACP Web site.
AFPEThe American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education is hosting a continental breakfast at the AACP Annual Meeting for past and present Fellows and Scholars on Monday, July 28 from 6:45 a.m.–8:00 a.m. If you have ever received an AFPE award and would like to attend, please contact Sherri Hunter to RSVP.
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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.