July 30, 2010 E-lert

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July 30, 2010 E-lert 

Pharmacy Educators Expand Horizons at 2010 Annual Meeting

More than 1,700 members of the Academy convened in Seattle earlier this month to attend highly informative special sessions and hear captivating keynote and science plenary speakers. 2010 Annual Meeting attendees will undoubtedly continue to Expand Our Horizons and shape the future of global healthcare! To relive some of the exciting events at this year’s Annual Meeting, visit AACP’s photo collage.

AACP’s Web site is home to the presentations and handouts given at this year’s Annual Meeting. You can also view the Clinical Reasoning Education: The Science and Craft, the Roles of the Basic Sciences Webinar presented by the Pharmaceutics and Chemistry Sections, as well as the Pathways to Mentoring: Developing Future Faculty Mentors Webinar and the Business Meeting and Sustaining Departments of Pharmacy Practice During Uncertain Economic Times Webinar, both presented by the Pharmacy Practice Section.

2010 AACP Election Result

Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia J. Boyle, director of the Experiential Learning Program and associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, who was installed as the Speaker-elect of the 2011-2013 House of Delegates at the Final Session of the House at the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars.

AACP Community Engagement Awards Finalists Announced

AACP is pleased to announce the finalists for the third year of awards recognizing the importance of community engagement at our institutions. The finalists for the 2011 Transformative Community Service Award are the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, The University of Mississippi and the University of Washington. The finalists for the 2011 AACP Student Community Engaged Service Awards are the University of Southern California, University of the Pacific, University of Colorado Denver, University of Missouri-Kansas City, The University of Oklahoma, University of Southern Nevada, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Awards will be presented at the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars in San Antonio, Texas.

Register Today for the Enhancing Diabetes Care Regional Meeting in Chicago!

Registration is now open for a fifth regional meeting in Chicago, Ill. on Sept. 14 in addition to the meeting in Jackson, Miss. on Aug. 25. Continuing education credit is available for attendees. Registration is $25 and will close at midnight EDT on Sept. 13 for the Chicago meeting and on Aug. 24 for the Jackson meeting. Visit the AACP Web site to register today for both meetings and to learn more about the meeting speakers, hotel information and learning objectives.

University of Southern California School of Pharmacy Dean Pens WSJ Op-Ed

Dr. R. Pete Vanderveen, dean of the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, authored an article in the July 19 edition of the Wall Street Journal in which asserts that giving pharmacists more oversight for patients' medications will help alleviate the burden on physicians. Read it on the WSJ Web site (available for subscribers).

Faces of Change for Pharmacy Practice Videos Available Online

The Council of Deans Successful Practices Taskforce: Innovations in Pharmacy Health Care Education was charged to assemble a set of best practices in course design, practice experiences and/or programs designed to prepare students as future pharmacy practice innovators. The “Faces of Change for Pharmacy Practice Video” submissions can now be viewed on AACP’s YouTube Channel.

ACPE Note-Worthy Practices

Those colleges/schools that have received ACPE recognized Note-Worthy Practices distinctions have been invited to submit them to the Pharmacy Education Assessment Services (PEAS) portion of our Web site. All note-worthy practices are noted in the title of their submission and the specific Standard it pertains to is shown in the description. More note-worthy practices will be added over the next several weeks so continue to check for new additions!

Check Out the Latest Positions on the AACP Online Career Center

Below are just some of the many academic pharmacy positions posted on the AACP Online Career Center:

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FDA

The FDA Office of Women’s Health (FDA OWH) is seeking collaborators to help distribute free, easy-to-read publications for women with diabetes. FDA OWH has just released three new booklets on diabetes medicines, insulin and glucose meters. These booklets list FDA-approved medicines and devices used in diabetes self-management. All of these materials are free and can be ordered in bulk. To download copies, visit the FDA Web site. To order free copies, visit the Federal Citizen Information Center Web site.
National Academies Press

The National Academies Press is launching a project to develop a framework to guide the development of new science education standards. The framework provides an overarching vision of what it means to be proficient in science; it will rest on a view of science as both a body of knowledge and an evidence-based model and theory-building enterprise that continually extends, refines and revises knowledge. The draft of the framework is now available on the National Academies Press Web site. To submit feedback, visit the online survey by Aug. 2.

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