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July 31, 2013 E-lert 

New Investigator Award Letters of Intent Due Soon

Letters of Intent for the 2013-2014 New Investigator Award are due by Friday, Aug. 2, at 12:00 p.m. EDT. All information is gathered online through the “Submit NIA Documents” button on the AACP Web site. Contact: NIA@aacp.org.

Join the Advisory Board for New Master Preceptor Program

Opening this fall, the AACP Master Preceptor Recognition Program is meant to recognize those preceptors who are not employees of the college or school of pharmacy for their sustained commitment to excellence in experiential education and professional practice. The 2013-2014 Advisory Board for this program will be charged with finalizing the program application content and assessment criteria and reviewing the submitted applications. If you are interested in being an advisory board member, please contact Lynette R. Bradley-Baker by Friday, Aug. 16.

Save the Date for Fall IPEC Institute

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative is hosting an introductory IPE faculty development institute Oct. 7-9 in Chicago, Illinois. Registration is scheduled to open early next week. If you are interested in sending a team to this upcoming IPEC Institute, consider assembling your Teams now as registration is anticipated to sell out quickly. For more information, visit the IPEC Web site.

Don’t Forget: Submit Annual Meeting Continuing Education Credits

Annual Meeting attendees can access the Learning Management System until Wednesday, Sept. 18, to submit their Continuing Education credits. Presenters announced the Event Code at the conclusion of their presentations during the meeting. For log-in instructions, please refer to the AACP Official Program Guide handed out at the meeting. If you have questions regarding your CE from the conference, please contact the VCU School of Pharmacy at 804-828-3003.

AACP Advocacy Committee Opportunities

The AACP Advocacy Committee is searching for experts in the areas of wellness and health promotion, community engagement, and the scholarship of engagement to help develop tools and resources to support the Academy’s advocacy in these areas. To share your expertise and participate in one of three subject-based workgroups, e-mail Will Lang and include your area of interest, a brief description of your expertise, and your contact information by Friday, Aug. 30.

Online Surveys Available Soon for International Programs

Beginning in March 2014, international pharmacy programs will have the opportunity to participate in five of AACP’s annual surveys through the new online survey system. The $1,500 USD participation fee per survey will give institutions access to AACP’s new online survey; AACP customer service support; institutional, peer, and regional/country-specific summary reports; and institutional raw data reports. For more information, visit the AACP Web Site. Questions? Contact Danielle A. Taylor.

Apply for AACP’s Community Engagement Awards

Are you a candidate for the 2013-14 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. 28, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Find more information about all AACP award programs on the AACP Web site. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.

Candidates Needed for ACPE Board of Directors

The AACP Board of Directors is seeking candidates for service on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors. Candidates should submit a single PDF of the requested materials to AACP no later than close of business Tuesday, Sept. 3. View the complete call for candidates, along with additional information about the appointment, by visiting the AACP Web site. 

Deadlines and Reminders

New Investigator Award Letter of Intent Deadline
Aug. 2

Master Preceptor Recognition Program Advisory Board Deadline
Aug. 16

Community Engagement Award Application Deadline
Aug. 28

Advocacy Committee Workgroup Contact Deadline
Aug. 31

ACPE Board of Directors Candidate Submission Deadline
Sept. 3

Annual Meeting Continuing Education Credits Deadline
Sept. 18

IPEC Introductory IPE Faculty Development Institute
Oct. 7–9

Partner Organizations

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Report of the Proceedings at the June 2013 Board of Directors meeting is now available on the ACPE Web site.

The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education is soliciting manuscripts for an upcoming theme issue on faculty development. For submission guidelines, visit the AACP Web site. Authors are encouraged to submit a 1-2 paragraph abstract of their manuscript proposal by Sept. 1, to Guest Editor Stuart T. Haines at shaines@rx.umaryland.edu.

Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research
Supported by a grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation, faculty from all pharmacy schools will be able to use the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research's educational tool, "Understanding Distribution" to teach pharmacy undergraduate, graduate and business majors about the pharmaceutical supply chain. For more details, visit the Center's Web site. Interested faculty should send an e-mail to Lucinda Maine.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking candidates for the second cohort of HHSEntrepreneurs. The application deadline is Aug. 16. The application Web page includes eligibility criteria and additional information regarding this opportunity to influence healthcare policy and innovation.

The Institute of Medicine recently released Best Care at Lower Cost, a comprehensive look at the nation's healthcare issues and challenges. The report contains updated insight into quality of care and chronicles the challenges of healthcare’s growing complexity, cost and waste, while identifying some $750 billion in unnecessary expenditures annually and reviewing opportunities for continuous learning and improvement. Visit the IOM Web site for more details.

Journal of Interprofessional Care
The Journal of Interprofessional Care has issued a call for papers for a special themed issue on interprofessional practice, education and informatics. The full call for papers is available on its Web site.

The National Community Pharmacists Association recently released a national report card on medication adherence in America. The report card shows how frequently during the past year patients failed to fill or refill a prescription, missed a dose, stopped taking a medication early and more.

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