June 15, 2011 E-lert

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June 15, 2011 E-lert 

Register Online by June 22 for the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting!

Online registration for the 2011 Annual Meeting ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, which means there is still time to take advantage of the Annual Meeting Value Package! This special opportunity is an exciting addition to this year’s meeting, which offers our attendees valuable benefits including:

  • Recorded educational sessions with audio synched to PowerPoint™ presentations.
  • Access to the Online Learning Center for your year-round content and professional development.
  • The ability to listen to the sessions in MP3 format on your mobile device for education on-the-go.

Sign-Up Today for the Partnership for Patients Program!

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMI) partnered with the National Quality Forum (NQF) to present a series of Webinars about the Partnership for Patients (P4P) program. The P4P program is focused on improving patient safety, particularly in the inpatient setting and at care transitions. To understand how pharmacy faculty can participate with community-based organizations such as Area Agencies on Aging to improve care coordination at transition of care points, register for the first Webinar on June 20, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. To sign up to be a P4P participant, visit the P4P Web site. 2011 Annual Meeting attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for the program. Every computer in the Cyber Café at the meeting will be bookmarked to take you directly to the P4P Web site.

Academic Pharmacy Now Call for Stories

AACP requests the submission of stories and photos related to the following topic for the July/August/September edition of Academic Pharmacy Now:

  • How have faculty at your institution advanced the quality of pharmacy and the effectiveness of practice through a Practiced Based Research Network (PBRN)?

Submit stories and photos, along with captions, to Rebecca M. Morgan, AACP director of communications, by Friday, July 15, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

AACP Student Community Engaged Service Awards Deadline

AACP is looking to award four outstanding, student-led community engagement projects. The deadline to submit applications is Aug. 1, 2011. Projects should focus on relating to Healthy People 2020 goals, expanding access to services for special or underserved populations and fostering increased participation of student pharmacists in community-engaged service learning. E-mail applications to Melinda D. Colón, AACP assistant director of governance programs and meetings, by 11:59 p.m. PDT on Aug. 1, 2011.

ACPE Appointment Process in 2011

The AACP Board of Directors is seeking candidates for service on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors. AACP President Rodney A. Carter is leading the selection committee, which will make their recommendation to the AACP Board of Directors at the November meeting. The appointee will observe both the January and June 2012 meetings of ACPE and will begin the six-year term in July 2012. Candidates should submit, both a hard copy and PDF versions of the requested materials to AACP no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. View the complete call for candidates by visiting the AACP Web site.

Save the Date for National Conference of State Legislatures

Each year at the annual meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the Alliance for Pharmacist-Provided Patient Care demonstrates the role of the pharmacist in patient care to legislators and meeting attendees by demonstrating clinical pharmacy counseling and services. The Alliance will exhibit during the NCSL legislative meeting, Aug. 8-11 in San Antonio, Texas, and volunteer recruitment will open soon. For more information about the Alliance, please contact S. Whitney Zatzkin.

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AMCP

The Academy for Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) has two new publications available online: Pharmacists as Vital Members of Accountable Care Organizations: Illustrating the Important Role That Pharmacists Play on Health Care Teams, which illustrates the role of pharmacists in accountable care organizations and is available on the AMCP Web site; and the AMCP HIT Primer that provides an overview of today’s health information technology landscape. The Primer is also available on the AMCP Web site.

Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural & Minority Medicine

On Aug. 22, 2011, The Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural & Minority Medicine (IAMMM) will convene the Martin Luther King Jr. Health Equity Summit, a two-day conference at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Summit, of which AACP is a collaborative partner, is an evaluative experience with world-class leaders in healthcare delivery and health disparity research and will present compelling results-driven models, progress reports and future mandates. To register, please visit the IAMMM Web site.

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