June 30, 2011 E-lert

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June 30, 2011 E-lert 


See You in San Antonio for the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting!

The world’s pharmacy educators will convene at the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting, Bridges to Our Bright Future, in San Antonio eager to shape the future of global healthcare with exciting programs for assessment, interprofessional education, leadership and management, student affairs and much more. Conference highlights include opening general session keynote speaker Dr. Roberta L. Bondar, Canada’s first woman astronaut aboard NASA’s space shuttle Discovery.

Join us in San Antonio July 9-13 for incredible opportunities for growth and development as pharmacy academia continues to build bridges to our bright future! Don’t forget to receive the latest information about the Annual Meeting by following us on Twitter #AACPAM11. TiPEL SIG Chair Dr. Jeff J. Cain provided members with useful tips on how to tweet about the meeting, which can be found on AACP’s Web site.

AACP Nominee Selected for CMS Advisory Panel

Dr. Miriam A. Mobley Smith, dean of the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy, was selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to serve on the Advisory Panel on Education and Outreach (APOE). The APOE advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services on issues related to education of and outreach to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. More information about the APOE is available on the CMS Web site.

AACP Continues its Participation in Implementing IPE Competencies

AACP joined leaders from five other healthcare profession education associations earlier this month in attending a Leadership Forum focused on “Interprofessional and Team-Based Care for the Future Health Care System.” Partner organizations on the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice recommendations discussed how they can achieve widespread implementation of the interprofessional competencies. The Leadership Forum generated a lengthy list of possible actions the organizations could take to advance the implementation of the competencies.

Pharmacy Colleagues Receive 2011 APhA Foundation Pinnacle Awards

The individuals and organizations receiving recognition on June 27 as recipients of the APhA Foundation Pinnacle Awards have strong connections with pharmacy education. Those receiving honors include:

  • Dr. Melvin F. Baron, University of Southern California – recognized for his unique consumer education and outreach to the Latino community;
  • The Ohio State University/James Cancer Hospital/Solove Research Institute – recognized for their far reaching medication assistance program; and
  • The Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative – recognized for their transformative work in clinical pharmacy service innovation in the safety net environment where many colleges and schools of pharmacy are leaders and partners.

Congratulations to all recipients of these prestigious awards.

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 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 Monday, 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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Last week the Surgeon General released the National Prevention Strategy after consideration of input received through a public comment period that began last year. The development of the strategy was authorized by Section 3026 of the Affordable Care Act. To read the final strategy, visit the HHS 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. AACP is a collaborative partner in the Summit. Members from schools in Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina should seriously consider attending the conference. To register, please visit the IAMMM Web site.

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