June 12, 2009 E-lert

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June 12, 2009 E-lert  

2009 AACP Curricular Change Summit Registration Now Open!

The 2009 AACP Curricular Change Summit will be held Sept. 9-12, 2009 at the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center in Scottsdale, Ariz. Featured keynotes include Drs. Trudy Banta, Judith Boettcher and Kate Dixon. Registration is open and space is limited! College- or school-based teams, with a minimum of three people and maximum of six people, involved in curriculum planning and development are encouraged to participate. The cost per participant is $950 which includes 3-nights accommodations; bellman, luggage and housekeeping gratuities; onsite breakfast, lunch and dinner; refreshment breaks; and a welcome reception. For more information about speakers and registration visit the AACP Web site.

ACPE Appointment Process in 2009

The AACP Board of Directors is seeking candidates for service on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors. AACP President Victor A. Yanchick has asked Council of Deans Chair Patricia D. Kroboth to lead the selection committee which will make their recommendation to the AACP Board of Directors at the Nov. 4-5 meeting. The appointee will observe both the January and June 2010 meetings of ACPE and begin the six-year term in July 2010. Candidates should submit, in hard copy, an original and four copies of the requested materials to AACP no later than close of business Aug. 14, 2009. View the complete call for candidates by visiting the AACP Web site and clicking on Governance, then Board of Directors, Special Projects and Information.

Reunion: Academic Leadership Fellows Program Symposium

One of the ALFP Fellows was an extra in the movie, "Dead Poets Society," one is a former R&B disc jockey and one member of the leadership team does not own an iron OR a toaster! Come discover the hidden talents and secret lives of the Fellows while catching up with your colleagues at a day-long reunion celebrating five years of Academic Leadership Fellows on Saturday, July 18 during the Annual Meeting in Boston, Mass. To participate in this complimentary ALFP Symposium and Alumni Reunion as a qualified invitee, please add a REGISTERED EVENT when you register for the 2009 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars.

Academic Pharmacy Now is in Your Mailbox and Online

Check your mailbox for the April/May/June issue of APN in which you will read about AACP member institutions’ efforts to “go green” in their pharmacy programs, the Association’s prestigious award-winners, and how the Community Pharmacy Foundation is reaching out to academicians to improve community pharmacy and patient care. The next issue will feature the ways in which pharmacy schools are demonstrating their value to surrounding communities and making a positive economic impact. Submit your stories to Rebecca Morgan, AACP director of communications, by June 15.

Deadlines and Reminders        

  • Academic Pharmacy Now Submissions
    June 15, 2009
  • 2009 Annual Meeting Online Registration Deadline
    June 26, 2009
  • Call for ACPE Board of Directors Candidates
    Aug. 14, 2009
  • Curricular Change Summit 
    Sept. 9-12, 2009

 

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