March 5, 2010 E-lert

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March 5, 2010 E-lert 

Register Today for the 2010 AACP Institute

As a follow-up to the AACP Curricular Change Summit, the 2010 AACP Institute, Active Learning and the Pedagogical Change, will focus on evidence-based strategies for active learning to promote critical thinking and problem solving. This hands-on program will emphasize pedagogy that takes into consideration the new generation of learners. The Institute will feature the following outstanding speakers: Zubin Austin, Ph.D., Melissa S. Medina, Ed.D., Patrick T. Jackson, Ph.D., and Sarah Miller, M.S. Space is limited. To learn more about the speakers and register by April 22, 2010, visit the 2010 Institute Web site.

2009 National Pharmacist Workforce Survey Results Now Available Online

The latest results from the Pharmacy Manpower Project’s 2009 National Pharmacist Workforce Survey are available on the AACP Web site. The study’s findings indicate shifts in the pharmacy profession toward more patient care and also provide insight into how the nation’s current economic situation has influenced the dynamics of the U.S. pharmacy workforce. Also included on the AACP Web site is an Executive Summary and additional visual data.

Academic Pharmacy Now Call for Stories

AACP requests stories on two topics for the April/May/June issue of our quarterly magazine: 1) what are some of the ways in which your pharmacy school is utilizing simulations in the education and training of student pharmacists and 2) what are your pharmacy faculty doing to promote the role of the pharmacist and health professions educator in the patient-centered medical home discussion. Please submit your stories to Rebecca M. Morgan, AACP director of communications, by April 15, 2010.

AACP Election Nominations

AACP seeks qualified candidates for two important elected positions: AACP President-elect for 2011-2012 and Speaker of the House for 2011-2013. AACP bylaws require the rotation between a dean and a faculty pairing for president on alternate years, and this year we seek interest for President-elect nominees from individuals who are deans, associate or assistant deans, or equivalent administrative titles. Interested candidates may obtain more information by contacting Dr. Victor A. Yanchick, chair of the AACP Nominating Committee, or Dr. Lucinda L. Maine.

Election of Speaker-elect will occur in Seattle during the 2010 Annual Meeting. The Speaker-elect serves one year (non-board position) prior to assuming the duties of Speaker in July 2011. He/she will preside over the 2012 and 2013 House of Delegates. For more information, please contact Dr. John A. Pieper, Speaker of the House, or Dr. Lucinda L. Maine.

Interested candidates for both positions should submit a letter of intent, not exceeding two pages, and curriculum vitae to Melinda D. Colón by May 1, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Visit AACP Booth 461 at APhA 2010 Annual Meeting

AACP will be hosting a booth at the APhA 2010 Annual Meeting and Exposition, March 12-15. The purpose of the booth is to encourage individuals outside of the Academy to consider careers in academic pharmacy. If you have any faculty or staff that are attending, and would be interested in sharing the joy and excitement of an academic career with potential educators, we would be honored to have you join us. We hope to see you in Washington, D.C.!

Record Number of Abstract Submissions for 2010 Annual Meeting

AACP received 599 abstract submissions for the 2010 Annual Meeting in Seattle – a new record! Reviews are being conducted and notifications will be sent out in mid-April. Given the record number of submissions, AACP anticipates having three poster sessions at the meeting with a session on Sunday afternoon and two on Monday morning. Also, AACP received more than 70 special session proposals – the second largest to date! Notifications for special session proposals will be sent to the session coordinators by mid-March.

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2010 AACP Elections Result

Congratulations to Dr. Shane P. Desselle, 2010-2011 Chair-elect of the Council of Sections. To view the complete election results, visit the AACP Web site.

AACP Online Career Center Helpful Tip #2

To view all academic positions by employer, click on the link Browse Pharmacy Jobs by Employer. A list of all academic employers will appear from which you can select to see their available positions. This is a useful breakdown of what universities are posting positions and how many jobs are available at that institution. Check out the latest positions available on the AACP Online Career Center:

To post a position, simply e-mail Maureen Thielemans for instructions.

Deadlines and Reminders        

  • Volunteer for AACP Committees
    March 17, 2010
  • 2010 Annual Meeting School Poster Abstracts due
    March 24, 2010
  • American Pharmacy Educator Week Discoveries due
    April 1, 2010  
  • Academic Pharmacy Now Simulations Stories due
    April 15, 2010
  • AACP Institute Registration Deadline
    April 22, 2010
  • President-elect and Speaker of the House Nominations due
    May 1, 2010

Partner Organizations


Learn about the latest developments in the techniques and processes vital for the successful conduct of clinical and translational science by attending the 2010 Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting, April 5-7, 2010 in Washington, D.C. A joint meeting of the Association for Clinical Research Training (ACRT) and the Society for Clinical and Translational Science (SCTS), the scientific program brings together the spectrum of research united by clinical and translational science. To register, visit the conference Web site.


AHRQ announces the following opportunities:

  • Registration is now open for the 2010 AHRQ PBRN Annual Research Conference, June 16-18, 2010. Academy members involved in PBRN research efforts or those with an interest in learning more about PBRN-related activities will benefit from attending this conference. The deadline to register is May 28, 2010.

  • A series of multiple Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts (multiple award master task order contracts) will be issued on a Full and Open Competition basis. (Therefore the size standard of $7.0 million does not apply). It is estimated the RFP will be issued on or about March 8, 2010 with proposals due approximately seven weeks thereafter. Awards are expected on or about July 19, 2010. To learn more, visit the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce that a second Part D Data Symposium will be held March 18, 2010. Located at CMS in Baltimore, Md., the conference will consist of educational sessions dealing with Part D research and outcomes presentations from both CMS and industry experts. To register, visit the CMS Web site. Questions? E-mail CMS with “Part D Symposium Question” in the subject line.


The following funding opportunities are available through ASHP:

  • With support from CSL Biotherapies, the ASHP Foundation is offering Immunization Demonstration Grants for demonstration projects that focus on the pharmacist’s role in promoting vaccination against seasonal influenza. Applications are available on the Foundation’s Web site. The deadline to apply is April 16, 2010. 
  • The Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety is sponsored by the Cardinal Health Foundation and recognizes hospitals and health systems for outstanding medication-use safety initiatives, made through a pharmacist-led multidisciplinary team. Visit the Foundation’s Web site for an application and instructions. The deadline to apply is April 29, 2010.
  • The ASHP Foundation is accepting applications for the 2010 Federal Services Junior Investigator Research Grant Program, which supports practice-based research that focuses on optimization of chronic medication use in patients greater than 60 years of age conducted by pharmacist new investigators. Applications and more information are available on the Foundation’s Web site. The deadline to apply is May 7, 2010.

On Feb. 14, 2010, new Truth in Lending Act (TILA) disclosure requirements on private education loans took effect. NASFAA has provided customizable disclosure forms in PDF format that schools may use for their institutional and non-Title IV federal loans. The customizable disclosure forms were developed by creating interactive fields within the Federal Reserve Board's model disclosure forms. Visit the
NASFAA Web site for more information.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites attendees to join national experts, researchers, policymakers and colleagues at the 2010 NIDA Blending Addiction Science and Practice: Evidence-Based Treatment and Prevention in Diverse Populations and Settings Conference, April 22-23, 2010 in Albuquerque, N.M. The conference has reached its capacity, however, names are being placed on a wait list. To add your name, visit the conference Web site.


Join the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) and other organizations in Kansas City, Mo., June 16-18, 2010 for the 2010 Medication Use in Rural America Conference. The conference will describe and discuss medication-related issues affecting rural communities and engage a broad audience of rural stakeholders and decision makers to discuss challenges and solutions related to practice, research, education and policy related to medication use in rural communities. To register, visit the NRHA Web site.

State Attorneys General

The Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Grant Program directed and overseen by a Special Committee of State Attorneys General is now soliciting grant applications from academic institutions, nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)(3) status with expertise and experience in health-related or consumer protection issues, government agencies and collaborations of any of the above for grants to promote evidence-based prescribing nationwide. The Special Committee anticipates that it will make up to six grants, ranging from $500,000 to $12,000,000. The deadline for submitting grant applications is June 3, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. To learn more, visit the grant program Web site.


Participate in the standards-setting process by submitting comments on proposed revisions to General Chapter <1163> Quality Assurance in Pharmaceutical Compounding which appears in the January-February 2010 edition of Pharmacopeial Forum (PF). The revisions have been posted on the USP Web site. For more details and to submit comments, visit the USP Web site. The deadline for comments is April 15, 2010.

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