March 1, 2013 E-lert

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March 1, 2013 E-lert 

Join AACP at the 2013 APhA Annual Meeting

As part of AACP’s continuing commitment to make academic careers more visible, we will be exhibiting at the 2013 APhA Annual Meeting. We invite faculty or staff that will be attending the meeting to assist us at our booth to help promote academic careers to potential educators. The exhibitor hours are below:

  • March 1—7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • March 2—11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • March 3—11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • March 4—11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Support the First-Ever IOM Pharmacy Fellowship

Last year, AACP, ACCP and President J. Lyle Bootman, Ph.D., announced a newly created IOM Pharmacy Fellowship. Samuel G. Johnson, clinical instructor at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and clinical pharmacy specialist at Kaiser Permanente Colorado in Denver, has been selected as the 2012-2014 Anniversary Fellow. The pharmacy academy and the wider pharmacy community are now making a significant impact on the work of the esteemed Institute of Medicine through this fellowship. Please consider a pledge to help fund this outstanding opportunity for pharmacy representation within the IOM.

Interim Meeting Presentations Available Online

Didn’t get a chance to attend the 2013 Interim Meeting in Puerto Rico? AACP’s Web site is home to the presentations and handouts given at this year’s meeting. AACP would like to thank all of the meeting attendees and our sponsors, which includes the NACDS Foundation, the University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy, Kaplan Test Prep, Merck and the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau, for making the 2013 Interim Meeting a tremendous success. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago, July 13-17, for the 2013 Annual Meeting. Registration is expected to open in April.

Plan to Attend These Webinars

AACP’s governance groups are hosting two upcoming Webinars:

Didn’t have a chance to attend the Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG Patient Assistance Programs Webinar? Now you can view it online

Register Your Team for the AACP Institute

Online registration is now open for the 2013 AACP Institute, Teaching Essentials: Building a Foundation for Student Learning, Constructing Assessments, and Effective Teaching. The Institute has been designed to provide teams of beginning pharmacy educators, with an experienced faculty member as the team leader, a foundation and practical application of fundamental teaching principles to take back and share with colleagues at their home institutions. The Institute will be held May 20-22 at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Va. Registration is open until Wednesday, April 17, or until full. Space is limited. Contact: Karna M. Mapes.

Profile of Pharmacy Faculty Available Online

AACP members can now access the 2012-13 Profile of Pharmacy Faculty, which contains important demographics about pharmacy educators, including information about faculty by discipline, as well as data about salary, tenure and rank. To read the members-only digital publication, visit the AACP Web site. To purchase a copy, visit the AACP store at

Call for Committee Volunteers

Dr. Peggy Piascik, AACP president-elect, is seeking volunteers to serve on AACP standing, awards selection and other committees. During her presidential year, Piascik will be focusing AACP’s efforts on innovations in the following areas: admissions and models of learning, practice and scholarship. If you are interested in serving on an AACP Committee during the 2013–2014 academic year, please submit your request via the form located on the AACP Web site by March 27 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

2013 Annual Meeting School Poster Abstracts—Deadline is March 27

AACP invites member institutions to submit school poster abstracts for the 2013 Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. New this year: School posters will be displayed on Saturday, July 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Presenters are encouraged to be at their posters from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The theme for this year’s school poster session is innovations for education. Each institution may submit one abstract. The CEO dean must authorize the abstract's inclusion by signing and returning a verification form. Details about the school poster abstract criteria are available on the AACP Web site. Abstracts must be submitted online by Wednesday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

AACP Welcomes Kyle Bagin to the Staff

Kyle Bagin joined the AACP staff on February 25 as communications assistant. He will provide editorial and administrative support for member benefits such as Academic Pharmacy Now magazine and E-lert. Previously, Kyle served as communication coordinator at the National School Public Relations Association. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland and studied at London Metropolitan University and Birkbeck College. He can be reached by e-mail or at 703-739-2330 ext. 1036.

New AACP/FMI Foundation Grant Opportunity

AACP and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation have collaborated to provide grant funding for small conceptualization practice model activities involving pharmacists and nutrition professionals in food retail establishments. Application and other information is available on the AACP Web site. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 29 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Contact: Lynette R. Bradley-Baker.

Deadlines and Reminders        

Call for AACP Committee Volunteers Deadline
March 27

2013 Annual Meeting School Poster Abstracts Due
March 27

AACP FMI Foundation Award Deadline
March 29

2013 AACP Institute Registration Closes
April 17

Partner Organizations

The 2013 AAMC Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference is centered on the theme of Distributed Environments: Rethinking the Academic Enterprise. The meeting will be held June 5-7 at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside in Vancouver, Canada. Visit the AAMC Web site to register.

Collaborating Across Borders
CAB IV is the fourth joint conference that links Canada and the United States around the key themes of interprofessional education and interprofessional practice. The meeting, Transformative Change from the Classroom to Practice, will be held June 12-14 in Vancouver, Canada. Visit the CAB Web site to learn more.

IACP Foundation
The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists Foundation is pleased to announce its Spring 2013 Grant Cycle. Complete details about the grant announcement—including the Foundation’s research agenda as well as information about submitting a grant—can be found on the IACP Web site.

IMAHelps is seeking a pharmacist for a medical mission to Peru in August. For more information visit the IMAHelps Web site.

NACDS Foundation
The NACDS Foundation is seeking applications for the second year of the Foundation’s Faculty Scholars Program in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh. Application details are available on the NACDS Foundation Web site and all applications are due March 29.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
New and experienced researchers are invited to attend a free Webinar hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization initiative and the State Health Access Data Center. The Webinar will be conducted on March 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST. Visit the AcademyHealth Web site to register. 

University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Nebraska Medical Center invites you to participate in SHARING THE VISION, a conference for faculty leaders and supporters of student-run clinics for underserved populations. The conference will be held April 19-20 in Omaha, Nebraska. Early-bird registration is open until April 1 and closes on April 12.

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