March 5, 2014

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March 5, 2014 

Deadlines and Reminders

Excellence in Assessment Applications Deadline
March 14

HDCC SIG Webinar, Say What?: Communicating with Patients…
March 25

Annual Meeting School Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
March 26

President- and Speaker-elect Candidate Materials Deadline
April 15

New Webinars Upcoming and Available from the HDCC SIG

The next installment of the Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG’s Webinar series, Say What?: Communicating with Patients with Limited English Proficiency and/or Limited Health Literacy, will take place Tuesday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m. EST. For more details, visit the AACP Web site. Previous Webinars, including the recently-recorded Cross-Cultural Communication for Pharmacists: Challenges and Opportunities in Immigrant and Refugee Patient Care are also available.

Waitlist Spots Now Available for the AACP Institute

Registration has sold out for the AACP Institute, CAPE Educational Outcomes 2013, taking place on May 19–21, at The National Conference Center in Leesburg, Va. Teams of 3–5 faculty and preceptors from one institution will gain an understanding of the 2013 CAPE Educational Outcomes as a framework for the development of Doctorate of Pharmacy graduates, and will discover how programs are working toward curricular delivery, mapping and assessment. Visit the AACP Web site for information about getting on the waitlist.

Award for Excellence in Assessment–Deadline Extended

The call for applications for the 2014 Award for Excellence in Pharm.D. Program-Level Assessment is open and submission criteria are available on the AACP Web site. This award recognizes outstanding Doctor of Pharmacy assessment programs for their progress in developing and applying evidence of outcomes as part of the ongoing evaluation and improvement of pharmacy education. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, March 14, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

AACP Seeks Candidates for President- and Speaker-elect

The AACP Nominations Committee seeks candidates interested in the positions of AACP President-elect and Speaker-elect. As specified in the AACP Bylaws, candidates for President-elect in even numbered years must be active members of the Association, who have dean in their current titles. The member elected in this cycle serves a 3-year term on the Board and will assume the office of the President in July 2016.

Additional information on the responsibilities of each position is available by contacting J. Lyle Bootman, Immediate Past President and Chair of the AACP Nominations Committee; Philip M. Hritcko, Speaker of the AACP House of Delegates; or Lucinda Maine, staff liaison to the Nominations Committee. Interested candidates are asked to submit a CV and letter describing their qualifications and experience to Lucinda Maine by Tuesday, April 15.

Submit School Poster Abstracts for the 2014 AACP Annual Meeting

AACP member institutions are called to submit school poster abstracts for the 2014 AACP Annual Meeting school poster session at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. The theme for this year's school posters is "innovations in community engagement." Details for the school poster abstract criteria are available on the AACP Web site. Each institution may submit one abstract on a first come, first served due to space constraints. CEO deans must authorize the abstract's inclusion by signing and returning a verification form by fax or email to Alex Tozer. The deadline to submit school poster abstracts is Wednesday, March 26, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Please contact Melinda Colón with any questions.

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The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education has announced a call for applications, due March 31, for a new Gateway Research Scholarship program for promising pre-professional degree pharmacy students or baccalaureate degree students. Applications for a Pharmacy Faculty Development Fellowship in Community Pharmacy - Medication Adherence and Geriatric Pharmacy are due April 1. To apply, visit the AFPE Web site for more information, or contact Grants Manager Sherri Hunter.

The Genetics/Genomics Competency Center, created by the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH, has added a new section on pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics to their free, online learning materials. For more information, visit the G2C2 Web site.

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