May 15, 2012 E-lert

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May 15, 2012 E-lert 

Take Annual Meeting Programming Home With You

Here's a key benefit of attending the AACP Annual Meeting: As a meeting registrant, you’ll continue learning back at home with free access to all session recordings in the AACP Online Learning Center. Don’t wait to register—early-bird rates expire Wednesday, May 30, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Apply for AACP’s Community Engagement Awards

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012-13 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award and the AACP Student Community Engaged Service Award, sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Both award applications must be submitted online in PDF format by Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. More information about all AACP award programs can be found on the AACP Web site. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.

Share Your Fellowship and Sabbatical Experiences With AACP

Have you participated in a faculty fellowship, sabbatical or other enrichment opportunity through institution-supported time away from your home campus? AACP seeks faculty members to share their fellowship or sabbatical experience(s) to help us prepare for a session at the Annual Meeting. To submit your experience for consideration, please fill out this form. Contact: Whitney Zatzkin. Submissions are due by Friday, June 8. 

Donald C. Brodie Scholar-in-Residence Announced

AACP is pleased to announce Dr. Kenneth A. Skau as AACP's next Donald C. Brodie Scholar-in-Residence. Skau is a professor of pharmacology at the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati. His project will examine teaching methods, specifically current practices of reflective learning in colleges and schools of pharmacy. 

AAMC Calls for Submissions and Associate Editor Applicants for Interprofessional Learning

The Association of American Medical Colleges, in collaboration with AACP, announces a call for submissions for competency-based learning and assessment resources to advance interprofessional education (IPE). Fifteen applicants will receive resource development awards of $2,000 to accelerate content refinement in preparation for formal submission and peer-review to a new collection of IPE resources on MedEdPORTAL. Application deadline: Friday, May 25 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. AAMC also is seeking Associate Editor applicants for the IPE section of MedEdPORTAL. For full information, go to the MedEdPORTAL Web site.

Learn More About Medication Adherence at the Annual Meeting

Planning to attend the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting? Then join fellow pharmacy educators at the Medication Adherence Educators Symposium in Kissimmee, Florida on Wednesday, July 18 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. Winners of the Innovative Medication Adherence Educators Challenge, co-hosted by AACP and NCPA, will share their resources and strategies from didactic, laboratory and experiential education. For more information and to register, contact NCPA.

Don’t Forget to Submit Your School’s 2012 Annual Meeting Announcements

1. Teachers of the Year
AACP recognizes outstanding faculty at regular and associate member colleges and schools of pharmacy. The 2012 Teachers of the Year are selected by their institutions and submitted to AACP by their deans. Honorees will be listed in the 2012 Annual Meeting closing banquet program, and those in attendance will be recognized during the banquet and invited to a luncheon. CEO Deans must use the online form to submit the names of nominated individual faculty members.

2. In Memoriam
During the first session of the House of Delegates, AACP will announce the names of our colleagues in the Academy who have passed away since July 2011. Please submit information—including photos, if available—for the In Memoriam announcement. All photos must be in .jpg or .tiff formats with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and maximum image size of 5 MB.

3. Changes in Dean Positions
AACP collects changes in all dean positions (CEO, associate, assistant, interim, etc.). CEO Dean updates are announced at the first session of the House of Delegates. All other individuals with new dean responsibilities, including associate and assistant deans, will be acknowledged during the Council of Deans meeting.

All submissions are due Wednesday, May 30 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Please submit one form per teacher, In Memoriam and dean change. Submissions for Teachers of the Year received after this time will not be printed in the banquet program. Contact: Melinda D. Colón at 703-739-2330 ext. 1012.

Deadlines and Reminders        

Interprofessional Resource Development Submissions Due
May 25

AACP Annual Meeting Early-bird Registration Rates Expire
May 30           

Manuscript Proposals for AJPE Special Theme Issue Due
May 30

2012 Teacher of the Year, In Memoriam and Dean Change Announcements Due
May 30

Fellowship and Sabbatical Experiences Due
June 8

AACP Annual Meeting, Pharmacy Education 2012
July 14-18

Medication Adherence Educators Symposium
July 18

Weaver and Student Community Engaged Service Award Applications Due
Aug. 22

Partner Organizations

The Association of American Medical Colleges is hosting its 4th Annual Integrating Quality Meeting, June 7–8, at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. The meeting will have an expanded focus on interprofessional approaches to quality improvement and patient safety across the continuum of health professions education and clinical care in academic health centers. Registration and program details are available through the AAMC IQ Meeting Web site.

AHRQ has issued a call for nominations to serve on the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. Self-nominations are accepted. Visit the Federal Resister Government Printing Office Web site for more information.

AHRQ has released a series of short videos that highlight three clinician research summaries: Comparing Premixed Insulin Analogues to other Type 2 Diabetes Treatments, Caring for Women with Gestational Diabetes, and Treating Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Each video provides a brief overview of the research, including a clinical bottom line, and explains how to get more information.

Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy
The Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP) conducts a role delineation study every five years to reevaluate the scope of geriatric pharmacy practice. To solicit input on this type of practice, the CCGP Role Delineation Survey is available until May 31.

The FDA is requesting nominations for members to serve on its advisory committees. Self-nominations are accepted. Visit the FDA Web site for more information. 

National Council on Patient Information and Education
The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) launched three customized, online educational modules to promote safe use of acetaminophen products. The modules focus on seniors and caregivers, college students and teenagers. Information on the modules can be found at the NCPIE Safe Use of Acetaminophen Campaign.

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