As a reminder, each AACP member institution should submit the 2011-2012 delegation to AACP following your institution's fall elections. Please verify your delegation for the 2012 academic year by reviewing the Delegates of Record. Please submit any changes, via e-mail from the Dean’s office, to Angie Edwards before Nov. 18. The first House of Delegates communication will go to delegates on Nov. 21 and will ONLY be sent to the HOD Delegates of Record.
AACP’s Board of Directors recently approved the formation of a Health Disparities and Cultural Competence Special Interest Group (SIG) and a Leadership Development SIG. The new groups will allow members interested in these two concentrations to discuss them on AACP listservs, enjoy targeted programming and to collaborate with colleagues. Sign up for either of these groups (or both) by simply editing your member profile on the AACP Web site or by contacting Angie Edwards at 703-739-2330 ext. 1035.
Dec. 1 is the deadline for nominations for AACP's top three awards in pharmacy education: Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award, Paul R. Dawson Biotechnology Award and Volwiler Research Achievement Award. Criteria and nomination information can be found on the AACP Web site. Nominations must be submitted online no later than Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Please contact Melinda D. Colón, AACP assistant director of governance programs and meetings, with any questions.
Renew online today to continue receiving the invaluable benefits of an AACP membership. New to members in 2012 will be digital engagement tools such as free Webinars, discussion boards, blogs and wikis, as well as new faculty development and graduate education programs. With more than $1,000 in estimated value, there is no better way to maximize your $100! Online membership renewal is now open for active, affiliate and student members. Visit the AACP Web site to renew by Dec. 31, 2011.
The polls are now open for the 2011 AACP elections. You can vote by visiting our virtual polling place and entering your Member ID and Ballot Control Number. If you have not received this information, please contact Melinda D. Colón. Be sure to check out the Academic Pharmacy Now Special Election Edition for statements by our president-elect nominees, information about the candidates, your membership renewal and a call for award nominations. Voting closes on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Members are invited to submit proposals for 90-minute special educational sessions on topics broadly applicable to contemporary pharmacy education for the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, July 14-18. Proposals that include the perspectives of multiple institutions are encouraged for special session submissions. Innovations developed at one school are appropriate for roundtable discussions. If you are interested in submitting a special session for the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting, please visit the programming submission Web site by Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
While the 2011 American Pharmacy Educator Week has passed, AACP hopes you will find special ways throughout the year to thank your institution’s pharmacy educators for their hard work and dedication as they create the next generation of pharmacists, researchers, scientists and hopefully educators. Don’t forget to send your stories and photos to email@example.com by Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST for inclusion in the Jan/Feb/March 2012 edition of Academic Pharmacy Now.
AACP is seeking candidates for a 3-year term of service on the ASHP Commission on Credentialing (COC). The ASHP COC is the committee responsible for the accreditation of pharmacy residency programs and technician training programs. Candidates should submit both a hard copy and PDF versions of the requested materials to AACP no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Dec. 31, 2011. View the complete call for candidates by visiting the AACP Web site. Questions? Contact Lynette R. Bradley-Baker.
Mark your calendars: online registration for the 2012 AACP Interim Meeting, Teams That Work: Effective Group Leadership in Pharmacy Education, will be opening soon. AACP encourages administrative teams from each college or school to attend. Stay tuned for more information about the meeting, Feb. 11-14 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, Calif.
The call for applications for the 2012 Award for Excellence in Pharm.D. Program-Level Assessment is now 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. Submissions are due Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
The Food and Drug Administration has two new resources regarding over-the-counter medications:
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Founded in 1900, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is a national organization representing the interests of pharmacy education and educators. Comprising all accredited colleges and schools of pharmacy including more than 6,400 faculty, 57,000 students enrolled in professional programs and 5,700 individuals pursuing graduate study, AACP is committed to excellence in pharmacy education.