November 15, 2013

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November 15, 2013 

Health Affairs Features Two Articles on Pharmacy Workforce

The November issue of Health Affairs – “Redesigning the Health Care Workforce” – includes the article, Pharmacists And Technicians Can Enhance Patient Care Even More Once National Policies, Practices, And Priorities Are Aligned, which is co-authored by AACP executive vice president and CEO Lucinda L. Maine, Dean Katherine Knapp and ASHP VP Douglas Scheckelhoff. To read the article in its entirety, visit the AACP Web site. The issue also includes an article co-authored by Marie A. Smith, assistant dean at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and AACP member. The topic was explored at a health policy briefing in Washington, DC on Nov. 14. 

Don’t Wait to Register for the 2014 AACP Interim Meeting

Register today to attend the 2014 AACP Interim Meeting, The I in Leadership, Feb. 8–11 in Arlington, Va. This year’s meeting is dedicated to individual leadership with programming designed to discover opportunities to initiate new partnerships and learn about inspiring innovations emerging within higher education. Visit the AACP Web site to register by Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Members: Remember that in order to take advantage of the discounted Interim Meeting registration rate, please log into the AACP Web site before registering.

Joseph T. DiPiro Stepping Down as AJPE Editor

After more than a decade of service, Joseph T. DiPiro, dean at South Carolina College of Pharmacy, is stepping down as Editor of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. In a letter to AACP leadership, DiPiro says, “it is a great time to pass the reins on to a new editor who can take the Journal through the next big steps.” A formal call for applications for the position of Editor will be announced to AACP membership early next week.

APPE Student Application Deadline Extended

AACP is accepting applications for APPE students who wish to complete a rotation and learn more about association work. Applications for rotations occurring in fall 2014 and spring 2015 are due by Sunday, Dec. 1. Read past student reflections at the AACP APPE student blog and visit the AACP Web site for more information. Contact:

Renew Your Membership Today

AACP has increased the value of individual membership by developing new services and enhancing existing benefits. You’ll continue to benefit from countless resources, programs and opportunities—all designed to promote your professional development. Visit the AACP Web site to see a full list of individual membership benefits and renew your membership today.

Mark Your Calendar for the 2014 Winter IPEC Institute

The next Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute will be held Jan. 12–15, 2014, at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Va. The overall goal is to create faculty champions to enhance interprofessional curricula and student learning experiences in quality improvement and patient safety at the point of care, through team-focused activities designing an institutional-based project. Registration opens Wednesday, Dec. 4. Indicate interest in receiving an alert when registration opens by visiting the IPEC Web site.

Nominate an Outstanding Preceptor at Your School

AACP’s new Master Preceptor Recognition Program seeks to nationally recognize preceptors, who are not full-time employees of a pharmacy school, for their sustained commitment to excellence in experiential education and professional practice. Application materials must be submitted to AACP by Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. EST. For more information, visit the AACP Web site.

Polls Now Open for the 2013 AACP Elections

To help you prepare, the online Guide to Elections, Membership and Awards includes information about all the candidates plus statements by the president-elect nominees. Ballot information has been sent to you via e-mail. Polls will close Monday, Dec. 2, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

2014 AACP Awards Nominations

Help uncover outstanding contributors in teaching and research. Nominate an academic pharmacy colleague for one of AACP’s top three awards: Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award, Paul R. Dawson Biotechnology Award and Volwiler Research Achievement Award. Award recipients will be announced by the AACP Board of Directors in spring 2014 and honored at the 2014 Annual Meeting Awards Plenary in Grapevine, Texas. Criteria and nomination information can be found on the AACP Web site. Nominations must be submitted online no later than Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 11:59 p.m. PST. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.

Scholar-in-Residence Program Applications

Applications for both AACP Scholar-in-Residence programs are due Sunday, Dec. 1. Questions regarding the AACP/AAAS Congressional Fellowship Program, which places mid-career, sabbatical-eligible faculty in Congressional offices, should be directed to William G. Lang. For more information on the Donald C. Brodie AACP Academic Scholar-in-Residence Program, which provides scholars with a sabbatical opportunity to develop, research and analyze public policy on an issue directly related to pharmaceutical education or the pharmacy profession, contact Ruth E. Nemire.

Presidential Summit at the AACP Board of Directors Meeting

While in town for the AACP Board of Directors Meeting, AACP Presidents Peggy Piascik and J. Lyle Bootman ran into 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in time to pose for a photo.

Deadlines and Reminders

APPE Student AACP Rotation Application Deadline
Dec. 1

AACP Scholar-in-Residence Application Deadline
Dec. 1

AACP Online Polls Close
Dec. 2

AACP Awards Nominations Deadline
Dec. 4

IPEC Registration Opens
Dec. 4

Int’l Program Survey System Participation Registration Deadline
Dec. 20

2014 AACP Interim Meeting Registration Deadline
Jan. 22

Master Preceptor Recognition Program Application Deadline
Jan. 31

2014 AACP Interim Meeting
Feb. 8–11


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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in a collaborative project with the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, has issued a request for applications to participate in a research project on the effectiveness of different treatments for uterine fibroids. For more information, visit the AHRQ Web site. Applications due by Dec. 16.

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Incentive Grant cycle. For this cycle, the Foundation will provide special consideration to projects that address one of the following focus areas: diabetes care, pharmacogenomics, medication adherence, collaborative practice agreements and non-traditional point of care testing. Visit the APhA Web site for more information or contact Ryan Burke with any questions.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation’s Pharmacy Residency Expansion Program provides grants to support PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency training at eligible institutions. The deadline to submit applications for the 2014–2015 training year is
Jan. 10, 2014. For more details, visit the ASHP Foundation Web site.

MedBiquitous has issued a call for abstracts for panel presentations and innovation demonstrations at their 2014 Annual Conference, May 19–20, at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. Abstracts are due by Dec. 2. For more information on abstract submission and program information, visit the MedBiquitous Web Site.

Phi Lamda Sigma
The Beta Chi Chapter of the Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society will be hosting a day-long leadership development program on Feb. 8, 2014, in North Charleston, S.C. The registration deadline is Jan. 31, 2014. Visit the South Carolina College of Pharmacy Web site for more information.

The Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute is offering a leadership development program July 9–12, 2014, in Omaha, Neb. Individual and group leadership development topics will be covered. The registration deadline is Dec. 22. Visit the 2014 PLEI Leadership Development Program Web site for more information.

Nominations are now being accepted to serve on the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission, formed through a collaboration between the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. PTAC will serve both boards of directors as the accrediting review committee for pharmacy technician education and training programs. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 10 via the ASHP Web site. For more information, visit the PTAC page of the ASHP Web site.

The University of Southern California is hosting Optimizing Medication Safety and Healthcare Quality: Best Practices & Collaborations from Feb. 20–21, 2014. The conference is designed to highlight successful solutions to improving the quality and safety of medication therapy. For more information, visit the USC Web site or contact Cheryl Stanovic.

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