November 27, 2013

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November 27, 2013 

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

Membership Renewal Deadline
Dec. 31

AJPE Editor Application Submission Deadline
Jan. 15

2014 AACP Interim Meeting Registration Deadline
Jan. 22

Master Preceptor Recognition Program Application Deadline
Jan. 31

2014 AACP Interim Meeting
Feb. 8–11

Annual Meeting Research/Education Poster Abstracts Deadline
Feb. 19

Annual Meeting Roundtable Discussion Topics Deadline
Feb. 26

Call for Annual Meeting Research/Education Poster Abstracts

The Council of Sections invites AACP members to submit research and education poster abstracts for the 2014 AACP Annual Meeting Poster Session on Sunday, July 27, and Monday, July 28, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for the 2014 Annual Meeting, it must be submitted online via the AACP submission Web site by Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 11:59 p.m. PST. More information is available on the AACP Web site.

Call for Annual Meeting Roundtable Discussion Topics

Members are invited to submit topics for the three, one-hour roundtable discussion sessions on July 27–29 during the 2014 AACP Annual Meeting. Roundtables are informal discussions of pressing current topics important to the Academy. They provide a venue to both share and learn from educators from other colleges and schools of pharmacy. More information can be found on the AACP Web site. Please submit your topic online by 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

New AACP Special Interest Group

AACP’s Board of Directors recently approved the formation of a Minority Faculty Special Interest Group (SIG). The new group will allow members to discuss topics of interest related to the mission on SIG’s listserv, enjoy targeted programming and collaborate with colleagues. Sign up for this group by simply editing your member profile on the AACP Web site or by contacting Angie Edwards at 703-739-2330 ext. 1035.

Registration Opening Soon 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. Registration opens Wednesday, Dec. 4. Teams of 3-5 must include at least one member well-versed in QI/PS, one member representing an IPEC profession and one member who is in a position to affect curricular changes at the home institution. For more information visit the IPEC Web site.

Last Chance: Apply for APPE Student Rotation

AACP is accepting applications until Sunday, Dec. 1, for APPE students who wish to complete a rotation and learn more about association work. Visit the AACP Web site for more information. Contact:

Interested in Scholar-in-Residence Programs?

Applications for both AACP Scholar-in-Residence programs are due Sunday, Dec. 1. The AACP/AAAS Congressional Fellowship Program places mid-career, sabbatical-eligible faculty in Congressional offices and the Donald C. Brodie AACP Academic Scholar-in-Residence Program 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.

2013 AACP Elections End Dec. 2

Don’t forget to check out the online Guide to Elections, Membership and Awards, which 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

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. More 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.

AJPE is Looking for its Next Editor

AACP invites applications for the position of editor of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 15, 2014, or until the position is filled. View the complete position description and submission details on the AACP Web site.

AACP Welcomes Brendan Bailey to the Staff

Brendan Bailey joined AACP on Nov. 19 as policy and professional affairs coordinator. Brendan joined us from the North Carolina House of Representatives where he served as legislative assistant to Representative Rayne Brown. Previous related experience includes internships with The Downey McGrath Group and Van Scoyoc Associates in Washington DC, as well as a stint as field marshall for NC Victory. Brendan holds a B.A. in history from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. He can be reached by e-mail or at 703-739-2330 ext. 1023.

Make Your Mark in Pharmacy Education

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 Interim Meeting Web site for more information. Online registration is open through Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

It’s Time to Renew Your Membership

AACP has made investments in all areas of member service to provide an even larger and richer collection of programming, resources and professional development opportunities.  Visit the AACP Web site to see a full list of individual membership benefits and renew your membership by Dec. 31.

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.

Partner Organizations

Khan Academy
Khan Academy, in collaboration with the Jonas Center and American Association of Colleges of Nursing, is organizing an instructional video competition for future health educators. Participants will create video lessons and accompanying questions on a chosen topic. Winners will be invited to an exclusive week-long training program with Khan Academy educators. Submissions will be accepted until winners are chosen or by Jan. 17, 2014. For more details, visit the Khan Academy Web site.

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, including an updated agenda, visit the USC Web site or contact Cheryl Stanovic.

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