Are you attending the 2011 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.? Then plan to join AACP’s new Chief Science Officer, Dr. Vincent Lau, for an informational breakfast on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 at 7:00 a.m. in Room 155 of the Washington Convention Center. AACP will also be seeking volunteers for a focus group to be held on Oct. 24, 2011 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 210 of the Washington Convention Center. Come share your thoughts and ideas over lunch about how AACP can meet your needs as basic sciences faculty.
The 2011 Academic Pharmacy Now Special Election Edition is available by visiting the AACP Web site. Read statements by our president-elect nominees and learn more about the candidates, your membership renewal and a call for award nominations. On Nov. 1, AACP members will receive an e-mail message with their secure password and a link to the Virtual Polling Place. Polls open Nov. 1 and close Dec. 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
AACP will provide opportunities for student pharmacists to learn the operations of the national association involved in academic pharmacy. The rotation schedule will be 4-6 weeks and is available September – April. No students will be accepted for the month of December. The rotation is intended to be an APPE elective opportunity for a college or school of pharmacy's experiential program. Requests to participate should be coordinated by the student through the experiential coordinator of the college or school of pharmacy. For more information visit the AACP Web site. AACP will accept applications until Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 5:00 p.m. EDT. Questions? Contact Jennifer L. Athay.
AACP members can access the 2012-2013 Pharmacy School Admission Requirements guidebook by visiting the AACP Web site. The publication provides the most up-to-date information about each pharmacy institution, including specifics about admission requirements, selection factors and educational costs for students entering pharmacy school in fall 2012. Print copies can be purchased for $35.00 by visiting www.lulu.com/aacp.
AACP is gearing up to kick off the third annual American Pharmacy Educator Week, Oct. 23-29, 2011. How will your college or school of pharmacy celebrate this special week? Send your American Pharmacy Educator Week stories and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST for inclusion in the Jan/Feb/March 2012 edition of Academic Pharmacy Now. If you would like additional toolkit items, many are available for download on AACP’s Web site.
The 2012 AACP Interim Meeting, Teams That Work: Effective Group Leadership in Pharmacy Education, will be held Feb. 11-14 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, Calif. The meeting has targeted programming for both deans and department chairs. Stay tuned for more information about the meeting including registration dates and a schedule-at-a-glance.
APhAThe APhA Education Department has released the new CPE accredited program intended to help pharmacists, student pharmacists and educators to improve use of preventive health services. Visit the APhA Web site to learn more.
PCORIThe PCORI Pilot Project Grants Program is looking for patients, scientists and stakeholders, such as caregivers and healthcare clinicians to participate in merit reviews. All chosen reviewers will be required to attend a one-day review group meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss applications. The meeting will be held sometime between Feb. 13-24 and attendees will receive an honorarium of $200. Travel expenses will be provided. To learn more, visit the PCORI Request for Applications for Stakeholder Reviewers Web site and the PCORI Request for Application for Scientific Reviewers Web site.
University of FloridaMEDISCA and the University of Florida College of Pharmacy launched the second annual Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition (SPCC). This nationwide event provides an educational experience for the student pharmacist and increases their exposure to the pharmacy compounding industry overall. Local competitions will be held from October 2011 through January 2012. The national championships are March 17-18, 2012 at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. For more information, e-mail SPCC.
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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.