October 15, 2012 E-lert

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October 15, 2012 E-lert 

Save the Date for the 2013 Interim Meeting

The 2013 AACP Interim Meeting, Leadership for Institutional Effectiveness, will be held Feb. 9-12 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Programming will address how your institution can quantify achievement toward its mission, strategic plan and student outcomes. Stay tuned for more information about the meeting including registration dates and a schedule-at-a-glance.

Plan to Attend These Webinars

AACP’s governance groups are hosting two upcoming Webinars:

Also check out the Webinar, Islam and Caring for the Muslim Patient, which was hosted by the Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG, and is now available on our Web site.

First IOM Pharmacy Fellow Named

AACP and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy have pledged $826,000 to the Institute of Medicine to create a permanent two-year pharmacy fellowship. Samuel G. Johnson, Pharm.D., clinical specialist at Kaiser Permanente and clinical instructor at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been selected as the 2012-2014 Anniversary Fellow. The fellowship will enable early career health scientists in the field of pharmacy to gain valuable experience in shaping policies that improve the nation's health. To learn more about the fellowship visit the IOM Web site.

2013 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 2013 and honored at the 2013 Annual Meeting Awards Plenary in Chicago. Criteria and nomination information can be found on the AACP Web site. Nominations must be submitted online no later than Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.

Deadlines and Reminders        

IPEC Institute
Oct. 15-17

2012 American Pharmacy Educator Week
Oct. 22-26

Graduate Education SIG Webinar
Oct. 24

AACP APPE Applications Due
Nov. 1

Experiential Education Section Webinar
Nov. 5

Chalmers, Dawson and Volwiler Applications Due
Dec. 5

2013 Interim Meeting, Puerto Rico
Feb. 9-12

Partner Organizations

Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics (JCPT)
The Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics is seeking submissions. For more information and to view the types of papers that are most popular, visit the JCPT Web site.  

International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
The Centennial Congress of FIP, held earlier this month, included a meeting of ministers of health from across the world with a focus on effective medication use and the roles of pharmacists. During the meeting FIP released jointly with WHO an updated report on human resources for health. FIP’s Academic Section, led by Dr. Ralph J. Altiere, dean of the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, held outstanding educational programs at this year’s meeting, which many U.S. deans and faculty attended.

Institute of Medicine (IOM)
The IOM published a discussion paper, Core Principles & Values of Effective Team-Based Health Care, which presents basic principles and personal values that characterize interprofessional team-based care. To read the paper, visit the IOM Web site.

National Council of Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)
The National Council of Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) is celebrating its 27th national “Talk About Prescriptions” Month this October. This year’s TAP Month theme is “Voices Together,” which emphasizes the impact that many voices can have on promoting safe and appropriate medicine use through better communication. More information on TAP Month can be found on the NCPIE Web site.

U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
The USP 2013-2014 Fellowship Awards Program promotes research in areas relating to standards for medicines, foods and dietary supplements. Since the inception of the program in 1981, USP has invested nearly $4 million in more than 200 fellowship awards. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2013. For more information, visit the USP Web site.

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