October 2, 2013

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October 2, 2013 

Join the #Pharmacist Global Tweet-a-Thon Oct. 3

AACP is participating in a global pharmacy tweet-a-thon with other pharmacy organizations on Thursday, Oct. 3. Use the hashtag #Pharmacist and tweet about what pharmacists are doing to help patients, other health professionals and the community. For more information, visit the AACP Web site and follow AACP on Twitter.

AACP Now Accepting APPE Student Applications

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 Friday, Nov. 1. For more information, see past student reflections at the AACP APPE student blog and visit the AACP Web site. Contact: appe@aacp.org.

Call for ASHP COC Candidates

AACP is seeking candidates for a three-year term of service on the ASHP Commission on Credentialing (COC). Candidates should submit both a hard copy and PDF versions of the requested materials to AACP no later than Friday, Oct. 18, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. View the complete call on the AACP Web siteQuestions? Contact Lynette R. Bradley-Baker. 

SYF Medication Adherence Team Challenge Informational Call

An informational call for the Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge in February will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 11:00 a.m. EDT. Sign up for the calls on the SYF Web site. The challenge calls on teams of interprofessional students to engage with their communities in a dialogue about the importance of taking medications as directed for improved health.

Join AACP for Coffee and Cordials at the ACCP Annual Meeting

AACP is hosting an evening of coffee and cordials to celebrate academic pharmacy at the ACCP Annual Meeting, on Monday, Oct. 14, from 9:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m. MDT. Students, faculty and those interested in academic positions are welcome. RSVP is appreciated, but not required, to Katie Owings.

Deadlines and Reminders

SYF Medication Adherence Team Challenge Info Call (1/2)
Oct. 2

Global #Pharmacist Tweet-a-Thon
Oct. 3

SYF Medication Adherence Team Challenge Info Call (2/2)
Oct. 8

AACP Coffee & Cordials Reception at the ACCP Annual Meeting
Oct. 14

ASHP Commission on Credentialing Candidate Deadline
Oct. 18

APPE Student AACP Rotation Application Deadline
Nov. 1

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

Partner Organizations

ATBH
The All Together Better Health conference, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, has issued a call for abstracts, which are due by Oct. 25. Visit the ATBH Web site for detailed conference information.

FIP
The 2013 FIPEd Global Education report is now available. It provides a baseline on the current status and transformation of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science education worldwide. For more information, visit the FIP Web site.

NASP
In cooperation with the Specialty Pharma Education Center, a limited number of students and faculty will receive sponsorship to attend educational programming at the National Asscoation of Specialty Pharmacy Strategic Business Exchange in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 14–16. Hotel accommodations for two nights, as well as complimentary registration, will be provided to students and faculty on a first-come, first-served basis for up to 30 attendees. Visit the NASP Web site for more details and to review the agenda. For registration information, contact nwatckins@nasprx.org.

NYAS
The New York Academy of Sciences has announced it is hosting the Nanomedicines: Addressing the Scientific and Regulatory Gap conference on Nov. 21. Visit the NYAS Web site for more details.

PAHO
The Pan American Health Organization is hosting the IX Pan American Conference on Pharmaceutical Education from June 2–4, 2014, at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. The conference theme, “Innovative Methodologies for Education and Evaluation,” will provide the platform to discuss important issues related to pharmacy education in the Americas and highlight important advancements on accreditation, curriculum and innovations in teaching. Visit the Global Alliance for Pharmacy Education Web site for more information.

Research!America
Video clips of Research!America’s 2013 National Health Research Forum are now available on its YouTube channel. To read more about the Forum, visit the WebMD Web site.

RWJF
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellowship Program has released a call for 2014-2015 health policy fellows. Dr. Bruce E. Edgren, 2012-2013 fellow and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration at the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy, has volunteered to discuss the experience with any interested pharmacy faculty. Visit the RWJF Web site for more details.

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