October 22, 2009 E-lert

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October 22, 2009 E-lert 

Online Membership Renewal is Now Open!

Renew online today to continue receiving the invaluable benefits of AACP membership. We look forward to continuing to provide our members with extraordinary professional development opportunities and educational programming in 2010. Look for additional enhancements to the AACP Web site, such as blogs and wikis, a redesigned Educational Scholar program, an AACP Institute and the new Online Roster of Faculty and Professional Staff. With more than $1,000 in estimated value, there is no better way to maximize your $100. Don’t miss a single day of all that AACP brings to you and your career!

Flu Season Update

A recent H1N1 and seasonal flu meeting of the U.S. House of Representatives demonstrated the important role of healthcare professionals in dispelling the myths regarding the flu vaccinations and side effects. For information on flu in the United States, including H1N1 and seasonal flu recommendations for high risk groups, visit the CDC Flu Facts Web site or the CDC H1N1 Web site, which contains clinician guidance and Epidemiology and Surveillance reports.   

AACP Welcomes New Accountant

Pam Barrett began her new role at AACP as accountant on Oct. 19. For the past seven years, Pam worked at Gannett Company in the financial division of USA Today. In this position she handled invoicing, monthly closing duties and account reconciliations, just to name a few. Prior to Gannett, she worked for a division of M&M Mars, Seeds of Change, in New Mexico. In her new role at AACP she will handle meeting registrations and financial reporting. She can be reached at 703-739-2330 ext. 1042 or pbarrett@aacp.org.

Deadlines and Reminders        

  • American Pharmacy Educator Week
    Oct. 25–31, 2009
  • Experimental Pharmacotherapeutics Summit
    Nov. 8, 2009
  • 2010 Interim Meeting
    Feb. 7–Feb. 10, 2010

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The Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program (FICRSP) offers a one-year clinical research training experience to advanced standing students in U.S. schools of pharmacy, medicine, public health, osteopathy, dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine, optometry and nutrition. It is an opportunity for highly motivated individuals to experience mentored research training at top-ranked NIH-funded research centers in developing countries throughout Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. To learn more and to obtain an application, please visit the FICRSP Web site. The deadline to apply is Dec. 3, 2009.

The NIH Office of the Director will host two pre-application technical assistance workshops for NIH RFA-OD-09-010, Building Sustainable Community-Linked Infrastructure to Enable Health Science Research to be video cast live on Oct. 23, 2009. The purpose of the informational meeting is to provide technical assistance on and answer questions related to the preparation of applications in response to RFA–OD-09-010.  To register by Oct. 22, 2009, e-mail the NIH. Visit the NIH Web site to learn more about the video cast.

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