Last Chance! 2011 AACP Annual Meeting attendees have until Friday, Sept. 16 to submit for continuing education (CE) credits by going to the Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS will allow you to complete your evaluations, print your statements of credit and maintain a transcript of the continuing education you completed during the Annual Meeting. If you have questions regarding your CE from the Annual Meeting, including access code inquiries, please contact the VCU School of Pharmacy at 804-828-3003.
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.
At the FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Hyderabad, India earlier this month, several U.S. pharmacy educators were elected to FIP leadership positions. Dr. Ralph J. Altiere, dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado, was elected president of the FIP Academic Section. Joining him from the U.S. are Dr. Wafa Y. Dahdal, ACCP staff, as section secretary; Dr. Vimal Kishore, Bynum & Sons, Inc. professor of pharmacy at Xavier University of Louisiana, as treasurer; and Dr. Michael Z. Wincor, associate professor and associate dean of globalization and continuing professional development at the University of Southern California, as a member at large on the section executive committee.
As part of AACP’s continuing commitment to make academic careers more visible, we will again be exhibiting at national and regional meetings in the coming months. These include the ACCP and APHA Annual Meetings, as well as the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. We will also be attending the APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meetings. We invite faculty or staff that will be attending any of these meetings to assist us at our booth and promote academic careers to potential educators. For more information, contact Maureen Thielemans, communications manager, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1022.
Oct. 16-19, 2011
10/17: 11am-2pm10/18: 8am-11am
APHA (Public Health)
Oct 29-Nov 2, 2011
10/30: 2pm-5:30pm10/31: 9:30am-5:30pm11/1: 9:30am-5:30pm11/2: 8:30am-12:30pm
Dec 4-8, 2011
12/5: 11am-3pm12/6: 11am-3pm12/7: 11am-2pm
New Orleans, LA
AMCP The Academy for Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) has released a comprehensive glossary of comparative effectiveness research (CER) terms, which can be used as a resource across a variety of healthcare settings. The Comparative Effective Research: Glossary of Terms provides succinct definitions of more than 230 CER-related terms – from "a priori analysis" and "absolute risk difference" to "validity" and "variable." To access the glossary, visit the AMCP Web site.
The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities are presenting a Summit on Undergraduate Education in Public Health on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 from 8:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC, in conjunction with the ASPH and American Public Health Association Annual Meetings. For more information about the Summit, please visit the ASPH Web site.
The Inaugural International Conference on Education in Ethics, May 1-3, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pa., is organized by the International Association for Education in Ethics (IAEE) and the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University. Anyone wishing to present a paper at the conference should submit an abstract (500 words maximum) before Dec. 1, 2011. For more information or to submit an abstract, please e-mail Professor Henk ten Have.
The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) released Enhancing Medication Safety for Patients with Limited English Proficiency, a continuing education course for pharmacists and technicians. Through exercises and video vignettes, pharmacists and technicians learn to communicate with limited English proficiency patients to improve medical outcomes. Visit the APhA Web site to learn more.
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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.