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APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management

The APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) is dedicated to assisting members in enhancing the profession of pharmacy, improving medication use, and advancing patient care.


APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Compounding SIG
The Compounding SIG is a network community within APhA-APPM where pharmacists and student pharmacists share ideas, education, and advocacy for compounding pharmacy.

Diabetes Management SIG
The Diabetes Management SIG is a network for pharmacists and student pharmacists who share an interest in the area of diabetes management.

Immunizing Pharmacists SIG
The Immunizing Pharmacists SIG is a network for pharmacists and student pharmacists who share an interest in the area of immunizations.

Medical Home/ACO SIG
The Medical Home/ACO SIG is a network for practitioners, administrators and educators who share an interest regarding new models for patient care, specifically the patient–centered medical home and accountable care organizations (ACOs).

Medication Management SIG
The Medication Management SIG provides pharmacists from different practice areas an opportunity to communicate professional interests, concerns, and prospective goals for MTM services.

Nuclear Pharmacy Practice SIG
The Nuclear Pharmacy Practice SIG serves pharmacists involved in the specialty practice of nuclear pharmacy by providing its stakeholders an avenue in which to fulfill individual professional goals and support the goals of the Academy.

Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG
The Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG supports pharmacists and student pharmacist interns who care for individuals with acute/chronic pain and pain associated with life limiting illnesses. The SIG also focuses on associated addictions of any kind.

Preceptor SIG
The Preceptor SIG is a professional network of pharmacists who share an interest in any or all aspects of precepting student pharmacists and/or pharmacy residents.

Transitions of Care SIG
The Transitions of Care SIG is a professional network of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working to overcome transitional challenge and enhance collaboration among pharmacists in all practice setting as they provide care to patients during transition to/from various practice settings.


APhA-APPM News and Highlights

American Pharmacists Association
New online community for APhA members coming this fall: APhA Engage! 
Current and future Special Interest Group (SIG) Members will have a new, more interactive online community in the coming months. Stay tuned for more details on the new communications forum! 
Federal Pharmacists: Register for the Joint Federal Pharmacy Seminar (JFPS)
JFPS 2014 is the place to be if you are in the federal pharmacy marketplace. The Exposition will be held October 19-21 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center just outside of Washington, DC. Register today!
APhA2015 Patient Care Services Pearls proposal
APhA is accepting proposals for "Patient Care Services Pearls", concise, 15-minute presentations describing an innovative strategy, idea, or resource, for promoting patient care services provided by pharmacists. Increase your visibility and share an innovative idea with colleagues at the APhA2015 Annual Meeting. Submit your proposal(s) by November 21, 2014. 
Nominate a colleague for the Immunization Champion Awards
The APhA Immunization Champion Awards recognize individuals and organizations within the profession of pharmacy that have made extraordinary contributions towards improved vaccination rates within their communities. The nomination deadline is November 14, 2014. Learn more about the awards and submit your nomination online today!
Support APhA-PAC during the SIG PAC Competition
With less than 50 days left of the 2014 election season, the SIGs will compete against each other to see which one can raise the most for the PAC. Throughout the Challenge, participants will be provided with provider status updates as well as exclusive reports on the electoral landscape. Each SIG will have a PAC Leader to help drive the competition. The winning SIG will be announced on November 10th and recognized at their respective APhA2015 SIG Business Meeting. Please consider contributing at least $50 today to the Challenge by clicking here or filling out a request for a pledge card to be mailed to you. 
Are you a residency program director, site coordinator or preceptor? APhA is offering training programs this fall in the Chicago, Los Angeles and Columbus areas
RLS Workshop for Community Practice Residencies (CPRLS) provides residency program directors, site coordinators and preceptors a systematic approach to design and deliver community care pharmacy practice residency training to enhance the quality of existing or start-up programs.  Residents can also benefit from the program, enhancing their knowledge, skills and abilities in residency program design and quality improvement. Register today using the following links:

• October 22nd – Chicago, IL 
• November 13th Compton, CA (Near Los Angeles)
• December 2nd – Westerville, OH (Near Columbus)