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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)

Join an APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) Special Interest Group and to begin networking with SIG members on APhA Engage, follow these few easy steps:

  1. Login with your username and password
  2. Click on "My Account"
  3. Select "Academies, Sections, and SIGs" on the left side.
  4. Click on "Edit"
  5. Under "Primary Academy" select "APhA-APPM"
  6. Under " APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups (APhA-APPM SIGs)" check the box next to all SIGs of interest.
  7. Once the above steps have been completed, you will be automatically subscribed to your chosen SIG community(s) in APhA Engage.

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: APhA Engage! 
Current and future Special Interest Group (SIG) Members have a new, more interactive online community. Log in to APhA ENGAGE today and engage with APhA Members.
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. 
Are you a residency program director, site coordinator or preceptor? APhA is offering training programs this fall in the Columbus area
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 link:

• December 2nd – Westerville, OH (Near Columbus)