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Practice and Research Networks

The PRNs represent focused interest groups of ACCP members. They provide a means for clinical pharmacists with common practice and research interests to gather for professional interaction, networking, and continuing education. Activities within individual PRNs may vary depending on the interests and perceived needs of their members. All PRNs conduct educational programs within their interest areas at the ACCP Annual Meeting.

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Adult Medicine PRN

The Adult Medicine PRN optimizes pharmacotherapy outcomes through promotion of excellence and innovation in clinical practice, education, and research by enhancing the knowledge, skills, and productivity of its members. The main objectives of the PRN are to: provide a means for communication and informal networking among members; provide quality educational programming at national meetings; utilize the Internet to facilitate access to timely educational updates and facilitate information exchange among adult medicine pharmacists; and provide opportunities for collaborative research. Our PRN hosts a diverse group of pharmacists, including community, family medicine, internal medicine, geriatrics, and managed care. While the majority of our members practice in adult medicine, each member also brings an individual expertise area to the PRN, with practitioners from areas such as infectious diseases, transitions of care, and cardiology. These diverse areas of expertise are what makes us one of the most well-rounded PRNs and affords a wide variety of educational and scholarship opportunities, through both formal and informal collaborative settings. Collaboration amongst our members further allows mentorship and service opportunities to abound within the PRN for students, residents, and both new and established adult medicine practitioners.

Ambulatory Care PRN

ACCP Practice and Research Networks (PRNs) were established to connect focused groups of clinical pharmacists to enhance professional support and collaboration. They each maintain an e-mail list for members to discuss key information in their fields, and their leadership prepares educational sessions to be delivered each year at the ACCP Annual Meeting. The PRNs amplify the voices of their members, allowing them to inform and guide ACCP policy from the clinician level. The Ambulatory Care PRN is composed of pharmacists from a diverse array of outpatient settings with a particular emphasis on the provision of primary care for chronic diseases. It was one of the first two PRNs established in 1992 and has grown to be one of the largest PRNs each year. There are approximately 2400 active members including over 200 resident/fellow members. The PRN maintains an active e-mail list where clinicians and trainees discuss breaking research and share advice regarding practice development. The PRN has several committees that work throughout the year to make it one of the premier PRNs. PRN Committees include Advocacy, Budget, Communications, Education, Membership, Networking, Nominations, Research Process, Scholarly Activity, Resident, and Student. If you would like to serve on a committee, please contact our leadership team! There are also several benefits for joining the PRN including: -Ambulatory Care Listserv -Access to the Ambulatory Care Resource Guide and Survival Guide -Eligibility for travel and research funding -Access to PRN webinars -Access to PRN directory -Committee Service

Cardiology PRN

The Cardiology PRN advances the pharmacotherapy of cardiovascular disorders through the promotion of excellence in education, research, and clinical practice by enhancing the knowledge, skills, and productivity of its members. The PRN's objectives are to: provide a means for communication and networking among members; provide quality educational programming at national meetings; use the Internet to facilitate access to information, expertise, and professional opportunities available through the PRN; and provide opportunities for collaborative research.

Central Nervous System PRN

The Central Nervous System provides a forum to encourage networking among pharmacists specializing in disorders of the central nervous system, increase high-quality programming on CNS diseases, and foster an arena where young professionals can develop leadership and presentation skills.

Clinical Administration PRN

The Clinical Administration is a forum for addressing practice and academic issues related to clinical administration.

Critical Care PRN

The Critical Care optimizes drug therapy outcomes by promoting excellence and innovation in clinical pharmacy practice, research, and education. The main objectives of the PRN are to: provide timely educational updates to members and other pharmacists; participate in multicenter research in partnership with critical care pharmacists who are members of other organizations; use the Internet to facilitate information exchange among critical care pharmacists, for example to develop a database of critical care practice guidelines; and to provide a means for informal networking among critical care pharmacists.

Drug Information PRN

The Drug Information is a forum for addressing practice and academic issues related to drug information.

Education and Training PRN

The Education and Training PRN is a forum for addressing practice and academic issues related to education and training.

Emergency Medicine PRN

The members of the Emergency Medicine PRN are clinical pharmacists who primarily practice in an emergency department setting or have an interest in the treatment of patients in the emergency department. This PRN provides a means to network among members; provides educational opportunities; and uses the Internet to facilitate information exchange.

Endocrine and Metabolism PRN

The Endocrine & Metabolism PRN is comprised of pharmacists and student pharmacists from a variety of practice settings. The PRN was formed to achieve the following goals and objectives: 1) Provide an opportunity for pharmacists with an interest in endocrine and metabolism disorders to promote practice, research and education in these areas; 2) Provide a mechanism for members with similar interests to meet during ACCP meetings to network, problem solve, and discuss professional issues and opportunities; and 3) Promote practice involvement, educational needs of health care professionals, students and patients, and research activities in the areas of endocrinology and metabolism that may be favorably impacted upon by this ACCP PRN effort.

Geriatrics PRN

The Geriatrics PRN is composed of clinical pharmacists who are dedicated to the care of older persons as well as related issues involving aging. The PRN's membership crosses a broad spectrum of interests, ranging from clinical practice to basic and clinical research. Practice settings also run the full spectrum of health care including home health care, ambulatory care, nursing homes, and community, Veterans Administration, and University-affiliated sites. The PRN's goals include providing programing on topics in geriatrics and aging of importance to its members and to provide the opportunity for PRN members to network for purposes of sharing information and develop collaborative research. The PRN features a newsletter and coordinates activities for its members to gather at other professional meetings.

GI/Liver/Nutrition PRN

The GI/Liver/Nutrition (GILN) PRN was founded on October 25, 1999 in Kansas City, Missouri in order to establish a network of clinical pharmacists interested in promoting and advancing practice, research, and education in the areas of gastrointestinal (GI) disease, liver disease, and nutrition. The founding officers, Rosemary R. Berardi (Chair), William R. Garnett (Secretary/Treasurer), Rex O. Brown (Nominations Committee Chair), and Susan Sorrells (Communication/Newsletter Committee Chair), along with 25 participants helped to lay the foundation for the GILN PRN, which was officially recognized 84 days later, on January 17, 2000. The first official meeting of the GILN PRN reported 56 members. The GILN PRN membership has grown 400% since 2000. We have over 250 members, including practitioners, fellows, residents, and students. Members of the GILN PRN have made significant contributions to the profession: 140+ papers authored or co-authored by a PRN member, 40+ book chapters authored or co-authored by a PRN member, 120+ posters presented at meetings, and 300+ presentations at meetings. Additionally, many of our members hold certifications including BCPS, BCNSP, BCACP, BCCCP, CNSC, BCPPS, and CGP. We have members that are elected Fellows of ACCP, SCCM, ASPEN, and ASCP. Several of our members have also received various honors, awards, and grants for GILN-related research. The GILN PRN offers many opportunities for practitioners, residents, fellows, and students. These opportunities include travel awards for residents, fellows, and/or students, networking with experienced practitioners, and involvement in the leadership of the PRN, especially with the current push to expand the PRN onto social media.

Global Health PRN

Established in 2015, the Global Health Practice and Research Network (PRN) is one of ACCP’s newest PRNs. It was created out of a need to provide clinical pharmacists, trainees, and researchers with a single network to address global health concerns, to reduce the disparities in the delivery of pharmacy services on an international level, and to learn from the successes and mistakes of others through education, research, and idea sharing. Global Health PRN members consist of pharmacists from diverse clinical backgrounds who are passionate about global health disparities and seek to influence ACCP policy from the clinician level. The PRN also serves to facilitate recruitment for various mission trips around the world. The PRN remains active through its list serve as well as through multiple committees including Programming, Member-Engagement, Scholarship and the White Paper Task Force. Like us! ACCP PRN Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ACCPglobalhealthPRN/

Health Outcomes PRN

The Health Outcomes PRN provides an opportunity for ACCP members to network in the area of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes assessment. The primary goals of the PRN are: to facilitate communication between ACCP members regarding developments in the application of outcomes and economics techniques in clinical practice, research, and educational environments; and to enhance the knowledge of ACCP members in the field of outcomes and economics. The main activities of the PRN include organization of educational sessions at ACCP meetings, production of a quarterly newsletter for PRN members, and development of a membership network that links people of similar clinical, research, and academic interests.

Hematology/Oncology PRN

The Hematology/Oncology PRN facilitates the timely dissemination of information related to the clinical practice, research, and teaching of hematology and oncology among its members, and serves as a resource for hematology and oncology expertise to others. The PRN provides a forum for hematology/oncology pharmacists to network and collaborate on scientific, educational, and political issues affecting clinical practice, teaching, and research. Communication is through newsletters, the Internet, and networking sessions at ACCP meetings.

HIV PRN

The HIV PRN offers members the opportunity to collaborate and discuss the management of the HIV patient through transitions of care in both the inpatient and ambulatory care settings. This PRN provides a forum for clinical pharmacists to optimize the care they deliver to their HIV-infected patients by sharing evidence based recommendations and professional experiences. The HIV PRN fosters the promotion of education for its members and the patients they care for as well as research collaboration. The HIV PRN's objectives are to: 1.) provide a network for communication for its members; 2.) deliver educational programming and networking events at national meetings; 3.) provide members access to other clinical specialists to assist in optimizing HIV care; and 4.) promote opportunities for collaboration in educational and research activities.

Immunology/Transplantation PRN

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Immunology/Transplantation (IMTR) Practice and Research Network (PRN) Mission To improve the health of tissue, cellular, and solid organ transplant donors and recipients and patients with immunologic disorders by fostering practice innovation, supporting outcomes and translational research, and providing high-quality education to patients and practitioners. Vision To be the society-based organization for modeling and advancing immunology and transplant pharmacy by promoting excellence in practice, research, and education through collaboration, innovation, and leadership in effort to optimize patient outcomes and quality of life. 5-year Plan 1. Expand IMTR PRN educational programs and secure continued success by providing cost-effective immunology and transplant pharmacist continuing education (CE): Obtain a platform for webinar delivery and archiving; formally partner with an accrediting body; offer CE for purchase to protect organization longevity 2. Foster pharmacy student, resident, and fellow development: Encourage annual participation of IMTR PRN members in the ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium; promote immunology and transplant as career paths for pharmacy students and residents; develop solid organ transplant curriculum in schools/colleges of pharmacy; establish the IMTR PRN Mentorship Program 3. Establish IMTR PRN research seed grants and encourage pharmacist-driven research: Establish a budget line and recurrent funding source to support annual grants; provide pharmacists with resources and opportunities for grant funding; partner with PRNs; partner with transplant and pharmacy societies 4. Advocate for the advancement of immunology and transplant practitioners at the local, state, and national levels: Collaborate with other professional pharmacy organizations to advance the profession 5. Provide leadership in the recognition of immunology and transplant practitioners: White paper; BPS certification; fellowships; others 6. Create an online repository of supportive practice-related documents for IMTR PRN members: Policies; protocols; procedures; local guidelines 7. Enhance avenues of communication and involvement among IMTR PRN members: Resident blog; newsletter; social media Updated: December 14, 2016

Infectious Disease PRN

The Infectious Diseases PRN facilitates the dissemination and sharing of information on infectious diseases pharmacotherapy practice, teaching, and research among its members. The PRN's objectives are to: provide a means for communication and networking among members; provide quality educational programming and networking opportunities at national meetings; use the Internet to facilitate access to relevant information, expertise, and professional opportunities; and provide opportunities for collaborative research.

Nephrology PRN

The Nephrology PRN is a group of pharmacists interested in practice and research related to patients with renal disease. The main goals of the group are: to advance the scope of nephrology pharmacotherapy through excellence in education, clinical practice, research, and involvement in professional nephrology organizations; and to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Current activities of the PRN include fostering a growing relationship with the National Kidney Foundation in terms of pharmacist membership; programming and committee involvement; communicating the role of pharmacists in the care of dialysis patients to those working with the ESRD program at the Health Care Financing Administration; providing a network for research collaboration among PRN members; and establishing a communication link among pharmacists working in this area. The PRN is also comprised of various committee tasked with enhancing the PRN goals and charges. The current 2017 committee are as follows: Communications Committee: Chair: Ayesha Khan (akhan23@csu.edu) Members: Michelle Fravel, Rebecca Maxson, Nicole Wegrzyn Mission: To maintain and enhance communication via the NephPRN listserv, social media, as well as establishing communication with other PRNs or groups. Membership Committee: Chair: Calantha Yon (calanthayon@gmail.com)– chair Members: Chai Low Mission: To create and maintain a cohesive group of pharmacists that are committed to learning, education, practice and research in the area of kidney disease. Nominations Committee: Chair:Mary Vilay (MVilay@salud.unm.edu) Members: Michael Schwenk, Katie Cardone Mission: Mission: To encourage the development of members through leadership and service positions. To enhance the visibility of PRN members within our group as well as within ACCP. Programming Committee: Chair: Estella Davis (emd16161@creighton.edu) Members: Rachel Eyeler, Mary Vilay, Rebecca Maxson, Tim Nguyen, Tran Tran, Mariann Churchwell, Katie Cardone, Linda Awdishu, Laura Waite, Nita Limdi Mission: To generate and solicit ideas for programming for the annual meetings focus session and any pre-symposia.To coordinate all presentations and submit synopsis and programs to ACCP. Research Committee Chair: Tran Tran (unctran@gmail.com) Members: Francis Slinitri, Tom Nolin, Mariann Churchwell, Erin Frazee, Nita Limdi Mission: Mission: To enhance collaborative and translational research, strengthen collegiate relationships and increase the ability to continue research initiatives in a time of economic decline.

Pain and Palliative Care PRN

The Pain and Palliative Care PRN of ACCP is an organization of pharmacy practitioners, clinical scientists, pharmacy educators, and others. Its mission is to advance pain-related pharmacy practice, education, and treatment. Its objectives areas follows: (1) Provide a supportive network for all practitioners with patient care concerns in pain and palliative care. (2) Provide quality education for practitioners, students, and those in postgraduate training. (3) Build leadership skills in young practitioners by encouraging their involvement in this PRN. (4) Provide an information source and expertise for outside organizations seeking expert opinions for publications or public policy.

Pediatrics PRN

The Pediatrics PRN provides a forum for professional interaction and networking that leads to opportunities for collaborative research, problem solving, and professional discussion of issues relevant to the practices of all members. The primary goal of the PRN is to support the development and promotion of excellent and innovative pediatric clinical pharmacy practice, research, and education that will positively influence the total pharmaceutical care of the patient. Activities of the PRN include collaborative research, organization of a business meeting and networking forum at the ACCP Spring and Annual meetings to promote networking, and organizing continuing education sessions and PRN focus sessions to keep in touch with cutting-edge drug therapies in the area of pediatrics.

Perioperative Care PRN

The ACCP Perioperative Care Practice and Research Network strives to address common concerns associated with pre-, inter-, and post-operative phases of care as they relate to patient specific parameters (age, gender, and co-morbid conditions) and medical severity. The scope of this network includes addressing underlying disease processes and progression, successfully managing sedation and pain, identifying alterations in drug disposition (administration, absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion), and utilizing evidence based medicine to evaluate and minimize surgical complications. The goal of this network is to incorporate interdisciplinary collaboration through academia, research, and practice development while also ensuring safe and effective perioperative management of all patient populations.

Pharmaceutical Industry PRN

The Pharmaceutical Industry PRN supports members working in the pharmaceutical industry and provides awareness and education to members who do not work in the industry by: providing educational and developmental programs, and networking opportunities, for clinical pharmacists practicing in all aspects of industry; providing information about pharmacy practice in industry to the general membership of ACCP; and developing and facilitating research, educational, and pharmaceutical care collaborations between clinical pharmacists in pharmaceutical industry and academic or other clinical settings.

Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics/Pharmacogenomics PRN

The Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics/Pharmacogenomics PRN was created for ACCP members to provide a mechanism for networking and collaboration, educational programming, and a high-quality forum where members with similar interests can discuss PK/PD/PG research and methods. The PRN is a forum designed to present and discuss a variety of current topics including: precision medicine, population PK/PD/PG analyses, innovative modeling, clinical pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenomic research, drug metabolism studies, and concentration-effect relationships.

Women's Health PRN

The Women's Health PRN consists of members whose interest range from pregnancy and prenatal care to the aging issues of osteoporosis and heart disease to gender-related pharmacokinetics. The PRN's purpose is to provide ACCP members with an interest in Women's Health a smaller community for exchange of practice ideas and opportunity for collaborative research. Multiple and varied practice sites are represented. The PRN's most exciting current endeavor is participating in the development of a women's health care module for the Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program (PSAP). Our goals are to provide innovative and practical education at ACCP meetings, and a newsletter that serves as a journal watch for current women's health literature. Purpose Statement The American College of Clinical Pharmacy Women's Health Practice and Research Network aims to lead in patient care, education, training, and scholarship pertaining to women's health, while advocating for women's health issues in the public policy arena to ensure access to safe and effective health care services and medications.