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I first learned the abbreviation prn (pro re nata) back in pharmacy school in Gainesville. I learned that it was usually associated with the prescription of medications that should be taken when needed, such as those for pain. It is a useful notion, indicating that one has the option to choose to partake or hold off, depending on circumstances. Not quite as far back in time, I learned another use for PRN, the one you are familiar with as members of one or more of the Practice and Research Networks (PRNs).

 Read the PRN Report article.

The PRN election cycle is upon us. It is time for PRN members to begin the process of determining who will serve as officers in the coming year. If you are interested in serving as a PRN officer or in nominating someone, please contact your PRN’s chair. A roster of current PRN chairs and their contact information is included in this newsletter.

 Read the PRN Report article.

ACCP Past-President Gary Matzke issued a call to all PRN chairs to develop a document that characterizes the history of their PRN at the 2007 Annual Meeting. This information will highlight the key roles the PRNs have played in the success of the College and the contributions each has made to the clinical pharmacy profession.

 Read the PRN Report article.

Among the elements of the 2009 ACCP Advocacy Agenda approved by the Board of Regents is the following statement related to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ):

  • Expand direct collaboration with AHRQ and its various programs related to medication effectiveness and safety – promote availability of AHRQ resources and collaborative opportunities to ACCP members.
 Read the PRN Report article.

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