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Students' Guide to the ACCP PRNs

ACCP Practice and Research Networks (PRNs) provide targeted services to members with similar professional interests. More than just a special interest group, an ACCP PRN is an active group of members who can interact continuously via e-mail list messages and exchange timely information to improve practice and patient care. There are more that 20 PRNs representing almost every major therapeutic area and professional interest.

PRN membership offers many benefits to students. Not only does it give them the opportunity to get more involved in their specialty area interest, it also provides valuable opportunities for networking and access to an e-mail list through which they can learn more about issues facing that particular specialty area.

Students are eligible to join one PRN FREE! Each additional PRN membership is $20.

PRN Leadership

Each PRN has a chair, a chair-elect, and a secretary-treasurer, who are elected yearly. If you have questions about anything related to the PRN, you can e-mail the chair for more information.

PRN Membership and Involvement

Within many PRNs, the opportunity exists to serve on several PRN committees. The PRNs aim to promote the education and networking of its members. There are activities and meetings at the ACCP Annual Meetings as well as projects and research opportunities occurring among members of each group.

PRN Awards

Many PRNs offer awards for the recognition of its members, including travel stipends to attend national ACCP meetings. Check the website frequently as information on available travel awards is updated periodically.

Accessing PRN Web pages
  • Sign in to your ACCP account at www.accp.com
  • Under the membership tab, locate the “PRNs” link on the left-hand side
  • Select the link to the PRN you interested in to find more detailed information.
Additional Information

ACCP PRN members are interested in your professional development and encourage student membership and involvement in their programs and activities. Review the links below to access more information about each PRN.

Adult Medicine

Since its inception in 1999, the ACCP Adult Medicine Practice and Research Network (PRN) has rapidly grown to be one of the largest PRNs. We have members practicing in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as in academia and the pharmaceutical industry.

Members of our PRN report providing a broad range of clinical consulting services such as anticoagulation, cardiology, nutrition support, pain management and pharmacokinetics.

Benefits of membership within the Adult Medicine PRN include networking opportunities, access to the PRN list serve, opportunities for participation on one of the Adult Medicine PRN committees (e.g., Walk-Rounds Committee, Programming Committee, Newsletter Committee, etc), and eligibility to apply for an Adult Medicine PRN meeting travel award. Our members are very active within the PRN and ACCP, with many holding leadership positions. Our PRN is committed to the practice of evidence-based medicine and promotes active involvement in scholarly and research activities, including collaboration with the ACCP PBRN. Joining the Adult Medicine PRN is an excellent way for students to get actively involved in advancing the practice of Adult Medicine and collaborating with other like-minded individuals.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Total Members: 1242
Student Members: 253
Resident Members: 103
Fellow Members: 0

Ambulatory Care

The Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network (PRN) is one of the largest ACCP PRNs. We serve a variety of different practice types (outpatient hospital, community, research, physician office, VA, etc.) and practice areas (primary care, geriatrics, pediatrics, anticoagulation, lipid management, diabetes management, pain management, etc).

Our PRN has various committees that help to focus our efforts and make the PRN productive. New practitioners interested in becoming more involved in ACCP are encouraged to volunteer for one of the committees. A semi-annual newsletter (typically April/October) is prepared by the communications committee.

One of the best resources within ACCP is our knowledgeable membership. Members can gain access to the brainpower of other members through our PRN mailing list (list-serve). It helps clinicians and researchers answer difficult questions related to patient care, billing, management, literature evaluation and other topics. Pharmacists who are not practicing in Ambulatory Care join often our PRN just for this resource. Joining the Ambulatory Care PRN is a great way to start networking. Many ACCP leaders are members of the PRN and come to the PRN Networking sessions and Education sessions at ACCP meetings.

PRN Committees (Students welcome)

  • Student Committee: Responsible for developing activities to engage students in the PRN at the Annual Meeting and throughout the year, assisting with student travel awards, and implementing and maintaining a mentorship program.

If you have a question regarding ambulatory care or a question about our PRN, please contact us.

Total Members: 2302
Student Members: 698
Resident Members: 164
Fellow Members: 21

Cardiology

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 PRN listserv to facilitate access to information, expertise, and professional opportunities available through the PRN; and provide opportunities for collaborative research.

Trainees such as students, residents, and fellows, interested in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy may experience the benefits of being members of the Cardiology PRN by reading and participating in the listserv; participating in the moderated poster/platform session at the Fall PRN meeting; participating in the Cardiology PRN committees; participate in online journal clubs; and attending continuing education programs offered by the PRN.

PRN Committees (students welcome):

  • Cardiology PRN Focus Session Programming Committee: Responsible for designing symposiums at ACCP Annual Meetings and other venues
  • Hospitality Committee: Responsible for disseminating nformation about the PRN with the intent of recruiting new members; serve as a welcoming group for new members
  • Fundraising Committee: Responsible for brainstorming and implementing new ideas to increase funding for the Cardiology PRN

If you have a question regarding cardiology or a question about our PRN, please contact us.

Total Members: 1372
Student Members: 312
Resident Members: 80
Fellow Members: 11

Central Nervous System

The Central Nervous System PRN is comprised of individuals interested in both Psychiatry and Neurologic Pharmacy. Our membership is fairly diverse, consisting of practicing pharmacists, clinical pharmacy specialists, and pharmacists practicing within a research environment, academia, and industry. Our PRN meetings provide 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.

The CNS PRN offers a competitive travel award opportunity for selected students to present at the ACCP annual meeting. Please contact the CNS PRN officers for details.

Student participation within our PRN is highly encouraged and we would welcome questions about our PRN. The CNS PRN is committed to extending opportunities for the student members of the PRN. These may include student liaisons, Collaboration on publications and collaboration on future PRN focus sessions.

If you have a question regarding central nervous system or a question about our PRN, please contact us.

Total Members: 271
Student Members: 106
Resident Members: 8
Fellow Members: 1

Clinical Administration

The Practice and Research Networks (PRN) of ACCP are intended to provide dialogue among and targeted services to members with similar professional interests. Membership to this PRN is specifically for practitioners with an interest in leadership and / or clinical administration.

Vision: The Clinical Administration PRN is the PRN for clinicians, coordinators, and administrators who are seeking to advance clinical pharmacy practice by developing leadership skills.

Mission: To facilitate networking and educational programming for pharmacy clinicians, coordinators, and administrators who seek to provide high quality and cost effective clinical pharmacy services.

The Clinical Administration PRN is comprised of a diverse group of practitioners and administrators who share the common goal of providing leadership regarding medication use. Our PRN has provided educational programming (focus sessions) at a number of ACCP meetings dealing with issues that are important to front-line practitioners, clinicians, and administrators alike. All are encouraged to attend. Any student who is interested in clinical pharmacy leadership is encouraged to join our PRN.

The Clinical Administration PRN is committed to extending opportunities for the student members of the PRN. These include student committee membership and committee involvement. Students are encouraged to join any of our committees to help plan future events and publications.

Two awards will be granted to student members of ACCP, worth $500 each. One award will be granted to a resident or fellow member of ACCP, worth $1000. These awards are funded by the PRN's general fund. The Student and Resident Committee of the Clinical Administration PRN evaluates the applicants for the award.

PRN Committees (students welcome):

  • Annual Meeting Programming Committee: Responsible for work on the focus session for the upcoming annual meeting.
  • Education and Content Development Committee: Responsible to develop one or more clinical administration related competencies in conjunction with the ClinPharmEd video education system exclusively available to ACCP members.
  • Nominations Committee: Responsible for seeking nominations for PRN officers and recommending a ballot of candidates. In addition, the nominations committee is responsible for identifying and nominating worthy individuals for ACCP awards, elected offices, and fellowship status.
  • Communications Committee: Responsible for the PRN Newsletter and other communication related activities to enhance the sharing of information to the membership.
  • Student and Resident Committee: Responsible for implementing programs to enhance student and resident involvement including assisting with developing and distribution of travel stipends for qualified candidates.

If you have a question regarding clinical administration or a question about our PRN, please contact us.

Total Members: 494
Student Members: 104
Resident Members: 21
Fellow Members: 0

Critical Care

The Critical Care Practice and Research Network (PRN) is a group of pharmacists who share an interest in and who focus on the pharmacotherapy of critically ill patients. The Critical Care PRN is dedicated to advancing the practice of its members through educational programs at ACCP meetings, pre-meeting symposia, and by fostering the research and educational activities of its members, including ACCP opinion papers and dialogue with national organizations such as the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

Members actively exchange information pertinent to their practice through the PRN listserv, sharing of ideas and protocols among practicing critical care professionals. This allows students, residents and fellows to extend their perspective beyond just their specific institutional practice.

Students are invited to expand their professional connections via the PRN networking forums at the ACCP Annual and Spring Meetings.

The Student/Resident/Fellowship Committee provides new members with information about the PRN and on how to get involved with the PRN.

PRN Committees (students welcome):

  • Programming Committee: Responsible for coordination of the PRN Focus session at the Annual Meeting; selecting content and identifying expert speakers.
  • Recognition Committee: Responsible for nominating PRN members for ACCP awards in an attempt to promote the recognition of our membership’s accomplishments.
  • Student/Resident/Fellowship Committee: Responsible for the recruitment of students, residents and fellows to the PRN and promotion of activities benefiting those members.
  • Travel Award Committee: Identifies recipients of the Student, Resident and Young Investigator Awards.
  • Communications Committee: Publishes two yearly PRN newsletters.
  • Research Committee: Awards PRN grants for critical care research.

If you have a question regarding critical care or a question about our PRN, please contact us.

Total Members: 2335
Student Members: 404
Resident Members: 221
Fellow Members: 8

Drug Information

The goals of the Drug Information PRN are to: provide opportunities for interested pharmacists to network, problem-solve, and discuss professional challenges related to drug information and informatics; promote practice, research, and education related to drug information and informatics; foster the growth of drug information and informatics in clinical pharmacy practice and college of pharmacy curricula; and encourage the practice of "evidence based medicine." Our members come from various practice sites including academia, health systems, managed care organizations, medical information publishers, and pharmaceutical industry in the United States and abroad.

The DI PRN welcomes and encourages student participation. There are many ways for students to become involved in the Drug Information Practice and Research Network. We have multiple committees working on different projects and committees devoted to developing programming for our meetings, creating a white paper on drug information, writing a DI PRN newsletter, as well as others. Students would be a beneficial addition to any of the committees. If you are unable to commit time regularly to a committee, we always have space in our newsletter for anyone who would like to submit an article. Previously printed newsletters are available on our Web site. Students are also welcome to post messages on the DI PRN listserve.

The DI PRN is committed to extending opportunities for the student members of the PRN. These may include:

  • Student liaison
  • Collaboration on future DI PRN focus sessions
  • Networking at the annual ACCP DI PRN business meeting
  • Student/PRN practitioner mentoring

PRN Committees (students welcome)

  • Educational Programming Committee: Responsible for planning the DI PRN focus session at the ACCP Annual Meeting

If you have a question regarding drug information or a question about our PRN, please contact us.

Total Members: 349
Student Members: 129
Resident Members: 9
Fellow Members: 3

Education and Training

The Education and Training PRN (EDTR PRN) was created to identify issues important to pharmacists involved in teaching pharmacy students and residents. Most of our members belong to another PRN that reflects their primary practice area, but are members of the EDTR PRN because of their passion for teaching. As a result, the EDTR PRN enjoys much diversity from its membership.

Currently, the EDTR PRN offers a mock interview session for students and residents attending the Annual ACCP Meeting (held in the fall). This workshop occurs immediately following our business meeting and provides an opportunity to practice interview skills and receive feedback from pharmacists from across the nation. We welcome student involvement in many PRN committees and also offer travel awards to support attendance at the Annual ACCP Meeting. Lastly, EDTR PRN student members presenting posters at the Annual ACCP Meeting will be visited by members to discuss their research and provide support for scholarly pursuit.

PRN Committees (students welcome)

  • Student and Post-Graduate Trainee Support Committee: This committee is responsible for serving as the liaison between StuNet and PRN members, as well as developing initiatives to promote and support StuNet.
  • Membership Committee: This committee is responsible for encouraging interested individuals involved in pharmacy education to join the PRN, as well as reaching out to ACCP faculty liaisons and students.
  • Networking Committee: This committee is responsible for encouraging relationships and communication among the PRN members, as well as potential members.
  • Communications Committee: This committee is responsible for the PRN newsletters and listserv communications from the PRN. Committee members also work to develop online resources for EDTR PRN members.

If you have a question regarding education and training or a question about our PRN, please feel free to contact any of the officers listed below.

Total Members: 628
Student Members: 85
Resident Members: 24
Fellow Members: 7

Emergency Medicine

The Emergency Medicine PRN (practice research network) was established in 2008. The focus of this PRN is to provide a forum for those who practice in emergency departments or have an interest in issues related to patient care in the emergency department. The listserv provides a medium for communication for PRN members on clinical and operational issues in emergency medicine pharmacy practice. A newsletter is published each year pertaining to the important issues related to the PRN or the area of emergency medicine.

The ACCP Annual meeting provides opportunities for members to network and share ideas on a face-to-face basis during the PRN’s business meeting. In addition, the emergency medicine PRN will contribute to the educational efforts during ACCP meetings through planning and organizing platform presentations from experts on the frontline of emergency medicine pharmacy practice.

Students, residents, and fellows are encouraged to become members of this PRN and come join us in shaping the future of emergency medicine pharmacy.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the liaisons listed below.

Total Members: 1061
Student Members: 306
Resident Members: 106
Fellow Members: 6

Endocrine and Metabolism

The Endocrine and Metabolism (E&M) PRN is comprised of members from a variety of practice settings including ambulatory care clinics, academia, community and hospital. Areas of practice and research interests of members include diabetes, dyslipidemia, general primary care, and metabolic disorders. The PRN has many members actively involved as leaders within ACCP.

Benefits of membership within the E&M PRN include quality programming and networking opportunities at ACCP meetings, and the ability to actively participate. Students can volunteer to serve on any of the PRN Committees. In addition, the E&M PRN offers travel awards each year to provide financial support for students to attend the ACCP Annual Meeting. Travel award recipients present an endocrine/metabolism topic at the PRN Business Meeting which is scheduled on Monday or Tuesday evening during the ACCP Annual Meeting.

PRN Committees (students welcome)

  • Education Committee: responsible for developing the PRN focus session at the ACCP Annual Meeting.
  • Membership Committee: responsible for selecting recipients for the PRN Trainee Travel Awards and engaging members in the activities of the PRN.
  • Communications Committee: responsible for overseeing and monitoring the PRN's email list-serve, webpage, and Facebook page, and publishing PRN newsletters.
  • Networking Committee: responsible for organizing PRN networking functions at national pharmacy meetings.
  • Healthcare Committee: responsible for keeping PRN members updated with new and emerging issues that affect pharmacists practicing in the endocrine and metabolism specialty.

If you have a question regarding the specialty of endocrine and metabolism or about our PRN, please contact us.

Total Members: 333
Student Members: 76
Resident Members: 9
Fellow Members: 2

Geriatrics

The Geriatrics PRN serves as a network of clinical specialist with expertise in geriatrics. These clinicians serve a wide range of settings from community to long-term care to academia, as well as others. Activities include Focus Sessions on challenging clinical topics at the Annual Meeting in the Fall, and the Spring Practice and Research Forum. There is also time devoted to networking at each meeting to exchange experiences and research interests with other geriatrics specialists. The Geriatrics PRN publishes an annual newsletter highlighting the activities and achievements of our members, a word from our chair, and other geriatric pharmacy topics.

The Geriatrics PRN is committed to extending opportunities for the student members of the PRN. These may include:

  • Student liaison
  • Student PRN Web site manager: Paired with clinical practitioner would be responsible for updating the geriatrics PRN portal with committee documents and geriatrics resource
  • Collaboration on future PRN focus sessions
  • Students may apply for Travel Awards each year to attend the ACCP Annual Meeting in October. Students applying will be asked to write an essay explaining their desire to attend the ACCP Meeting and what they hope to gain from the experience. The award recipient must attend the Geriatrics PRN business meeting, where an excerpt from his or her essay will be read to the PRN. The Awards Committee determines the winner, and the Geriatrics PRN treasury funds the award.

PRN Committees (students welcome)

  • Web Management Committee: Responsible for updating the Geriatric PRN Website in collaboration with ACCP Geriatrics PRN Full Members

If you have a question regarding geriatrics or a question about our PRN, please contact us.

Total Members: 405
Student Members: 109
Resident Members: 20
Fellow Members: 3

GI/Liver/Nutrition

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, 44 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, ASCP, and SCCM. 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.

Total Members: 233
Student Members: 59
Resident Members: 5
Fellow Members: 0

Global Health

Total Members: 196
Student Members: 82
Resident Members: 7
Fellow Members: 2

HIV

Total Members: 274
Student Members: 76
Resident Members: 21
Fellow Members: 9

Health Outcomes

The Health Outcomes (OCEC) Practice and Research Network (PRN) is a group of members from multiple practice settings, including clinical practice, academia, pharmaceutical industry, and consulting. The OCEC PRN is dedicated to advancing the scope of outcomes research by promoting excellence in education, research, clinical practice, and policy analysis.

The PRN's objectives are to: provide a means for communication among members of the PRN; provide educational opportunities for health care professionals regarding outcomes research; provide educational/mentoring opportunities for students, residents, and fellows with an interest in outcomes research; promote collaborative research and dissemination of the results by publication and oral presentations; promote the use of outcomes measures in clinical practice and decision making; and influence and participate in policy development regarding appropriate use of outcomes data.

The OCEC PRN strongly welcomes student participation. There are opportunities to interact with PRN members through participation on OCEC PRN committees, collaboration with members of other PRNs, access to OCEC PRN listserv, student poster presentations at business meetings, and development of pre-meeting workshops. Joining the OCEC PRN offers a great way to develop relationships to further enhance collaboration, education, research, and clinical practice.

PRN Committees (students welcome)

  • Educational Programming
  • Publications/Newsletter
  • Communications/Website
  • Outcomes, Networking, and Membership

If you have a question regarding outcomes and economics or a question about our PRN, please contact us.

Total Members: 220
Student Members: 53
Resident Members: 3
Fellow Members: 13

Hematology/Oncology

The Hematology/Oncology PRN is comprised of members who are active in clinical practice, education, hospital management, pharmaceutical industry, and clinical and translational research. Our PRN aims to stimulate collaboration and networking from members both nationally and internationally. Additionally, we support junior career development and trainees with providing sponsorship to the ACCP FIT program as well as travel awards for the Annual Meeting. Students are encouraged to attend in the PRN Networking Forum and Focus Sessions at each ACCP meeting, participate on PRN committees, and participating in the PRN listserv.

We support the development of young leaders and encourage participation in many of the opportunities in ACCP (e.g. - Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN). If you are a trainee who wishes to learn more about career or mentoring opportunities in hematology/oncology, we encourage you to contact to us.

Total Members: 949
Student Members: 388
Resident Members: 58
Fellow Members: 3

Immunology/Transplantation

The Immunology/Transplantation PRN aims to promote quality research, clinical practice, innovation, and education in the areas of immunology, and solid organ transplantation. The PRN represents a diverse group of professionals who share the common goal of improving patient outcomes as a result of the efforts in their field. The PRN is dedicated to achieving this goal by promoting information exchange in a cooperative, supportive atmosphere.

Activities designed to accomplish this include PRN Focus Sessions held at the Annual Meeting as well as participation in the student Career Path Roundtable session. Our List-serve is used extensively for the sharing of ideas and protocols among practicing solid organ transplant professionals and allows students, residents, and fellows to extend their perspective beyond just their specific institutional practice.

Our PRN scholarly initiatives include an ACCP White Paper detailing the role of the transplant pharmacist as well as other publications including a joint publication with the American Society of Transplantation – transplant pharmacist community of practice on the role of the transplant pharmacist (published in 2011 in the American Journal of Transplantation).

Finally our PRN members actively promote research and has begun the creation of a website portal to gather research participants for retrospective or observational studies.

PRN Committees

  • Nominations Committee: Responsible for nominating member for ACCP Awards and Fellows of ACCP
  • Resident/Fellow Research Committee: Responsible for stimulating new research and or papers highlighting the roles and impact of transplant pharmacists and to facilitate collaboration among the new practitioners. Organize and facilitate the annual resident project. Serve as a mentors to the residents who participate in the project.
  • PRN Historian Committee: Responsible for updating existing documents in the Immunology/Transplantation PRN History and Records file.

If you have a question regarding immunology/transplantation or a question about our PRN, please contact us.

Total Members: 568
Student Members: 123
Resident Members: 43
Fellow Members: 4

Infectious Diseases

The members of the infectious diseases practice and research network (ID-PRN) participate or have an interest in clinical, teaching, and/or research activities primarily in the field of infectious diseases. Generalists and specialist members practice in the areas of antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral pharmacotherapy and/or experimental therapeutics. Likewise, diversity exists in practice/research sites including community practice, hospital-based clinical pharmacy, consulting services, academia, and pharmaceutical industry.

ID-PRN members are visibly active within ACCP. Members of ID-PRN provide expert-conducted educational programming at ACCP national meetings, contribute frequently to Pharmacotherapy, and speak extensively around the country about infectious diseases topics. The ID-PRN holds business and/or networking forums at ACCP national meetings and substantially contributes to the ACCP sponsored research through the Frontiers Fund. In addition, the ID-PRN, in conjunction with the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, has developed recommendations for training and certification for pharmacists practicing in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy (available on ID-PRN website).

If you are a student member who wishes to know more about career opportunities in the infectious diseases field or if you have questions about infectious diseases topics, we encourage you to contact us. ID-PRN members are awaiting the chance to talk with you about the exciting, dynamic and rewarding field of infectious diseases.

Total Members: 2320
Student Members: 611
Resident Members: 146
Fellow Members: 29

Nephrology

The primary missions of the PRN are to advance the scope of nephrology pharmacotherapy and to ensure optimal patient outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease. Nephrology PRN members practice in a wide variety of settings including academia, hospitals, dialysis units, and the pharmaceutical industry. The Nephrology PRN publishes a quarterly newsletter and encourages active participation and contributions from students.

If you have a question regarding nephrology or a question about our PRN, please contact us.

Total Members: 221
Student Members: 49
Resident Members: 8
Fellow Members: 1

Pain and Palliative Care

The Pain and Palliative Care PRN is comprised of individuals interested in the care of patients with pain and palliative care concerns. Our objectives are to 1) provide a supportive network for all practitioners who have patient care concerns in pain and palliative care 2) provide quality education for practitioners, students and those in post-graduate training and 3) build leadership skills in young practitioners by encouraging their involvement in our network.

Our diverse membership includes pharmacists who practice in the areas of acute pain, cancer pain and chronic non-cancer pain, as well as palliative care. Member practice sites include hospital, community and hospice settings, as well as academic, research and industry settings. Several of our members are on the faculty at pharmacy colleges, preceptors for pharmacy practice residencies, and program directors and preceptors for specialized PGY-2 residencies in pain and palliative care.

If you have a question regarding pain and palliative care or a question about our PRN, please contact us.

Total Members: 370
Student Members: 64
Resident Members: 15
Fellow Members: 0

Pediatrics

The Pediatrics PRN members are passionate about kids. Our membership includes practitioners who care for premature babies, infants, children, and adolescents. Virtually all clinical areas one can imagine are encompassed by our membership. We are truly excited about this opportunity through our parent organization, ACCP, to help pharmacy students discover Pediatric Pharmacy.

The Pediatrics PRN aims to promote the education and networking of its members. Activities designed to accomplish this include our premeeting symposia, PRN focus session and business meeting and Participation in the Career Path Roundtable session held each year at the ACCP Annual Meeting.

Our E-mail List is used for the sharing of ideas and protocols among practicing pediatrics professionals; allows students, residents, and fellows to extend their perspectives beyond their specific institutional practice.

Opportunities:

Travel Award:
One $1000 travel award is given to a student member of ACCP. Applicants must have an abstract accepted for the ACCP Annual Meeting Scientific Poster Presentations. Applicants must submit the abstract and a personal statement. A panel of practitioners will review and score the applications. The award recipient must present his or her project at the Pediatrics PRN business meeting. The Pediatrics PRN funds the award. E-mails are sent to the entire PRN with more specific details about the award.

We encourage participation from students and in-fact have a reserved seat for a student on every one of our committees. Please contact one of the officers to become involved on one of our committees shown below: We look forward to your active participation!

  • Travel Award: To review award applications and award 1-2 travel awards to help fund students, residents, or fellows to attend the ACCP Annual meeting based on criteria set by the committee.
  • Nominations: To solicit nominations and process nominations for officer positions and awards within ACCP.
  • Education: To develop programming for the ACCP Annual Meeting and if needed, programs such as networking opportunities at the Spring meeting.
  • To explore education throughout the year.
  • Professional Advancement: To develop tools and resources to advance the pediatric profession as a whole and on an individual level.
  • To collaborate with other organizations to advance pediatric pharmacy.
  • Research: To develop collaborative research opportunities for PRN members including those examining practices, outcomes, and medication safety and efficacy.
  • Social Media: To establish and maintain social media outlets for the PRN such as Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.

To learn more about the Pediatrics PRN and how it can assist you in your professional development click here.

If you have a question regarding pediatrics or a question about our PRN, please contact us.

Total Members: 1081
Student Members: 406
Resident Members: 69
Fellow Members: 2

Perioperative Care

Total Members: 118
Student Members: 14
Resident Members: 4
Fellow Members: 0

Pharmaceutical Industry

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. Our members seek to develop and facilitate research, education, and pharmaceutical care collaborations between clinical pharmacists in the pharmaceutical industry and clinical pharmacists in academic or other clinical settings.

If you are a student member who wishes to know more about the pharmaceutical industry, is looking for internships within the industry, or has questions about the industry, we encourage you to contact us. Our PRN holds focused educational sessions and business meetings at the ACCP Annual Meeting, participates in the student Career Path Roundtable Session, and is available through e-mail. We also make one or two $500 travel grants available for individuals who have demonstrated leadership and are interested in pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Our e-mail list provides for the timely exchange of critical information affecting our members and is an excellent resource for all members to learn more about the issues facing clinical pharmacists working in various industry-based fields (medical science liaisons, basic and clinical research, regulatory and medical affairs, etc.).

If you have a question regarding the pharmaceutical industry or the Pharmaceutical Industry PRN or if you desire mentoring, please contact David Luke (past chair of the Pharmaceutical Industry PRN) or the current leadership listed below.

Total Members: 368
Student Members: 199
Resident Members: 1
Fellow Members: 3

Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics/Pharmacogenomics

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.

The PK/PD/PG PRN welcomes student members. The membership is keen to provide mentorship for students interested in pursuing PK/PD/PG as a research career or to simply learn the science as it applies to clinical practice.

Benefits of membership in this PRN include participation in PK/PD/PG related educational activities including hot topics presentations, focus sessions etc. Student members will also benefit from networking and collaboration with PRN members as well as mentorship from senior members of the PRN. The PK/PD/PG PRN also offers travel awards for trainees to attend the ACCP annual meeting. 

If you are interested in PK/PD/PG come join us for stimulating interactions at the ACCP Annual Meeting each year!

Total Members: 352
Student Members: 131
Resident Members: 11
Fellow Members: 15

Women's Health

The Women's Health PRN has about 300 members who are involved in women's health in a variety of capacities. We have clinicians, educators, and advocates in our PRN. Most clinical areas, including contraception, post-menopausal care, the care of pregnant patients, issues related to fertility, research in women, and developing and teaching women's health topics to students and practitioners are covered by our varied membership. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to help pharmacy students discover more about women's health, clinical practice and research. We welcome the involvement of students and residents at our meetings and in our committees.

PRN Committees – (Students welcome)

  • Communications Committee: Monitor e-mail list activity (make sure people compile a list of responses received and post for all); Publish PRN newsletter 2 times/year (can recruit other members and students/residents to help).
  • Student/Resident Activity: Advertise and select student/resident travel award recipient(s) (student members exempt from this activity); Compile list of recommendations to increase student/resident enrollment and activity in PRN; Compile list/database of potential rotation opportunities specific to women’s health for students/residents.
  • Advocacy & Scholarship Committee: Draft PRN opinion papers; Collaborate on research and or review papers; Develop clinical resources; Inform other providers and consumers about the role of pharmacists in women's health.
  • Nominations Committee: Nominate for national ACCP awards.
  • Programming Committee: Develop programming for the Women's Health PRN Focus Session at the ACCP Annual Meeting; Develop networking/educational session at PRN business meeting.

Our liaison member is able to answer student questions and looks forward to hearing from you! If you have a question regarding women's health or a question about our PRN, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Total Members: 285
Student Members: 123
Resident Members: 10
Fellow Members: 3