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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 $30.

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
  • 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: 695
Student Members: 73
Resident Members: 35
Fellow Members: 4

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 often join 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 Opportunities

  • Student involvement in Committees: Students may serve on many Ambulatory Care PRN committees. Student members will be exposed to various areas of the PRN, which can foster ambulatory care as a practice interest and future participation in the PRN..
  • Travel awards: Up to three travel awards are given to student members of ACCP to help support attendance at the Annual Meeting. Applications will open in July. More information will be posted to the ACCP website closer to the submission date. The awards are funded by the Ambulatory Care PRN budget.
  • The Ambulatory Care Mentoring Program: This program pairs residents and students with mentors in clinical practice. The small group interacts by e-mail, by telephone, or at meetings, however group members see fit. The committee that oversees this mentoring project sends out mentorship pearls every so often to make sure the mentor/mentee groups remain in communication.
  • Access to mock residency interviews: Student members will have access to a mock interview showing the difference between a "good" interview and an "excellent" interview.
  • Access to the Ambulatory Care PRN Survival Guide: Access to the Ambulatory Care PRN authored and published survival guide. The survival guide provides information on clinical questions, along with advice on practice management in a variety of practice settings.

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

Total Members: 1430
Student Members: 322
Resident Members: 68
Fellow Members: 3


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.

Student Opportunities:

  • Student involvement in Committees: Students may serve on many Cardiology PRN committees, including the Communications & Social Media Committee, International Committee, Membership Committee, Nominations Committee, Programming Committee, Research & Scholarship Committee and the Student & Trainee Committee. Student members will be exposed to various areas of PRN, which can foster cardiac care as a practice interest and future participation in the PRN.
  • Travel awards: Annually a student is selected to a member of the PRN to help support attendance at the Annual Meeting. Applications will open in June. More information will be posted to the ACCP website closer to the submission date. The awards are funded by the Cardiology PRN budget.
  • Various educational opportunities: monthly journal clubs presented by PGY2 residents, Grand Rounds/Case Conference presentations, Webinars
  • Social Media Activities: weekly posts on cardiology pharmacy topics, including Cardiology NAPLEX questions!
  • The Cardiology Mentoring Program: This program pairs residents and students with mentors in clinical practice. The small group interacts by e-mail, by telephone, or at meetings, however group members see fit. The committee that oversees this mentoring project sends out questions or conversation starters every so often to make sure the mentor/mentee groups remain in communication.

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

Total Members: 917
Student Members: 151
Resident Members: 37
Fellow Members: 6

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: 188
Student Members: 45
Resident Members: 3
Fellow Members: 3

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: 294
Student Members: 25
Resident Members: 5
Fellow Members: 0


The Community-Based Practice and Research Network provides a forum for meeting the unique needs of ACCP members practicing in community settings. Specifically, this PRN aims to advance community-based pharmacy practice by enhancing collaboration and networking, developing high quality educational programming focused on the needs of community-based pharmacists, and supporting community-focused practice-based research.

PRN Committees (students, residents, and fellows welcome)

  • Awards Committee: Responsible for soliciting nominations for and selected recipients of PRN awards to recognize members
  • Communications Committee: Responsible for development and distribution of quarterly PRN newsletter and other communications such as PRN opinion papers
  • Nominations Committee: Responsible for developing final candidate slate for PRN officer position(s) and soliciting nominations for ACCP elected positions, awards, and honors
  • Programming Committee: Responsible for planning and coordinating year-round programming and the PRN focus session at Global Conference/ Annual Meeting to meets PRN members’ needs and interests
Total Members: 117
Student Members: 32
Resident Members: 1
Fellow Members: 4

Critical Care

The Critical Care PRN, founded in 1992, optimizes pharmacotherapy outcomes through promotion of excellence and innovation in clinical pharmacy practice, research, and education. To achieve this, the PRN provides members with timely educational updates, opportunities to participate in multicenter research, and a forum for information sharing among a network of around 2000 critical care pharmacists and trainees nationally.

Opportunities and Resources for Trainee Members

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

The ACCP Critical Care PRN welcomes all student, resident, and fellow (SRF) members and encourages activity and engagement in each of its committees: Communications, Membership, Programming, Recognition, Research, Social Media, Trainee Engagement, and Travel Awards. Each committee is led by a Chair and Chair-Elect and consists of a mixture of SRF members and clinical pharmacists who collaborate throughout the year on various committee charges. One additional opportunity for involvement is serving as the SRF Representative. Each year, one SRF member is selected to serve on the Critical Care PRN Steering Committee as a liaison and advocate for other SRF members. Applications for this position typically open in September, so be on the lookout!

The Trainee Engagement Committee provides support in recruiting and maintaining SRF members. Each year, PGY2 Critical Care and PGY2 Emergency Medicine residency program directors are provided information on free Critical Care PRN membership that can be distributed to PGY2 residents. This committee also coordinates an annual feedback survey specifically for SRF members to better optimize involvement opportunities, initiatives, and resources throughout the Critical Care PRN. Some initiatives include the SRF Member Quarterly Spotlight where we highlight outstanding achievements of a selected SRF member, the Poster Preview Session where SRF members can practice their poster presentations and receive feedback prior to the ACCP Annual Meeting, and Twitter Journal Clubs which are developed and facilitated by SRF members along with a mentor. The PRN provides an annual “Keeping Up with the Literature” document aimed at providing strategies and resources for staying current with medical literature and guidelines. To help identify critical care and pharmacy-related conferences for presenting trainee research project work, the PRN compiles a Conferences and Abstracts Guide with important dates and deadlines so SRF members can plan accordingly.

The Critical Care PRN values SRF member engagement within the profession and provides financial support to do so. The PGY2 Critical Care Resident Research grant offers financial support for residents conducting innovative critical care pharmacy research. Additionally, two Critical Care PRN Student Travel Awards and two Critical Care PRN Resident/Fellow Travel Awards are available each year to offset costs for attending and presenting research at the ACCP Annual Meeting. The PRN is active on social media (Twitter: @accpcritprn; Facebook) and encourages SRF members to engage and network through these platforms!

Total Members: 1486
Student Members: 182
Resident Members: 106
Fellow Members: 6

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

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: 211
Student Members: 48
Resident Members: 3
Fellow Members: 2

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. In addition, this committee identifies recipients of the student and resident travel awards.
  • 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: 532
Student Members: 31
Resident Members: 6
Fellow Members: 3

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.

Join us for weekly discussion on emergency medicine and critical care topics on the ACCP EM PRN Podcast and Youtube page.

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

Total Members: 873
Student Members: 199
Resident Members: 68
Fellow Members: 1

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 endocrine disorders, such as diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, obesity and metabolic disorders, as well as other general primary care conditions. The PRN has many members actively involved in leadership positions within ACCP.

Benefits of membership within the E&M PRN include educational programming at meetings, access to the PRN list serve, three yearly PRN newsletters, which include recent updates in the field of E&M and the ability to actively participate and network within the PRN as 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 E&M topic at the PRN Business Meeting which is scheduled on Sunday or Monday 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: 278
Student Members: 31
Resident Members: 9
Fellow Members: 1


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: 212
Student Members: 43
Resident Members: 2
Fellow Members: 3


Established in 2000, the GI/Liver/Nutrition (GILN) PRN consists of clinical pharmacists, trainees, and researchers interested in promoting and advancing practice, research, and education in the areas of gastrointestinal (GI) disease, liver disease, and nutrition.

The GILN PRN offers many opportunities for residents, fellows, and students, including travel awards for the ACCP Annual Meeting, networking with experienced practitioners, and involvement in PRN leadership. Potential opportunities include journal clubs, clinical pearls, and development of the student/resident outreach committee.

Please contact us if you have questions about GILN or our PRN!

PRN Committees

  • Students/residents are encouraged to participate and take advantage of PRN opportunities, such as social media outreach or advocacy participation.
Total Members: 130
Student Members: 12
Resident Members: 4
Fellow Members: 1

Global Health

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, and Scholarship.

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PRN Committees (students welcome)

  • Programming Committee: Responsible for designing symposiums at ACCP Annual Meetings and other venues
  • Member-Engagement Committee: Responsible for disseminating information about the PRN with the intent of recruiting new members; prepares the PRN newsletter; piloting a PRN journal club
  • Scholarship Committee: Responsible for developing collaborative research opportunities for PRN members
Total Members: 106
Student Members: 14
Resident Members: 3
Fellow Members: 4

Health Equity

The Health Equity PRN is composed of clinical pharmacists, postgraduate trainees, and students with an interest in promoting health equity across all practice settings. The Health Equity PRN facilitates educational programming, networking, leadership opportunities, and collaborative research opportunities for individuals interested in reducing health disparities. The Health Equity PRN has standing committees in which all trainees are welcome to volunteer to serve. In addition, the Health Equity PRN has a Trainee Committee dedicated to the following goals:

  • Encourage fellows, residents, and students to serve and participate in Health Equity PRN initiatives
  • Plan networking activities focused on advancement of trainees in the profession
  • Coordinate mentor-mentee placement in a structured mentorship program

To keep up to date on trainee opportunities from the Health Equity PRN, join our PRN and/or follow us on Twitter (@accphleqprn).

Total Members: 136
Student Members: 11
Resident Members: 1
Fellow Members: 3

Health Outcomes

The Health Outcomes Practice and Research Network (PRN) is a group of members from multiple diverse practice settings, including clinical practice, academia, pharmaceutical industry, and consulting and with a diversity of clinical interests. Our members are dedicated to evaluating health practices, services and interventions with an effort to improve patient, community and population health. Our PRN aims to foster the development of our members by promoting excellence in education, research, clinical practice, and policy analysis. The Health Outcomes PRN strongly welcomes student participation. Whether you are looking to learn more about health outcomes research, are looking to develop your research skills, or looking for mentorship and guidance on how to incorporate outcomes research into your pharmacy career, the Health Outcomes PRN offers multiple opportunities for leadership, growth, and development throughout the year. Students are welcome to join the PRN committees including Planning Committee and Awards Committee (see details below). As members, students have access to the email list service where you can send an email to all Health Outcomes PRN members, opportunities to collaborate and learn from other PRN members, participate in programming at the annual meeting including the business meeting, and apply for travel awards to support travel to the annual meeting. Joining the Health Outcomes PRN offers a great way to develop relationships with colleagues with similar interests and established researchers who could act as future mentors and to develop yourself as a future leader and pharmacy researcher.

PRN Committees (students welcome)

  • Planning Committee: This committee plans all Health Outcomes PRN events including quarterly research in progress and research methods webinars, our annual business meeting, and our networking event at the ACCP Annual Meeting.
  • Awards Committee: This committee evaluates applications for student, resident, and fellow travel awards. They are also responsible for reviewing papers published by our members and choosing a paper of the year.

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

Total Members: 131
Student Members: 11
Resident Members: 2
Fellow Members: 7


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.

PRN Committees

  • Students are encouraged to participate and take advantage of PRN opportunities through the regular formation of committees that assist officers in fulfilling annual goals and objectives
Total Members: 515
Student Members: 165
Resident Members: 23
Fellow Members: 6


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.

PRN Committees (students welcome)

  • Research Committee: responsible for stimulating new research ideas that would impact the HIV PRN membership practice and to facilitate collaboration.
  • Education and Programming Committee: responsible for developing the PRN focus session at the ACCP Annual Meeting and promote other educational activities to other specialists.
  • Nominations and Awards Committee: responsible for nominating HIV PRN members for national ACCP awards and developing criteria for HIV PRN awards for trainees.
  • Newsletter and Social Media Committee: responsible for developing a biannual HIV PRN newsletters and updating all HIV PRN social media accounts.
  • Advocacy Committee: responsible for education and promoting legislative and regulatory matters related to HIV and its complications.


  • Students, residents, and fellows are encouraged to be involved subcommittees as well as the HIV PRN annual business meeting.
Total Members: 185
Student Members: 26
Resident Members: 11
Fellow Members: 2


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 monthly webinars organized and executed by our Programming Committee. Our List-serve is used extensively for the sharing of ideas and protocols among practicing immunology and solid organ transplant professionals and allows students, residents, and fellows to extend their perspective beyond just their specific institutional practice. We also have an active Facebook page for members to discuss new manuscripts and to keep the membership “in the know” about social events.

The Immunology/Transplantation PRN seeks to be the voice of the immunology and transplant pharmacy community, with scholarly efforts focused on production of opinion pieces and systematic reviews pertinent to the field.

PRN Committees (students welcome)

  • Nominations Committee: Responsible for nominating member for ACCP Awards, internal IMTR PRN awards, and Fellows of ACCP.
  • 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 trainee travel award and the new annual SEED grant award.
  • Historian/Communications Committee: Responsible for updating existing documents in the Immunology/Transplantation PRN History and Records file. Develop new outreach opportunities using social media, maintain an active Resident Blog to highlight trainees, create an online repository of practice-related documents, generate ACCP and joint newsletters.
  • Programming Committee: Maintain regular scheduled webinars to address the needs and interests of the PRN membership, plan and solicit speakers for the Annual Meeting Focus Session.
  • Workforce Committee: Collect demographic information from our membership and analyze it to determine the ongoing needs of the profession, develop and execute a 5-year plan to ensure the needs of the PRN are met.
  • New Practitioner Council: Enhance student/resident/new practitioner involvement, maintain the IMTR PRN mentorship program, manage and present informational webinars to student ACCP membership to increase knowledge of the transplant pharmacist specialty, plan social events at the Annual Meeting.

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

Total Members: 449
Student Members: 55
Resident Members: 27
Fellow Members: 1

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: 1241
Student Members: 181
Resident Members: 52
Fellow Members: 16


TThe primary mission of the Nephrology PRN is to advance the scope of nephrology pharmacotherapy and to ensure optimal patient outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, or on dialysis. 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.

Nephrology PRN members are active within the organization including providing programing at national meetings, sitting on ACCP wide committees, and publishing opinion papers or nephrology supported research.

The Nephrology PRN allows student members to sit on subcommittees and encourage this engagement.

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

Total Members: 143
Student Members: 10
Resident Members: 3
Fellow Members: 0

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: 179
Student Members: 31
Resident Members: 0
Fellow Members: 1


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 PRN Focus Session and business meeting held at the ACCP Annual Meeting as well as virtual journal clubs and career path roundtable sessions held throughout the year. We connect with our members and other professional organizations through our social media platforms.

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.

Travel Award:

One $1500 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 welcome student involvement 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 and provide education opportunities for the membership 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 engage with the PRN members through social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and increase pediatric pharmacy presence on social media
  • Student: To increase engagement and participation of student member in PRN activities and develop student-lead activities.

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: 638
Student Members: 167
Resident Members: 22
Fellow Members: 2

Perioperative Care

The Perioperative Care PRN represents a diverse group of clinical pharmacists involved in the spectrum of care for the surgical patient. It includes pharmacists involved in the preoperative optimization of scheduled surgical patients, emergency medicine pharmacists involved in the care of pre-surgical patients, perioperative clinical pharmacists, and surgical or ICU pharmacists tasked with post-operative care.

The Perioperative PRN has numerous opportunities for clinical pharmacists, fellows, residents and students to become involved. In addition to travel awards provided for both students and residents to the annual meeting, the PRN leadership intends to cultivate growth of the PRN at the student and resident level. Potential growth opportunities include resident journal clubs, student-provided clinical pearls, and development of the student/resident outreach committee.

PRN Committees (students welcome)

  • Education
  • Research and publication
  • Social networking
Total Members: 119
Student Members: 7
Resident Members: 2
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: 194
Student Members: 88
Resident Members: 0
Fellow Members: 3


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 clinical practice and research. 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 research, clinical implementation, 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 clinical or 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 and committees including the Programming Committee and the Outreach Committee . 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 a $1,000 travel award each year 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: 262
Student Members: 43
Resident Members: 5
Fellow Members: 17


The Pulmonary PRN was founded as ACCPs 26th PRN in 2017. Its mission is to improve the health of patients affected by pulmonary diseases by fostering practice innovation, supporting outcomes and translational research, and providing high-quality education to patients and practitioners. More than 100 current members of ACCP supported the formation of the PRN, with interest areas including classic restrictive (asthma) and obstructive (COPD) lung disorders, interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), autoimmune lung diseases, suppurative lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis (CF) and obliterative bronchiolitis, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), advanced lung failure and lung transplantation, mechanical ventilation, and extracorporeal membranous oxygenation.

The Pulmonary PRN remains focused on engagement of new members. The PRN will hold a Focus Session as well as a Networking Forum at the 2023 ACCP Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX. Our annual Business Meeting will be held via Zoom in September 2023 prior to the Annual Meeting.


  • The Pulmonary PRN will welcome resident and student members in a variety of capacities for mentorship and professional advancement, including through our existing committee structure. Our committees include:
    • Communications Committee
    • Education and Programming Committee
    • Nominations and Awards Committee
    • Research Committee
  • Future travel grants, seed awards, FIT and MeRIT scholarships
Total Members: 92
Student Members: 11
Resident Members: 3
Fellow Members: 1

Women's Health

The Women's Health PRN has about 250 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: Identify and develop projects/initiatives to increase student/resident enrollment and activity in PRN. Host an annual virtual panel with pharmacists who practice in area of women’s health to learn more about career paths involving women’s health. Create and maintain PRN social media outlets with guideline updates and publications of interest to PRN membership. Coordinate and participate in quarterly journal clubs. Help plan member social events at the Annual Meeting.
  • 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 PRN members for national ACCP awards, ACCP fellow, and Women’s Health PRN Vital Contributions award.
  • 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.
  • Awards Committee: Advertise and select student/resident travel award recipient(s) (student members exempt from this activity). Advertise and select member for Women’s Health PRN Vital Contributions Award. Advertise and select member(s) for Women’s Health PRN Practice Grant.

Our student liaisons are able to answer student questions and look 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: 221
Student Members: 73
Resident Members: 4
Fellow Members: 2