Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
International Services Program (ISP)


Volume 5, Issue 2
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Commissioner Profile: Indra K. Reddy
I am fascinated to witness how the pharmacy profession continues to advance in various global settings, where pharmacists are assuming greater responsibility in patient care and pushing the boundaries of traditional clinical practice norms.  As one of the most trusted and accessible health care providers, pharmacists are key in sharing vital information with patients.  Pharmacists truly make a difference on a global scale by serving as health care providers and as stewards of wellness and prevention care.
 
It has been my tremendous privilege to serve as Chair of the International Commission.  I am honored to be a part of such a wonderful and committed group of the most knowledgeable and outstanding individuals and to work directly with pharmacy programs from around the world.  Working with the International Services Program has been one of the most exciting engagements of my professional career.  As Commissioners, we are able to witness and participate in, first-hand, the continuous quality enhancement of pharmacy education and practices throughout the world.  It is truly a rewarding and priceless experience.

November 20-22, 2016 IC Meeting: Chicago, IL, USA
International Commissioners & ACPE Staff

Left to right, back row: 
Peter Vlasses (Staff), Mike Rouse (Staff), Indra Reddy (Chair, USA), Anthony Wutoh (Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, USA), Yousif Asiri (Saudi Arabia), and Jeff Wadelin (Staff)
Left to right, front row: 
Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner (USA), Bhojraj Suresh (India) , Jan Engle (USA), and Silvi Kastrati (Staff)
76th FIP World Congress: Buenos Aires, Argentina
The International Services Program (ISP) booth at the 76th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2016 exhibit in Buenos Aires, Argentina
      From left to right:
Mike Rouse (Director of ISP), Michael Mone (President of ACPE Board of Directors), and Peter Vlasses (Executive Director of ACPE)
The International Services Program (ISP) exhibited at the 76th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2016. This year, the congress was hosted in Buenos Aires, Argentina from August 28 to September 1, 2016. ISP staff, Peter Vlasses (Executive Director of ACPE), Mike Rouse (Director of International Services), and Silvi Kastrati (International Coordinator), were on-site to promote the ISP services and activities. The exhibit gave us the unique opportunity to connect and network with individuals from different sectors of the pharmacy world, especially those in Latin America. 

ISP also hosted a reception on Monday, August 29, and several members of the ACPE Board of Directors, International Commission, International Services Program Advisory Group (ISPAG), Memorandum of Understanding partners, SMART Pharmacy Project partners, and representatives of ACPE-Certified programs were in attendance. This was a great opportunity for the team to sincerely thank every individual who works tirelessly to advance the ISP mission and vision regarding pharmacy education.  
Global Conference on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education:         
Nanjing, China 
Members of the ISP team were present at the Global Conference on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education held November 7 - 8, 2016 in Nanjing, China. The conference was organized by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) with the purpose of assembling distinguished pharmacy leaders from different parts of the globe to implement a distinctive global vision and specific goals to improve pharmacy education and the pharmacy workforce. This unique conference was hosted as a result of the need to supply a universal standard which acknowledges the current advancements of pharmacy practice. Post conference, the following documents were published: Global Vision,   Workforce Development Goals, and Nanjing Statements on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education. To read more, click here
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International Consultants

If you are interested in volunteering to be a member of an on-site evaluation teams, or know someone else that might be interested, please contact  Silvi Kastrati , ISP's International Coordinator. 
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