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

Volume 6, Issue 1
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Translations Available from ACPE's International Services Program
ACPE has translated portions of the website dedicated to the International Services Program (ISP) in the following languages: Arabic , Chinese , French , and Spanish . Translations of ISP's Eligibility Criteria and FAQ's section are now available. 
Commissioner Profile: Janet P. Engle

Serving as a chair and commission member of the ACPE International Commission has been a great experience.  Quality assurance of pharmacy education through accreditation and certification both in the US and abroad, has always been an interest of mine.  Having spent many years working with pharmacy faculties in Asia, it has been exciting to extend that effort to other parts of the world. In order to assure optimal medication use and therapeutic outcomes and deliver the very best care to our patients, it starts with providing pharmacists with a strong foundation from their professional degree program. The work of the ACPE International Commission helps promote and advance the quality of pharmacy education worldwide to meet that goal.  To be able to participate in these activities on a global level, sharing best practices in pharmacy education all over the world, has been a unique, enriching experience.

May 8 - 9, 2017 IC Meeting: Chicago, IL, USA
International Commissioners

Left to right, back row: 
Martha M. Rumore (ACPE Board Liaison, USA), Indra Reddy (USA), Yousif A. Asiri (Saudi Arabia), Yen Huei (Tony) Tarn (Taiwan), and Anthony Wutoh (Chair, USA)
Left to right, front row: 
Janet P. Engle (USA), Patricia Acuña-Johnson (Chile), and Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner (USA)
Absent: Bhojraj Suresh (India)
"Best Practices for Planning Educational Assessment and Curriculum Mapping" Second Regional Faculty Development Workshop 
Al Ain University - Abu Dhabi Campus, UAE
 March 5 - 6, 2017  
Participants at the Second Regional Faculty Development Workshop, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Noor Aldeen S. Atatreh (Chancellor, Al Ain University) speaking at the Second Regional Faculty Development Workshop
The  Second Regional Faculty Development Workshop titled "Best Practices for Planning Educational Assessment and Curriculum Mapping" was organized by Al Ain University (AAU) of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi Campus, UAE, in conjuction with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). 

The two-day workshop was led by Drs. Fadi M. Alkhateeb and Linda S. Garavalia and more than 50 participants from multiple universities in the region were in attendance. The workshop was delivered using the AACP institute model and it addressed curricular assessment, including strategies to develop evaluation methods and the effective use of the assessment data collected. 
Leadership Development Conclave
Nurturing the Next Generation Pharmacy Leader
 Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India 
May 1 - 3, 2017

Designed for emerging leaders, the Leadership Development Conclave took place in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India on May 1 - 3, 2017. Mike Rouse (Director of ISP) and Arijana Mestrovic (ISPAG member) were presenters in this unique program designed to equip upcoming academics with a broader understanding of the leadership needs and challenges of the pharmacy profession. Focused on leadership, change and innovation, the participants of the program worked on building their leadership and organizational skills. 
Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)
The MOU between ACPE and the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions (AQACHEI) was signed April 11, 2017.  The US and Jordanian accrediting bodies have agreed to cooperate and collaborate to advance the quality of pharmacy education. 
On March 6, 2017, ACPE and the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding. Both organizations have agreed to collaborate together in initiatives that will improve pharmacy education in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  
SMART Pharmacy Project Expands to Three More Countries
SMART Pharmacy - EGYPT
ACPE, PharmaExpert, and 57357 Children's Cancer Hospital Foundation collaboration
SMART Pharmacy - OMAN   ACPE, PharmaExpert, and Directorate General of Medical Supplies  collaboration
Collaboration between ACPE, PharmaExpert, and the Life Sciences Academy
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International Volunteers

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