How ACCP is Transforming Education in the Clinical Pharmacology Community

ACCP’s membership is comprised of a spectrum of clinical pharmacology professionals, including MDs, PharmDs, PhDs and Students & Trainees. The breadth of affiliations represented includes academia, industry, government, consulting and clinical settings that span the scope from research and drug development to patient-related care. ACCP proudly supports these individuals who are dedicated to advancing clinical pharmacology with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient care.

With such a diverse group, you might ask how ACCP provides the educational tools to satisfy everyone?

As an organization whose primary role is education, ACCP does not concentrate on any one aspect of the discipline. Rather, it seeks to address the educational needs of all healthcare professionals covering a range of topics that span the entire area of the interaction between drugs and humans. In order to achieve this, ACCP is the only clinical pharmacology-focused society that is accredited by two major entities, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Accredited by the ACPE since 1996 and the ACCME since 1997, ACCP has maintained this coveted position by transforming clinical pharmacology education events to meet the extremely high standards of the accrediting bodies as it also addresses the needs of the growing global healthcare community. As a benefit of membership, many educational events are offered at no cost to Member and Annual Meeting attendees.

In addition to Live events such as the ACCP Annual Meeting, ACCP also provides text-based CE for articles in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and a series of Live webinars that are also available On Demand for a three-year period. The ACCP Learning Management System provides 24/7 access to educational materials and now, with our ACCP365 Mobile App, it’s easier than ever to access the educational materials necessary for your professional success!

ACCP Journal CE - available monthly to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credits on select articles from The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology;
  ACCP Virtual Journal Club* - live events that feature a presentation by the author of the featured article, followed by questions and discussion; also available On Demand;

ACCP Fundamentals Tutorials* - designed to provide a "not too technical" overview of clinical pharmacology, the ACCP Fundamentals Tutorials are offered as live webinars featuring a presentation followed by questions and discussion; also available On Demand;
ACCP Therapeutic Dilemmas* - designed to specifically focus on the challenges faced in therapeutic settings, the ACCP Therapeutic Dilemmas series events are offered as live webinars featuring a presentation followed by questions and discussion; also available On Demand;
Other ACCP Webinars - a series of specialty events offered as live webinars featuring a presentation followed by questions and discussion; also available On Demand.

Clinical Pharmacology Education: Pearls for Practice® 

ACCP has partnered with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and their program the Core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) to develop a set of standards representing the core EPA in clinical pharmacology that are published as a series of papers known as the Clinical Pharmacology Education: Pearls for Practice® in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. The series includes eight core topics within the Clinical Pharmacology Education: Pearls for Practice®, including pharmacokinetics & pharmacodynamics, dosage adjustment in young or old age or organ impairment, medication adherence, biologics, drug-drug interactions, working in a healthcare team, utilizing online information sources, and common problem drugs. This is a time in which professional societies with technical expertise and an educational mission – like ACCP – have an exciting opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future of medical education in America. This series of papers is intended to serve as a resource not only for ACCP members, but also for other societies in the discipline, for medical schools, for medical professionals that would like to refresh their prescribing competencies and for the AAMC Core EPA Curriculum Developers’ Guide.