PPA News

Posted by: Matthew Helms on Dec 3, 2015

The American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) and the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) have entered into an affiliation agreement that will increase member benefits for both organizations.

The agreement opens up opportunities for the two organizations to develop additional educational activities for their members. It encourages the two organizations to work together on educational programs that would be held during or consecutively to each organization’s annual meeting as well as other educational events. It also allows each organization to advertise publications and programs to members of the other organization.

“The agreement brings together two pre-eminent groups, each with about the same number of members with relatively little overlap,” said Bernd Meibohm, PhD, ACCP President. “Our missions are complimentary in that each organization supports both research applications and clinical care. ACCP embraces clinical pharmacologists from all backgrounds, with many ACCP members involved in pediatric drug development or patient care. Working with PPAG will help both of us accomplish our missions and enhance our stature,” Dr. Meibohm said.

​Jared Cash, PharmD, PPAG President added, "We are very excited to be affiliated with the American College of Clinical Pharmacology and look forward to working with their leadership and members in enhancing educational opportunities within both groups."

The agreement was approved by the Boards of both organizations and is in effect until the Boards agree that it is no longer mutually beneficial.

The American College of Clinical Pharmacology's mission is to (1) To improve health by optimizing therapeutics; (2) Provide innovative leadership and interdisciplinary education that will enable the generation, integration and translation of scientific knowledge to optimize the research, development and utilization of medication for the benefit of all. For more information about ACCP, click here.

The Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group is an international, nonprofit, professional association representing the interests of pediatric pharmacists and their patients. We are dedicated to improving medication therapy in children. Our sole purpose is to promote safe and effective medication use in children through communication, education, and research. For more information about PPAG, click here.