APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
The APhA-APPM SIGs are member-driven groups focused on key areas of interest. Many SIGs have committees and work groups where APhA members can create resources, provide webinars, and work on other projects to help other APhA members in their pharmacy practices. Each SIG has its own community on the APhA Engage platform where SIG members discuss hot topic issues, share resources, and provide advice and support to each other as they grow their professional networks. SIGs can be formed by any APhA-APPM member.
Care of Underserved Patients SIG
The Care of Underserved Patients SIG is a network of practitioners, administrators, and educators who provide care for underserved patient populations and utilize the expertise and resources of that network to empower all pharmacists to provide patient-centered care to underserved patient populations.
The Compounding SIG is a network community within APhA-APPM where pharmacists and student pharmacists share ideas, education, and advocacy for compounding pharmacy.
Diabetes Management SIG
The Diabetes Management SIG is a network for pharmacists and student pharmacists who share an interest in the area of diabetes management.
Immunizing Pharmacists SIG
The Immunizing Pharmacists SIG is a network for pharmacists and student pharmacists who share an interest in the area of immunizations.
Medical Home/ACO SIG
The Medical Home/ACO SIG is a network for practitioners, administrators and educators who share an interest regarding new models for patient care, specifically the patient–centered medical home and accountable care organizations (ACOs).
Medication Management SIG
The Medication Management SIG provides pharmacists from different practice areas an opportunity to communicate professional interests, concerns, and prospective goals for MTM services.
Nuclear Pharmacy Practice SIG
The Nuclear Pharmacy Practice SIG serves pharmacists involved in the specialty practice of nuclear pharmacy by providing its stakeholders an avenue in which to fulfill individual professional goals and support the goals of the Academy.
Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG
The Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG supports pharmacists and student pharmacist interns who care for individuals with acute/chronic pain and pain associated with life-limiting illnesses. The SIG also focuses on associated addictions of any kind.
The Preceptor SIG is a professional network of pharmacists who share an interest in any or all aspects of precepting student pharmacists and/or pharmacy residents. The APhA-APPM Preceptor SIG is the only SIG not open to student pharmacists, which creates a secure environment for preceptors to share advice openly with each other.
Public Health SIG
The purpose of the Public Health SIG is to serve as the leading convening body across APhA and the profession to promote and advance the role of the pharmacist in public health.
Transitions of Care SIG
The Transitions of Care SIG is a professional network of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working to overcome transitional challenge and enhance collaboration among pharmacists in all practice setting as they provide care to patients during transitions to/from various practice settings.
How to Join an APhA-APPM SIG
Follows these easy steps to join one or more APhA-APPM SIGs.
- Log into pharmacist.com with your username and password.
- Click on "My Account".
- Select "Academies, Sections, and SIGs" on the left-hand side of the page.
- Click on "Edit" in the right-hand side of the page.
- Select APhA-APPM as your Primary or Secondary Academy.
- Under "APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups (APhA-APPM SIGs)" check the box next to all SIGs of interest.
APhA-APPM SIG ENGAGE Communities: Connect with SIG Leaders and Members
APhA ENGAGE, your members-only online discussion community, is a key APhA member benefit that allows you to network and connect with other APhA members in various practice settings. Each APhA-APPM SIG has its own community on Engage. You can access APhA Engage by visiting http://engage.pharmacist.com and logging in with your APhA username and password. To help you get the most out of Engage, visit the About Engage section, watch tutorial videos, and read FAQs about the platform.
- Learn: Make New Contacts on APhA ENGAGE (1 min 3 sec)
- Explore: APhA ENGAGE Communities and Discussion Boards (4 min 27 sec)
- Share and Search: Member-Contributed Resources like PDFs, Word docs, tutorials, and webinars within your APhA ENGAGE communities (2 min 26 sec)
How to Start an APhA-APPM SIG
Any APhA-APPM members can petition the APhA-APPM Executive Committee to form a new SIG. The Guidelines for APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups and the Application for APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups are the key resources an APhA member will need to start the process. If you have questions after reviewing the Guidelines and Application, contact APhA staff Margaret Tomecki for assistance.