American College of Clinical Pharmacology
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The American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACP) is a national organization of Clinical Pharmacology healthcare professionals who remain dedicated to advancing clinical pharmacology with the goal of providing exceptional patient care.
History and mission
In the 1960s, a group of eminent physicians formulated the concept of an organization dedicated to a new branch of pharmacology that dealt with the effectiveness and safety of drugs in man. As a result of their efforts, the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) was founded on September 11, 1969.
The mission is to improve health by optimizing therapeutics and to provide leadership and education that enables the generation, integration and translation of scientific knowledge to optimize research, development and utilization of medication for the benefit of all.
Levels of membership in ACP are Retired, Student, Member and Fellow (FCP). Fellowship is the organization's way of noting outstanding achievement in the discipline. Fellows require specific credentials and are recommended by their peers and reviewed by the board of regents.
The college organizes an annual meeting and many other meetings. There are several committees. There are special programs for students and to promote the discipline in developing countries.
Education and information resources
ACCP promotes the rational use of medications in humans through research, development and regulation of medications, and education of healthcare professionals and patients on the optimal utilization of medications.
ACCP is an accredited provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE). Within clinical pharmacology its programs focus on: translational medicine, biomarkers, clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, quantitative methodologies, factors that can affect exposure-response, therapeutic biologics, pharmacoepidemiology / pharmacogenomics, pharmacoeconomics, drug monitoring, clinical trial design and, experimental pharmacology.
- "About ACCP". ACCP. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- "ACCP History and Philosophy". Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- "ACCP - American College of Clinical Pharmacology". CQ Counter.com. Retrieved 10 July 2013.