Peter Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon.), FCCP
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Dr. Peter Vlasses serves as executive director for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education and the evaluation and certification of professional degree programs internationally.

ACPE collaborates with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the American Nurses Credentialing Center in initiating a joint accreditation process (“Accreditation of Continuing Education Planned by the Team for the Team”) to support health care team-focused continuing education that improves patient care and streamlines the accreditation processes.

His professional experience includes service as a clinical faculty member at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (PCPS). He served as head of the Clinical Research Unit and research associate professor of medicine and pharmacology, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and then as associate director, Clinical Practice Advancement Center, and director, Clinical Research & Investigator Services, University HealthSystem Consortium, Oak Brook, Ill. In each of his positions, Dr. Vlasses was involved in innovative interprofessional education, practice and research initiatives.

Dr. Vlasses is a founding member, fellow and past president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). His awards include the Russell R. Miller Award from ACCP in recognition of his sustained and outstanding contributions to the biomedical literature, the ACCP Service Award, the PCPS Alumnus of the Year Award, the Cynthia Davenport Award for exemplary service to the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors, and an honorary doctor of science degree from Mercer University, Atlanta.

Dr. Vlasses received his bachelor of science and doctor of pharmacy degrees from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (PCPS) and served a residency in hospital pharmacy at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
An Opening Session You Won’t Want to Miss This has been an incredible year for advances in interprofessional practice and education. Three major reports were published in the first four months of 2019, each addressing cornerstones of quality interprofessional education and practice: accreditation, interprofessional clinical learning environments and education-practice integration. These reports represent the movement into action of conversations that started, in part, with Conversation Cafes at earlier Nexus Summits. That movement to action was our goal – and we’re proud to bring you the…