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.