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Call for Delegates: Attention ASHP Pharmacist Members
It's Time to Elect Delegates to ASHP's House
by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President
The ASHP Summer meeting for 2019 will be held in Boston and in 2020 it will be in Seattle! ICHP needs to elect three delegates to join Ann Jankiewicz and Noelle Chapman as the Illinois delegation for 2019 and then continue on in 2020. Delegate candidates must be ASHP pharmacist members, planning on attending the ASHP Summer Meetings for both 2019 and 2020 at their own expense, attend one of the Chicago-based Regional Delegate Conferences each May, and provide their own nomination via e-mail, fax or mail to the ICHP office by November 16, 2018.
Nominees must provide nomination statements which include years of membership in ASHP, current employment position, pharmacy association memberships, volunteer experiences related to pharmacy associations and any other relevant information the potential candidate would like to include. However, candidate statements must be limited to 250 words or less. The ICHP Committee on Nominations will select up to six candidates for this year’s ballot. The three candidates receiving the highest vote totals will be credentialed as delegates for 2019 and 2020 and the remaining three candidates will serve as alternate delegates for 2019 only.
The 2019 Summer Meeting is scheduled for June 8-12, 2019 in Boston and June 6-10, 2020 in Seattle. Delegates and alternate delegates are reimbursed for expenses relating to attendance at the Regional Delegate Conferences only and all other expenses are the responsibility of the delegates and alternate delegates. ASHP’s House of Delegates is the policy making body within ASHP and is responsible for and approving all ASHP position statements and practice guidelines.
This is a great opportunity for someone who has served at the state level for some time and wishes to move up within ASHP. It is probably not a good match for someone with no pharmacy association volunteer experience.
Elections will be held at the end of November, with all ASHP pharmacist members eligible to vote via the internet. Election results will be announced in the February KeePosted
. Interested individuals should send their letter of intent and candidate’s statement to Scott Meyers by November 16th at the ICHP office via fax at (815) 227-9294 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org