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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 2020 will be held in Seattle, Washington from June 6-10 and in 2021 it will be in Long Beach, California from June 5-9! ICHP needs to elect two delegates to join Chris Crank, Andy Donnelly, and Jennifer Phillips as the Illinois delegation for 2020 and then continue on in 2021. ASHP’s House of Delegates is the policy making body within ASHP and is responsible for approving all ASHP position statements and practice guidelines.
Delegate candidates must be ASHP pharmacist members who plan on attending the ASHP Summer Meetings for both 2020 and 2021 at their own expense. In addition, they must attend one of the Chicago-based Regional Delegate Conferences each May (for which delegates and alternate delegates will be provided), and provide their own nomination via e-mail, fax, or mail to the ICHP office by November 15, 2019.
Nominees must provide nomination statements (limited to 250 words or less), 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. The ICHP Committee on Nominations will select up to six candidates for this year’s ballot. The two candidates receiving the highest vote totals will be credentialed as delegates for 2020 and 2021 and the remaining candidates will serve as alternate delegates for 2020 only.
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 on-line. 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 15th at the ICHP office via fax at (815) 227-9294 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .