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Attention ASHP Pharmacist Members
It’s That Time Again to Elect Delegate to ASHP’s House
by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President
The ASHP Summer meeting for 2018 will be held in Denver and in 2019 it will be in Seattle! ICHP needs to elect two delegates to join Jennifer Phillips, Travis Hunerdosse and Carrie Sincak as the Illinois delegation for 2018 and then continue on in 2019. Delegate candidates must be ASHP pharmacist members, planning on attending the ASHP Summer Meetings for both 2018 and 2019 at their own expense, attend one of the Chicago-based Regional Delegate Conferences each late April or early May, and provide their own nomination via e-mail, fax or mail to the ICHP office by November 20, 2017.
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 2018 and 2019 and the remaining three candidates will serve as alternate delegates for 2018 only.
The 2018 Summer Meeting is scheduled for June 3-6, 2018 in Denver. No date has been set for the 2018 event but we know it should be in early June of that year. 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 in late November with all ASHP pharmacist members eligible to vote via the internet. Election results will be announced in the January KeePosted. Interested individuals should send their letter of intent and candidates statement to Scott Meyers at the ICHP office via fax at (815) 227-9292 or e-mail to email@example.com .