Call for ASHP Delegate Nominations

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President
September 21, 2012

The ASHP Summer Meeting for 2013 will be in Minneapolis, MN, and in 2014 it could be anywhere!  ASHP hasn’t identified the city yet, and who knows which cities are high on the list with ASHP at decision time?  

Regardless of where the meetings will take place, ICHP needs to elect three delegates to join Desi Kotis and Carrie Sincak as the Illinois delegation for 2013.  Delegate candidates must be ASHP members, who plan to attend the ASHP Summer Meetings for both 2013 and 2014 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 October 15, 2012.  Nominees must be pharmacist members of ASHP, and nomination statements should 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 the final six candidates for this year’s ballot.  The three candidates receiving the highest vote totals will be credentialed as delegates for 2013 and 2014, and the remaining three candidates will serve as alternate delegates for 2013 only.

The 2013 Summer Meeting is scheduled for June 1-5, 2013 in Minneapolis.  No date has been set for the 2014 meeting, 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, but all other expenses are the delegates’ and alternate delegates’ responsibilities.  ASHP’s House of Delegates is the policy making body within ASHP and is responsible for electing ASHP’s Treasurer (to occur in 2013) 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 experience.  

Elections will be held this November with all ASHP pharmacist members eligible to vote via the internet.  Election results will be announced in the January 2013 issue of KeePosted.

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