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Attention ASHP Pharmacist Members
It's Time To Elect Delegates for ASHP's House
by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President
The ASHP Summer meeting for 2021 will hopefully be held in Long Beach, California from June 5-9 and in 2022 it will be in Phoenix, AZ from June 11-15! It’s the first time for both of these cities to ever be sited for this annual event! ICHP needs to elect three delegates to join Bernice Man and Charlene Hope as the Illinois delegation for 2021 and then continue on in 2022. ASHP’s House of Delegates is the policy making body within ASHP and is responsible for approving all ASHP position statements and practice guidelines. While currently the meeting is planned as an in-person event, we have learned from this year that this can change.
Delegate candidates must be ASHP pharmacist members who plan on attending the ASHP Summer Meetings for both 2021 and 2022 at their own expense. In addition, they must attend one of the Rosemont-based Regional Delegate Conferences typically held each year in late April or early May (for which delegates and alternate delegates will be reimbursed by ICHP for their expenses). Interested individuals should provide their own nomination via e-mail, fax or mail to the ICHP office by November 15, 2020.
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 2021 and 2022 and the remaining candidates will serve as alternate delegates for 2021 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 email@example.com