The five councils are the primary bodies that initiate ASHP policies on professional issues. Policy recommendations are reviewed by the Board of Directors and, ultimately, by the House of Delegates. Councils also advise the Board on ASHP activities within their respective purviews.
- Council on Education and Workforce Development
- Council on Pharmacy Management
- Council on Pharmacy Practice
- Council on Public Policy
- Council on Therapeutics
- Committees of the Board
- Committee on Nominations
- Forums Executive Committees (Pharmacy Student Forum, New Practitioners Forum and Pharmacy Technician Forum Executive Committee)
- Commission on Affiliate Relations
- Commission on Credentialing
- Commission on Goals
- Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission
How to Apply
Recommendations for appointments to ASHP committees are not currently being accepted. The Call for Recommendations for the 2022-2023 term will open in the first week of September 2021.
In making recommendations for appointments, the President-elect takes into consideration geographic distribution, personal qualifications, and previous experience in ASHP and affiliated state societies. ASHP is especially interested in having recommendations that help ensure sufficient diversity in appointments. ASHP is also interested in identifying new practitioners, residents, and students who are well equipped to serve ASHP through engagement on a committee.
Members may recommend more than one individual for any particular committee. The number of recommendations usually far exceeds the number of appointments. Members who have previously been appointed and who would like to continue serving must also submit recommendation materials.
ASHP members must complete the online Appointment Recommendation Submission Form to recommend themselves or someone else for appointment. The form allows members to provide comments on the candidate’s (1) qualifications, (2) experience, (3) areas of special expertise, (4) previous involvement with ASHP or state affiliates, and (5) any special characteristics that will help ASHP achieve a balance of perspectives and diversity. Note that the candidate’s curriculum vitae must be attached to the form when it is submitted.
If you have any questions, please contact the ASHP Executive Office.