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 2024-2025 term will open in the first week of September 2023.
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 receiving recommendations that help ensure our committee appointments reflect the diverse demographics, experiences and perspectives of our members, and the patients and communities they serve. ASHP is also interested in identifying new practitioners, residents, pharmacy technicians, and students to serve ASHP through engagement on a committee.
Members may self-recommend and/or recommend others, and may recommend more than one applicant for any particular committee. Current committee members who would like to be considered for continued appointment must also submit recommendation materials.
To apply or recommend, please complete the online Appointment Recommendation Submission Form. 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 uploaded to the form when it is submitted. The number of recommendations usually far exceeds the number of appointments, but ASHP is extremely pleased to offer many ways to get involved, and encourages all who are interested to apply.
If you have any questions, please contact the ASHP Executive Office.