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Councils and Committees

ASHP maintains the following committees to assist in its many activities.


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.


Advisory Bodies


How to Apply

Recommendations for appointments to ASHP committees are currently being accepted for the 2022-2023 term. The deadline for recommendations is November 12, 2021.

ASHP President-elect Paul C. Walker, with the approval of the Board of Directors, appoints members of ASHP Committees. ASHP members are encouraged to recommend themselves or other members for appointment.

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.

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