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Suggested Tips from the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners (SICP) on How to Get “IN”volved With ASHP

The essential community for those on the frontline of pharmacy practice.

The “In” Section: Influential, Innovative, Indispensable – The mission of the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners (SICP) is to support the personal and professional development and broad interests of members to achieve optimal patient outcomes by promoting best practices, opportunities for networking, collaboration, and creating tools and resources for members across diverse inpatient practice settings.

To apply for an appointment for a Section Advisory Group (SAG) or the Educational Steering Committee (ESC) from February through May 1 every year, visit the Advisory Group and Committee Appointments page.

How Can YOU get more “IN”volved?

Subscribe from your ASHP account on, under the orange box in the upper right-hand corner, go to “Member Center” and “My ASHP,” and select “Update My Account Information.” Under the “Membership Category” on the left, Select “ Membership Sections” and select the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners as your Primary Section to send you appropriate practice updates, newsLinks and correspondence. Note, you may select as many secondary section memberships as you like. While you are here, check your ASHP Contact Information too!

Involvement with State Affiliate Leadership and Advocacy - ASHP state affiliates provide a great way for you to network and get involved in the chapter in your state. State affiliates also elect delegates to the ASHP House of Delegates.

"Connect with Other Practitioners" ASHP Connect (actively  participate, get involved in the discussions, and become a blogger)

The SICP has a general community, the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioner, as well as specific communities for Small and Rural Hospitals, Medication Safety, and Investigational Drug Service and IRB Practitioners. There is also a special community just for Pharmacy Technicians. Participate in discussions with others with your practice interest from across the country.

Participate in an ASHP Meeting: Attend an ASHP national meeting, including the Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition, National Residency Preceptors Conference, Leaders Conference, or Summer Meetings and Exhibition.

Get more “IN”volved in an ASHP national meeting: 1) submit or review a poster; 2) be a poster mentor; 3) submit a proposal for programming at the Midyear Clinical Meeting, 4) submit a pearl or poster for the National Residency Preceptors Conference.   

Participate in Guidance Development by commenting on draft ASHP guidance documents such as guidelines.

AJHP Volunteer - serve as a reviewer or contributor for AJHP via a submission (editorial, clinical review, therapy update, report, or commentary) or as a reviewer.  Contact the AJHP division to get involved.

Apply for an appointment to a Section Advisory Groups (SAG) or the Educational Steering Committee – SICP advisory groups and educational steering committee offer you the opportunity to participate with ASHP and colleagues who share the same professional interests. To apply for an appointment for a Section Advisory Group (SAG) or the Educational Steering Committee (ESC) from February through May 1 every year, visit the Advisory Group and Committee Appointments page. Members network, create resources for ASHP members, and discuss professional issues. We welcome YOUR experience and expertise!

  • Compounding Practice
  • Medication Safety
  • Pharmacy Practice Experiences Precepting
  • Small and Rural Hospitals
  • Educational Steering Committee 

ASHP Councils, Commission and other Committees - Many opportunities exist within the overall ASHP governance structure, from gaining appointment to one of the five ASHP Councils or the Commission on Affiliate Relations.  Each Fall you can nominate yourself or be nominated by your colleagues.

Section Executive Committee – The Executive Committee directs the activities and programs of the Section and advises ASHP staff on ways to better meet the needs of ASHP's section members. The Section Executive Committees  is composed of Section members elected to one of the following offices:

Chair - Serves three years - first as Chair-Elect, then Chair, then Immediate Past-Chair.
Director-at-Large - Serves three years - first as Director-at-Large-Elect and then two years as Director-at-Large.


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