Committee Nominations and Information

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Todd Sorensen, AACP President-elect, is seeking volunteers to serve on AACP standing, awards selection and other committees. Dr. Sorensen’s goal through the 2019–20 committees’ work is to focus the Association's efforts on Strategic Priority #3 in the AACP strategic plan. Specifically, he is focused on the transformation of pharmacy practice and how AACP and our member institutions and faculty can work more effectively with strategic partners to accelerate the delivery of paitent care services. A focus on the integration of medication management in collaboration with physicians is a priority. Standing committees will be asked to contribute to action plans to move this important priority forward. Volunteers for awards and advisory committees are also very important to the work of the Assocation.

Self nominations for committees closed on  April 5, 2019. Notifications for the 2019–2020 cycle will be sent to all nominees by mid-June.

For other volunteer opportunities the new Volunteer Management System located in AACP Connect will be launching on May 1!  This will enable you to locate and view all AACP volunteer opportunities in one list with filtering options.  More information to come.

Committee Commitment Information

Standing Committees

Standing committees are established in the AACP Bylaws. These committees meet once in October in the Washington DC area and conduct the rest of their work via e-mail, online or conference call. Travel expenses are reimbursed by AACP.

AACP Standing Committees are:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Argus Commission (consists of the last 5 past presidents)
  • Professional Affairs
  • Research and Graduate Affairs
  • Strategic Engagement
  • Student Affairs

Award Committees

  • Distinguishing Teaching Scholar - work conducted online or via conference call and is approximately a 15-hour commitment over the course of the academic year, with most of this occurring between December and February
  • Master Preceptor Recognition Award - work conducted online or via conference call and is approximately a 10-hour commitment over the course of the academic year, with most of this occurring between January and April
  • Paul R. Dawson Award for Excellence in Patient Care Research - receive award materials in mid-December to review online for a mid or late January conference call.
  • Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award - receive award materials in mid-December to review online for a mid or late January conference call.
  • Rufus A. Lyman Award – work conducted via conference call and emails and is approximately a 20-40 hour commitment, with most of this occurring between January and February
  • Volwiler Research Achievement Award - receive award materials in mid-December to review online for a mid or late January conference call.

Other Committees

All other committees and advisory panels vary and are listed below:

  • Finance Committee - work conducted via email and conference calls.
  • Audit Committee – meets at least twice a year via telephone and the work of the committee is conducted via email and conference calls.
  • Institutional Research & Assessment - work conducted via one to two in person meetings, e-mail, online, and conference calls.
  • Bylaws and Policy Development - work conducted via one in person meeting at the annual meeting, e-mail, and conference calls.
  • AJPE Editorial Board – meets at the Annual Meeting, work conducted via email and conference calls.
  • Nominating - work conducted via email and conference calls.
  • PCAT Advisory - work conducted via two in person meeting (in the spring and at the AACP Annual Meeting), e-mail, and conference calls.
  • PCAT Prep Advisory - work conducted via one to two in person meetings per year, e-mail, and conference call.
  • Pharm4Me Champions Advisory - work conducted via e-mail, online, and conference calls.
  • PharmCAS Advisory - work conducted via one in person meeting at the Annual Meeting, e-mail, online, and conference calls.
  • PharmGrad Advisory - work conducted via one in person meeting at the Annual Meeting, e-mail, online, and conference calls.