The Austin Area Society of Health-System Pharmacists is an organization comprised of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who practice in Central Texas.
September 15 AASHP/CAPA Joint Dinner Meeting
The joint CAPA/AASHP meeting will be held on Thursday, September 15, with arrival time at 6:30 and dinner/program to start at 7 pm. The meeting will be held at Freda's Seafood Grill at 10903 Pecan Park Blvd., Austin, Tx., 78750. This will be a CE meeting on Type 2 diabetes in Children and Adolescents. Please RSVP as soon as possible since our limit is 30 members. After 30 members RSVP, we will take a waiting list and let you know if any seats open up. If you get a seat and for some reason cannot attend, PLEASE notify us to cancel your reservation so that we can open it to someone else.
Very important: after you register on this AASHP website, for CE, you must register here:
To receive CE, attendees must also register here: http://www.mycecenter.com
For problems or questions regarding online registration, call 800-232-4422.
P.S. Do not forget about our annual seminar on Saturday October 22! Registration is open on our web site with PayPal buttons.
Mark Your Calendars! Annual Seminar!
Upcoming "mark your calendar" dates are: a joint meeting with CAPA on September 15 at Freda's Seafood Grill in North Austin. My CE Center will provide the CE and the topic will be on Type 2 Diabetes.
Also, mark your calendar for the AASHP Annual Seminar on October 22 (click here to download a flyer). The seminar will be held at the Texas A&M Health Science Building in Round Rock and check in will be on the second floor. Paypal registration links are below.
Finally, mark your calendars for Wednesday November 9. TSHP lobbyist Brad Shields and TSHP President Sidney Phillips will be here to discuss the upcoming legislative session and how we can get involved. This will also be a CE meeting.
I want to thank the AASHP members who have volunteered to work at the Volunteer Healthcare Clinic in July. Those members are: Julie Krapfel (two nights!! WOW!), Berni Patterson, Mitch Lestico, Thu Le and myself.
Finally, I will be sending out a request soon for all our members to contribute to the Austin Area Society of Health System Pharmacists scholarship with the TSHP Research and Education Foundation. If all of our members contributed $25-$50, we could get the endowment up to the $30,000 needed to be able to offer a $1000 scholarship. AASHP will match all funds donated by our members up to $4,000. We need to raise $8,000. Here are words from our 2016 scholarship winner, Qasim Adil: "Growing up in a low-income family with 5 children, I wasn't expected to accomplish much or even go to college. For the first two years of my education, I was lucky enough to have access to federal and state funding which made paying for school a little bit easier. However, this year those funds have run out and I'm so grateful to TSHP for stepping in and helping me fill the gap! To me, being the recipient of this scholarship means being recognized for working to advance the profession of pharmacy and enhance patient care every day! Having these funds available frees me to allocate my time to volunteer activities and serving the underserved while reducing the stress that comes along with trying to fund my education."
Paypal Links for Annual Seminar
You can now register for the AASHP Annual Seminar by clicking one fo the buttons below. You do not need a Paypal account -- just a credit card.
Officer Election ResultsWe are pleased to announce the results of the election of officers. Amy Jones will be our secretary/treasurer and Kathryn Merkel will be our president-elect. Julie Nelson, President and Kathryn Merkel, President Elect were installed into their respective offices on Sunday April 24 at the TSHP Annual Seminar Installation Luncheon along with many of the other local chapter officers.
AASHP Bylaws and Constitution
The updated AASHP Bylaws have been posted, along with the AASHP constitution and previous bylaws.
AASHP Scholarship Awarded / Request for DonationsWe are also pleased to announce that the AASHP scholarship was awarded by the TSHP Research and Education Foundation Scholarship Committee to Mohammad Adil of the University of Texas College of Pharmacy. Mohammad has served this past year as the student liaison to AASHP from the UT Student Society of Health System Pharmacists. Congratulations Mohammad Adil!!
We will need to conduct a fund raising drive to get the AASHP scholarship with the TSHP Research and Education Foundation up to a $30,000 endowment. The market investments are not giving a high enough rate of return to provide a $1000 scholarship at the current endowment level. Therefore, the TSHP Research and Education Foundation Board of Directors has set the endowment level at $30,000. We are currently at $22,000 plus.
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The Austin Area Society of Health-System Pharmacists Constitution has been amended with changes to the by-laws. The changes were approved by the membership at the October, 2007 meeting and the amended Constitution has been posted on our website (click to download).
Thanks to the officers of AASHP and especially Deanna Dossey, AASHP Past President, for spearheading the process of amending the AASHP Constitution so that we may better serve the members of our organization.
The History of AASHP
Deana Dossey, Past-President of AASHP has compiled a very interesting history of AASHP (thanks, Deana!).
Click here to read the article, and be sure to send additions, corrections, and comments to Deana at .
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