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The Austin Area Society of Health-System Pharmacists is an organization comprised of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who practice in Central Texas.

AASHP is an affiliate of the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

May 10 AASHP CE Dinner Meeting New!

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday May 10, 2017 6:30-8:30 at the County Line on the Lake on Hwy 2222 just east of Loop 360. This will be a CE meeting. The topic is “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: The Role of Thrombolytics in  Pulmonary Embolism”, presented by Hannah Eberle, PharmD, who is currently the Seton Healthcare Family PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Resident.

There will be a limit of 30 attendees and you MUST RSVP on or before Wednesday, May 3, 2017. We will take a waiting list once we have reached the limit and will notify the wait list registrants if there are any cancellations.

To RSVP, click the "Meetings" button on the left or click here to RSVP

If you have a confirmed RSVP and cannot attend, please email cancel@aashp.net so we can release your space to another member.

-- Kathryn G. Merkel, PharmD  BCPS (AQ-ID), BCPPS; President, Austin Area Society of Health System Pharmacists

AASHP Annual Pharmacy Seminar Survey

The 2016 AASHP Annual Seminar is over and I want to thank all of you who supported our program. I especially want to thank the speakers: Scott Soefje, Tony Palmer, Carlos Garcia, Kathryn Merkel, and Gay Dodson. Also, thank you to our generous sponsors: Amy Keel (who could not come, since she had a baby 2 days before the seminar), Richard McGrath and John Flood of Lilly; Alec Carlos of Fresenius Kabi; Phil Perry and Mark Strong of Merck; Damien Danzie of Shire; Mike McIvor of Medimmune and Carrie Crutchfield of Pacira.

Next, I want to thank the committee members who worked on planning and executing this annual seminar: Deana Dossey, Amy Jones, Kathryn Merkel and Heather Miller. We have been working on this since a meeting in January and I truly appreciate their hard work.

Along those lines, if you attended the seminar, please take this quick survey monkey survey which will help us plan for the next one. The link is:


Finally, THANK YOU to the University of Texas Student Society volunteers who helped in various shifts all day.

There are photos!  To see them, visit the AASHP Facebook page -- click in the box on the left or click here: https://www.facebook.com/AustinASHP/

Officer Election Results

We 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 Bylaws (2016)

AASHP Constitution and Bylaws (2007)

AASHP Scholarship Awarded / Request for Donations

We 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.

Thank you for supporting AASHP!

Visit AASHP on Facebook

AASHP now has a Facebook page!  Click the link in the left column then click the Like button to get AASHP updates in your newsfeed!

TSHP Foundation

The TSHP Foundation needs your continuing support to maintain and expand its programs. You can have an impact and help shape the future of Pharmacy in Texas.

Click here for more information about the TSHP Foundation, and here to make a contribution.

AASHP Constitution

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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