Councils, Committees, and Advisory Bodies

In addition to our member elected Board of Directors, ASHP also maintains the following councils, committees, and advisory bodies to assist ASHP in a variety of important 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

Recommendations for appointments to ASHP committees are not currently being accepted. The Call for Recommendations for Appointments for the 2018 – 2019 term will open in the first week of September 2017.

The ASHP President-elect, 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 having recommendations that help ensure sufficient diversity in appointments. ASHP is also interested in identifying new practitioners, residents, and students who are well equipped to serve ASHP through an appointment to one of these bodies.

Members may recommend more than one individual for any particular body. The number of recommendations usually far exceeds the number of appointments. Members who have previously been appointed and who would like to continue serving must also submit recommendation materials.

To recommend someone for appointment, an ASHP member must 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 attached to the form when it is submitted.

If you have any questions, please contact the ASHP Executive Office at

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