Call for Applications: Pharmacy Practice Vision Committee & Education and Development Committee — Volunteers Needed!


Almost two years ago, the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) Board decided to revisit the overall committee structure of the Society. This work was undertaken with a view to reconfigure and consolidate committees to make the work of the Society more effective. Our goal was to focus our volunteer expertise on the strategy, direction, and policy of the organization, and allocate more operational matters such as communications, brand development, and marketing to the professional team at the office. At the Fall Board Meetings in October 2019, the Board voted to adopt a substantial committee restructuring. One of the biggest areas of change is within Pharmacy Practice. Two new committees have been created:

Pharmacy Practice Vision Committee:
This committee will be responsible for making recommendations to the Board that affect the profession as a whole, for example, pharmacy practice standards and quality, professional ethics, inter-professional collaboration, applications of technology in the medication-use process, efficiency and safety of medication-use systems, practitioner activities in public health and for individual patients and others. Click here to see the full terms of reference.

Education and Development Committee:
This committee will be responsible for making recommendations to the Board on topics including assessment and maintenance of competence, student education, post-graduate education and training, workforce supply and demand, evidence-based use of medicines, benefits and risks of drug products, application of drug information in practice, etc. Click here to see the full terms of reference.

As a CSHP member or supporter, you are eligible to volunteer on the Education and Development Committee and the Pharmacy Practice Vision Committee.

Term of appointment for each position: 3 years, 1 additional 3-year term, 6 years maximum, as per terms of reference. However, 2-year terms are also available. Please state your preference.

To be considered for either one of these committees, please send a cover letter, C.V., and completed Privacy, Copyright, and Non-disclosure Form to Christina Adams