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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.

AASHP Annual Pharmacy Seminar -- Register Now!

The AASHP Annual Pharmacy Seminar will be held on Saturday October 22, 2016 at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Campus in Round Rock 3950 N A.W. Grimes Blvd, Round Rock, Texas 78665.

Target Audience: Pharmacists, Technicians, & Pharmacy Students

CE Hours: 6 contact hours (0.6 CEUs)

Questions: Contact officer@aashp.net  or President Julie Nelson at jnelson@austin.rr.com.

Click here to download or print a flyer with the complete agenda.  A new tab or browser window will open.

You can now register for the AASHP Annual Seminar by clicking one of the buttons below.   You do not need a Paypal account -- just a credit card.

Exhibitors $500 PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!
Pharmacist Members $60 PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!
Resident/Students $20 PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!
2 Technician registrations for 1 price* $20 PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!
Non-Members $90 PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!
*Please email your name and the name of the second technician attendee to rsvp@aashp.net.  Please use the subject "Second technician for buy-1-get-1-free registration" (or click the link above).

To reduce costs, we will not be providing printed handouts.  If you would like copies of the slides to print or for your phone or tablet, please download the following links:

Powerpoint: New!
Adobe Acrobat PDF: New!

If you will have an internet connection at the seminar, you can also use the above links to follow along on your phone, tablet or laptop.

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."

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 40 members (this was previously 30 members). After 40 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 by email at cancel@aashp.net to cancel your reservation so that we can open it to someone else.

Click here to download a flyer, and click here to RSVP.

Very important: after you register on this AASHP website, for CE, you must register here:

In addition to this website, all attendees (even those that do not wish to receive CE) must also register here: http://www.mycecenter.com

  1. Click on the orange-colored Registration button that says: "Click Here To Register For CE Programs"

  2. Click on the Register link for the program you wish to attend

  3. Please make sure you are selecting the correct program

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.

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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