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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 Summer Social Registration

Registration for the AASHP Summer Social is now open.  Click here to sign up!

The social event will be held at the Cap City Comedy Club on Wednesday August 10 since Julie Nelson won a party for 20 (note limit) at the TSHP Research and Education Foundation raffle at the TSHP annual seminar in April.

The doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8. We have reserved seating. Members who make the cutoff should mention my name at the ticket office and they will be let in free.  Members on the "stand-by list" can attend but must pay the entrance fee.

I have ordered a few appetizers and some sodas/tea. Each person who attends must purchase at least two items of food and/or beverages. Extra parking is available at Austin Billiards and across the street at Hobby Lobby.

Mark Your Calendars!

Other "mark your calendar" dates for this announcement 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) and 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."

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 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 .

Paypal Links for Annual Seminar (Experimental -- please don't use yet)

Exhibitors: PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!

Pharmacist Members: PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!

Resident/Students: PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!

2 Tech registrations for 1 price: PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!

Non-Members: PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!


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PO Box 92341 • Austin, Texas 78709-2341

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