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Registration now open for International Congress!

44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy logoAIHP is pleased to announce that registration for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy is now open. People planning to attend the Congress can register online at the official website for the Congress.

The cost for full registration for the four-day conference (September 5-8, 2019) is $455 through May 14, 2019. That price covers all plenary and podium sessions, lunch on Friday and Saturday, and special receptions on Thursday and Friday evenings. Tickets for the closing gala/banquet on Saturday evening cost an additional $95 per person. Students can register at the special discounted price of $190 through May 14.

Please read more for additional information about events and scientific tours at the Congress!

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Call for Nominations for the 2019 Sonnedecker Prize

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2019 AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize. The deadline for receipt of nominations is July 1, 2019.

The 2019 Sonnedecker Prize will be awarded to the author(s) of the best scholarly article published during the 2018 calendar year on the history of some facet of pharmacy practice or pharmacy education in the United States. The award comes with a $1,000 monetary prize.

Publications eligible for nomination for the award must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be published (including electronic appearance) in a peer-reviewed academic journal during 2018;
  2. Focus on the history pharmacy practice or the history of pharmacy education or aspects of the history of both pharmacy practice and pharmacy education in the United States (including the Colonial period);
  3. Represent exemplary historical research methodology and interpretation, and;
  4. Be written clearly.
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Mickey Smith Contributes $10,000 to the Gregory J. Higby Fund

Longtime AIHP member Mickey Smith, PhD, RPh, has contributed $10,000 to support the recently created Gregory J. Higby Fund. AIHP's Board created the Fund to mark the retirement of Gregory Higby after serving as the Institute's Executive Director for more than 30 years.

AIHP Board President William Zellmer thanked Dr. Smith for his extraordinary gift, stating: "Dr. Smith's generous support of the Institute and the Higby Fund is truly appreciated and is a fitting expression of gratitude for Dr. Higby's dedicated service to the Institute."

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Pharmacy in History vol. 60, no. 4 Published

Cover of Pharmacy in History vol. 60, no. 4 (2018)AIHP is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Pharmacy in History, volume 60, number 4 (2018). This edition marks the final issue edited by recently retired Editor Greg Higby, who edited 111 issues of Pharmacy in History between 1987 and 2018. Thanks for all the hard work, Greg!

The lead articles are “(Not) a Bromide Story: Myth-Busting Bromide of Potassium to Create a Case Study of Change and Continuity in Nineteenth-Century medicine” by Susan Lamb, and “'Love Him and Let Him Go': The American Colonization Society's James Brown—Pioneering African-American Apothecary in the United States and Liberia, 1802-1853, Part II—Liberia" by Greg Bond.

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AIHP Welcomes New Director Melissa Corrigan

AIHP Director Melissa Murer CorriganAIHP is pleased to announce that Melissa Murer Corrigan, FAPHA, FASHP, has been appointed to the Institute’s Board of Directors.

Melissa has served in senior leadership positions in a variety of settings. From 1994 to 2011, she served as the founding Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, where she was responsible for designing, building and launching the first (and now largest) pharmacy technician credentialing program. In that role, she was known for her skill in building alliances with an array of stakeholder groups across the pharmacy profession.

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Historical Director's Thoughts

AIHP Historical Director Lucas RichertSince I assumed the role of AIHP’s Historical Director and Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy in History in early 2019, I have gained tremendous respect for the work that Greg Higby, Greg Bond, and Beth Fisher have effectively handled year in and year out.

Along with Dennis Birke, the new Executive Director of AIHP, the team and I have traded countless emails and held regular meetings since my arrival just to try to keep track of the files, data, and the publishing and production plans. And I’m not even mentioning all of the effort being devoted to planning the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy in September in Washington, D.C.

The learning curve has been steep for me and it has become obvious how much time and effort has been expended by the group.

Please read more for to learn about our exciting plans for the future!

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Upcoming events of interest to historians of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, medicines, science, and related fields:

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