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Call for Abstracts—44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy

44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy logoThe Program Committee for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy is soliciting proposals for oral presentations and poster presentations for the Congress to be held 5‑8 September 2019 in Washington, DC.

Attendees are invited to submit abstracts on topics pertaining to “The Pharmacist and Quality Medicines,” including the training, practice and regulation of pharmacists or the social, scientific, technological, or economic aspects of pharmaceuticals and the pharmaceutical industry.

Abstracts, not exceeding 500 words, must be submitted online. The deadline for oral presentation submissions is 1 April 2019 and the deadline for poster presentation submissions is 1 May 2019. For more information about the Congress, please visit http://44ichp.org.

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AIHP Historical Studies Committee Publishes Article in AJPE

The AIHP Historical Studies Committee has had an article accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Members of the Committee surveyed 100 American schools and colleges of pharmacy about the inclusion of the history of pharmacy in their curricula.

The authors found that, among surveyed instructors who taught the history of pharmacy, "there appears to be a desire for more time to be spent on pharmacy history teaching, as well as a desire for some form of pedagogical assistance in the form of instructional materials." The article encouraged the use of the recently adopted AIHP Guidelines on Teaching History in Pharmacy Education.

To read a pre-print of the article, please visit the AJPE website or download the article (.pdf).

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2018 AIHP Business Meeting Featuring History of Opioid Crisis Lecture by David Herzberg

AIHP Board Member David HerzbergMark your calendars for the annual AIHP Business Meeting webinar scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 1:00 PM CST. The meeting webinar will feature a special live lecture by AIHP Board Member David Herzberg, a Professor of History at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), entitled “The Opioid Crisis in Historical Perspective: What We Can Learn From a Century of Addiction to Pharmaceuticals.”

The 2018 AIHP Business Meeting will also honor retiring AIHP Executive Director Greg Higby for his more than 35 years of dedicated service to the Institute. Stay tuned for more details and for instructions for accessing the webinar from your computer.

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AIHP Attends History of Pharmacy Book Release & Artifact Exhibit in Beloit

Cover of the book Soda Fountains to Robots: The 100-Year History of Grand Avenue Pharmacy and the Era of Independent Pharmacies in Beloit, Wisconsin Earlier this month, AIHP staff members attended the release party for a new book about the history of independent pharmacies in Beloit: Soda Fountains to Robots: The 100-Year History of Grand Avenue Pharmacy and the Era of Independent Pharmacies in Beloit, Wisconsin.

The book is primarily an in-depth history of a pharmacy that was located for more than 100 years (under various names) at the corner of West Grand Avenue and 8th Street in Beloit. Authored by Connie Sveum, the wife of a former owner of the pharmacy, the book is available for purchase from the Beloit Historical Society.

Read more to see a gallery of images from a display of pharmacy antiques that accompanied the book launch.

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Pharmacy in History vol. 60, no. 1 & 2 Published

Pharmacy in History, volume60, number 1 & 2 (2018) coverAIHP is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Pharmacy in History, volume 60, number 1 & 2 (2018).

The lead articles are "Francis Peyre Porcher, M.D.: Botanist, Physician, Pharmacist, and Scientist" by Amy Gregg, which explores the career of this trailblazing nineteenth-century medical botanist, and "'Good Enough for America': Adulterated Drugs and the 1848 Drug Import Act" by Dennis Worthen, which recounts the history of America's first adulterated drug crisis.

AIHP members with access to the Pharmacy in History JSTOR archive can view the content immediately.

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2018 Glenn Sonnedecker Prize Call for Submissions - *Deadline Extended

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 2018 Glenn Sonnedecker Prize. This prize honors the contributions of Glenn Sonnedecker to the field of the history of pharmacy and aims to encourage research in subjects central to his work. Nominations will be accepted through September 30, 2018.

The Sonnedecker Prize will be awarded for the best original article published in 2017 on the history of some facet of pharmacy practice or pharmacy education in the United States (including the Colonial period). Submissions from multiple authors will be accepted.

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