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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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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 amount of 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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AIHP Issues Call for Nominations for 2019 Urdang Medal and Kremers Award

AIHP is now accepting nominations for the Urdang Medal and the Kremers Award, two of the most prestigious awards for scholarly work in the history of pharmacy. The deadline for receipt of nominations is April 30, 2019.

The George Urdang Medal is awarded for an original and scholarly publication, or series of publications, pertaining primarily to historical or historico-social aspects of pharmacy. The Urdang Medal is awarded without restriction as to citizenship of the author or place of publication. The Kremers Award is conferred on the same basis as the Urdang Medal, except that the candidates for the Kremers Award must be citizens of the United States.

Please read more for additional information and for nomination forms.

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AIHP Presents Fischelis Award to University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy

AIHP’s Board of Directors recently voted to give the Robert P. Fischelis Award to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy for its decades of support for the Institute and its contributions to the field of the history of pharmacy. AIHP Executive Director Gregory Higby presented the award to Steven M. Swanson, PhD, Dean of the UW School of Pharmacy, at AIHP’s Annual Business Meeting on November 15, 2018.

The Robert P. Fischelis Award is conferred at the discretion of AIHP’s Board of Directors to persons or organizations that have had an important impact on the field of the history of pharmacy or on the well-being of the Institute. The award is given in honor of the late Robert P. Fischelis, a gifted leader of the pharmacy profession and a generous benefactor of the Institute.

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Greg Higby Honored at Retirement Party

AIHP President William Zellmer shakes hands with AIHP Executive Director Gregory Higby at Higby's retirement party in 2018. AIHP’s longtime Executive Director Greg Higby was honored at a retirement party on December 11, 2018. The party was held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, where Dr. Higby is an Adjunct Professor. The party, organized by AIHP’s staff, was attended by Steven Swanson, PhD, Dean of the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy, and many members of the school’s faculty and staff. Two AIHP Board members—President William Zellmer and Secretary Robert Buerki—and two former AIHP staff members—Elaine Stroud and Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva—also attended the party.

AIHP Administrative Director Dennis Birke, AIHP Assistant Director Greg Bond, and AIHP Curator Beth Fisher presented Dr. Higby with a poster containing cover images from the 111 editions of Pharmacy in History published during Higby’s tenure as the journal’s editor-in-chief.

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