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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 Funding for PhDs & ECRs to Attend History of Pharmacy Conference

44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy logoThe American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP) is pleased to announce that it will provide funding for a limited number of North American PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) who wish to attend the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy. Requests  for funding are now being accepted.

AIHP is committed to developing and promoting new scholarship related to the history of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, and medicines. AIHP has provided resources to ensure that new generations of scholars participate in this year’s International Congress.

PhD student and ECRs needing financial assistance to attend the Congress are encouraged to apply. AIHP will offer successful applicants assistance in the form of waived conference registration fees and accommodations at the conference hotel for up to three nights.

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Dr. Richert Publishes New Book

Cover of Strange TripsAIHP Historical Director, Dr. Lucas Richert, recently published a book about the history of pharmaceuticals and illicit substances, Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs. The book was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in February 2019.

Strange Trips examines the myths, meanings, and boundaries of recreational drugs, palliative care drugs, and pharmaceuticals as well as struggles over product innovation, consumer protection, and freedom of choice in the medical marketplace. Dr. Richert officially launched his book at Rennebohm Hall in February at an event sponsored by AIHP and the UW School of Pharmacy.

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AIHP LogoThe American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is on Twitter and Facebook.

The Institute uses its social media accounts, along with its website (https://aihp.org), to keep members, supporters, and followers up-to-date with information about AIHP activities, news, and events (including planning for the upcoming 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy). 

And, we invite you to share your news of interest with the Institute's social media accounts.

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Memorial Service for Richard Bogard (1926-2018)

Richard Bogard behind the counter of his pharmacy.On Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Peoria, Illinois, friends and family of Richard H. Bogard will gather in celebration of his life. Dick was a dedicated member of the AIHP, joining in 1954. Born into a pharmacy family, he brought generosity and the insights of a practicing community pharmacist to AIHP annual meetings for decades. Dick died on November 30, 2018, at age 92.

A servant to his profession, Bogard served organized pharmacy in several capacities including a term as president of the Illinois Pharmacists Association. Dick was a vocal supporter of the Institute and its work. In 1983, he wrote a piece encouraging Illinois pharmacists to join AIHP stating, “History is one of the most important decision-making tools we have.” We encourage you to take a moment and read about the life of this remarkable pharmacist in his full obituary.

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

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