AACP Pharmacy History Lectures Available for Viewing

AIHP recently posted on its website two videos of lectures addressing important topics in the history of pharmacy. Both videos feature lectures given at annual meetings of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) History of Pharmacy Special Interest Group (SIG). The lectures can be watched on the AIHP Multimedia web page.

The first video, from the History of Pharmacy SIG’s annual meeting in July 2021, features a special presentation marking 200 years of pharmacy education in the United States. Entitled “Strike Up the Band: 200 Years of Pharmacy Education,” the panel discussion traces the evolution of pharmacy education in the US and the role that pharmacy schools played in the development of the pharmacy profession.

Presenters include Edward Foote, PharmD, and George Downs, PharmD, Dean and Dean Emeritus, respectively, of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy University of the Sciences, and Megan Undeberg, PharmD, Associate Professor at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy and past chair of the History of Pharmacy SIG. Dean Foote and Professor Undeberg are Institute members.

The second video features a lecture by Gregory J. Higby, PhD, from the SIG’s annual meeting in 2020. His presentation titled, “500 Days that Shaped the Future of the History of Pharmacy in the US,” explores the events that led to the founding of the United States Pharmacopeia in 1820 and the founding of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy soon after in 1821. Dr. Higby, currently AIHP Fischelis Scholar, served as AIHP’s Executive Director until 2018.

AIHP appreciates the cooperation and assistance of AACP and the History of Pharmacy SIG in making these important and valuable presentations available to Institute members.

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AIHP COVID-19 ProjectThe American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is documenting and preserving pharmacy stories and experiences during the COVID-19 global pandemic for the benefit of future historians and scholars. We seek to record the effects of this public health emergency on all types of pharmacy experiences. We invite you to share your pharmacy stories, photos, videos, artifacts, and other documentation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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Upcoming events of interest to historians of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, medicines, science, and related fields. (Event information current when posted. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please double-check the status of all events):

May 28-31, 2024: Kremers Seminar in the History of Pharmacy webinars.
June 27-30, 2024: ADHS Biennial Conference, Buffalo, NY.
July 7-11, 2024: International Social Pharmacy Workshop, Banff, Canada.
September 4-7, 2024: 46th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy, Belgrade Serbia.
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