AIHP’s 2020 Annual Business Meeting Scheduled for Nov. 5th

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AIHP’s Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Central/2:00 p.m. Eastern. The virtual meeting will be streamed live on the Internet. Information for accessing the meeting will be forthcoming. 

The Annual Business Meeting is the Institute’s once-a-year meeting of members. It is an opportunity for Institute leaders to report on the organization’s status and activities and for members to ask questions of the Institute’s leaders. 

Accessing the meeting

On the day of the meeting, November 5, 2020, please click the button below to join the virtual meeting:

The meeting link will go live about 30 minutes before the start of the meeting. If you cannot connect by computer, in the United States please call 1-415-655-0001 and use access code 120 004 8368 to listen to the audio of the meeting. (Please contact us at if you require an international call-in number).

Meeting agenda and information

An important item of business on the agenda this year will be a presentation on proposed changes to AIHP’s bylaws. An Institute task force earlier this year undertook a comprehensive review of the bylaws, which are the basic rules governing Institute operations. The primary goal of the review was to update and modernize the bylaws, which had not been thoroughly reviewed in many years.

At its June meeting, AIHP’s Board of Directors received the recommendations of the task force and approved a variety of bylaw changes. However, the changes must be approved by Institute members before they can take effect.

Another feature of this year’s Annual Business Meeting will be a special guest lecture by John D. Grabenstein, RPh, PhD, recipient of the 2020 Remington Honor Medal and current AIHP Vice President. Dr. Grabenstein, a globally recognized vaccinologist, pharmacist, and epidemiologist, will deliver a lecture entitled “Applying History’s Lessons to Contemporary COVID-19 Vaccination.” Read more about this special guest lecture.

Additional agenda items will include:

We will post relevant documents for members to review before the meeting. Currently available documents:

Additional meeting information and documents, including the meeting agenda and officer and staff reports, will be posted here as they become available. We suggest you check back periodically for updated information.

We hope you will reserve time now to join us for this important meeting.

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