The 2024 Kreminar focuses on Community Pharmacy

AIHP invites all members to join for a week of free webinars on Community Pharmacy for this year’s Kreminar series. This week of lectures starts Tuesday, May 28, and goes through Friday, May 31, featuring AIHP Executive Director and UW-Madison School of Pharmacy Urdang Chair Dr. Lucas Richert, University of Illinois Chicago’s Dr. Taylor Watterson, Saint Louis University’s Dr. Liz Chiarello, and UW-Madison School of Pharmacy Archivist Hannah Rose Swan.

“Community pharmacy,” sometimes called retail pharmacy, is arguably the most common type of pharmacy that offers the public access to medications and a knowledgeable healthcare provider. A community pharmacy, or drug store, also acts as a healthcare facility that is responsible for the provision of pharmaceutical services. Many, if not all, community pharmacies provide medicinal goods only available with a prescription and those with that can be purchased over-the-counter. Community pharmacists are considered to be the most accessible health professional to the public, as they are available to provide personalized advice about health and medicine on a walk-in basis, without the need for an appointment.

The 2024 Edward Kremers Seminar in the History of Pharmacy and Drugs will focus on community pharmacy from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. In 2022-2023, the pharmacy space was forced to reckon with pharmacist mental health fatigue, strikes over pay and layoffs, pharmacy store closures, and ongoing opioid litigation related to pharmacy chains. To varying extents, all of these issues intersected with and impacted community pharmacy. The 2024 “Kreminar” will aim to explore these topics from multiple angles and through a diverse group of speakers.

Registration is required. For more information, check out the Kreminar page here.

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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.

You can participate in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project either (1) by immediately sharing your thoughts/experiences and/or submitting digital materials or (2) by signifying your to intention to submit materials in the future. Please comply with all applicable local or state stay-at-home orders while self-documenting.

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Calendar of Events

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.
January 3-6, 2025: Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New York City, NY.

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