The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has begun accepting nominations for its practitioner awards and honors, which are administered by the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM).


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APhA starts taking nominations for practitioner awards

July 3rd, 2012

WASHINGTON – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has begun accepting nominations for its practitioner awards and honors, which are administered by the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM).

Among the practitioner awards and honors APhA will present in 2013 are the new APhA-APPM Pharmacy Management Excellence Award and three new APhA-APPM Distinguished Achievement Awards.

Nominees are being sought for the following awards and honors administered by APhA-APPM:

• Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award: Established in 1964 and named in honor of the first president of the American Pharmaceutical Association, the award recognizes an APhA member, in any practice setting, who has distinguished himself or herself and the pharmacy profession by sustained outstanding performance and achievement.

• APhA-APPM Pharmacy Management Excellence Award: Created in 2012 and making its debut at APhA 2013, the award honors an APhA member in any practice setting who has distinguished himself/herself and the profession by outstanding performance in the area of pharmacy management.

• APhA-APPM Distinguished Achievement Awards: These awards recognize individuals who have made a significant or sustained contribution to pharmacy practice and have advanced the missions of APhA and APhA-APPM. Up to three awards will be presented each year: Distinguished Achievement in Pharmacy Practice, Distinguished Achievement in Pharmacy Management and Distinguished Achievement in Service.

• APhA Fellow: This award recognizes APhA members, with a minimum of 10 years of exemplary professional experience and achievements in professional practice, who have rendered outstanding service to the profession through activities in APhA and in other organizations. Up to 10 APhA Fellows can be selected by APhA-APPM each year.

The deadline for nominations is Sept. 1, 2012. The awards will be presented at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Los Angeles, to be held March 1 to 4, 2013.

Guidelines for nominations, the nomination form and complete criteria for each award are available via the APhA website at pharmacist.com/awards.

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