Are you interested in serving as an officer of your TPA practice society? Applications will be accepted for the following society leadership positions through December 21, 2020:
Chair-elect or President-elect
Volunteer to serve within your practice society as an officer! Serving as a society officer is a great way to bring issues forward which significantly impact pharmacy practice, as well as build relationships with other professionals within your specific practice area. The Chair or President of each Practice Society serves on the TPA Board of Directors.
Please review the information below to help you decide if serving as a practice society officer is right for you.
Eligibility for Elect Positions:
Pharmacists who live or work in Tennessee and hold corresponding active membership in TPA and in the practice society they wish to serve are eligible for elect positions. TPA and society membership must be current at the time of application and must be maintained throughout the term of office, if elected.
Officers of TSPT must be pharmacy technicians who are registered in Tennessee and hold active membership in TPA/TSPT. Membership must be current at the time of application and must be maintained throughout the term of appointment, if selected.
Terms of Service:
Each practice society’s Chair-elect or President-electwill be installed during TPA’s 2021 Summer Meeting in New Orleans, June 17-20, and will serve a one-year term as Chair-elect or President-elect. Upon completion of his/her term as Chair-elect or President-elect, the individual will ascend to the office of Chair or President during TPA’s 2022 Summer Meeting (dates and location to be determined), and will serve a one-year term as Chair or President.
Each practice society’s Secretary/Treasurer-elect will be installed during TPA’s 2021 Summer Meeting in New Orleans, June 17-20, and will serve a one-year term as Secretary/Treasurer-elect. Upon completion of his/her term as Secretary/Treasurer-elect, the individual will ascend to the office of Secretary/Treasurer at TPA’s 2022 Summer Meeting (dates and location to be determined), and will serve a one-year term as Secretary/Treasurer.
Time and Travel Obligations TPA deeply appreciates employers that are willing to accommodate pharmacist and technician leaders who volunteer to serve in TPA. We have found such support to be critical to the success of both the individual and the work that TPA can accomplish for pharmacy’s future. Please make sure that your employer would be supportive of your leadership involvement before applying to serve.
TPA holds two major meetings each year. The upcoming Winter Meeting will be held virtually in February, and the Summer Meeting is in New Orleans on June 17-20, 2021. TPA expects officers to attend these two meetings at a minimum, and as many other association meetings as possible. Some of the meeting locations will require overnight stays. Travel expenses are not covered by TPA.
Society Chairs and Presidents are voting members of the TPA Board of Directors, which meets three times a year. Traditionally, at least one of those meetings is in person. There are also virtual meetings and calls that occur throughout the year, mostly during daytime hours. Board members must participate in board orientation to learn the roles and responsibilities of being a board member for a not-for-profit organization.
A slate of the members who respond to this call will be sent to the appropriate societies’ Executive Committees and presented at practice society meetings held during TPA’s 2021 Winter Meeting in February. Society members present at each society meeting will select a minimum of two nominees for each position, to be voted on by the full society membership during annual elections in the spring of 2021.
After the TPA Winter Meeting in February 2021, all applicants will be notified by phone or email as to whether or not they were selected to appear on the ballot.
TPA is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for pharmacists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other pharmacy professionals. TPA and all of its wholly-owned subsidiaries are proud to provide equal membership, employment, and volunteer service opportunities to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or mental or physical challenges.
If you are a TPA member, meet the eligibility requirements shown above, and agree to the terms and obligations shown above, please apply by clicking the button below.
Tennessee Society of Pharmacists (TSP) – for pharmacists whose primary practice is not in the other practice categories. This includes, for example, pharmacists whose primary practice site is in a college of pharmacy, in the pharmaceutical industry, or in managed care