- About Senior Care Pharmacy
- Who We Are
|Who We Are|
WHO WE ARE
The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is the only international professional society devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older persons. Founded in 1969, ASCP is a non-profit membership organization currently based in Alexandria, VA.
ASCP represents over 9,000 pharmacy professionals, including students, serving the unique medication needs of the senior population. Our members range in the services they provide and serve seniors in a variety of settings.
Empowering pharmacists to promote healthy aging through the appropriate use of medications.
Achieving safe, effective, and appropriate use of medications by all older adults.
In their role as medication therapy experts, consultant and senior care pharmacists:
The ASCP Board of Directors has established three strategic priority areas and goals for the Society from 2016-2018:
Read the full 2016-2018 ASCP Strategic Plan (PDF).
To contact ASCP, please use this form, or call 703-739-1300.
Vice President Membership & Strategic Alliances
The ASCP Bylaws (PDF) provide for 14 members on the Board of Directors: 4 officers (president, chairman of the board, president-elect, and secretary-treasurer) and 10 additional directors (2 elected from each of ASCP’s 5 regions). In addition, the Executive Director/CEO serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board. Each officer serves a one-year term. Each officer must have been a director-member of the Board for a minimum of one 2-year term before running for an officer position. Each director serves a 2-year term and elections are staggered, such that only 5 of the 10 director positions are elected annually. Each director may be re-elected to no more than two consecutive terms as director. Directors are strongly encouraged to run for an officer position, since being a director is a prerequisite for being an officer.
The Council of Presidents consists of all past and present presidential officers of ASCP and serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors and the Society. The Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors serves as the Chair of the Council of Presidents.
Jeffrey C. Delafuente