The APhA Election program includes elections for the APhA Board of Trustees -- President-elect and two Trustees -- and for the leadership of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) and the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS). Online voting opens for APhA membership in conjunction with the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition, with a deadline for receipt of ballots in mid-late May. The Honorary President of APhA is also included in the ballot for the Board of Trustees. Members are required to vote online.
The results of the election for the Board of Trustees and for the leadership of APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS are certified by the Committee of Canvassers, which is appointed by the APhA President. Candidates for the Board of Trustees are slated by the APhA Committee on Nominations in early December and are introduced to Annual Meeting attendees at the First Session of the APhA House of Delegates. Annual Meeting attendees also have an opportunity to meet these candidates at two sessions of "Meet the Candidates for the Board of Trustees."
The Speaker-elect of the APhA House of Delegates is elected every even year by the APhA House of Delegates. The Speaker-elect serves until the end of the Annual Meeting following his/her election, at which time he/she is installed as Speaker and serves for two years.
The APhA-APPM Committee on Nominations is composed of the APhA-APPM President, who serves as the Chair of the Committee, and the four Immediate Past Presidents of the Academy. During years when there is a President-elect of the Academy, the President-elect will serve as an Ex-officio member of the Committee. The APhA-APRS Committee on Nominations is composed of the APhA-APRS President, who serves as Chair of the Committee, and the three APhA-APRS Section Chairs. The election slates for these two Academies are finalized in December.
The leadership of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) -- President-elect, Speaker of the House and Members-at-Large -- are elected at the Final Session of the APhA-ASP House of Delegates held during the APhA Annual Meeting. The Presidents of the three APhA Academies as well as the Speaker of the APhA House of Delegates are voting members of the APhA Board of Trustees.
All individuals interested in applying to serve on the APhA Board of Trustees will be required to review the APhA Conflict of Interest Statement and submit a corresponding Disclosure and Confidentiality Statement to APhA’s Legal Counsel.