Individuals nominated for Honorary Membership shall meet the following criteria:
Individual is not a pharmacist or is a non-American pharmacist.
Individual has documented activity that has significantly impacted public health or has created or supported the expanding role of pharmacists, the profession, or Association.
Awarding of the designation to the individual will advance the Association’s public perception.
The Board of Trustees may make exceptions to the above criteria, except for the second bullet.
The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete award nomination at the following link: Award Nomination Form. The deadline for nominations is September 10 annually.
The nomination is to include the following items:
A letter from the nominator describing the most important achievements of the nominee and explaining why the nominee meets the criteria for the award
Letters of recommendation are optional; two letters are preferred with a maximum of six accepted letters
A current curriculum vitae or detailed résumé
The selection is made by the APhA Board of Trustees based upon careful review of complete nominations.
Nature of award
The honor, first presented in 1856 and conferred at each APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition, consists of a plaque, a complimentary APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition registration and reimbursement for meeting-related travel expenses, according to current travel policies and up to the maximum amount budgeted by APhA.