Tennessee Pharmacists Association

Committees

Applications for Committees are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis.

Member pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists are invited to submit their names for consideration to serve on TPA and TSHP committees. Applications for all TPA and TSHP committees will be accepted through a single form.

Current Committee members will need to submit a new application each cycle to show their continued interest in serving.
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Are you interested in serving on a TPA or Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) committee? If so, please review the information below to help you decide if serving on a committee is right for you.

  • Committee Service Requirements: By submitting your application to serve as a member of a TPA or TSHP committee, you agree to the following service requirements:
    • Participate in all calls and virtual or in-person meetings of the committee
    • Complete assignments delegated by the committee chair
    • Acknowledge all communications concerning committee work by requested deadlines
    • Review all relevant material/background information prior to committee meetings
    • Advocate on behalf of the profession
    • Work toward the fulfillment of the committee’s objectives
  • Term of Service: Individuals appointed to serve on TPA Committees will serve a one-year term which begins following Summer Meeting.
  • Eligibility:
    • Eligibility for TPA Committees:  Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists who live or work in Tennessee and hold corresponding active membership in TPA are eligible to serve on TPA committees. Applicants must be current on their membership when they apply and throughout the committee term, if selected.
    • Eligibility for TSHP Committees:  Current TPA members who hold membership in the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) are eligible to serve on TSHP committees. TSHP members may submit applications to serve on both TPA and TSHP committees. Applicants must be current on their membership when they apply and throughout the committee term, if selected.
  • Committee Selection Process: 
    • All TPA committee members are selected according to the process defined in the TPA By-Laws. All TSHP committee members are selected according to the process defined in the TSHP By-Laws.
    • Shortly after Summer Meeting, applicants will be notified via email as to whether or not they were appointed to a Committee.

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COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS/CRITERIA

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STANDING COMMITTEES

TPA Awards Committee

The TPA Awards Committee is responsible for the solicitation and selection of the award recipients for the current committee year. Responsibilities assigned to the committee are the following:

  • Select recipients for each award in accordance with established criteria.
  • Review the appropriateness of new awards as proposed.
  • Evaluate the criteria for current awards.
  • Conduct an active campaign to encourage and seek appropriate nominations for each award presented.

TPA Continuing Education Committee

The Continuing Education Committee seeks to expand educational programs offered by the association. Throughout the year, feedback and review may be sought via email communication or by conference call. Responsibilities assigned to the committee are the following:

  • Work with providers of continuing pharmaceutical education to assure presentation of quality educational programs for TPA members.
  • Recommend educational topics which meet the educational and skill development needs of Tennessee pharmacists.
  • Report on the activity of continuing education in Tennessee.
  • Work with the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy in monitoring the progress of mandatory continuing education in Tennessee.

TPA Legislative and Regulatory Policy Committee

TPA’s Legislative and Regulatory Policy Committee serves as the advisory body on legislation and regulation and works closely with Tennessee PharmPAC. Responsibilities assigned to the committee are:

  • Serve as key pharmacist contacts for members of the Tennessee Legislature and the Tennessee U.S. Congressional delegation.
  • Communicate regularly with members of the Tennessee Legislature and the Tennessee U.S. Congressional delegation to influence legislation affecting pharmacies and pharmacy practice.
  • Provide and seek support for Tennessee PharmPAC.
  • Serve as a conduit to TPA for pharmacists’ comments and suggestions regarding legislative activities affecting pharmacies and pharmacy practice.

TPA Nominations Committee

TPA’s Nominations Committee is responsible for drafting a slate of candidates, in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws: two candidates each year for the office of President-Elect and two candidates every other year for the office of Treasurer.

TPA Resolutions Committee

The TPA Resolutions Committee drafts and receives resolutions from members. The committee meets prior to House of Delegates sessions to consider and formulate resolutions. Objectives of the committee are to:

  • Consider and develop resolutions which represent the concern, position, and/or needs of TPA members.
  • Make recommendations on submitted resolutions to the House of Delegates at the TPA Winter Meeting and Summer Meeting.

TSHP Clinical Managers/Coordinators Committee

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TSHP Residency Committee

The Residency Committee shall promote the need for residency training and advocate for residency program expansion statewide. The Committee shall ensure educational programming with respect to residency program development; recruitment; preceptor and resident development; as well as student preparation to enter residency programs.

TSHP Strategic Planning Committee

TSHP’s Strategic Planning Committee shall be responsible for working with the Executive Committee to develop and assess TSHP long-range goals.

Tennessee Pharmacy Recovery Network (TPRN)

This standing committee does not have an open-call application process. Visit the TPRN webpage for more information.

ad hoc COMMITTEESThese committees are formed as the need arises, to address specific issues within the profession. The length of their charters is limited to the time needed to complete a particular task.

TPA Collaborative Pharmacy Practice Committee

The ad hoc Collaborative Pharmacy Practice Committee’s objectives include:

  • Identify and disseminate best practices in Collaborative Pharmacy Practice to increase patient access to pharmacist-provided care and services.
  • Pursue innovative opportunities to advance the profession of pharmacy through meaningful implementation of Collaborative Pharmacy Practice.
  • Develop tools and resources to assist pharmacists in implementing pharmacist-provided care and services.
  • Educate the TPA membership about the opportunities and needs of pharmacy practice as it relates to Collaborative Pharmacy Practice.

TPA Membership Engagement Committee

The ad hoc Membership Engagement Committee’s objectives include:

  • Monitor membership in TPA, including membership in TPA Societies.
  • Review and develop membership promotion programs and materials.
  • Organize and implement membership recruitment campaigns and activities.
  • Contact prospective members to promote membership in TPA.
  • Make recommendations to the TPA Board of Directors regarding membership recruitment activities.

TPA Strategic Planning Committee

TPA’s ad hoc Strategic Planning Committee’s objectives include:

  • Ensure the continuous and systematic revision of the TPA Strategic Plan.
  • Review, update, prioritize, and recommend adjustments to the Strategic Plan at appropriate intervals of not greater than 3 years.
  • Develop mechanisms for items to be brought to the committee for consideration.
  • Submit recommendations for updates and revisions of the Strategic Plan to the TPA Board of Directors.

TSHP Directors of Pharmacy (DOP) Committee

The TSHP ad hoc Directors of Pharmacy Committee shall provide a forum for statewide collegial exchange of ideas and problem solving among Directors of Pharmacy in pharmacy leadership.


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.

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