The Colorado Pharmacists Society recognizes groups of pharmacists or technicians practicing within the State of Colorado by establishing academies representing special interest practices or local practice settings. The CPS members interested in participating in a particular academy may indicate so on their membership form, join the group online or provide the information to the CPS office. The academies provide the discipline-specific (or area-specific) opportunity for networking with other pharmacists and medical professionals associated with your practice setting.
The Academy of Health-System Pharmacists (AHP) was formed to ensure that the current and future interests of health-system pharmacists are being promoted, represented, and recognized at the state level as well as within the parent organization, the Colorado Pharmacists Society (CPS). Our academy is a state affiliate of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), so we have the benefit of ASHP national support in addition to CPS local support.
This academy was established to provide pharmacy students a voice on the Board of Directors. This academy represents the interests of pharmacy students of both the University of Colorado and Regis University.
The Academy of New Practitioners was started in 2012 to aid new practitioners as they forge their way into the diverse field of pharmacy in Colorado. Membership in the Academy is open to any Society member who considers him/herself a new practitioner, generally having graduated from a Doctor of Pharmacy degree program within the past seven years. Whether you are looking for professional development, networking, or mentor opportunities, the Academy of New Practitioners can help you find it.
CPS is working to develop bylaws and hold elections for the Academy of Technicians. If you would like to be involved in this process, please get in touch with Ann Oberg.