Idaho Society of Health-System Pharmacists

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About ISHP


The Idaho Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ISHP), is a non-profit corporation, founded as a state-affiliate chapter of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)* in 1956.  ISHP primarily supports and represents the interests of those pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who practice in hospitals, nursing homes, institutions, medical clinics and other such “health systems.”   About one-third of all practicing pharmacists work in these health-systems. 

While most ISHP members practice in hospital and health-systems, we have many members practicing in the community (retail) settings, who enjoy the comaraderie and educational programs at our meetings.

The most significant and tangible benefit of membership is ISHP's continuing pharmacy education and programs.  ISHP is the only pharmacy association in Idaho that provides ACPE-accredited CE, which is required by Idaho law. 

ISHP sponsors two educational meetings each year.  The Annual Fall Meeting is a three-day event in Sun Valley, usually the last weekend in September.  The Spring Meeting is usually a two-day event in Boise in April.   We usually bring in one or more nationally-recognized speakers, and our members appreciate the effort that goes into the meetings and programs.  We like to say that we have a "tradition of excellence" in our programs.

For a more complete listing of member benefits, click here: Member Benefits

What some have said about ISHP

“ISHP is the most  cost-effective, dynamic, and beneficial pharmacy organization that you can join.”


"ISHP is the only Idaho pharmacy association providing ACPE-accredited continuing education for pharmacists and technicians."


“ISHP programs are legendary for the quality of education and a great opportunity to see old friends and make new friends.”


“The ISHP Annual Fall Meeting in Sun Valley has a long tradition of excellent programs.”


“ISHP helps prepare you to meet the needs of tomorrow”


*ASHP State-Affiliate Chapter

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) is the 30,000-member national professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems.  ASHP, which has a long history of medication-error prevention efforts, believes that the mission of pharmacists is to help people make the best use of medicines.  Assisting pharmacists in fulfilling this mission is ASHP's primary objective.  For more information or to join ASHP click here:  ASHP Homepage


Contact Us:
(208) 342-2581

P.O. Box 7625
Boise, ID 83707

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