AAPP is a member-driven organization. More than a fourth of our active members volunteer with the organization in some way. Volunteering with AAPP can help you develop management and leadership skills as well as network with other psychiatric and neurologic pharmacists. By interacting and sharing ideas and experiences with other practitioners, we can strengthen our organization and raise awareness of our specialty focus. Our volunteers have found their participation both personally and professionally rewarding.
The range of volunteer opportunities includes committee membership, peer review of articles and abstracts, field testing of continuing education offerings, and authorship. Applications are now being accepted for committee and editorial board opportunities, as well as some task forces. AAPP’s volunteer opportunities center contains postings representing openings for the 2023-2024 committee year. Applications to 2023-2024 editorial boards and standing committees will be accepted through December 4. Selections will be made and announced by February 2023 with a typical start date of April 15 when the committees meet on-site at the AAPP 2023 Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
A complete list of AAPP committees and their charges is available on the AAPP website. Committee terms typically start and conclude in April at the AAPP Annual Meeting. Most standing committees and editorial boards meet in-person at each Annual Meeting. Additional committee meetings or business are conducted by monthly video meetings.
Volunteering allows you to generously donate your knowledge, experience, time, and energy to an issue or topic important to you. Your work may inspire others to also volunteer and help our organization grow. Whether you are interested in collaborative research opportunities, developing your skills as a clinical writer, or otherwise contributing to a current committee, you have the ability to shape our organization and improve psychiatric care for patients well into the future.