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Joan Peppard next EAHP president
Joan Peppard has been elected as the next President of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP), commencing a 3-year term of office from June 2015. She will now serve 1 year as President Elect during the final 12 months of Dr Roberto Frontini's Presidency of the Association.
The election took place at the General Assembly of EAHP in Sofia. The General Assembly is the annual occasion at which the 34 member countries of EAHP meet in person to determine policy, elect the Board, scrutinise the activities of the Association and conduct other decision making activity.
Joan, a chief pharmacist in a hospital in the Irish midlands, currently serves on the EAHP Board as Director of Professional Development and has twice been the head of the Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland in the position of President. Prior to joining the EAHP Board, Joan was for many years one of the lead delegates for Ireland within the EAHP annual General Assembly and played an active role in the conduct of EAHP educational and research activities at the national level.
Speaking after her election, Joan Peppard, President-Elect of EAHP said: “It is with a sense of great humility that I begin to take on the primary leadership role of the EAHP, knowing that under the stewardship of predecessors a real momentum of energy and experience has been established to make EAHP the driver for hospital pharmacy practice improvement across Europe that it is today. With the new European Statements of Hospital Pharmacy recently …
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