National Awards Committee − Call for Award Appraisers

By: Amanda Iannaccio

If you have knowledge and interest in the following areas and want to help select this year’s award-winning projects, please consider submitting your name as an appraiser for the CSHP General Awards Program:

  • Administration/Management
  • Cardiology
  • Computers/Technology
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • None of the above (general appraiser)

Award appraisers are critical to the success of CSHP’s national Awards Program. Participation in this process enhances the visibility of excellence in hospital pharmacy practice.

As an appraiser, you must hold a professional degree in pharmacy, and your CSHP membership dues must be paid for the current year. However, no prior review or research experience is required. Award appraisers are asked to volunteer approximately one hour of their time per submission reviewed. The Awards Committee does not expect reviews to be exhaustive.

Submissions are distributed to those knowledgeable in the subject area (where possible), and appraisers are asked to judge the projects based on contribution to patient care. Please note that appraisers are still able to submit to the General Awards Program. In this instance, you will be asked to review projects submitted to categories to which you have not applied.

Projects will be assigned to appraisers in mid-October. You will asked to review up to three projects during the appraisal period. This year’s appraisal period will run from October 15 to November 5, 2018.

For more information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page on the CSHP website.

Please notify Robyn Rockwell, Membership & Awards Administrator by September 30, 2018 if you would like to serve as an appraiser.