The mission of the Texas Pharmacy Congress is to facilitate discussion on professional, technological, legislative, and regulatory issues through exchange of views, interpretation, and analysis of matters of common interest to Texas pharmacists, Texas pharmacy organizations, and the constituencies they serve.
The Texas Pharmacy Congress (TPC) is a coordinating body designed to serve as a forum on matters of common interest to its members.
Two representatives from each of the following organizations serve as members of the Congress:
Texas A&M Univ. Health Science Ctr. Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy (2001)
Texas Federation of Drug Stores
Texas Pharmacy Association
Texas Society of Hospital Pharmacists
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Texas State Board of Pharmacy
Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy (1994)
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy (2006)
Membership changes with each organizational year of the professional associations and State Board, and periodically due to administrative turnover at the colleges of pharmacy.
The TPC itself cannot lobby. In the early 1990s a spin-off group calling itself the Texas Pharmacy Practice Coalition, composed of lobbyists and other representatives from the professional and trade association member organizations, began meeting quarterly prior to Congress meetings.
In 1995, the Joint Committee on Internship Programs formed to address statewide internship issues. This group also meets in conjunction with TPC meetings, and reports to the Congress on its activities.
Annual dues from each member organization support the activities of the Congress.
During its 20-year history, the membership structure of the TPC has fostered communication and cooperation among its members as evidenced by numerous professional initiatives both through the Congress and through individual member organizations.
For additional information concerning The Texas Pharmacy Congress write:
Texas Pharmacy Congress
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas 78712-1074
or send email to: Jennifer Ridings-Myhra
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
2409 University Ave.
Austin, TX, USA
Email Address: pharmacy