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Nominations for Honorary Life Member Award now open

January 20, 2021
Can you identify a pharmacy professional who should be considered for the most prestigious recognition of the college?

When it comes to ACP awards, it doesn’t get any more prestigious than an Honorary Life Membership.

The award is presented at ACP Council’s Celebration of Leadership each year to a person who is or has been a clinical pharmacist or pharmacy technician and has, in the opinion of Council, rendered distinguished long-term service to the pharmacy profession.

When retired community pharmacist George Doherty received his award in 2018, he was overcome by emotion after listening to the introductory speech from his former business partner, best friend, and nominator, Skip Gibson.

“He gave a glowing testimonial on my behalf which was almost too flattering,” said George. “In my response to it, I got quite emotional and had to quit talking. There were a few more people I wanted to thank, but I got caught up in emotions.”

George and Skip opened the Market Mall Pharmacy in 1977 and began practising with patient care as a priority. George had training in and provided care for patients with diabetes, hypertension, and asthma. George is perhaps best known for inventing George’s Special Dry Skin Cream.

Other recent Honorary Life Membership Award winners include

If you know someone who fits the criteria for the Honorary Life Membership Award, nominate them!

Your written nomination must detail your nominee’s contributions to the profession of pharmacy, the value they provided/provide to patients, co-workers, their community, and/or other health professionals (testimonials will make your nomination stronger), how your nominee implemented and executed their initiatives, any unique strategies your nominee used, and anything else you’d like Council to know about them.

The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2021. For more information on the award and how to nominate someone, visit the ACP Awards page on the ACP website, or email