NAPPSA Standing Committees
The following Standing Committees of the NAPPSA appointed by the President with the approval of the Board and shall report to the Board.
- Constitution and Bylaws
- Nominations and Elections
- National Conference Organizing (including Local Organizing)
- Ethics and Public Policy
Constitution and Bylaws Committee
The Constitution and Bylaws Committee may initiate or receive from the membership proposals for changes in the Constitution or Bylaws, and shall then make recommendations as provided for in the Bylaws.
The Finance Committee shall ensure the development of the annual budget of the Association, review the financial status of the Association on an ongoing basis and, at least quarterly, develop a plan for fund-raising and other financial activities for the coming year, and make recommendations regarding the management and disposition of funds. The Chairperson shall make a report at each Board Meeting and shall convene a meeting of the Committee prior to each Board meeting.
The Finance Committee shall be composed of at least six members. The Treasurer shall be a member. At least two members shall be selected from the Board by the Chair of the Board. The President may appoint members from outside the Board of Trustees.
Nominations and Elections Committee
The Nominations and Elections Committee shall assure the nomination process is conducted in accordance with these Bylaws, oversee the nominating process for the Officers and Board of Trustees and ensure appropriate procedures are in place for the selection and presentation of qualified candidates to the membership. In addition, the Nominations and Elections Committee shall: promote Board representation that reflects the composition of the membership; obtain consent, biographical material, and other information as appropriate from each proposed candidate before his or her name is presented to the membership; and review the procedures for constructing ballots, hard copy and electronic, for the counting of ballots, and for the certification of the results.
Any member of the Board of Trustees presented for an office shall recuse him/herself from participation in all or part of the discussion and the vote to approve the ballot with respect to his/her nomination.
The Nominations and Elections Committee shall consist of five members. The Immediate Past President is chairperson. Two standing members shall be selected from the Board. The other two members shall be members in good standing with at least 2 years of active membership.
The Membership Committee shall be responsible for recruiting new members, membership retention and executing membership services.
National Conference Organizing
The National Conference Organizing Committee (NCOC) shall consist of as many members as the President of the Association considers necessary to assure a successful annual meeting; the duties of this Committee shall be to make all arrangements for the annual meeting. Members shall include the President-elect, two Board members and other members selected by President. The NCOC shall be responsible for all logistics involved in organizing a successful scientific conference including recommending appropriate theme and keynote speaker(s) to the Board for final approval. The President shall appoint the Chairpersons for the Program and Exposition Subcommittees and both subcommittees shall operate under the umbrella of the NCOC. The Local Organizing Committee, comprising members from the hosting state, shall be constituted once the venue of the conference is announced and shall work with the NCOC in laying the groundwork for conference including suggesting local hotels. Final decision on the hotel for the conference shall be made solely by the Board.
The Website and Publications Committee shall be responsible for the editorial of all paper and online publications of the Association, subject to the approval of the Board. The Chairperson of this Committee shall be a member of the Board, and the members of the Committee shall serve for a period of three years. The Board shall elect an editor for the official publication of the association and web manager. The editor shall serve for a term of three years and shall be eligible for re-election.
The Education Committee shall be responsible for all training programs, education resources and fellowship opportunities. NAPPSA shall promote fellowship opportunities for its members. Such fellowships shall provide training in the area of drug research and development (R&D) and clinical trials.
The Mentoring Committee shall match a student/trainee with an esteemed leader in the field of pharmacy or pharmaceutical science to help groom the next generation of Nigerian pharmaceutical scientists. NAPPSA shall seek students/trainees (mentees) and experienced members (mentors) of the Association to participate in a one-year mentoring program. The members of the Mentoring Committee shall match prospective mentees with mentors from the pool of mentors.
Ethics and Public Policy
The Ethics and Public Policy Committee may initiate or, at the request of the President, Executive Committee or Board of Trustees, shall consider and make recommendations upon proposals that the Association take positions or engage in activities to (a) foster integrity in pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical research and (b) promote understanding of societal and individual rights and duties regarding pharmacy practice and research, provided that the Committee shall consider and make recommendations only on matters clearly, directly and strictly related to the purposes of the Association. All such recommendations of the Committee shall require approval of the Board of Trustees and of the general membership before becoming effective. The Ethics Committee shall entertain complaints from member.
The Audit Committee shall assist the Board of Trustees with oversight of the following areas: integrity of the Association's financial statements; compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; internal controls; independent auditor’s qualifications and independence, and performance of the independent auditor. An independent audit shall be conducted by a CPA every 3 years if necessary.
The Audit Committee shall consist of five members appointed by the Chair of the Board: a Chairperson, who is a member of the Board; two members of the Board; and two members at large. The Committee shall give report on annual basis and can work on ad hoc basis if needed. Members of the Finance Committee are not eligible to serve on the Audit Committee simultaneously.