Philip P. Burgess, MBA, DPh, RPh, was re-elected to serve a three-year member term, representing District 4, on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) during the Association’s 113th Annual Meeting, May 20-23, 2017, in Orlando, FL.
Mr Burgess has been a member of the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy since 2002 and has served five terms as chair of the Board. As president of Philip Burgess Consulting, LLC, in Chicago, IL, he assists health care clients with regulatory issues and implementing technology to improve patient care. Prior to his consulting role, Mr Burgess spent 40 years in a variety of roles at Walgreen Co, including National Director of Pharmacy Operations and National Director of Pharmacy Affairs.
An active member of NABP, Mr Burgess has served on many of the Association’s task forces and committees, including the Task Force on the Regulation of Telepharmacy Practice, the Task Force on Drug Return and Reuse Programs, the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, and the Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation.
In addition to serving as a Board member, Mr Burgess has contributed his expertise to several Illinois State committees, including the Illinois Health Information Exchange Advisory Committee, the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Committee, and the Illinois Office of Health Information Technology. At the national level, he was a member of the Pharmacy e-Health Information Technology Collaborative, served as chair of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Policy Council, and served on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS during the Clinton and Bush administrations.
Mr Burgess is an active member of several other pharmacy organizations. He was named the 2017 Honorary President of the American Pharmacists Association. Mr Burgess has served as president of the Community Pharmacy Foundation’s Board of Trustees since its inception in 2002. In 2006, Mr Burgess received the Harold W. Pratt Award, the lifetime achievement award presented by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Additionally, he is on the editorial advisory board for Drug Topics magazine.
Mr Burgess earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee, and his master of business administration degree from the University of Chicago.
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