Each year the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) Executive Committee selects an individual to serve as its honorary president for the coming year. NABP is pleased to announce that Ronald F. Guse, BScPharm, has been awarded this honor for 2016 and was recognized during the Annual Awards Dinner at the NABP 112th Annual Meeting, held May 14-17, 2016, in San Diego, CA. In recognition of his dedication to the Association’s mission and goals, NABP named Mr Guse as its honorary president for his commitment to the boards of pharmacy, to protecting public health, and to the Association’s initiatives.

Mr Guse has shown ongoing commitment to NABP by participating at District 5 meetings since 1984, serving as a member on the 2011-2012 Task Force on Internet Pharmacy Practice, and speaking as a panelist at the NABP 100th Annual Meeting continuing pharmacy education session titled “Drug Importation: A Public Policy Discussion.” Most recently, he has been involved in the Association’s .Pharmacy Top-Level Domain (TLD) Program by serving as a member of the .Pharmacy TLD Regulator Advisory Committee. Mr Guse previously served as a member of the .Pharmacy Executive Board.

Mr Guse started as an assistant registrar in 1984 and then served as the registrar of the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba from 1999 until his recent retirement in April 2016; in this position he developed effective provincial pharmacy inspection/audit procedures and community and hospital standards of practice. He has safeguarded the public health for over 30 years, including serving on the Manitoba Prescribing Practices Program Advisory Committee and the Personal Health Information Act Review Steering Committee. Mr Guse is also a past vice chair and past board member of the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety, a current board member of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, and a clinical assistant professor of jurisprudence at the College of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. Under his leadership, the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (then called the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association) received the 2004 Fred T. Mahaffey Award for its outstanding efforts in public health protection; the College is the only non-United States jurisdiction to receive this award from NABP.

Mr Guse received his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

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