ASCPT Identity Groups

Identity Group Formation Request Form


The purpose of ASCPT Identity Groups is to foster a feeling of belonging among the diverse members of the Society.  These groups shall create meaningful engagement opportunities and encourage sharing and mentorship.

These non-scientific groups will allow people to connect and share their experiences. The establishment of Identity Groups reflects ASCPT’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and supports the Society’s mission and vision to advance clinical pharmacology for the benefit of patients and society on a global level. These groups are intended to be self-moderated and managed. They are not intended to have the same formal structures as ASCPT’s Networks and Communities. Staff will assist these groups with communication and other outreach support identified below.

Examples of Identity Groups that would fall under this framework would include race, gender, ethnicity, or other identity. Groups will not be formed based on categories such as region of residence, academic institution, organization, company, work setting, or degree. It is up to the prospective groups to define their scope. However, highly overlapping or competing groups should be avoided. 

In launching this program, ASCPT seeks to foster collaboration, nurture community, open communication, engender feelings of belonging among members, establish safe spaces for traditionally marginalized groups, foster allyship among the ASCPT membership and act as a bridge to connect people from differing backgrounds and/or experiences. 

Guidelines for Group Formation:

  1. Founders of a potential new group must indicate their interest in forming an Identity Group by submitting a request for formation to ASCPT Staff.
  2. New groups require at least 10 current ASCPT members to be considered.
  3. Upon identifying an initial group of 10, the group name, objectives/goals, and list of members with a group coordinator (i.e. point of contact) identified should be submitted to ASCPT staff.
  4. This statement of interest will be presented at the next Board Meeting pending availability on the agenda – the proposed group coordinator (POC) may be asked to participate in this Board Meeting to answer questions.
  5. Board endorsement of a group will prompt ASCPT staff support.
  6. To ensure the group’s sustainability, each group should maintain a roster of at least 10 active participants, hold at least one engagement opportunity a year and provide an annual summary to the ASCPT Identity Group Liaison.


  • Identity Group Coordinators are responsible for all activity planning. 
  • Coordinator responsibilities include serving as a point of contact for ASCPT staff, facilitating and organizing group gatherings and acting as a point of contact for members wanting to affiliate. The group coordinator may serve in the role less but should not serve for more than 3 years.
  • Groups must be open to all members of the Society.
    • ASCPT staff support includes:
    • ASCPT will assist with member communication and outreach.
    • ASCPT will set up and maintain a webpage for Identify Groups on our site for communicating with members.
    • ASCPT will set up and maintain a LinkedIn group upon request.
    • ASCPT will provide a platform for virtual quarterly meetings of the group.
Identity Group Formation Request Form

Code of Conduct:

As a professional organization, ASCPT is committed to diversity, equity, professional treatment of ideas, and respectful treatment of all members, volunteers, and employees at all ASCPT events.  ASCPT seeks to provide a professional atmosphere in which diverse participants may learn, network, and participate in an environment of mutual respect.  See the full ASCPT Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedure on the ASCPT website.

If you are interested in forming an Identify Group or have questions about Identity Groups, contact Lia Shore.
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