March / April 2024

ISPE Affiliates and Chapters Span the Globe

Jessie Hardy
ISPE Affiliates and Chapters Span the Globe

ISPE has more than 21,000 members in more than 120 countries worldwide. As an ISPE member, you have access to this network, which can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Connecting at the local level unlocks the unique benefits that your local Affiliate or Chapter holds. Not only is this a career game changer, but it also opens doors of opportunity to experience your ISPE membership like you never dreamed possible.

As part of the ISPE membership process, you can join one of the 40 Affiliates and Chapters from around the world. It’s the perfect way to gain lifelong experiences as an ISPE member and to get involved as a volunteer. There are various volunteer opportunities to choose from with each Affiliate and Chapter. Many Affiliates and Chapters also have openings for Chairs or Directors that lead other important committees, such as Students, Emerging Leaders, Events, Programming, and Women in Pharma®.

Affiliates and Chapters host various activities and events locally. This includes a variety of educational and networking opportunities that may be hosted in person or virtually. They also organize many activities for local Emerging Leaders and Women in Pharma.

Here are some fun facts about ISPE Affiliates and Chapters.


  • Each Affiliate and Chapter is governed by its local Board of Directors, which consists of a President or Chair, a Vice President, a Treasurer, and a Secretary.
  • Affiliates and Chapters are governed by the same ISPE Charter that sets the operational framework. The only difference is that it is called a Chapter if it is within the US and an Affiliate if it is outside the US.
  • Affiliates and Chapters provide leadership opportunities for members to get involved locally and to gain exposure internationally by working with the ISPE International Team.


  • The newest US Chapter is the ISPE Southwest Chapter, which includes Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico.
  • The largest Chapter in North America is the ISPE Boston Chapter. In Europe, the largest Affiliate is the ISPE Germany/Austria/Switzerland (D/A/CH) Affiliate, and in Asia-Pacific, the largest Affiliate is the ISPE Japan Affiliate.

Membership and Growth

  • You can change your Affiliate or Chapter at any time by logging in to your account from the ISPE website.
  • The Affiliate/Chapter Growth Fund provides funding for projects put forth by local Affiliates and Chapters. In 2022–2023, ISPE awarded US $122,921 in funding for 38 projects to support 18 Affiliates and Chapters.
  • Each ISPE Student Chapter is sponsored by its local ISPE Affiliate or Chapter, which provides valuable support in the form of Industry Advisors to mentor students.


  • Each Affiliate and Chapter has a Board Liaison from the ISPE International Board of Directors.
  • Each Affiliate and Chapter has their own website that details their events and other relevant information.
  • You can follow your favorite ISPE Affiliates or Chapters on social media. Most have LinkedIn pages, and you can also find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Learn More

Share your favorite Affiliate or Chapter memories and experiences with us. We look forward to hearing about your experiences getting involved locally.