Attend MPA Student Luncheon at APhA Annual Meeting

Michigan Pharmacists Association would like to invite you to the student luncheon at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Antonio, Texas. The luncheon is scheduled for Friday, April 3, 2009, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Seating is limited; therefore, accommodations for only 10 students from each Michigan college of pharmacy will be made available. RSVPs will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis, with priority given to Student MPA members.

The luncheon will be held at the Lone Star Cafe, 521 Riverwalk (between the Hilton and the Hyatt). The restaurant phone number is (210) 281-1292. Please share this invitation with your fellow SMPA members who are attending the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition, and encourage them to RSVP via e-mail no later than Thursday, March 26, 2009, to MPA Member Services Administrative Assistant Stacy Sipes.

APhA Friends of Pharmacy Reception

The 2009 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition is scheduled for April 2-6, 2009, and, once again, the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA), Ferris State College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy have joined together to host the Michigan Friends of Pharmacy Reception.

Where: San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Grand Ballroom M
Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.
When: Saturday, April 4, 2009

If you have any questions regarding the Michigan Friends of Pharmacy, please contact Melody Arnst at (517) 377-0252 or Melody@MichiganPharmacists.org.

We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!

Thank your Parent from Adopt-a-Student

Join the discussion on Facebook, and let us know your thoughts on the Adopt-a-Student program. Share what being adopted or being part of the program and attending the banquet meant to you. This is also your chance to thank your parent for adopting you. The thank yous will be sent to the participants of the Adopt-a-Student program. Thanks for participating!

See Yourself in the Annual Convention Photo Gallery

Check out MPA's Annual Convention & Exposition photo gallery on Flickr. On Facebook, share photos from the event, and tag your friends.

Have you joined the Student MPA Facebook page?

Connect with fellow student pharmacists from all over Michigan and receive the latest pharmacy developments and event invites. Connect now!

Reminder: Online Follow-up to MPJE Law Review

As a reminder for all of the participants in the MPJE Law Review session that was held during the 2009 MPA Annual Convention & Exposition, a live, online follow-up session is scheduled for Friday, April 27. All participants will receive an e-mail invitation, with instructions for forwarding their questions in advance, as well as individual log-in instructions. Watch your inboxes for your personal invite!

Students Attend Legislative Day For Free -- Register by April 1

Legislative Day
April 22, 2009
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Legislative Day is a vehicle that allows pharmacy professionals to work with legislators to design policies and formulate an achievable and effective method for implementing a proactive approach to health care. In the complex world of health care, the exchange of information between legislators and practitioners is critical. Legislative Day is designed to break the barriers of communication and develop open dialogue between pharmacists and lawmakers.

At the end of Legislative Day, participants should be able to:

  • explain the objectives of the administration related to health care.
  • express the impact of the Department of Community Health proposed budget on healthcare delivery.
  • discuss the Bureau of Health Professions and Board of Pharmacy's objectives for the current fiscal year.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.- Lunch with Members of the Senate and House Health Policy Committee

1-4 p.m.- Presentations Speakers include: Gregory J. Baran, director of governmental affairs, Michigan Pharmacists Association, Lansing, MI; Melanie Brim, director, bureau of health professions, Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, MI; Karen A. Jonas, director of professional practice, Michigan Pharmacists Association, Lansing, MI; and Janet Olszewski, director, Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, MI

Student pharmacists can register at no cost until April 1. Registration deadline is April 10. Register now!