Volunteer for Pharmacy Day at the Capitol

MPA’s Pharmacy Day at the Capitol will be held Sept. 14, 2010, on the south Capitol lawn in Lansing. Student pharmacists are encouraged to volunteer to assist in demonstrating to government officials the important role pharmacists play on the health care team. Stations will be set up to provide blood pressure monitoring, blood glucose readings, immunizations, emergency preparedness information and more.

New this year, MPA is also holding the Medication Disposal Event @ the Capitol, where participants can safely and responsibly dispose of medications, including controlled substance medications/narcotics. For additional information on this event, visit MichiganPharmacists.org/medicationdisposal.

Students participating are encouraged to visit the event page on the MPA Web site to RSVP by Sept. 9 to give the Association an accurate count of how many student volunteers to expect. Be sure to indicate your work station preference as well as whether you’d like to participate in legislative office visits or a tour of the Capitol, or both.

Volunteers are also encouraged to utilize the student survival guide supplied by MPA for directions, parking information and details on what to wear, what to bring and your role in the event. A tentative agenda for the day is also available online.

Following the event, from 3-4 p.m., MPA will be holding a brief continuing quality improvement (CQI) meeting and student ice cream social at the new MPA Family of Companies Headquarters at 408 Kalamazoo Plaza in Lansing.

If you have any questions regarding Pharmacy Day at the Capitol, contact MPA Professional Practice Assistant Nick Norcross at (517) 377-0251.

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