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When: 7:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge
161 St Anthony Ave.
Saint Paul, Minnesota  55103
United States


Online registration is available until: 2/27/2018
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Minnesota Pharmacy Legislative Day 2018


2017 Minnesota Pharmacy Legislative Day Resources

Click here to view links for you to review and download. These resources will help prepare you for a successful Minnesota Pharmacy Legislative Day and include links to information on how to work with your legislator, speaker handouts, legislative issues, and issue briefs.

Join us for Minnesota Pharmacy Legislative Day 2018 — the one annual event that is the voice of pharmacy in Minnesota! We're back at the Capitol this year!

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Are you ready to make a difference to advocate for your professional interests and for pharmacy’s interests to advance patient care? Come to Minnesota Pharmacy Legislative Day and learn how! Even if you have never talked with, called or written your legislators before, this event will give you the tools you need to do so! Minnesota Pharmacy Legislative Day is the one annual event that represents the voice of all pharmacy settings in Minnesota! It is your opportunity to learn about the issues, gain the tools you need to advocate, and network with colleagues and the policymakers who will be supporting pharmacy’s issues. The day is broken into a morning session, afternoon at the Capitol and an evening reception and program, complete with meals throughout the day and more than 5 hours of continuing education! Best yet, this year’s event is right on the Capitol grounds at the Best Western Capitol Ridge with complimentary parking and within an easy walk of all your meetings.

Morning Program

This year’s program has been designed to bring you the latest briefings on Minnesota pharmacy’s advocacy agenda from leadership of the Pharmacy Advocacy Task Force, lobbyist Buck Humphrey and the MPhA and MSHP Public Policy Committees. Briefings on the Task Force’s legislative agenda and other issues of interest will be provided, including where each issue is in the legislative process, which committees will be key to moving them forward and specific requests for your meetings with policymakers.

The ever-popular and very knowledgeable Heidi Ann Ecker (Director of Government Affairs and Grassroots Programs for NACDS and the orchestrator of the strategic RxIMPACT grassroots event each year in Washington, D.C.) will give you tips to build your grassroots advocacy skills through an exciting nonpartisan program that will educate about the power of grassroots engagement, the policymaking process, the varying roles of our nation’s policymakers and how to use effective verbal and written communications to influence policy outcomes. This program will give you the tools you need to talk with policymakers — whether you have done so before or not.

A series of Roundtables will follow to brief you on and provide talking points on the key issues being advocated with policymakers to advance Minnesota pharmacy practice to improve patient care — including expanded pharmacist scope of practice such as prescribing of contraceptives, travel medications, smoking cessation products, and other issues.

Afternoon Visits with Your Senators and Representatives at the Minnesota Capitol

After enjoying a networking lunch, you will walk to your visits with your Senators and Representatives at the Minnesota Capitol, sharing key points on the issues you’ve heard about during the morning session using the advocacy tips you’ve learned. You will have the opportunity to go on visits with colleagues or student pharmacists by requesting appointments through the registration process. So even if you have never met with your or another legislator before, you’ll get the tools you need to talk with them and those policymakers who will impact pharmacy’s legislative agenda in the coming years.

Evening Program

Participants will meet back at the Best Western Capitol Ridge at 4:30 pm for a networking and social hour with colleagues. MPhA President Michelle Aytay will moderate a debriefing about your visits. Then Century Mortar Club Endowed Chair and PRIME Institute Director Stephen Schondelmeyer will facilitate a panel discussion with key legislators who will impact pharmacy’s 2018 issues and health care in Minnesota. After the panel discussion, Steve will bring his insider insights to a fast-paced program looking at how health care reform will be revisited in Washington, D.C., and what the potential impact will be on Minnesota health care. The day will wrap with Dr. Cody Wiberg providing an update from the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy on the board's key legislative issues and those impacting your professional practice.

Dresscode

The dress for Minnesota Pharmacy Legislative Day is business and participants are asked to wear their white coats.

* If you like to request a meeting with legislators during the afternoon of Minnesota Pharmacy Legislative Day, please signify your request when you complete your registration. You can also accompany a colleague on a visit and/or request a colleague accompany you. Please provide your legislative district based on your home address.

 

Agenda

7:45 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast


 


8:15 a.m.

 

Welcome & Announcements

Michelle Aytay, RPh, CDE, Region #21 Clinical Services, Walgreens Co., MPhA President
Rachel Root, PharmD, MS, BCPS, Pharmacy Manager, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, MSHP President


 

 


8:30 a.m.

Program: Minnesota Pharmacy Advocacy Agenda: Harnessing Your Power as a Key Contact

Rachel Root, PharmD, MS, BCPS, Pharmacy Manager, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, MSHP President
Jill Strykowski, MS RPh BCPS, Director of Pharmacy, Mercy & Unity Hospitals, Allina Health, PATF Co-Chair
Pamela Phelps, PharmD, FASHP, System Director, Clinical Services, Fairview Health Services
John Pastor III, PharmD, FASHP, Director of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota Health, MSHP Public Policy Committee Co-Chair
Jeff Lindoo, RPh Thrifty White (retired)
Julie Freeman, PharmD, Cub Foods, MPhA Public Affairs Co-Chair
Buck Humphrey, PATF Lobbyist


 


9:45 a.m.

Program: Medicaid Overview and Role in U.S. Health Care

Sara Drake, RPh, MPH, MBA, Principal, Mercer (Invited)


 


10:45 a.m.

Networking Break


 


11:00 a.m.

 

Program: Roundtable Briefings

Participants will have the opportunity to visit 3-4 roundtables on a variety of legislative issues related to pharmacy.


 


12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Poster Education – Health Fair and Community Service Outreach Projects

MPSA Student Pharmacists


 


12:30 p.m.

Box Lunches and Networking


 


1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Capitol Visits


 


3:00 pm

Capitol Steps

Participant Photo Opportunity in White Coats


 


4:30 p.m.

Networking Social


 


5:30 p.m.

Welcome & Announcements

Michelle Aytay, RPh, CDE, Region #21 Clinical Services, Walgreens Co., MPhA President

 



5:35 p.m.

Minnesota Pharmacists Foundation (MPF) Scholarship Presentations


 


5:45 p.m.

Program: Visit Experience Sharing

Rachel Root, PharmD, MS, BCPS, Pharmacy Manager, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, MSHP President
Molly Ekstrand, RPh, BCACP, AE-C, Medication Management Program Manager, Park Nicollet Health Services, MPhA Immediate Past President


 


6:15 p.m.

Program: Minnesota Legislative Panel: What's on the Horizon?

Stephen Schondelmeyer, PharmD, PhD, CMC Endowed Chair, Professor & Head, Department of Pharmaceutical and Health System, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Moderator, Legislators TBD and Invited


 


7:00 pm

Program: Reforming Health Care Reform: The Schondelmeyer Report

Stephen Schondelmeyer, PharmD, PhD, CMC Endowed Chair, Professor & Head, Department of Pharmaceutical and Health System, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy


 


7:30 p.m.

Minnesota Board of Pharmacy: Issue Update

Cody Wiberg, PharmD, MS, RPh, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy


 


8:00 pm

Adjourn



Cost – Early Bird Rates End February 14

Full day (Continental breakfast, lunch & hors d’oeuvres buffet and cash bar)
Pharmacist/Resident — $90 ($100 After February 14)
Student/Technician — $30 ($40 After February 14)

Morning Only (Continental breakfast & lunch)
Pharmacist/Resident — $60 ($70 After February 14)
Student/Technician — $20 ($30 After February 14)

Evening only (Hors d’oeuvres buffet and cash bar)
Pharmacist/Resident — $50 ($60 After February 14)
Student/Technician — $20 ($30 After February 14)

*Note: Full payment must accompany order to reserve your space.
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BOP Information

MN BOP

The Minnesota Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Following attendance, completion and submission of evaluation forms, certificates will be available on the MPhA website for members. Certificates will be sent by email to all paid attendees within one week of the event.

Satisfactory Completion for Credits: All attendees must have signed in as required, completed and turned in a course evaluation form prior to leaving the conference. Each session claimed for credit must be attended in its entirety.

This program will provide 5.75 credits.

To receive Board of Pharmacy credits for this program the following must be completed:

  1. Full participation/completion of the live program;
  2. Completion of program evaluation acknowledging participation.

Board of Pharmacy credit processing takes place on the 15th of each month.
Questions? Please contact bridgetf@ewald.com with questions about credits.


Cancellations received prior to Feb. 14, 2018 will be charged a $25 administration fee. No refunds will be given after Feb. 14, 2018. No refunds will be given to those registered who do not attend the meeting. Those registered who have not prepaid will be invoiced for the full registration amount.

 

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