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You’ll hear Minnesota Pharmacy Advocacy Task Force (PATF) Lobbyist Buck Humphrey and MPhA Public Affairs Committee Co-Chairs Julie Freeman and Jeff Lindoo as they pave the way for your success with Minnesota Pharmacy Legislative Day. You’ll enjoy learning the importance of advocacy and key tips for talking with legislators, regulators and stakeholders. You’ll have the opportunity to learn MPhA’s key issues and ask questions as the 2018 Legislative Session unfolds in February.

After participating in this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the relevance of Minnesota’s legislative cycle and deadlines to the pharmacy legislative agenda.
  • List the key committees and legislators for pharmacy advocacy.
  • Describe why it is important for you to understand the pharmacy agenda and engage in advocacy.
  • List key priorities in this year’s pharmacy legislative agenda.


Buck Humphrey, PATF Lobbyist

Buck Humphrey is an experienced government affairs and public relations executive with relationships and a track record with political leaders in Minnesota, the Midwest and the nation’s capital. For more than 20 years, Buck has worked at the intersection of the private and public sectors on issues at the federal, state and local levels. He has worked with Gov. Dayton, the minority leaders, speakers and much of the Minnesota Senate and House legislative membership. Over the past 4 years, Buck has been on the lobbying team that has passed MAC transparency provisions and built a bipartisan patient pharmacy network access coalition. He is an experienced lobbyist, knowledgeable about our issues and with a strong desire and commitment to move our agenda.


Julie Freeman, PharmD, Cub Pharmacy, MPhA Public Affairs Co-Chair

Julie Freeman is a staff pharmacist at Cub Pharmacy in St. Louis Park. She has been practicing community pharmacy in Iowa and Minnesota since earning her doctorate of Pharmacy from The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2012. Julie, co-chair of the MPhA Public Affairs Committee, is also a member of the Iowa Pharmacy Association and the American Pharmacists Association.


Jeff Lindoo, RPh, Thrifty White (retired), MPhA Public Affairs Co-Chair

Jeff Lindoo, RPh, grew up in the world of pharmacy. His earliest experience consisted primarily of reading comic books in the back of his grandfather’s and father’s pharmacy in rural Wisconsin. He has been an MPhA member since graduating from the NDSU College of Pharmacy in 1974. His 42-year pharmacy career was with Thrifty White Pharmacies, where he served in numerous positions prior to retiring in June 2016. He is an MPhA past president and serves as co-chair of the Public Affairs Committee. He served on the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy from 1996 to 2000 and as Vice President in 1999.


Registration Fees:

The Webinar is complimentary to MPhA members (including students and residents) thanks to an educational grant from CoverMyMeds.

The cost is $25 for nonmembers.

Continuing Education:

This presentation is being submitted to the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy for Continuing Education credit approval (one hour).

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

  • Full participation/completion of webinar either during the live program or the archived presentation

  • Completion of survey post webinar acknowledging participation

Board of Pharmacy credit processing takes place on the 15th of each month.

The Minnesota Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Questions? Please contact karip@ewald.com with questions about credits.

Please contact jessicag@ewald.com with any technical questions or issues.

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