MPA Pharmacy Law & Policy Symposium - April 17, 2019

MPA Pharmacy Law & Policy Symposium


The seventh annual MPA Pharmacy Law and Policy Symposium will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Lansing Community College, West Campus, located at 5708 Cornerstone Drive in Lansing Mich.


The MPA Pharmacy Law and Policy Symposium is intended to provide pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists with information on important legislative and regulatory changes that impact their profession.


Topics include:

  • Pharmacy Law and Regulatory Review
  • National Update: PBM's, Drug Supply Chain Security Act
  • State Update: Medical Marihuana Recreational Use Law
  • Opioid Epidemic
  • DEA Update


Registration rates are below.  Simply click on the blue "register" button on the right of the event web page. Be sure to log in to view the correct registration rate according to your membership type. Alternatively, you can register by printing the registration form and mailing it to MPA at 408 Kalamazoo Plaza, Lansing, MI 48933, or faxing it to (517) 484-4893.


We are offering a discounted registration rate to individuals registering for both the MPA Law & Policy Symposium on April 17 occurring at the Lansing Community College West Campus in Lansing and the MPF Leadership & Management Symposium on April 16 occurring at the MPA headquarters in Lansing. If you would like to learn more about the MPF Leadership & Management Symposium, click here.


Registration Type

Before April 11

After April 11 and Onsite

Discounted Rate for Both Symposiums





Pharmacist Nonmember








Technician Nonmember








Student Nonmember







8:30-9 a.m.—Registration and Continental Breakfast


9-10 a.m.—Pharmacy Law and Regulatory Update

Farah Jalloul, Pharm.D., director of professional development, Pharmacy Services Inc., Lansing, Mich., Brian Sapita, governmental affairs manager, Michigan Pharmacists Association, Lansing, Mich. and Larry Wagenknecht, R.Ph., chief executive officer, Michigan Pharmacists Association, Lansing, Mich.


10-11:45 a.m.—National Update: PBM’s, Drug Supply Chain Security Act

Kala Shankle, J.D. , director, policy and regulatory affairs, National Community Pharmacists Association, Alexandria, Virg.


11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.—Lunch


12:30-1:45 p.m.—State Update: Medical Marihuana Recreational Use Law

Andrew Brisbo, director, Bureau of Marijuana Regulation, Lansing, Mich.


1:45-2 p.m.—Break


2-3 p.m.—Opioid Epidemic Panel: Addiction Trends, Emergency Room Perspective, MAPS

Invited Speakers: Kim Gaedeke, acting deputy director, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Lansing, Mich., Cara Poland, MD, Med, FACP, DFASAM, internal medicine specialist, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Mich. and Brad Uren, MD, FACEP, emergency physician, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Mich.


3-4:30 p.m.—DEA Update

Kathy Federico, diversion program manager, Drug Enforcement Administration, Detroit, Mich.



At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Discuss current and pending legislation pertaining to the practice of pharmacy.

2. Provide an overview of the status of PBM transparency and related issues from a national perspective.

3. Discuss the latest on the Drug Supply Chain Security Act.

4. Discuss the medical marihuana recreational use law.

5. Discuss the pharmacists role in the opioid epidemic.



Intended Audience

This event was designed specifically for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists. 

Continuing Education Credit and Handouts


MPA is committed to improving the process in which participants claim credit earned, including completion of program evaluations and posttests. We are implementing a product called Lecture Panda that will allow participants to easily complete program evaluations and posttests online, as well as obtain program handouts.



To earn pharmacy continuing education credit, complete the following steps.


  1. Register with Lecture Panda – Prior to the event, you should register on the Lecture Panda website by providing your name, e-mail address, NABP E-profile identification number (aka CPE Monitor number) and date of birth (MMDD format). To do so, click here, or scan the below QR code with your cell phone or tablet to be directed to the event page on the Lecture Panda website. Upon registering on Lecture Panda, you will receive an e-mail confirming registration with a link to complete credit requirements. This link allows you access to all program handouts, evaluations and posttests. To avoid e-mails going to your spam folder, be sure to set up your e-mail account to allow e-mails from Lecture Panda.



  2. Access Handouts – To access program handouts, refer to the registration confirmation e-mail that you received from Lecture Panda and click on the blue button titled “Complete Credit Requirements.” You will be directed to all program handouts where you can conveniently pull them up on your PC, cell phone or tablet, or you can print them if you wish to have hard copies. Please note hard copies of handouts will not be provided onsite; however, you may go to the hotel’s business center to make copies for a fee. Additionally, if you would like to have all posttest questions with you while at attending programs, be sure to print the handout named “posttest booklet” as it contains all applicable posttest questions. Posttest questions will not be available for reference onsite.

  3. Claim Credit – To complete all evaluations and posttests for programs that you attended and claim credit, refer to the registration confirmation e-mail that you received from Lecture Panda and click on the blue button titled “Complete Credit Requirements.” You will be directed to confirm your name, e-mail address, NABP E-profile identification number and date of birth, then progress to the claim credit screens where you will enter the program claim code provided at the end of each program and complete evaluations and posttests. More information about program claim codes is below. Upon completion of the evaluations and posttests, credit will automatically be submitted to your CPE Monitor record. You must pass each posttest with a score of 70 percent or greater to earn credit.

  4. Overall Event Evaluation – MPA would like to know about your overall experience while attending this event. Please be sure to complete the overall event evaluation on Lecture Panda in addition to program evaluations. Your feedback is used to improve MPA events.


Program Claim Codes

When completing claiming credit in Lecture Panda, you will be required to enter a “claim code” unique to each program. Be sure to pay attention at the end of each program to receive that program’s claim code. Program claim codes will not be provided to participants after participants are released from the program. It is recommended that you keep track of program claim codes by recording them as they are provided during sessions.


Posttest questions are not applicable to application-based programs; however, evaluations must be completed. For knowledge-based programs in which presenters did not submit posttest questions, attendees will not be penalized. MPA, as an ACPE-accredited provider, is required to report pharmacist and pharmacy technician PCE credit to CPE Monitor. ACPE guidelines prohibit MPA from issuing credit 60 days or more after the activity for any reason. Therefore, to avoid denial of credit, it is imperative that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians complete the online evaluations and posttests before May 1, 2019. Evaluations and posttests will not be available for completion and requests to process credit will not be accepted after this date. You will receive periodic e-mails from Lecture Panda reminding you to complete requirements. Due to this new process, participants will not receive an attendance form to record programs attended.


Additional Information

For further information, please contact MPA Director of Education, Mary Farrington, at (517) 377-0234 or at


This activity is structured to meet knowledge-based educational needs. A knowledge-based activity acquires factual knowledge. Information in knowledge-based activities is based on evidence as accepted in the literature by the health care professions. Pharmacy continuing education (PCE) credit will be earned based on participation in this activity. Any individual who is more than 10 minutes late to an activity or leaves an activity early will not be granted PCE credit. This procedure will be strictly enforced, so please plan accordingly. 

Participants must complete an online activity evaluation by May 1, 2019. Credit will not be processed until the online evaluation has officially closed for response on May 1, 2019. Please allow MPA two weeks to process and upload credit to CPE Monitor. NOTE: ACPE guidelines prohibit MPA from issuing credit more than 60 days after the activity for any reason; therefore, to avoid denial of credit, it is imperative that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians complete the online evaluation and posttest by the deadline indicated to allow sufficient time for processing. If all requirements are met, participants will receive pharmacy continuing education (PCE) credit through CPE Monitor, a national, collaborative effort by ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to track their completed PCE credits. Pharmacist and pharmacy technician participants must provide their NABP e-Profile identification number and date of birth (in MMDD format) when they complete activity evaluations. It will be the responsibility of the participant to provide the correct information. If this information is not correctly provided, NABP and ACPE prohibit MPA from issuing CPE credit. Online access to their inventory of completed credits will allow pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to easily monitor their compliance with CPE requirements and print statements of credit.


Michigan Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


Refunds (less a $15 administrative fee) will be granted for cancellations received in writing (postmark or fax date) prior to April 11, 2019. Refunds will not be granted to no-shows and cancellations received after April 11, 2019.






Prices based on: Standard
  • $0.00 Discounted Rate to Attend Both Law & Policy and Leadership & Mgt Symposiums
  • $230.00 Standard
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