May the 4th Be With You: Building Your Pharmacist and Technician Alliance

May the 4th Be With You: Building Your Pharmacist and Technician Alliance


Join pharmacists and technicians of the Michigan Society of Community Pharmacists and Michigan Society of Pharmacy Technicians on May 4, 2019, at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids for a day of networking and continuing education programs focusing on developing and enhancing the pharmacist/technician partnership.

Topics include:

  • Supporting Pillars of Patient Care and Medication Therapy Management
  • Cultural Competence and Communication
  • Bringing Pharmacists and Technicians Together

 A complete agenda and registration form can be found here.




Registration rates are below.  Simply click on the blue "register" button on the right of the event web page. 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.



Registration Type

Before May 1

After May 1 and Onsite





Pharmacist Nonmember








Technician Nonmember















View the complete schedule of events here.



6:15 p.m.—The Prequel

Founders Brewing Company

Join fellow pharmacy professionals at 6:15 p.m. on Friday for socializing at one of Grand Rapids’ hottest breweries, Founders Brewing Co., located at 235 Grandville Ave., SW. A brewery tour will begin at 6:45 p.m. for $10 per person and includes beer samples. A valid ID is required. A minimum of 10 people are required for the tour to happen. Please select this option when registering so that we can track participation, but be prepared to pay at the beginning of the tour.



8:30-9 a.m.—Once Upon a Time in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Registration and Continental Breakfast


9-11 a.m.—Episode One: A New Framework and MTM Services

Supporting Pillars of Patient Care and Medication Therapy Management

Lisa Bade, Pharm.D., outpatient clinical pharmacist, SpartanNash, Rockford, Mich., Robin Curtis, Pharm.D., clinical care coordinator, SpartanNash, Ada, Mich. and Mollie Reidenbach, Pharm.D., pharmacist, SpartanNash, Kentwood, Mich.


11-11:15 a.m.—Break One


11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.—Episode Two: Return of Cultural Competence

Cultural Competence and Communication

Joann Hoganson, MSN, RN, director of community wellness, Kent County Health Department, Grand Rapids, Mich.


12:30-1:30 p.m.—Eat Lunch I Will

Sponsored by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board


1:30-3:30 p.m.—Episode Three: Teamwork Awakens

Bringing Pharmacists and Technicians Together

Technician Delegation: Sheroyl Kirby, B.S.Pharm., owner, Fred’s Pharmacy, Three Rivers, Mich. and Angela Faszczewski, CPhT, Ehardt’s Pharmacy and Medical Supply, Lexington, Mich.; Adherence Packaging: Andy Howells, Pharm.D., clinical care coordinator, SpartanNash, Hudsonville, Mich. and Lori Heetderks, CPhT, SpartanNash, Grand Rapids; Priority Health: Jordan Newman, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacy specialist, Priority Health, Grand Rapids, Mich. and Ryan Hendrickson, CPhT, Priority Health, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Spectrum Health: Vorlak Hong, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacy specialist, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Mich. and Sheena DeVries, CPhT, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Compounding: Thomas Magnifico, R.Ph., veterinary specialist, Keystone Pharmacy, Grand Rapids, Mich. and Adam King, CPhT, pharmacy savings program manager, Health Plan Advocates, Grand Rapids, Mich.


3:30 p.m.—The Finale


Questions and Adjournment


Intended Audience

This event was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Refunds (minus a $15 administrative fee) will be granted for cancellations received in writing (postmark or fax date) prior to April 29, 2019. Refunds will not be granted to no-shows and cancellations received after April 29, 2019.





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 healthcare 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 20, 2019. Credit will not be processed until the online evaluation has officially closed for response on May 20, 2019. 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 participants 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. 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.


ACPE Universal Activity #0112-0000-19-201-L04-P and #0112-0000-19-201-L04-T; 5.25 contact hours; Initial Release Date: 5/4/19; Expiration Date: 5/4/22



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










Prices based on: Standard
  • $90.00 Pharmacist Member
  • $180.00 Pharmacist Nonmember
  • $50.00 Technician Member
  • $100.00 Technician Nonmember
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