Legislative Events

Throughout the year, MPA and Michigan Pharmacy PAC organize several events to encourage pharmacy professionals to interact with elected officials, become educated about important practice issues, stay up-to-date on the latest laws and regulations, and network with others in their profession.

Below is a list of our annual legislative events.

Pharmacy PAC Luncheon (April)

The Michigan Pharmacy Political Action Council Luncheon occurs each year during the MPA Annual Convention & Exposition, which typically begins on a Friday and ends on Sunday. Starting in 2025, the Convention will move to mid-April. Each year, elected officials and Association members are selected to be honored with awards for their support of the profession and good public health, including the Legislator of the Year, Good Public Health Policy and Hank Fuhs Good Government Awards (see the Awards page for more details). The luncheon provides an opportunity for legislators, contributors and others to gather and reflect on the previous year’s activities and successes.

Legislative Priorities of the Michigan Legislature (April)

This continuing education session occurs during the MPA Annual Convention & Exposition on Friday morning. The program provides an opportunity for pharmacy professionals to hear the opinions, concerns and comments of elected officials on issues that are relevant to pharmacy and the health care field. Insights provided at the event will allow you to stay current on the priorities of the Michigan Legislature directly from an array of elected officials.

Pharmacy Day at the Capitol (September)

This event occurs in September each year on the south Capitol lawn in Lansing. Pharmacy Day at the Capitol provides an opportunity for pharmacists and student pharmacists to educate legislators on their value as health care professionals. Volunteers are given unique one-on-one time with Michigan’s elected officials to provide wellness demonstrations, including blood pressure monitoring, blood glucose monitoring, immunizations, emergency preparedness and healthy lifestyle practices. In addition, participants have a chance to utilize talking points to discuss key pharmacy issues with lawmakers. This event is held in conjunction with Michigan Pharmacists Association’s Medication Disposal Event at the Capitol, which provides a venue for the public to safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications and showcases the value of pharmacists in keeping patients and communities safe. There are also sponsorship opportunities available for this event.

  • The 2024 event will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 10, on the south lawn of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing.