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By Cathleen Edick, Pharm.D., CDE, pharmacy program manager, McLaren Greater Lansing, central regional representative

 

Prior to the busy summer months when the Capital Area Pharmacists Association (CAPA) is usually fairly quiet, CAPA was able to hold a continuing education (CE) and a social event during the month of May. On May 10, the Meijer pharmacy residents, Alexander Proux, Pharm.D. and Aaron LePoire, Pharm.D., delivered a very informative CE regarding the newest 2017 hypertension guidelines. Then on the afternoon of May 20, 34 CAPA members and their families enjoyed an educational program, and some snacks, then toured  Potter Park Zoo. Luckily for us, the rain mostly held out that day to enjoy the zoo and snacks! CAPA had also planned to hold a legislative breakfast at Karoub Associates on May 22; however, the legislature’s schedule did not allow them to step away and this event was cancelled. Despite the busyness of summer, some CAPA members were able to find the time to volunteer to serve dinner on June 30 at the Advent House in Lansing.

 

Although summer may be almost done, CAPA is gearing up for the fall and winter months. Even though the CAPA e-board will not be meeting until mid-September, there are a few dates that can be put on your calendars now. Make plans to join us on Oct. 22 at the Michigan Pharmacists Association headquarters in Lansing for dinner, a presentation of the two CAPA scholarship winners and an application based CE titled “Wits and Wagers.” It is sure to be a fun evening as teams battle to win! In addition to the dinner and CE during pharmacy week, CAPA also plans to promote pharmacy awareness through their usual “That’s My Pharmacist” banners above two busy Lansing roads, as well as a possible radio spot and a community outreach event, with location still to be determined. The last few years have not been very busy at the Lansing City Market, so CAPA is looking for some other locations to use on either the Saturday before or after pharmacy week to have a community outreach booth. 

 

For those who are CAPA members, keep watch for more specific dates in the CAPA newsletter which will most likely arrive in your email inbox sometime toward the end of September. Until then, tentatively plan for Dec. 5 for a law CE at the Sparrow Professional Building, a possible fundraising event at Blaze Pizza again during October or November as well as the following Saturday afternoon Advent House dates: Sept. 29 and Dec. 29. Add these dates to your calendar now!

 

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