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Entries for August 2015

Attend the Most Elegant Event of the Year While Supporting a Charitable Cause

Michigan Pharmacy Foundation (MPF) will be hosting a “red carpet” event on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at the University Club of Michigan State University in Lansing. The MPF Gala provides an elegant evening with colleagues, family and friends as well as an opportunity to support the Foundation’s efforts, including leadership, education and research. MPF provides scholarships to student pharmacists; supports practitioners through the year-long Leadership Academy; supplies grant funding for projects that advance pharmacy practice and health outcomes; and reaches out to the community through initiatives such as the Operation Care Package Michigan donation drive to supply troops overseas with necessities. 

The evening will begin with cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. while guests enjoy violinist Alexis Wright. The University Club chef will prepare an exquisite meal that will be served at 7 p.m. Due to popular request, the Capital Green A Cappella group has returned to provide an after dinner performance. The evening will come to a pleasant closure after a few brief announcements and recognitions. 

Tickets to the event are $500 per couple or $300 per individual. Purchase tickets online by Sept. 11, 2015. Please note that 50 percent of your contribution to attend is tax-deductible within the limits of IRS rules (Tax ID #38-3122918). Dress for the event is black tie optional. 

A block of rooms have been held for MPF Gala guests at the Candlewood Suites, which adjoins the University Club. The hotel has offered a special room rate of $159 plus tax until Aug. 10, 2015. Reservations may be made by calling (517) 351-8181. 

For more information or to register online visit the MPA Web site; contact MPF Event Assistant Cynthia Rowe at; or contact MPF Executive Director Dianne Malburg at

Posted in: Member News
Foundation Leadership Academy Applications Due Aug. 14

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply for the Michigan Pharmacy Foundation (MPF) Leadership Academy! Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 14, 2015. 

This year-long program will equip pharmacy professionals and other health care providers who are at any point in their career with the skills necessary to lead others and their chosen profession in the years ahead. Health care professionals from all practice environments are welcome to apply. Nominate yourself or someone else to participate in this great event! For complete details, including eligibility requirements, selection criteria and more, please see the Academy application or the MPF Initiatives page on the Web site. 

To apply, please complete an application and submit it along with a letter of recommendation and responses to the questions included on the application to Eric Roath, MPA director of professional practice, at or fax to (517) 484-4893. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at 5 p.m. Instructions for using fillable PDF forms are available online.

Posted in: Member News
Enroll Now! Webinar to Kick Off the 2015-16 Flu Season is August 26!

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Michigan State University (MSU) are hosting their 4th annual webinar to kick off the upcoming flu season! The Pediatric and Adult Influenza Webinar: 2015-2016 Flu Season will be held Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, from noon-1 p.m. MDHHS and MSU will be presenting all the information that influenza vaccination providers will need to get ready for the next flu season. One hour of continuing pharmacy education credit is available to pharmacist participants. Registration is open to the first 500 participants and will close on Aug. 24. Register online at If you have any questions, please contact Connie Demars at

Posted in: Continuing Education
Enroll for Community Pharmacy-based Point-of-care Testing Certificate Course by Aug. 14

The deadline to register for the Community Pharmacy-based Point-of-care Testing Certificate Course, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at MPA Headquarters in Lansing, is quickly approaching! Don’t miss this training opportunity to improve your patient’s access to medical care through the use of point-of-care tests. This course’s 20 hours of continuing education (12 hours of home study and eight hours of live training) will cover information on the targeted disease state, the physical assessment of a patient presenting to a community pharmacist, point-of-care tests and how to establish a point-of-care testing service. 

Registration is available online or call the MPA office at (517) 484-1466 to register over the phone. The deadline to register is Aug. 14, 2015, so be sure to sign up soon! For additional information, please contact MPA Office Operations and Building Manager Cynthia Rowe at (517) 377-0222 or

Posted in: Continuing Education
Refer a Colleague to Attend the MSHP Annual Meeting for the Chance to Win!

The Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) Annual Meeting will be held Nov. 6, 2015, at the Somerset Inn in Troy. Registration is available online for this upcoming event! MSHP members are encouraged to participate in the refer a colleague program to help get additional pharmacy professionals engaged in Association and Society activities. 

Members who bring a nonmember colleague to the MSHP Annual Meeting have the chance to win a $50 gift card! Simply provide a printable registration form to your colleague or refer them to the online registration and ask them to enter your first and last name in step 2 of their registration under the session entitled “Refer a Colleague Program.” Once both registrations are received, you and your nonmember colleague will be entered into the drawing to take place at the MSHP Annual Meeting. Must be present to win. 

The Annual Meeting offers up to six hours of live continuing education credit, opportunities to network with exhibitors and fellow health-system pharmacists, and a chance to honor those who keep health-system pharmacy moving forward in Michigan. For a complete agenda of events and programming, please visit the event page onlineRegister by Oct. 28, 2015.

Posted in: Continuing Education
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