Student Legislative Day is an advocacy event that allows student pharmacists to meet with legislators to educate them about the value of pharmacists in the world of health care. You will learn about the latest legislative issues in the Ohio Statehouse, learn how to effectively communicate those issues, hear from the legislators themselves, and have a chance to individually visit the offices of legislators. This program will allow you to learn and become involved in the issues impacting Ohio pharmacy practice. We’ll discuss new pharmacist-payment models, Medicaid, PBM reform, new laws from 2018, scope of practice expansion, and other critical pharmacy issues.
With last year's attendance featuring nearly 250 student pharmacists and faculty members, we anticipate this year's to be even bigger.
There are big pharmacy issues coming up, and we need your help to stand up for pharmacists!
Unless the program reaches capacity prior to the following date, online registration for this program will close on February 18, 2019.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square, 75 E State St, Columbus, 43215.
The schedule will be as follows:
8:30 am Registration: 75 E State St, Columbus, 43215
9:00 am Become a Legislative Expert session
10:15 am Legislative Leaders Forum
11:30 am Lunch
12:00 pm Legislative Briefing on Pharmacy Issues
1:00-3:30 pm Meet with your Legislators
3:30 pm Legislative Day Report
If you are a student that does not attend one of the seven Ohio colleges of pharmacy, please use the PDF brochure for your registration.
Student Member Rate - $35
Student Non-Member Rate - $50
Not an OPA Student Member yet? Take advantage of discounted registration by joining now. The membership pays for itself after attending only two OPA events!
We encourage students to submit their HOME addresses in order to give everyone a better experience and to ensure attendees are properly matched with their home district legislators. If your home is out-of-state, you are free to use your college address.
Note: Please remember to wear your lab coats! They make a big impact and help solidify the perception of pharmacists as part of the health care team. Plus they make for great pictures! The photos from last year were fantastic, and we’d like to get even better ones this year.
If you have any questions, please email Antonio Ciaccia at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in Columbus on February 26!