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Virtual Advocacy Day 2021

April 14, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Please join the California Pharmacists Association and the United Nurses Associations of California, Union of Health Care Professionals for our annual joint Virtual Advocacy Day on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 4:00 pm – 6:15 pm. This important grassroots event will provide insight and information related to legislation affecting the profession of pharmacy in all practice settings. You will also have the opportunity to hear from legislative leaders and earn 1.0 CE hour credit!

CPhA and UNAC/UHCP have partnered together on many legislative issues supporting and defending pharmacists. We are committed to working together to continue to advance the pharmacy protection and ensure that pharmacists are able to provide care to their patients without corporate interference.

Our collaborative efforts have resulted in positive outcomes for our respective members, let’s continue to advocate together in support of pharmacists in all practice settings.

Legislative Appointments

This year you will meet with your legislators and key legislative staff via Hopin. Each attendee will be assigned to a legislative appointment to discuss the issues affecting the profession of pharmacy. This is a critical time to show lawmakers how important pharmacists are for the success of the healthcare team and the public health benefit they continue to provide to the community during a pandemic. You must register by April 7 to be guaranteed an appointment. 

Advocacy Day Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
-Discuss the unique dynamics shaping policy making in California
-Identify and review 2021 joint-sponsored legislation affecting the profession of pharmacy
-Review effective grassroots advocacy methods for legislative meetings


Michelle Rivas, Executive Vice President, and Danny Martinez, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Policy Development, will present CPhA’s legislative update, grassroots advocacy and regulatory affairs presentation.

Registration Fees

CPhA Member Pharmacist/Technician: $30
CPhA Student Member: $10

The first 150 attendees to register will receive a gift bag!
This event is for members only. You will need to join CPhA to register for this event. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.


*On April 13th at 1:00 pm, our Virtual Event will open.  Although no activities are planned for April 13th, we encourage you to log into the event and become familiar with our Hopin platform.  To learn more about Hopin and the experience you can expect, read our Hopin Guide.

April 14th: Virtual Advocacy Day Agenda


12:00 pm Expo Hall Opens
12:30 pm – 12:40 pm Welcoming Remarks from CPhA President Clifford Young and UNAC President Denise Duncan, RN
1:00 pm Legislative Appointment Check-ins/Hopin Practice
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Legislative Appointments
4:00 pm Legislative Update & Grassroots Advocacy  Presentation (1.0 CE hour Credit Available)
5:10 pm Panel of Key Legislative Leaders w/ Q & A
6:15 pm Closing Remarks from Susan Bonilla, CEO

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Credit

Activity Type: Knowledge-based • Duration: 1 Contact Hour
UAN: 0113-0000-21-002-L03-P, 0113-0000-21-002-L03-T
Target Audience: Pharmacists and Technicians in all practice settings
Release Date: 4/14/2021 • Expiration Date: 4/14/2024

The California Pharmacists Association (#0113) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completing an evaluation form, participants will be awarded 1.0 hours (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit. A statement of credit will not be issued. Participants may log onto the CPE monitor website using their individual log in to download their statement of credit. Please allow 4 weeks for processing of CPE credits to the CPE monitor.


April 14, 2021
12:30 pm - 6:15 pm
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