Grassroots Lobbying Advocacy Dinner

NYCSHP’s Grassroots Lobbying Advocacy event was held at Red Eye Grill in Manhattan. NYCSHP supports the promotion of valuable pharmacy services and lobbying efforts by encouraging members to take a more active role and become engaged advocates for our profession.
1.jpgPresident, Dr. Karen Berger welcomed attendees and provided a background about her presidential goals to expand NYCSHP’s lobbying efforts, education, and member engagement.
3.jpgShe and NYSCHP Vice President of Public Policy presented their advancements of NYCSHP’s Grassroots Lobbying Committee and gave a legislative update about the recent visits they had been to.

President, Berger introduced the first speaker of the evening.
2.jpgShaun Flynn, BA, Executive Director, New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists, presented “Surviving the Legislative Process”.
5.jpgMr. Flynn offered great insight into legislative advocacy and the lobbying process. His advice will empower members to push forward legislation that promotes health-system pharmacists.
5.5President Berger introduced the second speaker, Dr. Paul Dobesh, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS. Dr. Dobesh presented “New Standards for Extended-Duration VTE Prophylaxis in Acutely Ill Medical Patients”.IMG_20171116_192800For members interested in contributing to advocacy efforts, it’s never too late to get involved! New members will be paired up with a seasoned advocate to help provide mentorship. Please reach out to Karen Berger for interest or for more information karenberger7@gmail.comIMG_20171116_183111IMG_20171116_182328

Article Written by: Johnny Hon
Edited by Jamie Chin
Photos by: Jamie Chin and Johnny Hon

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