The HOPA Volunteer Activity Center (VAC) is now open for the 2015-2016 committee year. Please visit the VAC and indicate your interest in volunteering for a committee, work group, or task force. This is also the place to let us know if you are interested in writing for HOPA News. The VAC will be open until March 31.
Introducing HOPA Central
The HOPA Listserv platform will retire to pave the way for a new and enhanced online discussion/member community called HOPA Central.
HOPA Central will be your go-to place to connect with members, ask advice and share expertise. It has many enhanced features including large file sharing tools that will not clutter your inbox and better search options for the archive. This new online collaborative tool combines the instant, active response features of HOPA Listserv but in an improved user-friendly format. HOPA Central will only be accessible to HOPA members.
Look for more information as we get closer to launching HOPA Central in March!
Senate Introduces Companion Bill to H.R. 592
Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Mark Kirk (R-IL) have introduced S.314, a companion bill to H.R. 592, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act.
HOPA continues to be actively involved in this initiative and President Michael Vozniak was on the Hill this week visiting the office of newly elected Congressman and fellow pharmacist, Buddy Carter (R-GA). HOPA is enthusiastic about Rep. Carter's election as he understands the unique needs of the profession and will serve as a champion on issues related to our industry.
A fact sheet on H.R. 592 is available here. Additionally, be on the lookout for an Action Alert asking your Members of Congress to support both the House and Senate bills.
Call for 2015 HOPA Oncology Pharmacy Practice Management Program Proposals
Visit the Call for Speakers page for complete information. Proposal deadline Monday, March 23, 2015.
HOPA Volunteer Opportunities – Needs Assessment Workgroup, Program Committee, and Session Proposal Review Workgroup
HOPA is seeking qualified members for three important volunteer opportunities. The Needs Assessment Workgroup maintains and enhances HOPA’s needs assessment library, fueling future educational programming. The Program Committee coordinates the planning and development of the educational program at the 2016 HOPA Annual Conference. The Session Proposal Review Workgroup manages the call, review, and selection process for the 2016 conference sessions. The Needs Assessment Workgroup term will begin in March, with the Program Committee and Session Proposal Review Workgroup beginning in April 2015. Visit the Volunteer Activity Center for complete information and to express your interest.
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