ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced that the dates of the 2012 NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., have been changed because of an alteration in the 2012 congressional calendar. The new dates for the two-day pharmacy advocacy event will be March 21 and 22, 2012.
The event was previously scheduled for the prior week in March, which now falls during a congressional district work period in which members of Congress will be in their home states and districts.
“There is much at stake with the healthcare delivery system today, and its imperative that pharmacy advocates engage with their elected officials during their visit to Washington, D.C. The rescheduling of the two-day event to March 21 and 22 will now enable pharmacy advocates from across the country to engage with lawmakers on pro-patient and pro-pharmacy issues,” explained NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. “In its fourth year, this high-energy event will bring together advocates from all sectors of the industry to meet with key lawmakers to illustrate the unsurpassed value of community pharmacy in improving patient health and reducing costs.”
NACDS will mobilize hundreds pharmacy advocates from all across the country — many wearing pharmacy white coats — during the fourth annual NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill. The event brings pharmacy and retail executives, division and store managers, pharmacists, pharmacy school deans and students to Washington, D.C., for the two-day event.