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     Welcome to the 2018 AMCP Chapter Leadership Academy-This is Advocacy! 

    The AMCP Chapter Leadership Academy (CLA) is held in conjunction with the AMCP's Annual Meeting. The annual AMCP CLA brings together four officers and advisors from each of the AMCP Student Chapters to equip them with tools and best practices to improve their chapter's experiences. The AMCP Chapter Leadership Academy also features a keynote address and networking opportunities with other chapter leaders. 

    This year, there will be a focus on the What, Why and How advocacy makes a difference in managed care pharmacy. As the future of managed care pharmacy, it is imperative that as a leader in the community, student pharmacists are engaged in the legislative process, so that their continued involvement will shape the future of the industry. 

    Participation in this event will instill confidence in student pharmacists to become and remain active in managed care advocacy issues. This event will also arm students with tools and resources to bring back to their AMCP chapters in order to be engaged on both local and national levels.  


    Left: Student Pharmacist, Fahim Faruque (far right) from The University of Maryland with AMCP Staff and Members for the 2017 AMCP Legislative Days. Right: Susan A. Cantrell (AMCP CEO) and AMCP Members for the 2017 AMCP Legislative Days.   

    Call for Proposals

    This year at CLA there will be a half day interactive Grassroots and Advocacy program for student chapters. This themed agenda aligns with AMCP's major advocacy milestones on national managed care pharmacy issues. The interactive four-hour session will cover:  

    • What is advocacy? 
    • Why is advocacy important?  
    • How to get involved and advocate. 

    We ask that chapters that have been involved with advocacy at their school/college of pharmacy to submit an officer representative and an advocacy project (e.g., letter writing campaign, state legislative day, Capitol Hill visits, etc.) at This advocacy project may be completed with their AMCP Student Chapter solely or in collaboration with other pharmacy associations.  

    AMCP will select the top five (5) submissions to be presented during the Advocacy Presentation and Panel Discussion portion of the Chapter Leadership Academy. Each officer representative will have approx. 5 minutes to present their project. Following the advocacy presentations, the floor will be open to all CLA participants to engage in a panel discussion with panelists. This new format will allow each student officer representative to share best practices and challenges in building and executing their Grassroots and Advocacy program. To view projects previously presented at Chapter Leadership Academy, visit here. Projects must be submitted by Friday, February 16, 2018 at 5:00pm to be considered for this year's Advocacy session. 

    *By Invitation Only



    Tom Donnelly
    President, T3 DIGITAL


    Tom Donnelly is currently the President of T3 Digital, a digital strategy firm he founded. Before T3 Digital, Tom was the Vice President of SAFPhIR at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) where he created a database of federal and state laws specific to the managed care industry. Prior to AMCP, Tom served as Senior Vice President at the Beekeeper Group, a communications, advocacy, and stakeholder strategy firm where he managed a variety of digital advocacy campaigns. Tom was also a director with CQ Roll Call's Advocacy & Engagement practice area, where he led efforts on social media strategy and enhancements to both its flagship state legislative tracking service and grassroots and advocacy tools. Tom was a Co-Founder of Illumen, a company he founded in 2001 which was acquired by CQ Roll Call in late 2011. Illumen, initially a start-up digital news and legislative information aggregator for the public affairs community, expanded to offer clients a variety of digital public affairs applications and tools for social media management, issue education, advocacy and grassroots.    



    For more information, please contact AMCP's Student Development team and/or visit Chapter Leadership Academy Turnkey Projects 




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