Tell your story on Capitol Hill during Pharmacist Week 2020!

Congressional visits are critical to shaping policies and procedures that define our profession. Every attendee and every visit serves as a meaningful connection on Capitol Hill. We need YOU to tell your pharmacy and pharmacist stories to your representatives in DC to help influence laws and regulations that improve pharmacy practice, increase patient access to needed medications, and highlight the importance of your profession.

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Pharmacist Week on Capitol Hill is an opportunity for senior care pharmacists to discuss their profession with their members of congress. This event is perfect for advocates of all types – seasoned, new, or students. Every senior care pharmacist is a senior care advocate.

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All attendees will be granted access to:

  • CE Webinar - Federal Advocacy 101 available as home study beginning on February 3, 2020
  • Issue briefing presentation that will be made available closer to the event
  • Entrance to ASCP’s legislative briefing and Q&A
  • Opening keynote dinner
  • Optional members only reception to honor ASCP-PAC donors with Special Guest Congressman Buddy Carter
  • Breakfast briefing prior to leaving for Capitol Hill visits
  • Closing reception on Capitol Hill with members of congress and NCPA members.

Professional Dress is required.

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April 20-21, 2020
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 S Potomac Ave
Arlington, Virginia


Please consider the schedule outline below when booking flight accommodations.

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Legislative Briefing and Keynote Presentation from New York Times Best-Selling Author Katherine Eban
Investigative journalist Katherine Eban will share findings from her New York Times bestselling-book, Bottle of Lies: the Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom. Her talk will lead the audience into the hidden world of endemic fraud and dire conditions in the overseas manufacturing plants where the majority of America's low-cost generic medicine is made, and discuss how pharmacists and caregivers can respond. Her book is the result of a decade-long reporting effort, based on over 20,000 confidential FDA documents, on-the-ground reporting on four continents and hundreds of interviews.

Katherine Eban, an investigative journalist, is a Fortune magazine contributor and Andrew Carnegie fellow. Her articles on pharmaceutical counterfeiting, gun trafficking, and coercive interrogations by the CIA, have won international attention and numerous awards. Her second book Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom (Ecco/HarperCollins, May 2019) is a New York Times bestseller and on the New York Times’ list of 100 Notable Books of 2019. Based on a decade of reporting, the book reveals endemic fraud and dire conditions in the overseas manufacturing plants where the majority of our low-cost generic medicine is made. Her first book, Dangerous Doses: a True Story of Cops, Counterfeiters and the Contamination of America’s Drug Supply, was named one of the Best Books of 2005 by Kirkus Reviews and was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. She lectures frequently on the topic of pharmaceutical integrity. Educated at Brown University and Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, Eban lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two daughters and Newfoundland dog Romeo.

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Dinner & Book Signing

Following her presentation, Katherine Eban will sign copies of her latest book, Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom (Ecco/HarperCollins, May 2019). Limited quantities of the book will be available for purchase.

7:45 PM - 8:30 PM State of the Industry from HHS — Political and Legislative Trends

Nicholas Uehlecke, Advisor, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Nicholas Uehlecke is currently an Advisor in the Immediate office of the Secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services. In his role, issues that he works on include Medicare, Medicaid, commercial and general insurance issues, health care reform and a range of other issues under the jurisdiction of CMS and HRSA. Nick also spends time working on issues related to regulatory burden relief, and efforts to make health care more value-based in America. He is also currently the HHS staff-lead on the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative. Prior to this work, he was at the Committee on Ways and Means at the House of Representatives as Professional Staff for 8 years, working on issues ranging from Medicare’s Parts A and B, Medicare Advantage and Part D, and commercial insurance and ACA reforms. Before Nick’s time on Capitol Hill he spend nearly three years as an analyst for the Marwood group, working on health care as well as financial services, education, and energy policy. While having lived in many places Nick calls Texas home, and is a graduate of the University of Richmond.

8:30 PM - 9:00 PM PAC Donor Reception with special guest, Congressman Buddy Carter *members only*
ASCP would like to honor all donors to the ASCP PAC with a special dessert reception. Congressman Buddy Carter will be present at the event to meet and thank donors. Have you made a donation to the ASCP PAC (members only)? Donate now.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast Issue Briefing
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Travel to Capitol Hill
9:00 AM Group Photo
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM Personalized Meetings with Representative(s)
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Pharmacy Week Congressional Reception with NCPA


Katherine Eban
New York Times best selling author, investigative journalist, Fortune magazine contributor, and Andrew Carnegie fellow

Nicholas Uehlecke
Advisor in the Immediate office of the Secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services

Congressman Buddy Carter
As the only pharmacist serving in Congress, Congressman Earl “Buddy” Carter (R-Georgia) is one of ASCP’s biggest advocates. Congressman Carter is the co-chair of the Community Pharmacy Caucus and is dedicated to working towards a health care system that provides more choices, less costs, and better services.

Tools to Help You Prepare

Online Course: Federal Advocacy 101

To help our members prepare for our 2020 Legislative Briefing and Congressional Fly-In, ASCP Government Affairs presents Federal Advocacy 101! This webinar provides information on the federal legislative process, discusses legislative and regulatory advocacy, identifies legislation that is pertinent to long term care pharmacy, and much more. The information presented in this webinar is intended to equip our members with the necessary knowledge to serve as advocates who influence pharmacy practice at the federal level. This webinar is open and free to all members, $15 for non-members.

Podcast: Business from the Beltway

Don't forget to also check out the podcast from SenioRx Radio titled, "Business from the Beltway." Two of ASCPs government affairs staff members, Veronica Charles, MPA and Arnold E. Clayman, PD, FASCP, sat down with SenioRx Podcast hosts Joanne Pauyo, PharmD and Jaron Stout, PharmD at ASCP’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition to give them an update on what’s going on in the policy and advocacy world for senior care and consultant pharmacists. This podcast will give you a great insight into what a congressional fly-in is all about and what to expect.

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Attendee Type Regular Rate
ASCP Member $125
Non-Member Rate $375
  • Registration will close at 11:59 PM ET on March 20, 2020, so we can schedule personalized appointments.

Hotel Information

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 S Potomac Ave, Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 413-1300

Hotel reservations for the event can be made by individual attendees directly with Hotel Name reservations online here. You may also book your room directly by calling the reservations center at (703) 413-1300 and asking for the ASCP group rate. Reservations must be made by March 23, 2020.

Staying at ASCP’s headquarter hotel, the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, allows ASCP to provide the meeting space necessary for this event.

Single Room Rate | $239.00/night

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  • Promotion codes cannot be combined and must be used at the time of purchase.
  • All promotion codes will expire at at 11:59 PM ET on March 20, 2020. Promo codes may not be used on site.
  • Online registration will close at 11:59 PM ET on March 20, 2020, so we can schedule personalized appointments. There will be NO onsite registration.
  • All refund requests must be made in writing and postmarked no later than April 1, 2020. A $100 cancellation fee per registrant will be charged. No cancellations will be refunded after April 1, 2020.