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Pharmacist Day on the Hill

January 25, 2023

Embassy Suites • Iowa State Capitol
Des Moines, IA

Join pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in face-to-face grassroots advocacy, and help fill our state capitol with white coats! IPA’s Pharmacist Day on the Hill (previously Legislative Day) is the cornerstone of the association’s legislative and public policy efforts. Registration closes January 18.

2023 Schedule

8:00-9:00 AM     Registration, Breakfast & Networking

9:00-9:15 AM     Welcome & Introductions

9:15-10:15 AM     Advocacy 101: Legislative Briefing
IPA’s advocacy team will provide an overview on the issues and specific legislation that IPA members should discuss with their legislators at the capitol. This session will include key information and other pearls on how to successfully tailor your message to legislators on key pharmacy issues. 

10:15 AM     Break

10:30-11:00 AM     Keynote Address – Elizabeth Matney, State Medicaid Director, Iowa HHS

11:00-11:20 AM     IPA Legislative Awards Presentation 
IPA will award our Good Governance Award to a legislator who has worked closely with IPA on pharmacy and healthcare issues and who has shown dedicated service to improving healthcare for Iowans. IPA will also recognize an IPA member who has made significant contributions to IPA’s advocacy efforts with the Legislative Champion Award.

11:30 AM-12:30 PM     Legislative Panel & Lunch
This will be an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Iowa legislators on issues affecting healthcare and pharmacy.

12:30-1:30 PM     Advisory Committee Kickoff (Invitation Only)
IPA’s Legislative Advisory Committee serves as the official advisory body on legislation and regulation to the IPA Board of Trustees. Each fall, the committee meets to establish IPA’s legislative and regulatory priorities for the upcoming year. Click here to learn more about the responsibilities of the committee.

12:30-3:30 PM     Capitol Hill Visits  
Attendees will travel by bus to the Iowa State Capitol to meet with their state senator and state representative. Pharmacist mentors from across the state will be introduced to form small groups prior to departing for the capitol.
*All attendees are encouraged to contact their legislators in advance to schedule a meeting during this time block.

3:30 PM     IPA Group Photo 
Meet at the stairs of the Capitol Rotunda for a group picture. Photo taken at 3:30 sharp – Please arrive five minutes early. White coats encouraged.

4:00-6:00 PM     Legislative Reception 
Enjoy the opportunity to further connect with your legislators and other key leaders as we conclude the day back at the Embassy Suites.

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