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Pharmacy Day on the Hill

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
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 Pharmacy Day on the Hill (previously Legislative Day) is the cornerstone of the association’s legislative and public policy efforts. Registration closes January 17th.

2024 Schedule

10:00-10:15 AM     Welcome & Introductions

10:15-11:00 AM     Q&A with IPA Advocacy Team
IPA’s advocacy team will provide a quick summary of our recorded legislative briefing and lead a question-and-answer session. Attendees should watch the legislative briefing or listen to the latest episode of the What, Why & How podcast prior to this session.

11:00 AM     Break

11:15 AM-12:00 PM     Keynote Address by Director Kelly Garcia, Iowa HHS

12:00-12:15 PM     IPA Legislative Awards Presentation 
IPA will award our Good Governance Award to a legislator who has worked closely with IPA on pharmacy and health care 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.

12:15-1:15 PM     Legislative Panel & Lunch
This is an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Iowa legislators on issues affecting health care and pharmacy. This year’s panel will include Representative John Forbes, Representative Devon Wood, Senator Mike Klimesh (Invited), and Senator Sarah Trone-Garriott.

1:15-3:55 PM     Capitol Hill Visits  
Pharmacist and student pharmacist attendees will be paired up in advance of the Capitol Hill visits. Attendees will travel by bus to the Iowa State Capitol to meet with their state legislators.

*All attendees are encouraged to contact their legislators in advance to schedule a meeting during this time block. Pharmacist mentors will be introduced to form small groups prior to departing for the Capitol.

4:00 PM     IPA Group Photo 
Meet at the stairs of the Capitol Rotunda for a group picture. Photo taken at 4:00 sharp – Please arrive five minutes early. White coats are 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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