Independent & Community Pharmacy Practice Forum

Join us for IPA’s Independent & Community Pharmacy Practice Forum! Topics include Iowa Medicaid provider enrollment, getting started with point-of-care services, Technician Product Verification, and technician immunizations, and best practices for filing a PBM complaint. You do not need to be working in a community pharmacy to attend this forum! Come prepared to discuss best practices, share problem-solving strategies, and most importantly, network with other pharmacy professionals!

All ENGAGED Pharmacist members, Pharmacy Technician members, and Student Pharmacist members are welcome to attend and participate in problem-solving, idea sharing, and unique networking opportunities!

June 16, 2021
9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Schedule subject to change.

Agenda at a Glance – Wednesday, June 16

9:00 AM
Opening Remarks & Welcome

Kate Gainer, PharmD, Executive Vice President & CEO, IPA

Diane Reist, BS Pharm, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, UIHC, IPA President

9:15 AM
Iowa Medicaid: Provider Enrollment & Medical Billing

Anthony Pudlo, PharmD, MBA, Vice President of Professional Affairs, IPA

Sharmi Patel, PharmD, MBA, Executive Fellow, IPA

9:45 AM
“5 for 5” Networking Session - Every 5 minutes, network with a new group of 5 and meet pharmacy professionals that share your passion for senior care!
10:00 AM

Getting Started With:

  • Test & Treat

  • Technician Product Verification 

  • Technician Immunizations

  • Pamela Wiltfang, PharmD, MPH, Director of Clinical Services at Nucara Pharmacy
  • Kelly Kent, RPh, PharmD, BCPS, Director of Clinical Operations, Towncrest Pharmacy
  • Jake Galdo PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCGP, Course Content and Developer, CEimpact, Staff Pharmacist, Ross Bridge Pharmacy

11:00 AM


  • Test & Treat
  • Technician Product Verification
  • Technician Immunizations

Choose your breakout group based on the previous session!

11:20 AM
Filing a PBM Complaint Post-SCOTUS in Iowa
Jared Kirby, Deputy Insurance Commissioner for Market Regulation, Iowa Insurance Division
11:50 AM
Closing Remarks
Kate Gainer, PharmD, Executive Vice President & CEO, IPA