Annual Meeting

2019 IPA Annual Meeting

Thursday-Friday, June 20-21, 2019 | Add to Calendar
Cedar Rapids Marriott, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sponsorship opportunities
Online registration is now closed. Registration is available at the door.
NEW Weekday Format!
NEW Poster Presentations and Innovation Forums!
CELEBRATING 20 Years of Professional Achievements in Iowa Pharmacy!

IPA’s Annual Meeting is the epicenter of pharmacy practice in Iowa. Each year pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists come together from across the state to discuss policy, share innovative ideas, and making meaningful connections with colleagues and pharmacy leaders.
With a new Thursday-Friday format this year, you can enjoy all of Annual Meeting and have still your whole weekend ahead of you. With this year’s revamped agenda, you can:
  • Take an active role in setting policy that will steer association action now
  • Hear and share innovative ideas to implement at your practice and advance the profession 
  • Recharge by connecting with like-minded colleagues to build you network and opportunities for collaboration
Join us at Annual Meeting to advance and celebrate your profession and you’ll leave refreshed and invigorated to better serve your patients!


The Cedar Rapids Marriott is currently sold out for 6/19 and 6/20. Please contact Alyssa Woodbury, 319-491-9842, at the Marriott to be added to a waitlist in case of cancellations. You will need to identify that you are with the Iowa Pharmacy Association.  
Area hotels include: Holiday Inn Express Cedar Rapids (Collins Rd), Hampton Inn & Suites Cedar Rapids - North, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Cedar Rapids, Homewood Suites by Hilton Cedar Rapids - North, and Quality Inn at Collins Road.

NEW! Agenda at a Glance

With the move to a Thursday-Friday schedule, the Annual Meeting agenda has been revamped. Full details will be available soon. (Click links for details)
Thursday, June 20, 2019
8:00-9:00 am Registration/Breakfast
9:00 am-Noon House of Delegates: Session 1
Keynote: ASHP & APhA Presidential Panel
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch & Open Networking
1:00-2:30 pm Policy Committee on Professional Affairs
2:00-4:00 pm Innovation & Research Forums
3:00-4:30 pm Policy Committee on Public Affairs
5:00-6:00 pm President’s Reception
6:00-8:30 pm Annual Banquet
8:30-10:00 pm Silent Auction
Friday, June 21, 2019
6:30 am Fun Run
7:00-8:00 am Registration
8:00-9:00 am Breakfast Keynote:
Matt Hosford, PharmD, 
Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
9:00-9:45 am Meet the Researchers - Poster Session 1
9:45-11:15 am Innovation & Research Forums
11:15 am-Noon Meet the Researchers - Poster Session 2
Noon-1:00 pm Lunch - 20 Years Unified Celebration Panel
1:15-3:30 pm House of Delegates: Session 2
3:30 pm Adjourn

House of Delegates

The House of Delegates is IPA’s policy-making body and is composed of members from across the state. The House will act on policy recommendations brought to it by standing committees and individual delegates. Policy committee reports will be posted soon.

Innovation & Research Forums

A new feature of the revamped Annual Meeting agenda is the inclusion of two Innovation and Research Forums to showcase innovations from pharmacists and pharmacy residents across the state to drive practice transformation. Each session will include tracks featuring presentations from Iowa pharmacy residents on their innovative research projects, giving you ideas to inspire, invigorate, and implement at your practice.

More Poster Presentations

IPA’s poster presentations, which highlight original projects or research that advance the practice of pharmacy in Iowa, have been expanded to two separate sessions on Friday. That’s twice the Iowa pharmacy innovation on display. Present your poster or meet with the presenters to discuss their projects (or both!).
Posters are judged based on originality and innovation, reproducibility, impact on the profession, presentation and methodology, and the IPA Foundation will present its Poster Presentation Award to the winner at the second session of the IPA House of Delegates on Friday afternoon.
To participate in the poster presentation, submit a poster abstract here by May 31, 2019.

Celebrating 20 Years as a Unified Association

In 2019, IPA is celebrating 20 years representing the profession in Iowa as a unified association. Throughout the meeting, you will have the opportunity to hear how the Iowa Pharmacists Association and the Iowa Society of Health-System Pharmacists united in 1999 and the impact of this collaborative model on the profession.

President’s Reception & Annual Banquet

Celebrate, socialize and enjoy a great meal together as we install Connie Connolly as the 141st President of the Iowa Pharmacy Association. Prior to Connie’s inaugural address, we will present our most prestigious awards!

IPA Awards

IPA will present its annual awards throughout the weekend. See the full Annual Meeting agenda (coming soon) for details.

Silent Auction

Thursday evening will conclude with the popular IPA Foundation Silent Auction to support the Foundation’s educational and student programs.
If you or your pharmacy would like to donate to the silent auction, please contact Laura at and provide a short description and approximate value (if available) of the item(s) you plan to donate.  While items will be accepted up through the week of Annual Meeting, in order to have your item listed in the silent auction catalog, please notify Laura prior to June 1.

Continuing Education

Several Annual Meeting sessions are accredited for CPE for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. In addition, two half-hour webinars covering policy topics to be discussed in the House of Delegates will be made available prior to Annual Meeting. CPE information and the webinars are available here.