Annual Meeting

Professional Achievements in Iowa Pharmacy during Annual Meeting!
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 make meaningful connections with colleagues and pharmacy leaders. Plan to:
  • 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 leave refreshed and invigorated to better serve your patients!


Agenda at a Glance

View primary programming (Thursday-Friday) from Annual Meeting 2020 below.

2020 Annual Meeting attendees still have access to this year’s full agenda, recordings of keynote presentations, and documents from the event through the Whova meeting app (Available on the App Store and Google Play).

Thursday, Sept. 17
7:00-8:00 am

Start Your Day with IPAVirtual Coffee Hour

8:00-9:00 am Keynote - A Chance of Awesome: How Changing the Way You See Changes Everything, Jason & Kim Kotecki

House of Delegates – Session 1

Keynote - BE The Positive Disruptor, Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier

9:00-10:30 am
10:30-11:00 am
11:00 am-1:00 pm Breakout Committee Meetings
12:00-1:00 pm

Breakup Your Day with IPAVirtual Lunch Hour

1:00-3:00 pm

Virtual Exhibit Hall

4:00-6:00 pm

President’s Reception & Annual Banquet

Friday, Sept. 18
7:00-8:00 am

Start Your Day with IPAVirtual Coffee Hour

8:00-9:00 am

Keynote - Empowering Pharmacists to Care for Patients, Scott Knoer, CEO & Executive Vice President of APhA

House of Delegates – Session 2

Keynote - Medicaid Managed Care – An Update from the MCOs, Iowa Total Care and Amerigroup

9:00-11:00 am
11:00 am-12:00 pm
12:00-2:00 pm Conclusion of House of Delegates 

House of Delegates

During the 2020 Annual Meeting, IPA hosted two House of Delegates sessions virtually. The House of Delegates is IPA’s policy-making body and is composed of members from across the state. The House acts on policy recommendations brought to it by standing committees and individual delegates. 

Watch Webinar
Proposed Policies for the House of Delegates - August 4, 2020

Utilize this video for guidance on how to participate in the virtual 2020 House of Delegates.

2020 House of Delegates topics include:
  • Advertisements by Law Firms
  • Deprescribing
  • Licensure & Registration Mobility
  • Manufacturer Co-Pay Assistance Programs
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Workplace Safety Training
2020 Keynote Speakers

Jason Kotecki
& Kim 

Professional Speaker,
Artist and Author

Camille Schrier
Miss America 2020

STEM Advocate, Biochemist,
Pursuing Doctor of

Scott Knoer
CEO & Executive Vice
President of the
American Pharmacists

MCO Panel
Iowa Total Care

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Innovation & Research Forum

The 2020 Innovation & Research Forum took place on the original Annual Meeting date, June 18-19. As always, these forums showcased innovations from pharmacists and pharmacy residents across the state, driving practice transformation. Click here to access recordings of the event.

Poster Presentations

The IPA Annual Meeting Virtual Poster Session demonstrates the latest innovations to advance the practice of pharmacy in Iowa. The Virtual Poster Session opened to all Annual Meeting attendees on September 1, 2020. This year's digital posters and excerpts from lead researchers are still available through the link below.

Researcher Information

Virtual Poster Session

Click here to view Poster Presentation winners.

President’s Reception & Annual Banquet

At the 2020 Annual Meeting, Diane Reist was installed as the 142nd President of the Iowa Pharmacy Association, as well as the 2020-2021 Board of Trustees. Outgoing Board of Trustees awards, 50-Year Pharmacist Anniversary awards, and the Bowl of Hygeia award were also be presented. 

IPA Awards

IPA presented its 2020 awards throughout the week of Annual Meeting via social media.
Social Media Awards Schedule
Monday, Sept. 14
10:00 am Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award Presentation
12:00 pm Patient Care Partner Award Presentation
Tuesday, Sept. 15
10:00 am Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year Award Presentation
12:00 pm Appreciation Award Presentation (Corporate)
Wednesday, Sept. 16
10:00 am Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award Presentation
12:00 pm Appreciation Award Presentation (Individual)
Thursday, Sept. 17
10:00 am Robert G. Gibbs Distinguished Pharmacist Award Presentation
12:00 pm Jerry Karbeling Leadership Award Presentation
Friday, Sept. 18
10:00 am Honorary President Award Presentation
12:00 pm Excellence in Innovation Award Presentation
2:00 pm Poster Presentation Award Presentation

Silent Auction

The 2020 IPA Foundation Silent Auction was conducted virtually through a mobile app throughout the month prior to Annual Meeting. The silent auction opened on Tuesday, September 1 and ended at noon on Friday, September 18.  

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 have been made available through CEimpact. All CPE information is available in the Whova app, as well as on the web page below.


Thank You Sponsors

PharmServ Staffing CPESN-Iowa Independent Pharmacy Cooperative McKesson
Alliance for Patient Medication Safety Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company LicenseTrak PharmWaste Technologies
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson Fresenius Kabi Amerigroup NACDS