Annual Meeting


Celebrate Professional Achievements in Iowa Pharmacy at IPA 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. This September, 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 your network and find new 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

(Subject to change)

Pre-Meeting Opportunities 

2022 Leadership Dinner (by invitation) – Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:00-10:00 PM  

 Thursday, September 22, 2022
7:30 AM
Registration Opens
8:00-8:45 AM
Breakfast Buffet, Coffee & Networking
8:45 AM-12:00 PM
Keynote Presentation – Self-Deception and Objectification: Implications for Providing Care
House of Delegates: Session II
  • ​Speaker’s Address
  • ​Report of Policy Committee on Public Affairs
  • Report of Bylaws Review Committee
12:15-1:30 PM
Leadership Lunch
  • President's Report
  • IPA President Installation
  • Board Installation
  • Recognition of Outgoing IPA & IPA Foundation Board
1:30-3:30 PM
2:30-3:30 PM Open Networking & IPA Advisory Committee Roundtables
2:30-3:30 PM CPESN-IA Meeting 
3:30-4:30 PM
4:30-5:30 PM Meet the Residents Reception
6:00-9:00 PM
9:00-10:30 PM IPA Foundation Silent Auction  
 Friday, September 23, 2022
6:30 AM
FUN Run/Walk
7:30-8:30 AM
Industry Symposium Breakfast – Janssen Oncology
8:30-11:30 AM
Keynote Presentation – Pharmacy’s Important Role in Health Equity: National Pharmacy Association Panel
House of Delegates – Session III
  • Report of Nominations Committee
  • Report of Policy Committee on Professional Affairs
  • Consideration of New Business
  • Vice Speaker Election
  • Poster Presentation Award
11:30-11:45 AM IPPAC Pie-in-the-Face
11:45-12:45 PM
Lunch & Industry Symposium – Janssen Cardiovascular & Metabolism
1:00-5:00 PM


House of Delegates

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 delegatesThree House sessions will be held this year, starting with Session I (Virtual) on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 6:00-8:00 PM.

2022 House of Delegates Topics:
  • Pharmacist Role in Prescribing and Administration of HIV PrEP/PEP 
  • Just Culture
  • Pharmacist Forced Dispensing and Professional Judgement
  • Prescription Drug Product Reimbursement
  • Standard of Care Model for Pharmacy Practice
  • Practice Mobility

 2022 Keynotes

Bruce Berger, PhD
President, Berger Consulting, LLC
Emeritus Professor, Auburn University
Self-Deception and Objectification:
Implications for Providing Care

Description: In order to provide patient-centered care, we first have to see the patient as a person with wants, needs, values and understandings of their own health that may be different from ours. Yet, we know from health disparities research that sometimes we see patients (and others in our life) as objects and not people. To see a human being as an object means that we become blind to their humanity. When we see patients as objects, we run the risk of overlooking or ignoring their true wants, needs, and emotions and feel justified in providing less care. Why does this happen, and how can we maintain a patient-centered approach more often? Find out by walking through some common scenarios of self-deception and objectification in practice and everyday life, and learn how to prevent them.

National Panel
Pharmacy’s Important Role in Health Equity:
National Pharmacy Association Panel

  • Christene Jolowsky, RPh, MS, Treasurer, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP); Senior Pharmacy Director, Hennepin Healthcare
  • Michele Belcher, RPh, President, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA); Pharmacist & Owner, Grants Pass Pharmacy
  • Wendy Mobley-Bukstein, PharmD, BCACP, CHWC, CDCES, FAPhA, President, Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management, American Pharmacists Association (APhA); Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University



Whova App

During the Annual Meeting, IPA will utilize the Whova meeting app. Please make sure you are able to login before the start of the meeting.

Through Whova, accessible on both a desktop computer and mobile device, attendees can:

  • View the agenda and session details
  • Review speaker bios
  • Direct message with other attendees and IPA staff
  • Schedule meet-ups with exhibitors
  • Take part in Community Board discussions
  • And MORE!
Download on the App Store | Google Play

Poster Presentations

The IPA Annual Meeting Poster Presentation Session demonstrates the latest innovations to advance the practice of pharmacy in Iowa. The 2022 Poster Session will take place from 1:30-3:30 pm on Thursday, Sept. 22. Sign-up to present your poster at this year’s Annual Meeting by September 1.

Click here to view 2021 Poster Presentation winners.

Residency Showcase & Meet the Residents Reception

IPA is pleased to offer a NEW Residency Showcase in conjunction with its 2022 Annual Meeting! The Residency Showcase will take place in an exhibit hall-like setting from 3:30-4:30 pm on Thursday, Sept. 22, followed by a Meet the Residents Reception from 4:30-5:30 pm. Both opportunities will be open to all Annual Meeting attendees, with a focus on registered P3 and P4 students.

Residency programs, as well as students interested in attending the showcase and reception only, can register here.

President’s Reception & Annual Awards Banquet

At the 2022 Annual Meeting, toast to incoming IPA President Cheri Schmit and celebrate achievements in Iowa pharmacy! In addition to IPA Awards, 50-Year Pharmacist Anniversary awards and the Bowl of Hygeia will be presented during the Annual Banquet. 
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Boosting Confidence in Communication Workshop

Take part in a high-quality, high-value communications training program from Wixted & Co. During this live workshop, build tangible skills for communicating with patients and caregivers, employees and managers, large and small audiences, as well as the media. ($256 value!)

Key Concepts:

  • Leverage communication opportunities
  • Master the 90-second opening statement model
  • Build rapport through audience analysis
  • Engage key stakeholders through storytelling
  • Manage risk in Q&A
  • Strengthen your “YOU Factor”
  • Improve vaccine confidence and equity
If you plan to attend the Boosting Confidence in Communication workshop at Annual Meeting, please fill out the two pre-training documents below and email to by September 20.

For the pre-training assignment, you are asked to select a topic related to the value that the pharmacy profession brings to healthcare. How should we be communicating our value to the public? What is pharmacy’s value proposition? What is something you are passionate about that you wish other disciplines knew?

IPA Awards

The Iowa Pharmacy Association takes great pride in recognizing individuals for their contributions of leadership, patient care, professional involvement and public service. These awards serve to capture Iowa pharmacy’s spirit of service and its culture of professionalism. 2022 IPA Awards will be presented during the Annual Banquet Thursday evening.

Silent Auction

If you would like to donate to the IPA Foundation Silent Auction, please email Laura Miller at with a short description and approximate value of the item(s) you plan to donate. While donations will be accepted through the week of Annual Meeting, please notify IPA prior to September 12.

NEW this year! Want to support the silent auction but don’t have an item to donate? Let IPA do the shopping for you! IPA will be accepting monetary donations to purchase items to create auction baskets. Donations can be made in the amounts of $100, $250 or $500, and all donors will be recognized at the silent auction. Consider making a monetary donation today! Deadline: September 1

Bidding for the 2022 Silent Auction will open Tuesday, Sept. 13 via One Cause/SmartPay Anywhere.

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Continuing Education

4.5 hours of CPE are available during this year’s Annual Meeting. Accreditation pending.

Service Opportunity

At the 2022 Annual Meeting, IPA will partner with Be The Match, the national blood stem cell and bone marrow transplant donor registry operated by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). This organization helps patients find life-saving marrow donors and provides support throughout the transplant process.

To support Be The Match, you can join the registry and, if matched with a patient, donate bone marrow or blood stem cells, donate financially, or donate your time in other ways.


Bring your company in front of Iowa's pharmacy professionals during IPA Annual Meeting! View 2022 sponsorship opportunities and register today!

Thank You Sponsors
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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, IPA has followed CDC guidance to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our membership and the patients they serve. In following CDC guidance, we monitor the COVID-19 Community Level in Linn County. The COVID-19 Community Level, which is classified as low, medium or high, helps communities and individuals make decisions based on their local community and unique needs.

IPA encourages and supports your personal decisions for comfort and safety. At all COVID-19 Community Levels, individuals can wear a mask based on personal preference.

If you are experiencing symptoms, have a positive test or an exposure to someone with confirmed COVID-19, we ask that you do not attend IPA’s Annual Meeting.