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. 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 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

Pre-Meeting Opportunities (Monday-Wednesday, September 20-22, 2021)

  • Networking – Coffee, Lunch & Happy Hours
  • Industry Symposiums
  • Policy Committee Open Hearings (Virtual) – TBD
  • Policy Committee Meetings – TBD
  • IPAF Silent Auction Bidding Opens

2021 Leadership Dinner (by invitation) – Wednesday, September 22

Service Opportunity – Throughout Thursday-Friday event

 Thursday, September 23, 2021
8:00 AM Registration Opens
8:00-9:30 AM Coffee, Co-Working & Networking
9:30 AM-12:00 PM Keynote Presentation: TBD
House of Delegates – Session 1: Final Policy Debate (Public Affairs)
  - Speaker’s Address the House, President’s Report
12:00-1:00 PM Board Installation & Lunch
1:00-3:00 PM Exhibit Hall, Poster Presentations, and Roundtable Discussions
2:30-3:30 PM CPESN-IA Meeting
3:00-5:00 PM Residency Showcase
6:00-9:00 PM President’s Reception & Annual Banquet
  - Incoming President Installation, Presidential Inaugural Address
9:00-10:00 PM IPAF Silent Auction – LIVE
 Friday, September 24, 2021
6:30 AM FUN Run/Registration Opens
7:00-8:00 AM Coffee, Co-Working & Networking
8:30-11:30 AM Keynote Presentation: TBD
House of Delegates – Session 2: Final Policy Debate (Professional Affairs and NBI)
  - Vice Speaker Election & Installation, Poster Presentation Award
11:45 AM-12:45 PM Lunch & Industry Symposium
1:00-2:30 PM Iowa's Pharmacy Practice Act Task Force – Town Hall
2:30-3:00 PM IPPAC Pie-in-the-Face


House of Delegates

During the 2021 Annual Meeting, IPA will host two in-person House of Delegates sessions. In addition, IPA will host the Policy Committee Open Hearings and Policy Committee Meetings virtually prior to the live event Sept. 23-34. Stay tuned for details.

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. 

Check back for 2021 House of Delegates topics!

 Keynote Speakers

Check back for 2021 keynotes!

Research & Innovation Conference

The 2021 Research & Innovation Conference will take place virtually June 2-3, 2021. This event showcases innovations from pharmacists and pharmacy residents across the state, driving practice transformation. Click here to register.

Poster Presentations

The IPA Annual Meeting Poster Session demonstrates the latest innovations to advance the practice of pharmacy in Iowa. The 2021 Poster Session will take place during the live event on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 1:00-3:00 pm.

Click here to view 2020 Poster Presentation winners.

President’s Reception & Annual Banquet

At the 2021 Annual Meeting, Christopher Clayton, PharmD, MBA, will be installed as the 143nd President of the Iowa Pharmacy Association, as well as the 2021-2022 Board of Trustees. Outgoing Board of Trustees awards, 50-Year Pharmacist Anniversary awards, and the Bowl of Hygeia award will also be presented. 

IPA Awards

Check back for the 2021 awards schedule!

Silent Auction

Bidding for the 2021 IPA Foundation Silent Auction will open via mobile app one week prior to Annual Meeting. The live event will take place Thursday evening following the President's Reception.  

Continuing Education

Several Annual Meeting sessions will be accredited for CPE for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Check back for details!


Check back for 2021 sponsorship opportunities!