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
8:00 AM
Registration Opens
8:00-8:45 AM
Coffee Hour & Open Networking
8:45 AM
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Keynote Presentation – Self-Deception and Objectification: Implications for Providing Care
House of Delegates: Session II
  • Final Policy Debate (Public Affairs)
  • ​Speaker’s Address the House
  • ​President’s Report
  • Cheri Schmit installed as 144th President of IPA
  • Iowa Pharmacy Practice Act Open Forum
12:15-1:30 PM
1:30-3:30 PM
Exhibit Hall & IPA Foundation Poster Presentations
1:30-3:30 PM Open Networking/Roundtable Discussions
2:30-3:30 PM CPESN-IA Meeting 
3:30-5:30 PM
Residency Showcase
6:00-9:00 PM
9:00-10:00 PM IPA Foundation Silent Auction – LIVE   
 Friday, September 23, 2022
6:30 AM
FUN Run/Sunrise Stretch
7:30-8:30 AM
Registration Opens/Coffee Hour & Open Networking
8:30-11:30 AM
Keynote Presentation – Pharmacy’s Important Role in Health Equity: National Pharmacy Association Panel
House of Delegates – Session III
  • Final Policy Debate (Professional Affairs and NBI)
  • ​Vice Speaker Election & Installation
  • Board Installation
  • ​Poster Presentation Award
11:30-11:45 AM IPPAC Pie-in-the-Face
11:45-12:45 PM
Lunch & Industry Symposium
1:00-5:00 PM
Communications Workshop by Wixted
Service Project Opportunity


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 delegates.

Check back for 2022 House of Delegates topics.

 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)
  • Valerie Prince, PharmD, FAPhA, BCPS, President-Elect, American Pharmacists Association (APhA) (Invited)
  • Michele Belcher, RPh, President, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)



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
  • Access livestreams and session programming
  • Direct message with other attendees and IPA staff
  • Schedule virtual 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, 2022.

Click here to view 2021 Poster Presentation winners.

President’s Reception & Annual Awards Banquet

At the 2022 Annual Meeting, toast to incoming IPA President Cheri Schmit and celebrate achievements in Iowa pharmacy! Outgoing Board of Trustees awards, 50-Year Pharmacist Anniversary awards, and the Bowl of Hygeia award will be presented during the Annual Banquet. 

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.

Click here to watch 2021 IPA Award acceptance videos.

Silent Auction

Check back for 2022 IPA Foundation Silent Auction details.

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Continuing Education

Check back for 2022 CPE information.


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