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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 and set policy, share innovative ideas, and make meaningful connections with colleagues and pharmacy leaders. This June, plan to:
  • Take an active role in setting policy that will steer association action.
  • Hear and share innovative ideas to implement at your practice.
  • Build your network and connect with like-minded colleagues.
  • Find new opportunities for collaboration and practice advancement.
  • Recharge and leave invigorated to better serve your patients.


Agenda at a Glance

(Subject to change)

Pre-Meeting Opportunities:

2023 Leadership Dinner(by invitation) – Wednesday, June 14

 Thursday, June 15, 2023
8:00-8:50 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibit Hall
8:50-9:00 AM Welcome
9:00-10:00 AM
Keynote – Pharmacy of the Future: Future is Now, Deloitte
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • ​Speaker’s Address
  • ​Report of Policy Committee on Public Affairs
12:00-12:30 PM
Exhibit Hall
12:30-1:45 PM
Leadership Luncheon
  • President's Report
  • IPA President Installation
  • Board Installation
  • Recognition of Outgoing IPA & IPA Foundation Board
1:45-2:45 PM
CPESN-IA Meeting
1:45-3:00 PM
Exhibit Hall
3:00-5:00 PM
6:00-7:00 PM
7:00-9:30 PM
9:30-10:30 PM
IPA Foundation Silent Auction & Dessert Reception
 Friday, June 16, 2023
6:30 AM
2023 STEP, CYCLE, SWING Kick-off
7:30 AM
8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast, IPAF Poster Presentations & Committee Conversations
8:45-9:00 AM Break
9:00-11:00 AM Resident Research Presentations
11:00-11:30 AM IPAF Poster Presentations & Committee Conversations
11:30 AM-12:30 PM Lunch & Open Networking 
12:30-1:30 PM Keynote  Active Leadership, Liz Nead
1:30-3:30 PM
  • Report of Policy Committee on Professional Affairs
  • Consideration of New Business
  • Vice Speaker Election
  • Poster Presentation Award
3:30 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 delegates. Three House sessions will be held this year, starting with Session I (Virtual) on Tuesday, June 6 from 6:00-8:00 PM.
The topics being addressed by this year’s House of Delegates include: 
  • Pharmacoequity 
  • Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority
  • Professional Identity Formation
  • PIC Designation, Compliance Roles and Responsibilities
  • Harm Reduction Strategies 
  • Pharmacist Professional Standards

2023 Keynotes

Pharmacy of the Future: Future is NowVipul Bhatt, PharmD, MBA, Deloitte Consulting
Although the pandemic increased opportunities for pharmacists to provide expanded services and care, the pharmacy profession remains poorly integrated with existing business and health care models. If more pharmacists were to operate to the full potential of their professional education and skill sets, pharmacy could play an important role in elevating patient care and public health. During this session, learn about the industry trends both hindering and fueling innovation.

Active Leadership, Liz Nead,
 Nead Inspiration
Liz Nead will share six powerful leadership strategies she learned while climbing 19,000 feet to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. As she witnessed and experienced the techniques the African and American climb guides used to get fourteen novice climbers safely to the top, she realized effective leadership is not a lone voice controlling the masses. Active Leadership is a humble approach, achieving stretch goals with planning, mentorship and a secret ingredient that truly transformed Liz’s way of thinking.

Whova App

During the Annual Meeting, IPA will utilize the Whova meeting app. Please make sure you are able to log in to Whova before the start of the meeting. 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 Foundation Poster Presentation session demonstrates the latest innovations to advance the practice of pharmacy in Iowa. Click here to sign-up to present your poster at the 2023 IPA Annual Meeting.

Click here to view previous Poster Presentation winners.

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Resident Presentations

At the 2023 Annual Meeting, Iowa pharmacy residents and fellows will present their research projects from 3:00-5:00 PM on Thursday and 9:00-11:00 AM on Friday. Stop by to learn and support our state’s newest practitioners!

President’s Reception & Annual Awards Banquet

At the 2023 Annual Meeting, toast to incoming IPA President John Hamiel and celebrate achievements in Iowa pharmacy! In addition to IPA Professional Awards, 50-Year Pharmacist Anniversary awards and the Bowl of Hygeia 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. 2023 IPA  Professional 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.

You can also let IPA do the shopping for you! IPA is 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!

Bidding for the 2023 Silent Auction will open Tuesday, June 6 via One Cause/SmartPay Anywhere.

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Continuing Education

7 hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) will be available through this year’s Annual Meeting programming! Please note the Policy Topics Preview webinar and first session of the IPA House of Delegates will occur virtually prior to the start of the live meeting on June 15th. 
  • May 23 – House of Delegates Policy Topics Preview Webinar (Virtual, 0.1 CEU/1 Hour)
  • June 6 – IPA House of Delegates: Session I (Virtual, 0.2 CEU/2 Hours)
  • June 15 – Pharmacy of the Future: Future is Now (Live, 0.1 CEU/1 Hour)
  • June 15 – Resident Research Presentations: Session 1 (Live, 0.1 CEU/1 Hour)
  • June 16 – Resident Research Presentations: Session 2 (Live, 0.1 CEU/1 Hour)
  • June 16 – Active Leadership (Live, 0.1 CEU/1 Hour)

Service Opportunity

Check back for the 2023 service opportunity!


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Thank You 2023 Sponsors