IPA’s annual Legislative Day is the cornerstone of the association’s legislative and public policy efforts. Each year, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists engage in grassroots advocacy with Iowa legislators at the Iowa State Capitol. Join us to learn about key issues impacting pharmacy and create buzz for this year’s legislative session!
2022 Schedule9:00-9:15 am Welcome and Introductions
9:15-10:15 am Advocacy 101-Legislative Briefing
IPA’s advocacy team will provide an overview on the issues and specific legislation that IPA members should discuss with their legislators at the Capitol. This session will include key information and other pearls on how to successfully tailor your message to legislators on key pharmacy issues.
10:15 am Break
10:30-11:00 am Keynote Address
11:00-11:20 am IPA Award Presentations
IPA will award our ‘Good Government Award’ to a legislator who has worked closely with IPA on pharmacy and healthcare issues and who has shown dedicated service to improving healthcare for Iowans. IPA will also recognize an IPA member who has made significant contributions to IPA’s advocacy efforts.
11:30 am-12:30 pm Legislative Panel and Lunch
This will be an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Iowa legislators on issues affecting healthcare and pharmacy.
12:30-3:30 pm Capitol Visits
Pharmacist and student pharmacist attendees will group together, pairing up in advance of Capitol Hill visits. Attendees will travel by bus to the Iowa state capital to meet with their state senator and state representative.
*All attendees are encouraged to contact their legislators in advance to schedule a meeting and/or lunch during this time block. Pharmacist mentors will be introduced to form small groups prior to departing.
3:30 pm IPA Group Photo
Meet at the stairs of the capitol rotunda for a group picture. Photo taken at 3:30 sharp – Please arrive five minutes early. White coats encouraged.
4:00-6:00 pm Legislative Reception
Enjoy the opportunity to further connect with your legislators and other key leaders as we conclude Legislative Day back at the Hilton Downtown Des Moines.