Legislative Day

March 7, 2022
(Rescheduled from January 26, 2022*)
Hilton Des Moines Downtown • Iowa State Capitol
Des Moines, IA

Healthcare heroes UNITE to paint it white!

Join pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists in face-to-face grassroots advocacy and help fill our state’s capitol with white coats! IPA’s annual Legislative Day is the cornerstone of the association’s legislative and public policy efforts. With IPA’s recently introduced PBM bill, YOUR VOICE is needed!

*Student screenings at the capitol will now take place Monday, April 4.


8:00-9:00 am     Registration, Breakfast, Networking

9:00-9:15 am     Welcome & 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 by Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg

11:00-11:20 am     IPA Legislative Awards Presentation 
IPA will award our ‘Good Governance 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 & Lunch
This will be an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Representative John Forbes and Representative Ann Meyer (Invited) 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. 

Insight to Advocacy Pharmacy Law Series

Continue learning about IPA’s advocacy efforts after Legislative Day – Register for the 2022 Insight to Advocacy Pharmacy Law CE series! All ENGAGED Pharmacist members receive FREE access to this year’s webinar series.

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