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Legislative Day Agenda & CPE Info

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Embassy Suites, Des Moines • Iowa State Capitol


Embassy Suites, Downtown Des Moines

8:00–9:00 am: Registration at Embassy Suites


9:00–10:00 am: Welcome & Legislative Briefing

IPA’s advocacy team will provide an overview on the issues that IPA members should discuss with their legislators at the Capitol.

10:00–10:20 am: IPA’s Good Government Award Presentation

IPA will award an Iowa legislator who has worked strongly on behalf of pharmacy and healthcare issues with its annual ‘Good Government Award.’
Iowa State Capitol Building

10:30 am–1:00 pm: Capitol Visits & Lunch

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. Box lunches available in capitol rotunda.
**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. 

1:15 pm: IPA Group Photo

Meet at the stairs of the Capitol rotunda for a group picture. Photo taken at 1:15 sharp – please arrive five minutes early. White coats encouraged.
Embassy Suites, Downtown Des Moines

1:45–4:30 pm: Pharmacy Law CPE

Full CPE Information is available below.
1:45-2:15 pm: Pharmacist Statewide Protocols
Ryan Burke, PharmD, American Pharmacists Association
In line with IPA’s legislative priorities, an increasing number of states are implementing statewide protocols. Ryan Burke will provide a national perspective on statewide protocols and how they are being used as an innovative tool in increasing healthcare access for patients.
2:15-2:45 pm: Pharmacist Legislator Panel
Rep. John Forbes (D-40) and Sen. Tom Greene (R-44)
For the first time in IPA’s history, pharmacists are serving in both legislative chambers, and both political parties. Hear their perspectives on Iowa’s 2018 legislature and the state’s priorities.
2:45-3:45 pm: Deploying Practical Solutions to Fight the Opioid Crisis
Katy Brown, PharmD - Telligen
Jarek Vetter, PharmD - Broadlawns Medical Center
Brett Faine, PharmD, MS - The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Josh Feldmann PharmD - Mercy Family Pharmacy - Dubuque

Countless stakeholders and state officials are all seeking ways to help stem the spread of opioid-related deaths across the country. IPA has convened a panel of experts to discuss practical solutions that can be implemented in pharmacies to help identify and address potential problems.
4:00-4:30 pm: Update from our State Leaders
Governor Kim Reynolds
Lt. Governor Adam Gregg
Jerry Foxhoven, Director, Iowa Dept. of Human Services

5:00–7:00 pm: Legislator Reception

All IPPAC donors are invited to attend and speak one-on-one with legislators about IPA’s top legislative priorities and pharmacists’ role in caring for Iowans.  

If you have not yet donated to IPPAC in 2017-2018, a suggested donation of $50 ($20 for student pharmacists) can be made HERE or at the registration table.

CPE Information

2018 IPA Legislative Day
0107-9999-17-273-L03-P | 0107-9999-17-273-L03-T
0.25 CEU/2.5 hrs.

Target Audience: Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Define statewide protocols and compare these to collaborative practice agreements and standing orders.
  2. Describe opportunities to improve public health through implementation of statewide protocols.
  3. Explain potential education and training requirements related to statewide protocols.
  4. Identify state level legislative and regulatory issues that impact pharmacists.
  5. Justify the importance of being an advocate for the pharmacy profession.
  6. Describe the process to partial fill a schedule II controlled substance.
  7. Identify mechanisms to improve utilization of the Iowa prescription drug monitoring program.
  8. Explain how a pharmacy can participate in the naloxone statewide standing order.
  9. Describe the opportunities within the regulatory framework to improve communication with other healthcare professionals on the opioid use public health emergency.
  10. Describe top priorities of the 2018 Iowa legislature.
  11. Describe Governor Kim Reynolds key priorities to combat the opioid epidemic.
Log on to by February 24, 2018, and follow instructions to complete evaluation. Any questions with this process, please contact CEI at 515-270-8118 or

The Collaborative Education Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants will receive a CPE code and will be required to complete an online exam (feedback given, passing rate not required) and evaluation on CEI’s website ( by February 24, 2018. Once the exam and evaluation is successfully completed, you can access your CPE Statement of Credit at *Must attend all CPE activities; no partial credit will be given.