Annual Meeting

Join us for the 142nd Annual Meeting of the Indiana Pharmacy Association! 
Ritz Charles Conference Center, Carmel, IN

Regular Registration ends February 19
Late Registration February 20 – February 28

Register Here

Speical thank you to our title sponsor!

Celebrate Indiana  Pharmacy at IPA's Annual Meeting!

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 March, plan to:
  • 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. Unless otherwise noted, all presentations are awarded CPE credit. 
Thursday, March 2, 2023

7:00 AM

Registration opens

8:00 - 9:20 AM

Welcome from Veronica Vernon, PharmD, IPA President

 Keynote Presentation by Alex Varkey, PharmD, APhA President-Elect

9:20 - 11:35 AM

Morning Tracks all tracks are open to all attendees. 
Session 1 (9:20 - 10:20 am)

Building a Health Equity Network of Pharmacies
by Mosies Martinez, PharmD, Jasmine Gonzalvo, PharmD and Lynn Thoma, PharmD

Overview of USP <800>
by Nino Voskuhl, PharmD and Jill Gagne, PharmD (Room A)

Vaccines for Children Q&A
by Dave McCormick, IDOH Immunization Director (Room B)

by Eleni Drake, PharmD (Room D)

Session 2 (10:35 - 11:35 am)
Multi-clinic Pharmacy Care Practice Prescription Refill Processing by Pharmacy Technicians 
by Jennifer Noonkester, PharmD and Carrie Krekeler, PharmD

Medication Safety Basics One 
by Jessa White, PharmD and David Greenwald, CPhT (Room A)

Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) 2023 
by William Cover, RPh, NABP (Room B)

Financial Planning
by Caleb Whicker
 (Room D)

Strategies for Giving and Receiving Feedback
by Chelsea Baker (Room D)


11:35 AM - 12:30 PM

Awards Luncheon (Sponsored by The Partnership for Safe Medicines)

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Afternoon Tracks - all tracks are open to all attendees
Session 3 (12:30 - 1:30 pm)

OTC Challenge
a Jeopardy style competition between the three Colleges of Pharmacy hosted by Veronica Vernon

CPESN Health Equity Network
by Jake Galdo (Room B)

Medication Safety Presentation Two- Prevention Strategies and Reporting 
by Melissa Gratz, PharmD (Room A)

Session 4 (1:30 - 2:30 pm)

New Drug Update
by Joe Jordan, PharmD

e-Care Plan Standards and Best Practices
by Charlotte Wilson (Room B)

Young Pharmacists Specialty Roundtableno CPE awarded

2:30 - 3:30 PM Poster Presentations and Vendor Expo (Room E)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 5 
Clinical Pearls -
Indiana residents share brief presentations concerning their research projects

CPESN Business Meeting
CPESN members only; no CPE awarded (Room B)

5:00 - 6:00 PM Dean's Reception

Friday, March 3, 2023- All events in Room C unless otherwise stated

7:00 AM

Registration opens (Outside Room C)

Past President's Breakfast - invitation only

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Novo Nordisk Breakfast Presentation - no CPE awarded

9:00 - 11:15 AM

9:00 am - 10:00 am - Let's Catch Up on Legislation by Ryan Ades, PharmD and Molly Corder, PharmD

10:15 am - 11:15 am - Legislative Roundtable Discussions 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PAC LuncheonSeparate ticket required. Ticket purchase constitutes a donation to IPA's Political Action Committee. 


Keynote Speaker

Alex C. Varkey, PharmD, MS, FAPhA

Alex C. Varkey, PharmD, MS, FAPhA is our keynote speaker.

Alex has dedicated his career to advancing the pharmacist's role in patient care. His passion for professional service began as a student pharmacist, when he served as national president of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA–ASP). Varkey's service and dedication to APhA and other pharmacy organizations have continued for almost two decades, including his current service as trustee on the APhA
Board of Trustees. Varkey will be installed as APhA’s President-elect in March 2023.

Varkey is passionate about promoting practitioner well-being as an essential component of a well-functioning health care system, and is a recognized pharmacy thought leader in this space. As chair of APhA's Well-Being Steering Committee, Varkey promotes awareness of well-being concerns in pharmacy and resources to help individuals and organizations address these concerns. 


IPA has secured a room block with discounted rates at Hyatt Place. To reserve a room, please visit their site here.  Use group code: G-IPAI.  Limited number of rooms available. Reservations must be made by February 1. 

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The IPA Poster Presentation session demonstrates the latest innovations to advance the practice of pharmacy in Indiana. 

Poster presentations should be in one of the following two categories:

Research/Case Reports -
Abstracts in this category should describe completed or in-progress, clinical or non-clinical, original investigations.

Informational/Educational - Informational abstracts should describe preliminary, forward-thinking pharmacy-related initiatives, such as development of new clinical services, practice models, or educational activities, that do not yet have outcomes data or only have minimal results.

Posters will need to be on tri-fold presentations boards for display.

Submit your poster presentation abstract here.

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The Indiana Pharmacy Association takes great pride in recognizing individuals for their contributions of leadership, patient care, professional involvement and public service. The following awards will be presented during the 2023 Awards Luncheon:

  • President's Gavel Plaque

  • President's Pillar Award

  • President's Award of Appreciation

  • Glen Sperandio Award for Excellence in Health-System Pharmacist Practice, presented by the Health-System Academy

  • ISHP Award for Excellence in Health-System Pharmacy Technician Practice, presented by the Health-System Academy

  • Donald L. Moore Independent Pharmacist of the Year, presented by the Independent Academy

  • Beyond Dispensing Award, presented by the Non-Traditional Academy

  • Joseph E. McSoley Community Pharmacist of the Year, presented by the Community Academy

  • Jeremy Thain Pharmacist Mentor of the Year, presented by the Student Academy

  • Outstanding Student Pharmacist of the Year

  • 50 Year Service Awards

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Silent Auction

If you would like to donate to the IPA Pharmacists Education Foundation Silent Auction, please email Stacy Allgeier 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! Email Stacy Allgeier at if you'd like to make a monetary donation. 

Bidding for the 2023 Silent Auction will open Thursday, March 2 at 8 am and close Thursday, March 2 at 5:45 pm. 

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The Indiana Pharmacists Association (IPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  To receive credit, participants must complete the sign-in-sheet, attend each activity, and complete the online evaluation within ONE WEEK following the activity.  Activity Type: Knowledge based.  Please contact IPA at 317-634-4968 if you have any questions.

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Bring your company in front of Indiana's pharmacy professionals during IPA's Annual Meeting. View 2023 Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus


Thank You to Our Meeting Sponsors

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IPA's Annual PAC Luncheon will be held on Friday, March 3.  All ticket proceeds go to IPA's Political Action Committee.  A separate ticket is required. PAC donations are used to support, in a non-partisan way, candidates to the Indiana General Assembly who support pharmacy practice. This year's PAC Luncheon speaker is Rep. Rita Fleming (D-Jeffersonville) who has been a champion of pharmacist contraception prescribing ability. 

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Our Mission:

To be the voice and advocate for the profession of pharmacy in Indiana.

Our Vision:

To lead the advancement of Indiana Pharmacy by promoting legislation and innovations that optimize patient care, safety, and the health of our communities.