IPA Annual Meeting

And just like that, the 143rd IPA Annual Meeting has come to an end. Thank you so much to everyone who was able to attend. We hope the event left everyone recharged to better serve patients all across the state. 

With other 200 attendees, IPA hosted its Annual Meeting on March 7-8 in Carmel, Indiana. This year's meeting featured 19 hours of educational programming, a technician track, and recurring favorites such as the "Clinical Pearls" presentations (resident presentations), OTC Challenge (Jeopardy style competition among students), and legislative update. In our vendor expo, we also welcomed around 30 vendors and 15 student/resident poster presenters.
The first day, Julissa Soto, an immigrant and health equity advocate residing in Colorado, provided the keynote address challenging attendees to consider the perspectives and unique health-needs of immigrants. We also presented the annual awards during the Awards Luncheon; along with our 50-year pharmacist recognitions to Philip Manship, Rebecca Marshall and John Davidson. For many, we gathered after-hours at Peace Water Winery for drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
Our second day, we hosted Senator Andy Zay for a breakfast fundraiser for the IPA political action committee. Unique to this year, the Health-System Academy hosted a workshop on how Indiana can implement the ASHP PAI 2030 initiative. We closed the day with a session on contraception prescribing training and a townhall style discussion on future legislation. Then new practitioners went for a social event at Bar Louie in Carmel following the meeting. 
Finally, our Pharmacists Education Foundation Silent Auction raised $1000 and our Political Action Committee t-shirt sales raised $600!
Thank you to all who attended! Thank you to our sponsors - CareSource, ASAP Controlled Air Testing, Novo Nordisk, Partnership for Safe Medicines, McKesson, IPC and Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company.

We look forward to seeing everyone next year on March 6-7, 2025.




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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.