Annual Meeting

Join us for the 143rd Annual Meeting of the Indiana Pharmacy Association! 

March 7-8, 2024

Ritz Charles Conference Center, Carmel, IN

Registration has closed for the Annual Meeting. 

Save the date for 2025: March 6-7, 2025


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

  Thursday March 7, 2024
7:00 - 8:00am Past President’s Breakfast for Past IPA Presidents (Invitation only)
8:00 - 8:15am Welcome by IPA President Stephanie Arnett
8:15 - 9:15am Keynote Presentation by Julissa Soto - Cultural Validation: A Call for Action for Pharmacists to Lead Health Equity in Their Communities
9:20 - 10:20am Programming Tracks:
Professionalism & Leadership for Technicians by Kevin Walker

Implementing Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring by Kassy Mohler, Nicole Jasperson, & JoEllen Redshaw

Multiple Sclerosis Overview by Heather Proffitt, hosted by Non-Traditional Academy

10:20 - 11:20am Vendor Expo and Poster Presentations, Meet & Greet with Deans
11:20 - 12:30pm Awards Luncheon
12:30 - 1:30pm OTC Challenge
1:30 - 2:30pm Programming Tracks:
The Power of Preparation: Excelling in Job Interviews for Technicians by Molly Locke & Marc Whitcher

Clinical Pearls

Townhall for New Practitioners, hosted by New Practitioner Council
2:30 - 3:30pm Vendor Expo and Poster Presentations, Meet & Greet with Deans
3:30 - 4:30pm
3:30 - 5:30pm
Role Call: Pharmacy Technicians and their Unique Position within Medication Safety by Laura Sosinski

Unleash the Synergy: From Teams to High-Performance Powerhouses
 by Lynn Thoma and David Hager
4:30 – 5:30pm Career Relationships: Why Personal Relationships Just Don’t Cut It by Allison Rodriguez
6:00 - 8:00pm Wine Down with IPA, Peace Water Winery, Carmel sponsored by ASAP Controlled Air Testing (separate ticket required) 
  Friday March 8, 2024
7:00 – 8:00 am PAC Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 am Novo Nordisk presents: Providing an Overview 2024 ADA Standards of Care Guidelines by Alexis McKee, MD
9:00 – 11:00am
9:00 – 12:30pm
INclusive Contraception by Veronica Vernon & Ashley Meredith
ISHP Sponsored Practice Advancement Initiative 2030 Workshop  Read more about PAI 2030 initiative. 
11:00 – 11:30am Lunch
11:30 – 12:30pm Discussion of Legislative Topics and Impact on Practice Townhall (no CE awarded)
After Annual Meeting - New Practitioner Social - Bar Louie Carmel, IN  RSVP HERE

Subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, all presentations are awarded CPE credit. 


Keynote Speaker

Cultural Validation: A Call for Action for Pharmacists to Lead Health Equity in Their Communities

Julissa Soto

For more than twenty years, Soto has dedicated her career to being a leading advocate for Latino immigrant equality, inclusion, and health equity in Colorado and throughout the nation. From working with teen parent programs and serving on the Colorado Vaccine Equity Task force, to promoting health equity at the American Diabetes Association. Soto has pioneered a wide range of programming designed to empower marginalized communities.

At the national level, Soto is an active member of the National Hispanic Medical Association, and she currently serves on the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s Behavioral Health Equity steering committee. She is also a member of the National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships Planning Committee and serves on the Immunization Workgroup for the National Association of County and City Health Officials. As a Cultural Advisory Board member for Vaccinate Your Family - a national nonprofit organization that strives to protect people of all ages from vaccine-preventable diseases- she shares her extensive health equity expertise to aid in the development of outreach plans to increase pediatric COVID vaccine uptake in marginalized communities.

Her advocacy efforts have appeared in publications throughout Colorado, as well as NPR, TIME, and American Public Health Association's Public Health.She has been a featured TEDx Talk speaker, and her success in leading and managing evidence-based prevention programs serving new immigrants has been recognized at both the state and national levels.

For more information about Julissa Soto, visit .


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-INPH.  Limited number of rooms available. Reservations must be made by February 1, 2024.

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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.


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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 2024 Awards Luncheon:

  • President's Gavel Plaque

  • ​President's Pillar Award

  • ​President's Award of Appreciation

  • Bowl of Hygeia Award

  • ​Excellence in Innovation Award

  • Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award

  • 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

  • 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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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 2024 Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus


  • CVS Health

  • Long Grove Pharmaceuticals

  • RiteDose 503B Outsourcing

  • American Regent

  • ASAP Controlled Air Testing

  • Pharmacists Mutual Insurance

  • Indiana Immunization Coalition

  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals

  • PyschU

  • Indivior

  • Daiichi Sankyo

  • Novo Nordisk - Rare Bleeding Disorders

  • Shionogi

  • Lilly

  • Fagron Sterile Services

  • Fresenius Kabi

  • RxSafe Net

  • Novo Nordisk

  • L'Oreal Dermatological Beauty

  • Novavax

  • AstraZeneca

  • CMP Pharma

  • Wells Pharma

  • Merz Therapeutics

  • MNK

  • Astellas Pharma

Social Event Sponsor: ASAP Controlled Air Testing

Thank You to Our Meeting Sponsors!

McKesson Independent Pharmacy Cooperative Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company  

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IPA's Annual PAC Breakfast will be held on Friday, March 8.  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.  

Tickets can be purchased at the time of registration.  

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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.