Fall Conference


IPA Fall Conference: Empowering Pharmacy Forward
September 23, 2022

The Historic Embassy Theatre

Ft. Wayne, IN

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Registration ends September 9!



IPA’s Fall Conference this year is dedicated exclusively to addressing the workplace and workforce challenges facing pharmacy practice today, and bringing together pharmacy leaders from across Indiana to identify steps forward. At this meeting, plan to:

  • Take an active role in addressing some of the most pressing challenges to pharmacy practice today. 

  • Hear and share innovative ideas to implement at your practice and advance the profession.

  • Recharge by connecting with like-minded colleagues to build your network and find new opportunities for collaboration.

Join us at the Fall Conference to collaborate and recharge so you can serve your patients better!

IPA has reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $149 at the Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Convention Center. You will receive instructions on how to reserve your room upon registration. To take advantage of this special room rate, your reservation must be made by 9-2-22!


Agenda at a Glance

(Subject to change)

 Friday, September 23, 2022
7:30-8:15 AM
Registration Opens/Coffee Hour & Open Networking

8:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Introductions from W. Thomas Smith, PharmD, JD, Dean, Manchester University College of Pharmacy & Veronica Vernon, PharmD, President, IPA

Keynote Presentation

Impact of Low Reimbursement on Pharmacy Practice & Efforts to Improve Reimbursement - presented by Michael Murphy, PharmD, The Ohio State University & APhA

Employment Law Issues & Addressing Workplace Safety Concerns - presented by Stephanie Eckerle, JD, Krieg DeVault

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch & Remarks from Indiana College of Pharmacy Deans

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Empowering Pharmacy Forward through CliftonStrengths: Career Well-Being - presented by Raylene Rospond, PharmD, Manchester University College of Pharmacy, Gallup Certified (Registration includes cost of StrengthsFinder assessment)

Roundtable Discussions on Workplace and Workforce Issues


 Keynote Speaker

Helen Sairany, PharmD
CEO, DOT.Connect360

Pandemic Created Combat like Trauma for Frontline Heroes

Helen Sairany is a Kurdish-American born in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. She lives in Florida with her two French bulldogs, SeVay and Jango—the Kurdish names for apple and hero—where she serves as the CEO for her startup DOT.Connect360.

Sairany holds a Bachelor of Art from Agnes Scott College, an MBA from the University of Maryland, and a Pharm.D. from Northeastern University.
She was recognized by the Washington Business Journal “40 Under 40” for her work on combating opioid abuse nationwide through pharmacist patient care services and trauma informed care.

She has keynoted nationally on wide range of topics including but not limited to mental health fitness and wellbeing, racial and developmental trauma, addiction, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. She is a proud author of two books; “Trading Grenades for Candy: A Kurdish Refugee's American Journey” and “Post Traumatic Wisdom: Finding Belonging in Wake of Racial Trauma.” 




Continuing Education


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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Thank You to Our Meeting Sponsors

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Hotel Accomodations

Two hotels adjoin the Embassy Theatre:

Hilton Ft. Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center
Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown at Grand Wayne Convention Center



Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, IPA has followed CDC guidance to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our membership and the patients they serve. In following CDC guidance, we monitor the COVID-19 Community Level in Allen County. The COVID-19 Community Level, which is classified as low, medium or high, helps communities and individuals make decisions based on their local community and unique needs.

IPA encourages and supports your personal decisions for comfort and safety. At all COVID-19 Community Levels, individuals can wear a mask based on personal preference.

If you are experiencing symptoms, have a positive test or an exposure to someone with confirmed COVID-19, we ask that you do not attend IPA’s Fall Meeting.









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.