Upcoming events

    • 07 Nov 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Sheraton West Des Moines
    • 241

    Welcome to the 2018 INPS <mostly> Pharmacological Conference!

    I’d like to personally welcome each of you to the 2018 Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society's 'Mostly' Pharmacology Conference. It’s an exciting time for INPS as we continue to grow and respond to the needs of our members. Health care is confronting a time of many changes and we’re hoping to help you meet those changes by offering relevant and meaningful presentations.

    I’d like to give you an idea of what you can expect and what we hope to achieve during the conference.

    • We've added a half day on Wednesday dedicated to pediatrics. We're hoping our Family and Pediatric NPs will enjoy dedicated time to their area of expertise. This half-day is provided FREE if you register for our standard two-day conference. We have not increased registration prices, we're just adding more content!
    • We've heard your feedback from last year and have implemented some logistical changes. We've done things like shortened the morning breaks, included different types of tables (the round ones always seem to give a few people bad seats!), and we are ending the conference early on Friday to give you a chance to miss some traffic on your way home!
    • Our most exciting addition to this year's conference is our new FREE Conference App. Nearly everything can be done by using this app. You can access the agenda, read the bios of the speakers, connect with each other, add job information and so much more! You can download the free App by searching "Whova" in any of the App stores. All paid registrants will receive access instructions in the weeks leading up to the conference. You may download Whova anytime.
    • We are offering a discount of 25% off to those aged 65 and older. If the registration is paid online, the discount will be applied as a refund. If the registration is paid via check, please apply the 25% discount accordingly and mail in the discounted amount. For example, a $300 registration would cost $225. For questions and to receive the 25% refund on a registration paid online, please contact

    Before I close, I’d like to thank each of your for attending our conference and bringing your expertise to our gathering.  Throughout this conference, I ask you to stay engaged and keep us informed of everything you like (and don't like!) by providing us feedback as you complete the conference evaluation. Help us shape the future INPS conferences. My personal respect and thanks goes out to all of you.

    To view the tentative agenda, please click here.


    Larry Newman
    INPS 2018 Conference Chair

    • 07 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Sheraton West Des Moines
    • 7

    Download the full 2018 Exhibitor Packet (PDF) which includes a letter requesting that you exhibit, payment details, a tentative schedule, and a W9. 

    The Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society invites you to exhibit at the INPS 2018 Annual Conference. This year our conference title will be INPS’ 2018 Mostly Pharmacology Conference. We expect attendance to be over 300 individuals. 

    The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines. The conference will start with a half-day on Wednesday November 7th, and two full days on Thursday November 8 and Friday November 9th.

    To view the tentative agenda, please click here.

    Pediatric topics will be presented on Wednesday starting at 1pm. Thursday and Friday will both start at 8am.

    We plan to have both 15 minute and one-half hour increments of time for attendees to visit your booths. Your booth/table will be available for set-up starting Wednesday at 12 noon and Thursday and Friday, November 8th and 9th, from 7:30am to 4:00pm. Also, as an incentive for conference attendees to participate in the exhibits, we plan to offer a drawing for those who complete a vendor passport card. You may want to have a stamp or sticker to apply to each participant's card when they visit your booth.

    Overview: This conference is designed to meet continuing education needs of advanced practice nurses. There will be an intense review and update of new pharmacological agents. Discussion of drugs and treatment modalities relating to specific illnesses will be reviewed at length. Drug actions and indications for use and contraindications and side effects will be presented. 


    1. Explain basic pharmacological and pharmacokinetic principles as they relate to devising a proper therapeutic regimen. 
    2. Utilize evidence based medicine to select an appropriate therapeutic treatment plan for a given patient condition. 
    3. Determine appropriate use for pharmacologic agents. 

    We are offering a single price for exhibitor tables at the conference of $1200. 

    All tables provide attendees with immediate access to your table during breaks. 

    This fee is for the two and one half days. Spots will be designated on a first come, first served basis. Exhibitor tables will be skirted and measure 6ft x 30in. Two chairs will be provided. Up to two box lunches per exhibitor table will be provided on Thursday and Friday.

    Payee Information:
    • W9 form (PDF) 
    • INPS' EIN is 42-1491172
    • Register online
    • Pay online or make checks payable to:
      Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society c/o Sherry Buske
      1713 Madison Ave.
      Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501 

    Please feel free to contact Conference Chair, Larry Newman, with any questions, ideas, or suggestions. We are looking forward to this year's conference and we hope to see you at the Sheraton! 

    Larry Newman, DNP - INPS 2018 Conference Chair

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