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    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 2:45 PM
    • Sheraton West Des Moines
    • 18
    Register

    Download the full 2019 Sponsor/Exhibitor Packet (PDF) which includes a letter requesting that you sponsor/exhibit, payment details, and a W9. 


    Invitation to sponsor or Exhibit at Annual Conference

    The Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society invites you to sponsor or exhibit at the INPS 2019 Annual 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 on Wednesday November 6th, and continue Thursday November 7th and Friday November 8th.

    Our first speaker will start at 10am on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will both start around 7:30am.

    A tentative agenda can be found here.

    We plan to have both 20 minute and one-half hour increments of time for attendees to visit your table. Your table will be available for set-up starting Wednesday at 7:30am and Thursday and Friday, November 7th and 8th, from 6:00am 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 an exhibitor passport card. You may want to have a stamp or sticker to apply to each participant's card when they visit your booth.

    Note: INPS reserves the right to deny registration to organizations whose intent is to solicit members to purchase products or services.

    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.

    Objectives:

    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. (Additional $25.00 if electricity is required.) Sponsorship options are detailed below that may be purchased independently of or in addition to an exhibitor table. These range from $200 - $500.

    Fees are for the three full days. Spots will be randomly pre-assigned. Exhibitor tables will be skirted and measure 6ft x 30in. Two chairs will be provided. Up to two exhibitors from each table may have lunch at the open buffet after all INPS members have eaten.

    Important: This year INPS has dedicated two separate rooms for exhibitors. Tables will not be in the hotel’s atrium as they have been in previous years but in two separate conference rooms located near the main conference area. There will be clear signage. These rooms will be able to accommodate more exhibitors for our members’ education. We are optimistic this set up will benefit both our exhibitors and our participants!

    Sponsorship options: We will again be using the Whova conference app for our attendees and exhibitors. This app allows you to easily connect with attendees, collect their contact information, network with them, invite them to dinners during the conference, etc. This year, we are also offering Sponsorship within the Whova app. There are two options:

    1. Sponsor list - In the main page of the app, attendees can access the sponsor list. The sponsor list will have each sponsor and link to the sponsor’s website.
    2. Rotating sponsor banner - To get more exposure, you can also purchase a sponsor banner. This is a highlight of rotating logos shown on the pages in the app that attendees most frequently visit.

    Pricing is as follows:

    • Registered Exhibitors (i.e. exhibitors who pay $1200 for a table at the conference): 
      • Whova Sponsorship list: $100 add-on 
      • Whova Sponsorship list and Rotating Banner: $300 add-on 
    • Non-Registered Exhibitors (i.e. if you do not want to have a table but would like to sponsor our conference): 
      • Whova Sponsorship list: $200 
      • Whova Sponsorship list and Rotating Banner: $500

    You may choose options during online registration. 

    Payee:

    • W9 form (PDF) 
    • INPS' EIN is 42-1491172
    • 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 Co-Chairs, Larry Newman, or Jennifer Wittman, with any questions, ideas, or suggestions. We are looking forward to this year's conference and we hope to see you at the Sheraton! 

    Sincerely,
    Jennifer Wittman, DNP - INPS Conference Co-Chair
    email 
    319-936-4545

    Larry Newman, DNP - INPS Conference Co-Chair
    conference@iowanpsociety.org

    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Sheraton West Des Moines
    Register

    Welcome to the 2019 INPS Conference!

    We would like to personally welcome each of you to the 2019 Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society's annual fall 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.

    We’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 FULL day on Wednesday dedicated mostly to pediatrics! We're hoping our Family and Pediatric NPs will enjoy dedicated time to their area of expertise. 
    • We've heard your feedback from last year and have booked some incredible speakers for this conference! We have covered the most asked about topics that you chose in the Whova App. 
    • Please utilize the Whova App!! This app was new to the conference last year and it is a great way to stay up to date! 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 the App Store or Google Play. All paid registrants will receive access instructions in the weeks leading up to the conference. 
    • We have TWO full rooms dedicated to vendors! We’re trying a new set up this year to make lunch and snacks quick and easy for everyone to enjoy.
    • 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 $350 registration would cost $262.50. For questions and to receive the 25% refund on a registration paid online, please contact admin@iowanpsociety.org.
    • We have reserved a block of rooms at the conference hotel, Sheraton West Des Moines. The last day to book at the special conference rate of $115/night is Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Book early - there are a limited number of rooms available at this rate! When booking, ask for the "Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society" rate or book directly online with this link.

    Before we close, we would like to thank each of you for attending our conference and bringing your expertise to our gathering. Throughout this conference, we 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. Our personal respect and thanks goes out to all of you.

    To view the tentative agenda, please click here.

    Sincerely,

    Larry Newman and Jen Wittman
    INPS 2019 Conference Co-Chairs
    conference@iowanpsociety.org


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