Upcoming events

    • 14 Mar 2017
    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 7 sessions
    • Multiple

    IPA is partnering with the Alliance of Coalitions for Change (AC4C) to present on the emerging public health crisis of opioid abuse and the role health care professionals have to help combat the trends of increasing abuse. 

    Attendees will then discuss local strategies for collaboration and solutions to this multifaceted problem. 

    The target audience includes: pharmacists, physicians, dentists, nurses, social work and treatment programs, law enforcement, substance abuse coalitions and interested stakeholders. 

    Angie Asa-Lovstad, AC4C Director, and Al Fear, Cedar Rapids Police Officer, will serve as the facilitator and presenter.

    Meeting locations and registration details can be found at

    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 10 Nov 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Sheraton West Des Moines

    FALL Pharmacology Conference

    This year, we have an exciting array of speakers and topics and hope you can join us for another great event. 

    Registration fees will increase starting October 1st (see homepage). Register today!

    Download the 2017 Fall Conference Brochure here (PDF).

    To book your hotel room at the group rate, please click on the following link (rates only available until October 18th):

    We look forward to seeing you in November!

    For questions, please contact Conference Chair, Larry Newman by email at or by phone at 319-335-7119.

    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • 10 Nov 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sheraton West Des Moines

    It's that time of year again! The Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society invites you to exhibit at the INPS 2017 Annual Conference. While we've had an annual conference for many years, this will be our 3rd Annual Pharmacology Conference. We expect attendance to be over 300 individuals. 

    The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines on Thursday, November 9th and Friday, November 10th. Educational topics will start on Thursday at 8:00am. We plan to have one-half hour increments for attendees to visit your booths. Your booth/table should be available Thursday and Friday, November 9th and 10th, 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 with 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. 

    Draft agenda (subject to change) can be downloaded here.

    We are offering a tiered fee for exhibitor tables at the conference as follows:
    • $900 – Room adjoining main conference room
    • $1200 – Atrium 
    • $1500 – One exhibitor at the entrance in and out of main conference room 

    All tables provide attendees with immediate access to your table during breaks. This fee is for the two 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.

    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 Angie Blankenship
      2504 East 48th St.
      Des Moines, Iowa 50317 

    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, INPS 2017 Conference Chair

    (Click here to download a PDF of the entire vendor registration packet.)

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