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Iowa PCA Annual Conference

Thursday, October 16 at 12:00 AM
Sheraton West Des Moines, West Des Moines, IA, 50266 Show Map


The Iowa Primary Care Association (Iowa PCA) Annual Conference will be held on October 16-17, 2014, at the West Des Moines Marriott, in West Des Moines, Iowa. The 2014 conference will continue the tradition of offering our members another outstanding training event.

Target Audience

CEOs, Operation Directors, Senior Leadership, Clinic Managers, Clinicians, Dental Staff, CFOs, HR Directors, Quality Directors, Board Members, and Outreach and Enrollment Staff.


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All conference materials will be offered Exclusively online through our website. We encourage you to visit this page prior to the conference date to review and/or print any of the conference materials available for duplication you would like to have present with you during the conference.


The Iowa PCA Annual Award program begins with you! Any member of health center staff can nominate colleagues for the following three awards, which will be presented at this year’s Iowa PCA Annual Conference in October.  Nominations will be accepted until September 12, 2014.

Click here to submit a nomination​.

  • The Carl Kulczyk Memorial Award

This award was established in recognition of Carl Kulczyk’s outstanding contributions to the Iowa PCA and community health field prior to his death in 2008. This award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to his/her organization over the course of his/her tenure at the health center.

Eligibility: A Board member or staff member who serves in a leadership/management position at an Iowa health center. Nominees have a multi-year history with the health center and have made significant contributions to advancing the mission of the health center and to strengthening the role of the health center throughout the community(ies) it serves.

  • The Unsung Hero Award

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a level of excellence in his/her work which distinguishes his/her services and contributions during the past year.

Eligibility: An individual who is a staff member or volunteer at an Iowa health center who is not typically recognized publically for his/her contributions. Nominees may include, but are not limited to, front-line staff, outreach workers, financial assistance staff ,interpreters, accounting, and human resources staff. Nominees demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the health center and a dedication to providing outstanding service to health center patients.

  • The Outstanding Provider Award

This award recognizes a distinguished provider who exemplifies excellence in clinical practice and demonstrates a dedication to the health center mission and to the patients he/she serves.

Eligibility: An individual who is a medical, dental, or behavioral health provider at an Iowa health center. Nominees may include, but are not limited to, physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dental hygienists, registered nurses, nurse midwives, social workers, and pharmacists.

Sponsor Information

Sponsorship registration will be open until September 30, 2014. Click here to view the sponsorship levels.

Vendor Information

Exhibitors will be listed in the conference program and highlighted during the breaks throughout the conference, which will be held in the exhibit hall. The cost to exhibit will be $550.00 (electrical outlet available upon request).

All exhibitors are required to provide a door prize. Exhibitors will stamp a ‘vendor card’ provide in the conference packet, each conference attendee who has their card stamped by every vendor will be eligible to win a door prize at the Friday luncheon, October 17th drawings.

Space for exhibitors is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Vendor registration will be open until September 30, 2014. Click here to register.


Click here to register for the conference.

Members Early Bird (July 16-August 3)      Regular (August 4 – September 26
One Day  n/a       $175
Two Days  $200       $250
Board  n/a       $50
One-Day  n/a       $200
Two-Day  $200       $275


Cancellation Policy

Written Cancellation notices must be received by October 1, 2014 to receive an 80% refund. Cancellations after October 1 and no-shows are non-refundable.

Continuing Education Credit

ACCME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the IMSLogoIowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Primary Care Association. DMU is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Primary Care Association. DMU is accredited by the AOA. DMU is accredited by the AOA. DMU approves this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AOA Category 2-A credit(s).

IBON: Des Moines University Continuing Medical Education is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.8 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.

Other: This live activity is designated for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Dentists (DDS), Dental Hygienist (RDH), and Dental Assistants (DA): Oral Health Continuing Education credits will be offered through the State of Iowa, Iowa Dental Board, Continuing Education Committee. For additional information pertaining to the dental CEUs please contact Nancy Adrianse at (515) 333-5032 or via email at adriansen@iowapca.org. 


West Des Moines Marriott
1250 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Make yourself at home in one of the 219 guest rooms featuring plasma televisions, plug in panels to connect laptops, MP3 players, and video game players. Luxury bedding featuring down comforters, designer duvets and piles of fluffy pillows. Premium amenities include complimentary wired and wireless internet access in lobby and public areas, free parking, and complimentary airport shuttle service.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the West Des Moines Marriott Hotel specifically for the Iowa Primary Care Association. Mention the “IA Primary Care Assc” at the time of reservation to receive the special discounted room rate of $129.00. To reserve your room please contact Marriott reservations at (800) 228-9290 or (515) 267-1500 or for online reservations click here. The reservation cutoff date is Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Reservations received after the cutoff date will be accepted on a space availability basis.

Grab a bite of American cuisine at the Two Rivers Grille open for breakfast, lunch and dinner or quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the Two Rivers Lounge.

Fitness & Recreation
Be sure to enjoy the recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility.

Driving Directions
Click here for driving directions to the West Des Moines Marriott.