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Capitol Connections Archive [June 18, 2013] [06.18.13]
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More Than 415 Attendees Convene in Washington, D.C. for CCH 2013

IACP Member Media Tools: Protect the Public and Preserve Pharmacy Compounding

Educational Conference: Save the Date and New Location!

Register today for an IACP Regional Education Meeting

Events & Education

Join Us for the Next IACP AdvanCE LIVE Webinar on Media Relations!

David A. Ball, MS and Greg Turner from Ball Consulting Group, LLC will be presenting Media Relations for Your Pharmacy on Thursday, July 11 at 1:00 pm CT (11:00 PT / 12:00 MT / 2:00 ET). This one-hour webinar will help you to design and implement public relations strategies to grow your business, and will provide the ins and outs of working with the media.

You are busy serving your patients and running a pharmacy, so why do you need to worry about the media and public relations? While this is a perception that is held by many, the media can have a dramatic impact on the way patients and the public perceive your pharmacy. Working with the local media can result in a positive news story about your pharmacy and its specialized services. Not working with the media, on the other hand, can have a very damaging effect upon that perception, particularly in the case of something negative being reported about your pharmacy. Attendees will learn the fundamental steps to successfully work with the media.  

At the conclusion of this program, the pharmacist and technician attendee will be able to:

  • Describe three fundamental steps to successfully work with the media.      
  • Outline how to write a press release, how to pitch a news story, and how to manage a media interview.      
  • Identify how to prepare for and manage a crisis effectively.      
  • Explain how to leverage public relations techniques for growing your business.  

This program is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant-in-aid from Fagron.  

Register today for the 2013 OSHA Update Webinar & Live Training – June 17, 24, 25, and 26

IACP’s Collaboration with the Tennessee Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation Presents: 2013 Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Update - Live Training Webinar 

Are you a pharmacist providing immunizations or CLIA-waived testing services or a pharmacy technician assisting in these services? If you are at any risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens, you are required to have live OSHA training every year.

OSHA’s fines for non-compliance can exceed $90,000. You can comply with OSHA’s training requirements for less than $70. (You do the math.)

Even if you participate in an OSHA training program every year, you are not in compliance with OSHA’s requirements if the training doesn’t have a LIVE component. In response to requests from pharmacists, the Tennessee Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation (TPREF) is offering an ACPE-accredited OSHA training webinar that meets all of OSHA’s training requirements. The 2013 OSHA Update can protect you and your pharmacy practice site against potentially devastating OSHA fines—and your pharmacy site can continue to protect the public against potentially devastating disease.

The webinar program is presented online by Stephan Foster, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP. Dr. Foster is a retired Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service and is on faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. He is on the Speakers’ Bureau for Merck and Roche and is a consultant for GSK and Sanofi-Pasteur.

For your convenience, the program is offered on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, June 17, 2013 - 12:00 noon CT (1:00 p.m. ET)
  • Monday, June 17, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. CT (7:00 p.m. ET)
  • Monday, June 24, 2013 - 12:00 noon CT (1:00 p.m. ET)
  • Monday, June 24, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. CT (7:00 p.m. ET)
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 12:00 noon CT (1:00 p.m. ET)
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. CT (7:00 p.m. ET)

Please click here for the registration form for IACP Members and Non-members. Please click here for more information.

Click here to view Complying with Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations: A Guide for Compounding Pharmacists, an International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (IJPC) article written by Bill Mixon, RPh, IACP Member, The Compounding Pharmacy, Hickory, North Carolina and John Nain, MS, CSP, Nain & Associates, LLC, Hickory, North Carolina.

IACP AdvanCE Webinar Sponsorship

The IACP AdvanCE Webinar Sponsorship is a unique opportunity for your company as you will not only have exposure to live webinar attendees, but you also will receive future exposure and continued visibility when the live webinar is housed in the self-paced online webinar library. This is a great opportunity to support IACP and demonstrate to its members your commitment to their professional development. Sponsors may choose the webinar topic they’d like to sponsor when multiple live webinars are available. For a detailed listing of the benefits of the IACP AdvanCE Webinar Sponsorship, please click here.

If you would like to discuss the IACP AdvanCE Webinar Sponsorship in greater detail or for a listing of available webinar sponsorships, please email Michelle Greene or call 281.933.8400.

To receive CE credit, you must submit your NABP e-Profile ID and birth date!

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are now required to submit their NABP e-Profile ID to receive credit for any ACPE-accredited CPE session. The new electronic system, CPE Monitor, will now track completed CPE credits online for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Please click here to register for your NABP e-Profile ID. You will be asked for your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth during the registration process to receive CE credit.

It is the responsibility of the CPE attendee to provide their correct NABP e-Profile ID and birth date. If incorrect information is provided, the record will be rejected by CPE Monitor and the CPE credit will not be awarded.

Beginning January 1, 2013, a certificate of attendance is not sufficient to record your CE credit. All credits will be filed electronically on your behalf with NABP’s CPE Monitor.

If you requested Continuing Education credit during registration or at the completion of a program, your CPE credits will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor System within 60 days of completion. If you do not see CPE activity displayed for a session that you attended and it has been more than 60 days since you submitted the CPE to the provider, please contact your CPE provider. If you have any questions regarding IACP continuing education programs, please email Michelle Greene or call the IACP office at (281) 933-8400.   

USP on Compounding Available from IACP!

IACP is proudly partnering with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) on their USP on Compounding : A Guide for the Compounding Practitioner, which includes all the compounding-related general chapters from the United States Pharmacopeia–National Formulary (USP–NF). Click here for more information.

 

June 18, 2013

More Than 415 Attendees Convene in Washington, D.C. for Compounders on Capitol Hill 2013

The Report from CCH 2013

Thank you for joining us at IACP’s 19th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill, June 1-4, 2013! More than 415 of your fellow colleagues convened in Washington, D.C. to take part in a comprehensive program of Continuing Education with captivating speakers, a full Exhibit Hall featuring 37 leading companies, and many professional networking opportunities. Among the group traveling to D.C. were 100 first-time participants in the Compounders on Capitol Hill legislative conference.Thank you for playing an active role to ensure your patients have continued access to customized medications. The future of your practice, your patients’ well being and your compounding profession depends in great part upon your participation at this important annual event. Thank you for going to D.C.!

Thanks also to the more than 270 Members who participated in IACP's second annual Virtual Hill Day. Your efforts are making a real difference!

The Stats to Date

Although all the debriefing documents are being summarized by our Washington D.C. team, the initial reports from CCH are impressive.

  • 202 total participants representing 41 states
  • 216 face-to-face meetings scheduled
  • 82% of Senate offices scheduled
  • 32.95% of House offices scheduled
  • 115 meetings included the Senator/Congressman

In addition to these scheduled meetings, state delegations also called on additional Congressional representatives while they were on the Hill.

“Compounding pharmacists came to Washington to speak with their Senator and Congressional representatives about several specific issues that directly affect their patients,” says IACP President Wade Siefert, RPh. “We are particularly concerned that the new Senate legislation (S.959) as currently written could impede our patients’ access to pharmacy compounding. We are working closely with our respective state representation, and the Senate HELP Committee to resolve issues with the proposed legislation.” IACP continues to educate patients, prescribers, pharmacists, patient advocacy groups, congressional offices, regulatory agencies, state pharmacy associations and state pharmacy boards about the vital importance of continued access to compounded medications.

“These visits to Congress came at a particularly critical time for compounding pharmacies across the country and for the patients whom they serve. Our IACP members are mindful of the terrible tragedy that occurred last year with the New England Compounding Center meningitis outbreak. We never want to see another situation like this, again,” says IACP Executive Vice President & CEO David G. Miller, RPh. “We also believe it’s vital that patients and practitioners continue to have access to compounded medications prepared by licensed pharmacists who are following the necessary guidelines and who are helping patients and practitioners with personalized medication solutions each and every day.”

States without representation/CCH attendees this year: Alaska, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, Vermont, and West Virginia. We look forward to having your colleagues' representation in these states next year!

Picture Perfect!

A CCH 2013 photo gallery is now available. Click here to view.

Send out a CCH Press Release!

Let your local press and community know about your participation in this year's Compounders on Capitol Hill. Click here for a CCH press release providing stats and background on the event. To obtain a customizable copy of this press release, please email Dagmar Climo, IACP Marketing & Communications Director at dagmar@iacprx.org.

Click here to read more about CCH 2013.

IACP Member Media Tools: Protect the Public and Preserve Pharmacy Compounding

Last week, a Member Alert from IACP President Wade Siefert, RPh, was sent to IACP members in an effort to assist with outreach to local media. We included a downloadable Op Ed piece, designed for members to customize and submit to their local newspapers. IACP's PR firm, Ball Consulting Group, stands ready to assist you with this op-ed.

Click here for more information, and to access the op-ed.  

Save the Date & New Location!

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, 3-in-1 conference that brings the pharmacy profession together in paradise.  The American College of Apothecaries (ACA), the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists(IACP) and the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP) are joining forces again to bring you an extraordinary Educational Conference, February 5-8, 2014 at the ocean front property, the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

What you can expect in 2014:

  • Benefit from multiple education tracks; practice-based, compounding, and veterinary clinical and compounding.  
  • Learn the fundamental steps to successfully work with your local media.
  • Develop a Social Media campaign about your pharmacy and its role in the community.  
  • Leverage the latest tools and resources to implement a quality improvement plan in your pharmacy.
  • Hear what your peers are doing in the This Works for Me! sessions.
  • Tips for hiring and retaining good employees for a successful pharmacy.  
  • What’s New in Veterinary Pharmacy, and much more!
  • Visit with companies showcasing services that can improve your business.

Click here to read more!  

Register today for the IACP Regional Education Meeting in Chicago, Illinois on July 25, 2013!


The IACP Regional Education Meeting brings 2.0 contact hours (.20 CEUs) of live pharmacy law continuing education credit to pharmacists and technicians all across the United States. At this seminar, you will hear from IACP's Executive Vice President & CEO David G. Miller, RPh as he presents Pharmacy Compounding Law and Regulations: Staying Current in a Changing World, an in-depth presentation on federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that affect you and your practice.

The seminar is designed for any pharmacist, technician or pharmacy student currently involved in or interested in building their understanding about compounding pharmacy.  Whether you’re a veteran compounder or just thinking about implementing this critical health service for your community, we hope you’ll join us for an evening of education and fellowship. For more information, please visit www.iacprx.org/RegionalEducationMeetings.

At the conclusion of this seminar, the pharmacist and technician attendee will be able to:

  • Explain how compounders are regulated and enforced by the State Boards of Pharmacy, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
  • List four different regulatory initiatives and two court cases that have defined FDA’s oversight to compounders.
  • State what authority the FDA has when inspecting compounding pharmacies.
  • Define “bulk ingredients” and the difference between “FDA-approved” products.
  • Define “office use” and describe how compounding for office use differs from wholesaling.
  • Describe key components of federal proposed legislation that may change the balance of existing federal and state authorities. 

Chicago, Illinois – July 25, 2013
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Mark Drugs Roselle
384 E. Irving Park, Roselle, IL  60172

Click here to view the event flyer!

 

 

 

Fall 2013 Regional Education Meeting Schedule Announced!

Austin, Texas  – August 6, 2013
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Peoples Rx Pharmacy
3801 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704
Registration opening late June!

Houston, Texas  – August 8, 2013
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
IACP Corporate Headquarters
4638 Riverstone Blvd, Missouri City, TX 77459
Click here to view the event flyer for more details!



Tulsa, Oklahoma – September 14, 2013
Time: TBA
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa Downtown
616 W. Seventh Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74127
Registration opening next month!

Salt Lake City, Utah – September 26, 2013
Time: TBA
Roseman School of Pharmacy
Registration opening next month!  

Would You Like to Sponsor or Host an IACP Regional Education Meeting in Your City?

If you would like IACP to plan a Regional Education Meeting in your city, please email Michelle Greene or call 281.933.8400. For more information on sponsorship, please click here. For more information on hosting, please click here.  

IACP Calendar

IACP is your one-stop resource for all things compounding! CompounderCalendar provides a comprehensive listing of compounding events and continuing education programs.

Click here to view IACP’s Upcoming Events. 

IACP Career Center

 

Welcome to the IACP Career Center!

Your destination for exciting job opportunities and the best resource for qualified candidates within the Industry.

Click here to view the IACP Career Center.
  

  

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In this Section

IACP Student Member Spotlight

IACP Offers Students Free Membership

IACP Member Benefit Spotlight: Career Center

PCAB Update

Congratulations to IACP Board Member Lucy Malmberg!

IACP Student Member Spotlight

Future Compounders Help Shape IACP's Student Programs! IACP is pleased to provide a series of IACP Student Member Spotlights - focusing on the future of our pharmacy compounding profession - our Student Members! Today's interview is with Alexander Tu, who is attending Belmont University College of Pharmacy in Nashville, Tenn., scheduled to graduate in 2016. Click here to read more!

IACP Offers Students Free Membership

Did you know that IACP has more than 1,470 Student Members? IACP offers FREE membership to students currently enrolled at any college or school of pharmacy. Student members are able to take advantage of scholarship opportunities, opportunities to be published and receive assistance with identifying a preceptor. Click here for more information.

IACP Member Benefit Spotlight: Career Center

IACP has a revamped Career Center! Be sure to check it out for all of the following and more!

Customized Job Alerts
Create a Job Seeker Profile and receive Job Alert Notifications when an opportunity matching your criteria is posted.

Apply for Jobs
Quickly apply for jobs and share your resume with employers either directly or anonymously.

Recruit Top Talent
Target highly engaged IACP members and experienced professionals committed to the advancement of our industry.

Dedicated Career Center Team

Need to post a position in a hurry? Tech challenged? Questions about posting multiple positions? Our expert Pharmacy Career Center Team is here to help you stand out to potential employees. 

PCAB Update

Congratulations to the following IACP Member who has achieved Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) Accreditation!  

Koshland Pharmacy: Custom Compounding Pharmacy, San Francisco, Calif., Peter Koshland, PharmD, (Re-accreditation for Non-Sterile Compounding)

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, Flint, Mich., (Initial Accreditation for Sterile & Non-Sterile Compounding)

Click here to view PCAB's July 2013 Newsletter.

Congratulations to IACP Board Member Lucy Malmberg!

Congratulations to IACP Board Member Lucy Malmberg, RPh, FACA, FACVP, Senior Executive Vice President of Wedgewood Pharmacy in Swedesboro, N.J., for receiving the Evelyn Timmons, RPh, Advocacy Award at PCCA's Member Appreciation Reception, during IACP’s recent Compounders on Capitol Hill event in Arlington, Va. Click here to read more!

 

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