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The IACP Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)3 educational foundation and is the only foundation established to benefit pharmacy compounding. The IACP Foundation serves as the charitable extension of IACP with a mission to fund research and educational initiatives to advance the art and science of pharmacy compounding.
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December 2013 Issue
Save the Date for Rx Mixer!
10th Annual Rx Mixer Presents:
The Roaring Twenties: The Compounding Age
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Va.
Flapper dresses, cloche hats and Oxford shoes are in vogue for The Roaring Twenties: The Compounding Age — the theme for IACP Foundation’s tenth annual Rx Mixer, a fundraising event held in conjunction with IACP’s Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill.
Travel back to a time of speakeasys, glitz and the joie de vivre of the Jazz Age glamourized by Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald in the Great American Novel, The Great Gatsby. Guests will be treated to an evening of delicious food and festive cocktails, fellowship, music, dancing, Live Auction, Treasure Boxes and Big Board. Transcend time in a themed photo booth or try your luck at the blackjack and craps tables.
Event Co-Chairmen, Erin Michael, MBA, CPhT and Richard Harwood, CPhT, with their Live Auction, Treasure Box, and Big Board Committees, plan to raise more than $200,000 through sponsorships and the auction to benefit IACP Foundation! The 2014 Rx Mixer Team includes: Past Chairman and Advisory Committee Member Brenda Pavlic, CPhT; Live Auction Committee Co-Chairmen William James and Becca Mitchell, PharmD, FIACP; Treasure Box Committee Co-Chairmen Scot Maitland, BAAS and Jennifer Petska, CPhT; and Big Board Committee Co-Chairmen Sonia Martinez, RPh and Ivette Suarez, LMFT, RPT.
Your support and involvement is crucial in raising funds for the IACP Foundation. Thank you to our Rx Mixer Sponsors and Donors!
Please click here to view the Rx Mixer Prospectus with corporate sponsorships, reserved seating, and donation opportunities. If you are interested in getting involved, consider being a Mixer volunteer. Contact Ann Chai Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IACP Foundation is Funding Vital Research!
The IACP Foundation was formed in 2003 with an ongoing mission of supporting research and public education initiatives that advance the art and science of pharmacy compounding. Since 2005, IACP Foundation has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to academicians and practitioners. The IACP Research Foundation strongly believes research focused on pharmacy compounding is vital to the role of pharmacy in personalized medicine.
Much of the research funded to date has been focused on stability and beyond-use dating (BUD) of compound preparations. These studies are critical to the fundamentals of the practice of compounding by allowing appropriate dating for compounded preparations and enhancing patient access. Pharmacists such as Rich Moon, PharmD, FIACP, and academicians such as Regina Peacock, PhD, have been instrumental in these stability and BUD studies.
To date, approximately 13 studies, completed and ongoing, have been funded by The IACP Foundation. In recent years, therapeutic outcomes studies on compounded preparations have been conducted and are increasing in number. The IACP Foundation grant funding provided to Kenna Stephenson, MD, has allowed her to complete her second phase study aimed at the safety and efficacy of compounded Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy; thus, providing additional data on the clinical utility of compounded preparations. Please click here to review the list of IACP Foundation studies. Click here to read more!
Research Grant Proposals Due for Fall 2013 Funding Cycle
The IACP Foundation Research Committee is now seeking proposals for funding consideration. Proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis and funding may be awarded in whole or in part. A maximum of $10,000 is available per proposal for research conducted at or in conjunction with an academic institution.The IACP Foundation has also set-aside funds to stimulate practice-based demonstration projects and compounding pharmacists are encouraged to apply for these $2,000 grants.
The Research Agenda include three topic areas:
1. Beyond Use Date (BUD) -- expanded stability and beyond use date research for compounded preparations
2. Meta-Analysis -- produce literature evaluations of segments of pharmacy compounding on pain management using compounded preparations
3. Clinical Applications – conduct practice-based therapeutic studies on compounded pain preparations
The deadline is December 31, 2013. For more information on the grant proposal submission guidelines, download the 2013 Grant Program Request for Proposals here.
Deadline Approaches for Fall 2013 Student Writing Competition
As part of its commitment to education, the IACP Foundation has established the Annual Student Writing Competition to recognize outstanding original papers on pharmacy compounding. The theme is How Can Social Media Be Used to Advocate for Compounding Pharmacists?
Three winners will be selected by a review committee from the papers submitted and the writers of the best three papers will receive a $500 cash prize. All pharmacy students are encouraged to compete. The application deadline is December 31, 2013.
If you are a faculty member or a pharmacy student preceptor, make sure that each of your students know about this great opportunity to actively participate in the compounding profession. For those of you who have student pharmacists on rotation at your practice, this makes a great assignment for them!
Download Student Writing Competition rules and guidelines here.
Donate to Fund-the-Future!
The IACP Foundation’s Fund-the-Future program raises monies to bring pharmacy students to the one of the most important events in pharmacy compounding – Compounders on Capitol Hill.
Your donation will provide pharmacy students a scholarship to attend its annual meeting of Compounders on Capitol Hill, being held May 17–20, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
Scholarships, valued up to $2,500 each, will cover the following expenses:
• One full registration to attend Compounders on Capitol Hill 2014
• Three nights of hotel accommodations
• Round–trip economy class airfare for one person
• Up to $250 in travel expenses: transportation, parking & meals not covered by registration
Please contribute to Fund-the-Future, and send deserving students to an event that surely will be one of the most pivotal of their pharmacy careers. Eight winners will be selected by the IACP Foundation Research Committee based on the applicant criteria. All pharmacy students are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 28, 2014. Download the donation form here.
If you are a faculty member or a pharmacy student preceptor, make sure that each of your students know about this great opportunity to attend this premier industry event. Download the application form here.