In This Issue
1. A Message from your IACP Foundation President
2. 11th Annual Rx Mixer Aims to Set New Fundraising Record
3. IACP Foundation-Funded Grant Yields First-in-Class Nasal Spray
4. Your Fund-the-Future Scholarship Contribution Really Does Make a Difference
5. Last Call: RFPs for Fall 2014 Due by December 1st
6. Last Call: 2015 Educational Conference Student Writing Competition Forms Due by December 1st
7. IACP Foundation to Sponsor Additional IACP AdvanCE Programming in 2015!
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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Wishing you and your families a very happy and peaceful Thanksgiving! In observance of the holiday, our offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th.
A Message from your IACP Foundation President
As we prepare for another phenomenal Rx Mixer on June 7, 2015, we dramatically are reminded how important this Party with a Purpose really has become!
Did you see the awesome news media about the first-in-class nasal spray for migraine pain relief?
Funded by an IACP Foundation research grant, researchers at the Roseman University of Health Sciences, have developed a preservative-free device-driven prochlorperazine nasal spray which reportedly could prove useful in the field of pain medicine. (see more in the story below).
Over the years, the IACP Foundation is proud to have provided more than $275,000 in grants for studies of compounded preparations.
This is one of the main reasons why we all work so hard to make Rx Mixer such a successful event. And, why we ask for your contributions throughout the year so that we can continue to fund worthwhile studies that will help ensure the future of pharmacy compounding!
Thank you to our Generous Rx Mixer Sponsors
As we set the stage for another Rx Mixer, we thank our Rx Mixer Sponsors who already have stepped up to support our event. Without you, we could not enjoy the success we've had to date.
Please click here to view our generous Rx Mixer Sponsors.
There is still time to become a sponsor! Please click here to view the Rx Mixer Prospectus with all the details.
Get Involved! Make a Difference! Secure our Future!
Lisa D. Ashworth, BS, RPh
IACP Foundation President
11th Annual Rx Mixer Rewind: Back to the 80s Aims to Set New Fundraising Record!
Lots of blue eye shadow, acid washed jeans with popped up shirt collars, fingerless lace gloves, giant hair bows, and layers of beaded necklaces are totally tubular once again for Rewind: Back to the 80s— the theme for IACP Foundation’s 11th Annual Rx Mixer, a fundraising event to be held in conjunction with IACP’s 21st Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill (CCH)!
Travel back to the place where you uttered slang phrases like “gag me with a spoon,” “like, totally,” “gnarly,” “totally tubular,” “grody,” “grody to the max,” “rad,” “awesome,” or any combination of these words excessively. If your hairdresser couldn’t stop laughing long enough to actually give you the Flock of Seagulls haircut you wanted. And, if you still know all the dance moves to “Thriller.” You know you belong to the 80s.
Our totally awesome guests will be treated to an evening of delicious food and festive cocktails, fellowship, music, dancing, Live Auction, and Big Board. Travel back to the 80s in a themed photo booth or try your luck at the blackjack and craps tables. Your support of the Rx Mixer will help fund the IACP Foundation’s research and education initiatives! Enjoy fellowship with pharmacists from around the country while benefiting the IACP Foundation. It’s a Party with a Purpose. Like totally.
Event Co-Chairmen, Erin Michael, MBA, CPhT and Richard Harwood, CPhT, with their Live Auction, and Big Board Committees, plan to raise more than $200,000 through sponsorships and the auction to benefit IACP Foundation!
Your support and involvement is crucial in raising funds for the IACP Foundation. Click here to access the Rx Mixer Prospectus with corporate sponsorships, reserved seating, and donation opportunities.
Get Involved with the Rx Mixer Committee!
One of the best volunteer gigs you've ever done. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in joining the Rx Mixer team.
IACP Foundation-Funded Study Yields First-in-Class Nasal Spray
Reported by the news media this month, researches are developing a novel prochlorperazine nasal spray formulation as a potential new treatment for migraines.
Supported by an IACP Foundation Grant, Venkata Yellepeddi, PhD, along with his colleagues from Roseman University of Health Sciences, have developed a preservative-free device-driven prochlorperazine nasal spray that could prove useful for compounding pharmacists specifically in the field of pain medicine. The work was presented earlier this month at the 2014 American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, reportedly the world's largest pharmaceutical sciences meeting.
Please click here to read more about this First-in-Class Nasal study!
Click here to read more about IACP Foundation Research Initiatives.
Participate in #GivingTuesday!
IACP has joined #GivingTuesday! Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to help the charities and causes they support, like the IACP Foundation, and help create a better world.
Taking place December 2, 2014 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of our social networks to generate interest and donations to the IACP Foundation.
The Foundation's mission is to support the quality, integrity, and advancement of pharmacy compounding and its practitioners for the benefit of patients. To make a donation please click here and share the news about #GivingTuesday to our colleagues and employees.
IACP Foundation Appreciates Your Generosity!
Your Fund-the-Future Scholarship Contribution Really Does Make a Difference
The IACP Foundation's Fund-the-Future program raises monies to bring at least 10 pharmacy students to one of the most important events in pharmacy compounding - Compounders on Capitol Hill. This year, we're also expanding the program to enable up to five students to attend the annual ACA/IACP/ACVP Educational Conference in 2015.
This competitive stipend program enables students interested in a
career in customized medication preparation and management the opportunity to learn and network from practitioners, helping identify potential opportunities for professional development and future practice.
Please click here to read more about the Fund-the-Future Scholarship Program.
Last Call: RFPs for Fall 2014 Due by December 1st
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 also has set aside funds to stimulate practice-based demonstration projects and compounding pharmacists are encouraged to apply for these $2,000 grants.
The deadline is December 1, 2014. For more information on the grant proposal submission guidelines and areas of research interest in which the Foundation wishes to fund, please click here.
Last Call: 2015 Educational Conference Student Writing Competition Forms Due by December 1st
Essay Topic: Discuss the importance of being involved in a professional association as you’re starting your career.
The ACA, IACP, ACVP Educational Conference announces the 2015 Educational Conference Student Writing Competition to recognize original papers on a particular topic affecting the future of independent pharmacy. Two winners will be selected by a review committee from the papers submitted. Thanks to the generosity of donors of both the ACA Foundation and IACP Foundation, the winners of this writing competition will each receive a scholarship to attend the Educational Conference to be held, February 25-28, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All pharmacy students are encouraged to compete!
Applications are due by December 1st!
Click here to download the 2015 Educational Conference Student Writing Competition Flyer
IACP Foundation to Sponsor Additional IACP AdvanCE Programming in 2015!
In April 2014, the IACP Foundation sponsored an IACP AdvanCE webinar entitled Practicing Evidence Based Medicine: From IRB Approval to Bench Research. This program was presented by two IACP Foundation academic research investigators with the purpose of bringing attendees education of the Foundation’s research initiatives to advance the practice of pharmacy compounding.
Due to the success of the program, the IACP Foundation Board of Directors approved the funding for a 2015 IACP AdvanCE webinar featuring a similar topic. We will keep you posted on programming in the coming year!
Don't Worry if You Missed It!
Were you unable to watch the April Webinar live? No worries, you can access the program through our Self-Paced Webinars.
Click here for more.
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1. Visit smile.amazon.com and choose the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists Foundation.
2. Each time you shop at Amazon, be sure to go to smile.amazon.com and shop like normal.
3. With each eligible AmazonSmile purchase, Amazon will donate .5% of the price to the IACP Foundation.
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