A Message from your IACP Foundation President
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make the Students' Attendance a gigantic success during the ACA IACP ACVP Educational Conference held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., February 25-28, 2015. This event was the fourth time that ACA, IACP and ACVP have joined forces. Your generosity helped us bring deserving pharmacy students to this phenomenal event. Something they will never forget!
Congratulations to Amanda Kurck, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy in Little Rock, Ark., and Mary Nicole Dimaano, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Denver, Colo., who participated in the 2015 Educational Conference Writing Competition Sponsored by ACA, IACP and ACVP. Congrats also to Kacey Adams, Cedarville University School of Pharmacy in Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Derrick Waller, Regis University School of Pharmacy in Denver, Colo., who participated in the Fund-the-Future Scholarship Competition sponsored by IACP. Their winning entries guaranteed them all a trip to the Educational Conference!
This is a great opportunity for students to meet, hear and talk with compounding pharmacists. Not all medications can be manufactured commercially due to stability, and/or are unavailable because pharmaceutical firms have decided they are not a fit for their business model. Compounding pharmacy is not going to go away because patients always will need access to compounded sterile and nonsterile medications.
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Save the Date for the 2016 ACA IACP ACVP Educational Conference to be held at the Loew’s Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California, February 24-27, 2016! We look forward to seeing you then!
Lisa D. Ashworth, BS, RPh
IACP Foundation President
April 20th - Entries Due for the Spring 2015 Student Writing Competition!
The Theme: "Should States Institute a 'Wet Lab' Examination as Part of the Pharmacist Licensing Process?"
The IACP Foundation created its semi-annual Student Writing Competition to recognize outstanding original papers on a particular topic affecting pharmacy compounding. THREE winners will be selected by a review committee from the papers submitted. The winners of this writing competition will each receive a $500 cash prize. All pharmacy students are encouraged to compete.
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Entries are due by Monday, April 20, 2015! Click here for more information. Please email IACP Foundation's Jennifer Petska with any questions!
Apply Now! Student Pharmacist Travel Stipend Grants: Compounders on Capitol Hill - 2015
Through the generosity of donors to our Fund-the-Future campaign, the IACP Foundation will be offering eight pharmacy students a travel stipend to attend the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists’ annual meeting -- Compounders on Capitol Hill -- on June 6 - 9, 2015, in Washington, DC.
Don't delay! Click here to download an application. Applications are due by April 15, 2015!
Foundation Grant Update
Grant Report: Development and Validation of an Inexpensive, Simple, and Rapid Technique for Measuring Accuracy of Extemporaneously Compounded Pharmaceuticals
Rich Leff, PharmD, FCCP, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, Dallas, Texas Campus, presented his Development and Validation of an Inexpensive, Simple, and Rapid Technique for Measuring Accuracy of Extemporaneously Compounded Pharmaceuticals Poster at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) December 2014 Meeting. Dr. Leff's study was funded by an IACP Foundation Grant.
Please click here to view Dr. Leff's Poster Presentation.
Stay tuned for information about IACP Foundation Grant RFPs and due dates. Coming late summer 2015.
Student Winners Attend the Educational Conference!
In February 2015, the winners of the 2015 Educational Conference Writing Competition Sponsored by ACA, IACP and ACVP, and the Fall 2014 Fund-the-Future Essay Contest sponsored by IACP attended the 2015 ACA IACP ACVP Educational Conference, held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.!
Congratulations to Amanda Kurck, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, in Little Rock, Ark., and Mary Nicole Dimaano, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Denver, Colo., who participated in the 2015 Educational Conference Writing Competition sponsored by ACA, IACP and ACVP. Congrats also to Kacey Adams, Cedarville University School of Pharmacy in Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Derrick Waller, Regis University School of Pharmacy in Denver, Colo., who participated in the Fall 2014 Fund-the-Future Scholarship Competition sponsored by IACP.
Congrats also to Amanda Kurck, UAMS College of Pharmacy, Jacksonville, Ark., and Mary Nicole Dimaano, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Denver, Colo., who participated in the 2015 Spring Student Writing Competition.Their winning entries guaranteed them all a trip to the Educational Conference!
All won for their respective essays on the topic, "Discuss the Importance of Being Involved in a Professional Association as You're Starting Your Career."
Click here to read more about the Educational Conference Student Writing Competition.
Click here for more information on the Fund-the-Future program. Click here for more information on the IACP Foundation's Education & Student Activities.
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)!
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-Chairs, 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!
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Jennifer Petska Joins the IACP & IACP Foundation Staff!
We're very pleased to announce that Jennifer L. Petska, CPhT, has joined IACP as the Director of Development & Membership, and also will manage IACP Foundation's Administration & Development roles.
Jennifer is responsible for IACP membership with goals to increase all levels of membership while maintaining retention with existing members. She coordinates with other IACP Events & Education and Communications & Publications staff to promote the visibility of IACP and the IACP Foundation.
Jennifer will interface with and provides support services to the IACP Foundation Board of Directors. In her new role, she will work with the Research Program Committee to coordinate and facilitate research initiatives and monitors grants. Jennifer also will work closely with the Education Committee on student programs including student essays and IACP Foundation Care Internships while being the liaison with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. In addition, she is responsible for development and oversight of IACP Foundation fundraising, which includes events like the RxMixer, solicitations for fund development while identifying and cultivating short-term and long-term giving initiatives with key stakeholders.
As a Certified Pharmacy Technician, Jennifer understands that a commitment to quality and life-long learning is integral to the success of today’s compounders. She also has learned through her years of sales and service that networking and building relationships are key building blocks of growth. Welcome, Jennifer!
IACP Foundation to Sponsor Additional IACP AdvanCE Programming in 2015!
Last year, 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 two upcoming 2015 IACP AdvanCE webinars. Program dates to be announced, soon!
Don't Worry if You Missed It!
Were you unable to watch the IACP Foundation Webinar live? No worries, you can access the program through our Self-Paced Webinars.
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