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Sunday Night Fever - 9th Annual Rx Mixer Raises More Than $205,000!

IACP Foundation Awards Research Grants

Published Projects!

Congratulations to the Spring 2013 Student Writing Competition Winners

IACP Foundation Research Committee

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July 2013 Issue

Sunday Night Fever - 9th Annual Rx Mixer Raises More Than $205,000!

Boogie down! The ‘70s were all about disco balls, polyester shirts, gold chains, platform shoes and shakin your groove thang. Sunday, June 2nd was certainly a groovy night at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. More than 280 compounders from across the country gathered at Sunday Night Fever, the 9th Annual Rx Mixer, to support the IACP Foundation’s mission of quality, integrity and advancement of pharmacy compounding for the benefit of patients! IACP Foundation President Shara Rudner, RPh, FIACP, welcomed guests to this year’s event, emphasizing that Rx Mixer was a Party with a Purpose, and one of the primary ways to ensure the future of pharmacy compounding.

Our funky music deejay kept the retro tunes spinning and kept the dancers on the LED disco dance floor. The party rocked not only with the oldie-but-goldie disco tunes but also with the costuming indulged in by at least half of the revelers. Wigs, platform shoes, go-go boots, gold lame and sequins punctuated the party attire.

The evening began with cocktails, blackjack, craps and poker in the ballroom where gaming tables were complemented by a bountiful line-up of raffle packages and Treasure Boxes. We showcased our disco themed party with ‘70s food such as disco fries, chicken pot pies, mac and cheese, mini burgers, fondue and other tempting treats.

At the end of the live auction, attendees generously contributed to Fund-the-Future, providing student scholarships for attending Compounders on Capitol Hill 2014. The event brought in more than $205,000 in gross revenues –besting the evening’s $165,000 objective, and last year’s results by more than $36,000!

Thank you to the Rx Mixer Committee!

Rx Mixer Chairman Brenda Pavlic, CPhT, led this year’s committee which included: Erin Michael, MBA, CPhT, and Richard Harwood, CPhT on the Live Auction Committee. Tim Phipps and Ellen Chapman on the Raffle and Treasure Box Committee, and Betsy Riker, Dave Smith, PharmD, FIACP and Mike Leake, RPh, FIACP, on the Reverse Card Draw Committee. Pictured below are (l to r): Richard Harwood, Erin Michael, Brenda Pavlic and Tim Phipps.

Thank you to our Rx Mixer Underwriters and Sponsors!
Click here to view a complete list of Sponsors!

Thank you to our Rx Mixer Donors!
Click here for a complete Donor listing.

Picture Perfect!
Click here to view photos from Rx Mixer 2013!

Thanks to all for making this Rx Mixer such a huge success!

Fund-the-Future Offers Students Invaluable Washington, D.C. Experience

IACP Foundation's Fund-the-Future program provides an incredible way for you to help introduce the future of our profession – our pharmacy students – to the importance of pharmacy compounding! Fund-the-Future raises monies to bring pharmacy students to the one of the most important events in pharmacy compounding – Compounders on Capitol Hill.

Through the generosity of donors to Fund-the-Future at the annual Rx Mixer in 2012, the IACP Foundation was able to provide six pharmacy students with a unique scholarship to attend its annual meeting of Compounders on Capitol Hill 2013, held June 1–4, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

The inaugural group of Fund-the-Future students attending CCH 2013 included: Kacey Adams; Jay Fajiculay; Jenni-Lyn Ladutko; Henry Kim; Meaghan Paris, and Garreth Russell.

Describing her CCH experience, Jenni-Lyn Ladutko, says, "Thanks to the Foundation and everyone who was involved in innovating, organizing, and funding the 2013 CCH student scholarship. It was an incredible experience, and I appreciate all of your efforts to involve the students. I truly got a lot out of this conference. Not only was I given the opportunity to meet, network, and ask questions of many IACP members, but I was able to further my learning on current compounding regulatory issues and actually experience the legislative process first hand. I really got a lot out of this conference and wish to thank every one of you."

Thank you to: Lisa Ashworth; Dale Coker; David Kazarian; Lucy Malmberg; Tom Marks; Gary McCory; Becca Mitchell; Kevin Oberlander; Brenda Pavlic; Erik Tosh; Eric Vidrine, and John Voliva. Their generous Fund-the-Future donations made at Rx Mixer 2013 will enable us to send 10 students to Compounders on Capitol 2014, being held in Washington, D.C., May 17-20, 2014.

Scholarships, valued up to $2,500 each, will cover the following expenses:

• Full registration for one person 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 for transportation, parking and meals not covered by registration.

IACP Foundation Awards Research Grants

The IACP Foundation has announced that four research grants have been awarded from the Spring 2013 application period. A total of $43,000 will be distributed.

John Arnold, Ph.D. and Greg Gorman, Ph.D.

McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Samford University
Determination of Beyond Use Dates and Skin Penetration of Transdermal Gels Containing Multiple Active Ingredients
Grant Award: $10,000.00
Target Date of Completion: June 2014

Curt R. Cyr, RPh, PhD

University of New England, College of Pharmacy
Stability and Beyond-Use-Date Studies for Six Commonly Prescribed Agents Used in the Transdermal Treatment of Chronic Pain
Grant Award: $9,212
Target Date of Completion: June 2014

Melissa J. Durham, PharmD

University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Topical Ketamine in the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Grant Awards: $9,180
Target Date of Completion: June 2014

Jwala Renukuntla, PhD

South College School of Pharmacy
Extension of Beyond the Use Dates for Combination Topical Pain Medications
Grant Award: $9,483
Target Date of Completion: March 2014

Mohammad S. Shawaqfeh, MS, PharmD

NOVA Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy
Systematic Review of Pharmacy Compounding of Pain Medication
Grant Award: $5,000
Target Date of Completion: October 2013

Published Projects!

CHOIICE: The Effects of Compounded Bioidentical Transdermal Hormone Therapy on Hemostatic, Inflammatory, and Immune Factors; Cardiovascular Biomarkers; Quality of Life Measures; and Health Outcomes in Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Women
Principal Investigator: Kenna Stephenson, MD, FAAFP; Associate Professor of Family Medicine; The University of Texas Health Sciences Center

Click here to view the abstract. *This abstract was published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (IJPC) January/February 2013
Click here to view the abstract. *This abstract was published in Circulation, Feb. 21; 115(8).
Click here to view the abstract. *This abstract was published in, May 2013.

Patient-Centered Care Services in the Community-Based Compounding Practice
Principal Investigator: Timothy B. McPherson, PhD, RPh; South Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy

Click here to view the abstract. *This abstract was published in the American Pharmacists Association 48(2): 241, 2008.

For more information about IACP Foundation's Research Initiatives, please click here.

Congratulations to the Spring 2013 Student Writing Competition Winners

The following three winners have selected by a review committee from the papers submitted. They will receive a $500 cash prize and their essays will be published in the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists’ publication, CustomRx Connection.

Compounded Preparations and Third Party Reimbursement
Meghan Parmley
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
Boston, Massachusetts

Reimbursement for Pharmaceutical Compounding
Bijal Patel
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University
Piscataway, New Jersey

In Defense of Third-Party Reimbursement for Compounded Preparations
Justin Piacentino
Wegmans School of Pharmacy, St. John Fisher College
Rochester, New York

The next Student Writing Competition will be announced on September 1, 2013, with a deadline to be posted in the call for essays. Stay tuned!

IACP Foundation Research Committee

The IACP Foundation Research Committee is responsible for defining the Foundation’s annual research agenda, to foster IACP Foundation’s mission by seeking and recommending research projects for funding that promote and advance pharmacy compounding. This Committee is even more important than ever before as we help document the value of customized medication services through demonstration grants, stability studies, practice-based research initiatives and more. Click here for the list of members that have been appointed to the 2013 IACP Foundation Research Committee.


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