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Saturday, June 23, 2012

IACP Foundation Board Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

IACP Board of Directors Meeting
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Welcome to CCH Networking Night!
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Capitol Ballroom

Start your Compounders on Capitol Hill experience off right by renewing old acquaintances and meeting new colleagues who share your passion and interest in protecting, promoting and advancing pharmacy compounding!  Join us for cocktails and nibbles, go out with friends, pop back for dessert, come and go and connect.

First Timers – we’ve developed a special area inside the Welcome Reception just for you! We will pair you with an IACP Ambassador – a veteran IACP Member and/or IACP Board of Director Member to better acquaint you with the meeting and help make introductions to all the new contacts you will take away.


Sunday, June 24, 2012
The Washington “Bottom Line” – The Executive Branch

Continental Breakfast and IACP Exhibitor Experience
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

State of the Academy and the IACP Annual Awards Session
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Join in on the kick-off of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists 18th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill by celebrating the incredible successes of the past year.  Big legislative and court wins for compounders give us an even greater sense of pride in what we’ve accomplished and where we are headed.   

Changes Are a’Coming:  The USP Compounding Expert Committee
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Every pharmacist knows that the profession’s “bible” is the USP.  For compounders, USP <795> and <797> standards govern our day-to-day practices.  But how familiar are you with the role of United States Pharmacopeia (USP), its history, how it interfaces with pharmacy and medicine and the federal government?  This comprehensive program, conducted by both USP staff and the leadership of the USP Compounding Expert Committee, will provide you with the answers to those questions along with insight into how new programs, monographs and approaches will affect your future practice.

The FDA Compounding Committee
11:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Did you know that the Food and Drug Administration has an internal Compounding Committee that works with pharmacy associations including IACP?  This group serves as a way to share information but also provides insight into the direction of the agency’s philosophy and initiatives.  Representatives from the FDA will share some of the challenges they face in balancing pharmacy practice with regulatory responsibilities including marketing and advertising, compounders as manufacturers, and the need to educate the public.

Break and IACP Exhibitor Experience
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Join your colleagues from the compounding industry to learn about the latest products and services to help you serve your patients and your medical community.  Lunch will be served to all attendees so plan to make the IACP Exhibitor Experience a “don’t miss” on your daily plan.  Make sure to visit all our exhibitors to learn how they can benefit your practice… and enter to win a special Grand Prize drawing!

CMS and Reimbursement for Medicaid/Medicare Prescription Drugs
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Federal government is pharmacy’s biggest customer.  Whether through Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense, federal employee health plans, 340B programs and others, the government pays for more than 46 percent of all health expenses in the United States.  For prescription drugs, that figure is closer to 70 percent!  Because Medicaid and Medicare policies drive the behavior of private insurers, compounders need to understand how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) establishes its rules and guidelines.  This seminar will feature a pharmacist responsible on a day-to-day basis with managing those policies and what the perception is of compounding… for better or worse.

America's New Drug War - The Pharmacy Battleground
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

America’s number one drug problem is now the abuse and misuse of prescription drugs.  Now the drug war is being fault in our local neighborhoods.   With the street value of  oxycodone is between $25 and $75 a tablet and other controlled substances selling for $5 to $20 a pill, it’s easy to see why pharmacies, you, and your team are at increasing risk for armed robbery, break-ins, and other criminal activities.  This informative seminar will let you know what your federal and local FBI office is doing to address this problem as well as how you can take steps to reduce your risk of becoming a target.

The DEA:  A Refresher on Complying with the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) 
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Hospital drug shortages.  Intrathecal medications.  Constructive transfer.  Form 222s that require non-existent NDC numbers.   Every pharmacist that dispenses a controlled substance has to know and understand the oversight role the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) plays in health care.  For compounders, there are many gray areas because the rules and regulations governing tradition Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) don’t “fit.”  Hear from a DEA official with a background in pharmacy about the complexities of DEA and what is expected in terms of compliance.


IACP Foundation RxMixer – Casablanca, A Night in Morocco.
6:30 p.m. - Midnight
Capitol Ballroom
Cost:  $150 per person (one event ticket and two drink tickets)
(Separate Ticketed Event)

The romance.  The intrigue.  The danger bubbling under the surface.

Don your best 1940s Hollywood glamour outfits, stuff your pockets with cash, and escape to exotic Casablanca.  The eighth annual Rx Mixer Casablanca, A Night in Morocco on Sunday, June 24 from 6:30 – Midnight will be an exciting evening that includes dinner, games of chance and the opportunity to support the IACP Foundation by spending some of that “smuggled out” cash on amazing must-have auction items.   Join the crowds around the tables when “Play it again, Sam” means rolling the dice in the hopes of winning big.  Enjoy Big Board Bidding, a Live Auction, and fellowship with more than 200 pharmacists from around the country while benefiting the IACP Foundation and its mission to advance the art and science of pharmacy compounding.



Monday, June 25, 2012 
The Washington “Bottom Line” – The Judicial and Legislative Branches 

Continental Breakfast and IACP Exhibitor Experience
7:00-9:00 a.m.


IACP Fellowship Recognition
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

All attendees and guests are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of our colleagues recognized as IACP Fellows.  Join in the recognition of these individuals whose commitment to the Academy and to the profession exemplify the best in compounding.

What’s Going on in the Courts?
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

The past year has presented some interesting legal challenges in the pharmacy industry – including within the compounding world.  Some of those decisions directly affect your daily practice.  This session will provide an easy-to-understand overview of the key court decisions as well as some of the upcoming cases which you need to know about to protect your profession and your business.

The 2012 Elections:  What’s on the Horizon?
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This November, the national elections will be held.  Will the Republicans gain more control over the House and Senate?  Will Democrats rally and re-take Congress?  Who will be the presidential candidates for both parties?  With gridlock affecting almost every aspect of government, the voters are looking for a course correction.  How that will play out is anybody’s guess but for our attendees, we’ve brought a Washington insider to give an overview of what’s likely to happen.  

Break and IACP Exhibitor Experience
12 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Don’t miss this final opportunity to visit with the IACP Corporate Partners and exhibitors that support you and your Academy.  Lunch will be served to all attendees so plan to make the IACP Exhibitor Experience a “don’t miss” on your daily plan.  This is your last chance to enter to win a special Grand Prize drawing!

The Pharmacy Agenda
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Although Compounders on Capitol Hill focuses upon the priorities of IACP and its members, what happens in Washington to pharmacy in general is just as vital.  With budget cuts, changes to reimbursement, oversight of PBMs, and receiving compensation for professional services at the top of the pharmacy agenda, you need to know how the major professional associations are “watching your back.”  Hear from IACP’s colleagues at other national pharmacy organizations about what they are working on and why this has a direct impact on you.  

Being a Good Advocate for Compounding
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Sometimes it isn’t what you say, it’s HOW you say it!  While pharmacists are experts in medication management, most of us aren’t the best when it comes to putting our needs and issues into short and concise words and phrases.  To better gain the support of legislators at the local, state and federal level, this interactive skill-building session will provide you with the practical skills to get your message across… and get the action you want!

Preparing to Visit Your Congressmen and Senators
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

A traditional component of CCH is the calls which you make on your Congressional and Senatorial delegations.  This year’s “Hill Prep” presentation incorporates the tips and techniques on how to successfully lobby with in-depth explanations of our core compounding messages and asks.  Get ready for Capitol Hill with the knowledge to make your visits even more successful.


7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
The Capital Grille (601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.  20004)
Cost:  $1000 per person

In The 2012 elections could completely change the political landscape.  And compounding pharmacy needs to be an integral part of those elections…ensuring our voice and our issues are heard by candidates.  This year’s COMP-PAC Dinner is an exclusive opportunity to hob-nob with the powerful movers and shakers of Washington, D.C.  The COMP-PAC will host the Honorable U.S. Senator John Barrasso, M.D. (R-WY) to talk face-to-face with our attendees about the future of health care.  All proceeds will go to our goal of making COMP-PAC one of the largest political action committees in pharmacy.

Space at the event will be limited so reserve your seat early and help COMP-PAC achieve its goal of protecting your interests. Remember, COMP-PAC is the only PAC exclusively representing compounding pharmacy. 

Payment for the COMP-PAC Dinner must be paid by individual personal check or personal credit card.  By federal law, only IACP members and their spouses who are U.S. citizens may purchase tickets.  Please indicate your interest in the COMP-PAC Dinner on the Registration Form and the IACP Registrar will contact you for payment.  


IACP Fellows Dessert Reception
9:00 - 11:00 p.m.
President’s Suite

Take a moment to drop by to congratulate the new IACP Fellows, mingle with IACP leadership and chat with our Corporate Partners in this new event.  Enjoy desserts and light libations while taking in a spectacular view of Washington, D.C. from the 12th Floor of the JW Marriott Hotel.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Why We’re Here:  Make Your Voice Heard!

State Breakfast and Briefing
7:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

Hit the Hill the right way with a good hearty breakfast and advice from two compounding-friendly Congressmen at our annual State Breakfast event.  IACP welcomes Virginia Delegate and IACP Member, Chris Jones, RPh (R- Suffolk, VA) and the Honorable Louie Gohmert (R-TX), House Judiciary Committee (Invited Speaker) to speak.  Plan your day with colleagues and friends from your state to maximize your time and impact as you take the needs and interests of compounders to Capitol Hill.

Off to the Hill!
9:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Appointments and scheduling coordinated by Soapbox Consulting, LLC

Capitol Hill Debriefing and Closing Celebration
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Garden Terrace

Make Make sure that all of your visits pay off by sharing your meetings and discussions with IACP’s Government Affairs team.  Update us on your conversations, what follow-up needs to be done, and help “close the loop” to maximize your personal and IACP’s collective impact.  This year, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments as you share your war stories and help celebrate another successful CCH event.  And as a special treat to the weary warriors… don’t miss out on the foot and shoulder massages we have scheduled to get you back in shape for your last evening in Washington, D.C.!

All CE sessions will be ACPE accredited.

Preliminary schedule - programs may change based upon availability of speakers. More details to come.



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