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The ACA IACP ACVP Educational Conference Announces the Science and Practice Poster Presentation Showcase

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The ACA/IACP/ACVP Educational Conference invite all ACA, IACP and ACVP Members, pharmacy professors and pharmacy students/residents to participate in the Science and Practice Poster Presentation Showcase. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, 3-in-1 conference that brings the pharmacy profession together in paradise. The American College of Apothecaries (ACA), the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP) are joining forces again to bring you an extraordinary Educational Conference, February 5-8, 2014 at the ocean front property, the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Two Participating Pharmacy Student Scholarships Available

Through the generosity of donors of both the ACA Foundation and the IACP Foundation, the ACA/IACP/ACVP Educational Conference will be offering two pharmacy students a scholarship to attend the Educational Conference February 5-8, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and participate in the Science and Practice Poster Presentation Showcase. Two poster presentation scholarships will be awarded and are valued up to $2,500.

“Pharmacy students should attend the ACA, IACP, ACVP Educational Conference, because they will be exposed to the future of pharmacy. Students will have the opportunity to network with leaders in independent pharmacy and potential employers as well as learn more about compounding and obstacles facing compounding/the pharmacy profession. To summarize, come network, learn, and have fun.” - IACP Foundation Board of Director Andres Ruiz, PharmD, MSc

The deadline for submission of abstracts is December 3, 2013. To download the Poster Presentation Application and Scholarship Application, visit

Thomas C. Kupiec, PhD to Present the Latest on Quality Control and Quality Assurance Procedures for Your Pharmacy


Is your pharmacy up-to-date on the latest standards and regulations for compounding pharmacies?  For IACP, Thomas C. Kupiec, PhD, CEO of Analytical Research Labs (ARL) presents Quality Assurance and Quality Control-Man, Machine and Method on Thursday, February 6 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. This session is designed to help the pharmacist deliver safe, reliable and accurate compounded preparations to their patients.  This is accomplished by understanding the standards and regulations, and looking at practical examples of quality control, quality assurance and continuous quality improvement.  This one and a half hour presentation will be beneficial for implementing quality control into your pharmacy.

At the conclusion of this educational session, the pharmacist and technician attendee will be able to:

  • Identify and understand current standards and regulations relating to compounding pharmacies.

  • Compare and contrast Quality Control (QC), Quality Assurance (QA) and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI).

  • Identify at least one Practical Application(s) for each – QA, QC and CQI.

  • Discuss current standards and regulations relating to compounding pharmacies.

Presented by:  Thomas C. Kupiec, PhD, Analytical Research Laboratories
Program Type:  Knowledge-Based

Over the course of three days, hear from Dr. Kupiec and other pharmacy experts for an outstanding program devoted to improving your practice. Educational Conference attendees may earn up to 14.0 contact hours (1.4 CEUs) of continuing education credit including 4.0 contact hours (.4 CEUs) of LIVE Pharmacy Law. This is destination education at its finest!   

Advance discount deadline ends on or before December 3, 2013. For the latest conference news, visit  
Educational Conference
February 5-8, 2014
Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Thank you to Our Exhibitors and Meeting Sponsors!

We would like to thank the following exhibitors for their commitment to the Educational Conference: Analytical Research Laboratories (ARL); Associates of Cape Cod, Inc; Attix Pharmaceuticals; Charles River; Compounding Matters Academy; Digi-Trax Corporation; EXAKT Technologies, Inc; Fagron; Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Hardy Diagnostics; Humco Compounding; ICA Health, LLC; International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (IJPC); International Medical Industries, Inc; Kunesa LLC.; Letco Medical; Live Oak Bank; MEDISCA; Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB); PCCA; RX TaxPros; Storey Marketing; Tacit Almonds, LLC; Televox; Topi-Click Topical Dosing Applicator.

We would like to thank the following meeting sponsors for their support of the Educational Conference: Attix Pharmaceuticals (Meeting Syllabus Sponsor); B&B Pharmaceuticals, Inc (Name Badge Holder, Education Session Sponsor); Blesstia Pharmaceutical (Saturday Continental Breakfast with Exhibitor Experience Sponsor); Fagron (Welcome Reception, Education Session Sponsor [3]); Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Meeting Tote Bag, Conference Pen, Education Session Sponsor [3]); Humco Compounding (ACA/ACVP AND IACP Fellowship Luncheon Sponsor, Meeting E-Brochure Sponsor, Education Session Sponsor [3]); Letco Medical (Celebration Dessert Reception, ACA Education CEnter & IACP AdvanCE Education Sponsor); MEDISCA (Meeting T-Shirt Sponsor); PCCA (Hotel Room Key, Thursday Mid-Day Break with Exhibitor Experience, Education Session Sponsor [3]);Tacit Almonds, LLC (Media Sponsor); Take Charge Pharmacist Obesity Education System (First Timer Program); Topi-Click Topical Dosing Applicator (Friday Lunch with Exhibitor Experience Sponsor).

We would like to thank the following individual and pharmacy meeting sponsors for their support of the Educational Conference:  Bronze Sponsor:  Charles Leiter, PharmD, Leiter’s Compounding Pharmacy (San Jose, CA); Contributor Sponsor:  Linda McElhiney, PharmD, RPh, FIACP, FACA, FASHP, Indiana University Health (Indianapolis, IN).

To learn more about the exhibitors and meeting sponsors click here. 

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