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Capitol Connections Article [Educational Conference Update] [2/15/2013]
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Seaside CE with ACA, IACP, and ACVP proved to be a wonderful 3-in-1 combination!



The three-day ACA, IACP, ACVP Educational Conference in Dana Point, Calif. drew more than 276 attendees from 38 states and 4 Canadian provinces and Guam. All three leading pharmacy associations gathered at the luxurious St. Regis Monarch Beach resort with one ultimate goal, to provide unique Continuing Education programs. 
Offering 21 contact hours (2.1 CEUs) allowing attendees to acquire up to 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs), the Educational Conference provided many meaningful hours of networking opportunities both during the meeting and on the beautiful grounds of the St. Regis Monarch Beach resort. The program consisted of targeted sessions for pharmacists, technicians, marketing representatives, and open to pharmacy students on pharmacy law, marketing and promotional guidelines, disease management, and veterinary drug information, among many other topics. 
Thank you from ACA, IACP and ACVP
ACA’s Chairman of the Board Jay Watts, RPh, FACA said, “The 2013 ACA, ACVP, and IACP Educational Conference at Dana Point provided a unique opportunity for pharmacists to share novel ideas, network, and learn from the most innovative practitioners in pharmacy. Although the 21 hours of programming in content areas of clinical practice, legal issues, and compounding was informative and enlightening, the most significant benefits were found in the exhibit hall, in the hallway, or sharing a meal or beverage with professional colleagues. We couldn't have put this fantastic event together without the generous support of sponsors and teamwork from our associations' staff. I encourage all of our members and fellows to attend the 2014 joint ACA, ACVP, and IACP Educational conference in Fort Lauderdale on Feb 5-8, 2014. Don't miss it... YOU need to be there!”

IACP’s Board of Director’s President Wade Siefert, RPh, said, “The ACA, IACP, ACVP Educational Conference at Dana Point, Calif., was great! It was a privilege for IACP to collaborate with ACA and ACVP as we brought new combined programming to our members. We heard over and over again how the attendees loved meeting new colleagues, and visiting with long-time friends in beautiful and relaxing surroundings. Destination education at its best. We thank all of our speakers, corporate partners and exhibitors who made this conference such a success. Be sure to Save the Date for February 5-8, 2014, as ACA, IACP, and ACVP team up again, this time in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.”

Kicking off the first night, ACA & IACP Corporate Partner Fagron, Inc. (formally Gallipot) sponsored the Welcome Reception, where Fagron’s Mark Kieren, Sales Manager and Etta Johnson, CPhT welcomed everyone to the meeting as attendees from all three pharmacy organizations met for the first time!

This year’s Ambassador and First-timer program took place during the Welcome Reception. Nearly 30 attendees participated in the program, allowing new members, students and first-timers to connect with their Ambassador prior to the start of the meeting. We’d like to thank our Educational Conference Ambassadors for reaching out to these new members and helping them become better acquainted with ACA, IACP and ACVP!

On Thursday, February 7, the programming began with a general session combining all three organizations presented by keynote speaker Colette Carlson, President, Speak Your Truth, Inc.on The Truth About Balance: How to Stress Less and Laugh More. 

Congratulations New and Renewing Fellows
During the conference, the ACA, IACP, and ACVP Fellowship Awards Luncheon honored new Fellows, who have distinguished themselves for a variety of achievements in the pharmacy profession. 
ACA inducted Full Fellows Cory Garvin, PharmD, FACA, Wester Drug, Inc. (Muscatine, Iowa); Kristen Kent, PharmD, FACA, Stark Edler Apothecary (Overland Park, Kan.); Steve Leafers, RPh, FACA, Watkins Pharmacy (Muskegon, Mich.); Roland Lopez, PharmD, FACA, Kelly-Ross Pharmacy (Seattle, Wash.); Charlene Vernak, RPh, FACA, Vernak Farms Country Store (Skaneateles, N.Y.); Eric Winegardner, PharmD, FACA, Eric’s Pharmacy (Shawnee, Okla.); an Nominee Fellow Christopher Cantwell, RPh, MedQuest Pharmacy (North Salt Lake, Utah). 
IACP welcomed four new Fellows: Kevin Borg, PharmD, FIACP, Potter's House Apothecary (Peoria, Ariz.); Rebecca Mitchell, PharmD, FIACP, US Compounding (Conway, Ark.); Joe Moore, RPh, FIACP, Medical Center Compounding Pharmacy (Cleveland, Tenn.), and Alfonse Muto, RPh, FIACP, Pine Pharmacy (Williamsville, N.Y.).
ACVP honored Charlene Vernak, RPh, FACA, FACVP, Vernak Farms Country Store (Skaneateles, N.Y.); Joe Moore, RPh, FIACP, FACA, FACVP, Medical Center Compounding Pharmacy (Cleveland, Tenn.); and Cory Garvin, PharmD, FACA, FACVP, Wester Drug, Inc. (Muscatine, Iowa). 
On Friday, February 8, the festivities included several social events including the IACP COMP PAC Reception, welcoming the Honorable Matt Salmon, U. S. House of Representatives (R-AZ-5) as the keynote speaker. This exclusive event allowed 25 members to have a candid and direct dialogue with the Congressman to talk about the future of health care and compounding as well as the current regulatory and legislative issues facing compounding pharmacies.  All proceeds went to our goal of raising $200,000 and making COMP PAC one of the largest political action committees in pharmacy. 
The ACA Foundation & the ACA/ACVP President’s Reception and Banquet 
The highlight of the ACA/ACVP banquet is the celebration and installation of the ACA/ACVP Officers, as well as the presentation of the ACA Foundation Awards. The Foundation presented the Albert E Rosica, Jr. Memorial Award, The Dean’s Recognition Award and the Victor H. Morgenroth, Jr. Memorial Award with more than 100 guests in attendance.
Later that evening, all attendees joined ACA, IACP, and ACVP for the Celebration Dessert Reception sponsored by IACP Corporate Partner Letco Medical. The casual reception brought all three pharmacy organizations together for a wonderful evening of fellowship over an array of delicious desserts and cocktails. 
One special highlight that evening included Josh Van Vooren, Vice President of Sales and ACA Fellow and IACP Member Erik Tosh, RPh, FACA of Letco Medical generously raffling off two packages for a 2013 Compounders on Capitol Hill registration with one ticket to the Letco Medical Rx Mixer table at Compounders on Capitol Hill in June. The winners were ACA, IACP, and ACVP Member David B. Liebman, RPh of Kaye's Pharmacy from Baltimore, Md. and ACA, IACP, and ACVP Member Thomas Hunt, RPh of Lindenwood Drug in St. Louis Mo.

ACA, IACP and ACVP would like to thank all Educational Conference Poster Presentation participants for sharing their knowledge about unique case studies and research through poster presentations at the Educational Conference.
This year’s Poster Presentations were presented by: Loren M. Kirk, PharmD Candidate, East Tennessee State University (Primary Author) with Stacy D. Brown, Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University (Co-Author);Joseph J. Lamb, MD, Director of Intramural Clinical Research, Metagenics, Inc. (Primary Author); Dana Reed-Kane, PharmD, FIACP, FACA, NFPPhC, FCP, The University of Arizona, Reed’s Compounding Pharmacy (Primary Author)withJacquelyn Adkins, PharmD, candidate 2013, The University of Arizona (Co-Author),Sarah Flocks, PharmD, candidate 2013, The University of Arizona (Co-Author), Katrina Kittell, PharmD, candidate 2013, The University of Arizona (Co-Author), Thu Nguyen, PharmD, candidate 2013, The University of Arizona; and Ramiro Moises Perez, PharmD, BiosRx (Primary Author) with Marcello P. Perez, BS, Pre-Pharmacy Student, BiosRx (Co-Author). Click here to review the poster presentations. 
Thank you to our Meeting Sponsors and Exhibitors!i

Attendees had the opportunty to learn about the latest resources and technologies with a full exhibit hall featuring 19 leading companies in pharmacy compounding. ACA, IACP, and ACVP would like to thank the following exhibitors for their commitment to the Educational Conference: Analytical Research Laboratories (ARL); Associates of Cape Cod, Inc.; BiosRx, Inc.; Digi-Trax Corporation; Eagle Analytical Services; Essential Formulas Incorporated; Eye Solutions, Inc.; Fagron (formerly Gallipot); Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Health Engineering Systems; Humco Compounding; International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, Inc. (IJPC); Letco Medical; MEDISCA; Metagenics; PCCA; Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB); Pharmacists Mutual Companies; Storey Marketing; and ZRT Laboratory, LLC.

We would also like to thank the following meeting sponsors for their support of the Educational Conference: American College of Apothecaries (Continuing Education Provider); Associates of Cape Cod, Inc. (Meeting Tote Bag Sponsor); B&B Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Name Badge Holder Sponsor, Education Session Sponsor); Essential Formulas Incorporated (Education Session Sponsor); Fagron (formerly Gallipot) (Welcome Reception Sponsor); Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Meeting Syllabus Sponsor, Conference Pen Sponsor, and E-Brochure Sponsor); Humco Compounding (Thursday Continental Breakfast and Mid-day Break Sponsor, Education Session Sponsor); Jays Company (Flash Drive Sponsor); Letco Medical (Celebration Dessert Reception Sponsor); MEDISCA (Meeting T-Shirt Sponsor & Education Session Sponsor); PCCA (Education Session Sponsor (3); Storey Marketing (Meeting App Sponsor); and Topi-Click Topical Dosing Applicator (Friday Continental Breakfast and Lunch Sponsor).
Thank you to all for making the 2nd annual Educational Conference a huge success!   Save the date for 2014! The 3rd annual Educational Conference goes to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. from February 5-8, 2014 at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

If you haven’t already, you may still download the Educational Conference Meeting Mobile App. To download the app, visit or scan the QR code. 








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