Your reputation is all you’ve got. How are you protecting it?

Pharmacists: $399

Technicians and others: $329

Registration + annual APC pharmacist membership: $599

Questions: info@a4pc.org

For compounders, ethical practice is not just a “best" practice. If you take patient care and your profession seriously, it’s the only practice.

That’s the focus of EduCon 2021 Virtual: reviewing, remembering, and reinforcing basic info and best practices that will keep your operation compliant, your patients well cared for, and your reputation sterling.

With 9 hours of CPE and the online trade expo, we promise you the best nine hours of professional development you’ll get all year.

EduCon 2021: The Program

Thursday, February 4

The State of the Alliance: APC, Working for You (no CE)

Michael Blaire, RPh; Shawn Hodges, PharmD; Scott Brunner, APC CEO

The APC Code of Ethics: Ensuring Your Reputation and Legal Standing

Jon Pritchett, PharmD, RPh, BCSCP

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Covid Vaccine: Best Practices for Pharmacies (sponsored by DoseLogix)

Tracy Dabbs, PharmD, emergency preparedness pharmacist, Georgia Department of Public Health

Hear from a pharmacist leader who is on the forefront of the COVID vaccine response in her state. Whether you vaccinate at your pharmacy or not, chances are you're fielding questions from your patients and providers. Learn the clinical requirements, billing and reporting of the different vaccines available for COVID and how to answer FAQs, plus get intel on what to do if your pharmacy wants to provide the vaccine.

What's That? Answering Your Questions About Historical Formulations

Lisa Ashworth, BS Pharm, RPh, Children's Health System of Texas, Coppell, TX; Richard Moon, PharmD, RPh, FIACP Pharmacy Innovations, Jamestown, NY; Erik Tosh, DPh, Letco Medical, The Woodlands, TX

You've just received a prescription titled "Scott's Ointment." What is it? Deciphering code names and slang medication terms can be a challenge for compounders. In this interesting presentation, we'll share intel on common (and strangely-named) historical formulations still in circulation today, and you may walk away with a few new formulas, too!

Cocktails & Quick Tours: HCG, Peptides, e-Prescribing, Insanitary Conditions, BUDs and USP, and More!

Friday, February 5

Why the Math Matters: Calculations & Legal Risks

Brenda Jensen, CPhT, Compounding Consultants, Sioux Falls, SD; Wendy Harris, Sr. Claims Specialist, and Kristen Jones, R.Ph., Pharmacy Risk Management Consultant

Simple math calculations can trip up the best of compounders, so great care must be taken. Whether it's conversions, percentages, or simply moving decimal points, compounding pharmacy warrants a deep knowledge of basic math. In this presentation, hear about some typical compounding calculations and where the errors often can occur. We'll also share the legal implications of pharmaceutical math errors and offer tips for preventing them. This session has AHA! — at-home applicability — that will protect your pharmacy ... and your reputation.

Pharmacovigilance: Preventing Adverse Events

Sara Rogers, PharmD, BCPS, American Society of Pharmacovigilance

From Aliquots to Zoonotics: The A to Z of Developing Pharmacy Compounding Formulations (sponsored by Medisca)

Mindy Cormier, PharmD, RPh, Medisca, Las Vegas, NV

What’s in It? All About Excipients (sponsored by PCCA)

A.J. Day, PharmD, RPh, vice president of clinical services at PCCA

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Works for Me: 6 Great Ideas for Doing It Better, Cheaper, Faster

  • Cost Savings and Efficiencies in the Compounding Process: Increase your efficiencies when compounding in batches! Utilizing batch routines, efficient scheduling of product creation, inventory management, and past dispensing reports can save you time and money.
  • Use Your Expertise to Educate Prescribers: You're a storehouse of information, but do you know how to share that with your providers – or even steps to take to get in front of them with your insight? Jim will share proven tips for disseminating your clinical expertise in ways that build stronger relationships with prescribers.
  • Helping Providers During the Pandemic: How can you support your providers in this pandemic? Joe will show you what you can do to enable them see more patients in a more efficient manner, leading to reduced office visit time and thereby helping reduce their exposure to COVID. Oh, and build trust in you as their healthcare partner in the process.
  • How Patient Seminars Can Boost Your Bottom Line: In this session you will learn how to develop a consistent calendar of patient seminars which can increase OTC & RX sales all while boosting your trust & awareness in the community. There is very little cost to producing virtual seminars and your patients and providers will love you! 

Register now!

What to do:

  • Click here (or the button below) to log into the Ohio Pharmacists Association event site.
  • Create an account (if you don't already have one) and fill out the registration form.
  • Select "APC Pharmacist", “Pharmacy Technician”, or “APC Supporter” as your registrant type.
  • Follow the prompts to complete the registration.

Questions or need assistance? Contact Janice Johnson at (614) 389-3236 or jjohnson@ohiopharmacists.org.

CE information

This meeting is targeted to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians interested in compounding. The continuing pharmacy education for this program is coordinated by the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation (OPF).

To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, you must watch the entire session, actively partici­pate, answer post-activity questions, and complete evaluations to submit and claim credit through the LecturePanda.com platform, which will upload credits to the CPE Monitor.

The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation, Inc. is accredited by the Accredita­tion Council for Pharmacy Educa­tion as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Click here to view/download the learning objectives for these sessions (PDF).

Exhibitors and sponsors

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