2020 Agenda
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2019 Agenda

7:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 am

Opening Announcements

8:15 am

Systemic Cancer Treatment: Time for a Paradigm Change (CE) – Mark Rosenberg, MD

For the past half century, the accepted therapeutic paradigm for the treatment of advanced cancers has involved the use of systemic chemotherapy drugs cytotoxic for cycling cells during DNA synthesis and/or mitosis. This technique has failed to achieve high-level consistent rates of disease-free survival for some of the most common cancers, including lung, colon, breast, brain, melanoma and others. In this session, Dr. Mark Rosenberg will present modifications to current treatment regimens that will likely extend survival, while decreasing side effects.

9:30 am

PCCA Innovation and PCCA Standard – Gus Bassani, PharmD

One of the many perks of attending International Seminar is being the first among your peers to discover what the PCCA Research and Development team has been working on throughout the year. Learn about the latest and greatest PCCA products and services from PCCA Chief Scientific Officer Gus Bassani.

10:00 am

Announcements (Expo, promotions, Kahoot)

10:15 am

Break/Expo

10:45 am

Rotate to Workshops

11:00 am

CLINICAL TRACK 1:
Integrative Treatments for Advanced-Stage Cancer (CE) –
Mark Rosenberg, MD

This lecture will address specific integrative treatments for advanced-stage cancer. Dr. Mark Rosenberg will discuss the concept of “re-purposing drugs for oncology” – using drugs that have FDA-approved indications for other disorders to treat cancer. He’ll also share the details involved with using low-dose metronomic chemotherapy. He’ll also cover the use of “cancer cocktails” – using multiple drugs and supplements to treat cancer that has been resistant to other treatments.

CLINICAL TRACK 2:
Building Your Profitability From the “Base” Up in a Changing Market –
Daniel Banov, MS, RPh; Fabiana Banov, MS, RPh; Mark Gonzalez, PharmD

From research and development to formulations to marketing, this workshop will cover it all. Join this dynamic team of speakers as they share an overview of some of PCCA’s core bases, tips and tricks dealing with compounding with these bases, and how you can leverage the unique bases to set your pharmacy apart from the competition and market yourself in your community.

BUSINESS TRACK:
Succession Planning to Ensure Your Pharmacy’s Legacy –
Richard McCool, CFP; Bessann Watson

We know all too well that “a failure to plan is a plan to fail.” As founders of Blackwood Financial Group, Richard McCool and Bessann Watson coach and guide business owners to avoid the common problems of the past, while creating a more powerful future. In this session, Richard and Bessann will share foundations and principles on which effective strategies can be built for entering and exiting your business, both voluntarily and involuntarily. They’ll also provide insightful answers to such business planning questions as:

• When should I get started?
• What do I do now to prepare?
• Who are all possible buyers?
• What routinely goes wrong?

QUALITY TRACK:
Improving Workflow, Efficiency and Documentation with RxDispense™ –
Michelle Biggs; Donny Wimberley

As an innovative cloud-based pharmacy management software, RxDispense gives you a competitive edge, with the flexibility and freedom to do more. With no hardware to buy or maintain, your attention can be on your patients and not time-consuming and costly IT hassles. Learn how to improve your workflow and create efficiencies with RxDispense’s built-in, intuitive queues and ease of refilling prescriptions. Create transparency throughout the pharmacy to know where prescriptions are in the workflow process, so you can focus on what you do best high-touch patient care.

ROUND TABLES:
The Field Report: Best Practices in Sales and Marketing –
Erin Michael, MBA, MS, CPhT; Andrea Branvold-Herr, RPh, MS
Designed for marketers

Come prepared to network and share with your marketing colleagues during this interactive workshop! Join Erin and Andrea as they facilitate this engaging session that will ensure you have key take-home points to help grow the pharmacy business. Bring your best tips on what works for you from the total sales call, to getting a new practitioner to write for a compound, to your favorite social media tips and tricks.

12:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm

Keynote Address – Scott Gottlieb, MD

Recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” in both 2018 and 2019, and named by Time magazine as one of its "50 People Transforming Healthcare in 2018,” Dr. Scott Gottlieb is an advocate for advancing the health of patients, promoting healthcare access and driving innovation.

2:15 pm

Break

2:25 pm

Quality in Compounding: A Wake-Up Call for Our Industry – Ross Caputo, PhD

2:45 pm

Legislative and Regulatory Update (CE) – Bud Cramer; Douglas Hoey, RPh; Scott Brunner, CAE – facilitated by Amy Shank

Separate Canadian Member Update – Amanda Cassel; Mike De Lisio; Sebastian Denison, RPh

Are you doing all that you can to preserve and protect your compounding practice? Are you current on the regulatory issues that could significantly impact your practice? Join the PCCA Public Affairs team, NCPA’s Chief Executive Officer and the IACP’s Executive Vice President as they share the latest information on the compounding regulatory front.

3:45 pm

Break/Expo

4:15 pm

CLINICAL TRACK 1:
Heart Health: The Importance of Hormonal Balance for Men and Women (CE) –
Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS

Originally presented at PCCA’s HRT Symposiums, this informative workshop will now be offered to International Seminar attendees. Dr. Pam Smith will describe the symptoms of menopause and andropause, and will compare the effects that estrogen has on the heart when prescribed orally versus transdermally. Pam will identify the influence that estrogen has on the lipid profile of the patient, as well as discuss the effects that testosterone elevation has on the cardiovascular system in women. Closing out the session, she will identify the contraindications to hormone replacement in men and women.

CLINICAL TRACK 2:
Veterinary Compounding: Oncology, Cardiology and More –
Chris Simmons, RPh; Deborah Clark, RPh

Did you miss PCCA’s Veterinary Symposium this year? Want to hear the highlights? If so, you’ll want to attend this workshop session with Chris Simmons and Deborah Clark. They will share clinical and compounding pearls from presenters at UC Davis Veterinary Hospital and SeaWorld San Diego. You’ll learn how these veterinarians specialize in cardiology, oncology, nephrology, and disaster medicine, along with ideas for how to market your veterinary compounding services to these specialty niches.

BUSINESS TRACK:
Dealing with Conflict and Developing Business with Trust –
Cate Gregory
Designed for marketers

QUALITY TRACK:
Changes to USP <795> and <800> – Is Your Pharmacy Ready? (CE)
– Jon Pritchett, PharmD
Designed for technicians

Are you prepared to implement the changes made to the USP chapters affecting your non-sterile compounding pharmacy? Join Jon Pritchett, ACHC’s Associate Director of Pharmacy, as he discusses the recently released changes to USP <795> and its interaction with USP <800>. Discussion will focus on changes that pharmacies should expect in preparing for compliance by December 2019.

ROUND TABLES:
Facing FDA Inspections: Lessons Learned (CE) –
Matt Martin, PharmD; John Herr, RPh
Designed for technicians

FDA inspections have become more frequent in our industry, and pharmacies need to be prepared for when (not IF) it will happen to them. During this workshop, PCCA’s Matt Martin will share examples of FDA inspection observations, discuss corresponding USP chapters regarding the observations, and describe FDA’s draft guidance on Insanitary Conditions at Compounding Facilities and the interim policy on compounding using bulk drug substances. Then, PCCA member John Herr will talk about his experience with FDA inspections, what went well, policies he now has in place and helpful events. Finally, the audience can ask questions and share their own experiences and best practices regarding FDA inspections.

5:45 pm

Adjourn

6:45 pm

Awards Banquet

Who’s the 2019 M. George Webber Compounding Pharmacist of the Year? Find out at this wonderful event, filled with great food and great networking! Plus, we’ll recognize Cathy Hance, RPh, as the 2019 PCCA Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award recipient and will present the 2019 George Roentsch, RPh, Scholarship to a deserving member.

7:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:00 am

PCCA Political Action Committee (PAC) Breakfast with Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

PCCA PAC is hosting a discussion about the future of health care and compounding, including an update from Washington, at the sixth annual PCCA PAC breakfast. The featured speaker is Representative Yvette Clarke (D-NY). Contact Amy Shank for details (ashank@pccarx.com).

8:00 am

Opening Announcements

8:20 am

Update from Washington – Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY)

8:30 am

Creating a High Performing Culture in Your Pharmacy – Bill Kaiser

This is not your standard abstract or theoretical presentation about the importance of creating a vision or mission statement. Rather, it's a practical, actionable, no-nonsense program designed to give you the tools you need to leverage your corporate culture as a distinct competitive advantage. Specifically, Bill will explore:

  • The difference between a “good culture” and a “high-performing culture”
  • How to “institutionalize” your culture
  • Why behaviors are more important than values
  • How to sustain your culture for years, not months
9:30 am

How PCCA Implemented Fundamentals – Jim Smith, MBA, PCCA President

Working with Bill Kaiser and High Performing Culture, PCCA has recently adopted 28 Principles that represent how we put our core values into practice. These Principles outline how we work with our members, our customers, our partners and each other. Jim will share our journey defining and implementing these fundamentals.

9:45 am

Break/Expo

10:15 am

Rotate to Workshops

10:30 am

CLINICAL TRACK 1:
Drug Epidemic Issues and Solutions for Creating Change (CE) –
Robert Stutman

Opioids are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Last year alone, deaths from opioids increased 533%! Bob will discuss the etiology of this drug epidemic, the paradigm shift in the United States and how this epidemic differs from previous generations. Questions answered include: What are the predictors of whether or not a child will use? What prevention actually works? Sharing current, peer-reviewed research and real-life stories from the front lines of today’s families, Bob will provide tools to help empower and protect medical professionals, our children, our communities and our workplace against the most devastating drug epidemic in American history.

CLINICAL TRACK 2:
The New Standard in Compounding Training –
Jerra Banwarth, RPh; Annie DeReese, PharmD; Andy Glasnapp, PharmD; Beau Harger, PharmD
Designed for technicians
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Want a sneak peek at PCCA’s compounding training class? Has it been a while since you’ve attended and want to experience a sample of the new standard in compounding curriculum? If so, join our PCCA Training team as they share the latest information in compounding education in both didactic and hands-on formats. Learn about opportunities in compounding for dermatology, principles in transdermal theory, workflow concepts and more. Plus, you’ll get to compound a preparation and utilize an EMP right in the workshop room. Come for the fun!

BUSINESS TRACK:
YESCALATE™ – Getting to YES Faster
– Dean Minuto
Designed for marketers

An award-winning speaker, Dean has been called The One Page Sales Coach® for his unique ability to present massively distilled summary courses with single-sheet tools that attendees can use immediately to Get to YES Faster. During this best practice application session, Dean will reveal what he’s learned from two decades of studying top performing influence agents. Whether you need a “yes” from prescribers, staff members or patients, Dean will share tips, tools and techniques to raise your results higher with Yescalate™. Your Personal Action Summary will be filled with takeaways for you to apply immediately in any attempt to influence face to face, over the phone and over the web.

QUALITY TRACK:
USP <797>: How Changes Impact Your Pharmacy –
Ross Caputo, PhD; David Hussong, PhD

ROUND TABLES:
Clinical Compounding Pearls and Formulas for Success (CE) –
Sebastian Denison, RPh; A.J. Day, PharmD

Networking and sharing are the lifeblood of the compounding pharmacist. If you are searching for new profitable ideas for your compounding practice, join A.J. and Sebastian as they lead a round table discussion on the latest and greatest ideas in the compounding marketplace. Listen, learn and share with your fellow compounders. This is the workshop that pays for your trip to Houston! You won’t return home empty-handed.

12:00 pm

General Lunch - Concierge Group Lunch

1:10 pm

Kahoot

1:15 pm

Most Common Patient Complaint: Fatigue (CE) – Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS

Thanks to your suggestions from last year, Dr. Pam Smith is returning to our main stage with a new presentation she’s developed just for PCCA members. Over 90% of her patients have a chief complaint of fatigue. During this presentation, Pam will discuss how she explores the most common causes of their fatigue: chronic pain, thyroid dysfunction, mitochondrial issues, and imbalances with DHEA and cortisol. She will describe the functional medicine approach, nutritional supplements and compounding options she utilizes to help patients with fatigue.

2:30 pm

Patient Safety and How to Respond to Investigations – Ross Caputo, PhD

3:15 pm

Break/Expo/Happy Hour

3:45 pm

Formulation Challenge Begins

4:00 pm

Multidisciplinary Approach to Gut Harmony (CE) – Radha Tamerisa, MD

For the first time on the PCCA stage, we are pleased to feature an integrative gastroenterologist. Radha is passionate about working with patients who have a variety of GI disorders such as reflux, IBD, IBS and other autoimmune disorders. She will discuss how she built her functional medicine practice, while still keeping her traditional medical practice. Autoimmune diseases and digestive-related problems (Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease, ulcerative colitis and IBS) can be very debilitating and can take over a person’s life. Patients are increasingly unsatisfied with drug therapy alone. In fact, almost 50% of these patients turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, with nutraceuticals being the most common form of CAM therapy. In this session, Radha will share her multidisciplinary approach to treatment, emphasizing education, reassurance, dietary modification and stress management.

Yoga, Stretching and Meditation – Amy Bradley, RD, BSN, RYT-200, RPYT
Location: Room 338

Join us for a group yoga class designed to provide simple and effective exercises to apply in our daily lives to release mental, emotional and physical tension. Our instructor, Amy Bradley, will lead the class in mild stretching to support the body to release stress and in a variety of meditation styles to enhance your health, calmness, awareness and presence.

Fitness Boot Camp

PCCA’s Health and Wellness Committee will lead a group fitness boot camp class just outside of the host hotel at Discovery Green. Get your sweat on as you tackle a variety of exercises, circuit training and team drills.

PCCA Formulation Challenge
Location: Foyer

During this fun and friendly competition among peers, teams of two will use mystery ingredients to create a formula from scratch – think Food Network’s Iron Chef. The grand prize includes two free registrations to International Seminar 2020 and an in-pharmacy visit from a member of PCCA’s R&D team! Click here for more details and to learn how to qualify.

Formulation Challenge

5:30 pm

Adjourn

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Eagle Reception

Open to all attendees, join Eagle President & CEO Ross Caputo, PhD, and PCCA Chief Scientific Officer Gus Bassani, PharmD, at this special reception for a preview of the new Eagle facilities and new product offerings.

7:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am

Opening Announcements

8:45 am

Metabolic Endotoxemia and Chronic Diseases (CE) – Jill Carnahan, MD, ABIHM, ABoIM, IFMCP

Endotoxemia. It’s a fundamental driver of chronic disease. But, what is it really? And more importantly, what do we do to address it? Dr. Jill Carnahan will discuss the surprising clinical implications of LPS-induced endotoxemia from heart disease and diabetes to mood disorders and autoimmunity. She explains how pathological intestinal permeability drives inflammation by allowing excess microbial endotoxins primarily as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) – to enter circulation.

10:15 am

Break/Expo

11:00 am

Announcement of Formulation Challenge Winners

11:15 am

Consultants’ Corner – Sebastian Denison, RPh; Ranel Larsen, PharmD; Bruce Biundo, RPh

What trends are dominating the compounding marketplace? What are the most common requests from PCCA members? Don’t miss this presentation covering disease state overviews and compounding options, plus new and classic formulas designed to help your patients and practitioners.
12:30 pm

Lunch

1:25 pm

Kahoot

1:30 pm

Compounding Pearls Member Panel (CE) – Vince Canzanese, RPh; Tony Buchta, RPh, MBA; Cheri Kraemer, RPh

Join our innovative PCCA member pharmacists as they share the compounding pearls that have helped them thrive as independent pharmacy owners. Topics include compounding tips, business development nuggets, formulas and other great information to help you grow your practice.

3:00 pm

Closing Announcements

3:15 pm

Adjourn

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