2020 Speakers
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2019 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Jill Carnahan

Jill Carnahan, MD, ABIHM, ABoIM, IFMCP, moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 2010 joining medical partner, Dr. Robert Rountree. Dr. Carnahan recently opened her own practice, Flatiron Functional Medicine in Louisville, Colorado, to offer more services. She was board certified in both family medicine in 2006-2016 and in integrative holistic medicine in 2005. She founded the Methodist Center for Integrative Medicine in 2009 and worked there as integrative medical director until October 2010. She completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center and received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Science in bio-engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

Saturday, Oct. 12, 9:00 am: Metabolic Endotoxemia and Chronic Diseases (CE)

Scott Gottlieb

Scott Gottlieb, MD, as the 23rd commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, MD, focused on advancing public health through developing and implementing innovative approaches to improving medical outcomes, reshaping healthcare delivery, and expanding consumer choice and safety. Dr. Gottlieb is an aggressive advocate for advancing the health of patients, promoting healthcare access and driving innovation. The agency’s historic and prolific advances in new policy distinguished his tenure as the FDA’s commissioner, in addition to a record-setting number of approvals of novel drugs, medical devices and generic medicines.

Under his leadership, the FDA advanced new frameworks for the modern and safe and effective oversight of gene therapies, cell-based regenerative medicines, targeted drugs and digital health devices. The agency implemented new reforms to standardize drug reviews and make historic improvements of post-market data collection and the use of real-world evidence. They promoted policies to reduce death and disease from tobacco, improve food innovation and safety, and aggressively confront addiction crises. 

Previously, Dr. Gottlieb served as the FDA’s deputy commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs and, before that, as a senior adviser to the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A healthcare futurist, he has worked as a venture capitalist and founder and board member to companies that have developed new medicines and advanced the delivery of healthcare.

Dr. Gottlieb is widely published in leading medical journals and periodicals, including The Wall StreetJournal, The New York Times and The Washington Post, and appears regularly as a guest commentator on CNBC. Fortune magazine recognized him as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” in 2018 and 2019. Modern Healthcare named Dr. Gottlieb as one of the “Most Influential Physician Executive and Leaders” in its annual survey of 50 physician executives, and Time magazine named him one of its “50 People Transforming Healthcare in 2018.” Dr. Gottlieb was a practicing hospitalist and a clinical assistant professor at the New York University School of Medicine. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.

Thursday, Oct 10, 1:30 pm: Keynote Address (CE)

Bill Kaiser

Bill Kaiser is a senior consultant with High Performing Culture (HPC), a company that helps CEOs of other companies define, institutionalize and leverage their culture for greater individual and organizational performance; become the employer of choice for top talent; and create a sustainable competitive advantage. Bill has worked for 20+ years in the employee benefits industry, including 13 years at RSI (with HPC founder and CEO David Friedman) followed by seven years with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG). Having lived and breathed the culture fundamentals at RSI and championing the Gallagher Way at AJG, Bill can speak experientially to the impact a high performing culture delivers. Understanding the importance and the challenge of creating lasting differentiation, he is excited and passionate to help business owners build their high performing cultures.

Friday, Oct 11, 8:30 am: Creating a High Performing Culture in Your Pharmacy

Mark Rosenberg

Mark A. Rosenberg, MD, is president and medical director, Advanced Medical Therapeutics and Integrative Cancer Therapeutics; program director, Integrative Cancer Fellowship; chief medical officer, Laboratory for Advanced Medicine; co-founder, Channel Therapeutics, LLC; and co-founder, HighPoint Therapeutics, LLC. Dr. Rosenberg received his doctorate from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1988 and has been involved with drug research since 1991. An astute clinician and innovator, he is constantly developing new ideas, techniques and drugs to combat cancer, obesity and age-related diseases. With numerous certifications in several different fields of medicine, psychology and fitness, he has a wide breadth of experience in both the public and private sector with particular expertise in the mechanism of cancer treatment failure. Dr. Rosenberg’s work has been published in many trade and academic journals, and he currently is researching new compounds to treat cancer and obesity, including receiving approval status for an investigational new drug that works with chemotherapy and a patent pending for an oral appetite suppressant.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 8:30 am: Systemic Cancer Treatment: Time for a Paradigm Change (CE)

Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:00 am: WORKSHOP CLINICAL TRACK 1: Integrative Treatments for Advanced-Stage Cancer (CE)

Pamela W. Smith

Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS, spent her first 20 years of practice as an emergency room physician with the Detroit Medical Center and then the next 20 years as an anti-aging/functional medicine specialist. Dr. Smith is a diplomat of the Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and is an internationally known speaker and author on the subject of metabolic, anti-aging and functional medicine. She also holds a master’s degree in Public Health along with a master’s degree in metabolic and nutritional medicine. She has been featured on CNN, PBS and many other television networks; has been interviewed in numerous consumer magazines; and has hosted two of her own radio shows. She is a regular contributor for Fox News Radio. Dr. Smith is currently the director of the Center for Personalized Medicine and the founder of The Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine. She is also the co-director of the Master’s Program in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. Dr. Smith is the author of the best-selling books: HRT: The Answers; Vitamins Hype or Hope; Demystifying Weight Loss; What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More; What You Must Know about Women’s Hormones; Why You Can’t Lose Weight; What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You Can Stop It; What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders; and What You Must Know About Allergy Relief, of which she is a co-author. Her latest book, What You Must Know About Autoimmune Diseases, was published in 2018.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2:30 pm: WORKSHOP CLINICAL TRACK 1: Heart Health: The Importance of Hormonal Balance for Men and Women (CE)

Friday, Oct. 11, 1:15 pm: Most Common Patient Complaint: Fatigue (CE)

Friday, Oct. 11, 4:00 pm: How to Positively Affect Your Bottom Line (Non-CE)

Guest Speakers

Amy Bradley

Amy Bradley is a registered nurse of 29 years and an experienced registered yoga teacher whose passion lies in healing others. Amy began a yoga teacher training immersion, simply to take her practice further with no intention of ever teaching yoga to others. After completion, she realized that there was no place for regular people, and especially those with chronic illness, to do yoga. And, as a nurse, she knew that everyone needed its benefits. Amy opened her own small studio, Feel Better With Yoga, with that as her mission: to help people feel better, regardless of what was keeping them from feeling their best. She has since completed trainings in prenatal yoga, restorative yoga and yoga for traumatic stress. She teaches mostly private and small group sessions to all kinds of people, including those with cancer, autoimmune diseases, Lyme disease, post-traumatic stress, chronic pain and seniors with aging-related health issues.

Friday, Oct. 11, 4:00 pm: Yoga, Stretching and Mediation

Scott Brunner

Scott Brunner, CAE, is the executive vice president of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists, where he’s on a mission to grow IACP membership and influence as the voice for compounding pharmacy. Scott came to IACP in March 2019 from the National Community Pharmacists Association, where he was senior vice president for communications and external affairs. Prior to that he was CEO of the Georgia Pharmacy Association. He has led statewide business trade associations in Mississippi and Virginia. He has 30 years of experience in association management and a track record of demonstrated success as a strategist, communicator and innovator. He holds degrees from the University of Montevallo and Auburn University at Montgomery. He has also earned the prestigious Certified Association Executive designation.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 4:45 pm: Legislative and Regulatory Update (CE)

Tony Buchta

Tony Buchta, RPh, MBA, graduated from Ohio State University (OSU) in 1988 with a BS in Pharmacy and from Capital University in 2000 with a Master of Business Administration. Tony is the owner of Central Ohio Compounding Pharmacy in Columbus, Ohio, and a member of the Ohio State Pharmacists Association, the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists and past-president of the Academy of Pharmacy of Central Ohio. He is a 2005 recipient of the Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award. Through his connections within the local and nationwide pharmaceutical community, Tony currently presents at international conferences on multiple compounding topics. His ties to the community and his alma mater also provides him the opportunity to be involved in numerous research projects conducted through OSU.

Saturday, Oct. 12, 1:30 pm: Compounding Pearls Member Panel (CE)

Vince Canzanese

Vincent M. Canzanese, RPh, started Summit Health Pharmacy (then called Burman's Community Pharmacy) over 10 years ago, as a compounding business within an independent pharmacy. The pharmacy’s goal back then was to provide high-quality compounds for patients in need of quality compounding services. Vince took ownership of Summit Health Pharmacy in September 2016, and continues to lead the business with the same key objectives: quality compounds and personalized medication for patients. He received his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Temple University in 1993, and has over 20 years of experience in retail and independent pharmacy. Vince has been a proud member of PCCA since 2000, and also serves on the PCCA Advisory Council (2017-2019).

Saturday, Oct. 12, 1:30 pm: Compounding Pearls Member Panel (CE)

Bud Cramer

Robert “Bud” Cramer, Jr., is a managing director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, based in Washington, D.C. He is part of the segment’s Public Affairs practice and Governmental Affairs specialty practice. As a former Congressman (D-AL), Bud has deep expertise in advocacy, community relations, governmental relations and issues management. He also has worked extensively in the aerospace and defense; financial services; and transportation industries. Prior to FTI Consulting, he was vice chairman of Washington, D.C.-based, governmental-relations firm, Capitol Hill Consulting Group; and chairman of Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates. In 2008, Bud retired from the U.S. House of Representatives after 18 years representing Alabama’s 5th District. During his time in Congress, he served on the Appropriations; Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Science; and Transportation and Infrastructure committees. Prior to the U.S. Congress, Bud served as the elected district attorney for Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English, a law degree and an honorary doctorate of law.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 4:45 pm: Legislative and Regulatory Update (CE)

Yvette Clarke
Congresswoman (D-NY)

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, CD, a Brooklyn native proud of her Jamaican heritage, attended the New York City public schools, graduated from Oberlin College, and was a recipient of the prestigious APPAM/Sloan Fellowship in Public Policy and Policy Analysis. Prior to being elected to the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Clarke served on the New York City Council, representing the Fortieth District in Brooklyn. She succeeded her pioneering mother, former City Council Member Dr. Una S. T. Clarke, making them the first mother-daughter succession in the history of the City Council. As the representative of the Ninth Congressional District of New York, she has dedicated herself to continuing the legacy of excellence established by the late Honorable Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman and Caribbean American elected to Congress. As an activist, a community organizer and now as a legislator, Congresswoman Clarke’s boldness, compassion and love for the people has allowed her to become an effective leader and an outspoken advocate on numerous issues of great importance to her constituents. In the 116th Congress, Congresswoman Clarke serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Committee on Homeland Security. She was elected as Vice Chair of the full Energy and Commerce Committee on January 15, 2019. Congresswoman Clarke currently resides in the neighborhood where she grew up, in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

Cate Gregory

Cate Gregory has 25 years of experience combining hard business discipline with expertise in managing social complexity to achieve leadership and program success. Cate spent 10 years as a change management consultant supporting large-scale system implementation programs for American Management Systems (AMS). From there, she moved on to work for a boutique management consulting firm where she led the National Security Business Unit proving strategy and change management services to Department of Defense and Intelligence Agency clients. Before going out on her own, she joined a start-up consulting firm where she was able to combine her consulting and executive coaching work with the development and delivery of leadership development programs for a wide range of clients. Now an executive coach, experienced management and strategy consultant, speaker and session leader, Cate specializes in outfitting clients to take on their most complex and daunting challenges. She brings her knowledge of organizational dynamics, systems theory and leadership development to tackle technically and socially complex issues with her clients. Blending humor with experience and insight, Cate helps clients identify and address the fundamental challenges to their personal and organizational success. She leaves her audiences with the tools, mindsets, methodologies and confidence to achieve their desired outcomes. Cate holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and received her Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. She partners with Trusted Advisor Associates and The Get Real Project where she leads their signature programs Being a Trusted Advisor, Trust-Based Selling, and Trust-Based Consulting. Cate is also certified to administer The Leadership Circle™ 360 Assessment and Culture Survey, the Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance™ Model, and the DiSC profile.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:00 am: WORKSHOP BUSINESS TRACK: Dealing with Conflict and Developing Business with Trust

John Herr

John Herr, RPh, FIACP, owner of Town & Country Compounding and Consultations LLC, received his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from St. John’s University, New York, and received a full fellowship from the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. John has received extensive ACPE-accredited training in pharmacy compounding, is certified in aseptic/sterile compounding techniques and provides private consultations and speaks at seminars regarding hormone replacement therapy. He is the recipient of several awards for his outstanding service in the practice of the art and science of pharmacy compounding.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:00 am: WORKSHOP ROUND TABLES: Facing FDA Inspections: Lessons Learned (CE)

Douglas Hoey

Douglas Hoey is the CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). He is a passionate advocate for community pharmacy and for small business owners. His career has been dedicated to working in and representing community pharmacies. NCPA is the voice of the community pharmacist for 22,000 community pharmacies and their pharmacists. Hoey was NCPA’s first chief operating officer and was named CEO in 2011. He is a University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy graduate and practiced for five years before joining NCPA.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 4:45 pm: Legislative and Regulatory Update (CE)

Cheri Kraemer

Cheri Kraemer, RPh, owner of PCAB®-accredited Pharmacy Specialties in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, received her Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical science from South Dakota State University (SDSU). Cheri is a member of several organizations: the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP); PCCA; the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA); and the South Dakota Pharmacists Association (SDPhA). Cheri received the Hustead Award, South Dakota’s pharmacist of the year award, in 2006, and in 2010 was named a SDSU Distinguished Alumni. She was awarded PCCA Pharmacist of the Month in February 2012, served on PCCA’s 2012-2013 Advisory Council and was named PCCA’s M. George Webber Pharmacist of the Year in 2018

Saturday, Oct. 12, 1:30 pm: Compounding Pearls Member Panel (CE)

Dean Minuto

Dean Minuto helps professionals get to "yes" faster and more often with the people they are trying to influence. Dean teaches summary courses to CEOs and to industry groups across the United States. He has been called The One Page Sales Coach® because of his ability to distill massive amounts of information (sales and marketing best practices) down to a single page that people can use as a guide to getting yes from anyone, anyplace, anytime. His accomplishments include:

  • 9,000 CEOs and sales executives personally trained since 1992
  • 350 workshops on better sales messaging in the last three years alone
  • 22 years of identifying sales best practices
  • 4.9 average rating on a 5-point scale from CEOs attending workshops
  • 1 simple guide you can use to get to yes faster

Friday, Oct. 11, 10:30 am: WORKSHOP BUSINESS TRACK: YESCALATE™ – Getting to YES Faster

Jon Pritchett

Jon Pritchett, PharmD, joined ACHC in December 2014 as associate director of Pharmacy. Jon has a diverse pharmacy background, most recently as pharmacy manager of a PCAB-accredited compounding pharmacy. During that time, he specialized in sterile and non-sterile compounding, focusing on men’s health and veterinary medicine. Jon maintains a strong passion for elevating the pharmacy profession and strengthening its position in the medical field. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, and is a registered pharmacist in North Carolina. He is also a member of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP).

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2:30 pm: WORKSHOP Changes to USP <795> and <800> Is Your Pharmacy Ready? (CE)

Robert Stutman

Taking to the front lines of the drug wars, Bob Stutman made a 25-year career as one of America’s highest profile DEA special agents, five of which he worked undercover. As head of DEA’s largest office in the world, New York, Bob became so visible that Pablo Escobar had targeted him for assassination. Bob has been featured on hundreds of national television shows and has been a drug consultant for both CBS and PBS News. His autobiography, “Dead on Delivery,” was published by Warner Books and was the basis for the television movie “Mob Justice.” Bob has been a drug consultant on several films, including: “Traffic,” “Training Day,” “Blow,” “American Gangster” and, most recently, the Netflix original series “Narcos.” Bob was named “Man of the Year” by various national and local law enforcement agencies. He attended the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. Bob has been named “Outstanding Speaker of the Year” by numerous medical associations and was a guest speaker at MD Anderson, the highest ranked cancer hospital in the world. In addition, Bob was selected as the leading spokesperson for the Drug Enforcement Administration Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing substance abuse through advocacy, outreach and educational programs. Bob presents over a hundred presentations a year, providing programs to medical and dental professionals, schools and parents.

Friday, Oct. 11, 10:30 am: WORKSHOP CLINICAL TRACK 1: Drug Epidemic Issues and Solutions for Creating Change (CE)

Radha Tamerisa

Radha Tamerisa, MD, is a board certified gastroenterologist who has been practicing in Katy, Texas, for the last 13 years. She received her internal medicine and gastroenterology training from UTMB in Galveston. Throughout her career, she has felt the need to incorporate nutrition and lifestyle to optimize the health of her patients. In search of providing integrative gastroenterology care, she has attended various courses offered by the Institute of Functional Medicine. This approach transformed her practice, allowing her to offer her patients a broader range of therapeutic options. Dr. Tamerisa understands that no two patients are identical. She states, “It is vitally important to understand the root cause of illness and to customize care to suit the individual. It is not enough to write a prescription for every complaint. We need to explore deeper and offer more comprehensive solutions for healing the mind, body and gut.”

Friday, Oct. 11, 4:00 pm: Multidisciplinary Approach to Gut Harmony (CE)

PCCA & Eagle Speakers

Daniel Banov
RPh, MS, PCCA Director of Research and Development

Daniel Banov, RPh, MS, director of PCCA’s Research and Development team, earned his pharmacy degree from the College of Pharmaceutical Science of the University of Mogi das Cruzes in Brazil, and earned his Master of Science from the College of Pharmaceutical Science of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has over 20 years of hands-on experience in pre-formulation/formulation/re-formulation of a variety of dosage forms specializing in pharmaceutical solids, liquids and semisolids. He has extensively worked on the development of novel techniques for skin permeation enhancement.

Before joining the PCCA team, Daniel was the director of Fórmula Médica Compounding Pharmacy in São Paulo, and was a university teacher and a cosmetic developer and consultant for physicians, spas and aestheticians. He also is the founder of the Anti-aging Society in Brazil. Daniel has published articles on cosmetics in the pharmacy arena and wrote a chapter about cosmetic formulations and dosage forms in the book, Veterinarian and Pharmaceutical Formulary.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:00 am: WORKSHOP CLINICAL TRACK 2: Back to the “Base-ics”: Tips, Tricks and Marketing

Fabiana Banov
RPh, MS, PCCA Senior Formulation Pharmacist

Fabiana Banov, RPh, MS, PCCA senior formulation pharmacist and flavors expert, earned her pharmacy degree from the College of Pharmaceutical Science of the University of Mogi das Cruzes in Brazil; obtained specialization in cosmetic science from São Paulo State University (UNESP); and completed post-graduate work in the technology of cosmetic products from Osvaldo Cruz College. Prior to joining the PCCA team, Fabiana was owner of Fórmula Médica Compounding Pharmacy in São Paulo, where she was instrumental in the development of unique cosmetic products. She is the author of Pharmaceutical Veterinary Formulary.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:00 am: WORKSHOP CLINICAL TRACK 2: Back to the “Base-ics”: Tips, Tricks and Marketing

Jerra Banwarth
RPh, FIACP, PCCA Education and Training Manager

Jerra Banwarth, RPh, FIACP, a graduate of the University of Kansas, owned and operated her own compounding-only practice for over 12 years prior to taking a position at PCCA as the Education and Training manager. Her special areas of interest are wound and scar therapy, sterile compounding, cosmeceuticals, women’s health and pain management. Through compounding, Jerra has had the opportunity to serve as a mid-level provider in a pain management practice as well as a presenter at symposiums for California Compounders, Sutter Medical Foundation and the American Society of Retina Specialists on various topics. She is a fellow of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and has served on the Board of Trustees for the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) representing compounders for 10 years.

Friday, Oct. 11, 10:30 am: WORKSHOP CLINICAL TRACK 2: The New Standard in Compounding Training

Gus Bassani
PharmD, PCCA Chief Scientific Officer

Gus Bassani, PharmD, has been with PCCA since September 2002 and currently serves as chief scientific officer. Prior to joining PCCA, Gus was a formulation pharmacist in the Product Development Lab of a veterinary pharmaceutical company. He has worked in multiple pharmacy practice settings, located in Alaska, Iowa and Kansas, and has taught extemporaneous compounding principles to pharmacy students in Drake University’s Pharmaceutics Laboratory course. Gus received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He is a member of the 2015-2020 United States Pharmacopeia Council of Experts - Compounding Expert Committee, and has served on the 2012-2014 Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences National Advisory Council. He is a member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP), and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).

Thursday, Oct. 10, 9:45 am: PCCA Innovation and PCCA Standard

Bruce Biundo
RPh, PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist

Bruce Biundo, RPh, joined PCCA as a pharmacy consultant in 1997 after many years as a community pharmacist. In 1998, as PCCA was beginning to develop educational seminars, he realized that there wasn't much focus on men and testosterone issues, and began a search of the literature to see what was known and being done on the subject. While there was little solid information available, there was enough to convince Bruce that it was a topic worth developing. What is likely the first educational event on low testosterone in men was presented by Bruce at the PCCA International Seminar in April 1999. In a short time, the interest grew and over the intervening years, the breadth and depth of information has greatly increased. As Bruce's knowledge increased, so did PCCA's ability to educate pharmacists and physicians on how to diagnose and treat low testosterone in men. Over the years, Bruce has had a dozen articles published, mostly dealing with men’s health and testosterone topics. In addition, he was a contributor to Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy, 22nd Edition, and is the co-author of the chapter on Nutrition in the book Aging Men's Health. Bruce maintains a passion to continue to learn, and to find ways to continue to educate healthcare professionals on this critical issue.

Saturday, Oct. 12, 11:15 am: Consultants’ Corner

Michelle Biggs
PCCA Vice President of Pharmacy Software

Michelle Biggs is PCCA’s Vice President of Pharmacy Software. In this role, she oversees the PCCA Software team for both The Compounder and RxDispense™ pharmacy management systems. The support, implementation, training, marketing and communications for both products are her focus. She has been with PCCA for 18 years, where her passion has been how software and technology can be tools to create efficiencies throughout pharmacy practice.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:00 am: Workshop Quality Track: Improving Workflow, Efficiency and Documentation with RxDispense

Andrea Branvold-Herr
MS, RPh, PCCA Clinical Resource Manager

Andrea Branvold-Herr, MS, RPh, PCCA clinical resource manager, is interested in all areas of pharmacy, but in particular women’s health, pharmacy marketing and sales. Before joining the Business Analytics team in her current role of managing the Concierge Compounding Program, Andrea was a PCCA pharmacy consultant for 20 years. She holds a Master of Science in pharmacy administration from The University of Texas, a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from The University of Texas.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2:30 pm: WORKSHOP ROUND TABLES: The Field Report: Best Practices in Sales and Marketing

Ross Caputo
PhD, Eagle President

Ross A. Caputo, PhD, president of EAGLE, earned his doctorate in microbiological physiology and Immunology from Miami University in 1976, and has over 30 years of experience in the FDA-regulated pharmaceutical industry on sterilization research and aseptic processing focusing on process optimization and control. He has authored more than 50 publications and owns 15 patents, all related to infection control, sterilization processes and the production of sterile product. Ross started his career as a senior scientist in microbiology at the American Sterilizer Company (AMSCO), currently knowns as Steris. While at AMSCO, he was involved in the development of sterilizers for all healthcare use, including hospital, dental and industrial applications. Throughout his career, Ross has been an active participant and committee member of organizations such as AAMI/ISO and PDA, which are charged with the development of standards for the regulated marketplace.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 4:30 pm: Quality in Compounding: A Wake-Up Call for Our Industry

Friday, Oct. 11, 10:30 am: WORKSHOP QUALITY TRACK: USP <797>: How Changes Impact Your Pharmacy

Friday, Oct. 11, 2:30 pm: Patient Safety and How to Respond to Investigations

Deborah Clark
RPh, PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist

Deborah Clark, BSPharm, RPh, is a full-time clinical compounding pharmacist for PCCA. Deborah is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eschelman School of Pharmacy and currently licensed to practice in North Carolina. Before joining the PCCA team, she worked in two independent hybrid pharmacies in Charlotte, managing compounding operations. While there, she worked with a local veterinary specialty and emergency hospital, Carolina Veterinary Specialists, providing custom compounded solutions for challenging veterinary patients. Deborah also worked with the Carolina Raptor Center and several smaller veterinary clinics in the Charlotte Metro area. Her compounding experience also includes hospice, hormone replacement therapy, pain, wound care, sterile products and pediatric. She has a certification in medication therapy management. Deborah is an associate member of the Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2:30 pm: WORKSHOP CLINICAL TRACK 2: Veterinary Compounding: Oncology, Cardiology and More

A.J. Day
PharmD, PCCA Vice President of Clinical Services

A.J. Day, PharmD, is a clinical compounding pharmacist and vice president of Clinical Services at PCCA in Houston, Texas. His practice focus areas include veterinary compounding, aseptic compounding, pain management, regulatory compliance and compounding technique. Over the course of his career, A.J. has had the privilege of providing CE and non-CE presentations to thousands of physicians, veterinarians, and pharmacists around the world. He has provided expert testimony to FDA on behalf of the compounding profession on multiple occasions. A.J. is active with the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (currently serving on the IACP Board of Directors and recently on the IACP Foundation Board of Directors), National Community Pharmacists Association (currently serving on the Compounding Expert Committee), Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists, and several other pharmacy groups. He is also a Lieutenant in the Texas State Guard Medical Brigade. As a preceptor for colleges of pharmacy across the country, A.J. coordinates and supervises Doctor of Pharmacy students in their final year of studies. He studied chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, and obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Friday, Oct. 11, 10:30 am: WORKSHOP ROUND TABLES: Clinical Compounding Pearls and Formulas for Success (CE)

Sebastian Denison
RPh, PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist

Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), received his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy at the University of British Columbia. He worked at Northmount Pharmacy in North Vancouver for 11 years, specializing in HRT, veterinary, pain and sports compounding. He also was the manager of Pharmacy Operations with the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic/Paralympic Games, and then the manager of the Whistler Olympic Village Polyclinic Pharmacy. Sebastian works as a clinical compounding pharmacist in Houston, Texas, and with both the U.S. and Canadian C3 education teams, the pharmacy student education team. Sebastian also speaks at physician, pharmacist and other healthcare professional education symposiums and events. He has recently lectured for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine on Nutrition and Pain, Pharmacy Compounding and Collaborative Practice, and Alternative Uses for Naltrexone. Sebastian is currently completing the Metabolic Medical Institute’s Fellowship in Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine Fellowship.

Friday, Oct. 11, 10:30 am: WORKSHOP ROUND TABLES: Clinical Compounding Pearls and Formulas for Success (CE)

Saturday, Oct. 12, 11:15 am: Consultants’ Corner

Annie DeReese
PharmD, PCCA Training Specialist and Clinical Compounding Pharmacist

Annie DeReese, PharmD, joined our Clinical Compounding Pharmacist staff after graduating from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in May 2005. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Annie worked for Dave and Kay Sparks’ independent pharmacy practice as a compounding technician since 1980, and in 1994, she joined the PCCA family as a Customer Service representative and assistant in our Primary Training class. Annie decided to pursue her PharmD, and returned in May 2005 as a Consultant Pharmacist. In addition to taking calls, Annie teaches flavors/suspensions and advanced compounding course in our Comprehensive Compounding Course (C3). Her special interests include nutrition, women’s health, drug information and compounding techniques. She is a member of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP), the Texas Pharmacy Association, and the Phi Delta Chi Texas Alumni Chapter.

Friday, Oct. 11, 10:30 am: WORKSHOP CLINICAL TRACK 2: The New Standard in Compounding Training

Andy Glasnapp
PharmD, FIACP, PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist

Andrew Glasnapp, PharmD, FIACP, registered pharmacist since 1990, in the past has served as clinical instructor in Drug Information for both the University of Houston and the University of Arizona Colleges of Pharmacy. In 1999, he completed the University of Arkansas’ Non-Traditional PharmD Program. Andy is a past member of the compounding Task Force of the Iowa Pharmacists Association and the Compounding Section of the Texas Pharmacy Association Executive Committee. After serving two years as corporate director of Compounding for Pharmacy Associates Limited in Marshalltown, Iowa, Andy moved to Houston in 1993 to work for PCCA. As a senior clinical compounding pharmacist, Andy answers more than 60 drug information telephone inquiries each day from pharmacists in the United States, Canada and Australia. In 1998, he became PCCA’s youngest vice president. Andrew also is a contributing author to IJPC. Annually, he addresses more than 2,000 pharmacists, professors and technicians about every aspect of compounding pharmacy. Andy is also the recipient of the University of Houston Annual Clinical Preceptor of the Year Award for 2000, and the Eagle Award in 2005, one of the most prestigious awards presented by PCCA.

Friday, Oct. 11, 10:30 am: WORKSHOP CLINICAL TRACK 2: The New Standard in Compounding Training

Mark Gonzalez
PharmD, PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist

Mark A. Gonzalez, PharmD, earned his Bachelor of Science in biology from Loma Linda University and his Doctor of Pharmacy from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. In 1999, he opened Med Specialties in Yorba Linda, California, and ran the pharmacy for 18 years. He concurrently worked for PCCA as a contract consultant for 17 years. On October 1, 2017, Mark started full-time with PCCA as a clinical compounding pharmacist. His areas of specialty are HRT, dermatology and veterinary compounding. Over the years, Mark has worked with facilities in Haiti, India and Cuba to help introduce compounding and increase patient access to important pharmaceutical and compounding options.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:00 am: WORKSHOP CLINICAL TRACK 2: Back to the “Base-ics”: Tips, Tricks and Marketing

Beau Harger
PharmD, PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist

Beau Harger, Pharm D, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. He joined PCCA in January 2015 as a full-time consultant after working as a part-time consultant for the previous year and a half. He came to PCCA with 15 years of compounding experience. He also taught Pharmacology at William Carey College in Gulfport, Mississippi, and was the pharmacist in charge of Nucara Compounding Pharmacy in Austin, Texas, for eight years.

Friday, Oct. 11, 10:30 am: WORKSHOP CLINICAL TRACK 2: The New Standard in Compounding Training

David Hussong
PhD, Eagle Chief Technical Officer

David Hussong, PhD, earned his doctorate in microbiology from the University of Maryland. David has 46 years of professional microbiology experience, including 30 years with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), during which time he led the microbiology inputs to the 2004 Guidance on aseptic processing, and was a lead editor for the 1994 Guidance for sterile product application information. David is currently the chair of the USP Microbiology Expert Committee for the 2015-2020 cycle. He has been a member of the Parenteral Drug Association since 1993 and the American Society for Microbiology since 1975.

Friday, Oct. 11, 10:30 am: WORKSHOP QUALITY TRACK: USP <797>: How Changes Impact Your Pharmacy

Ranel Larsen
PharmD, RPh, PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist

Ranel A. Larsen, PharmD, RPh, PCCA clinical compounding pharmacist, is a graduate of the Roseman University School of Pharmacy, where she obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2006. After working in retail pharmacy for three years, Ranel transitioned to a compounding-only pharmacy, where she worked for over four years. Ranel joined PCCA in April 2014. Her areas of interest include: HRT for men and women, veterinary medicine, pain management and dermatology.

Saturday, Oct. 12, 11:15 am: Consultants’ Corner

Matt Martin
PharmD, PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist

Matt Martin, PharmD, joined PCCA in September 2014. He graduated from Morehead State University with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry in 2002, and received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 2006. Prior to joining the PCCA team, Matt worked in compounding pharmacy for more than eight years, and has experience with both sterile and non-sterile preparations. He also was honored the PCCA Kay Sparks Employee of the Year for 2018.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:00 am: WORKSHOP ROUND TABLES: Facing FDA Inspections: Lessons Learned (CE)

Erin Michael
MBA, MS, CPhT, PCCA Director of Outside Sales

Erin Michael, MBA, MS, CPhT, joined PCCA in July 2006. During her tenure at PCCA, she has served as a territory manager, member development specialist, CPMS marketing consultant, regional manager and currently holds the position of director of Outside Sales. Erin has been working in pharmacy for more than 25 years, of which 23 have been in compounding and promoting the practice of pharmacy. She previously worked for an independent pharmacy owner where she was the general manager of multiple locations. Erin was instrumental in developing and implementing programs to promote and grow the compounding and traditional parts of that business. She holds an Master of Business Administration in healthcare administration and a Master of Science in hospitality management. She has been recognized as PCCA Technician of the Month in August 1999 and California Pharmacists Association Technician of the Year in 2003.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2:30 pm: WORKSHOP ROUND TABLES: The Field Report: Best Practices in Sales and Marketing

Amy Shank
PCCA Director of Government Affairs

Amy Shank joined PCCA in July 2014 as director of government relations. Previously, she served as vice president of Capitol Hill Consulting Group (CHCG), where she advised pharmacy, pharmaceutical and university clients on federal legislative priorities. Amy has more than 10 years of experience in the United States Senate, having worked for two Senate Committees and the Whip operation.

She was previously employed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee as the director of Oversight and Investigations. In this capacity, Amy was responsible for conducting administrative oversight of federal agencies and programs related to health, education/training, labor and pensions for the Ranking Member, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY). She has also served as a senior policy advisor to the Senate HELP Committee, worked on budget and appropriations-related legislation served as a senior analyst for the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, former Senator Don Nickles (R-OK), from January 2003 until December 2004., and as a policy advisor for Senator Nickles’ Republican Whip Office. Before working on Capitol Hill, Amy worked for several Washington, D.C.-based trade associations, including the Associated Builders and Contractors, the National Club Association and National Small Business United. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Roanoke College, in Salem, Virginia.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 4:45 pm: Legislative and Regulatory Update (CE)

Chris Simmons
RPh, PCCA Vice President of Creative Development

Chris Simmons, RPh, is a 1982 graduate of Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy. After several years of experience in community and hospital pharmacy, he turned his attention to compounding in 1993. While his motto is, “We treat the whole family,” Chris found his passion in veterinary medicine. His keen aptitude for problem solving led him to not only work with local veterinarians, but also Sea World, Disney Wild Animal Kingdom and the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. As vice president of Creative Development at PCCA, Chris continues with his passion, providing problem solving for several zoos in Australia, U.S. Sea World veterinarians, and veterinarian specialists across the country. He recently spoke at the World Animal Health Conference and Kansasbio.org, which is a think tank for advancements in medicine, and has traveled extensively to Brazil, Australia, the Amazon and Nigeria in efforts to further medication options through compounding.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2:30 pm: WORKSHOP CLINICAL TRACK 2: Veterinary Compounding: Oncology, Cardiology and More

Jim Smith
MBA, PCCA President

Jim Smith, MBA, was named PCCA president in April 2009. Jim joined PCCA in 2000 after serving in significant leadership positions at other organizations. Since joining PCCA, he has served as chief operating cfficer, vice president of Sales and Marketing, and as a vital member of the strategic management team, working to continuously improve PCCA’s core competencies. Jim received his Bachelor of Science with majors in chemistry and biology in 1982 from West Texas A&M University and then served a two-year mission in the Dominican Republic. He received his Master of Business Administration from The University of Portland in 1987 and has spent his career leading organizations in home health, DME, respiratory pharmacy, long-term care pharmacy and compounding support.

Friday, Oct. 11, 9:40 am: How PCCA Implemented Fundamentals

Donny Wimberley
PCCA Software Support Specialist

Donny Wimberley has been with PCCA since June 2008. Donny began working with the Customer Service team, then transferred to Web Support in 2010. In 2011, he accepted a position with the PCCA Software team and is currently a software support specialist. He is now an integral part of the RxDispense™ team, PCCA’s new cloud-based pharmacy management software that is revolutionizing the pharmacy industry.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:00 am: WORKSHOP QUALITY TRACK: Improving Workflow, Efficiency and Documentation with RxDispense™

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