Agenda
All Times Listed Are Central Time (CT)

All Wednesday events are for In-Person attendees.
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Pre-Seminar Eagle Conference: Compliance Through Science (Separate Registration Required)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pre-Seminar Business Management Forum (Sponsored by PCCA CPMS) (Separate Registration Required)

5:00 pm

Registration, Opening Reception and Expo

Reconnect with colleagues over appetizers and drinks, visit with exhibitors, and learn about show specials.

7:00 pm

Adjourn

8:00 am

Registration, Breakfast and Expo

9:00 am

Welcome and Kickoff – Lizzie Harbin; Jim Smith, MBA

9:15 am

Go From A to THE®: Stop Being A Leader. Start Being THE Leader! – Ryan Avery

Today’s world is competitive, innovative and incredibly fast-paced. When we are serious about growing our business, it is no longer acceptable to offer A product, A solution or even be A leader. Today’s consumers, employees and followers want THE product, THE solution and THE leader to follow. When we want to eliminate our competition, set record sales, motivate others to action and produce solutions that actually matter, it’s time to go from A to THE.

10:15 am

Opening Announcements – Erin Michael, MBA, MS, CPhT; A.J. Day, PharmD

10:30 am

Break and Expo

11:00 am

Hormones and Psychiatric Disorders – Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS 

What's the connection between hormones and mental health? How do hormonal changes affect our emotional well-being? And what are some ways to help nurture positive mental health? During this NEW presentation by Dr. Smith, you’ll discover that hormone imbalance can manifest as other symptoms, including mental illness. Understanding the link between the two can help pharmacists and practitioners better help their patients. She will describe how hormonal fluctuations during a woman’s cycle, as well as during peri-menopause and menopause, can further contribute to mental health issues in women.


12:15 pm

RxDispense: It’s Time to Take Another Look – Michelle Biggs

12:20 pm

Lunch and Expo

1:20 pm

Industry Panel / Regulatory Update with PCCA, NCPA and APC – Amy Shank; Ronna Hauser, PharmD; David Pore, JD

PCCA, NCPA and APC join forces to tackle the tough questions, such as:

  • What is your organization doing to reduce the threats to compounding from bulk ingredients and maintain patient access?
  • What’s the latest with the Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC)?
  • Vet Guidance: How will it impact how we treat patients in the future?
  • What is being done about DIR fees and reigning in PBMs in general?

Canadian Member Update Session Held Concurrently

2:20 pm

CMPD Licensing – Sponsor Presentation

2:30 pm

PCCA Innovation – Gus Bassani, PharmD; Daniel Banov, MS, RPh

Gus and Daniel will bring the latest and greatest new innovation again this year. What is it? A new base, a new piece of equipment, or something different?

3:00 pm

Break/Expo

3:30 pm

Quality & Compliance in Your Pharmacy – Matt Martin, PharmD, BCSCP
PART 1 of 120-Minute Lecture-Based Workshop
**This Workshop Is Available for In-Person + Virtual Attendees**
Quality and compliance in your pharmacy take a team approach. The first step is knowing the rules of the road. During this workshop, PCCA’s Director of Clinical Services Matt Martin, PharmD, BCSCP, will cover topics such as FDA and USP policies, insanitary conditions, steps to avoid cross-contamination of compounds, what ingredients you can use in your compounded medications, interpreting FDA 483s and implementing practices to avoid regulatory scrutiny.

Leveraging Technology to Support and Grow Your Pharmacy – Michelle Biggs
Join the RxDispense team for a workshop full of information on how a pharmacy management system can support your pharmacy. Using technology as a tool for efficiency and growth, learn how this easy-to-access, cloud-based system can help with streamlining workflow, inventory management, and ensure a quality compounding process for both traditional and compounding dispensing.

Marketing Networking Roundtable
**This Workshop Is Available for In-Person + Virtual Attendees**
The Marketing Networking Roundtable provides an opportunity to share your best practices, marketing tips and tricks, and learn from others. This session will be facilitated by PCCA experts in the field; however, this is a discussion and networking session only; no presentation will be given by the facilitator. Be prepared to share what works well for your pharmacy.

CMPD Licensing, LLC – Improving Patient Care AND Your Bottom-Line
Join the CMPD team for a workshop focused on treating infections, appropriate topical pain management, leveraging outside websites to your pharmacy’s benefit and being a value-add to patients, prescribers and payers.

4:30 pm

Break

4:45 pm

Quality & Compliance in Your Pharmacy (cont’d) – Matt Martin, PharmD, BCSCP
PART 2 of 120-Minute Lecture-Based Workshop
**This Workshop Is Available for Virtual Attendees**
Quality and compliance in your pharmacy take a team approach. The first step is knowing the rules of the road. During this workshop, PCCA’s Director of Clinical Services Matt Martin, PharmD, BCSCP, will cover topics such as FDA and USP policies, insanitary conditions, steps to avoid cross-contamination of compounds, what ingredients you can use in your compounded medications, interpreting FDA 483s and implementing practices to avoid regulatory scrutiny.

FlackTek SpeedMixer® Workshop – Daniel Banov, MS, RPh; Courtaney Davis, CPhT, BBA
The FlackTek SpeedMixer DAC 1200-500 is one of the most advanced mixing machines available to pharmacies today, offering compounders the ability to mix a variety of different materials efficiently and effortlessly, often with no cleanup required. Join PCCA’s R&D experts as they dive deep into this piece of machinery – covering how the technology works, the various mixing jars and holders required, and how to work with various dosage forms, including suppositories, troches, suspensions, creams, gels and powders. Also includes a hands-on equipment demonstration!

Clinical/Formula Networking Roundtable
**This Workshop Is Available for Virtual Attendees**
The Clinical/Formula Networking Roundtable provides an opportunity to share your best practices, favorite formulas, and learn from others. This session will be facilitated by PCCA experts in the field; however, this is a discussion and networking session only; no presentation will be given by the facilitator. Be prepared to share what works well for your pharmacy.

5:45 pm

L. David Sparks Advocacy Award Reception Hosted by PCCA Public Affairs

Join us for a drink and appetizers, to learn more about current advocacy efforts from National Community Pharmacists Association Chief Executive Officer Doug Hoey, RPh, and Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding Chief Executive Officer Scott Brunner, CAE, and to discover the second-annual recipient of the L. David Sparks Advocacy Award!

8:00 am

Registration, Breakfast and Expo

9:00 am

Opening Announcements

9:05 am

Opening Remarks - Congressmen John Moolenaar (R-MI) and Greg Murphy, MD (R-NC)

9:20 am

NABP Update – Al Carter, MS, PharmD, RPh

10:00 am

This Works for Me: Innovation, Problem Solving, Patient Care Member Panel – Bryan Ziegler, PharmD, MBA; Dennis Wong, BScPharm, FAARFM, CCN, ABAAHP, IFMCP; Ashley Barton, CPhT

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

10:45 am

Break and Expo

11:15 am

Clinical Services Corner – Beau Harger, PharmD; Tricia Heitman, PharmD

During this presentation led by two PCCA clinical compounding pharmacists, you'll learn how to utilize PCCA's newest technology for pediatric and veterinary compounding.

12:00 pm

Awards Luncheon

Discover who will be named 2022 M. George Webber Compounding Pharmacist of the Year and 2022 George Roentsch New Innovator!

1:15 pm

Myth Busters: Fat Loss Edition – Richard Harris, MD, PharmD, MBA
**This Workshop Is Available for Virtual Attendees**
Back by popular demand! Join Dr. Harris as he discusses a lifestyle medicine approach to helping patients with weight loss. Many people are confused and frustrated over their “battle of the bulge.” Experts continue to push different supplements, nutrition plans and gadgets to help, making matters worse. As trusted community members, pharmacists are uniquely positioned to assist with the obesity epidemic. Dr. Harris will discuss key statistics related to the obesity epidemic, how obesity is a driver of the chronic disease epidemic, and holistic strategies revolving around lifestyle medicine to increase lean muscle mass and sustainably reduce excess adipose tissue.

Leading Your Employees to Maximize Productivity – Alison Grizzle, EdD
Do your employees have clarity on what they are supposed to be doing each day? As the owner, PIC or manager, are you clear with your expectations of them? During this workshop, Alison will lead you through creating the right environment in the pharmacy to ensure your employees execute, thrive and have proper alignment to their job, manager, team and company culture.

Public Affairs Panel: Inspections, Insanitary Conditions, and Your Involvement – Rachael Pontikes, JD; Svet Milic, RPh; David Miller, RPh, PhD, FAPC, FACA
Hear from the plaintiff’s attorney who led the successful MOU legal challenge, and her thoughts on what’s next! During this workshop, Rachael will provide an overview of current inspection trends, including need-to-know information on Insanitary Conditions Guidance. This will be followed by PCCA member advocacy stories on how to engage your Congressional delegation and why getting involved is essential to your practice.

2:45 pm

Break/Expo

3:15 pm

Overcoming the Deadly Quartet in Chronic Disease – Robert A. Rakowski, DC, CCN, DACBN, DIBAK

Recent years have seen an increase in the personalized approach to the treatment of patients with inflammatory conditions. This presentation will explore proinflammatory mediators vs. proresolving mediators and the roles they play in patient care. Dr. Rakowski’s presentation will also focus on the “deadly quartet” – a term he coined that refers to stress, toxins, nutritional deficiencies and movement – all of which play a significant role in helping patients to heal from chronic inflammatory diseases.

4:15 pm

Adjourn

4:45 pm

Buses Depart Hotel to PCCA

5:30 pm

Texas Tailgate Party at PCCA

Instead of a formal banquet this year, we’re transporting attendees to PCCA for a fun evening of dinner and drinks!

8:30 pm

Buses Depart PCCA to Hotel

8:00 am

Registration, Breakfast and Expo

9:00 am

Opening Announcements

9:15 am

Thyroid Disease and the Use of LDN – Sarah Zielsdorf, MD, MS

With the continued limited availability of manufactured, desiccated thyroid hormone products, practitioners are more frequently utilizing compounding pharmacies to provide patients with personalized and precise compounded thyroid prescriptions. During this in-depth clinical presentation, Dr. Z will discuss how she treats both traditional thyroid patients and patients with Hashimoto’s disease. She will provide the audience with a number of "a-ha" moments as well, answering questions such as: Did you know Hashimoto’s can lead to patients being BOTH hyper- and hypothyroid and that people can flip-flop between the two? Did you know that thyroiditis is often classified as a woman’s disease and why? Did you know that patients can have hypothyroid symptoms in their 20s and then not again until their 50s? 

Whether Dr. Z is prescribing thyroid medications or low-dose naltrexone (LDN), she values her relationships with compounding pharmacies and enjoys brainstorming ideas on how to best treat her patients. Her presentation will cover:

  • Thyroid medication titration when using LDN.
  • Why LDN, what patients show benefit, and how long it takes to see results.
  • What functional medicine labs she runs on her patients.
  • How treating thyroid patients is a multi-faceted approach, including the importance of diet, lifestyle, as well as immune system and hormone balancing.
  • A patient case study showcasing her approach on her she treats the patient.
10:30 am

Break and Expo

11:00 am

Clinical Services Corner: Compounding for Thyroid and LDN + LDN and Cancer – Nat Jones, RPh, FAPC; Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (cand.)

Nat will follow Dr. Zielsdorf's thyroid presentation and will build upon topics she discussed that relate specifically to you as a compounding pharmacist. He will discuss the pharmacokinetics and compounding of thyroid, share formulas for various thyroid and LDN dosage forms, and discuss the pros and cons of immediate release (IR) vs. sustained release (SR), and even a modified release thyroid option that Dr. Zielsdorf has found success with. After hearing her present multiple times, Nat will provide a wealth of knowledge and relate her presentation back to immediate action steps you can take at the pharmacy.

Sebastian’s presentation will cover emerging research on the use of LDN for cancer. Much like the known relationship between inflammation and chronic disease, research is also showing a relationship between chronic inflammation and cancer. In recent years, there have been some novel and significant findings on the off-label usage of low-dose naltrexone to act as an immunomodulator in malignant tumors. Targeting the inflammation provides a strategy both for cancer prevention and cancer therapy.

12:00 pm

How Will You Be the Pharmacist That Changes Our Profession for the Better?

After participating in a nationwide competition among pharmacy school students, the winner of PCCA Institute’s 2022 Pharmacy Student Scholarship will share their answer to this question and also explain why they want to go into compounding for their career and in what areas of compounding changes are needed.

12:15 pm

Closing Announcements

12:30 pm

Adjourn

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