Richmond, VA, July 19, 2019– The 2nd Annual Pharmacy Compounding Symposium will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Sheraton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This event immediately precedes the Virginia Pharmacists Association’s Annual Meeting, taking place August 16-17th in the same location. Hancock Daniel, VCU School of Pharmacy, and VphA will bring together regulators and industry leaders at the federal and state level to discuss emerging legal and regulatory trends in pharmacy compounding. Among other topics, discussions will include the topics regulatory developments within the past year, an overview of recent compounding enforcement activity and market trends.
Attendance at the event (including CE credit) is free of charge to the first 150 registrants. Content will be relevant to anyone involved in pharmacy compounding operations (e.g., hospital, community, retail, home infusion, long-term care, specialty), including pharmacy owners and managers, compounding technicians, and in-house counsel. The symposium will be conducted in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) criteria for planning and implementation. Space is limited and those who plan to attend should register by August 9, 2019 on the Virginia Pharmacists Association Website.
Elizabeth Whalley Buono, Director at Hancock Daniel says, “We are optimistic that this symposium will provide the most up-to-date information about a broad array of important issues including how the FDA is working with state partners to assure that they are able to address the risks that may be presented by compounded drugs. We anticipate informative dialogue among this region’s leaders in compounding practice, regulation and counsel, and we are very pleased that we have received conditional approval from the APCE to be able to offer continuing education credits for the attendees.”
A formal agenda for the event can be found below:
1:00 – 1:10 p.m. Opening Remarks – Jerry Canaan, JD, Hancock Daniel
1:10 – 2:00 p.m. Regulatory Developments: A Year in Review
Moderator: Jerry Canaan, JD, Hancock Daniel
- Scott Brunner, CAE, Executive Vice President, International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists
- Barbara Exum, PharmD, Director, Center for Compounding Practice and Research. VCU School of Pharmacy
- Mary Malone, JD, Hancock Daniel
- Scott Johnson, JD, Hancock Daniel
This session will provide a practical overview of recent changes in federal and state regulatory requirements, and the resulting compliance challenges and business opportunities faced by the Virginia pharmacy community.
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Overview: Recent Compounding Enforcement Activity
Speaker: Eric Atkinson, JD, Hancock Daniel
This session will provide an overview of some of the national investigatory, disciplinary, and litigation trends; practical tips for managing governmental investigations and discovery; and examine how to best manage (and hopefully resolve) such cases.
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 – 3:50 p.m. Panel Discussion: Compounding Market Updates
Moderator: Elizabeth Whalley Buono, RN, MBA, JD, Hancock Daniel
- Chris Currin, Rx3 Pharmacy
- Patricia Crawford, President and Founder of LTCPCMS, Inc.
- Cheri Garvin, RPh, CEO, The Compounding Center
This session will provide an informed discussion of market trends, compounding innovations and evolving business models in the pharmacy compounding space.
3:50 – 4:00 p.m. Audience Open Question Session / Closing Remarks – Mary Malone, JD
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