After careful consideration for the safety of our training class participants, instructors, and staff, the American College of Apothecaries resumed in-person training classes on June 4. ACA followed local public health guidelines to develop the following protocols.
Our top priority is providing the best training opportunities for pharmacy professionals in the safest environment for employees, instructors, participants, and the community.
Our safety protocols include:
- Daily health screening upon entrance to facility for all class participants and staff
- Limiting visitors to facility and lowering class size
- Allowing staff to telework and informing staff not to come to work if sick
- Enforcing six-foot distancing for all individuals throughout facility
- Dedicated workspaces for class participants during compounding training courses, including classroom and lab areas
- Providing masks to every individual
- Providing hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes to all visitors, class participants and staff at facility entrance, in bathrooms, breakroom, training room, and labs
- Offices, bathrooms, breakroom, and lab are cleaned and disinfected daily
- Additional measures will be taken throughout the facility to prevent unnecessary contact between individuals
DERMATOLOGICAL COMPOUNDING WITH PAIN MANAGEMENT is an accredited 15 hour (1.5 CEUs) practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who want to learn more about a growing segment for compounding. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are welcome to attend. This course is a combination of didactic lectures for content and laboratory activities to enhance an already established skill of compounding. Participants choosing this course should have a solid understanding of fundamental compounding techniques and calculations. Topics covered include: compounded topical pain treatments for both acute and chronic conditions, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, cutaneous infections (impetigo, cellulitis, candidiasis, warts), hyper-pigmentation, scars, and stretch marks. Compounding with Hazardous Products will also be covered in relation to dermatological products which use hazardous components.
Learn about the ACA Compounding Training Instructors at acainfo.org/faculty
*Funding for this course is provided in part by an unrestricted educational grant from the ACA Research and Education Foundation.
At the conclusion of this program, the participating pharmacist or technician will be able to:
- Discuss the etiology & clinical presentation of various skin disorders and infections, including eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and acne
- Formulate compounded products for various skin disorders and infections
- Demonstrate skill using a variety of compounding techniques in the preparation of compounded products for various skin disorders and infections
- Compare and contrast non-pharmacologic treatment modalities, including compounded options, for various skin and infections
- Recommend an appropriate treatment plan for a patient including the counseling points the pharmacist should provide for each compounded product
- Explain how the skin ages and discuss dermatological agents used in an effort combat aging
- Review pain causes and topical pain treatments
- Review data to support or negate compounded topical pain treatments for both acute and chronic conditions
- Describe regulations regarding the manufacture of cosmetics, and the compounding of “cosmeceuticals”
- Recognize key factors regarding USP <800> and hazardous drug handling when compounding dermatologic formulations and dosage forms
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Special promotional pricing will be automatically applied to all registrations completed six weeks before the beginning of class. No code necessary; does not apply to pharmacy student fees, EVP, or ACA Compound Academy. The best value in compounding training just got a little better.
Pharmacist/Pharmacy Tech – $1145
2nd Attendee from Same Pharmacy – $1045
Pharmacy Student – $445
Pharmacist/Pharmacy Tech – $1345
No 2nd Attendee Discount
Pharmacy Student – $470
Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend.
Maximum Class Capacity: 12 participants
Dermatological Compounding with Pain Management, a practice-based course, has been approved for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs) of continuing education credit being obtained in the live programming with ACPE Universal Activity Numbers 0201-0000-20-005-L07-P/T. This UAN has an initial release date of 3/20/2020 and an expiration date of 3/20/2023. Attendees will be required to complete an evaluation form at the completion of the program. Attendees requesting CE will be required to provide their NABP e-Profile ID and birthdate (MMDD) to receive credit for any ACPE-accredited CPE session. Due to new ACPE regulations, if required information is received after 60 days, a $250 late fee will be assessed before CE will be processed.
Travel & Hotel Accommodations
Course participants are responsible for their own reservations and charges.
The ACA National Training Laboratory is located at 2830 Summer Oaks Dr., Bartlett, TN 38134.
Training is conducted in Wisconsin at Concordia University—Wisconsin School of Pharmacy is located at 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr., Mequon, WI 53097.
Special rates for course participants are available at a selection of nearby hotels; information is available at www.acainfo.org/hotels or contact the ACA office at 901-383-8119 or email@example.com.
30+ days before event – Full Refund
29-14 days before event – 50% Refund
13-1 days before event – No Refund
Classes are subject to cancellation due to circumstances beyond our control and you should always plan travel accordingly. We recommend purchasing travel insurance or booking with an airline that will allow you to reschedule your flight if the need arises.
The mission of the American College of Apothecaries is to support the professional practice of the independent community pharmacist. Enrollment in ACA Pharmaceutical Compounding Training Courses is not limited to members of ACA, however, participants must meet one of the following criteria: own their own pharmacy; work for an independent community pharmacist as an associate; or work in a hospital, academia, or a pharmacy-related association. Participants registering as pharmacy students must be currently enrolled in an accredited school of pharmacy and be able to provide proof of status and class spaces may be limited.
The American College of Apothecaries, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. All sessions carrying the ACPE program number are approved for continuing education credit.