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
VETERINARY COMPOUNDING ESSENTIALS is an accredited 15 hour (1.5 CEUs) practice-based course that introduces pharmacists, technicians, and marketers to veterinary pharmacy compounding. The program provides fundamental techniques for effectively growing the veterinary compounding practice, including calculations, proper safety practices, hands-on compounding, and marketing.
Our low instructor/participant ratio allows for individual attention and interaction. The program is structured to demonstrate skills that can be immediately implemented by participants.
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 completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of animal diseases where a compounding pharmacist and/or technician can impact animal medication compliance;
- Identify flavoring options for various animal species and compound preparations;
- Demonstrate knowledge of regulatory requirements and professional standards that affect veterinary compounding, including USP <795> and USP <800>;
- Cite examples of drugs that are contraindicated or must be used with caution in animals;
- Demonstrate the ability to perform calculations necessary to compound veterinary preparations;
- Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate Beyond Use Dating (BUD) for veterinary preparations, in accordance with USP <795>;
- Identify equipment and supplies commonly required to compound veterinary preparations;
- Identify information resources and appropriate references that may be useful to the pharmacist and/or technician when compounding veterinary preparations;
- Demonstrate the ability to properly utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) when compounding veterinary preparations;
- Demonstrate the ability to compound a variety of compound preparations, including transdermal gels, suspensions (aqueous and oil), solutions, powders, chew treats, suppositories, and poloxamer gels;
- Discuss marketing techniques for growing a veterinary compound practice.
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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 Letco EVP, pharmacy student fees, 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
Veterinary Compounding Essentials, 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 0201-0000-20-004-L07-P/T. This UAN has an initial release date of 3/6/2020 and an expiration date of 3/6/2023. 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.
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.