Through a partnership with the American College of Apothecaries, Concordia University Wisconsin is now one of four sites nationwide to offer nationally acclaimed training courses for professionals looking to further their skills in pharmaceutical compounding.
Starting in June, Concordia will host a slate of courses relevant to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, marketers, and pharmacy students. The hands-on pharmaceutical compounding training courses will be taught by CUW Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Science Nancy Stoehr, PharmD, FACA, FIACP.
Prior to this partnership, the closest training site was the ACA National Training Laboratory in Bartlett, Tennessee.
“We’re really excited to be able to establish ourselves as a leader in compounding education among pharmacy schools,” says Stoehr. “The location, combined with Concordia’s exemplary training facilities and beautifully scenic campus make this a great opportunity for professionals in the upper Midwest.”
The courses also offer an opportunity for affordable continuing education credit, said Stoehr.
“With advancing technology and understanding of genotyping and phenotyping, and how that relates to pharmacokinetic profiles of certain medications, opportunities toward personalized medicine are expanding, “says Stoehr. “Compounding pharmacists are in a perfect position to meet the need of customized medication therapies for the patients we serve.”
Courses will include:
- Fundamental Compounding & Calculations – This three-day, 21-hour, practice-based course is designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers and students who are new to compounding or who have had training in the past, but are interested in the latest techniques, ingredients and equipment. Courses are offered June 21-23, July 28-30 and Dec. 1-3.
- Veterinary Compounding Essentials – The 15-hour, practice-based course 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. Courses are offered June 1-2 and September 8-9.
- Clinical Dermatological and Cosmeceutical Compounding – This 15-hour, practice-based course is designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers and students who want to learn more about a growing segment for compounding. This course is a combination of didactic lectures for content and laboratory activities to enhance skill of compounding. One course will be offered Aug. 11-12.
- Compounding for Hormone Replacement Therapy – This 15-hour, practice-based course is designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers and students who want to learn more about a growing segment for compounding. Using the basic components of compounding, HRT can be the cornerstone of a successful pharmacy with a diversified practice. Courses are offered July 20-21 and October 20-21.
Stoehr, a 2006 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Pharmacy, is a Fellow of the American College of Apothecaries and a Fellow of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. She has worked at Concordia since 2012 where her teaching focus is pharmaceutical dosage forms and extemporaneous pharmaceutical compounding for the community patient.
Stoehr’s research focuses on stability and quality of compounded dosage forms and formulation development as well as scholarship of teaching and learning within the non-sterile compounding laboratory. She has a background in sterile compounding as a home infusion pharmacist and as a hospital pharmacist. She is currently continuing her pharmacy practice as a pharmacist with Skywalk Pharmacy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin which has a non-sterile pediatric community compounding focus.
For more information and registration for the training sessions, visit acainfo.org/education.
— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at email@example.com or 262-243-2149.
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