2023 ACVP Veterinary Pharmacy Conference Bundle

The 2023 ACVP Veterinary Pharmacy Conference Bundle is accredited for 8.0 contact hours (0.8 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians.

*If you do not have an NABP number, select “International Pharmacist” or “International Pharmacy Technician” when registering.

Included Webinars:

GFI #256: How it affects compounding for veterinary patients – 2023 (0.5 CE Credit)
Brenda Jensen, CPhT, CNMT, MBA
This webinar will help veterinary compounders understand the requirements of GFI-256 and why such a document is necessary in the current federal landscape. Pharmacists and technicians will learn when FDA intends to use enforcement discretion regarding the compounding of animal drugs using bulk drug substances and how to comply with these requirements. They will also learn how they can nominate drugs to the list for compounding office stock drugs used for nonfood-producing animals.

Pearls and Innovations: Unique Patient Cases (1.0 CE Credit)
Natalie Young, PharmD, BCSCP, FACVP
Every animal patient is unique – some more so than others! How do we use our resources to create evidence-based solutions for non-human patients? In this lecture, we will comprehensively review real-life animal patient cases and discuss suitable treatment options.

Understanding the revision to Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparations – 2023 (0.5 CE Credit)
Brenda Jensen, CPhT, CNMT, MBA
This webinar will help pharmacists and technicians understand and prepare for changes to USP <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparations that will go into effect on November 1, 2023. The webinar will include differentiating dosage forms that may be compounded as nonsterile preparations and how to assign beyond-use dates as well as reviewing changes to facility, personnel, and documentation requirements.

Interpreting and Applying USP Compounded Preparation Monographs in Pharmacy Practice: Recipes for Quality (1.0 CE Credit)
Gigi Davidson, BSPharm, DICVP, FACVP, FSVHP
Since 1820, USP has published Compounded Preparation Monographs (CPMs) to standardize quality-assured formulas for the most commonly used compounded preparations for humans and animals. While most pharmacy professionals are aware of these monographs, many do not understand the significance and utility of each of the sections of a monograph. Join this webinar to learn where to find and how to interpret the meaning and intent of these unique “recipes” and how to apply them to your veterinary pharmacy practice.

Backyard Chicken Basics (2.0 CE Credits)
Miranda Sadar, DVM, DACZM
In this presentation, we will cover the basics of backyard chickens and their most common diseases. We will also discuss avian influenza and how it impacts our backyard flocks. The majority of the presentation will revolve around drug use and regulations in this species. This will allow attendees to feel more confident in their knowledge of drug usage for chickens, and to be familiar with the rules and regulations surrounding this subject. This talk is suitable for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Micro-Influencers”: The top dog when germs are in charge (1.0 CE Credit)
Mark Wiencek, Ph.D.
Germs (microorganisms) have amazing abilities to adapt to a world where humans race think they are the top dog. Even during the last few months, we have learned of extraordinary situations where microbes can impact the brains and behavior of animals. While it is wise for us to let microbes have their way in most environments, there are several situations where we must control the presence and potential spread of germs to protect ourselves and our patients. This presentation will describe the essential elements of a contamination control program as described in USP <797> and <800> and include several accounts of the complex ways microbes can influence the world around us when they are left in charge.

Preparing for change: Key aspects of revised USP <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations (1.0 CE Credit)
Brenda Jensen, CPhT, CNMT, MBA
This webinar will help pharmacists and technicians understand and prepare for changes to USP <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations that will go into effect on November 1, 2023. The webinar will include an overview of requirements including the transition to Category 1, Category 2, and Category 3 compounded sterile preparations and what each of these entails. Topics covered include requirements for facility and equipment, environmental monitoring, personnel training, and competency, documentation, and quality management.

I’m Precepting a Veterinary Pharmacy Rotation, Where Do I Start? – A Preceptor’s Guide to a Veterinary Pharmacy Rotation (1.0 CE Credit)
Thomas A. Magnifico RPh, FACA, FACVP
Tanner Trantham PharmD, FACVP
Student interest in veterinary pharmacy is increasing, and most pharmacy schools don’t have a curriculum that includes veterinary pharmacy. Therefore, students are looking for IPPE and APPE opportunities to explore what veterinary pharmacy is all about. Preceptors need to be prepared to offer a rotation that can provide the basic information necessary to prepare a student for when they encounter a prescription for an animal patient. This presentation is meant to guide a pharmacist or veterinarian on what basic concepts need to be included in a veterinary pharmacy rotation.

Our Speakers: 

Gigi Davidson, RPh, DICVP, FACVP, FSVHP is the former Director of Clinical Pharmacy at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she practiced veterinary pharmacy for 35 years.  Ms. Davidson received a pharmacy degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1983 and earned Diplomate status in the International College of Veterinary Pharmacy in 2001. She was inducted into the Phi Zeta Honor Society in 2006 as an honorary member for distinguished advancement of veterinary science. Gigi is a past President of the Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists and of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists. Ms. Davidson is the ACVP delegate to the American Pharmacists Association House of Delegates. Ms. Davidson was the Chair of the United States Pharmacopeia Compounding Expert Committee from 2010-2020 and continues to serve as a member. Gigi is the recipient of USP’s Beal Award when in 2015 she became the first female and first veterinary recipient of that award. She has many publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and her primary area of research interest is the stability, safety, and efficacy of compounded therapies in non-human species. Her research interests in retirement include drug disposition in honey bees and the pharmacological action of plant pollens and nectars on honey bee colonies.

Brenda Jensen CPhT, CNMT, MBA owns Compounding Consultants, LLC in Sioux Falls, SD. She has helped hundreds of compounding facilities across the country improve compounding quality and safety. Brenda is currently president-elect of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists, serves on the Board of Directors for the American College of Apothecaries Research and Education Foundation, is a peer reviewer for Pharmacy Technician’s Letter, is a member of the APhA House of Delegates, and also teaches compounding courses for the American College of Apothecaries. She was previously the coordinator for the APhA Compounding Special Interest Group and served on the Board of Directors for the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists and the Pharmacy Compounding Foundation. Brenda began volunteering for USP in 2013 and is currently Chair of the 2020–2025 Compounding Expert Committee.

Mark Wiencek, Ph.D. is the Principal Microbiologist with Contec Healthcare.  After receiving a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Maryland, he has spent the last 25+ years focusing on the control of objectionable microbes in multiple applications including water treatment, medical devices, and environmental surfaces in controlled environments.  Research interests include the development of cleaning tools and chemistries for the control of microbial and hazardous drug contamination in cleanrooms, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities.  A co-author of over a dozen peer-reviewed publications, Mark maintains active memberships and is a frequent presenter with several technical and trade organizations.

Miranda Sadar, DVM, DACZM is a graduate of the Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. After graduation, she completed a one-year clinical internship in zoological, zoological companion animal (exotics), and wildlife medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. After finishing a two-year fellowship in wildlife medicine at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, she completed a zoological residency with a focus on zoological companion animals at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Sadar was an Assistant Professor at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine for two years prior to moving back to Colorado State University as an Assistant Professor in the Avian, Exotic, and Zoological Medicine service. In 2016, Dr. Sadar became a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM), with a focus on zoological companion animals. Dr. Sadar’s research interests focus on minimally invasive modalities to decrease stress, both situational and painful stress, in non-traditional species.

Natalie Young, PharmD, BCSCP, FACVP, is the Pharmacist-In-Charge of Brava’s East Coast operations and is based at the company’s PCAB-accredited sterile compounding, veterinary pharmacy in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics before receiving her Chemistry degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2006. She went on to earn her Doctorate from the UNC-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2016. Upon graduation, she jumped headfirst into numerous unique opportunities to learn from experts in both compounding and veterinary pharmacology. Dr. Young is board certified through the Board of Pharmacy Specialists in sterile compounding. She currently serves as the Chairwoman of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists, the Chair of the American Pharmacists Association’s Compounding SIG, and the Past-President of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association’s Industry Council. Dr. Young also serves in the American Pharmacists Association’s House of Delegates, as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education at the UNC Chapel Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and as a consulting Clinical Staff Pharmacist at several veterinary clinics. In her commitment to promoting veterinary pharmacy and compounding education, she has authored many peer-reviewed scientific publications, research studies, and projects, and provided numerous continuing education lectures for professionals throughout the United States.

Tanner Trantham, PharmD, FACVP is currently a veterinary pharmacist at BRAVA – a PCAB-accredited, USP <800> compliant, veterinary-exclusive compounding pharmacy in North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise and Sport Science before earning his Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2020. Dr. Trantham is now the lead sterile pharmacist at BRAVA NC and a current fellow and board member of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists.  He also assists in teaching veterinary pharmacy to students at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and serves as a preceptor for advanced immersion students. Dr. Trantham is a proud pet parent of 2 very spoiled basset hounds, Roscoe and Reuben.

Thomas A. Magnifico, RPh, FACA, FACVP is an alumnus of the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, PA; Tom is the veterinary pharmacy consultant to Rivertown Compounding Pharmacy in Grand Rapids, MI. His membership in the West Michigan Veterinary Medical Association helps to enhance his work with the pharmacy’s veterinary patients.  Tom is a Fellow of the American College of Apothecaries and the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists.  He is currently serving as ACVP Vice-President. Tom has done continuing education presentations about veterinary pharmacy at the Michigan Pharmacists Association Annual Convention and Exposition and the ACVP Veterinary Pharmacy Conference.  Tom and his wife Cyndi, reside in Grand Rapids along with their Maine Coon cat, Rocky.  His family circle is rounded out by two children and one grandchild.  In his free time, Tom enjoys spending time with his family and all things Disney.