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Veterinary Compounding Seminar

A CUSTOMISED APPROACH

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Veterinary pharmacy is a well-established niche specialty that is high in demand and diverse in opportunity. Although once dominated by veterinarians, pharmacists now play an essential role in the treatment of animals. Contrary to typical pharmacy for human patients, veterinary pharmacy is uniquely challenged with treating a diverse range of species, on top of individual variations, concerns with patient non-compliance, and limited veterinary drug availability. Addressing these challenges and obstacles requires specialized knowledge in species-specific physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and behavior; much of which exceeds what is taught in pharmacy school. In this live activity, participants will gain a fundamental understanding of veterinary pharmacy and applicable skills in customized medications.
In this 1.5-day seminar, participants will learn about the challenges in veterinary pharmacy (i.e., species-specific pharmacokinetics, drug contraindications, patient compliance, treatment efficacy, and drug availability) and how to circumvent these obstacles through customized pharmacotherapy. From here, participants will interpret and appraise the regulations and recommendations surrounding veterinary compounding and explore compounding opportunities in the form of adjusting dosage strength, customizing dosage forms, and tailoring ingredient selection based on animal specificities and tolerances. Participants will review key compounding principles, including the benefits and risks of different routes of administration, the appropriate application of excipients, and the incorporation of flavoring agents. Opportunities for customization in regards to specific animal disease states (e.g., canine atopic dermatitis, equine corneal ulceration, feline hyperthyroidism, canine epilepsy, feline gastroparesis, etc.) will be discussed. Lastly, participants will be provided with expert marketing strategies needed to initiate or expand their compounding practice. Participants attending the seminar will be kept engaged by employing problem-solving skills in the form of interactive activities, group discussions, and case studies.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

  • Pharmacists
  • Technicians

WELCOMED AUDIENCE

  • Veterinarians
  • Pharmacy managers

Learning Objectives for Pharmacists

  • Examine the challenges associated with veterinary pharmacy, including species-specific pharmacokinetics, patient compliance, drug availability, and drug contraindications.
  • Recognize the need for customized medication opportunities for the treatment of veterinary animals with emphasis placed on dogs, cats, and horses.
  • Evaluate the different ways compounding can achieve customization and address the difficulties associated with veterinary pharmacy.
  • Apply skills of reasoning and interpretation in appraising current regulatory standards, recommendations on compounding veterinary drugs, and drug information resources.
  • Investigate the benefits and challenges of various routes of administration and dosage forms.
  • Compare and contrast the advantages of various excipients, species-specific intolerances to certain excipients, and how to correctly use them in compounding.
  • Discuss customization opportunities for the pharmaco-treatment of various animal disease states, including canine dermatitis, feline herpes virus-1, equine corneal ulceration, canine epilepsy, feline hyperthyroidism, feline gastroparesis, and feline urine spraying among more.
  • Acquire marketing tips and skills needed to commence or expand your veterinary pharmacy practice.

Learning Objectives for Technicians

  • Recognize the drawbacks and limitations of veterinary-labeled products available on the market today.
  • Discuss the need for customized medications to address the challenges of veterinary pharmacy.
  • Apply skills of reasoning and interpretation in appraising current regulatory standards and recommendations for compounding veterinary drugs.
  • Identify the challenges of animal patient compliance and how to address these difficulties with alternate routes of administration, flavoring oral preparations, and applying appropriate dispensing devices.
  • Investigate the benefits and challenges of various routes of administration and dosage forms.
  • Compare and contrast the advantage of various excipients and how to correctly implement them in compounding.
  • Discuss various veterinary disease states and learn about specific opportunities for customization and compounding.

FACILITATORS

Lauren Eichstadt Forsythe, PharmD, FSVHP

Clinical Veterinary Pharmacist, University of California – Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

Tammy Nguyen, BPharm

Compounding Pharmacist, MEDISCA Australia.

Patricia Ullmann, BPharm

Training and Support Services Manager, MEDISCA Australia.

ACCREDITATION

APC Accredited CPD

A1910MED1
This activity has been accredited for 11.25 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 11.25 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted to 11.25 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22.5 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activites.

COPYRIGHT

Activity material is Copyright© 2017-2019 LP3 Network Inc.

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Full attendance and the completion of an activity evaluation and practical skill set competency evaluation are a compulsory requirement to achieve credit for the live event.

DECLARATIONS AND DISCLOSURES

This activity is independent of any known bias, prejudice or commercial interest. Both MEDISCA Australia and LP3 Network Inc. assist with the marketing of this activity. LP3 Network Inc. is an independent corporation. LP3 Network Inc. has an established agreement with MEDISCA Australia ensuring that it has no influence on LP3 Network Inc. as it relates to activity offerings.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

This learning activity has received financial support from MEDISCA Inc. in the form of an educational grant.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Special rates for hotel accommodations have been arranged for activity participants. Payment for hotel accommodations is at the expense of the activity participant.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

As a matter of activity programming, meals and refreshments during live activities have been provided by MEDISCA Australia.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

In the event that MEDISCA Australia cancels a course, MEDISCA Australia’s sole liability shall be course repayment. In no event shall MEDISCA Australia be responsible for any costs arising from such cancellation, including but not limited to travel and/or accommodation.In the event a Registrant cancels their enrollment in a CPD Activity, a written request must be sent to MEDISCA Australia requesting ‘Cancellation without Transfer’ to an alternate live CPD Activity event date. If cancellation occurs at greater than or equal to 31 days from live activity event date, then registrant will receive a 75% refund; 15-30 days a 50% refund; and less than or equal to 14 days no refund. MEDISCA Australia shall be excused from any delay caused by reason of any occurrence or contingency beyond its reasonable control (a “Force Majeure”), including but not limited to, acts of God, hurricane, earthquake, labour disputes, strikes, riots, war, and governmental requirements. The obligation to pay money to MEDISCA Australia in a timely manner is absolute and shall not be subject to this Force Majeure provision. In such event, MEDISCA Australia will not issue any refunds, only transfer to an alternate live activity event date.This cancellation and refund policy is specific to courses offered in Australia. To obtain information on the cancellation and refund policy for courses offered outside of Australia, please speak to a MEDISCA Australia representative or refer to your course-specific registration page.

TRANSFER POLICY – AUSTRALIA COURSES ONLY

This transfer policy is only applicable to courses that are offered in Australia. Transfer policy is only in effect if requested greater than or equal to 14 days prior to the original live activity event date. Failure to submit “Transfer Request” at least 14 days prior to original live activity event date will default to “Cancellation and Refund Policy”. Transfer policy can only apply one (1) time. Transfer to a new live event date must be within current calendar year. Failure to attend the new live activity event will lead to no refund and will no longer be transferable. Confirmation of new activity date is subject to the approval by MEDISCA Australia based on the number of available seats within the selected live activity event.





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