October 2-3, 2020
ARIA Resort & Casino
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158, United States
WCC was developed to unite all healthcare professionals involved or who wish to get involved in personalized patient care. WCC welcomes everyone interested in growing and connecting within our industry!
Yes, CPE credits will be applied for. See final activity descriptions for more information.
WCC is a 2-day event carefully curated to help attendees get the most out of this experience.
Pharmaceutical compounding is the science behind the preparation of personalized or individualized medications in accordance with a licensed practitioner’s prescription or medication order. Pharmaceutical compounding allows pharmacists and licensed practitioners the flexibility to create a medication that is designed to fit the unique and specific requirements of a practitioner’s therapeutic plan for an individual patient that cannot otherwise be met by a commercially available therapy. This includes, but is not limited to:
• Modifying the dosage form to one that is more suitable for the individual patient (e.g., creating an oral liquid in place of an oral capsule)
• Providing an alternative route of administration to one that is more suitable for the individual patient (e.g., creating a transdermal preparation in place of an oral medication)
• Adjusting the dosage strength to one that is more suitable for the individual patient
• Creating unique combinations that are more suitable for the individual patient
• Excluding certain ingredients to avoid unwanted side effects experienced by certain patients
Compounding offers a number of benefits, many of which relate to the creation of customized pharmaceutical products to meet the unique needs of patients when standard marketed drugs fail to do so.
Compounding is often required for medical reasons; some patients require a particular non-essential ingredient to be removed from their medication to prevent an allergic reaction. Others require compounded medication to acquire an exact dosage amount that is unique to their own personal needs, and which may not be available in the available marketed drugs.
Compounding in pharmacy is also used to offer a variety of options to patients who have to receive their medications in a particular form. For example, in certain cases, children or elderly people face difficulties consuming oral medication in capsule form. Compounding pharmacists can then provide the same medication in a different form such as cream base, syrup or solution form for easier administration. In addition, compounding is also used to change the taste and color of medications, to make it more palatable and aesthetically appealing to patients, especially with children and even animals.
Compounded medications are ordered by a licensed physician, veterinarian or other prescriber, and must be mixed in a safe and carefully controlled environment by a licensed pharmacist.