Cannabis and the Role of the Pharmacist Breakfast Symposium

Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m (4.0 CE hrs)
Marriott Marquis Hotel | San Diego, CA.
San Diego Ballroom C

Fees: $299; Pharmacy Student — $50;
2019 PPHI Supporters —Free

Part of the pre-conference programming for the National Community Pharmacists Association Annual Convention (separate registration fee applies; registration for the NCPA convention is encouraged, but not required).

Student Scholarship Application Instructions

Application deadlines: June 15th and December 15th

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Eligibility: All pharmacy students who are ACA or ACVP student members are eligible to apply for one of the ACA Research & Education Foundation Scholarships per academic year. The student must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. school or college of pharmacy on a full-time basis during the term that the scholarship is awarded.

Note: Students may only receive this award one time. Children of ACA Research & Education Foundation Officers, ACA or ACVP Officers are not eligible to participate in the program.

Award Criteria: Please visit Student Scholarship Award Criteria to review the scholarship award criteria for the scholarship for which you are applying. You should address the criteria in your letter to the Scholarship Committee.

Application Process: Apply Online

Each applicant must complete the Scholarship Application Form. In addition, the student must provide the following materials with the completed application:

  1. Most recent transcript of his/her college grades. This does not have to be an “official” school transcript.
  1. Letter from a school official familiar with the student’s activities. This letter should briefly describe the student’s extracurricular accomplishments, leadership qualities, and contributions to the school. OR Letter from a pharmacy owner or manager, preferably an ACA or ACVP Fellow. This letter should briefly describe the student’s accomplishments, leadership qualities, contributions to the pharmacy profession, and pharmacist’s knowledge of applicant’s interest in independent pharmacy as a career.
  1. Letter from the applicant to the ACA Research & Education Foundation Scholarship Committee outlining his/her:
    • School and civic accomplishments and goals for the future;
    • Demonstrated interest in independent pharmacy, vision for the development of innovative pharmacy practices that stress quality care leading to improved patient health outcomes, or other relevant details pertaining to the scholarship for which you are applying.
  2. Résumé or curriculum vitae describing the student’s work and professional experience.
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Visit us at the NCPA Annual Convention — Booth 1319 in the Expo Hall!

As a pharmacist, what do you need to know about marijuana, cannabidiol and its mixtures?

As front-line healthcare providers, community-based pharmacists play an essential role in alerting and educating the public on how CBD and marijuana usage impacts their health. Two well-known speakers will present the latest information followed by a panel discussion on THC/CBD and its applications. A brief history of cannabis will be presented leading up to the passage of the Farm Bill in 2018. This your chance to learn more about this growing segment that will increasingly impact your patients and practice.

Walk away with:

  • An understanding of key considerations when dealing with this natural product: botany, chemistry, potency, stability, assay results, and labeling
  • A definition of cannabinoids and endocannabinoids, and knowledge of their pharmacology, receptors, kinetics dosage and claims
  • Examples of dosing and current clinical trials of cannabis-related products
  • A checklist of legal issues surrounding the possession and sale of marijuana and cannabidiol for recreational or medical use
  • How to answer the most common questions posed by consumers regarding CBD usage while taking into consideration FDA prohibitions regarding therapeutic claims
  • Understanding of the need to evaluate the potential benefits versus risks of selling CBD products in your pharmacy and DEA regulations

Who should attend:

  • Pharmacists who have patients using medical or recreational marijuana, especially who practice in states with legalized or decriminalized recreational marijuana
  • Pharmacists who have added or are considering adding CBD products to their practice
  • Pharmacists with patients using OTC products containing CBD purchased elsewhere
  • Pharmacists who work in dispensaries

ACA 75th Anniversary Print – Order Yours Today!

ACA commissioned artist Larry Wamble to design a 75th Anniversary Commemorative Print. ACA débuted the signed and numbered print (only 50 are numbered) to participants at the 2015 ACA President’s Reception & Banquet, February 27, 2015 at the Educational Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The print is now available for sale. This handsome memento of a milestone event in the history of the College would be the perfect addition to your collection of pharmacy memorabilia.

Deadlines for the scholarships are December 15 and June 15.

If you have any questions about the scholarships, please contact ACAFoundation@acainfo.org.

2017 Educational Conference Travel Grant

The American College of Apothecaries (ACA), International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP) Foundations are offering up to four (4) pharmacy students a travel grant up to $2,500 each to attend the joint 2017 Educational Conference, February 21-25, 2017, in San Diego, CA. All student pharmacists are encouraged to compete.

Applications for the 2017 Educational Conference Travel Grant must be submitted no later than November 15, 2016.

If you have any questions about the Travel Grant, please contact ACAFoundation@acainfo.org or foundation@iacprx.org.

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Student Scholarship Application Instructions

Application deadlines: June 15th and December 15th

Eligibility: All pharmacy students who are ACA or ACVP student members are eligible to apply for one of the ACA Research & Education Foundation Scholarships per academic year. The student must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. school or college of pharmacy on a full-time basis during the term that the scholarship is awarded.

Note: Students may only receive this award one time. Children of ACA Research & Education Foundation Officers, ACA or ACVP Officers are not eligible to participate in the program.

Award Criteria: Please visit Student Scholarship Award Criteria to review the scholarship award criteria for the scholarship for which you are applying. You should address the criteria in your letter to the Scholarship Committee.

Application Process: Apply Online

Each applicant must complete the Scholarship Application Form. In addition, the student must provide the following materials with the completed application:

  1. Most recent transcript of his/her college grades. This does not have to be an “official” school transcript.
  1. Letter from a school official familiar with the student’s activities. This letter should briefly describe the student’s extracurricular accomplishments, leadership qualities, and contributions to the school. OR Letter from a pharmacy owner or manager, preferably an ACA or ACVP Fellow. This letter should briefly describe the student’s accomplishments, leadership qualities, contributions to the pharmacy profession, and pharmacist’s knowledge of applicant’s interest in independent pharmacy as a career.
  1. Letter from the applicant to the ACA Research & Education Foundation Scholarship Committee outlining his/her:
    • School and civic accomplishments and goals for the future;
    • Demonstrated interest in independent pharmacy, vision for the development of innovative pharmacy practices that stress quality care leading to improved patient health outcomes, or other relevant details pertaining to the scholarship for which you are applying.
  2. Résumé or curriculum vitae describing the student’s work and professional experience.
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