CUW New Site for National Pharmaceutical Compounding Training Courses

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Dr. Nancy Stoehr, pharmacy faculty, will teach the new slate of compounding courses to be offered at CUW.
Dr. Nancy Stoehr, pharmacy faculty, will teach the new slate of compounding courses to be offered at CUW.

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:

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.