Essential Elements of Prescription Hormone Compounding

A University of Florida College of Pharmacy accredited Practice-based Activity

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Activity Description

Compounding hormone therapies and formulations present particular issues and challenges to the compounding pharmacist. The Practice-based activity will provide compounding pharmacists with the opportunity to enhance their competency as it relates to the many therapeutic options used in hormone therapies.

Having been presented with a prescription indicating a need for a compounded medication, the participating pharmacist will use uniquely designed patient assessment tools, select appropriate delivery systems for the specific hormones and nutritional supplements prescribed, and then monitor patient progress. During this process the participant will have learned the physiologic features of the hormone systems in the body, how to conduct a patient needs analysis, and then work with physicians to provide pharmacist expertise with respect to the therapeutic, nutritional supplementation, and lifestyle and behavior modification options available to the physician. Finally, participants will apply monitoring tools and strategies to maintain patient compliance with prescribed therapeutic initiatives. Case work will be documented and clinical findings recorded in a formal manner for purposes of confidential communication, record keeping and statistical analysis.


Activity Offerings

The following dates represent activities offered for this activity in the 2016 calendar year:

December 10th – 11th in Vancouver, BC

The following dates represent activities offered for this activity in the 2017 calendar year:

January 21st – 22nd in Aventura, FL
April 29th – 30th in Toronto, ON


Intended Audience

Pharmacists engaged in prescription hormone compounding.

American Physicians : Physicians, on their own accord, may assess this activity for its educational value and learning experience in order to determine if this
activity is appropriate for claiming AMA PRA Category 2 Credits™  under the American Medical Association’s; The Physician’s Recognition Award and Credit System.

Canadian Physicians : Physicians of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) may be able to self-claim Mainpro-M2 credits for self-directed or non- CFPC-accredited learning activities; i.e.: Programs that are not ainpro-M1 or Mainpro-C accredited.


Activity Design

A two part activity; self-study with learning assessment and live event with case studies and competency assessment.


Overall Learning Objectives of Self-Study Activity

  • Describe the hormone cascade.
  • Describe the relative distribution of hormones in the body.
  • Learn the physiological basis of hormone therapy.
  • Learn the general hormone system functions; gonadal, adrenal and thyroid.
  • Explain the female and male reproductive hormone system lifecycles.
  • Review signs of female and male hormone imbalances.
  • Describe principles of hormone functioning, relationships, and imbalance.
  • Review test types, their advantages and disadvantages, used in hormone therapy.
  • Review hormone therapy-related evidence-based medicine abstracts and citations.


Overall Learning Objectives of Live Activity

  • Learn compounding principles and techniques of hormone formulation-related delivery systems.
  • Apply a unique set of rules applicable to compounded hormone formulations.
  • Explain physiological and biochemical features of endocrine system dysfunction.
  • Describe the hormone cascade, its neurobiological communication network, effects of exogenous and endogenous factors on the cascade, and impact on endocrine and neighboring digestive and immune systems.
  • Explain therapeutic alternatives for specific classifications related to hormone therapy and imbalance; specifically formulations which may be prescribed or used by the physician in the treatment of perimenopause, menopause, andropause, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal dysfunction, metabolic syndrome and sexual dysfunction.
  • Enhance patient safety by integrating comprehensive patient assessment chart data; includes prior medical history, familial history, differential diagnoses, lifestyle behaviors, signs and symptoms, laboratory test results, and hormone-related medication, adjunct pharmacotherapeutic and supplementation treatments.
  • Understand the various routes of delivery, delivery systems, dosage forms and dispensing mechanisms used in hormone therapy, adjunct therapy, supplementation and specific aspects of lifestyle management.


Activity Facilitators

Tara Scott, MD, FACOG; Certified Menopause Practitioner, NAMS; Practicing and board certified OB/GYN; Paragon Health Associates; Fellow of the American
College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Advanced fellow and board certified by the American Academy of Anti-aging and Functional Medicine.

Ken Speidel, RPh, BS Pharm., PharmD; Associate Professor, University of Findlay, College of Pharmacy; Independent industry consultant to organizations
in North America and Senior Associate for; Gates Healthcare Associates and Health System Consulting Group; Specialty Training in Functional Medicine,
Endocrinology, Pain Management and Aseptic compounding; Surveyor and Standards Committee member for PCAB.


Participant Completion Requirements

Activity participants are required to achieve a 70% passing grade associated with a self-study learning assessment prior to attending the live event. Full attendance and the completion of an program evaluation and practical skill set competency evaluation are a compulsory requirement to achieve credit for the live event.


Declarations and Disclosures

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy believes it is important for the reader to be aware of relevant affiliations and financial relationships regarding the development, design and facilitation of this activity and its financial supporter and the financial supporter’s affiliates.

This activity has been approved by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and is independent of any known bias, prejudice or commercial interest. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy has requested that 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 Inc. ensuring that it has no influence on LP3 Network Inc. as it relates to activity offerings.



This activity is accredited by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in accordance with ACPE Standards for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy has allocated 25 hours of continuing education credit (2.5 CEUs) to this Practice-based activity. . It consists of 9 hours of self-study (0.9 CEUs) and 16 hours live participation (1.6 CEUs). The UAN’s for the self-study and live components are 0012-9999-16-381-H01-P (knowledge-based activity) and 0012-9999-16-382-L01-P (practice-based activity), respectively. The activity accreditation expires 08/01/2017.


Financial Support

An unrestricted educational grant has been provided by MEDISCA Inc.


Food and Beverage

As a matter of activity programming, meals and refreshments during live activities have been provided by LP3 Network Inc.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

A written request must be sent to LP3 Network Inc. requesting a ‘Cancellation without Transfer’ to an alternate live activity event date. If cancellation occurs at greater than or equal to 31 days from the live activity event date, then the registrant will receive a 75% refund; 15-30 days is a 50% refund; and less than or equal to 14 days will result in no refund.


Transfer Policy

The transfer policy is only in effect if requested greater than or equal to 14 days prior to original live activity event date. Failure to submit the “Transfer Request” at least 14 days prior to original live activity event date will default to the “Cancellation and Refund Policy”. The transfer policy can only be applied one (1) time. Transfer to a new live activity event date must be within the current calendar year. Failure to attend the new live activity event will result in no refund and will no longer be transferable. Confirmation of the new activity date is subject to approval by LP3 Network Inc. based on the number of available seats within the selected live activity event.


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.


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