On October 27-28, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV, the first World Congress of Compounding will convene leading healthcare experts from across the health care ecosystem to discuss how to work together in offering customized medicine for patients. MEDISCA sat down with WCC speaker Dr. Jeffery A. Johnson, RPh, MBA, ND, PharmD, a compounding pharmacist and 30-year veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, to discuss his presentation which will focus on the potential compounding pharmacy professionals have to facilitate the positive applications of the Medical Care Triad (Doctor - Patient - Pharmacy), as well as fill clinical gaps in patient care by the provisions of quality/reference-based compounded formulations.
“Compounding pharmacy is indeed the ‘bridge’ to the future of specialized/patient-specific care, not afforded by the concept of ‘one-size-fits-all’ as currently practiced via conventional western-medicine.”
Dr. Johnson has been a compounding pharmacist for 40 years, graduating with a BSPharm degree from Purdue University in 1978. He gained extensive experience in a wide array of pharmaceutical care provision, both from military treatment facilities as well as from his early work within community-based and hospital-based ambulatory care. Dr. Johnson has experience in both non-sterile and sterile compounding, and during his duty stations with the U.S. Air Force, he was intricately involved with the sterile compounding operations for their inpatient pharmacy requirements. During his civilian pharmacy career, he was involved in both sterile and non-sterile compounding as a Veterans Administration Pharmacist.
“I enjoy both, and find the challenges within non-sterile and sterile compounding stimulating and professionally satisfying. I would say that topical pain management is one area of non-sterile compounding that I have focused on the past several years. I’m also fascinated and learning more about the concept of employing compounding pharmacy as the ‘bridge’ between today’s conventional pharmaceutical care options, and tomorrow’s future within the realm of genomics.”
During his panel at WCC, Dr. Johnson will share the following key learnings:
Compounding Pharmacy: The BRIDGE today for patient-centric medical care
Pharmacy has a KEY ROLE in the Medical Care Triad - we need to optimize
Compounding pharmacy indeed fills the clinical care gap
Potentials for employing compounding pharmacy are all around us
Please join Dr. Johnson and his colleagues at WCC on October 27. For more information, please visit https://www.compoundingcongress.com/.