PRLog - April 2, 2012 - WASHINGTON -- Gainsville, FL – The Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) Executive Director served on the judging panel for the second annual Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition (SPCC). The competition, which was held March 17-18 in Gainsville, Fla., honored fourteen teams of the best and brightest pharmacy students in the nation.
The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy-Tulsa Campus obtained the highest cumulative score after two days of competition, making them the overall champions of the compounding competition. St. Louis College of Pharmacy placed second in the competition, and Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy's won third place.
Guests and keynote speakers at the 2012 National Championship Event included PCAB’s Executive Director, Joe Cabaleiro.
Cabaleiro, a central figure in the compounding pharmacy practice world, brought students, faculty, and guests to tears, as he described a personal experience in which he was subjected, first hand, to the importance of quality pharmacy compounding practices. Cabaleiro emphasized the importance of compounding "like your life depends on it, because someday it probably will."
Cabaleiro would like all compounding pharmacies to look to these students as the future of compounding and future employees.
SPCC is hosted by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, and is organized and sponsored by The MEDISCA Group of Companies.
The Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) is a nonprofit organization that provides a voluntary accreditation program for compounding pharmacies nationwide. Formed by eight of the nation’s leading pharmacy organizations, PCAB promotes, develops and maintains principles, policies and standards for improving the quality of pharmacy compounding nationwide. For more information, visit www.pcab.org.