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Pharmacy – Compounding Questions? – USP 797-800 (2 LU/HSWs)
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Pharmacy – Compounding Questions? – USP 797-800 (2 LU/HSWs)

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, California  94104
United States

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Please join the AIA San Francisco, Health + Science Committee for a panel discussion of the latest USP 797 and 800 regulations, ambiguities in current code, and unintended consequences affecting healthcare providers and patients.

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  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm, Registration and networking
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Panel discussion and questions and answers


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the events that led to the new requirements for compounding pharmacies.
  2. Understand the current state of agency jurisdictions and the current ambiguities to be navigated.
  3. Understand the key requirements of USP 797 and 800
  4. Understand the impact of these requirements have on pharmacy construction and renovation and understand the untended impact to healthcare delivery.


About the Panelists

Steve Hinz, Principal Architect – Planning, Architecture, & Design
Sutter Health System

Steve has been instrumental in initiating a Sutter Health system-wide strategy to implement USP 797 and USP 800 compliance. Considered a resident authority in making existing non-compliant sterile compounding environments compliant he has presented findings to the California Society of Healthcare Engineering, The California Hospital Association and to Sutter Health entities to better understand the impact of the new legislation to hospitals, hospital based infusion clinics and privately run infusion clinics.

Karen Vegas, Project Director, Facilities Development and Real Estate
El Camino Hospital

Karen is a licensed architect with nearly twenty years of experience in the healthcare, high-tech, and biopharmaceutical industries. She is the Director of Facilities Development at El Camino Hospital, a nonprofit organization with hospital campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos. Over the past ten years, Karen also led the design and construction programs at Stanford Children’s Health | Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and St. Joseph Health | Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa and has recently endured a pharmacy upgrade project.

Eunice Yoon, Mechanical Engineer
Interface Engineering

Eunice has completed renovations of existing pharmacies to meet the latest requirements of USP 797 and 800 for Kaiser Redwood City and St. John Medical Center in Washington and is leading the effort to access the impact to upgrade Kaiser pharmacies throughout the Bay Area.