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Keynote Speaker Loyd V. Allen, Jr., Ph.D.
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Featuring Keynote Speaker Loyd V. Allen, Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Allen will open the conference on Friday morning speaking about Compounding Pharmacy.


Dr. Allen is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, CEO of the Midwest Institute of Research and Technology and Professor Emeritus of the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in 1966 and 1970, respectively. He completed a residency in hospital pharmacy at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Boston, MA in 1966-67. He received the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1972.

He taught at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy (where he opted for early retirement in 1998) where he was Professor and Chair, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutics. In 1996, he founded the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, and serves as Editor-in-Chief. In addition, he is a consultant in pharmacy and pharmaceutics to the pharmaceutical industry in product development and patent infringement legal cases.

Dr. Allen is a Fellow of AFPE(1968), ACA (1995), APhA-APRS(1996) and IACP (1998). He has received numerous awards and has served as a member of the  U.S. Pharmacopeia Committee of Revision/Expert Committees (1990 to 2015),and has served on other committees within the USP; he began his relationship with the USP in the 1970s. He has served in numerous positions in the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science and served on the APhA Board of Trustees for 1999-2000. His research interests are in the areas of drug dosage form design/development and drug stability/compatibility. He us currently working on both national and international projects involving new drug product formulation. 

He supervised 25 M.S. and Ph.D. students. In addition, he has been awarded 13 U.S. patents in the field of drug formulations, both nationally and internationally. He has over 200 experimental publications and abstracts; 25 books, chapters and monographs; over 400 professional publications, 22 film/book reviews; co-author on 3 textbooks and sole author of 2 textbooks, two of which are in numerous editions and in multiple languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Chinese and Arabic). He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Remington’s Science and Practice of Pharmacy, 22nd Edition.

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