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Read news and find out about events in the field of oncology pharmacy in Canada. You can also check out our blog, “The Compass”, which covers multiple topics related to the practice of oncology pharmacy.

The CAPhO Board of Directors officially appointed Jason Wentzell the role of Vice President and Meghan Mior the role of Communications Committee Chair. They will assume their positions at the close of this year’s AGM taking place virtually on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

Jason Wentzell

Jason completed his pharmacy degree at Dalhouise University and his Pharmacy Residency at The Ottawa Hospital. He has practiced as an inpatient Medical Oncology pharmacist for nearly 10 years, from 2010 to 2019 and is a Board-...Read more

The Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology’s (CAPhO) first priority is for the safety and wellbeing of our members, event registrants, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors and suppliers. It is for this reason, and given the directives of Health Authorities and Government bodies, that the CAPhO Board of Directors has made the decision to reschedule this year’s CAPhO Conference due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Conference was scheduled to be held on April 2 – 5, 2020 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. We are looking to reschedule the 2020 Conference at the same venue in 2023...Read more

CAPhO is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation with respect to the CAPhO Conference 2020 , taking place April 2 to 5 at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for...Read more

CAPhO is developing a new learning toolkit for pharmacy technicians. Technician members, we need you to share your expertise on the subject of Hazardous Drug Handling in order to create a collection of learning modules for CAPhO Oncology Essentials. If you are a pharmacy technician, working in oncology, with knowledge and experience in hazardous drug preparation and containment, please consider being involved as an author with this compelling opportunity. Using the NAPRA Model Standard for Pharmacy Compounding of Hazardous Sterile Preparations as the backbone, each author will build...Read more

The webinar They’re here – now what? Practical Considerations for Implementing Biosimilars presented by Kara Browne & Michelle Deschamps from Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, is now available online.

As a member, you can watch it at your leisure on the CAPhO website. Simply log in as a member and visit the Watch a Webinar page .

Understanding how biosimilars and reference drugs are “the same but different” will help pharmacy staff prepare for...Read more

The International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP)’s Webinar titled ISOPP’s View on Biosimilars and Practical Considerations for its Implementation takes place on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 05:00 PDT and 14:00 PDT (two live presentations on the same day to accommodate time zones).

The Webinar is complimentary for ISOPP members will be presented by Joseph Bubalo...Read more

The annual CAPhO Conference provides participants with essential knowledge in the practice of oncology pharmacy and unbeatable networking opportunities. Oncology pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy assistants and other health care professionals from across Canada will meet from April 2 to 5, 2020 at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario.

“This year’s Conference theme will emphasize practical strategies participants...Read more

The CAPhO Oncology Competencies Task Force is seeking volunteers for a new initiative. This opportunity is open to CAPhO members and non members.

Part of CAPhO’s strategic plan is to create an evidence-based inventory of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the competent practice of Canadian pharmacists in an oncology-focused practice setting. There is also interest in exploring competencies related to oncology that are required of ALL Canadian pharmacists. As an initial step, CAPhO is looking for volunteers in two capacities:

1. Task Force Committee...Read more

The webinar CAR-T Therapy: Updates and Implications for Oncology Pharmacy presented by Melanie Trinacty, BSc, BScPharm, ACPR from The Ottawa Hospital, is now available online.

As a member, you can watch it at your leisure on the CAPhO website. Simply log in as a member and visit the Watch a Webinar page .

Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell therapy has been described as "ground-breaking" therapy with huge potential for treatment of many cancer types. Join your CAPhO...Read more

Where will your learning take you in 2020 and beyond? CAPhO now offers more financial support to members through an expanded Travel Grant program. Apply today for a chance to receive funding! The application deadlines for 2020 Travel Grants are Monday, January 13, 2020 and Wednesday, June 17, 2020 for the second Wild Card Travel Grant.

Learn in Canada at CAPhO Conference

CAPhO Conference Pharmacist Travel Grant CAPhO Conference Technician/Assistant Travel Grant CAPhO...Read more

In accordance with CAPhO’s bylaws, the Board of Directors election for Director positions will be held electronically prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the duration of two weeks starting in February 2020. The AGM takes place on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 12:25 at The Westin Harbour Castle , Toronto, Ontario during CAPhO's annual Conference .

CAPhO is seeking candidates for three (3) Director positions. The incoming Directors will be...Read more

The webinar ' Cannabis for AINV – is there POT-ential?' presented by Mia Aizon , 4th year PharmD student at the University of Alberta, is now available online.

As a member, you can watch it at your leisure on the CAPhO website. Simply log in as a member and go to Education and Resources / Watch a Webinar .

In one hour, Mia Aizon will:

Describe the mechanism of action for cannabinoids to prevent or treat nausea/vomiting; Discuss the...Read more

This post is part of CAPhO’s Email Distribution Service on behalf of Merck Canada Inc. and is not an endorsement or recommendation of the product or message content.

Please note that the storage conditions for reconstituted and diluted solutions of KEYTRUDA® have been updated:

“The product does not contain preservative. The reconstituted and/or diluted product should be used immediately. If not used immediately, reconstituted and diluted solutions of KEYTRUDA® may be stored at room...Read more

Registration is open for the CAPhO Conference 2020 (CAPhO 2020) taking place from April 2 to 5 at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario. The Drug Interactions Workshop will take place on Thursday, April 2 in conjunction with the Conference.

Attend CAPhO Conference 2020 to make connections with oncology... Read more

Membership to CAPhO for 2020 is live! Come join us. CAPhO is a voluntary organization for oncology pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy assistants and other health care professionals interested in the practice of oncology pharmacy in Canada. It represents the professional interests and issues of oncology pharmacy at a national level. Read on to find out why you should join, or renew your membership, today!

Become a new member
Why join? You will be a member of an association that represents your professional interests as well as a member of a great network...Read more

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