News & Events

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.

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BD will be holding a virtual focus group and is seeking interested pharmacy technicians and pharmacists to participate.

The focus group will be held on November 18th, 2020 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm EDT . You will require access to a device with a webcam (computer, cell phone or tablet) and a reliable internet connection...Read more

The CAPhO Communications Committee is seeking volunteers to be part of their Social Media Subcommittee! The Committee’s focus is enhancing a social media presence for CAPhO on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

The Committee will be exploring ways to ensure members are up to date on the profession of oncology pharmacy, and current events in Canada and internationally that impact the profession. We are hoping to get volunteers from every Province to have representation from across... Read more

The British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) presents the " Statistics Webinar Series " which is a six part monthly webinar series to help pharmacists understand and work on navigating statistical fears. In collaboration with BOPA, CAPhO is offering the recorded sessions from the webinar series complimentary to its members for on-demand viewing.

The series is presented by Sian Williams who is a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology and Pharmacy Practice at...Read more

by Philip Shaheen, BSc (Chem) BSc (Pharm), RPh, CAPhO President

Our annual CAPhO Conference is an important time for us. It’s an opportunity to be more engaged with our association and with each other as members and colleagues. It provides a much-needed moment away from work to learn and motivate, not only from an important social aspect, but from an educational standpoint also. With this year’s in-person event in Toronto being rescheduled to now take place in 2023, we have been working hard to provide an alternative. To that end, we are excited to announce the...Read more

The International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP) ’s webinar titled An ISOPP webinar on Global Oncology Pharmacy Response to COVID-19 Pandemic takes place on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 06:00 PDT .

The webinar is presented by ISOPP’s leaders, Marliese Alexander (Secretary) , Alexandre Chan (Past-President) , Jennifer Jupp...Read more

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