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.

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!

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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

Cannabis for AINV – is there POT-ential?

Presented by Mia Aizon, 4th year PharmD student at the University of Alberta

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:00 PST,12:00 MST, 13:00 CST, 14:00 EST, 15:00 AST

Despite the growing interest in the use of cannabinoids for medicinal purpose, there is still some hesitation in advising patients due to the lack of evidence. This webinar will be exploring the current evidence of the efficacy and tolerability of cannabis-based medications for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

In one hour, Mia Aizon...Read more

The CAPhO awards and FCAPhO Designation Submission deadline is looming! Nominate yourself and/or CAPhO members who deserve to be recognized for their achievements and contributions to oncology pharmacy, and/or apply for a travel grant by Monday, November 25, 2019 . Many of the awards now offer travel grants to attend the CAPhO Conference as part of the award. Visit the...Read more

On Friday, October 18, 2019, Patrick R Mayo, BSc(Pharm), PhD, MTS from Hepion Pharmaceuticals presented the webinar entitled An Ethical Framework for the Allocation of Life-Saving Chemotherapy in the Era of Drug Shortages.

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, Pat Mayo, BSc(Pharm), PhD, MTS:

Review's the ethical issues around oncological drug shortages; Explores if oncological...Read more

The fourth annual Oncology Fundamentals Day (OFD) took place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 and was another great success for CAPhO. Over 150 people registered for this full day online conference focusing on foundational oncology education.

Congratulations to Kyla Bailey, OFD Task Force Chair, and the OFD Task Force, made up of Tina Crosbie, Tara Leslie, Tom McFarlane, Glenn Myers, Danica Wasney and Jason Wentzell, for putting together such a phenomenal oncology fundamentals... Read more

The call for submissions for the CAPhO Awards and Travel Grants program has begun. Nominate yourself and/or CAPhO members who deserve to be recognized for their achievements and contributions to oncology pharmacy, and/or apply for a travel grant, today!

The deadline to apply and/or nominate a colleague for an award/s, including FCAPhO is Monday, November 25, 2019 , and for Travel Grants it is Monday, January 13, 2020 .
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The vast changes in Oncology treatment options since 2016 are reflected in CAPhO’s newly updated and accredited Oncology Basics . It is once again online and ready to access.

Made up of 5 self-study modules and associated quizzes, Oncology Basics is accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy. One notable difference in this release is that each Module is individually accredited so that you can choose to complete those most relevant to your learning needs.

Module 1:... Read more

CAPhO’s fourth annual Oncology Fundamentals Day (OFD) will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Sessions are streamed online so you can attend the event live from wherever you are.

More information on the program and registration will follow in the coming weeks.

If you missed last year's event, you can purchase access to the recordings and other resource materials for... Read more

On Friday, June 14, 2019 Azure English, BMus, MMus, BSP and Lana Dean from Saskatchewan Cancer Agency presented the webinar entitled Oral Mucositis and Stomatitis

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, Azure English, BMus, MMus, BSP and Lana Dean, BSP:

Discuss patient cases of harm at SCA regarding “Koolstat” and “...Read more

Congratulations to the following CAPhO members who were acclaimed to the 2019 Board of Directors:

Esther Jadusingh

"I would like to continue as treasurer for CAPhO. I would like to ensure a smooth transition to the new auditor/accounting firm over the coming year. I would also like to start recruitment for a successor."

Michelle Koberinski

"I am interested in continuing to serve on the CAPhO Board of Directors as the Director from BC for this coming term. I have been a CAPhO member for... Read more

The International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP) and the British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) presents the XVIII International Symposium on Oncology Pharmacy Practice (ISOPP 2019) ISOPP 2019 takes place October 10-13, followed by one day Masterclasses on October 14, at the Novotel London West , in London, UK.

Attend ISOPP 2019 to: advance your practice and build...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 at the end of March. The AGM takes place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:25 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel , Nova Scotia during CAPhO's annual Conference .

CAPhO is seeking candidates for four (4) Director positions for a three-year...Read more

On February 22, 2019 Chris Ralph from Alberta Health Services presented the webinar entitled Navigating Pain Management in the Oncology Setting in the Midst of the Opioid Crisis Webinar?

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, Chris Ralph:

Described the opioid crisis as it pertains to the oncology setting; Discussed the...Read more

#1 – Registration for the Phase 3: Live Workshop on Thursday, May 3 is open!
#2 – Complete Phase 1: BC Cancer's online Drug Interactions module
#3 – Get adventuresome! Phase 2: "Choose Your Own Adventure" is now available online.Read more

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