Oncology Fundamentals Day for Technicians 2019

CAPhO's second annual Oncology Fundamentals Day for Technicians (OFDTech) took place on Saturday, February 9, 2019 and offered a program of five sessions.

The CAPhO Oncology Fundamentals Day for Technicians 2019 (OFDTech19) aims to provide education for pharmacy team members and focuses primarily on enhancing patient safety and optimizing scope of practice as the role of pharmacy in cancer care evolves. 

The program of the event was as follows:

  • Cancer Treatment Basics
  • Hereditary Cancer Syndromes for the Non-Genetics Health Care Provider
  • Proposed Updates to USP Chapter <797>
  • Technicians Checking Chemotherapy – Development of a Safe System
  • Pharmacy Technician Drug Access Navigator – Connecting Oncology Patients with Treatments Option

Oncology Fundamentals Day for Technicians Task Force

Colleen Thurber, (Chair, Education Committee Technician / Pharmacy Assistant)
Yvonne Dresen, Northern Health-UHNBC, Prince George, BC
Lori Emond, Cancer Care Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Michelle Koberinski, BC Cancer Agency, Kelowna, BC
Karen van der Lee, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB
Kelly-Ann Wakeford, Juravinski Cancer Centre, Ancaster, ON