Program at a Glance

Note: The below program is subject to change. 

Thursday, April 20

18:30 - 20:00

Satellite Symposium - Pfizer Injectables

The Use of LMWH in Renally Impaired Patients with Cancer

Friday, April 21

07:00 - 08:30

Satellite Symposium - Apobiologix

How to Maximize the Value of Biosimilars in Canada?

08:45 - 10:15

Satellite Symposium - Amgen

Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and the Role of Multidisciplinary Management in Optimizing Patient Outcomes 

10:30 - 12:00

Satellite Symposium - Amgen

Biosimilars in Oncology: From Cell Cultures to Clinical Considerations 

12:15 - 13:45

Satellite Symposium - Merck

The Pharmacist and Immune Checkpoint Inhibition: Looking to the Future

14:00 - 15:30

Satellite Symposium - Pfizer Oncology

The Evolving Landscape of Patient Management in Hormone Positive Breast Cancer

15:45 - 17:15

Satellite Symposium - Hoffmann-La Roche

HER2+ Early Breast Cancer Therapy: Good, Better, Best - Never Let it Rest!

17:15 - 19:00

Welcome Reception - Exhibits and Posters Viewing

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Saturday, April 22

06:00 - 06:30

Yoga Session

Teacher: Mystee

07:00 - 08:30

Satellite Symposium - Pfizer Injectables

A Review of Canadian and US Pharmacy Standards for Handling Hazardous Drugs

08:00 - 08:45

Breakfast amongst the Exhibits and Posters

08:45 - 09:00

Welcome Remarks

09:00 - 09:45

Opening Plenary: Winning a Tickle Fight

Mike Lang

09:45 - 10:30

Plenary: A Diagnosis of Childhood Cancer Lasts a Lifetime

Greg Guilcher

10:30 - 11:10

Refreshment Break amongst the Exhibits and Posters

11:10 - 11:55

Plenary: Medically Assisted Dying

Patrick Mayo

12:00 - 12:45

CAPhO Annual General Meeting

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch amongst the Exhibits and Posters

13:45 - 14:45

Plenary: Rx Drugs in the 21st Century: Prices, Access and Regulation in an Era of Unsustainable Costs

Marc-André Gagnon

14:45 - 15:25

Concurrent Sessions 1


Administrative Stream:

Exploring a Collaborative National Process to Co-create Consensus Clinical Pharmacy Key Performance Indicators for Ambulatory Oncology Pharmacists

Olavo Fernandes

Clinical Stream:

A Science-Based Look at "Integrative Oncology"

Scott Gavura


Research Stream:

Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of Survival Analysis: DFS, PFS, OS, KM, HR and CI

Lauren Bresee

Technician Stream:

Psychological Safety: Speaking up for Patient Safety

Terry EllGina Lachuk

15:25 - 16:05

Refresment Break amongst the Exhibits and Posters

16:05 - 16:45

Concurrent Sessions 2


Administrative Stream:

Defining Canadian Certification for Oncology Pharmacists

Flay Charbonneau, Mark Pasetka


Clinical Stream:

Practice Changing Articles in Neuro Oncology in 2016/17

Frances Cusano



Clinical Stream:

Chemotherapy-Related Cardiac Dysfunction & How a Cardio-Oncology Clinic Can Help!

Maria Anwar

Technician Stream:

Technicians Checking Chemotherapy: How Do We Get There?

Robin Burns

19:00 - 00:00

Dinner Event

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Sunday, April 23

07:00 - 08:30

Satellite Symposium - Astellas

Wake Up: Get a Move on Managing Fatigue in Oncology Patients and Recognizing the Pharmacist’s Role

08:30 - 09:15

CAPhO Town Hall Breakfast Meeting

09:15 - 09:45

Oral Sessions: Award Winning Posters

09:45 - 10:30

Hot Topic Discussions



1. Chemotherapy Dosing in Obesity
Frances Cusano

2. Demystifying Opioid Rotation Calculations
Chris Ralph

3. Establishing an Oral Chemotherapy Program, a Technician Perspective
Susan Singh

4. Communication Strategies for Precepting – Providing Feedback to Optimize Learning and Professional Socialization
Tara Leslie

5. Steroid-Resistant Graft Versus Host Disease
Jennifer Jupp

6. The Dirt on Environmental Monitoring - At Your Fingertips
Tana Yoon

7. There's an App for That: Top 5 Apps and e-Resources for Patients
Christina Mychaskiw

8. There's an App for That: Top 5 Apps, Social Media, and e-Resources for Pharmacists
Soha Ahrari

Research Mentorship
Carlo DeAngelis
Michelle Deschamps
Michelle Lui
Tom McFarlane

10:30 - 10:45

Refreshment Break

10:45 - 11:30

Panel: Integrating Students into Everyday Practice

Tara Leslie, Michael LeBlanc, Mark Pasetka, Cameron Roessner, Ann Thompson

11:30 - 12:15

Debate: Physical Assessment as Part of Toxicity Management

Carlo DeAngelis, Scott Edwards

12:15 - 12:25

Closing Remarks

12:30 - 14:00

Satellite Symposium - BD Canada

NAPRA Model Standards for Hazardous Drugs are here: Now what?

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