Winning a Tickle Fight
Mike Lang, CancerControl Alberta and Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB
- Highlight the personal experience of cancer diagnosis and treatment;
- Emphasize the importance of reflecting on the "why" questions in health care service delivery and design; and
- Explore how oncology pharmacy professionals can have a large impact on patient quality of life.
A Diagnosis of Childhood Cancer Lasts a Lifetime
Greg Guilcher, University of Calgary/Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, AB
- Review the advances made in childhood cancer therapy over the last 60 years;
- Understand the many disease and therapy-specific complications of childhood cancer treatment;
- Recognize that childhood cancer survivorship may be accompanied by chronic medical and psychosocial issues which require specialized knowledge for optimal care; and
- Discuss future directions of childhood cancer therapy and late effects research.
Medically Assisted Dying
- Review the conditions established by Bill C14 for Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada;
- Review the patient's right to autonomy and provision of care;
- Discuss the role of conscientious objection and the ethical responsibility for effective referral;
- Review the literature on drug protocols utilized for the provision of euthanasia; and
- Discuss the MAID as one option in end-of-life care.
All Conference participants are welcome to attend. CAPhO members are encouraged to attend the AGM and have a chance to win a free registration to the CAPhO Conference 2018. Tickets will be distributed at the entrance to the AGM. You have to be present to win!
Rx Drugs in the 21st Century: Prices, Access and Regulation in an Era of Unsustainable Costs
- Identify the main business models in the brand-name pharmaceutical sector and their impact on innovation, costs and regulation;
- Grasp the main determinants of drug pricing;
- Distinguish the main reasons behind the inefficiency of current drug coverage in Canada; and
- Identify potential reforms to achieve better access to prescription drugs, cost-effectiveness and appropriate use of medicines.
Concurrent Sessions 1 (14:45-15:25)
Administrative Stream: Exploring a Collaborative National Process to Co-create Consensus Clinical Pharmacy Key Performance Indicators for Ambulatory Oncology Pharmacists
- Outline key milestone steps that could be used by CAPHO to conduct a Delphi consensus process for establishing key performance indicators (cpKPI) for Canadian ambulatory oncology pharmacists;
- Highlight ideal attribute cpKPI selection criteria that could be adapted for establishing key performance indicators (cpKPI) for Canadian ambulatory oncology pharmacists;
- Summarize the merits and challenges of establishing and implementing “disease-specific” vs. “process of care” based cpKPI; and
- List potential Delphi controversial discussion topics that may arise to guide panelists with their voting preferences for cpKPI.
- The purported rationale for integrative oncology;
- The potential benefits, and possible harms, of integrative oncology practices;
- Implications and consequences of integrative oncology; and
- How pharmacists can effectively advocate for ethical, science-based patient care.
- Understand the different types of survival endpoints, including disease-free survival (DFS), progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS);
- Understand the common types of survival analyses including Kaplan-Meier (KM) estimates and Cox Proportional Hazards regression, and how to apply the results of these survival analyses;
- Understand what censoring is and why it is used in survival analysis; and
- Recognize the strengths and limitations associated with the different types of survival endpoints and analyses, and be able to apply this information when critically appraising an oncology manuscript.
- Distinguish between a psychologically safe and a psychologically unsafe workplace;
- List obstacles and risk factors to a psychologically safe environment;
- Recognize coping mechanisms associated with a psychologically unsafe workplace;
- Explain the impact of a Just Culture on psychological safety; and
- Describe the role of the organization, leadership and the individual in ensuring psychological safety.
Concurrent Sessions 2 (16:05-16:45)
- To review the current state of allied health specialist certifications in Canada;
- To discuss the options for certification available to Canadian oncology pharmacists; and
- To propose required elements for a Canadian-based certification program in oncology pharmacy practice.
- To describe the patient selection, methodology and outcomes of study RTOG 9802 involving use of radiation therapy plus procarbazine, lomustine and vincristine in low grade glioma;
- To describe the patient selection, methodology and outcomes of study CCTG CE6 involving short-course radiotherapy with or without concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide in elderly patients with glioblastoma; and
- To understand the benefit of deprescribing in palliative patients and develop an approach to incorporate deprescribing into your practice.
- Review risk factors for chemotherapy-related cardiac dysfunction; and
- Discuss treatment strategies for chemotherapy-related cardiac dysfunction.
- Learn about CCA Pharmacy’s policies and procedures for Authorized Chemotherapy Checking certification;
- Learn about the various tools developed for becoming an Authorized Chemotherapy Checker such as embedded worksheet audits, e-learning modules, and demonstration of chemotherapy checking;
- Review CCA Pharmacy’s embedded worksheets and checking process; and
- Gain understanding of how to develop a chemotherapy checking certification program/process for pharmacy technicians (and pharmacists).
Influence and contribute to the growth and development of your association by discussing what matters the most with the CAPhO Executive Committee and fellow members. A light breakfast will be offered during this session.
CAPhO Poster Awards will be presented for the best posters in Research, Pharmacy Practice and Administration. Award recipients will make a short presentation summarizing the subject of their poster.
During the Hot Topic Discussions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss two of the eight available topics, each led by a different facilitator. Read below for details on the topics and facilitators for this session. Participation is limited and sign up is required during online registration.
Frances Cusano, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, AB
Chris Ralph, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, AB
Typically, when performing medication math there is ONE correct answer, but this is often not the case when it comes to opioid conversion calculations. In this discussion, we'll explore clinical scenarios appropriate for opioid conversion, the principles and limitations of opioid conversion tables, and a process to switch a person from one opioid to a different opioid.
Susan Singh, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Odette Cancer Center, Toronto, ON
This hot topic will focus on the role of the technician in an oral chemo program which supports safe dispensing, optimizing patient access to OACMs and maintaining patient adherence and allow discussions to share experiences for best practice.
4. Communication Strategies for Precepting – Providing Feedback to Optimize Learning and Professional Socialization
Tara Leslie, Tom Baker Cancer Centre/University of Alberta, Calgary, AB
How do you provide feedback with your learners? Does it enhance student performance, optimize learning, and facilitate integration in your practice? Join this hot topic to share ideas in communication strategies to transition your role as student supervisor to preceptor and ultimately to mentor.
Jennifer Jupp, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB
What happens when the graft no longer wants to be with the host and steroids can’t fix the relationship? Bring your complex cases and let’s share our experiences when it comes to steroid resistant GVHD.
Tana Yoon, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB
Why do we perform environmental monitoring? What does it tell us? Why is it important to our patients? What is the risk if we do NOT do it?
Christina Mychaskiw, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Odette Cancer Center, Toronto, ON
A discussion on the usability, sustainability and feasibility of smartphone health applications for patients and recommendations
Soha Ahrari, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON
A discussion on how we can use apps, social media, and other e-resources to enhance daily pharmacy practice. Bring your smartphones and be ready to try some new ones out!
Carlo DeAngelis, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Odette Cancer Center, Toronto, ON
Michelle Deschamps, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, Saskatoon, SK
Michelle Lui, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, Hamilton, ON
Tom McFarlane, University of Waterloo, Kitchener, ON
This workshop will allow members to bring research ideas or drafted proposals to facilitators who have experience in research for discussion and suggestions. The intent will be to help move projects forward to implementation and find potential collaborators if needed. Participation is limited and sign up is required during online registration.
Integrating Students into Everyday Practice
- To describe perspectives and approaches for preparing students for experiential education within oncology practice;
- To discuss how different types of supervision can influence student learning and preceptor workload;
- To explore how placement activity planning can impact the provision of patient care and mobilizing projects; and
- To explore innovative strategies to integrate learners into oncology pharmacy practice.