The International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP) holds an annual symposium at various locations throughout the world. CAPhO members may apply for a travel grant. There are two (2) $3,000 grants available each year to help cover expenses.
Candidates must be CAPhO members who have paid their annual dues prior to February 1st of the application year. Candidates must be planning on attending the entire symposium. Preference is given to applicants who have an accepted abstract for presentation at the symposium. Members can only receive this grant once.
Call for applications
The call for applications will be posted on the CAPhO website 2 to 3 months prior to the symposium because the timing varies with every symposium. It will be also included in the CAPhO E-newsletter and in social media posts. The deadline to receive applications will be announced at the same time.
How to apply
The applicant should submit the application through the online Awards and Travel Grants Application site. Applicants will be asked to upload a one-page letter indicating why they wish to attend this conference, and how they or their practice will hope to benefit. This letter should include all contact details. If applicable, it should also include the accepted abstract and letter of acceptance from ISOPP.
Selection of candidates
Once the application deadline has passed, all of the applications are reviewed by the Awards Committee and a successful applicant is chosen based on the criteria in this description as well as the content of the application letter.
Eligible expenses are symposium registration fees, economy airfare, accommodation at the symposium hotel at the negotiated symposium rate plus taxes to a maximum of 5 nights, ground transportation and meals to a maximum of $50/day for 5 days.
It is CAPhO's expectation that the recipient is attending the full symposium. If for any reason the recipient cannot attend the full symposium once the grant has been accepted, the grant offer wil be rescinded.
Responsibilities of recipient
Within one month of attending the symposium, the recipient must submit, via email at info @ capho.org, a one-page summary of what they learned at the symposium and how they will enhance their pharmacy practice as a result. This summary will be included in the CAPhO E-newsletter and the recipient will be announced at the following CAPhO conference. If they are attending the CAPhO Conference, the recipient is invited to complete a short shift at the CAPhO booth in order to promote the CAPhO Awards and Grants Program.
Once the written summary has been received, the recipient will be reimbursed based on original receipts including proof of full symposium attendance to a maximum of $3,000. If less than $3,000 is spent, the recipient will only receive their total expenses.