There are many symposia and conferences geared towards oncology pharmacy practice that are open to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians/assistants to attend at various locations around the world. The Wild Card Travel Grant is available to help cover the cost of attendance. CAPhO invites its members who are attending an event to apply for this travel grant. There are seven (7) grants available each year in three different denominations: $500, $1,000 and $2,000.
Candidates must be CAPhO members who have paid their annual dues prior to February 1st of the application year. All members are eligible and there is a point system to determine the award winner. Candidates must be planning on attending the entire symposium or conference. Please note that members can receive this award more than once but not more than once per calendar year.
Call for applications
The call for applications will be posted on the CAPhO website two months prior to the deadline. The application can be for events that have already been attended OR upcoming events. The call for applications will also be included in the CAPhO E-newsletter and sent as an announcement to members.
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 the conference or symposium, 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 the hosting organization and/or reference letters.
Selection of candidates
Once the deadline for application 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, the point system and the content of the application letter.
Eligible expenses are symposium or conference registration fees, economy airfare, accommodation at the symposium or conference hotel at the negotiated symposium rate plus taxes to a maximum of 3 nights, ground transportation and meals to a maximum of $50/day for 3 days.
It is CAPhO's expectation that the recipient is attending the full symposium or conference. If for any reason the recipient cannot attend the full symposium or conference once the grant has been accepted, the grant offer will be rescinded.
Responsibilities of recipient
Within one month of attending the symposium or conference the recipient must submit (via email at info @ capho.org) a one-page summary of what they learned at the symposium/conference 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 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 by Sea to Sky for processing, the recipient will be reimbursed based on original receipts including proof of full symposium or conference attendance to a maximum of the grant denomination. If less than the grant denomination is spent, the recipient will only receive their total expenses.