CAPhO's Committees & Task Forces

The Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology's Committees and Task Forces are made up of volunteers committed to representing the professional interests and issues of oncology pharmacy in Canada.

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Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee coordinates CAPhO Strategy.

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee coordinates the Awards and Grants Program.

  • Jennifer Voisey (Chair):
  • Marie Bravo-Ko
  • Vincent Ha
  • Naushin Hooda
  • Victoria Kletas
  • Sean Park

CAPhO Conference Planning Committee 2024

The CAPhO Conference Planning Committee coordinates the organization of the CAPhO Conference.

  • Glenn Myers (Chair):
  • Lily Spasic (Past Conference Chair)
  • TBA (CAPhO 2025 Conference Chair)
  • Michelle Koberinski (Board of Directors Representative)
  • Angela Martin-Dallon (Local Technician Representative)
  • Flay Charbonneau (Sponsorship Committee Representative)
  • Kimberly Schaff (Technician Representative)
  • Michael LeBlanc (Pharmacist Representative)
  • Thanh Vu (Sponsorship Committee Representative)

CAPhO Oncology Competencies Task Force

The CAPhO Oncology Competencies Task Force was formed to describe the unique competencies required for oncology pharmacy practice in Canada and provide recommendations for programs and/or resources for pharmacists to utilize for attaining (or maintaining) the required competencies.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee coordinates the e-newsletter, the website, social media activities and promotional materials and ensures that CAPhO branding is consistent on all our materials.

  • Pamela Yafai (Chair):
  • Aalaa Al Sadi
  • Maria Anwar
  • Alix Co
  • Xue Feng
  • Nishi Gupta
  • Melanie King
  • Amy Lim
  • Shayna Pan
  • Brooke Richards
  • Joan Roach
  • Kimberly Schaff

Education Committee Pharmacist – Advanced

The Education Committee Pharmacist – Advanced coordinates the development of the Drug Interactions Module as a part of Oncology Essentials and oversees the advanced educational activities for CAPhO members.

Webinar Series / Podcast Working Group

The Webinar Series Sub-Committee is responsible for reviewing webinar and podcast applications.

Education Committee Pharmacist – Fundamentals

The Education Committee Pharmacist – Fundamentals coordinates the Oncology Fundamentals Day.

CAPhO Oncology Basics Authorship Sub-Committee (COBASC)

The COBASC is responsible for updating the current content of Oncology Basics.

Education Committee Technician / Pharmacy Assistant

The Education Committee Technician / Pharmacy Assistant oversees the educational activities for CAPhO members pertaining to technicians and pharmacy assistants.

CAPhO Safe Handling Authorship Task Force

The CAPhO Safe Handling Authorship Task Force was formed to create the Safe Handling Modules.

  • Colleen Thurber (Chair)
  • Richelle Bailey
  • Yvonne Dresen
  • Michelle Koberinski
  • Genevieve Parisien
  • Julie Melmoth
  • Marissa Michel
  • Samantha Wright

Fellow of the Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (FCAPhO) Task Force

The FCAPhO Task Force is charged with promoting the FCAPhO Recognition Program, collecting and reviewing applications against the criteria, deciding if the applicants are deserving, communicating the decisions to the applicants, and awarding the FCAPhO status to those who are successful. The FCAPhO is awarded on an annual basis.

  • Lynne Nakashima (Chair):
  • Carole Chambers
  • Micheal LeBlanc
  • Christopher Ralph
  • Philip Shaheen
  • John Wiernikowski

Finance Committee

Research Committee

The Research Committee facilitates research activity among the CAPhO membership and promotes research activity currently being undertaken by CAPhO members.

  • Laura Minard (Chair):
  • Carlo DeAngelis
  • Daniela Gallo-Hershberg
  • Naushin Hooda
  • Michael LeBlanc
  • Mova Leung
  • Tom McFarlane
  • Tiffany Nguyen
  • Danica Wasney
  • Melanie King (student representative)

Sponsorship Committee

  • Flay Charbonneau (Chair)
  • Michelle Koberinski
  • Tina Crosbie
  • Allison Jocko
  • Thanh Vu
  • Jason Wentzell