Assistant / Technician Award

This award was established to recognize a Technician / Assistant and their contributions to Oncology Pharmacy by working towards excellence of practice beyond traditional roles. Open only to Technicians and Assistants, it is available annually and consists of a CAPhO Conference Travel Grant up to the value of $2,000 and cash reward of $500.

The Travel Grant will be forfeited if not used the year it is awarded.

Eligible candidates

The candidate must have been an active CAPhO Member for a minimum of three years and have paid their annual dues prior to February 1st of the nomination year. Desired attributes include, but are not limited to, a term held in office, involvement in a committee or task force and ongoing contribution to Oncology Pharmacy through research, publications, presentations or leadership.

Call for nominations

The call for nominations will be posted on the CAPhO website at the end of each year for nominations for contributions during that year. There will be an announcement in the CAPhO E-newsletter and as well as a notification sent to all CAPhO Committee and CAPhO Taskforce members. The deadline for nominations was Monday, December 10, 2018.

How to nominate 

The person nominating should submit a one-page letter indicating why the nominee would be a good candidate for the award. The letter should outline the member’s volunteer contributions and any other relevant information.  It should also include contact details for both the nominator and the nominee and submitted via the online Awards and Travel Grants Application site.

Selection of candidates  

Once the deadline for nomination has passed, all of the nominations will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and the successful candidate will be chosen based on the criteria in this description as well as the content of the application letter. The Awards Committee reserves the right to forego awarding this award.

Presentation of award

The award recipient will be announced and presented at the CAPhO Conference Social Evening or Annual General Meeting in the same year as the nomination. The winner is invited to attend the following years' CAPhO Conference with all eligible expenses paid.

Eligible expenses 

Eligible expenses are conference registration, hotel accommodations at the negotiated symposium rate plus taxes to a maximum of 3 nights, economy airfare, ground transportation.  

Responsibilities of recipient  

While 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. 


The recipient will be reimbursed based on original receipts to a maximum of $2,000. If less than $2,000 is spent, the recipient will only receive their total expenses.