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Here's a recap (Part 3 - Sunday) of some of the outstanding live reporting from CAPhO Conference 2016 (#CAPhOCon16) via Twitter by many of our members, near and far. Check out dozens of clinical pearls, celebration of colleagues' achievements, and much more....Read more

Here's a recap (Part 2) of some of the outstanding live reporting from CAPhO Conference 2016 (#CAPhOCon16) via Twitter by many of our members, near and far....Read more

I am truly excited about the future of CAPhO.

I’m excited for the initiatives we are set to embark on achieving, and encouraged by those enthusiastic and engaged members who will help chart and explore these pathways.

This makes it easier to pass on the torch to the next to be Chair of the Communications Committee, Soha , as I do so with mixed emotions, or maybe an emulsion of emotions, as they all blend in together...

In 2009-10, I was recruited to be Communications Officer for CAPhO by then...Read more

Here's a recap (Part 1) of some of the outstanding live reporting from CAPhO Conference 2016 (#CAPhOCon16) via Twitter by many of our members, near and far. I think it's safe to say this year's instalment was a success, in this the 20th anniversary of CAPhO.

What were some of your highlights from Niagara Falls?

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The Top 3 Things I Learned Providing Care to Oncology Patients

Guest post by Chantel Martin (edited by Amy Smith)

Each summer the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency pharmacy staff has the pleasure of working alongside aspiring pharmacists, such as Chantel Martin. In this guest blog post, Chantel shares her top 3 things she learned after a summer working with oncology patients. - Amy Smith

Starting a job at the Cancer Centre was exciting but also terrifying. Although I have completed 3 years of my pharmacy degree, our oncology and pain lectures do not take place until our...Read more

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NIOSH has released their DRAFT Protocol: A Vapor Containment Performance Protocol for Closed System Transfer Devices Used During Pharmacy Compounding and Administration of Hazardous Drugs. It is available as a WORD and a PDF.

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Further information about the documents can be found ...Read more

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Guest post by Darren Bogle (edited by Amy Smith)

Each summer the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency pharmacy staff has the pleasure of working along side aspiring pharmacists, such as Darren Bogle. In this guest blog post, Darren shares some personal insights by reflecting upon his time with our patients. - Amy Smith

My Summer Job at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre

The Saskatoon Cancer Centre provides learning opportunities for various learners- from students to new practitioners. This summer, I was fortunate to have an opportunity to work at the Cancer...Read more

Amy Smith, as part of her ...Read more

"While completing a Postbaccalaureate PharmD experiential rotation with medSask ( http://medsask.usask.ca/ ), I had the opportunity work alongside Karolina Koziol, a 4 th year pharmacy student at the University of Saskatchewan, Here, Karolina shares her research and thoughts on drug interactions with oral chemotherapy agents." – Amy Smith

Guest Blogger: Karolina Koziol (Pharmacy Intern, University of Saskatchewan)

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the...Read more

CAPhO Conference 2015 contest underway. Tweet to win. Use hashtag #CAPhOCon15 in a tweet on Twitter to win. Members at the conference can win an iPad. Those who could not attend, following live from home can win a Kindle. Each tweet is an entry!

Search #CAPhOCon15 in search field within Twitter to connect with colleagues, see what information being shared from the conference and join the conversation.

See CAPhO Communications Committee video for details:

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