The CAPhO Conference

Become a member

There are benefits to membership! Participation in the CAPhO Virtual Conference Series 2020 was complimentary for CAPhO members. At the in person conferences, CAPhO members are eligible for the CAPhO member conference rate* and can apply for travel grants to offset the cost of attending the Conference. Join today!

Why attend the CAPhO Conference

The annual CAPhO Conference provides participants with essential knowledge in the practice of oncology pharmacy and unbeatable networking opportunities.

Formerly known as the National Oncology Pharmacy Symposium (NOPS), the three-day Conference focuses on a key theme that is presented through a mixture of educational sessions delivered by leaders in their field.

Members and non-members attend year after year to ensure they are at the forefront of their profession, to meet with colleagues to continue the conversations, and to appreciate the host cities, from coast to coast. Here are some of the reasons attendees provided for attending the Conference:

#1 Gain insight
I return to work with the insight from more than 20 speakers who present on key topics in oncology pharmacy. I appreciate the work that goes into posters – they provide me with new ways of looking at issues in my practice. The industry updates provided during sponsored satellite symposia and by exhibitors keeps me in the know. I get all of this from one conference!

#2 Make connections and contribute to my field
The organisers intentionally include many networking breaks, and a reception amongst the exhibits and posters. Every year I make valuable connections with other oncology pharmacy practitioners and I reconnect with people I have met over the years. When I have a question that needs answering, I have a whole network at my fingertips.

#3 Shape my Association
I get a lot out of CAPhO, because I make a point of giving to it. My voice is heard by the Board who schedule the Annual General Meeting and the Town Hall Breakfast Meeting during the Conference. They are also at the CAPhO Booth to answer questions and discuss issues. The Board make themselves available – I appreciate that.

#4 Enjoy the destination (for in person conferences)
Don’t discount the destination. CAPhO Conferences are held in beautiful cities across Canada. I have travelled to Vancouver, Saskatoon and St. John’s. I have met with local oncology pharmacists whose working day is different from mine due to provincial regulations. It makes for very interesting conversations.

Past CAPhO Conferences

From NOPS' first Annual General Meeting in 1996 in Toronto, the CAPhO Conference has been held in various locations all over Canada. CAPhO members can access presentations and programs of past conferences (you will need to log in).

NOPS 1996 - Toronto NOPS 2008 - Calgary
NOPS 1997 - Montreal NOPS 2009 - Ottawa
NOPS 1998 - Montreal NOPS 2010 - Winnipeg
NOPS 1999 - Toronto NOPS 2011 - Quebec City
NOPS 2000 - Toronto NOPS 2012 - Saskatoon
NOPS 2001 - Montreal NOPS 2013 - Vancouver
NOPS 2002 - Vancouver ISOPP/NOPS 2014 - Montreal
NOPS 2003 - Toronto CAPhO 2015 - St. John's
NOPS 2004 - Toronto CAPhO 2016 - Niagara Falls
NOPS 2005 - Vancouver CAPhO 2017 - Banff
NOPS 2006 - Montreal CAPhO 2018 - Ottawa-Gatineau
NOPS 2007 - Halifax CAPhO 2019 - Halifax
CAPhO Virtual Conference Series 2020  


*Member registration fees are available to those who have paid both their membership fees for the year before and the year of the conference.