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 recordings of past conferences (members, you need to log in).
The next CAPhO Conference will take place in the spring of 2022. Dates and format to be determined.
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 the 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 Oncology Pharmacy Field
The organizers 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.
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 (for in-person Conferences) or learning grants (for virtual Conferences) to offset the cost of attending the Conference.
*Member registration fees are available to those who have paid both their membership fees for the year before and the year of the conference.