Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT 101) Workshop

Are you new to oncology and want to learn more about blood and marrow transplant? Or do you have an interest in gaining more experience this area? Maybe you are looking for more information on CAR-T cell therapy? If so, the BMT 101 workshop is for you! Come join us in-person on Thursday, April 13 from 12:30 – 4:30 pm as we work through three patient cases to learn the basics of CAR-T, autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplant. 

Participants will be provided with pre-workshop readings and videos to review in advance. This material will provide a foundational understanding of the stem cell transplant and cellular therapy process. The in-person workshop will then build on this knowledge as facilitators guide you through managing treatment complications with the use of interactive patient cases. 

Learning objectives:

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the different types of cellular therapy used to treat hematologic malignancies
  2. Identify early and late complications following hematopoietic stem cell transplant
  3. Describe the role of a pharmacist in caring for patients who have received a stem cell transplant
  4. Identify drug related problems and develop a supportive care plan for patients undergoing cellular therapy

Please click here for information about registration fees and to register for the BMT Workshop. 

AccreditationThe Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) is a national organization established to accredit continuing pharmacy education programs intended to be delivered to pharmacy professionals from more than one province or nationally. CCCEP accreditation is recognized by the pharmacy regulatory authorities in all provinces and territories of Canada.

The BMT (101) Workshop has been accredited for 3.5 CEUs. 

A letter of participation will be provided after the Workshop and upon completion of the evaluation.


Nikki Blosser

Nikki Blosser graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland and then moved to Calgary to complete a pharmacy residency with a focus in oncology. Since that time she has worked as a clinical pharmacist in the BMT program at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and served as the interim clinical research pharmacist in the hematology, oncology and transplant clinic at Alberta Children’s Hospital. She has most recently taken on a position as a pharmacy Clinical Practice Leader where she supports clinical pharmacy teams in both urban and rural settings. She has an interest in survivorship and enjoys participating in research projects with the BMT long term follow up clinic.

Jennifer Jupp

Jennifer Jupp graduated from the University of Alberta in 2000, obtaining her Board Certification in Oncology in 2007 and her Master of Arts in Healthcare Leadership in 2022. Jennifer has been a Pharmacy Clinical Practice Leader with Provincial Pharmacy Services at Alberta Health Services, since 2011.  As a clinical practice leader, she provides clinical practice support and mentorship for pharmacist teams in pediatric and adult oncology. More recently, Jennifer has been supporting the provincial implementation of an electronic health record by providing project leadership to align clinical practice and provincial initiatives with technical functionality.

Pamela Yafai

Pamela Yafai graduated from Dalhousie University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and completed an accredited pharmacy residency at Saint John Regional Hospital in 2008.  Pamela has worked as a clinical oncology pharmacist for the past 15 years and has experience providing patient care in both ambulatory and inpatient settings.   She currently works as the Stem Cell Transplant/Oncology Clinical Resource Pharmacist for Horizon Health Network, New Brunswick.  Pamela is a long-standing active member of CAPhO, and the current chair of the CAPhO Communications committee.  Her professional interests include supportive care-related research, patient education, medication safety and mentorship of pharmacy learners.