News & Events

Read news and find out about events in the field of oncology pharmacy in Canada. You can also check out our blog, “The Compass”, which covers multiple topics related to the practice of oncology pharmacy.

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This post is part of CAPhO’s Email Distribution Service on behalf of Teva and is not an endorsement or recommendation of the product or message content.

Join international expert Dr. Mark Bishton for a virtual discussion on real-world data on biosimilars.

During the Biosimilars in the Real-world: Practical Advice from an International Expert speaker tour you will:

Review real-world evidence for biosimilar rituximab on rapid infusion outcomes and responses...Read more
Critical Appraisal Tips for Matching-Adjusted Indirect Comparisons

Presented by Dr. Lauren Bresee from the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

Friday, December 4, 2020 at 11:00 PST, 12:00 MST, 13:00 CST, 14:00 EST, 15:00 AST

MAICs are increasingly being used to evaluate medications used in oncology. It is important for pharmacists to be able to critically appraise MAICs to ensure accurate treatment decisions are made.

In one hour, Lauren will:

State the definitions for indirect treatment comparison, effect modifier,...Read more

You are invited to the 2020 Alumni Agent of Change and the Alumni Future Agent of Change , a virtual event celebrating UBC Pharm Sci alumni who are amongst the most talented, pioneering, and inventive minds in the world today. Register for the event taking place Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 6 – 7 pm PDT...Read more

This post is part of CAPhO’s Email Distribution Service on behalf of Dr. Reddy’s and is not an endorsement or recommendation of the product or message content.

Dr. Reddy’s proudly announces the launch of Cabazitaxel for Injection, 60 mg/1.5 mL (40 mg/mL) per Single-dose Syringe. Cabazitaxel is a therapy option for mCRPC patients and the therapeutic equivalent generic version of JEVTANA® (cabazitaxel) Injection. “We are excited to expand our injectable portfolio and provide affordable medicines across Canada” says...Read more

This post is part of CAPhO’s Email Distribution Service on behalf of Apobiologix Partnership Program (APP) and is not an endorsement or recommendation of the product or message content.

We are very pleased to announce a new initiative called the HOPE (Honouring Oncology Pharmacy Excellence) Awards in Pharmacy. An independent Steering Committee of pharmacists from across Canada have developed a new and innovative awards program to recognize excellence in oncology pharmacy. To learn more about the HOPE...Read more

This post is part of CAPhO’s Email Distribution Service on behalf of BD and is not an endorsement or recommendation of the product or message content.

BD will be holding a virtual focus group and is seeking interested pharmacy technicians and pharmacists to participate.

The focus group will be held on November 18th, 2020 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm EDT . You will require access to a device with a webcam (computer, cell phone or tablet) and a reliable internet connection...Read more

The CAPhO Communications Committee is seeking volunteers to be part of their Social Media Subcommittee! The Committee’s focus is enhancing a social media presence for CAPhO on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

The Committee will be exploring ways to ensure members are up to date on the profession of oncology pharmacy, and current events in Canada and internationally that impact the profession. We are hoping to get volunteers from every Province to have representation from across... Read more

The British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) presents the " Statistics Webinar Series " which is a six part monthly webinar series to help pharmacists understand and work on navigating statistical fears. In collaboration with BOPA, CAPhO is offering the recorded sessions from the webinar series complimentary to its members for on-demand viewing.

The series is presented by Sian Williams who is a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology and Pharmacy Practice at...Read more

by Philip Shaheen, BSc (Chem) BSc (Pharm), RPh, CAPhO President

Our annual CAPhO Conference is an important time for us. It’s an opportunity to be more engaged with our association and with each other as members and colleagues. It provides a much-needed moment away from work to learn and motivate, not only from an important social aspect, but from an educational standpoint also. With this year’s in-person event in Toronto being rescheduled to now take place in 2023, we have been working hard to provide an alternative. To that end, we are excited to announce the...Read more

The International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP) ’s webinar titled An ISOPP webinar on Global Oncology Pharmacy Response to COVID-19 Pandemic takes place on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 06:00 PDT .

The webinar is presented by ISOPP’s leaders, Marliese Alexander (Secretary) , Alexandre Chan (Past-President) , Jennifer Jupp...Read more

The CAPhO Board of Directors officially appointed Jason Wentzell the role of Vice President and Meghan Mior the role of Communications Committee Chair. They will assume their positions at the close of this year’s AGM taking place virtually on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

Jason Wentzell

Jason completed his pharmacy degree at Dalhouise University and his Pharmacy Residency at The Ottawa Hospital. He has practiced as an inpatient Medical Oncology pharmacist for nearly 10 years, from 2010 to 2019 and is a Board-...Read more

The Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology’s (CAPhO) first priority is for the safety and wellbeing of our members, event registrants, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors and suppliers. It is for this reason, and given the directives of Health Authorities and Government bodies, that the CAPhO Board of Directors has made the decision to reschedule this year’s CAPhO Conference due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Conference was scheduled to be held on April 2 – 5, 2020 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. We are looking to reschedule the 2020 Conference at the same venue in 2023...Read more

CAPhO is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation with respect to the CAPhO Conference 2020 , taking place April 2 to 5 at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for...Read more

CAPhO is developing a new learning toolkit for pharmacy technicians. Technician members, we need you to share your expertise on the subject of Hazardous Drug Handling in order to create a collection of learning modules for CAPhO Oncology Essentials. If you are a pharmacy technician, working in oncology, with knowledge and experience in hazardous drug preparation and containment, please consider being involved as an author with this compelling opportunity. Using the NAPRA Model Standard for Pharmacy Compounding of Hazardous Sterile Preparations as the backbone, each author will build...Read more