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.

The vast changes in Oncology treatment options since 2016 are reflected in CAPhO’s newly updated and accredited Oncology Basics . It is once again online and ready to access.

Made up of 5 self-study modules and associated quizzes, Oncology Basics is accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy. One notable difference in this release is that each Module is individually accredited so that you can choose to complete those most relevant to your learning needs.... Read more

CAPhO’s fourth annual Oncology Fundamentals Day (OFD) will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Sessions are streamed online so you can attend the event live from wherever you are.

More information on the program and registration will follow in the coming weeks.

If you missed last year's event, you can purchase access to the recordings and other resource materials for... Read more

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) and the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) are pleased to invite you to a 60-minute webinar entitled “Biologics and Biosimilars – An introduction from the pan-Canadian Oncology Biosimilars Initiative” on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 12:00 EST.

In the 60-minute webinar, Sean Hopkins from Cancer Care Ontario will:

Define biosimilar medications (Biosimilars) Describe: How biologics and biosimilars are produced Why there is inherent variability within and between them How they are comparable to each other Explain the regulatory... Read more

On Friday, June 14, 2019 Azure English, BMus, MMus, BSP and Lana Dean from Saskatchewan Cancer Agency presented the webinar entitled Oral Mucositis and Stomatitis

As a member, you can watch it at your leisure on the CAPhO website. Simply log in as a member and go to Education and Resources / Watch a Webinar.

In one hour, Azure English, BMus, MMus, BSP and Lana Dean, BSP will:

Discuss patient cases of harm at SCA regarding “Koolstat” and...Read more

Congratulations to the following CAPhO members who were acclaimed to the 2019 Board of Directors:

Esther Jadusingh

"I would like to continue as treasurer for CAPhO. I would like to ensure a smooth transition to the new auditor/accounting firm over the coming year. I would also like to start recruitment for a successor."

Michelle Koberinski

"I am interested in continuing to serve on the CAPhO Board of Directors as the Director from BC for this coming term. I have been a CAPhO member for... Read more

The International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP) and the British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) presents the XVIII International Symposium on Oncology Pharmacy Practice (ISOPP 2019) ISOPP 2019 takes place October 10-13, followed by one day Masterclasses on October 14, at the Novotel London West , in London, UK.

Attend ISOPP 2019 to: advance your practice and build...Read more

In accordance with CAPhO's bylaws, the Board of Directors election for Director positions will be held electronically prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the duration of two weeks starting at the end of March. The AGM takes place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:25 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel , Nova Scotia during CAPhO's annual Conference .

CAPhO is seeking candidates for four (4) Director positions for a three-year...Read more

On February 22, 2019 Chris Ralph from Alberta Health Services presented the webinar entitled Navigating Pain Management in the Oncology Setting in the Midst of the Opioid Crisis Webinar?

As a member, you can watch it at your leisure on the CAPhO website. Simply log in as a member and go to Education and Resources / Watch a Webinar.

In one hour, Chris Ralph:

Described the opioid crisis as it pertains to the oncology setting; Discussed the...Read more

#1 – Registration for the Phase 3: Live Workshop on Thursday, May 3 is open!
#2 – Complete Phase 1: BC Cancer's online Drug Interactions module
#3 – Get adventuresome! Phase 2: "Choose Your Own Adventure" is now available online.Read more

All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are invited to join the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists in Toronto in February for their 50th annual Professional Practice Conference.

The CCCEP accredited conference covers a wide variety of topics. Plenaries, concurrent sessions and interactive workshops make this 3-day conference great for learning, networking and information sharing between pharmacy colleagues. Check out what the program has to offer.

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Complimentary for CAPhO Members

Join your CAPhO colleagues from across the country for a 60-minute webinar entitled What's New with Biosimilars for Oncology in Canada? presented by Flay Charbonneau from the Sunnybrook Health Services Centre.

When: Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:00 PST, 12:00pm MST, 14:00 EST, 15:00 AST

Flay Charbonneau, RPh, BSc (Pharm), is Manager at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – Odette Cancer Centre...Read more

The call for submissions for the CAPhO Awards and Travel Grants program has begun.

Many of the awards now offer travel grants to attend CAPhO Conference as part of the prize.

Apply for a travel grant and/or nominate yourself and/or CAPhO members who deserve to be recognized for their achievements and contributions to oncology pharmacy.

The submission deadlines are:

Awards: December 10, 2018

FCAPhO designation applications: January 15, 2019

Travel Grants: February 11...Read more

CAPhO’s Oncology Fundamentals Day for Technicians (OFDTech19) will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10:00 to 15:05 EST. Sessions are streamed online so you can attend the event live from wherever you are.

More information on the program and registration will follow in the coming weeks.

If you missed last year's event, and/or Oncology Fundamentals Day 2018 you can...Read more

The third annual Oncology Fundamentals Day (OFD) took place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 and was another great success for CAPhO. Over 180 people registered for this full day online conference focusing on foundational oncology education.

Congratulations to Kyla Marien, OFD Task Force Chair, and the OFD Task Force, made up of Tina Crosbie, Tara Leslie, Tom McFarlane, Glenn Myers, Jason Wentzell and John Wiernikowski, for putting together such a phenomenal oncology fundamentals...Read more

Register now for the CAPhO Oncology Fundamentals Day 2018 (OFD18) , taking place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 11:00 to 17:45 EDT.

Sessions are streamed online so you can attend the event live from wherever you are.

Register by Wednesday, September 5, 2018 to benefit from the Early Bird rates. You also have the option to purchase the OFD package which includes participation in OFD 2018 and access to the online recordings and resource materials of OFD 2017.

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