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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 webinar They’re here – now what? Practical Considerations for Implementing Biosimilars presented by Kara Browne & Michelle Deschamps from Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, is now available online.

As a member, you can watch it at your leisure on the CAPhO website. Simply log in as a member and visit the Watch a Webinar page .

Understanding how biosimilars and reference drugs are “the same but different” will help pharmacy staff prepare for...Read more

The International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP)’s Webinar titled ISOPP’s View on Biosimilars and Practical Considerations for its Implementation takes place on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 05:00 PDT and 14:00 PDT (two live presentations on the same day to accommodate time zones).

The Webinar is complimentary for ISOPP members will be presented by Joseph Bubalo...Read more

The annual CAPhO Conference provides participants with essential knowledge in the practice of oncology pharmacy and unbeatable networking opportunities. Oncology pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy assistants and other health care professionals from across Canada will meet from April 2 to 5, 2020 at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario.

“This year’s Conference theme will emphasize practical strategies participants...Read more

The CAPhO Oncology Competencies Task Force is seeking volunteers for a new initiative. This opportunity is open to CAPhO members and non members.

Part of CAPhO’s strategic plan is to create an evidence-based inventory of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the competent practice of Canadian pharmacists in an oncology-focused practice setting. There is also interest in exploring competencies related to oncology that are required of ALL Canadian pharmacists. As an initial step, CAPhO is looking for volunteers in two capacities:

1. Task Force Committee...Read more

The webinar CAR-T Therapy: Updates and Implications for Oncology Pharmacy presented by Melanie Trinacty, BSc, BScPharm, ACPR from The Ottawa Hospital, is now available online.

As a member, you can watch it at your leisure on the CAPhO website. Simply log in as a member and visit the Watch a Webinar page .

Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell therapy has been described as "ground-breaking" therapy with huge potential for treatment of many cancer types. Join your CAPhO...Read more

Where will your learning take you in 2020 and beyond? CAPhO now offers more financial support to members through an expanded Travel Grant program. Apply today for a chance to receive funding! The application deadlines for 2020 Travel Grants are Monday, January 13, 2020 and Wednesday, June 17, 2020 for the second Wild Card Travel Grant.

Learn in Canada at CAPhO Conference

CAPhO Conference Pharmacist Travel Grant CAPhO Conference Technician/Assistant Travel Grant CAPhO...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 in February 2020. The AGM takes place on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 12:25 at The Westin Harbour Castle , Toronto, Ontario during CAPhO's annual Conference .

CAPhO is seeking candidates for three (3) Director positions. The incoming Directors will be...Read more

The webinar ' Cannabis for AINV – is there POT-ential?' presented by Mia Aizon , 4th year PharmD student at the University of Alberta, is now available online.

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, Mia Aizon will:

Describe the mechanism of action for cannabinoids to prevent or treat nausea/vomiting; Discuss the...Read more

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

Please note that the storage conditions for reconstituted and diluted solutions of KEYTRUDA® have been updated:

“The product does not contain preservative. The reconstituted and/or diluted product should be used immediately. If not used immediately, reconstituted and diluted solutions of KEYTRUDA® may be stored at room temperature for a cumulative time of up to 6 hours. Reconstituted and diluted...Read more

Registration is open for the CAPhO Conference 2020 (CAPhO 2020) taking place from April 2 to 5 at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario. The Drug Interactions Workshop will take place on Thursday, April 2 in conjunction with the Conference.

Attend CAPhO Conference 2020 to make connections with oncology... Read more

Membership to CAPhO for 2020 is live! Come join us. CAPhO is a voluntary organization for oncology pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy assistants and other health care professionals interested in the practice of oncology pharmacy in Canada. It represents the professional interests and issues of oncology pharmacy at a national level. Read on to find out why you should join, or renew your membership, today!

Become a new member
Why join? You will be a member of an association that represents your professional interests as well as a member of a great network...Read more

Cannabis for AINV – is there POT-ential?

Presented by Mia Aizon, 4th year PharmD student at the University of Alberta

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:00 PST,12:00 MST, 13:00 CST, 14:00 EST, 15:00 AST

Despite the growing interest in the use of cannabinoids for medicinal purpose, there is still some hesitation in advising patients due to the lack of evidence. This webinar will be exploring the current evidence of the efficacy and tolerability of cannabis-based medications for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

In one hour, Mia Aizon...Read more

The CAPhO awards and FCAPhO Designation Submission deadline is looming! Nominate yourself and/or CAPhO members who deserve to be recognized for their achievements and contributions to oncology pharmacy, and/or apply for a travel grant by Monday, November 25, 2019 . Many of the awards now offer travel grants to attend the CAPhO Conference as part of the award. Visit the...Read more

On Friday, October 18, 2019, Patrick R Mayo, BSc(Pharm), PhD, MTS from Hepion Pharmaceuticals presented the webinar entitled An Ethical Framework for the Allocation of Life-Saving Chemotherapy in the Era of Drug Shortages.

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, Pat Mayo, BSc(Pharm), PhD, MTS:

Review's the ethical issues around oncological drug shortages; Explores if oncological...Read more

The fourth annual Oncology Fundamentals Day (OFD) took place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 and was another great success for CAPhO. Over 150 people registered for this full day online conference focusing on foundational oncology education.

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

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