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 decision to develop a strategic plan is never one to take lightly. The work is involved and requires time and attention. It actively encourages people to get on the same page. It also requires people to look in the organization mirror and accept what they see… for better or worse. So, why do so many organizations choose to go down this path? Simply put, they realize that at one point of another, they must. Done well, the process of building and implementing a strategic plan can be a game changer. Done poorly or halfheartedly, it can be an exercise empty of real purpose and effect. CAPhO... Read more

Chemotherapeutic Drug Interactions: What do we need to know?
presented by Patrick Yau from Alberta Health Services

Patrick will:

Describe pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics mechanisms of drug interactions with Cancer Drugs Give examples of common drug interactions with cancer meds Determine severity and clinical relevance of drug interactions Provide recommendations of drug interactions based on references of evidence available

Please visit http://www.capho.org/watch-webinar...Read more

CAPhO Conference 2015 held a Twitter contest and the winners have been chosen:

1. iPad Mini: Jennifer Wallace @jenwallace8 - attendee

2. Kindle: Barb Scales @oncpharm - remote memberRead more

The XV International Symposium will take place at the Sheraton Santiago Hotel in Santiago, Chile from April 17-20, 2016.Read more

The CANO/ACIO 2015 Conference will be held October 4 to 7, 2015 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

For information, please visit the CANO/ACIO website .Read more

Are you looking to better understand and serve the needs of cancer patients ?

The Ontario Pharmacists Association is offering an online certificate program that provides a general overview of the treatment principles of chemotherapy and optimization of treatment, with a focus on oral chemotherapy.

The modules also highlight discussions on some oral treatment regimens seen in practice, including hormonal and targeted cancer therapy. Challenges that pharmacists may encounter, including adverse effects of treatment regimens and storage,...Read more

THE LRC PRESENTS: How Can Cancer be Beaten? Imperial College London oncologist Dr. Justin Stebbing, on new breakthroughs in personalized treatment. Introduction by Michael Decter (Founding Chair, Cancer Quality Council of Ontario), with a response by Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer, MD, FRCPC (Expert Lead - Research for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer) Monday, February 9, 2015 | 6:00 pm Isabel Bader Theatre | 93 Charles St W | Toronto Click here to view the invitation.

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Established in 2008, de Souza Institute is a partnership with the University Health Network and Cancer Care Ontario. It is funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and provides educational support, professional development and career counseling to nurses and other health care professionals caring for patients and families living with a life threatening illness such as cancer. To register for courses visit www.desouzainstitute.com .Read more

The Truth of It features unscripted interviews of Canadians sharing their personal experiences with cancer. By providing candid accounts of the personal impact of cancer, the video series serves as an educational resource for health care professionals as well as patients, survivors and others with a personal connection to cancer. Visit www.cancerview.ca/thetruthofit Read more

CAPhO is a member of the Canadian Cancer Action Network Associate Membership Program and will be working closely with CCAN to support pan-Canadian efforts to build a strong, sustainable cancer control model for all Canadians.Read more

Newly revised accredited ONTarget Resource Guide is designed to help community pharmacists confidently assess and manage the common side effects that targeted cancer therapies may induce in patients with cancer.
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Current Oncology is pleased to offer CAPhO members a complimentary print subscription to the journal.

Current Oncology is a peer-reviewed, Canadian based journal. The journal is published bi-monthly in both print and online.

To receive the journal, please email your mailing address to current_oncology@multi-med.com , or...Read more

There is a wealth of continuing education opportunities for pharmacy technicians and assistants across Canada and Internationally this year. Below is just a sample.

ASHP (American Society of Health System Pharmacists) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition
December 6 - 10, 2015
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

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CAPhO’s newest continuing education program, Oncology Basics, is now online and ready for use by our members. Simply login as a member to access. Not a member, sign up today!

Made up of five self-study tutorials and a quiz, Oncology Basics is accredited for 5 CEUs from the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy.

Oncology Basics is the first in the Oncology Practice Essentials series, designed to enhance your ability to practice in this specialized field. The program serves as a comprehensive resource for pharmacists and technicians new to oncology, and a...Read more

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