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.

CAPhO's continuing education program Oncology Basics has been updated and newly accredited. It is once again online and ready for use.

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

The Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group (CBMTG) 2016 Annual Conference is scheduled to take place from April 24-27, 2016 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, BC.Read more

What has your CAPhO Membership Committee been up to recently?
This past year has been a bit of a "clean up" one for the Membership Committee. Activities have included items such as reviewing our membership categories and fees, specifically related to the Corporate and Student membership categoriesRead more

A big thank you goes out to all of the members who took the time to respond to the 2015 CAPhO Membership Survey. The CAPhO Executive met in January to review your comments and to set priorities that align with the goals of our membership.Read more

We are pleased to announce that CAPhO has three new Executive Committee Members who will start their terms at the Annual General Meeting occurring at the CAPhO Conference on Saturday, April 16, 2016.Read more

This year, we celebrate CAPhO's 20th anniversary and we want our members to be a part of it. Share your memories with other CAPhO members by uploading any photos you have of past CAPhO events. Selected photos will be presented at the CAPhO Conference in Niagara Falls.

Follow the instructions below to upload your photos:Read more

CAPhO is happy to announce several Award and Travel Grant winners who will be joining us at the CAPhO Conference in Niagara Falls.

This year a total of seven CAPhO Conference Travel Grants in three different categories were available. The winners for each category are:Read more

After six successful years on the CAPhO Communications Committee, Christopher Ralph will be leaving his position as Communications Committee Chair in April.

"My experience with CAPhO has been beyond rewarding with the connections with fellow passionate oncology pharmacy practitioners I have made, the knowledge I have accumulated, and the projects I have seen come to fruition. Working and connecting with like-minded CAPhO members ignites and renews one’s enthusiasm for our profession.Read more

After four successful years on the CAPhO Membership Committee, Roxanne Dobish will be leaving her position as Membership Committee Chair in April.

"It has been a great opportunity and privilege to serve on the Executive of CAPhO as Chair of the Membership Committee. CAPhO is an association run by its members and my experience has been that our members demonstrate a sincere passion for the field of oncology pharmacy. I would encourage all members to consider getting more involved. We all have the opportunity to help shape the future of our association!"Read more

After six successful years on the CAPhO Research Committee, Biljana Spirovski will be leaving her position as Research Committee Chair in April.

Let us know before Monday, February 22, 2016 if you are interested, or if you know of someone who may be interested in the Research Committee Chair position.

Some of the responsibilities of the Chair include:Read more

One of the benefits of being a CAPhO member is having access to the Sosido network . Sosido is a practical and easy-to-use tool to share knowledge with fellow CAPhO colleagues around Canada.

Sosido provides you with:

A live stream of new abstracts from your chosen journal feeds or knowledge sources. Updates on new publications by CAPhO members. A weekly email digest which summarizes all the new activities on the CAPhO network. A Q&A feature which allows you to ask and answer practice questions.

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Congratulations to the 2016 Wild Card Travel Grant Winner Soha Ahrari! She has decided to use the $1,000 grant to attend the ISOPP 2016 Symposium taking place April 17-20 in Santiago, Chile.

To apply for and learn more about travel grants to other conferences and symposia, visit the Awards and Travel Grants page .Read more

Happy New Year CAPhO Members!

The CAPhO Executive has started out the New Year with a retreat in Calgary. Our annual fall retreat was postponed from November 2015 to January for personal reasons. The weekend started out with an Executive meeting on Friday afternoon. This year there are several Executive Chairpersons who have come to the end of their three-year terms.Thanks to Roxanne Dobish (Membership Chair) and Biljana Spirovski (Research Chair). We appreciate their hard work and many years of service to CAPhO on the Executive. They will both be missed!!!Read more

Current Oncology is pleased to offer CAPhO members a complimentary print subscription. Current Oncology is a peer-reviewed publication and is the authoritative resource for high-impact, Canadian research that spans all fields of cancer medicine. The journal is published bi-monthly in both print and online, and we also publish supplements devoted to specific areas of cancer care. ...Read more

Did you submit your poster abstract for the CAPhO Conference 2016 ?

Presenting a poster at the Conference can be beneficial in many different ways.

Share your knowledge and experiences with industry professionals, connect with your colleagues from all over Canada, discuss your research with fellow attendees and learn about their perspective.

You might even win one of three CAPhO Poster Awards !

Find out more details at the...Read more