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.

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

The results for the new President-Elect Position are in. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote!

CAPhO members have agreed to acclaim Philip Shaheen as the new President-Elect with an overwhelming majority.

Congratulations to Philip Shaheen on his new position at CAPhO!

Philip will assume the postion of President-Elect at the CAPhO Annual General Meeting on April 16th during the CAPhO Conference while the current President-Elect, Mark Pasetka, will assume the postion of President.Read more

CAPhO just added a new award - the Student Member Award!

We want to recognize student members and their significant contributions to the area of oncology pharmacy. The recipient receives a CAPhO Conference Travel Grant and a cash award of $500!

If you know a student who should be recognized, pass this on!

The application deadline for this award is: Monday, February 8, 2016

For more information visit the Student Member Award Page .

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Greetings CAPhO Members I can hardly believe that Christmas is just around the corner and that we are already composing this December newsletter… and there is so much to tell you about! We are moving forward with the development of a new strategic plan for CAPhO. The facilitated strategic planning session for the Executive Committee that was scheduled for November 2015 has been postponed until the end of January 2016. Expect an update after that session. Results from the online Membership Survey have just been tabulated and sent to the CAPhO Executive for review. Currently, there are 308...Read more

The Ontario Pharmacists Association’s new online professional development program MASTER Plan for Diabetes is taught by experts in diabetes care and puts a strong emphasis on best practices in providing education for the self-management of diabetes.A variety of topics are covered, including: motivational interviewing, pharmacological management of diabetes, self-monitoring of blood glucose, complications, managing special circumstances, nutrition, and exercise.Read more

Because you are CAPhO’s best ambassador, encourage others to become a new member of CAPhO. For your efforts, you will have a chance to win a complimentary registration to the CAPhO Conference 2016! How to become an Ambassador Let your colleagues know about CAPhO and the membership benefits. You can encourage them to register any way you like, just make sure to tell them to enter your name during the member...Read more

FCAPhO stands for “Fellow of the Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology.” These six letters represent excellence in the practice of oncology pharmacy in Canada. The first Fellows will be announced at the AGM during the CAPhO Conference 2016, occurring April 14 – 17 in Niagara Falls.

The application deadline is January 18, 2016.

To learn more: Visit the FCAPhO page on CAPhO’s website for the eligibility criteria and directions on applying Choose 2 nominators to support your application Request the link to the...Read more

Thank you Philip Shaheen for putting your name forward for the President-Elect position. Members, please view Philip's letter of intent before voting online to acclaim the new President-Elect.

Your election link was sent to you via email on Monday, December 7, 2015. Look for it in your inbox:

Subject: CAPhO President-Elect Election - Please Vote

Please take the time to vote and have a say in who...Read more