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.

Are you planning on attending a conference or symposium in 2016?

If yes, take advantage of the many travel grants offered by CAPhO. The application deadlines are as follows:

ISOPP Symposium 2016 Travel Grant - December 7, 2015 Wild Card Travel Grant - December 15, 2015 HOPA Travel Grant - January 18, 2016 CAPhO Conference Travel Grant - February 8, 2016 MASCC Travel Grant - March 21, 2016

Visit the Awards & Travel Grants page to find out the details. The...Read more

Oncology pharmacy practice is changing at a rapid pace. Each year numerous cancer fighting drugs are approved for use in Canada. Health Canada reviews the nomenclature of new drug submissions by analyzing many factors including visual perception, auditory perception, short-term memory recall and psycholinguistic analysis. Despite these efforts, errors relating to look-alike sound-alike (LASA) drugs continue to occur in practice, and some of these errors have very serious consequences...Read more

CAPhO members: Deadline to complete a 10 to 15 minute survey requesting your input into the strategic planning session for CAPhO is today. The survey link was emailed to you. If you did not receive the link, please email . If you don't speak up, then you will not be heard.Read more

CAPhO members: Deadline to complete a 10 to 15 minute survey requesting your input into the strategic planning session for CAPhO is now October 30th. The survey link was emailed to you. If you did not receive the link, please email . If you don't speak up, then you will not be heard.Read more

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

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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 .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 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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