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 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

The webinar The Rapidly Changing Landscape of CLL is now available for viewing on the CAPhO Website . After you login, please go to Education & resources / Watch a Webinar / The Rapidly Changing Landscape of CLL.

In one hour, Tom McFarlane form the University of Waterloo:

Outlined the etiology and prevalence of CLL in the Canadian population Defined how the treatment landscape in CLL has recently changed Examined the current treatment options available in CLL Looked at future directions in CLL treatmentRead more

CAPhO members : You will be receiving an email with your personalized links for membership renewal and the 2016 CAPhO Conference registration. The subject line will be " CAPhO: Save this email for Membership Renewal and Conference Registration links. "

As you know, membership provides you with educational events and resources, networking opportunities, recognition and participation, and strategic opportunities. If you are wondering what you have not taken advantage of yet as a renewing member, find out more on the Membership...Read more

We are recruiting for the President-Elect position. Apply yourself or nominate another CAPhO member for the position. The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2015.

As you can imagine, the President-Elect has an impact on CAPhO and the workings of the Executive Committee. We have greatly benefited from Mark Pasetka's dedication to the position, and will continue to benefit as he moves into the President position at the April 2016 AGM.

We are now recruiting to fill the position of President-Elect beginning in April 2016. We would very much like the...Read more

Complimentary for CAPhO Members

The Rapidly Changing Landscape of CLL

Presented by Tom McFarlane from the University of Waterloo

November 25, 2015 at 11:00am PST, 12:00pm MST, 1:00pm CST, 2:00pm EST, 3:00pm AST, 3:30pm NST

In one hour, Tom will:

Outline the etiology and prevalence of CLL in the Canadian population Define how the treatment landscape in CLL has recently changed Examine the current treatment options available in CLL Look at future...Read more

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