CAPhO Connections Podcast - Episode 7 with Tara Leslie

Tara Leslie
Year Created

Continued Education in Pharmacy

Topic: How to stay up to date in oncology pharmacy

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Although continuing education is an obligation, it doesn’t need to be daunting.  Professional development activities can be engaging, rewarding, and a regular part of your professional routine.  Let’s explore ways to stay motivated and strategies to prioritize your learning.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify personal areas of knowledge which require updates
  • Identify resources for continued education in oncology pharmacy
  • Create personal learning goals for continued education
  • Create a plan and schedule for continued education

Guest for this episode:

  • Tara Leslie

Tara Leslie attained her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSP) degree from the University of Saskatchewan.  After several years of oncology practice in Calgary, she obtained her Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy (BCOP) in 2010, acquired her Additional Prescribing Authority (APA) in 2013 and attained a Masters of Education in 2020. In 2017, Tara was the recipient of the Larry Broadfield CAPhO Distinguished Service Award for her commitment to CAPhO and contributions to oncology service.  Currently, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta where she teaches oncology related curriculum in a variety of courses and is a part of the experiential education team. Tara maintains a clinical practice within an ambulatory hematology/oncology clinic at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.  She is very passionate about lifelong learning and the important role that pharmacists have in supportive care for people with cancer.  

Published December 2022