Volume 26 | No.1 | January 2024

Evelyn Handel
ISOPP President

I hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful holiday season. The new year has already started off on an exciting note for ISOPP with the introduction of no-fee membership starting January 1, 2024.


On that note, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all new and returning members! And a friendly reminder to existing members to renew if you haven’t already since January 1st of this year.


If you would like to help spread the word about ISOPP and support our mission to work together to advance oncology pharmacy care around the world, click here for a printable poster as well as text to use for social media posts, newsletter articles, and more. Also check out the Virtual Library for resources and tools you can apply in your practice.

I am also excited to share that we have many volunteer opportunities available and encourage you to consider getting more involved! Please read below to learn more about our open positions including the new EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) task force, social media leads, and increased focus on sustainability.


In the coming months, the ISOPP leadership team will be finalizing the next iteration of our Strategic Plan to support the new 10-year vision. Lots of great work and projects are also ongoing by our committees and task forces including Advocacy, Awards, Education, Engagement & Communications, Finance, Governance, and Research.


In addition, the ISOPP Global Oncology Pharmacy Leaders meetings are continuing quarterly, and the last one was held on January 24th. The group is currently collaborating on a global survey to be sent out later this year to assess oncology pharmacy service levels as well as educational frameworks around the world. We hope to continue to increase representation globally, and if you are interested in helping to coordinate a nomination for a representative from your country, please contact us.


Thank you to everyone for being a part of our global oncology pharmacy community.


With Warm Regards,



ISOPP News Update

Australasia Regional Oncology Pharmacy Symposium 2024 (AusROPS 2024)


Registration for ISOPP Australasian Regional Symposium 2024 is now open! For more information, visit Australasia Regional Oncology Pharmacy Symposium 2024



#ISOPPNofee is launched! To advance the new ISOPP 10-year strategic vision and our mission to progress oncology pharmacy globally, costs to join ISOPP are now eliminated as a barrier, and membership is available to all pharmacy professionals. More info

Calling ALL Volunteers!

As ISOPP's membership expands rapidly, we are looking for ISOPP members to join us in our mission to make a positive impact on the community.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about this exciting volunteer opportunity.


Current opportunities: 

·   Social Media Lead(s) x 6

·   Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Lead(s) x 6

·   Sustainability Lead(s) x 6

·   Review ‘Welcome to ISOPP’ initiative x 3-5

·   Engagement and Communications Committee Member x 3-5

Bylaws Updated

Updates to two ISOPP bylaws were recommended by the Secretariat and Governance Committee, and subsequently voted on and approved by the membership at a Special Members Meeting held on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.


The following ISOPP bylaws were reviewed:

3A: Qualification for Membership

3D: Membership Fees

13: Terms of Office for Directors

 Win FREE Symposium registration!


There is no fee for ISOPP membership starting January 1, 2024. Join here!


Join ISOPP and as a pharmacy professional member you will have a chance to win one of three FREE International Symposium registrations for ISOPP25. The first winner for January is Stavroula Kitiri, Clinical Pharmacist in Bank Of Cyprus Oncology Centre in Cyprus.

T&Cs apply. Visit here.


Follow @‌ISOPPorg to hear more ISOPP news and updates

ISOPP Website Revamp


As part of ISOPP’s 10-year vision and moving towards a better member experience, we have updated the ISOPP log in access across all platforms. Read more here.


But it is not stopping there! We are moving to a new website in the next year and the work and planning has already started. If you are passionate about website re-development, and wish to volunteer for this project we are looking for representative from each continent. Please get in touch here.

Save the Date for the

ISOPP’s Virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM)


ISOPP’s 2024 AGM will take place virtually on Tuesday, April 30 at 05:00 PDT (click here for your local time), followed by an educational session. 


Save the date and watch for more details!

World Cancer Day, February 4, 2024

Make a Post!

Post a social media shout out on World Cancer Day to show that the Global Oncology Pharmacy community wants to reduce the global impact of cancer. Click here for social media examples and to learn more on what you can do.

New Member Virtual Welcome Meeting

Are you a new member of ISOPP in 2024, or a member who wants to know more about member benefits and opportunities? If so, join us in a 30-minute virtual gathering to meet ISOPP’s President, President Elect and Past President and hear how you can make the most of your membership!

  • Monday, March 11, 2024 at 3pm Pacific time -  Click here for the local time of the meeting for you.

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 5am Pacific time - Click here for the local time of the meeting for you.

Members who are new to ISOPP in 2024 will receive the meeting links in early March via email. If you do not receive the links and you would like to attend, please email membership@isopp.org.

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ISOPP Online Education

ISOPP is happy to announce funding to three applicants: 1) The Ramsay Health Care Greenslopes Private Hospital, Australia, 2) The Kenyatta University Teaching Referral and Research Hospital, Kenya, and 3) University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria, to participate in the case study for ISOPP’s accredited OPAB program.

Oncology pharmacists from these hospitals will complete the program and each participating hospital will conduct an assessment to understand how learning from the program led to overall changes in patient care at their respective practice site(s).

Details of these case study data will be presented at ISOPP's 2025 International Symposium (dates and venue to be announced).

Stay tuned for more innovative educational initiatives from ISOPP!!

ISOPP Collaborations

HOPA - Core Competency Program

On-demand and self-paced, HOPA’s 2023 Core Competency Program is ideal for pharmacists who are not trained in hematology/oncology pharmacy but find themselves needing to apply the Core Competencies.

This product is popular among individuals and institutions looking for the most up-to-date, comprehensive educational program for setting up pharmacists and other medically trained individuals with greater knowledge of oncology pharmacy.

Oncology pharmacists and other cancer care professionals from developing countries can purchase Core Competency on a sliding-cost scale based on rankings from the World Bank.

Highlighted Education Resources

Access the December 2023 online issue of JOPP

One of the benefits of being an ISOPP member is access to the Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice (JOPP). The December 2023 online issue of JOPP is now available via the ISOPP website. 

Read more

Tap into the ISOPP Virtual Library


The Virtual Library is a complimentary member-only 24/7 hub for oncology pharmacy knowledge.  

Read more


Did you know?

You too can be an ISOPP 

Monthly Newsletter Author 

Would you like to contribute articles to be published in the ISOPP NewsletterWe are always looking for contributions.  


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ISOPP's Society and Symposium Management Office

Sea to Sky Meeting and Association Management is ISOPP's Society and Symposium Management Office. We support ISOPP’s volunteer leadership (Secretariat, its Committees, Task Forces and Work Groups), its members and other stakeholders to help achieve ISOPP’s mission to advance oncology pharmacy care for patients around the world. If you have any questions about membership, services, Symposium or the Society, please contact the ISOPP Office directly as follows:

Direct: +1-604-984-6455
Suite 206, 201 Bewicke Avenue 
North Vancouver, BC Canada V7M 3M7
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