Volume 25 | No. 1 | March 2023

Greetings!
President's Message
Evelyn Handel
ISOPP President
At long last, it was so wonderful to see many of you last month at our first in-person meeting in over 3 years at the XXI International Symposium on Oncology Pharmacy Practice (ISOPP 2023).


Keep reading below for more details and updates from ISOPP23, joint membership news, our new Secretariat and Committee chairs, ISOPP 2024 and more!
ISOPP Business News
AGM Recording available online!
 
The recording of ISOPP’s 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 3rd is available on the ISOPP website.


ISOPP 2023 Secretariat Election Results
 
ISOPP’s 2023 Secretariat election took place in January/February. Meet the newly elected Secretariat:
 
ISOPP 'Volunteer Ask'

Look out for an email on how you can become more engaged in ISOPP in the coming weeks!
In the meantime, explore the ISOPP website for an update on who your volunteer leaders are. Please email them if you wish to participate on any of the Committees or Task Forces.
Lynn Nakashima awarded the Prestigious FISOPP Designation
 
Don't tell, show. True leaders do not tell us what to do but show us the way forward.
 
ISOPP Education Committee Update
 
The Education Committee is looking forward to presenting collaborative education projects with AstraZeneca and Dr Reddy’s, along with Masterclasses and Webinars in 2023.
 
ISOPP Sponsored Membership
 
Each year, members graciously donate monies so that fellow oncology pharmacy practitioners, who might otherwise not be able to join ISOPP, are afforded the opportunity.
 


 
Good news! ISOPP members, you can get 10% off BOPA (British Oncology Pharmacy Association) membership fees!  


ISOPP Research Committee Update

The Research Committee continues to engage and support ISOPP members with research initiatives.
 
Engagement & Communications (E&C) Committee Update
 
The E&C Committee is busy with the website revamp, improving the ‘welcome to ISOPP’ new member engagement process, and developing a Strategic Member Engagement Plan.
 
ISOPP Advocacy Committee Feedback
 
Collaboration with WHO on the Cancer Manual, auditing compliance to ISOPP Standards, and a position paper on healthcare disparities are among the Advocacy Committee’s projects.

Oncology Pharmacotherapy and Applications of Biosimilars Program
Have you signed up for the Oncology Pharmacotherapy and Applications of Biosimilars (OPAB) Program yet? This online education program, with accredited and non accredited options, is for ISOPP and CSHP Members who are oncology pharmacists and have practiced for at least one year in the area of oncology pharmacy. Registration is complimentary for ISOPP members. 
 
 Watch out Melbourne, here comes ISOPP 2024! 
 
Come to Melbourne, Australia in 2024 for the XXII International Symposium on Oncology Pharmacy Practice (ISOPP 2024). Look out for communications and news posts announcing the date and venue – coming soon! 
Oncology Pharmacy Around the World
It’s a Wrap! ISOPP2023 Symposium Feedback
 
Finally! For the first time in three years, ISOPP members were able to connect in-person at ISOPP 2023 which took place March 2-4, 2023 in the beautiful, historic city of Seville, Spain. 
 
ISOPP 2023 - A collaboration with GEDEFO-SEFH Annual meeting
 
“…We need to continue the spirit of collaboration and innovation we experienced in Seville. Sharing our knowledge ... and working together will be essential to advance clinical patient care …”

A day in the life of a
South African Oncology Pharmacist
 
“Despite the challenges of our sector, there is no place my team and I would rather be.” 
 
SEFH video created for ISOPP 2023
 
I love how it captures emotions and highlights the role of oncology pharmacists. I would love to share it with others.
 
With less than 2 weeks to go to CAPhO Hybrid Conference 2023, taking place virtually and in-person at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario, from April 13-16, here’s a final invitation to register!
 
Highlighted Education Resources
ISOPP offers online educational opportunities specific to the needs of oncology pharmacy practitioners, facilitated by ISOPP leaders and oncology pharmacy experts.
 
Sessions from ISOPP’s 2023 Symposium (#ISOPP2023) are available for on-demand viewing in ISOPP’s Virtual Library!

The Virtual Library is a complimentary member-only 24/7 hub for oncology pharmacy knowledge. 
 
The 105th issue of the Virtual Journal Club (VJC) is available. To access it, visit the Virtual Journal Club Surveys page or follow the direct link to the survey.  
 
The Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice (JOPP) is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal dedicated to educating health professionals about providing pharmaceutical care to patients with cancer.

Did you know?
  
ISOPP members have access to Sosido, an online knowledge sharing platform designed to speed clinical knowledge transfer between healthcare professionals.
 
You can Follow us on ISOPP’s Social Media

Follow us on ISOPP’s Social Media to stay informed. Check out the new web page under the Communications tab!
 
You too can be an ISOPP 
Quarterly Newsletter Author 

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

Are you or your national organization looking for a way to reach ISOPP members for a research study, to share information or other related oncology pharmacy matters?
  
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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