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Pharmacy Education

Oncology Pharmacy is a rapidly evolving discipline requiring continuous professional development. The educational resources in this section are available for pharmacist, technician and assistant self-directed learning.
Education Programs

BC Cancer Agency Oncology Pharmacy Education Program

The Pharmacy Education Program is intended for pharmacy personnel whose practice involves the care of cancer patients. The program consists of two levels:

  • Level 1 provides the foundation of knowledge required for competence in oncology pharmacy practice.

  • Level 2 facilitates  progress to an advanced level of clinical Oncology practice.

BC Cancer Agency Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

Frequently asked questions

  • The BC Cancer Agency Pharmacy Frequently Asked Questions section contains an archive of questions frequently asked by community oncology network (CON) pharmacy staff. 

Presentations

Hazardous Drug Spill Control in Pharmacy

  • Inservice 
  • Quiz 
  • BCCA Pharmacy Directive VI-10: Hazardous Drug Spill Control in Pharmacy - located in the Module 1 Directives of the BC Cancer Agency Pharmacy Practice Standards for Hazardous Drugs.

Expires July 22, 2017

Laboratory Monitoring in Oncology 

Expires November 12, 2019

Use of Filgrastim with Cancer Chemotherapy

  • This presentation has been retired. Please refer to the FAQ What are Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factors (GCSFs)? [Clinical FAQs]
Please contact a CON Educator with any questions about the inservices or any other questions you may have.
 

Education rounds and inservices hosted by BCCA Pharmacy may be video-recorded and posted here for educational purposes only. Please note that consent from the presenter has been granted for all video-recorded sessions.

2014


What is the Point of Systemic Therapy - Looking for Intent (Feb 2014) 
Speaker: Dr. Mario de Lemo, Provincial Drug Information Coordinator, BCCA - Provincial Pharmacy


2013


Highlights from the National Oncology Pharmacy Symposium 2013 (Nov 2013) 

Speakers: Winnie Cheng, Pharmacist, BCCA - VC 
                Maryam Daftarian, Pharmacist, BCCA - VC

Combined Blockade for HER-2 - Why Two is Better Than One (Oct 2013) 
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Chia, Medical Oncologist, Breast Tumour Group Chair, BCCA - VC

Anticoagulant Choices in Renal Impairment (Oct 2013)
Speaker: Dr. Karen Shalanksy, Pharmacotherapeutic Specialist - Nephrology, VGH

Drugs and the QT-Interval: Strategies for Managing QT Prolonging Medications (Jun 2013)
Speaker: Dr. Cesila Nishi, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Infectious Disease, VGH

Getting Ready for Accreditation 2013 - Demystifying "Managing Medication Standards" (Mar 2013)
Speaker: Tonya Ng, Medication Safety Coordinator, BCCA - Provincial Pharmacy

Head and Neck Cancer - Treatment Update (Feb 2013)
Speaker: Karen Mason, HN Tumour Group Pharmacist, BCCA - FVC


2012


Highlights from the National Oncology Pharmacy Symposium 2012 (Nov 2012) 
Speakers: Joan Fabbro, Oncology Certification Pharmacist, BCCA - Provincial Pharmacy 
                Rhonda Kalyn, Pharmacy CON Educator, BCCA - CSI
                Dr. Sally Waignein, Provincial Pharmacy Education Coordinator, BCCA  - Provincial Pharmacy

Palliative Care in the 21st Century: A Shifting Paradigm  (Aug 2012)
Speaker: Dr. David Ng, Clinical Pharmacist, Fraser Health Authority

Incomplete Testosterone Suppression with LHRH Agonists: Does It Happen and Does It Matter? (Jul 2012)
Speaker: Dr. Tom Pickles, Radiation Oncologist, BCCA - VC

Journal Club: Ipilimumab and Vemurafenib for Metastatic Melanoma (May 2012)
Facilitator: Dr. Sally Waignein, Provincial Pharmacy Education Coordinator, BCCA - Provincial Pharmacy

Pharmacy Research for Non-research Pharmacists  (Apr 2012)
Speaker: Dr. Mario de Lemo, Provincial Drug Information Coordinator, BCCA - Provincial Pharmacy

An Update on Prostate Cancer  (Jan 2012) - Thanks to the Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (CAPhO) for contributing the audio files.
Speaker: Victoria Kletas, GU Tumour Group Pharmacist, BCCA - Provincial Pharmacy


2011

Clinical Pearls  (Oct 2011) - Counselling Approach to NSAID/ASA Use in Cancer Patients; Chemotherapy Dosing in Obese Patient
Speaker: Dr. Sally Waignein, Provincial Pharmacy Education Coordinator, BCCA - Provincial Pharmacy

Lapatinib in Metastatic Breast Cancer  (Aug 2011)
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Chia, Medical Oncologist, Breast Tumour Group Chair, BCCA - VC 

Prevention and Treatment of Tumor Lysis Syndrome  (Jul 2011)
Speaker: Dr. David Ng, Clinical Pharmacist, Fraser Health Authority

Introduction to Survival Analysis and How to Evaluate Its Use in Research Publications  (Jun 2011)
Speaker: Jeremy Hamm, Biostatistical Analyst, Surveillance and Outcomes Unit, BCCA

Collaborative Practice Research  (Apr 2011)
Speaker: Dr. Lee-Ann Martin, Medical Oncologist, BCCA - FVC

Everolimus: New Hope for Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma  (Mar 2011)
Speaker: Dr. Sally Waignein, Provincial Pharmacy Education Coordinator, BCCA - Provincial Pharmacy


Please contact Dr. Sally Waignein, Provincial Pharmacy Education Coordinator, BCCA, if you have any suggestions for topics and/or speakers. 

 

Other Education

Live

Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (CAPhO) Conference

  • April 20 - 23, 2017
  • Banff, Alberta

International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP) Conference

  • April 26 - 29, 2017

    Budapest, Hungary

Online

Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (CAPhO) Inservices

Family Practice

Pediatric Oncology

Medical Oncology

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