Volume 26 | No.6 | June 2024

From Netty Cracknell, President


Dear Member, 

It is with great pleasure I can announce the launch of a new education course in the ISOPP e-learning platform called the ‘Pharmacy anti-cancer drug course’ which is available to all members for no fee. This course is brought to you in collaboration with eviQ Education, a program of the Cancer Institute NSW in Australia. The Pharmacy anti-cancer drug course provides foundation level education for pharmacists working in cancer care setting and is a great resource for colleagues who are new to oncology. In addition, friendly reminder that two more courses are available to all members for no fee: the Understanding Targeted therapies and Immunotherapies for Cancer (UTIC) course and the Oncology Pharmacotherapy and Applications of Biosimilars (OPAB) Program. This concludes our three-month roll out of new education courses on our website and we look forward to working on new projects for the future. Until then, keep an eye on our webinar schedule which are occurring regularly in different topics for ongoing learning.  

The ISOPP leadership team are working on various elements to continue planning the 2025 symposium with CAPhO and looking forward to our symposiums in 2026, 2027 and even 2028! Don’t forget to mark the dates of April 3-7, 2025 in your diary for the ISOPP CAPhO 2025 International Symposium and Masterclasses in Victoria, BC, Canada. 

If you would like to submit an article for this newsletter please visit: https://www.isopp.org/communication/isopp-newsletter. We are especially looking for A ‘Day in the Life of a [name of country] oncology pharmacist’ articles to share with our global colleagues about oncology pharmacy practice around the world. 

You can support ISOPP by sharing our no-fee membership with your connections. We currently have over 95 countries represented but we hope to extend the support ISOPP can offer. Please spread the word within your country and further if you can. 

And finally, a friendly reminder that our next webinar is on the ISOPP Oncology Pharmacy Practice Standards: Investigational agents and aseptic handling on 18th July. For more information on this and our other webinars click here.

Netty Cracknell

ISOPP President 2024 - 2026

ISOPP News and Update

Launch of Pharmacy Anti-Cancer Drug (PAD) Course

The Pharmacy Anti-cancer Drug course supports pharmacists to develop the knowledge and clinical skills required to work safely with anti-cancer drugs and the patients receiving them. It has been brought to you in collaboration with eviQ Education, a program of the Cancer Institute NSW in Australia.

For more information on the course click here: https://www.isopp.org/education-resources/pad

The OPAB (Oncology Pharmacotherapy and Applications of Biosimilars)


 Complimentary for ISOPP members and therefore can be accessed for no-fee.


The course was developed to support oncology pharmacy staff to introduce biosimilars safely and confidently into their clinical practice in collaboration with the multidisciplinary healthcare team. ISOPP presents this education program by giving both fundamentals and advanced aspects of 1) pharmacotherapy of various cancers, 2) implementation of biosimilars in oncology practice and 3) interpretation of available scientific and regulatory data and pharmacist’s recommendations for using biosimilars in different cancers.


For more information, please click here: https://www.isopp.org/opab



Our next webinar is -

ISOPP Oncology Pharmacy Practice Standards: Investigational agents and aseptic handling

Presented by: Maria Asuncion Albert-Mari and Peter Yap

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 05:00 PDT

For your local times and more details click here: https://www.isopp.org/education-resources/webinars

You can also use this link to access previous webinar recordings such as 

Highlights from COSA ASM 2023, In collaboration with COSA (CPG), BOPA, CAPhO and ISOPP from June 25th

And ISOPP Collaborative Drug Shortages Webinar: Understanding Oncology Drug Shortages from an International Perspective from May 29th.

JOPP Call for Reviewers


The Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice (JOPP) is looking for ISOPP members to serve as reviewers for articles submitted to the journal.

Reviewers help maintain the high-quality of papers published in JOPP by:

Providing guidance about suitability for JOPP’s scope

• Providing critical review of submitted papers

• Completing review within two weeks 

Sage supports diversity and inclusion for all aspects of journal management. The Sage Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pledge can be found here.


If you are interested in being added to the JOPP reviewer list, please send a brief description of your relevant experience and your CV to Barry Goldspiel, JOPP Editor and ISOPP Secretariat Member, at brgoldspiel@gmail.com.

New members meeting date


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 and Past President and hear how you can make the most of your membership!

1. Wednesday, September 4, 2024 at 4am PDT Click here for the local time of the meeting for you.

2. Wednesday, September 4 2024 at 10am PDT Click here for the local time of the meeting for you.

Click here for more information: https://www.isopp.org/membership/new-member-virtual-welcome-meeting

ISOPP CAPhO Symposium 2025


Mark your calendars and save the date! The ISOPP CAPhO Symposium is taking place on April 3-7, 2025 in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada! Enhance your practice, collaborate with your national and international colleagues, and join us here.

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:

Email:  membership@isopp.org

Direct: +1-604-984-6455

Suite 206, 201 Bewicke Avenue 

North Vancouver, BC Canada V7M 3M7


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