Volume 27 | No.3 | March 2024



It has been so exciting to see the growth of the ISOPP global oncology pharmacy community since the launch of no-fee membership in January. It is truly an honor and a privilege to be part of such a supportive and diverse global community, all working together to advance oncology pharmacy care for patients throughout the world.


Whether you are a newer member or a long-time member I am so grateful that you are here, and I really enjoyed meeting many of you at the New Members Welcome Meetings that took place earlier in March. For those who would like to join us for the next round, we will be scheduling additional meetings later in the year so please keep an eye out for more details to follow!


As you may have seen in last week’s announcement on behalf of the ISOPP Secretariat and Chairs, we introduced the 2024-2027 Strategic Plan which builds upon the 10-year vision introduced in 2023 and continues the foundation laid by previous versions of the strategic plan. The ISOPP Committees and Task Forces are already working hard to achieve these goals, and we invite you to volunteer and contribute to the progress!


I am also happy to share that earlier this month, the new ISOPP Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Task Force officially launched, chaired by Jen Jupp. The Task Force will be developing a position statement and initiatives to help champion EDI principles across the Society, and I thank all the Task Force volunteers who will be contributing to this important work.


Please continue reading below for more ISOPP news and updates including publication and reviewer opportunities in JOPP, and a new educational course launching next month.


I look forward to seeing you online at the Annual General Meeting on April 30, 2024 at 05:00 PDT and/or in person at ISOPP’s 2024 Australasian Regional Symposium in Melbourne on April 20-21, 2024!


With Warm Regards,

Evelyn Handel

ISOPP President

ISOPP News Update

Final Winner of FREE Symposium Registration


There is no fee for ISOPP membership as of January 1, 2024. All existing and new members were entered into the draw for three FREE international symposium registrations for ISOPP25.

The winner for the March draw is Marcia Kausch, Pharmacist at HHCS in the UK. Congratulations!

Review the Agenda and RSVP for 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). Click here to review the agenda.

There will also be an educational session following the AGM entitled “Targeting the 10 Hallmarks of Cancer – How far have we got?” presented by Elaine Vickers, PhD.

Please RSVP here if you plan on attending.

JOPP Call for Article Submissions

Submit your paper to the Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice (JOPP), ISOPP’s official peer-reviewed publication. JOPP is an indispensable pharmaceutical journal to assist in enhancing your practice to improve patient outcomes.

JOPP publishes:

   Comprehensive and critical reviews of drug use in cancer patient care

   Original research focusing on medication management

   Institutional policies on medication use with outcome indicators

   Guidelines for oncology pharmacy practice and medication use in patients with cancer

   Reports of innovative services, policies, and outcome measure tools

   Select case reports of unusual adverse reactions to anti-cancer medications

   Opinions about controversial therapeutic areas and comments about practice-related issues

   Brief commentaries on articles published in the journal or other information of interest

JOPP offers a very friendly review process where the reviewers and editors work with authors to try and get their papers published.

JOPP submission guidelines and the link to submit a paper can be found here

If you have any questions about a potential submission, please contact Barry Goldspiel, JOPP Editor and ISOPP Secretariat Member, at brgoldspiel@gmail.com

Introducing UTIC - A New Education Course for ISOPP and BOPA Members 

The new course will consist of 24 bite sized videos aimed for pharmacy staff across the globe. There are five modules:

1.    Cancer biology and genetics

2.    Targeted cancer treatments

3.    Introduction to immunotherapy

4.    Immunotherapy with checkpoint inhibitors

5.    Targeted treatments and immunotherapies for haematological cancers

Join us at the AGM for the official launch followed by an educational session by the content author! Click here for more information.


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.

Member Publications – Sosido Update


The ISOPP community on Sosido will be closing down at the end of April 2024, with the final ISOPP Sosido email digest being sent out on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Since ISOPP's launch on Sosido in May 2019, we've had the privilege to feature more than 820 publications authored by ISOPP members - thank you for sharing your hard work!


If you're a member or follower of another community on Sosido, you will continue to receive the weekly Sosido email digests through your other community(ies).

If you're not a member or follower of another community on Sosido, but would like to continue to receive the weekly Sosido email digests, we encourage you to follow another community before April 24th, or sign up here anytime.

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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