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Registration for ABC Course 2 is now closed. 

About

ABOUT

The Addressing Basics in Cancer (ABC) program was designed to provide oncology-specific pharmacy education to healthcare professionals looking for additional education. The course takes advantage of a virtual platform without compromising the necessary interactions with instructors. Lectures are held weekly on zoom for 1.5 hours and participant/instructor engagement is encouraged.

 

After 3 successful cohorts of ABC Course 1, the steering committee has developed ABC Course 2, which will build on concepts learnt in the first course and includes new topics. ABC Course 2 will begin in January 2024. 

 

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THE STEERING COMMITTEE

The ABC Program was developed by an expert steering committee of oncology pharmacists – Scott Edwards, Flay Charbonneau, Glenn Myers and Tina Crosbie, and is supported by an unrestricted grant from Apobiologix through the Apobiologix Partnership Program.

Features

ABC COURSE 1

Stay tuned for future cohort information!

ABC Course 1 is available to anyone interested in looking to broaden their knowledge on the fundamentals of oncology, supportive care and ways to manage side effects for patients suffering from cancer. While the program is ideal for new pharmacist practitioners, it is open to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, assistants, students or other healthcare professionals looking for additional education.

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Part 1 of the program began in 2021 and has run 4 times with over 160 participants to date from across Canada.

ABC COURSE 1
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PROGRAM SYLLABUS

TOXICITY AND SUPPORTIVE CARE:

1.     Nausea/vomiting and other gastrointestinal toxicities

2.     Pain

3.     Dermatological toxicities

4.     Immune-mediated adverse events

5.     Hematological toxicities

6.     Drug interactions

7.     Patient education

Solid Tumors:

8.     Breast cancer

9.     Lung cancer

 

Complex Care:

10.   Complex cases

COURSE DETAILS

TIMING:

  • The course includes a total of 10 weekly sessions.

 

LOCATION:

  • The course is virtual and all meetings will be held on Zoom.

  • Sessions are recorded so participants are able to access the material after the live lecture. (See requirements for attendance expectations)

PROGRAM WORK:

  • Before each session:

    • Independent completion of mandatory pre-read material (approximately 30-45 min).

 

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  • During each session:

    • Live, didactic presentation by Keynote Speaker.

    • Case presentations and discussion with an expert panel.

    • Presentation slides are available in French and are distributed prior to the live lecture to allow you to follow along.

    • Live polling questions are conducted during each presentation to gauge understanding.  

 

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Requirements:

  • Pre-requisite: CAPhO Oncology Basics. *must show proof of completion

  • Participants are required to attend 8 out of 10 sessions live-virtual sessions. Attendance is taken at every lecture to ensure all participants meet attendance requirements. 

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion indicating the total hours allotted for the course.

FAQs

How do I know if I am eligible?

  • The program is open to anyone interested in learning about oncology pharmacy. Participants should have basic knowledge of oncology and oncology drugs and must meet the prerequisites below.

 

What are the course prerequisites?

  • Required: Completion of CAPhO Oncology Basics program. *If you are in the process of completing oncology basics at the time of registration, please contact info@ABCOncPharmacy.com to let us know.

  • Suggested: Completion of the BC Cancer Drug Interactions Modules.

  • Suggested: Review CAPhO OFD database and webinars related to program topics.

 

How much does the program cost?

  • $100 for all CAPhO members. If you are not a member, please contact us.

Is the program Accredited?

  • No.

 

WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO ALL COURSE MATERIALS?

  • Yes, all slides will be available prior to each lecture via our course platform. You will also have access to all recordings.

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN THE COURSE?

  • Each cohort aims to have no more than 40 participants to ensure all participants can interact with one another and the instructors.

Projects

ABC COURSE 2

Begins January 2024! Registration opens December 4, 2023.

ABC Course 2 is a secondary course as part of the ABC Program designed to expand on topics presented in ABC Course 1 and introduce new topics surrounding the fundamentals of oncology. Course 2 will advance your knowledge in oncology and oncology drugs through a 9-week program focused on delivering content through case examples.

The course is available to anyone who has completed Course 1. Enrolment will occur on a first come first serve basis, and spots are limited. Registration opens December 4th, 2023.
 

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ABC COURSE 2
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COURSE 2 SYLLABUS

Advanced topics:

  1. Hematology 201

  2. Advanced Breast

  3. Advanced Lung

  4. GI (CRC focused)

New topics:

5. Multiple Myeloma

6. Renal Cell Carcinoma

7. GU

8. Lymphoma

Week 9 will be an opportunity for participants to submit case studies for group discussion.

COURSE DETAILS

TIMING:

  • The course includes a total of 8 content sessions and 1 session where participants can discuss real cases as a group.

  • The sessions will run consecutively on Tuesday evenings from January 23 to February 20 (5 weeks), and then again from March 12 to April 3 (4 weeks) at 7:00-8:30pm EST. (Note: Week 9 of the program will occur on Wednesday, April 3, instead of the standard Tuesday evening).

 

LOCATION:

  • The course will be virtual and all sessions will be held on zoom. All course content will be available on a virtual classroom.

PROGRAM WORK:

  • Before each session:

    • Independent completion of mandatory pre-read material (approximately 30 min).

 

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  • During each session:

    • Live, interactive presentation of case studies by Keynote Speaker and expert panelists.

    • Presentations and discussion will be conducted in English, but slides are available in English and French. French slides will be distributed prior to the live lecture.

 

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of ABC Course 1 with proof of certification.

  • Mandatory attendance at 6 out of 8 live-virtual sessions.

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion indicating the total hours allotted for the course.

FAQs

If I have misplaced my ABC Course 1 certificate what do I do?

 

How can I sign up for ABC Course 1 if I have not yet completed that program?

  • Visit ABC Course 1 page for information on when registration for the next cohort of ABC Course 1 will open.

 

How much does  ABC Course 2 Cost?

  • $100 for all CAPhO members. If you are not a member, cost specifics will be available on the registration form.

Is the Course accredited?

  • No.

 

WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO ALL COURSE MATERIALS?

  • Yes, all slides will be available prior to each lecture via our course platform. You will also have access to all recordings.

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN THE COURSE?

  • Each cohort aims to have no more than 40 participants to ensure all participants can interact with one another and the instructors.

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