The first Africa Regional Oncology Pharmacy Symposium takes place at the Tamarind Tree Hotel, Nairobi and the theme is Navigating the Practice of Oncology Pharmacy

Registration is now ongoing. 

Africa Regional Oncology Pharmacy Symposium 2019 (AROPS2019)

Venue:   The Tamarind Tree Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

Dates: May 16 and 17 2019; (May 18th Masterclasses)

Theme: Navigating the Practice of Oncology Pharmacy

 Time

Topic

Speaker

Thursday, May 16th 2019

07:00 - 08:00

Arrival and Registration

HOPAK

08:00 - 08:30

Welcome Remarks

 

AROPS2019 Chair

HOPAK Chair

ISOPP President

08:30 - 09:00

Opening Plenary - The Cancer Problem in Africa

Alfred Karagu

09:00 - 09:30

The Challenges of Implementing International Standards in Trial Sites in Southern African Resource Limited Countries

Catharina Elizabeth Van der Merwe

09:30 - 10:15

ISOPP Standards: Best Practices and Implementation (Include aspects of CSTD, Clean Room, Training and Validation, Quality Assurance and Audit)

Harbans Dhillon

10:15 - 10:45

Tea Break

 

10:45 - 11:15

Oncology pharmacy service in Ethiopia: Best Experience, Challenges/Gaps and Way Forward

Atalay Mulu

11:15 - 12:00

How to set up an oncology pharmacy services/clean room

Harbans Dhillon

12:00 - 12:45

How to set up a clinical practice in oncology pharmacy; Interventions to improve outcome

Alex Chan

12:45 – 13:05

The Role of The Pharma – Industry in Oncology

Tinashe Zigomo

13:05 - 14:00

Lunch

 

14:00 - 14:45

Oral Chemotherapy Safe Practices

Lisa Holle

14:45 - 15:30

Chemotherapy Orders and Calculations

David Wata

15:30 - 16:15

Medication Safety and Risk Management

Lisa Holle

16:15 - 17:00

Poster Viewing / Explore HOPAK and ISOPP opportunities

 

17:00

Welcome Reception

 

 

 

 

Friday, May 17th 2019

07:15 - 08:00

BD Satellite Symposium

 Larry Sisei

08:00 - 08:45

Management of Paediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Jessie Githanga

08:45 - 09:30

Updates in Breast Cancer Management

Chite Asirwa

09:30 - 10:15

Lung Cancer Management: The Changing Landscape

Andrew Odhiambo

10:15 - 10:45

Tea Break

 

10:45 - 11:00

Selected Abstract 1 – Drug Related Problems in Breast Cancer

Amsalu Degu

11:00 – 11:15

Selected Abstract 2 - Educational needs assessment among community pharmacists in Zimbabwe

Pinky Manyau

11:15 – 11:30

Selected Abstract 3 -

TBD

11:30 - 12:00

How to Conduct Clinical Research in Oncology Practices

Alex Chan

12:00 - 12:30

Pharmacists Perspectives on the Emerging Biosimilar Market

Harbans Dhillon

12:30 - 13:00

Health Economics Application in Oncology

Meaghan Gibbs

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

 

14:00 - 14:45

Colorectal Cancer Updates

Njoki Njiraini

14:45 - 15:30

Prostate Cancer Management: The Past, The Present, The Future

Sitna Mwanzi

15:30 – 15:50

Funding Oncology Treatment – Payer Perspective

Judy Otele

15:50 - 16:30

Access to Oncology Medicines in Africa

Panel Discussion Moderator: Irene Weru

16:30 - 17:00

Closing Plenary

ISOPP/HOPAK/NCI

18:30

Optional Networking Dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant

 

Saturday, May 18th 2019 - Concurrent Masterclasses

1.      Aseptic Dispensing Workshop

2.      Oral Anticancer Therapy

Introduction

The  Hospital Pharmacists Association of Kenya (HOPAK) provides a dynamic platform for the exchange of knowledge among sector players to enhance their contributions to health. We provide timely scientific programs, ongoing education, opportunities for networking, and professional development.

Our website is a resource portal for all practicing hospital and institutional pharmacists in Kenya.

Contact us

Hospital Pharmacists Association of Kenya (HOPAK)
P. O. Box 19859 00202
Nairobi - Kenya
info@hopak.or.ke