2013 Oncology Pharmacy

Welcome to ACCP and ASHP’s 2013 Oncology Pharmacy Preparatory Review Course

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists are pleased to announce the increasingly popular 2013 Oncology Pharmacy Preparatory Review Course. Members of ACCP, ASHP, and the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) may register for this course at the discounted member rate.

Accredited for 23.25 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the course will be offered May 2-4 in Chicago, Illinois. The Oncology Pharmacy Preparatory Review Course is a designed to help oncology pharmacy practitioners prepare for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Certification Examination. This examination is scheduled to be administered on October 5, 2013. The course is also an excellent review for oncology practitioners who seek to remain current in all aspects of their practice area, as well as for pharmacists interested in oncology.

The Oncology Pharmacy Preparatory Review Course has been approved by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties for recertification credit for board certified oncology pharmacists. For more information on the approved recertification program, visit http://www.accp.com/careers/boardbcop.aspx.


Registration is limited to 275 participants so register early!

Meeting Schedule
Meeting Schedule

View all of the activities occurring during the 2013 Oncology Pharmacy Preparatory Review Course.

Meeting Information
Meeting Information

Detailed meeting information can be found in the links below.

Travel and Lodging
Travel and Lodging

The 2013 Oncology Pharmacy Preparatory Review Course will be held at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

Course Content Based on BPS Examination

Course content is based on the BPS domains and knowledge areas that attendees will be tested on during the examination. Topics and scheduled times have been proportioned according to domains and knowledge area emphasis. All topics will be discussed during lecture presentations.

As a participant, you will receive a detailed electronic workbook on a CD-ROM to aid in your preparation for the examination. Filled with patient cases and practice-based self-assessment questions, the course offers an excellent opportunity to assess your knowledge in multiple areas of oncology practice.

Space is Limited: Register Now

This highly popular program has frequently sold out in the past, so be sure to register early. Register by March 21 to take advantage of the discounted early registration fee. Registration is limited to 275 participants.

Cancellations and Refunds

An administrative fee of $75 will be charged for all registration fees canceled before April 18, 2013. Requests for cancellation must be sent in writing to ACCP [fax: (913) 492-0088. Registration fees cannot be refunded for cancellations received on or after April 18, 2013.

Core topics to be discussed include:
  • Acute Leukemia and Tumor Lysis Syndrome
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Chronic Leukemias
  • Disease-Related Symptoms
  • GI Cancers: Pancreatic, Liver, Stomach
  • Head and Neck and Brain Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphomas and Multiple Myeloma
  • Melanoma and Skin Cancer
  • Oncology Drug Literature: Biostatistics and Study Design
  • Ovarian and Gynecologic Malignancies
  • Pediatric Malignancies
  • Pharmacology
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Sarcomas
  • Symptom Management

The following topics will be offered as enduring programs on July 1, 2013:

  • Drug Information and Guidelines
  • Genitourinary Cancers: Renal, Testicular, Bladder
  • Pain Management and Bone Metastases; Spinal Cord Compression
  • The Anticancer Drug Development Process

These topics will be worth 3.75 contact hours of home-study ACPE credit.

Cosponsored by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.