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The HOPA Annual Conference is the premier learning event for all practitioners who specialize in the field of hematology/oncology pharmacy. Seasoned and newer practitioners alike attend each year to explore current information about new and emerging therapies for hematology and oncology patients, review recent developments in medical literature regarding hematology/oncology medications, and discuss clinical practice and applications. The HOPA Annual Conference is specifically developed to deliver education and resources to help you provide the highest quality of care for your patients.
We are pleased to welcome Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD PhD, a leading cancer physician and researcher, as our John G. Kuhn Keynote lecturer. You may know Dr. Mukherjee as the author of The Laws of Medicine and The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, which won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2011. In addition, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” Ken Burns’ and Barak Goodman’s 6-hour film adaptation of Dr. Mukherjee’s book, aired in March on PBS.
Dr. Mukherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Center. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds degrees from Stanford University, the University of Oxford, and Harvard Medical School. He has published articles in Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Times, and The New Republic.
Travel grants to offset costs to attend the annual conference are available to HOPA members. New this year HOPA has increased the number of grantees to 60 awards, and each grantee will receive $600 for expenses related to travel to the conference.
The distribution of grants is as follows:
Also new this year, 2015 travel grant recipients may apply and receive a grant for the 2016 conference. (Grantees may win up to two years in a row).
The application is now closed.
Conference Buddies (New)
If you are new to HOPA or the conference, consider joining the Conference Buddy program. It's informal—we connect you with a HOPA member and returning conference attendee who will show you the ropes and introduce you around. We are also looking for experienced conference attendees to be buddies. Sign up online or on the registration form.