Education & Conference


The overall goal of educating oncology pharmacy practitioners about current developments is to improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery while maintaining or exceeding the quality of patient care. By informing hematology/oncology practitioners about the latest developments in clinical trials, therapeutic regimens, treatment guidelines, and emerging technologies, these individuals will be well positioned to participate in healthcare initiatives and clinical decision making that will have a direct and positive impact on cancer patient management.

Annual Conference

HOPA organizes an annual conference for hematology/oncology pharmacy practitioners to educate attendees about emerging research and new treatment regimens, provide clinical updates on treatment of tumor types and new supportive care therapies, and present an overview of common clinical and technical issues in the hematology/oncology clinical setting.

Upcoming Conference

13th HOPA Annual Conference: March 29–April 1, 2017 – Anaheim, California

Conference Archives

Archives of Past HOPA Conference Abstracts and Handouts are available here.

HOPA Oncology Pharmacy Practice Management Program

The HOPA Oncology Pharmacy Practice Management Program is a two day meeting designed to guide oncology pharmacy providers on how to effectively manage the expensive, high risk care and oncology medications they provide, while allowing for new technology implementation, safety improvement, and regulatory compliance. HOPA recognizes the financial challenges oncology pharmacists face balancing the needs of their departments to incorporate advancing technological resources and services to improve patient care while the health care dollars they have to work with dwindle. With these issues in mind, Oncology Pharmacists, Pharmacy Managers, Pharmacy Directors, Oncology Residents, Administrative Residents, Oncology Business Managers are encouraged to attend this exclusive program led by experts in the field of oncology pharmacy management.

This robust program delves into several areas of pharmacy services and show attendees how to navigate specific, day-to-day management challenges. Past session topics have included: justification for clinical services, cost containment, CPOE and Smart Pumps, maximizing reimbursement, and regulatory compliance.

Upcoming Program

4th Annual Oncology Pharmacy Practice Management Program: September 22-24, 2016 – Chicago, IL

Course Archives

Archives of Past HOPA Oncology Pharmacy Practice Management Program Handouts are available here.

HOPA University

HOPA University is the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association's site for educational courses, activities, and information supporting oncology and hematology pharmacists. The mission of HOPA University is to offer oncology and hematology pharmacy practitioners and their associates the latest, best, and broadest information, education, and services from leading opinion leaders and sources to help provide the best possible cancer care.

HOPA Reintroduces Live Webinars

HOPA is pleased to announce the addition of live webinars to its slate of professional development offerings. The live webinars will be held at least quarterly, will offer contact hours for continuing education credit, and will be recorded and archived for individuals unable to join the live event. Visit HOPA U for details about upcoming webinars

HOPA Quarterly Journal Club

This journal club shares critical evaluation of primary literature that is pertinent to the practice of pharmacists practicing in oncology. The HOPA Journal Club will have two presenters per session, each discussing a different journal article. Presenters typically are oncology pharmacy practitioners or PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residents. Each article discussion will last 30 minutes (20 minute presentation with 10 minutes for a question and answer session).

What is HOPA University?

  • A centralized library of HOPA-sponsored educational activities and courses
  • The place to claim credit for attending HOPA meetings and for completing other educational activities
  • A permanent transcript of educational credit you have earned through HOPA and HOPA University



Accreditation Statement

The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.