HOPA is committed providing high quality education that is strongly integrated with HOPA’s core passion to support pharmacy practitioners and promote and advance Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy to optimize the care of individuals affected by cancer. HOPA strives to become the destination of choice for quality education focused on creating competent hematology/oncology pharmacists with sound domain knowledge, skills and managerial acumen.  Below is the full spectrum of education offerings – you may also sort by content area, date, delivery method, and if it offers BCOP recertification credit.

Ambulatory Practice

Originally presented at HOPA's 14th Annual Conference, March 2018.

Breast Cancer, Bone Health, and Bisphosphonates: Breaking Down the Role of Bone-Modifying Agents in Adjuvant Breast Cancer

This presentation will discuss currently available or pending literature surrounding the rationale for and use of bone-modifying agents in the adjuvant treatment of breast cancer, including the literature supporting recommendations set forth in the 2017 guidelines published by Cancer Care Ontario and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The discussion will include background for the use of bone-modifying agents in the adjuvant treatment of early-stage breast cancer, dissection of key trials on use in the adjuvant setting, areas of controversy, and current gaps in the literature, such as use of specific bone-modifying agents, timing, and duration of therapy. Key trials discussed will include ABCSG-12, AZURE/BIG 1-04, and the EBCTCG meta-analyses. The presentation will also briefly identify additional roles of bone-modifying agents in the adjuvant breast cancer treatment setting. The goal is for the audience to understand the available data and key literature behind the guideline recommendations to assist with implementing them in clinical practice. This session is directed toward beginning or advanced practitioner pharmacists practicing in an adult oncology setting that includes breast cancer patients.


Kelly Gaertner, PharmD BCOP BCPS

STAMPEDE into CHAARTED Territory: Updates on the Treatment of Castrate-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

The treatment landscape for hormone-sensitive prostate cancer has been transformed recently by new research using additional systemic therapies combined with androgen deprivation therapy. This session will discuss the recent advancements in castrate-sensitive prostate cancer with agents such as abiraterone acetate and docetaxel. Use of systemic agents earlier in the treatment continuum of prostate cancer is not without consequences, and the long-term clinical effects of combination therapy will be reviewed.


Catherine Lee, PharmD BCOP BCPS

Activity type

Patient Management & Therapeutics

Accreditation Statement

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The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. An ACPE statement of credit will be issued only upon completion of the pre/post- assessment and a post-activity evaluation form. ACPE credit must be claimed by March 22, 2021.

This activity has been approved for .1 CEU

This course is also included as part of the Best of 2018 Annual Conference Recordings Bundle.

Release Date: September 26, 2018

Expiration Date: March 22, 2021

Member: $25

Non-Member: $35

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