Patient Advisory Panel
The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association can be summarized this way: We bring both the heart and science to cancer care.
We see the impact of cancer and blood diseases on patients and their loved ones every day. That's why our Patient Outreach Committee created the Patient Advisory Panel to give a voice to those being directly affected by cancer treatment.
Patient Panelists Share Their Perspectives
The Panel gives patients and survivors who have been impacted by cancer or blood diseases an opportunity to share their perspectives, which may influence HOPA’s programming, initiatives, policies, and publications. Adult patients of all ages, stages in therapy, and cancer/disease types may apply. Click here to apply!
To access Patient Education materials, please click here.
HOPA Patient Advisory Panel Members
HOPA’s Patient Outreach Committee (POC) is pleased to introduce the HOPA Patient Advisory Panel. The panel is instrumental in reviewing HOPA’s programming, initiatives, policies, and publications to ensure these resources meet the needs of their primary audiences and provide a patient perspective.
HOPA is grateful to the Panel, which consists of patients and/or survivors who have been impacted by cancer and blood diseases. Please read their biographies for a deeper (and often personal) reason for their selection as HOPA Patient Advisory Panelists.
New Patient Panelists Welcome!
As a HOPA member, your support is instrumental in determining the quality of the Patient Advisory Panel. That is why we’re asking you to review your list of patients, determine if you know individuals that meet the Panel criteria and ask them to apply for the Panel!
If you or your patients have questions, please contact email@example.com
Thomas Henry III, who served on the HOPA Patient Advisory Panel, passed away in February of 2022. In addition to being a CLL patient, Thomas was a Registered Pharmacist with more than 40 years of experience. Since 2008, he had served in seventeen health systems on an interim basis as the Director of Pharmacy or Chief Pharmacy Officer.
Thomas brought a unique perspective to the Patient Advisory Panel as both a cancer patient and pharmacy professional. We are grateful for Thomas's service with HOPA and are proud of the impact he made throughout his life.
Patient Advocacy Town Hall – A Night of Patient Advocacy
HOPA’s 2021 Annual Conference included a session with representatives from six cancer patient advocacy organizations. The goal of the session was to better educate HOPA members about the opportunities that exist within patient advocacy organizations in order to better inform their patient care. During the session, the representatives spoke about what their organizations offer patients, caregivers, and survivors in the areas of creating community, unique tools & resources, and financial & emotional support.
Click here, to read summaries of the six participating organizations representing CancerCare, Cancer Support Community, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PAN Foundation, SITC, and Stupid Cancer.