Saturday, April 14, 2018

Two Masterclasses are scheduled for April 14, 2018 and organized by ISOPP and the Shanghai Anti-Cancer Association (SACA). These full day practical workshops, specific to the needs of oncology pharmacy practitioners, will be facilitated by ISOPP leaders and oncology pharmacy experts. The maximum class size is 60 participants.

Visit the registration page for fees, method of payment and travel visa requirements. 

Further information on content and presenters will be posted as it becomes available.

Masterclass 1: Safe Handling 

Speakers: Harbans Dhillon, ISOPP President, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Lita Chew, National Cancer Centre, Singapore

The Masterclass is designed for pharmacists who are interested in learning how to handle hazardous drugs safely to minimize exposure in healthcare settings and to protect the environment.


  • Standards of Practice – ISOPP Standards
  • Safe Handling of Cytotoxic Drugs
  • Spill Kit Management
  • Fundamentals of Facilities and Equipment
  • Essentials in Aseptic Techniques
  • Validation Process and Quality Assurance
  • Preventing Medication Errors in Compounding and Prescribing of Cytotoxic Drugs

Masterclass 2: Supportive Care - Pharmacists' Role

Speakers: Alexandre Chan, ISOPP President Elect, National University of Singapore, Singapore and Evelyn Handel, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, USA

This Masterclass is the first part of a cancer supportive care Masterclass series and is designed for pharmacists who are interested in learning about the evidenced-based supportive care strategies for managing toxicities that are associated with cancer and anticancer treatments.

For each topic, presenters will provide clinical cases to demonstrate how toxicities can be prevented and treated using both pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies.


  • Management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • Management of myelosuppression
  • Prevention of extravasation and hypersensitivity reactions
  • Management of oncologic emergencies 

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