Excellence in Oncology Pharmacy Practice - Gulf Online Learning Series - Supportive Care Session

October 4, 2023

Building on past collaborations with AstraZeneca Gulf and the Saudi Oncology Pharmacy Assembly (SOPA) , ISOPP presents the content for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Course Online Learning Series taking place monthly from June 2023.  This educational opportunity is geared to intermediate and experienced Clinical pharmacists specializing in oncology in Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Gulf countries. The seven-part series is an invitation-only scientific exchange forum for clinical pharmacists across the Gulf.  The initiative aims to educate pharmacists on recent trends in oncology and international standards.

Supportive Care Session

Presented by Alexandre Chan, Pharm.D., MPH, FCCP, FISOPP, BCPS, BCOP, APh - Wednesday October 4, 2023, 9pm - 10pm Dubai time

Session Description:
The speaker will discuss 1) the latest advances on cancer supportive care and survivorship, aiming to introduce the latest guidelines and therapeutics and 2) the concepts and real-world data on pharmacist-managed supportive care clinics and survivorship. 

Session Objectives: 

•     To discuss basic concepts of supportive care (CINV, Neutropenia, Infections, Anemia)
•    To highlight the most recent advancements in supportive cancer care
•    To discuss concepts and real-world data on pharmacist managed supportive care clinics and survivorship 
•    1-2 case studies

Presenter Information:

Alex Chan is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice at University of California, Irvine, United States. He is an Oncology Pharmacist at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, providing supportive care to patients undergoing chemotherapy and immunotherapy. He is also appointed as a Visiting Professor at the National Cancer Center Singapore. A board-certified specialist in Pharmacotherapy and Oncology Pharmacy, Alex has published over 240 full-length peer-reviewed manuscripts in a wide array of cancer supportive care and survivorship topics. Alex is an elected Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP). He is a Past-President of ISOPP as well as a Board Member for MASCC. He is also an incoming Specialty Council member for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Council.


The other monthly topics and presenters are as follows:

  • Breast Cancer presented by Kellie Jones Weddle, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA - presented in June 2023
  • Lung Cancer presented by Alison Palumbo, PharmD, MPH, BCOP followed by Ahmed S. Alanazi, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP - Wednesday September 6, 2023, 8pm - 10:30pm Dubai time
  • Hematology presented by Ashka Patel, PharmD, RPh, BCOP - date and time coming soon
  • Hepatobiliary Carcinomas presented by Makenna Smack, PharmD, BCOP - date and time coming soon
  • Immunotherapy presented by Alison Palumbo, PharmD, MPH, BCOP- date and time coming soon
  • Ovarian Cancer presented by Shrina Patel, PharmD, BCOP- date and time coming soon