The HOPE (Honouring Oncology Pharmacy Excellence) Awards have been created to honour excellence in the practice of Oncology Pharmacy.

The HOPE (Honouring Oncology Pharmacy Excellence) Awards have been created to honour excellence in the practice of Oncology Pharmacy.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Through an independent expert committee, the HOPE Awards recognize individuals or teams who have made significant contribution to oncology in any one of these three areas of practice:

TEACHING AND EDUCATION: OF PHARMACY LEARNERS, PEERS OR PATIENTS

The HOPE Teaching & Education Award recognizes a pharmacist(s) who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to furthering and enhancing Teaching & Education in oncology for HCPs, pharmacy learners or patients. The successful recipient(s) has demonstrated advancements and innovations that:

  • Improved HCP knowledge about oncology therapeutics
  • Improved patient care and knowledge about treatment and disease management
  • Instilled confidence in HCPs, students, patients and caregivers about oncology therapeutics

The successful recipient(s) stands out for excellence, innovative spirit and commitment to furthering education. There must be measurable feedback to corroborate excellence in teaching. For example, a pre- and post-test to show the increase in knowledge based on the teaching initiative.

INTER-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT PATIENT CARE

The HOPE Inter-professional Patient Care Award recognizes a pharmacist(s) who has demonstrated excellence in inter-professional programs and partnerships that ultimately resulted in improved patient care. The successful recipient(s) went above and beyond:

  • By developing inter-professional programs to improve the delivery of patient care
  • By demonstrating excellence in building robust partnerships to enhance the quality of care
  • By creating or supporting innovative inter-professional programs to improve patient safety

The successful recipient(s) stands out for excellence, collaborative approaches, and commitment to improved patient care and has measurable results to corroborate such. As an example, measurable impact could include details of the normal operating procedures in the past compared to procedures after the initiative, with data to show program success, or if too early, details to highlight changes and what it would mean long term.

SUSTAINABILITY AND/OR EFFICIENCY EFFORTS

The HOPE Sustainability & Efficiency Award recognizes a pharmacist(s) who has demonstrated a commitment to supporting the sustainability & efficiency of the healthcare system. The successful recipient(s) has demonstrated:

  • Innovative strategies and programs that improved the sustainability of a specific centre or the broader healthcare system
  • Leadership and commitment to support clinic efficiency and cost-savings programs
  • Leadership and advocacy to support budget sustainability through the utilization of cost saving medications

The successful recipient(s) stands out for leadership, forward thinking, and commitment to sustaining and bettering the healthcare system. There must be a measurable impact to the program or initiative. An example would be demonstrating cost savings.

TEACHING AND EDUCATION: OF PHARMACY LEARNERS, PEERS OR PATIENTS

The HOPE Teaching & Education Award recognizes a pharmacist(s) who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to furthering and enhancing Teaching & Education in oncology for HCPs, pharmacy learners or patients. The successful recipient(s) has demonstrated advancements and innovations that:

  • Improved HCP knowledge about oncology therapeutics
  • Improved patient care and knowledge about treatment and disease management
  • Instilled confidence in HCPs, students, patients and caregivers about oncology therapeutics

The successful recipient(s) stands out for excellence, innovative spirit and commitment to furthering education. There must be measurable feedback to corroborate excellence in teaching. For example, a pre- and post-test to show the increase in knowledge based on the teaching initiative.

INTER-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT PATIENT CARE

The HOPE Inter-professional Patient Care Award recognizes a pharmacist(s) who has demonstrated excellence in inter-professional programs and partnerships that ultimately resulted in improved patient care. The successful recipient(s) went above and beyond:

  • By developing inter-professional programs to improve the delivery of patient care
  • By demonstrating excellence in building robust partnerships to enhance the quality of care
  • By creating or supporting innovative inter-professional programs to improve patient safety

The successful recipient(s) stands out for excellence, collaborative approaches, and commitment to improved patient care and has measurable results to corroborate such. As an example, measurable impact could include details of the normal operating procedures in the past compared to procedures after the initiative, with data to show program success, or if too early, details to highlight changes and what it would mean long term.

SUSTAINABILITY AND/OR EFFICIENCY EFFORTS

The HOPE Sustainability & Efficiency Award recognizes a pharmacist(s) who has demonstrated a commitment to supporting the sustainability & efficiency of the healthcare system. The successful recipient(s) has demonstrated:

  • Innovative strategies and programs that improved the sustainability of a specific centre or the broader healthcare system
  • Leadership and commitment to support clinic efficiency and cost-savings programs
  • Leadership and advocacy to support budget sustainability through the utilization of cost saving medications

The successful recipient(s) stands out for leadership, forward thinking, and commitment to sustaining and bettering the healthcare system. There must be a measurable impact to the program or initiative. An example would be demonstrating cost savings.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

SUBMISSION
FORM

The submission form must be completed in whole and submitted prior to the deadline to the email address provided on the submission form.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

The deadline for the next award cycle is February 13, 2021.  All applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt email within 48 hours of submission. Award winners will be notified in April, 2021 with award presentations taking place in May, 2021.

SELECTION
PROCESS

Submissions will be reviewed and adjudicated by a distinguished panel of pharmacists.

THE
AWARDS

First place award winners will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and may have an opportunity to present their achievement at the CAPhO 2021 conference. Travel to the conference is the responsibility of the applicant.

Second place award winners will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

The HOPE Awards will be presented once a year, in conjunction with the annual Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (CAPhO) conference.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

SUBMISSION FORM

The submission form must be completed in whole and submitted prior to the deadline to the email address provided on the submission form.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

The deadline for the next award cycle is February 13, 2021.  All applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt email within 48 hours of submission. Award winners will be notified in April, 2021 with award presentations taking place in May, 2021.

SELECTION PROCESS

Submissions will be reviewed and adjudicated by a distinguished panel of pharmacists.

THE AWARDS

First place award winners will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and may have an opportunity to present their achievement at the CAPhO 2021 conference. Travel to the conference is the responsibility of the applicant.

Second place award winners will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

The HOPE Awards will be presented once a year, in conjunction with the annual Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (CAPhO) conference.

EXPERT STEERING COMMITTEE

REBECCA ASPEN, BSP

Provincial Manager, Oncology Pharmacy Operations

Saskatchewan Cancer Agency

WENDY BORDMAN, BScPharm, CDE, RPh

Retail Pharmacy

The Hospital for Sick Children

FLAY CHARBONNEAU, BScPharm, CDE, RPh

Manager, Odette Cancer Centre Pharmacy

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

TINA CROSBIE, BScPharm, ACPR, RPh

Clinical Pharmacist, Hematology

The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre
President, Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (CAPhO)

SCOTT EDWARDS, PharmD, MSc (Oncol)

Clinical Oncology Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, Eastern Health
Assistant Professor, Memorial University

SPONSORSHIP

The Apobiologix Partnership Program (APP) is honoured to be an inaugural sponsor for The HOPE Awards in Pharmacy.  

DISCLAIMER: Support of The HOPE Awards by Apobiologix is independent of all buying/prescribing decisions for Apobiologix products. The purchase of Apobiologix products is not required to be a participant in the program. Support of HOPE is not given in exchange for a purchase of Apobiologix products nor a promise to purchase Apobiologix products.

QUESTIONS?

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