Sunday, August 23, 2009

3rd Master Class in Oncology Pharmacy Practise

The European Society of Oncology Pharmacy (ESOP) and the Panhellenic Society of Hospital Pharmacists are offering the 3rd Master Class in Oncology Pharmacy. The event will be held in the NJV Plaza hotel, in Athens, Greece, on 23-26 November 2009.

The meeting is the next in a line of successful past events, offering fundamental knowledge to pharmacists in the field of oncology, both for their pharmacy preparatory work and for providing adequate care and support to cancer patients.

This year’s Master Class will focus on the following issues:


• Europe, the Balkans and the future in oncology
• The need for quality standards in oncology pharmacy
• Pharmacist involvement from prescription to administration (Workshop)
• Production procedure & GMP/ Cytotoxic drug deliveries-precautions/ Data management/ Aseptic work/ Documentation/ Delivery of cytotoxic drug preparation/ Validation of procedures and internal inspections
• How to establish and run a cytotoxic preparation service: The experience of different European countries
• Contamination by cytotoxic drugs, adverse effects and associated occupational health risks


• Facilities: rooms, equipment, ventilation, safety cabins. Personal protective equipment: gown, gloves, pumps, etc.
• Devices and safety in use
• Safety Cabinet, isolators, use of devices (Workshop)
• Cytotoxic drug stability
• Demand for ED programmes for preparation and documentation in oncology pharmacy
• Quiz


• Cytotoxic drugs: mechanism of action and their use in clinical pharmacology
• Supportive treatment: pain therapy, nausea-vomiting, fatigue, alopecia, mucositis, diarrhea
• Clinical protocols
• Pharmacovigilance
• Psychological support for the patient
• How can pharmacists manage their feelings of depression?
• Cancer patient management. From diagnosis to therapy (Imaging, pathology, molecular biology, PET scan, mammography, evaluation of results, therapeutic decisions)
• Patient follow-up
• Cancer prevention in the European Union: strategy and actions


• Stability of prepared doses, microbiological risk
• Medication errors
• Emergency in clinical oncology: The medical, pediatric and radiotherapy perspective in oncology and antidotes
• With whom and how do I collaborate in clinical service? (Workshop)
• Quiz

For a detailed timetable of the Master Class, please visit the ESOP website.

Course Details

Official language
The official language of the meeting is English.


European Society of Oncology Pharmacy (ESOP)
Panhellenic Society of Hospital Pharmacists (PSHP)
Mindwork Business Solutions
ConEvent GmbH

Number of participants

The maximum number of delegates is 40. Registrations will be handled on a “first come, first served” basis, therefore please make sure you register as early as possible.

Certificate of attendance

Participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance, following appropriate evaluation of
the knowledge acquired during the Course they attend.


The registration fee is €250 for ESOP members and €300 for non-members. This fee covers your participation in the meeting and social events. Travel and accommodation expenses shall be covered by participants. Registration applications should be directed to Ms. Foteini Papagioti at , no later than Friday, 20 November 2009, preferably with confirmation of payment of the registration fee. After 20 November, you may only register on-site, at the Secretariat operating in the Master Class venue. If you have preregistered, please make sure you bring your registration confirmation with you, so that you can collect your meeting material.

All payments should be directed to:
Bank Account: 342.00.2320002899
Bank Name: Alpha Bank
IBAN: GR4501403420342002320002899


Attendance of all classes and sessions is mandatory for participants. Please note that the
meeting Secretariat will provide you with an electronic badge, which you must scan upon
entering and leaving the classroom.

Travel Arrangements

Please note that all travel arrangements shall be made and covered by participants
themselves. The registration fee does not include travel expenses.

Event Organizer

Mindwork Business Solutions
15, Markou Mpotsari str.
Kifissia, 145 61
Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 210 6231305
Fax: +30 210 6233809
Contact Person: Ms. Foteini Papagioti