Announcing CSHP`s Newest PSN on Oncology and Other PSN News

By: Chris Doody

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Join our newest Pharmacy Specialty Network!

We are excited to announce the establishment of a new Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Network (PSN).

The purpose of the Oncology PSN is to connect and support pharmacists providing care for the diverse group of patients with cancer. Pharmacists may support these patients in a variety of settings, including inpatients, outpatient clinics, community pharmacies, and palliative care teams. This PSN facilitates pharmacists working with patients diagnosed with cancer, whether a patient’s reason for care (e.g., admission) is the cancer itself or not, or regardless of the level of preparedness the pharmacist has in providing care for a patient with cancer, an opportunity to collaborate.

Amy Smith, from the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, will chair the Oncology PSN. She hopes future collaborations and discussions will assist pharmacists caring for someone with cancer. “Feel free to join regardless of your level of oncology knowledge or engagement with these patients,” says Smith.

Who should join?

  • Oncology pharmacists
  • Community based pharmacists dispensing oral chemotherapy agents
  • Palliative care pharmacists
  • Any pharmacist engaging with someone diagnosed with cancer

More PSN News

  • The Surgery PSN has been renamed to the Perioperative PSN. It was felt that the term “surgery” was overly narrow and may not engage many colleagues. It is hoped that the new name will encourage more people to join and be active in this PSN.
  • Not a member of a PSN? The PSNs are a member benefit and are a great support to our members across the country for sharing information and collaborating with colleagues from across the country. It’s simple to do! Just head to MY.CSHP.ca and follow the link to the Pharmacy Specialty Networks page, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and select the networks you would like to participate in. There is a PSN for everyone! 
    • Aboriginal Health
    • Anticoagulation
    • Cardiology
    • Critical Care
    • Clinical Practice Leaders
    • Drug Information
    • Drug Use Evaluation
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • Global Health
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Internal Medicine
    • Maternal Fetal Medicine
    • Medication Safety
    • Neurosciences
    • Oncology
    • Paediatrics
    • Palliative Care
    • Parenteral Services
    • Perioperative
    • Pharmacy Informatics
    • Primary Care
    • Psychiatry
    • Small Hospitals
    • Transplant
  • If you have a suggestion for a new PSN, please refer to the submission link on the website.
  • If you haven’t renewed your CSHP membership for 2016–2017, access to your PSN communities will be terminated as of August 26. To avoid any interruption in your PSN access, renew your membership now. Please note that moving forward, there will be no grace period for lapsed members – access to PSNs will be terminated on June 30, 2017, the same date that your CSHP membership ends.