The first Africa Regional Oncology Pharmacy Symposium takes place at The Nairobi Hospital Convention Centre (TNHCC) and the theme is Navigating the Practice of Oncology Pharmacy. Registration is now open. 

The program is subject to change. Session descriptions and speakers will be added as information is confirmed.

Thursday, May 16

 07:00-08:00  Arrival and Registration
 08:00-08:30  Welcome Remarks
 08:30-09:30  Opening Plenary: The Cancer Problem in Africa
 09:30-10:15  ISOPP Standards: Best Practices and Implementations
 10:15-10:30  Tea Break
 10:30-11:15  Case Study: How to Set up Oncology Pharmacy Services and Clean Room
 11:15-12:00  Case Study: How to Set up a Clinical Practice in Oncology Pharmacy
 12:00-12:45  Chemo Orders and Chemotherapy Dose Calculations
 12:45-14:00  Lunch
 14:00-15:00  Medication Safety and Risk Management
 15:00-16:00  Oral Anticancer Drugs Safe Practices
 16:00-17:00  Best Abstracts Oral Presentations

Friday, May 17

 08:00-08:45      Cancer Management in Africa: Paediatric Oncology (Burkitt’s Lymphoma, Wilms tumor,  ALL)
 08:45-09:30      Cancer Management in Africa: HIV Malignancies
 09:30-10:15      Cancer Management in Africa: Solid Tumors (Breast, Prostate, Colorectal)
 10:15-10:30      Tea Break
 10:30-11:00      How to Conduct Collaborative Research
 11:00-11:30      How to Conduct Collaborative Clinical Research in Oncology
 11:30-12:00      Pharmacists' Perspectives on the Emerging Biosimilar Market
 12:00-12:30      Updates on Pharmacogenomics / Complementary Alternative Medicines
 12:30-14:00      Lunch
 14:00-15:00      ASCO/ESMO Updates
 15:00-16:00      Access to Oncology Medicines/Programs in Africa - Panel Discussion
 16:00-17:00      Closing Plenary
 18:30      Optional Network Dinner

Saturday, May 18

Masterclasses (Available to ISOPP members. Participation is not included in Symposium registration and an additional fee applies)

  • Asceptic Technique Workshop
  • Oral Anticancer Therapy Workshop


The  Hospital Pharmacists Association of Kenya (HOPAK) provides a dynamic platform for the exchange of knowledge among sector players to enhance their contributions to health. We provide timely scientific programs, ongoing education, opportunities for networking, and professional development.

Our website is a resource portal for all practicing hospital and institutional pharmacists in Kenya.

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Hospital Pharmacists Association of Kenya (HOPAK)
P. O. Box 19859 00202
Nairobi - Kenya