Friday, December 18, 2015

Third European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy (ECOP)

The European Society of Oncology Pharmacy (ESOP), founded in 2000 in Prague, is the largest organisation of oncology pharmacists in the world with almost 3000 members from 46 countries.

The aim of ESOP is to support optimal treatment for cancer patients, to develop and promote clinical and oncology pharmacy practice through education and training, safe handling and administration of drugs, quality management, research and development and pharmaceutical care.

The announcement for the 3rd European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy has been posted in the website of ESOP and here is the welcome from the President.

On behalf of the European Society of Oncology Pharmacy (ESOP) and the Organizing Committee, we warmly welcome you to the third European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy (ECOP), in the time-honored city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, at 19-21 May 2016.
The experiences of the last two meetings, 2012 in Budapest, Hungary and 2014 in Krakow, Poland, have reassured us of the importance of an exchange not only on a national but on an European level as well.
We are very thankful for the support our meetings have received by the EU Commission and were overwhelmed by the reception of the conferences by both participants and partners from pharmaceutical companies.
We will strive not only to meet the success of the former conferences but to excel it, especially regarding the scientific level.
Close co-operation between oncology physicians and oncology pharmacists is essential for optimal patient care. ECOP 2016 offers a tremendous opportunity for exchange and debate between its over 3.000 members and colleagues and partners worldwide.
The primary focus of this unique European Conference is to promote the highest standards of pharmaceutical care in the management and support of patients with tumors. The latest advances in research, patient management and practice are being showcased in keynote lectures, scientific symposia and poster sessions in two distinct tracks, clinical and practical.
We know that a multi-professional, multidisciplinary approach in oncology will not only ensure economic use of resources but also significantly improve patient safety.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the Opening Event held in the exhibition area of the Conference venue, providing you the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world, to network in a convivial setting and forge new links for future collaboration.
Lastly, but by no means least, our host city will match the exciting promise of the Conference itself. Speakers, participants, guests and friends should make time to discover the wonderful city that is Dubrovnik with its wealth of historical buildings.
We trust that you will return from the Conference inspired by colleagues from around the world and that you will have made new friends and scientific contacts that will support you in your essential work.
We are delighted to be welcoming you to what promises to be a highly educational, collaborative and successful conference.
Klaus Meier
President of ESOP EJOP (European Journal of Oncology Pharmacy)