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Desde el 17 al 20 de abril de 2016 en el Hotel Sheraton de Santiago se realizará el XV International Symposium on Oncology Pharmacy Practice (ISOPP) por primera vez en Latinoamérica es una oportunidad única donde podamos actualizarnos sobre diferentes tópicos en oncología.


Ten Weeks Away: Register, 

Book your Accommodation, and Make Travel Arrangements

The XV International Symposium on Oncology Pharmacy Practice (ISOPP 2016) is just over two months away. The Symposium takes place at the Sheraton Santiago Hotel in Santiago, Chile from April 17-20.

Education, Celebration, Connections, Global Perspective and an extraordinary country are all reasons to attend ISOPP 2016. You have not registered yet? Make sure you:

  • Register online by Monday, February 22 and save up to 250 Euro.
  • Book your accommodation at the Symposium venue, the Sheraton Santiago Hotel, by Wednesday, February 17 to take advantage of the discounted hotel rate offered to attendees.
  • Make your travel arrangements – plan your visit to Santiago and book sightseeing tours.

Spread the word using #ISOPP2016 and please forward this notice to your friends and colleagues who may be interested in what ISOPP 2016 has to offer.

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors for their support and participation.

We look forward to seeing you in Santiago in April.



Alejandra Barahona

Symposium Chair

 Sulamita Miranda Nam

 Program Co-Chair


Alexandre Chan

Program Co-Chair



Top5Top Five Reasons to Attend ISOPP 2016

#1 – Education

When you participate in a highly education-enhancing Symposium such as ISOPP 2016, you will be part of a comprehensive program. The program will address leading edge topics during five plenary, two panel and nine concurrent sessions. New ideas will be shared in posters and platform presentations and up-to-date information presented in sponsored satellite symposia and sponsor and exhibitor displays.

#2 – Celebration

Join colleagues and other oncology pharmacy practitioners from around the world in celebration of ISOPP’s first 20 years and to learn about and discuss ISOPP’s future plans in connecting and informing oncology pharmacy practitioners everywhere.

#3 – Connections

From the Opening to the Closing Ceremonies, you will be surrounded by oncology pharmacy practitioners from around the world who are facing the same issues, solving the same problems and celebrating the same successes – all with a different lens. Consider the connections you will make that will help you advance your profession from so many different angles.

#4 – Global Perspective

You will gain a global perspective of oncology pharmacy practice. The role of the oncology pharmacist continues to grow and evolve in South America and around the globe. Don’t miss this one time chance to get essential updates from 40 international and locally invited speakers. Reduced fees are available to attendees from Chile.

#5 – Chile

Chile is a World Class wine destination and home to the stunning Andes Mountains. Come explore Chile’s fascinating capital Santiago and be tempted by the extraordinary scenery and adventures other parts of Chile have to offer.



RegistrationRegister Now

Register online by Monday, February 22 and pay the following rates for your full Symposium attendance:

Host Country (Chile) Member/Non Member

300 Euro

ISOPP Member

550 Euro

Non-ISOPP Member

700 Euro


Full Symposium registration fees include admission to:

  • Scientific sessions
  • ISOPP Annual General Meeting
  • Satellite symposia
  • Exhibits and posters display
  • Welcome Reception
  • Lunches on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Refreshment breaks
  • Evening Event on Tuesday

Student, resident and daily rates are also available.  Registration information is available on the ISOPP 2016 website.


Is funding a challenge or does your employer need convincing? We have created a guide to help garner the support you need. 



AccommodationBook your Accommodation

The Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Center, located at Ave Santa Maria 1742, is the venue for ISOPP 2016.  It is in walking distance of legendary sites such as Pablo Neruda’s house, Parque Metropolitano Zoo, San Cristóbal Hill, and the district’s best shopping, restaurants, and pubs. It is also a short 15 minute drive from the airport (SCL) and within easy driving distance of Viña del Mar, world-class ski centers, lakes, and mountains. 

Sheraton Santiago Hotel

Book your accommodation at the Sheraton Santiago Hotel by Wednesday, February 17 to take advantage of the discounted hotel rate of 110,000 CLP per room and night (single/double occupancy) including breakfast plus 19% tax. There are three easy ways to make your reservation:

1.     Make your hotel reservation online; or

2.     Call the hotel’s reservation department at 123-00200126 (toll free) or 56-2-22335000 and reference “ISOPP16” to obtain the discounted rate; or

3.     Email the hotel’s reservation department a



PAGProgram Highlight

The theme of ISOPP 2016 is Oncology Pharmacy Practice: a Global Perspective and you can expect to get essential updates that will enhance your work as well as examples of best practice from around the world. The program will feature speakers from 14 countries.

In addition to plenary, panel and concurrent sessions, three satellite symposia, organized by our Palladium sponsors, will share current information. The Symposium schedule provides you with time to visit the sponsor and exhibitor displays, review the posters sharing new research and ideas and network with international leaders and pioneers in oncology pharmacy.

Opening Plenary: Access to Cancer Medicines: Global Disparities Deserve Global Attention

Julie Torode, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Geneva, Switzerland

Sunday, April 17, 16:15-17:15


Cancer is composed of a complex set of heterogeneous diseases which require very different and multidisciplinary approaches to assure optimal outcomes for patients. With our improving understanding of the molecular characteristics of cancer and an increasing array of tools to intervene, most patients today can expect to benefit from clinical intervention – whether achieving long-term remission, cure, or palliation. However, this progress is predicated on the assumption that cancer patients have routine and continuous access to quality affordable cancer medicines.

In recent years the global health community has begun to focus its attention on NCDs – including cancer – as evidence of the current global epidemic has grown. Following the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs in 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) developed its Global Access Plan on the Prevention and Control of NCDs. Supported by a resolution on Access To Essential Medicines, adopted by WHO in 2014, this Plan calls for – among other targets – an 80% availability of affordable, basic technologies and essential medicines by 2025, including those for cancer.

In spite of commitments of all governments around the world to this global inspirational goal on access and emerging discussions on universal health coverage, many under-resourced countries lack the bandwidth to develop national cancer formularies and address the complex web of barriers and challenges to implement the necessary infrastructure and processes at a national level. Recognising more than 60% of the world’s total cases of cancers occur in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America, and these regions already account for approximately 70% of the world’s cancer deaths, UICC advocates for urgent attention to address the global disparity in availability and access to cancer treatment and care services as well as rational selection of cancer medicines aligned with national needs.

Learning Objectives:


1.     Give an overview of UN process that have put access on the global health agenda;

2.     Introduce UICCs work on essential cancer medicines which provided the basis of updates adopted in the new 2015 WHO Model List of Essential Medicines;

3.     Consider the role of the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines as a first step in stimulating national action and access to life saving cancer treatment services; and

4.     Discuss additional barriers and challenges such as regulatory and distribution hurdles and opportunities for ISOPP to bring expertise and engagement to achieve the 80% by 2025 target.



ChileChile’s Fascinating Must See Places

Chile is a World Class Wine Destination and home of the stunning Andes Mountains. In addition to the must see places mentioned below, there are many wine-producing valley’s with different climatic conditions. Whether you choose to visit Valparaiso, the Atacama Region or just stay within Santiago, be sure to explore and experience all that Chile has to offer. A selection of  Daily,  Pre and Post Tours is available on the ISOPP 2016 website.


Santiago is Chile’s capital and largest city, surrounded by snow capped Andes and the Chilean Coastal Range. Downtown Santiago has 19th century neoclassical architecture with art deco and neo-gothic styles throughout its winding streets. Several stand-alone hills, River, urban parks and the Andes Mountains can be seen from most points in the city.

Must see places within Santiago:

  • Cerro San Cristobal
  • La Vega Central and Mercado Central (Markets)
  • Bellavista Tourist District
  • La Moneda (Presidential Palace)
  • The Chile Pre-Colombian Art Museum



Nicknamed “The Jewel of the Pacific”, Valparaíso was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site based upon its improvised urban design and unique architecture. Valparaíso’s unusual system of funicular lifts (steeply inclined carriages) is recognized as one of the world’s 100 most endangered historical treasures. Built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the city boasts a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways, embodying a rich architectural and cultural legacy. Valparaíso is Chile’s main seaport and one of South Pacific’s most important seaports. When in Valparaíso, pay a visit to Viña del Mar, known for its placid resorts, malls, extensive coastal high buildings, hotels and various entertainment venues. The two cities are located 90 minutes northwest of Santiago.


Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

Easter Island, famous for its volcanic rock sculptures (maoi), is one of the most remote places on Earth. Explore the unique landscape or relax on an un-crowded beach, Easter Island is a peaceful, mysterious escape.


San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama is a town set on a high plateau in the Andes Mountains. Its surrounding landscape is comprised by desert, salt flats, volcanoes, geysers and hot springs. The Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth.


Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine is a National Park located in Chile’s Patagonia region. The soaring mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers make for a stunning landscape to visit and explore. Lake Grey, located in the National Park, can be sailed by a vessel leading up to a glacier. Other activities include fishing, hiking,  whitewater kayaking and observing the wildlife.




SponsorsSponsors and Exhibitors

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors.














ISOPP’s Society and Symposium
Management Office

Sea to Sky Meeting Management is ISOPP’s Society and 2016 & 2017 Symposium Management Office. If you have any questions about membership, services, ISOPP 2016, ISOPP 2017 or the society, please contact the ISOPP Office directly as follows:

Suite 206, 201 Bewicke Avenue

North Vancouver, BC Canada V7M 3M7 


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Testimonials from ISOPP 2014

“A wonderful conference and quite a step above other oncology conferences I have been to.”

“Great to hear about pharmacy practice from an international perspective.”

“It was a very nice few days with a variety of topics and presentations across the conference. Posters were great as well.”

“This was my first ISOPP. I was very impressed!” 

Excellent educational program. Great opportunity for networking with colleagues and catching up with old friends.” 

“Diverse topics, excellent speakers. Global perspective.”


Symposium Theme

Oncology practice is changing day by day, and the role of oncology pharmacists continues to grow and evolve. ISOPP 2016 will provide oncology pharmacy professionals with essential updates to enhance their work and examples of best practice from around the world. View the program at a glance which is developed around the theme Oncology Pharmacy Practice: a Global Perspective


Key Dates


Early Bird Registration Deadline: Monday, February 22


Online Registration Closes: Thursday, April 7



Booking Deadline: 

Wednesday, February 17



Become an 

ISOPP Member

ISOPP members’ number one priority is helping individuals affected by cancer with the best possible drug therapies. Are you an oncology pharmacy practitioner providing clinical pharmacy and/or cytotoxic preparation services for cancer patients?


Join ISOPP to help achieve more in your profession.


Keynote Speakers

Julie Torode, MD

Deputy CEO and Advocacy & Programmes Director of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Geneva, Switzerland


Christian Caglevic, MD

Medical Oncologist and Head of Early Development Drug Unit of Instituto Oncologico, Fundación Arturo López Pérez, Santiago, Chile

R. Donald Harvey, PharmD

Associate Professor, Hematology/Medical

Oncology, Director, Phase 1 Clinical Trials Section, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, USA

Mario Lacouture, MD

Associate Professor and Oncodermatology Program

Director, Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA