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Dear ESOP-members!

In this newsletter we would like to present the upcoming MasterClass in Thessaloniki and impressions of th ECOP 3 in Dubrovnik.

Eda Gedikoglu

Impressions after ECOP

3rd European Congress of Oncology Pharmacists (ECOP3) was held between 19-21 May 2016 in Dubrovnik/Croatia. In my opinion, one of the most beautiful moments of this convention was the opening ceremony. All participants were fascinated with the Croatian music band’s unique presentations accompanied by regional melodies. The opening speech was held by Klaus Meier, ESOP chairman. Then again opening ceremony ended with music.

The participation to the congress was held with over five hundred participants. The participants were not only from European countries, but also from Asian, African and American countries. Congress continued for three days with workshops and scientific presentations. Presantations were made and trainings were given by the professionals around the the world. Clinical pharmacy in Japan, patient education studies in Italy, surveys, presantations which wsa containing many clinical practice in the world's different countries, clinical studies, pharmacoeconomic studies of different countries were remarkable presentations in the congress.

Aseptic Working Training (Training Workshop for Spill Kits, Hand Washing & Disinfection, Working Usage of Clean Kit) was performed as a Workshop. At the end of the theoretical and practical trainings certificates will be given to the participants by ESOP. The training was organized as webinars at certain times within the theoretical part in advance and completed with workshops for congress participants who attended to the webinars.

In the meantime, let's make a disclosure; According to the training program and the result of exam which will be held in previous days, trainer certificates will be given to our colleagues by ESOP.
This training is important, because by this way Oncology pharmacy has gained a standard in aseptic work training and many of our collegues could add value to our profession by taking trainer certificate. We believe in that they could increase the quality of education in oncology pharmacy in their own countries. We also sincerely hope the continuation of this valuable education with an increasing number of the participations.

ESOP Turkey, France and Luxemburg delegates were made jury presidency in the poster competition. Nelly Etienne-Slloum from France was awarded the winner prize with the poster entitled, "Educational Program for Patients on Oral Chemotherapy: Challenge for Treatment Adherence and Quality of Life".

Congresses are not the only places for people which could make exchange of scientific information. Especially international congresses bring together and meet professionals from different nations, provides opportunity to the people who wants to promote their own culture, to know other cultures and also allow them to merge with each other. To increase the participation of many countries is important to increase the establishment of international relations. We also add this request here.

Let's talk a little bit about Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Mediterranean. This city is one of the ancient cities of the world and has hosted the ECOP congress. Wandering around the historical castle with surrounded walls, reminiscent of an old town, makes you feel like on a trip from the past to the present. Also there is a pharmacy museum contains one of the world's oldest three drugstores and continues to serve in the castle.

Wishing to meet in the next Congress ...

The Webcast of the European Congress of Oncology Pharmacy is online available now!
To watch the lectures online follow the Link below.


10th Masterclass in Oncology Pharmacy Basic/Intermediate
10th – 14th October 2016 – Thessaloniki, Greece

On behalf of the European Society of Oncology Pharmacy (ESOP) Education Committee in cooperation with the Panhellenic Scientific Association of Greek Hospital Pharmacist (P.E.F.N.I) / National Scientific Subgroup for Oncology Pharmacy, we warmly welcome you to the 10th Masterclass in Oncology Pharmacy Basic/Intermediate, in the most historical city of Thessaloniki/Greece, 10-14 October 2016.

The Masterclass offers fundamental and advanced knowledge to pharmacists working in the field of oncology, both for their pharmacy preparatory work and for providing adequate care and support to cancer patients. We would like to take this opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world, to network in a convivial setting and forge new links for future collaboration. Speakers and participants should make time to discover the wonderful city that is Thessaloniki with its wealth of historical landscape & roads.

We trust that you will return from the MC Thessaloniki 2016 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.

More information you will find at our website esopmasterclass.org

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