HOPA News Media Contact

For questions or further information, please contact:
Jeff Price
Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association
Integrated Marketing Manager
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Press Materials

HOPA Board

To learn about the HOPA Board of Directors and the Committees, visit our HOPA Board and Committees page.


About HOPA

For more information on what HOPA is and who its members are, read the Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association Brief.


About Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists

For general information about hematology/oncology pharmacists, read The Role of Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists.

The Oncology Pharmacist interviews Steve Stricker about The Evolving Role of Oncology Pharmacists.


Annual Report

We are excited to share our Annual Report which details the progress and efforts our great organization over the past year.


Scope of Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Practice

Read the full document.


Public Policy Activities

Read about HOPA Public Policy on the Advocacy Activities in the Public Policy Agenda pages.


Public Policy Issue Briefs


The Evolving Role of Oncology Pharmacists
(The Oncology Pharmacist) August 2017 – Dr. Steve Stricker speaks with The Oncology Pharmacist about the importance of provider status, challenges oncology pharmacists face, and the most fulfilling part of his work.

Geriatric Assessments and Medication Therapy Management Approaches in Elderly Oncology Patients
(The Consultant Pharmacist®) August 2017 – HOPA recently collaborated with the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists on an article of interest to oncology pharmacists working with an older population.

‘Broken’ System for Pricing Drugs Hurting Patients
(Pharmacy Practice News) November 2016 – Dr. Peter Bach, keynote speaker at the HOPA Oncology Pharmacy Practice Management Program, argues that drug pricing should be tied for value to combat spiraling chemotherapy and drug costs.

Lower Readmission Rates Associated with Pharmacist-Assisted Transitional Care Program

(The Oncology Pharmacist) May 2016 – This article discusses research presented at the HOPA Annual Conference is regarding the impact that the transition of care process has on unplanned, 30-day readmission rates of inpatient oncology services.

Motivational Interviewing Can Improve Adherence to Oral Cancer Agents
(Pharmacy Practice News) April 2016 – Dr. Jenny Van Amburgh discusses strategies for helping patients who are nonadherent to their oral cancer therapy at the 12th HOPA Annual Conference.

Talking CINV: Expanded Treatment Options Can Offer Relief
(Oncology Nursing News) February 2016 – Dr. Scott Soefje comments on the importance of communication between patients and their healthcare team regarding chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

Board-Certified Oncology Pharmacists: Their Potiential Contribution to Reducing a Shortfall in Oncology Patient Visits
(Journal of Oncology Pharmacy) March 2016 – Several HOPA members collaborate to demonstrate the ability for oncology pharmacists to help fill the gap during the projected shortage of oncologists.

Leftover Cancer Drugs in Vials Cost $3 Billion Annually
(Medscape) March 2016 – HOPA Past-President Dr. Scott Soefje comments on the timely issue of wasted cancer drugs and overspending.

Press Releases


HOPA is Proud to Share the JCPP Board of Governors Approval of the Revised Definition for Medication Management Therapy (MMT) to Medication Management Services (MMS)

ACCC, HOPA, NCODA, and ONS Partner to Launch Oral Chemotherapy Education

HOPA and Medscape Education Oncology Announce Partnership for Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Education


CancerLinQ LLC Partners With Pharmacy Professionals

New Toolkit Encourages Better Communication to Help Prevent Patients from Suffering in Silence Due to Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting

HOPA announces 2017 Practice Management Program

HOPA Announces 2017 Membership Award Winners at 13th Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA

HOPA Announces the 2017 Class of Fellow of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association

Larry Buie, PharmD BCOP FASHP, New HOPA Board Member at Large for 2017-2018 Term

Ryan Bookout, PharmD BCOP BCPS, New HOPA President-elect for 2017-2018 Term

HOPA Announces New President Susannah Koontz, PharmD BCOP FHOPA


Siddhartha Mukherjee to be Keynote Speaker at HOPA Annual Conference March 16–19, 2016—Atlanta, GA

Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Launches Emerging Issues in Oncology Webinar Series for BCOP Recertification Credit

HOPA Announces 2016 Membership Award Winners at 12th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA

Susannah Koontz, PharmD BCOP FHOPA, New HOPA President-elect for 2016-2017 Term

Edward Li, PharmD, MPH BCOP, New HOPA Board Member at Large for 2016-2017 Term

HOPA Announces New President Dr. Sarah Scarpace, PharmD MPH BCOP

HOPA Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (FHOPA)

HOPA Takes Oncology Pharmacy Education to the Next Level with All New HOPA Oncology Pharmacy Updates Course, July 15-16, 2016 – Orlando, FL

Provide Best Practice Cancer Care with Cost Savings - HOPA Oncology Pharmacy Practice Management Program, September 23-24, 2016 - Chicago, IL

Live Repeat of the Highly Rated BCOP Specialty Sessions Originally Presented at HOPA Annual Conference - September 22, 2016, Chicago, IL

HOPA Research Grants Announced — Val Adams, PharmD BCOP FCCP, and Jill S Bates, PharmD MS BCOP, Recipients — Totaling Nearly $60,000 in Funding


Press Credentials

Press passes are issued to individuals representing a recognized news organization, including freelancers who contribute to such organizations. To obtain a press badge, both photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, and identification certifying that you are a working member of the print, broadcast or online media are required. Such identification includes press credentials, or a business card and samples of your work. All freelancers must present a letter of assignment.


Individuals who receive exhibitor passes are not eligible for press passes.

HOPA has the right to inspect the credentials of anyone registering as press and reserves the right to refuse to register any individual as press.

Ineligible Registrants: HOPA does not issue press badges to: publishers or a publications’ advertising, marketing, public relations, sales, circulation, or any other non-editorial function representatives; industry/exhibitor press officers and their public relations consultants; financial or business analysts; educational program developers (including CME writers and editors); trade media management personnel; or other individuals who are not actually reporting on the meeting.

Media who produce a communications vehicle that is sponsored by a single organization or whose revenue for the publication or issue of a publication depends solely on coverage of HOPA’s meeting also are ineligible to receive press credentials. In addition, media who produce communications vehicle that uses HOPA’s name or logo to imply endorsement from HOPA also are ineligible to receive press credentials. HOPA  prohibits the development of CME content based on information presented at its meeting.

Be advised that based on space requirements, HOPA reserves the right to limit the number of press badges issued to a media organization. Typically, no more than five press passes will be issued to any one news organization.



Credentialed media have access to all general sessions  (NOTE: at the sole discretion of the speakers at these events, press may be permitted to attend if space permits). Social events, such as receptions, are open only to those who purchase tickets. HOPA reserves the right to restrict attendance at any session.


Video/Photo/Audio Recording Regulations

Filming and photography in the HOPA  Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall/poster area are prohibited.
Television, video crews and still photographers covering the meeting are required to check-in immediately at the registration desk each day.

Television, video crews and still photographers must be accompanied by a HOPA representative at all times when shooting inside the HOPA Annual Meeting. Shooting schedules should be provided in advance to ensure HOPA staff availability.


Recording of Sessions and Exhibits

Hand-held audio recorders and still cameras are acceptable, assuming that intellectual property copyrights are respected, except that an exhibit and/or poster may not be photographed or videotaped without the permission of the authorized exhibitor and/or presenter. Moving video recording requires the permission of the presenter(s). Under no circumstances may presentations be rebroadcast.


Recording in Exhibit Hall

Exhibits may not be photographed or videotaped unless permission by the authorized exhibitors and/or presenters is granted.



Reproduction of materials such as abstract data, posters, presentation slides, etc., requires first obtaining permission from the listed author(s) and/or presenter(s) as well as from any individual or group that may hold copyright on the material. Please ask HOPA staff for assistance in obtaining the appropriate permission. Journalists violating copyright may have their press credentials denied the following year.

Press passes are distributed on site, as are all materials related to the meeting (including the Abstract Supplement). Meeting information is posted online. Press releases are distributed on an embargoed basis.



Members of the news media will need to be pre-qualified and register in advance of the HOPA Annual Meeting by phone 847/375-4717 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Press credential requirements must be met. Freelancers must present an assignment letter and copies of recently published work.


Registered Media List

HOPA will not make a list of registered media publically available.


Scientific Papers & Visuals

Journalists who want to view and reproduce posters, slides, graphs and other visuals to illustrate news coverage must have the presenters' permission. HOPA staff will assist with requests to obtain and use such materials.


Scientific Presentations/Plenary Sessions

As a courtesy to presenters, television and video crews and photographers must obtain permission of the speaker and moderator before shooting presentations. Television and video crews may not use artificial lights during presentations. Lights may be used only before the session begins or after it concludes. Flash photography during scientific presentations and plenary sessions is not allowed.


Changes in News Media Guidelines

These policies are subject to change at any time.