CRANBURY, N.J.–()–Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™ (PTCE), a leader in continuing education for retail, health-system, managed care and specialty pharmacists, announces the expansion of its 2019 Directions in Oncology Pharmacy® conference series to four regional meetings across the United States this fall.

“We are so excited to extend our Directions in Oncology Pharmacy® conference to three additional cities this fall,” said Jim Palatine, RPh, MBA, president of PTCE. “Our overall goal during this year’s program is to help pharmacists enhance their expertise and ultimately improve the care they provide to their patients with cancer.”

The conference dates and locations are as follows:

  • September 7: Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, California
  • October 5: Crowne Plaza Chicago O’ Hare Hotel and Conference Center, Illinois
  • October 19: Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek, Florida
  • November 9: Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, New York

Directions in Oncology Pharmacy® is a one-day regional educational conference that provides live practical education to pharmacists in the inpatient, ambulatory, infusion and specialty pharmacy practice settings. The program will focus on evolving treatment strategies, including the use of checkpoint inhibitors and targeted oral and infusion therapies for the care of patients with solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Specific sessions including head and neck cancer, melanoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, hepatocellular carcinoma, oncology biosimilars, triple negative breast cancer and acute myeloid leukemia will highlight evidence for new therapies and pharmacists’ roles in delivering care to optimize patient outcomes. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, each meeting provides attendees with the opportunity to earn up to 6.0 continuing education credits.

This conference is supported by educational grants from Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Celgene; Eisai; Jazz Pharmaceuticals; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.; and Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, and Janssen Biotech Inc.

For more information and to register for a conference, click here.

About Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™

Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™ (PTCE) is a leader in continuing education for retail, health-system, managed care and specialty pharmacists. PTCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). PTCE’s print, online and live CPE activities are designed to help improve the knowledge, competence and skills of pharmacists so they are better prepared to provide the highest quality of pharmacy care to the patients they serve and to the physicians they assist as part of a multidisciplinary treatment and management team. To learn more about the educational activities sponsored by PTCE, visit


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