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Dorothy Tscheng , Project Lead

Dorothy Tscheng, RPh, BScPhm, CGP

Dorothy Tscheng joined ISMP Canada in 2007 and is currently a Project Lead. She is responsible for the management of the Ontario portfolio, in addition to the development of ISMP Canada's national safety bulletins.

Dorothy earned her BScPhm. from the University of Toronto and is a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. She has more than 20 years of pharmacy practice in pharmaceutical industry, acute care, drug information, community pharmacy and most recently home care. Dorothy is a published author of several articles and chapters in various pharmacy-related references and resources. Her management tenure includes oversight of the operations of a large drug information centre and responsibility for leading a team to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification.



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Sylvia Hyland

Sylvia Hyland, RPh, BScPhm, ACPR, MHSc (Bioethics)

Sylvia Hyland is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada), an independent, not-for-profit agency committed to the advancement of medication safety.

After receiving her baccalaureate pharmacy degree from the University of Toronto, Ms. Hyland completed a clinical pharmacy residency at Women's College Hospital in Toronto. She earned her Master of Health Sciences in Bioethics through the Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto. Ms. Hyland's professional experience includes positions in clinical and administrative pharmacy in several hospitals in Ontario. In her work for ISMP Canada, she has also assisted with analyses of adverse medication events and has participated in focused reviews of medication use systems in health care.

Ms. Hyland has been a member of Canada's Expert Advisory Committee on the Vigilance of Health Products, and the Ontario Expert Panel on Standards of Care for the Administration of Psychotropic Drugs to Children and Youth in Licensed Residential Settings. Ms. Hyland is currently a member of the National Advisory Council on Prescription Drug Misuse.

Ambika Sharma

Ambika is a graduate from the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy's Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BScPhm) and Post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) programs.

Ambika joined ISMP Canada during her final PharmD rotation, which fostered a keen interest in medication safety and the important role of pharmacists in promoting safe medication practices. She continues to work with ISMP Canada as a Medication Safety Analyst, and has been involved in a variety of initiatives. Current projects include: labelling and packaging initiatives with key stakeholders; coordination of SafeMedicationUse.ca newsletters for consumers; the white paper project to optimize effective sharing and learning from medication incidents; and educational workshops, such as "Best Possible Medication History Training for Pharmacy Technicians".

Julie Greenall

Julie Greenall, RPh, BScPhm, MHSc (Bioethics), ACPR, FISMPC

Julie joined ISMP Canada in 2004 to complete the first Canadian Fellowship in Safe Medication Management and is now a Project Leader with responsibility for analysis of medication incidents.

Julie holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree (1981) and a Masters of Health Science in Bioethics (2006) from the University of Toronto. Julie has 25 years of experience in pharmacy practice, in both clinical and administrative roles. She has worked in community and hospital pharmacy settings, with the majority of her career spent in small community hospitals. Prior to joining ISMP Canada, Julie was Manager, Pharmacy for the North Simcoe Hospital Alliance in Midland/Penetanguishene, Ontario, where she continues to work as a staff pharmacist on an occasional basis.

Julie is a co-author of the Canadian Root Cause Analysis Framework, as well as several medication safety-related articles published in Canada.


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