CAPhO Hybrid Conference 2024

Presenter Biographies

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Jeanette Bear

A Wolastoqey woman from Neqotkuk, New Brunswick. Mother of 2 boys and have spent most of my career in Finance here in Neqotkuk. Over the past year I have been the main caregiver of my Mother whom was diagnosed with inoperable Stage 3 lung cancer. My understanding of the traditional medicines have helped my mom overcome many challenges we still face today.

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Nikki Blosser
Clinical Practice Leader, Pharmacy, Tom Baker Cancer Centre — Calgary, Alberta
I graduated from Memorial University in 2010 and then moved to Calgary to complete a pharmacy residency with a focus in oncology. Since that time I have been working as a clinical pharmacist in the BMT program at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and served as the interim clinical research pharmacist in the hematology, oncology and transplant clinic at Alberta Children’s Hospital. I am currently a Clinical Practice Leader for ambulatory oncology and rural pharmacy teams and chair of CAPhO's Education Committee, Pharmacists - Advanced. I have an interest in survivorship and enjoy participating in research projects with the BMT long term follow-up clinic.
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Phillippe Bouchard
BParm, MSc, BCOP
Pharmacist, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Montreal QC
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Kristin Campbell

Kristin Campbell, BSc, PT, PhD is a licensed physical therapist and a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She also an Affiliated Scientist in the Cancer Control Program at the BC Cancer Research Institute. Her research focus is on the role of exercise in cancer rehabilitation and survivorship She has published over 150 peer review papers, and she was the co-lead of the 2019 exercise guidelines for cancer survivors from the American College of Sports Medicine.  She is a member of the Oncology Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.  

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Lauren (Flay) Charbonneau
Manager, Pharmacy, Pharmacy, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre — Toronto, Ontario
Long time CAPhO and CAPhO Conference organizing and sponsorship committee member. Member of ISOPP, and founding member of local Toronto oncology pharmacists’ group, OPTRA. Oncology pharmacy education is so important to what we do every day; it helps to inspire new and seasoned practitioners to make a difference for their patients.
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Scott Edwards
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pharmacy, Eastern Health — St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Scott Edwards is currently the Clinical Oncology Pharmacy Specialist at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He is also an assistant professor at the School of Pharmacy and the Discipline of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is active in clinical cancer research in the area of chemotherapy toxicities, supportive care and oral chemotherapy adherence. He graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a B.Sc. (Neuroscience) in 1994 and a B.Sc (Pharmacy) in 1997. In 2005, he graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington. He completed a Master’s degree in Oncology from Newcastle University in 2015.
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Marc Geirnaert
Director of Provincial Oncology Drug Program, Pharmacy, CancerCare Manitoba — Winnipeg, Manitoba
Marc Geirnaert graduated from the University of Manitoba with his Bachelor of Sciences in Pharmacy in 2002. Marc is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP) and received his FCAPhO (Fellow of Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology) designation in 2023. Marc started working in oncology and hematology in January 2003 and has worked in a variety of clinics such as lymphoproliferative diseases, genitourinary and central nervous system tumors. Since June 2014, Marc is the Director of Provincial Oncology Drug Program at CancerCare Manitoba. Marc is also the current chair of the pan Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) Provincial Advisory Group. Marc’s interests include implementation of new therapies in oncology/hematology including immunotherapies and biosimilars.
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Neil de Haan
Coordinator, Provincial Pharmacy Information Systems, Provincial Pharmacy, BC Cancer — Vancouver, British Columbia
Neil de Haan is a Provincial Pharmacy Information Systems Coordinator at BC Cancer. Working with the Provincial Health Services Authority IT department (PHSA PDHIS), he is responsible for the selection, implementation, and maintenance of optimal pharmacy-managed computer systems for the six (6) regional cancer centres, Provincial Pharmacy, and the Provincial Systemic Therapy Program. He plans, develops, maintains, and supervises education and information for the implementation and ongoing utilization of these systems. Neil has a keen interest in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Usability, Technology-Induced Error, and Medication Adherence. In his nearly 15 years with BC Cancer, Neil has been involved in many Pharmacy Informatics initiatives as a technical expert such as the implementation of a Dose Error Reduction System (smart pumps), implementation of a health-authority wide Electronic Health Record (EHR), replacement of the BC Cancer Online System for Cancer drug Adjudication and Reimbursement (OSCAR) and the Compassionate Access Program (CAP) software, and the implementation of an IV Workflow Solution.
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Hailey Hill

With over ten years of retail and hospital pharmacy experience, I am a Registered Pharmacy Technician applying my clinical knowledge and expertise as an IMIT Oncology Systems Analyst. I am motivated and optimistic about the future of healthcare through innovation and technology.

Sean Hopkins
Senior Program Advisor, PDRP, Cancer Care Ontario — Barrie, Ontario
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Thomas Joly-Mischlich
Pharmacist, Pharmacy, CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS — Sherbrooke, Quebec
Thomas Joly-Mischlich is an oncology pharmacist at CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS in Sherbrooke, Qc. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and his Master degree in advanced pharmacotherapy from the Université de Montréal in 2010 and 2011 respectively. He is working as an oncology pharmacist and as an associate professor of Sherbrooke University Medecine Faculty. During the last years, he led key projects in Quebec surrounding oral therapy pharmaceutical care and Patients Reported Outcome. He is also the lead investigator on the Onco-Expert project that developed an oncology protocol prescription and management software used in Quebec.
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Teri-Lynn Kingston

I am a Pharmacy Technician currently working at the Saint John Regional Hospital in New Brunswick for the past 2 years but started my career in 2001 in community Pharmacy at Shoppers Drug Mart where I still work part time.  I am a trained Compression Sock Fitter and also have a Technical Permit to Administer Injections from the NBCP, I have a strong background in Third Party billings and have a reputation for troubleshooting claims that seem impossible to resolve.  When not working you will find me in the gym, appreciating both the mental and physical benefits and this love of the gym recently steered me in the path of body building and am now prepping for my first show.  

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Aimee Kohler

Aimee Kohler is a Pharmacy Technician and Acting Regional Compounding Supervisor for Horizon Health in New Brunswick. Embracing responsibility, Aimee fosters a sense of integrity, and is a catalyst for positive change.  Her biggest accomplishments during her pharmacy career are earning her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and creating and implementing a NAPRA compliant non-sterile compounding program in Horizon Health pharmacies. When not immersed in the world of pharmacy, you’ll likely find Aimee outside. Her idea of a wild night consists of swatting mosquitos and convincing her son there’s not a vicious animal outside the tent.

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Sheri Koshman
BScPharm, PharmD, ACPR, FCSHP

Dr. Koshman is an Associate Professor of Medicine with the Division of Cardiology at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton.  She practices in the Heart Function Clinic and the Cardio-Oncology Clinic at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. She is the co-lead of the first Advanced Pharmacy Residency Cardiology program in Canada. She teaching in the cardiology blocks for both the Faculty’s of Medicine and Dentistry and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and is a clinical preceptor for both PharmD students and pharmacy residents. 
Dr. Koshman is a former member of the Canadian Cardiovascular Heart Failure Guidelines Committee, is a member of the Alberta Health Services Strategic Clinical Network Heart Failure Working Group and co-developer of the Med-HF App, a heart failure app aimed at helping front line practitioner manage heart failure medications. 
She was one of the first 15 pharmacists to be awarded independent prescribing rights in Canada. 

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Kimberly Kuik
BScPharm
Pharmacy Professional Practice Leader, Pharmacy, BC Cancer — Victoria, British Columbia
Kimberly Kuik is the Pharmacy Professional Practice Leader at BC Cancer – Victoria. As the pharmacy leader, she is responsible for the pharmacy operations at her centre which include sterile product preparation, ambulatory oncology pharmacy activities, implementing new treatment options and support for clinical trials. Kimberly has been involved in many provincial BC Cancer Pharmacy Initiatives. She participated in the Oral Chemotherapy task force at BC Cancer and has special interest in developing follow-up protocols for patients on treatment at home. As well, Kimberly represented BC on the Clinical Operations Working group of the pan-Canadian Oncology Biosimilar Initiative and served on the BC Cancer Biosimilars Steering Committee. Most recently, she was the Clinical Operation Lead for BC Cancer’s implementation of an IV Workflow Solution across its pharmacies.
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Michael LeBlanc
Clinical Resource Pharmacist, Oncology, Pharmacy, Horizon Health Network — Moncton, New Brunswick
Clinical Resource Pharmacist (Oncology) providing care for patients receiving oral anti-cancer therapies.
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Maya Leiva

Maya Leiva is an Advanced Practice Pharmacist and holds a Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy. Dr. Leiva received their pharmacy degree at Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy.  They most recently assisted the Inova health System to complete its first Health Equality Index survey. Their research interests include supportive care, LGBTQIA+ specific health needs, reducing health disparities among marginalized communities, and oncology stewardship to reduce financial toxicities to patients and health care. Dr. Leiva is affiliated with West Coast University as an Associate Professor and is the Director of Infusion Services for Bass Cancer Center in California. 

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Tara Leslie
Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmacy, University of Alberta — Calgary, Alberta
Dr. Tara Leslie is a Clinical Associate Professor with the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta. She is also the Director for the Certificate to Canadian Pharmacy Practice program. Tara teaches oncology related curriculum to learners in a variety of courses and programs with The Faculty and maintains a clinical practice in hematology at the Tom Baker Cancer Center in Calgary. Tara’s credentials include Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy, a Masters of Education in Health Sciences Education and a post-professional PharmD. As part of Tara’s PharmD experiential education, Tara travelled to northern Uganda where she collaborated with pharmacy and oncology staff at St. Mary’s hospital to improve chemotherapy safety processes and deliver care to pediatric oncology patients.
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Mova Leung
Oncology Pharmacy Practitioner, Oncology, North York General Hospital — North York, Ontario
Mova is the Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner at North York General Hospital. She leads and promotes the clinical activities of the oncology pharmacy team, and drug utilization for the Cancer Care program. She is also Course Coordinator and Adjunct Lecturer of the Hematology, Oncology and Immunotherapy course at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Pharmacy. Mova Leung graduated from the University of Toronto with her BSCPhm, then a PharmD and subsequently completed a Pharmacy Practice residency. She also holds her Board Certification in Oncology. She is the Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner at North York General Hospital and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Pharmacy. At NYGH, she leads and promotes the clinical activities of the oncology pharmacy team, drug utilization, and drug access navigation for the Cancer Care program. Working closely with oncologists and hematologists, the Allied Health team, and Palliative Care, she strives to optimize patient care. At the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mova is course coordinator and lecturer for the Oncology, Hematology and Immunology course. Her other professional activities include precepting, publishing, research and involvement in institutional, regional, and national oncology committees.
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Melissa Lo
Clinical Pharmacist, Outpatient Malignant Hematology/bone Marrow Transplant, Pharmacy, University Health Network- Princess Margaret Hospital — Toronto, Ontario
Melissa received her PharmD from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2011 and went on to complete an Ambulatory Pharmacy Practice Residency at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in 2012. Shortly after, she joined the ambulatory pharmacy team at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre where she has been practicing for the past 7 years and more recently is splitting her time in the malignant hematology day unit . She has participated in a variety of educational roles and quality improvement projects. She was part of the pilot project exploring the role of a pharmacist in an interdisciplinary outpatient malignant hematology clinic and most recently completing a secondment with Investigational Pharmacy Services.
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Meagan London
BSc., BSc. Pharm, ACPR
Pharmacist, Oncology, Horizon Health Network — Rothesay, New Brunswick
Meagan London, BSc., BSc. Pharm, ACPR is a Clinical Pharmacist practicing in both inpatient and outpatient hematology/oncology in Saint John, NB. She graduated from Dalhousie College of Pharmacy in 2022 and completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency with Horizon Health Network in 2023.
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Bernard Marini

Bernard Marini, PharmD, BCOP is a Clinical Pharmacist specialist in Hematology and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. He completed Pharmacy School, a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, and a PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy at the University of Michigan, thereafter taking a position as the inpatient hematology clinical pharmacist at U of M in 2014. In his clinical practice, he takes care of patients with acute leukemias, aggressive lymphomas, and other hematologic malignancies. He is heavily involved in research aiming to improve outcomes in patients with hematologic malignancies and has over 75 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Marini is also one of the founding members of the global Common Sense Oncology movement. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching his two daughters’ hockey and lacrosse teams, brewing very average beer, and doing his worst Auston Matthews impression on the ice for his local hockey team.

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Françoise Mathieu

Françoise Mathieu is a Registered Psychotherapist in the province of Ontario with over 25 years of experience in the field of mental health and crisis intervention. She is a nationally recognized subject matter expert on secondary traumatic stress and burnout. Françoise is the author of The Compassion Fatigue Workbook, founding member of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Consortium, and the Executive Director of TEND Academy Ltd., an organization that works with individuals and teams providing education, tools, and resources to help manage the effects of high-stress and traumaexposed work.

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Thomas McFarlane
Clinical Lecturer/Researcher, Pharmacy, University of Waterloo — Kitchener, Ontario
Tom is currently a Clinical Lecturer and a researcher at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy in Kitchener, Ontario, where he created, coordinates, and teaches the oncology portion of the curriculum in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and conducts practice based research.
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Christine Peragine
Lead Pharmacist, Oral Anticancer Medication Program, Pharmacy, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre — Toronto, Ontario
Dr. Christine Peragine is the Lead Pharmacist for Sunnybrook’s Oral Anticancer Medication (OAM) Program at the Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Christine graduated from the University of Toronto combined BScPhm-PharmD program in 2015 and started her PhD training and Antimicrobial Stewardship-Infectious Disease Pharmacy Fellowship in the same year. She has worked in Ambulatory Oncology since 2018 and is passionate about advancing pharmacy practice, research, and education. Over the course of her career, Dr. Peragine has spearheaded over 25 practice-based research initiatives, published over 30 unique abstracts, and presented at over 15 academic conferences. She has received over $110,000 CAD in grant funding and was the recipient of the 2022 Sunnybrook Practice-Based Research and Innovation Award of Inquiry. Her commitment to teaching is demonstrated by the number of students and trainees she has precepted (>30), and the creation and launch of clinical and research co-op opportunities with the OAM Team in Fall 2022.
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Joy Rashid

Joy is a graduate of the University of Manitoba BSc. Pharmacy program in 2011 after which she worked at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg for two years. She completed a hospital residency program at The Ottawa Hospital in 2014 and has worked there since then, specializing in inpatient malignant hematology. Most recently, Joy has shifted to a primarily outpatient-based practice in her role as a Hematology Program Coordinator at Extend Pharmacy, an oncology focused community pharmacy. She has taken on roles as a pharmacy preceptor, OSCE assessor, past member of the CAPhO Education Committee, contributed to research residency projects and participated in an international mission/preceptorship with Pharmacists Without Borders. 

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Daniel Rayson
MD, FRCPC
QE II Health Sciences Centre — Halifax, NS

Dr. Rayson is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at Dalhousie University and an attending medical oncologist at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre. He is a former Chair of the NS Provincial Breast Cancer Site team, Division Chief, and prior Director of the Atlantic Clinical Cancer Research Unit (ACCRU). His main areas of clinical and research interest are in neuroendocrine tumors and breast cancer.

Jacqueline Richard
BSc, BSc Pharm, ACPR
Pharmacist, Pharmacy, Horizon Health Network — Saint John, New Brunswick
Jacqueline Richard, BSc, BSc Pharm, ACPR is a Clinical Pharmacist practicing in both inpatient and outpatient hematology/oncology. She completed her PGY1 residency with Horizon Health Network in 2022 and has been practicing in Saint John, NB ever since.
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Shellyza Moledina Sajwani

Shellyza Sajwani is a pharmacist who works within areas of oncology, global health and climate change as they relate to the pharmacy profession. She is the national co-chair of the new Canadian Association of Pharmacy for the Environment (CAPhE), and also works with the International Federation of Pharmacists as the co-chair of their environmental sustainability policy committee. She is also the co-chair of the Ottawa Hospital Pharmacy Environmental Committee, and has experience working as the previous co-president of Pharmacists Without Borders Canada and as an oncology pharmacy consultant in Gulu, Uganda in 2017 and 2018. Shellyza currently works as an oncology pharmacist at the Ottawa Hospital, with eight years of experience in a combination of outpatient and inpatient oncology. She is an ovarian cancer survivor, and has worked with organizations such as Young Adult Cancer Canada and Ovarian Cancer Canada in advocating for cancer patients.  

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Dr. Sandeep Sehdev
Medical Oncologist, The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre — Ottawa, Ontario

Sandy Sehdev trained in medical oncology at the University of Toronto and The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (1991).  

He worked at The William Osler Health System (Toronto) for 25 years (-2016) and while there was Chief of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, and lead of the clinical trials program (oncology) and continuing medical education (oncology). He was a past lead of CME for the Community Oncologists of Metropolitan Toronto (COMET), and a past Director of the Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada.  He is a co-founder of the Physician Alliance for Cancer Care and Treatment (Canada), an oncologist led advocacy coalition, and is a scientific advisor for the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, and the Canadian Breast Cancer Network. 

He is currently a medical oncologist at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, focusing on the treatment of breast, prostate cancers and melanoma and lead for the breast cancer disease site.  He was the 2020 winner of the “Golden Throat” teaching award. 

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Jonathan Shloush
Pharmacist - Process Coordinator Systemic Therapy, Odette Cancer Centre Pharmacy, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre — Thornhill, Ontario
Systemic Therapy Process Coordinator at the Odette Cancer Centre Pharmacy at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
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Jaris Swidrovich

Dr. Jaris Swidrovich is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and Indigenous Engagement Lead in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. He is a queer, Two Spirit, disabled, Saulteaux and Ukrainian pharmacist from Yellow Quill First Nation. Dr. Swidrovich is the first and only Indigenous faculty member in pharmacy in North America. 
He received a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and PhD in education from the University of Saskatchewan and a postbaccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Toronto. His primary areas of research and practice include pain, HIV/AIDS, harm reduction, 2SLGBTQ+ health, and Indigenous health.