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María Asunción Albert-Marí, Hospital Pharmacist Specialist, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, Spain

Asunción Albert-Marí. PhD pharmacist, Master in Oncology Pharmacy, Hospital pharmacist specialist. She works at the Oncology Unit in the Pharmacy Department of the Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe (Valencia, Spain). For more than 15 years she has worked in the Oncology-Haematology area focused on information systems, safety and quality of the antineoplastic drug process and real-world outcomes. She is a member of the Spanish Oncology Pharmacy Group (GEDEFO) and extravasation working group, ESOP, and ISOPP Standards of Practice Review Task Forceand Immunotherapy Task Force. She has been professor in oncology courses/masters and is co-director of the Master Oncology Pharmacy, University of Valencia.

 

 

Evalyn Allela, Sales Manager, Cipla Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

My Name is Evalyn Allela. I work as a Sales Manager for Cipla Kenya- a Pharmaceutical Company. 
I hold a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Tamil Nadu MGR University India and a Certificate in Women and Leadership from European Business University Luxemberg. I am also pursuing a certificate in Business Management from the same institution.

I am a breast cancer survivor and advocate trained by Tigerlilly Foundation, an alumni of A fresh Chapter an organization that helps cancer survivors to heal, connect and serve others while reclaiming our story. I am the current secretary for Triple Negative Breast Cancer survivors Kenya.
 

 

Jared Borlagdan, Clinical Oncology Pharmacist, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Portland, USA

Jared Borlagdan, PharmD, BCOP is a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, USA.  He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Michigan. Afterwards, he completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Wisconsin Health and a PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. He has been at OHSU for over 2 years, primarily caring for solid tumor patients and serving as the disease state lead for gastrointestinal cancers. Other interests include lung cancer, global health, traveling, and cheering on his beloved Michigan Wolverines. 

 

 

Ada Cheung, Clinical Pharmacist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Ada Cheung is a clinical pharmacist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia. She has over 15 years of experience working in oncology pharmacy. After completing her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in Auckland, New Zealand and later obtaining her Masters of Pharmacy Practice in Melbourne, she has worked internationally in various clinical roles in inpatient and outpatient cancer care setting across New Zealand, UK and Australia. She is currently working as the Head and Neck and Haematology clinic pharmacist at PeterMac. Her special interests are clinical haematology, bone marrow transplant and supportive care.  

 

 

 

Heidi D. Finnes, Senior Manager Pharmacy Cancer Center Research, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Rochester, USA

Heidi D. Finnes, PharmD, BCOP is the Senior Manager Pharmacy Cancer Center Research at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Rochester, MN.  Dr. Finnes obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University and her Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy. Dr. Finnes is the Director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Pharmacy Shared Resource and provides input on oncology clinical trials during protocol development and offers recommendations for therapy and supportive care via a Medication Therapy Management Clinic.  She is the Chair of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Pharmacy Committee and is President-Elect of the Hematology Oncology Pharmacists Association (HOPA).  She is a metastatic melanoma cancer survivor.

 

 

Mario de Lemos, Professional Practice Leader of the Provincial Pharmacy division, BC Cancer, Vancouver, Canada

Mario de Lemos is the Professional Practice Leader of the Provincial Pharmacy division at BC Cancer, Clinical Associate Professor of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia, and Editorial Board member of the Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice. Mario completed his BSc in Pharmacy and postgraduate hospital training in the United Kingdom before starting his hospital pharmacy career in Canada. He has experience in community and hospital practice, and has focused in oncology for the past 20 years. He has completed postgraduate MSc in Clinical Pharmacy, MSc in Oncology, and PharmD. His key practice areas are in the development of evidence-based information resources for medication management, with an interest in health services research.
 

 

Tatiana Hales, Clinical Pharmacist, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Canada 

Tatiana Hales graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of British Columbia in 2006.  Over the years, she has worked in both the community and the hospital (on the Intensive Palliative Care Unit at the Foothills Medical Centre), and even volunteered abroad with Mercy Ships in Togo, Africa before joining the Tom Baker in 2014.  She is currently one of three clinical pharmacists working as part of the Complex Pain and Symptom Management Team at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

 

Garbiñe Lizeaga, Clinical Pharmacist, Hospital Universitario Donostia, San Sebastián, Spain

Garbiñe Lizeaga, is a clinical pharmacist at Hospital Universitario Donostia, San Sebastián, Spain. After graduating in Pharmacy in 1995 at the Universidad de Navarra, she attained first Hospital pharmacy especialitazion and then her Board certification in Oncology pharmacy (BCOP) in 2003. Since then she has been responsible for cancer care at the Pharmacy Service HU Donostia.  She has been President of the Basque Society oh Hospital Pharmacy and currently is one of the Delegates from Spain at ESOP. She is also a very active member of both Oncology (GEDEFO) and Clinical trials groups within SEFH (Spanish Society of Hospital Pharmacy). She is a member of the faculty for immunotherapy in cancer at the Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo and scientific director for the “Master de Hemato-Oncología para Farmacia Hospitalaria” de la Universidad de Alcala de Henares. She is also a reviewer for “Farmacia Hospitalaria” journal and member of SEHOP (Sociedad Española de oncología y hematología pediátrica).

 

Alison Palumbo, Clinical Oncology Pharmacist, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Portland, USA

Alison Palumbo is a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, USA.  She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master in Public Health degrees at the University of Kentucky.  She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Michigan Medicine and PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at the University of Washington Medicine.  She has been practicing at OHSU for 7 years and her primary area of practice is solid tumors.  Her special interests include breast cancer, supportive care and global health.  She also enjoys traveling, hanging out with her dog, Ghost, and Crossfit.

 

 

Geeta Sandhu, Cancer Pharmacist, Cancer Institute NSW, New South Wales, Australia

Geeta graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree with First Class Honours in 2003.  She went on to complete her Post-graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy in 2007. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Queensland in 2017, analysing the impact of increasing patient weight on the dosing of chemotherapy in lymphoma patients.
Geeta has over 15 years of experience working in cancer care in various clinical roles in adult and paediatric care, medication safety and managing electronic prescribing systems for cancer. She is currently working on an international project for eviQ at the Cancer Institute NSW.

Geeta has presented at multiple interdisciplinary cancer conferences and educational seminars in addition to involvement in university teaching for cancer care and pharmacometrics.

 

Carla Scuderi, Pharmacist Team Leader, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia 

Carla Scuderi BPharm M Clin Pharm Phd (candidate)
Carla Scuderi a pharmacist with over 20 year’s experience is the Pharmacist Team Leader for the Kidney Health Service based at Royal Brisbane and Women's hospital and is also a course coordinator in the University of Queensland Post graduate Clinical Pharmacy Program. Carla is currently the chair of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists Nephrology special interest group and is a member of the CARI guidelines steering committee and Kidney Health Australia clinical advisory committee.

Her previous roles include being a community pharmacy manager and owner, a Quality Use of Medicine facilitator for the National Prescribing Service and GP and pharmacist clinical educator. Carla's is currently undertaking a PhD investigating microsampling and the pharmacist’s role in kidney transplants. Carla’s a passionate advocate for patient centered care.

 

Ben Sprangers, Staff Physician, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Ben Sprangers is staff physician in the department of nephrology at the University Hospitals Leuven and is currently associated professor, clinical investigator in the laboratory of molecular immunology and co-director at IVAP, all at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). He trained in medicine, internal medicine and nephrology at KU Leuven, Belgium and performed his PhD research in the laboratory of experimental transplantation. In 2008-2009, he was a postdoctoral clinical fellow at the Columbia Center for Glomerular Diseases (Professor Jerry Appel) and from 2010-2012 he was a postdoctoral research scientist at the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology (Professor Megan Sykes).

His research interest concerns onconephrology and immunologic-mediated renal diseases.

 

Elaine Vickers, Cancer Education Specialist and Writer, Science Communicated Ltd, Manchester, UK

Dr Vickers has worked as a cancer educator and writer for over fifteen years. 
Her book, “A Beginner’s Guide to Targeted Cancer Treatments” was highly commended at the British Medical Association medical book awards in 2019. She is also the author and presenter of “Demystifying targeted cancer treatments”, a free, online course hosted on Futurelearn.com. Elaine is a regular presenter at cancer conferences in the UK and Europe.
Elaine has a degree in Medical Science and a PhD in Molecular Biology. Her goal is to unravel the complexities of cancer biology and new cancer treatments and to make these topics interesting and accessible to non-scientists.

 

Irene Weru, Head of Clinical Pharmacy, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Irene graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 2001 and a Master of Clinical Pharmacy in 2009. She has worked at Kenyatta National Hospital since 2003 and is current head of clinical pharmacy. Irene has over eighteen years’ experience in oncology pharmacy. She is also an honorary lecturer at University of Nairobi, School of Pharmacy and provides research and clinical practice supervision to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Irene has been an ISOPP secretariat member 2020-2021 and ISOPP Secretary 2021-2022.