The Board of Directors of Pharmacists Without Borders Canada (PSF Canada) is pleased to announce the election of Shellyza Moledina Sajwani to the position of Vice-President – Ontario of Pharmacists Without Borders Canada, the only humanitarian organization of Canadian pharmacists.
Shellyza Sajwani completed her M Pharm at Aston University, with her thesis being a meta-analysis of gefitinib and erlotinib in non-small cell lung cancer. She later completed a PharmD at the University of Toronto and was recognized by the Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology with a poster for her project in Gulu, Uganda on the safe and effective use of chemotherapy in a pediatric oncology population. While in Gulu, she implemented protocols to prevent nausea and vomiting in the pediatric oncology population, designed new easy-reference drug monographs for symptom management, created a safety system resulting in reduced overdoses of methotrexate, and established a SOP and training checklist for chemotherapy preparation.
Shellyza has worked in both hospital and community pharmacy settings and is currently an oncology-specialized pharmacist at the Ottawa Hospital. While in the Regional Liaison/CCO Pharmacist role, she supported and trained pharmacists from five separate rural satellites, helped to introduce Cornwall Community Pharmacy as a new oncology satellite, was part of the core team in introducing Rad223 in castrate-sensitive prostate cancer to the Ottawa Hospital, and received the Ottawa Hospital Excellence Award for Commitment to Quality due to work in the regional role. Shellyza has also worked in various board positions for the Ismaili Council for Ottawa as well as the UK over the last twelve years – including positions on the Social Welfare Board, Youth and Sports Board, Education Board, ITREB, and IVC Ottawa.
She is a member of the Ontario College of Pharmacists.