Sarah is currently an Infection Control Practitioner at the University Health Network covering North America’s largest Multi-Organ Transplant program. She has a Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Health Administration degree from the Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy from the University of Regina. She is a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) and is in the Certified Health Executive (CHE) program working towards her CHE designation. She is recently CIC re-certified in 2018. She is an active member of IPAC GTA and IPAC Canada’s Oncology and Transplantation interest group. Her interests include leadership, healthcare delivery & strategy, patient safety, and infection control in the immunocompromised population.
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Kishori is currently working as an infection control practitioner at West Park Healthcare Center, Toronto. She supported the Education Committee and the Executive Committee as a Member (2017, 2019) and has held the position of the Chair of the Education Committee (2018). She holds a BSc. in Microbiology. She was CIC recertified in 2019. Kishori has published and presented at both national, international and Canadian journal and conferences. Kishori has also worked as a consultant at CIBA VISION, Mississauga, established and documented protocols for validation methods and evaluation of disinfectants. She is a certified WSIB member and served as the Health and Safety Committee co-chair.
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Dechen Chhakpa is currently an Infection Control Practitioner at the Scarborough Health Network-General Hospital covering Emergency, Medicine, Oncology and ALC portfolio. She has completed her Bachelor in Science in Nursing degree at Ryerson University and is one of the recipients of the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing Award. Dechen has worked in various settings such as nursing homes, complex continuing care, rehab and acute care hospitals. Dechen is passionate about patient and staff education through various forms of interactive and engagement activities. In her free time, she enjoys power-walking in the trails and snapping stunning photos of nature.
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Alex is an infection control practitioner at Headwaters Health Care Centre. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health and has a Masters of Science Degree in Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Alex is Board Certified CIC and holds a CPHI(C) designation. He was a public health inspector for over 11 years working in the infectious disease department and has worked as a hospital ICP for 4 years. Alex is a lecturer at Ryerson University’s School of Occupational and Public Health teaching the Infection Control Course. He is also a member of IPAC Canada’s Education Core Committee since 2018
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Murtuza is currently an infection control professional at the Halton Healthcare with special interests in tuberculosis and creating IPAC electronic surveillance systems. He graduated from the University of Toronto with Honors in Bachelor of Science, specializing in the Human Biology program with minors in Mathematics and Zoology. He then completed his Post Graduate Diploma and Master of Science degree in Infectious Diseases from University of London (United Kingdom). He has been an active member of IPAC Canada since 2009 and currently holds the role of Chair of Marketing committee, and Webmaster along with committee member on the IPAC-Canada Endorsement Review Committee, IPAC-GTA and IPAC-GTA Education committee.
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Stefanie is currently working as an infection control practitioner at Mackenzie Health Hospital in Richmond Hill and achieved the CIC designation in 2019. She graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction. She majored in "Molecular Genetics and Microbiology" and "Human Biology: Fundamental Genetics and Its Applications". Stefanie is particularly passionate about widespread IPAC education through social media.
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