CSHP welcomes Dr. Angel Bhathal as Professional Practice Specialist

June 4, 2024
June 4, 2024, OTTAWA — The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) is pleased to welcome Dr. Angel Bhathal as Professional Practice Specialist. Angel will work with CSHP for the next 14 months to fill in during a leave of absence within the National Office staff.

An integral part of the professional practice team, she will help CSHP develop its suite of professional resources, policy positions, continuing education, best practices, consultationsresearch and knowledge translation.
CSHP CEO Jody Ciufo says, “Angel’s experience in hospitals, health authorities, community pharmacies and non-profits across three provinces will enhance CSHP’s program offerings. And with her CSHP volunteer background, she knows what matters most to our members and how to channel that dedication in working groups.”

Throughout her professional career, Angel has over 13 years of pharmacy experiences in pharmacy leadership, education, hospital, and community pharmacy. She is a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate from the University of Manitoba. During her tenure at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Angel was the professional development and clinical pharmacist for the departments of Educational Services, Adult Inpatients, and Pediatrics. Most recently, she worked on digital health initiatives through the adoption of global standards and advocated for patient safety as the Senior Director of Pharmacy for GS1 Canada. 

Angel is no stranger to CSHP, she is a longstanding member and is also a former Education Chair for the Manitoba Branch of CSHP. Angel has been involved in multiple special projects, including:
  • Developing Hospital Policies collaboratively as a member of the Provincial NAPRA Working Group for Manitoba.
  • Serving as a Doctor of Pharmacy Mentor for the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Securing sponsorships, speakers, and planning professional development events as an Education Chair for the Manitoba Branch of CSHP.

Angel lives in Toronto and enjoys mentoring, traveling, and raising funds for gender literacy through Plan International.  She says, “I am excited to begin my new role as CSHP’s Professional Practice Specialist. I look forward to applying my passion for pharmacy education and collaborating with healthcare professionals to advance patient care!”    

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