RPh, BScPhm, ACPR, MHSc (Bioethics)
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Institute for Safe Medication Practices(ISMP)


Sylvia Hyland is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada), an independent, not-for-profit agency committed to the advancement of medication safety. After receiving her baccalaureate pharmacy degree from the University of Toronto, Ms. Hyland completed a clinical pharmacy residency at Women's College Hospital in Toronto. She earned her Master of Health Sciences in Bioethics through the Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto. Ms. Hyland's professional experience includes positions in clinical and administrative pharmacy in several hospitals in Ontario. In her work for ISMP Canada, she has also assisted with analyses of adverse medication events and has participated in focused reviews of medication use systems in healthcare. Ms. Hyland has been Co-Chair of Canada's Expert Advisory Committee on the Vigilance of Health Products, and a member of the Ontario Expert Panel on Standards of Care for the Administration of Psychotropic Drugs to Children and Youth in Licensed Residential Settings. Ms. Hyland was a member of the National Advisory Council on Prescription Drug Misuse and is currently a member of the Executive Council for the Canadian Centre on Substance use and Addiction (CCSA) national First Do No Harm strategy.