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2017 CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

February 10 – 12: Restorative Medicine Toronto Conference: Hormone Prescribing & Examining the Core Causes of Chronic Disease

Once again the OAND has partnered with the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM) to bring you a 3-day conference in Toronto! OAND members receive significant discounts: register for $299 (CAD), or $99 (CAD) for students and new grads!

Friday, February 10-Sunday, February 12, 2017
University of Toronto Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Earn Up to 28 CE Credits!

Registration

CA$299 OAND or AARM members (Click to join AARM for CA$65/US$49)

CA$499 Non-members
CA$99 Students or 2016 graduates
Payment accepted in Canadian funds, no foreign exchange fees. (13% HST will be added to all registrations.)
Registration includes refreshment breaks, CE credits, electronic download of presenter slides, and conference recordings.

PLEASE NOTE: Lunch is not included— during the 90-minute lunch break you’ll be able to stretch your legs and visit one of the many nearby restaurants.

REGISTER HERE: https://restorativemedicine.org/product/2017-toronto-regional-conference-registration/

Conference Topics

• Fundamentals of endocrinology
• Keys to balancing hormone function
• Prescribing and dosing natural hormones
• Testing natural hormones and interpret results effectively
• Natural hormone safety issues
• Women’s health and hormones
• How and when to prescribe dessicated thyroid hormone
• Chronic diseases related to low thyroid function
• Correcting thyroid and adrenal function with botanical medicine and nutrients
• Botanical medicine for inflammation, enhancing hepatic function and balancing hormones
• Case studies in hormone imbalances
• Examining acidosis and its impact on health
• Detoxification to correct acidosis
• Vitamin D and prostate cancer from the researcher’s perspective
• Vitamin D for MS
• Gut microbiotica related to metabolism
• Treating common GI conditions such as SIBO, IBS, and GERD

 

For the schedule, speakers, more information and to register: https://restorativemedicine.org/conferences/toronto/

 

May 13-14: Live Course: Mindfulness in Clinical Care

Course Basics:

Date: Saturday May 12 and Sunday May 13, 2017. 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM each day.
Location: Foresters Conference Centre, 789 Don Mills Rod, Toronto.
CE Credits: 13.0 Category A (Pending CONO’s approval)
Presenter: Dr. Paul Epstein, ND
Cost (includes lunch and refreshments):

  • OAND Member Full Payment: $445 + HST ($57.85) = $502. 85
  • OAND Member 3 installments of $148.33 + HST ($19.28) = $167.61.
  • OAND Member 6 installments of $74.17 + HST ($9.64) = $83.81.
  • Non-Member ND:  $800 + HST ($104) = $904

 

Course Format: This course must be attended in-person. This course will not be offered via webinar or recordings.

What Is This Course About? Course Description:

We all understand that stress has deep and wide influences on all of our patients, so what do you do about it?  Mindfulness is a hugely valuable addition to the care plans of every single one of your patients. It is a remarkable skill that dissolves the burden of stress by viewing it peacefully and accepting the circumstances as they are. This has profound effects on people where no other method seems to be effective. Not only does stress disappear, but practicing mindfulness can resolve pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety, inflammation, immune suppression, infertility and more.

This course provides clear direction on how to establish a Mindfulness practice of your own and how to use mindfulness clinically.  You will learn what it means to become a “mindful practitioner” and gain the tools to needed to accomplish that. Practicing Mindfully has surprising and positive effects on you and your patients. It dramatically changes the way you are with clients and evokes a strong therapeutic effect just by your mindful nature.  You will explore the healing power of mindfulness in the healing process and be exposed to the scientific research that is demonstrating without a doubt that ‘mindfulness IS medicine!’ Finally, you will be guided in how to clinically apply and integrate this knowledge into your practice.

Mindfulness is a potent therapy that complements every other strategy you employ!

 

Why Take This Course? Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what Mindfulness is and how it is practiced
  • Learn specific techniques for practicing Mindfulness that can be used yourself and with your patients
  • Gain exposure to latest research on the healing benefits of Mindfulness:
  • Mindfulness & neuroplasticity
  • Mindfulness & epigenetics
  • Mindfulness & resilience
  • Understand what it means to become a Mindful Practitioner and why is it important for both the patient and the doctor
  • Learn how cultivating the Therapeutic Relationship can improve treatment efficacy
  • Learn to use Mindfulness and compassion practices to cultivate unconditional presence and healing qualities of being that will enhance your current treatment methods
  • Learn specific methods and techniques of integrating Mindfulness in the treatment of patients with a wide range of health concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, Chronic Pain, Cancer, etc.
  • Increase the effectiveness of your current approach to treatment by learning to integrate Mindfulness as a complementary adjunct into your clinical practice

What Will You Learn in This Course? Course Overview:

Becoming a Mindful Practitioner

  • What is Mindfulness?
  • What does it mean to be a Mindful Practitioner?
  • Personal and professional clinical therapeutic benefits
  • Mindfulness & Stress
  • Neuroplasticity and Epigenetics
  • Understanding the relationship between the cell (biology) and the self (biography)
  • Contemplative Medicine: Reflection, Relationship, Resilience
  • How to practice Mindfulness
  • 7 Intentions for Meditation and Healing

Mindfulness and the Healing Process

  • The Healing Power of Mindfulness – How Mindfulness Heals
  • The Relevance of the Therapeutic Relationship to the Healing Process
  • Using Mindfulness to Cultivate Unconditional Presence and Compassion
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Preventing Burnout
  • Engaging the Wounded Healer

 

Clinical Application and Integration

  • Healing vs Curing
  • The Role of Acceptance and Facing Painful Truth
  • Cellular resilience and Epigenetics
  • Evidence based research – anti-inflammatory effects of Mindfulness
  • How to use Mindfulness with Patients
  • Working with stress, pain and difficult emotions
  • Mindfulness in the treatment of Post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, psycho-cardiology, psycho-oncology

 

Who Is Teaching This Course? Dr. Paul Epstein, ND Bio:

A pioneer and leading voice in Mind-Body Integrative Medicine, Paul Epstein, ND has persistently been leading the charge to bring awareness to the mind-body connection – and its extraordinary role in healing – for over 30 years.

Dr. Epstein graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM, Formerly NCNM) in 1984. His post-graduate residency program focused on preventive medicine and lifestyle counseling.  He was the Co-founder and Co-director of the Israel Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Ramat HaSharon, Israel.

In his practice, Dr. Epstein integrates naturopathic medicine with life-changing mind-body therapies.  He has a long history of successfully treating patients with chronic diseases and serious health challenges.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Epstein travels worldwide, lecturing and presenting workshops. He serves on the faculty for the Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM).  Dr. Epstein is the author of Happiness Through Meditation.

 

How Do You Register For This Course?

Please download the course flyer and registration form here: registration form coming soon!

February 23: Live Webinar: IVIT Inspection Regulation Overview

FREE LIVE WEBINAR: IVIT INSPECTION REGULATION OVERVIEW with Dr. Eric Marsden, ND

Given the wide-reaching interest about the IVIT Inspection Regulation and what it means for your practice, we are pleased to be able to offer this webinar to OAND members for FREE!

We are grateful to our Educational Sponsor Smith’s Pharmacy for providing our members with this vital opportunity.

In this seminar we will provide information to NDs performing IVIT about the College of Naturopaths of Ontario’s new Inspection Program Regulation.  Dr. Marsden, ND will review the new program to ensure there is a basic understanding of the requirements for facilities providing IVIT.

Topics will include:

  • Review of the basic logistics of the program, site registration, fees, role of designated member, potential consequences of inspection, etc.
  • Review facility requirements
  • Review sterile compounding basics
  • Review SOP requirements (clinical manual, infection control, emergency preparedness, etc.)
  • Review of important aspects of documentation and consent
  • Discussion of delegation and its implications on IVIT practice

 

Course Date: Thursday February 23, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cost: Free for OAND Members

Location: Via Live Webinar

Recording: The recording of this webinar will be made available to OAND members free of charge within two weeks of the live webinar date.

To Register: https://kl100.infusionsoft.com/app/form/2017webinar-inspection-regulation-overview

 

2016 CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

~ IVIT Regulatory Compliance Course

Date: Saturday June 11, 9 am to 5 pm

Location: Marsden Centre, 9131 Keele Street, Unit A1, Vaughan, ON L4K 0G7

CE Credits: 6.5 Category A (IVIT). This course was approved for 6.5 IVIT credits in November 2015, but we must apply again to CONO for the new course date. We anticipate approval for 6.5 IVIT credits since the course content has not changed since November 2015, but this is pending CONO’s approval.

Presenter: Dr. Eric Marsden, BSc, ND

Cost: All attendees will receive hundreds of pages of valuable documentation. You have the option of paying $20 more to receive key documentation in a printed course binder (with the rest provided electronically), or paying $20 less to receive all information electronically.
Cost with printed course binder: $295 (OAND Members); $500 (Non-Members)
Cost without printed course binder: $275 (OAND Members); $480 (Non-Members)

Printed Course Binder: Contains 240 pages of key course materials including Powerpoint slides, checklists, templates, forms, sample plans, schedules, assessments, protocols and policies related to the following: facility requirements, documentation, infection, ADR reporting, quality assurance, delegation, emergency preparedness and compounding.

Course Format: This course must be attended in-person. This course will not be offered via webinar.

Recording: This course will not be recorded. However, we are looking into releasing the recording from the November 15 running of this course. We will update our members when available.

Lunch: Please note that lunch is not included. There are lunch options in the area, or please bring your own lunch. Light refreshments will be provided.

Course Description:
Attendees of the November 2015 session of this course rated the course very highly in terms of preparing their clinics for the new regulations. Due to popular demand, we’re pleased to be able to run this course once again.  There have been many changes in the regulations around the delivery of IVIT. CONO has developed standards and regulations involving the delivery of IVIT and the facility requirements which will impact all NDs providing IVIT. CONO will be deploying a robust inspection program ensuring naturopathic doctors in Ontario meet the highest standard for safe IVIT practice. This lecture will review these changes and provide resources that NDs can use immediately to ensure they are compliant with all new regulations.
Topics will include:
Physical standards for your clinic – reviewing the details/needs for functionally distinct rooms involved in the preparation and delivery of IVIT
Clinic emergency preparedness – review how to complete a clinic risk assessment, based on this review how to develop clinic procedures to mitigate risks, and provide templates of emergency/incidence procedures and reports.
Infection control – provide information on the latest provincial standards in infection control and templates for clinic policies on infection control.
Compounding – review new guidelines on sterile compounding including a summary of USP 797 and how it applies to naturopathic practice. Requirements for laminar flow hood use and layout of a clinic compounding area will be discussed. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice sterile compounding in a flow hood to ensure they understand the concepts of sterile compounding into practice
Monitoring and Reporting – review the requirements for ADR tracking, reporting to CONO, and monitoring.
Documentation – review standards for documentation and common pitfalls with patient care documentation.
Delegation – review the new delegation standard and what is required to give and receive delegation for intravenous therapy.
Quality assurance – understand the need for a Quality management committee and what internal quality assurance measures are needed in an IVIT practice.

Presenter Bio: Dr. Eric Marsden, B.Sc, ND is the author and co-instructor of the OAND’s IVIT Certification course. Eric obtained his undergraduate degree in Human Biology at the University of Toronto and completed his graduate studies in Naturopathic Medicine at the CCNM. He holds numerous post graduate certifications including: Chelation Therapy and Toxic Metal Detoxification, Advanced Darkfield Microscope Technician, a certified Homotoxicologist, etc. He has also received extensive training in integrative cancer therapies from several distinguished clinics and teaching institutions in Germany.

Eric is a leader in the field of naturopathic medicine and has sat on various boards of directors of naturopathic organizations and associations. Recently, he has been part of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) Government Affairs committee working on improvements to regulations covering naturopathic medicine.

Currently, Eric Marsden is the clinic director for The Marsden Centre of Naturopathic Excellence and co-founder and President of BMS Resources (the professional Dispensary and bookstore for CCNM). Eric has received several awards for clinical excellence including most recently the OAND’s Chair’s award for outstanding contribution to the naturopathic profession. He has appeared on television (CBC Marketplace and 2nd Opinion) and has been quoted extensively in print (Now, Toronto Star, Readers Digest, etc.). Dr. Marsden, ND is an international lecturer on topics of environmental medicine and integrative oncology.

TO REGISTER: PLEASE NOT THAT YOU CAN STILL REGISTER FOR THE COURSE, BUT IT IS TOO LATE TO RECEIVE A COURSE BINDER, AS WE ORDER THEM IN ADVANCE.

OAND MEMBERS WITHOUT COURSE BINDER ($275)

NON- MEMBERS WITHOUT COURSE BINDER ($480)

~ Cover Your Apples! Preventing Common Risks in Naturopathic Practice

Date: Tuesday June 7, 2016, 7 pm to 9 pm
Location: Via live webinar
CE Credits: 2.0 Category A, Jurisprudence (pending with CONO)
Presenter: Dr. Sylvi Martin, BScN, RN, ND
Cost: $50 (OAND Members); $88 (Non-Members)

Course Format: Via live webinar. Webinar log-in info will be sent to registrants prior to the course date. This course cannot be attended in-person.

Recording: This webinar will be recorded and made available for sale in June 2016. But we strongly recommend that you attend on the course date. Please do not register for the webinar if in fact you wish to purchase the recording. We will announce to our members when the recording is available for purchase.

Course Description:
Since proclamation, Ontario NDs have found themselves in a new regulatory playing field with many questions. With ever increasing media focus on healthcare professionals, and the expansion of power that regulatory colleges have, it’s more important than ever to learn how to practice proactively. After all, we all aim to prevent health concerns in our patients, why not practice prevention when it comes to our own professional practice?

This 2-hour presentation will provide an overview of how to:

• implement the key components of informed consent in patient interactions and recordkeeping
• communicate effectively with patients to avoid the most common types of regulatory complaints
• document proactively to prevent medico-legal risks, and save yourself time and future hassle
• respond professionally to College complaints and investigations

Course Materials:
Registrants will be provided with electronic copies of the relevant legislative documents.

Presenter Biography:
Sylvi Martin is a Naturopathic Doctor and a Registered Nurse who practices in an integrative health clinic in Toronto, as well as in the field of professional regulation. Prior to completing the naturopathic medicine program at CCNM, Sylvi completed the bachelor of science program in nursing from Laurentian University. In 2004 Sylvi began her career in acute care psychiatric nursing at St. Michael’s Hospital in downtown Toronto, where dealing with high-risk patients was a daily occurrence. Since 2009 Sylvi has been practicing in professional regulations, as an Investigator for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and has undertaken further training in professional regulation and discipline at Osgoode Hall Law School. Sylvi has been a professional member of the BDDT-N’s Complaints and Reports Committee since 2013, and a professional member of CONO’s Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee since proclamation.

TO PURCHASE THE WEBINAR RECORDINGS: https://oand.org/ce-webinar-recordings/

 

 

 

~ Advertising Naturopathic Services: A Review Of Regulations, Standards and Guidelines

Date: Tuesday May 31, 2016, 7 pm to 9 pm
Location: Via live webinar
CE Credits: 2.0 Category A, Jurisprudence (pending with CONO)
Presenter: Dr. Sylvi Martin, BScN, RN, ND
Cost: $50 (OAND Members); $88 (Non-Members)

Course Format: Via live webinar. Webinar log-in info will be sent to registrants prior to the course date. This course cannot be attended in-person.

Recording: This webinar will be recorded and made available for sale in June 2016. But we strongly recommend that you attend on the course date. Please do not register for the webinar if in fact you wish to purchase the recording. We will announce to our members when the recording is available for purchase.

Course Description:
When someone is interested in seeing an ND, oftentimes their first resource is using the internet to find out more through websites, social media and blogs. Marketing is an important component of building and sustaining a successful naturopathic practice, but there are strict regulations that govern how an ND may advertise their services. When does creative advertising cross the line? What does the ND have control over when it comes to an online presence?

Join us at this two-hour session to learn how to comply with the relevant legislation related to advertising.

This 2-hour presentation will:

• provide an overview of the current legislation and standards that govern naturopathic advertising
• help you to understand your professional obligations when others advertise on your behalf
• provide examples of what is and what isn’t appropriate advertising
• identify legally risky terminology to avoid
• point out issues to be aware of when using websites and social media

Please note: if you attended Dr Martin, ND’s Advertising Compliance presentation at the OAND Spring Conference on Saturday April 2nd, this webinar is well worth attending. Although some of the same material will be covered, this session will focus more on NDs online presence.

Course Materials:
Registrants will be provided with electronic copies of the relevant legislative documents.

Presenter Biography:
Sylvi Martin is a Naturopathic Doctor and a Registered Nurse who practices in an integrative health clinic in Toronto, as well as in the field of professional regulation. Prior to completing the naturopathic medicine program at CCNM, Sylvi completed the bachelor of science program in nursing from Laurentian University. In 2004 Sylvi began her career in acute care psychiatric nursing at St. Michael’s Hospital in downtown Toronto, where dealing with high-risk patients was a daily occurrence. Since 2009 Sylvi has been practicing in professional regulations, as an Investigator for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and has undertaken further training in professional regulation and discipline at Osgoode Hall Law School. Sylvi has been a professional member of the BDDT-N’s Complaints and Reports Committee since 2013, and a professional member of CONO’s Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee since proclamation.

TO PURCHASE THE WEBINAR RECORDING: https://oand.org/ce-webinar-recordings/

 

~ Collaborative Care Panel Discussion Series

When: Thursday October 27, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: CCNM Classroom # 4 (1255 Sheppard Ave. East, Toronto) or attend via live webinar
Cost: FREE
CE Credits: 1.5 Category B credits

Panelists: Dr. John Gannage, MD (generously sponsored by the People’s Choice Pharmacy); Dr. Michelle, Richea, ND; Dr. Christine Palmay, MD; Dr. Jordan Robertson, ND; Dr. Courtney MacEwan, MD

Format: We strongly encourage you to attend in-person, but all sessions will be available via live webinar, and will be recorded for purchase after each event.

TO REGISTER: http://www.ccnm.edu/continuing-education/family-medicine-collaborative-care-panel-discussion-series

Download the course flyer here: Collaborative Care Panel Discussion Series – Family Medicine

To celebrate the last of our three-part panel discussion series on Collaborative Care, we are making Thursday October 27th session on Collaborative Family Medicine FREE! Attend live at the CCNM, or attend via live webinar.

The CCNM and OAND are hosting a series of 3 ground-breaking panel discussions on collaborative care, generously sponsored by the Dr. Roger’s Prize for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Moderated by CCNM Dean Dr. Nick DeGroot, ND, panels consist of Naturopathic Doctors and Medical Doctors. This panel will explore both the challenges and opportunities of working collaboratively in a family medicine context to enhance patient care. Come join these timely and exciting discussions to learn how engaging in collaborative care can affect your practice, and best practices for effectively engaging with other healthcare practitioners.

 

This panel discussion will explore the following issues:

  • Is collaboration a luxury or a necessity in today’s medical paradigm?
  • Every type of practitioner has their own “toolbox” – how can we respect different perspectives?
  • How do practitioners collaborate effectively when ordering lab tests?
  • All healthcare practitioners are on the same team – how do we manage the public perspective?
  • How can NDs best clarity their scope of practice with other practitioners?
  • How can practitioners communicate effectively around patient goals and build trust?

 

Panelist Bios:

Dr. John Gannage, MD (generously sponsored by the People’s Choice Pharmacy)

Dr. John Gannage, holding an active medical licence in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), and as a longstanding practitioner of CAM, is considered an expert in the CAM field. He is regularly requested to offer his opinion regarding current standard of care and best practices within his professional domain.  He is a Peer Assessor for the CPSO, works on behalf of the Investigations, Resolutions and Complaints Committee, and has acted as Preceptor for fellow physicians as part of the CPSO’s self-regulating governance and education initiatives. His practice has “GP Focused Practice” designation from the Ministry of Health and OMA, which allows Dr. Gannage to provide OHIP services without economic penalty to a rostered patient’s primary care physician.

Dr. Gannage founded and is currently the Medical Director of Markham Integrative Medicine, where he has been emphasizing prevention and treatment of chronic disease through nutrition, detoxification, immune sysem modulation and reduction of oxidative stress since 1998. In addition, Dr. Gannage has been administering Chelation Therapy since 1999, in which he is specifically trained, and has also received training in Oxidative Medicine and Lipid Exchange Therapy. He is a Defeat Autism Now clinician, and in 2012 completed Modules 1 and 2 of proposed Fellowship training in MAPS, the Medical Academy for Pediatric Special Needs. Dr. Gannage has special focus in assisting children and families affected by developmental issues, including autism, using biomedical therapy.  Still, the majority of his practice is for chronic illness and conditions among adults, for which he has developed specific protocols from a functional medicine perspective.

 

Dr. Michelle Richea, ND

Michelle Richea is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor with a collaborative practice at Urban Wellness health clinic, located in downtown Toronto. Michelle uses a variety of evidence-based and traditional forms of natural therapies to offer truly complementary and integrated healthcare. Having had 8 years of experience working alongside MDs in a family medical practice, Michelle has gained insight into collaborative care practices and how best to help her patients navigate their health care options. Michelle has held a general family naturopathic practice since 2006 and enjoys working with patients of all ages to address a wide range of health concerns – from kiddie’s colds to supporting wise women through perimenopausal changes, Michelle connects with each patient to offer the most appropriate individualized care. With a passion for empowering her clients with the knowledge essential for healthy living and disease prevention, Michelle is dedicated to addressing her client’s health concerns by identifying the root cause of illness and offering safe and effective treatment options that restore the body to a natural state of balance. With an interest in exploring different models of care, Michelle has founded a Women’s Community Clinic at Urban Wellness to offer greater accessibility to naturopathic care in collaboration with other therapeutic modalities. When not in private practice, you can find Michelle supervising future Naturopathic Doctors at the Robert Schad naturopathic teaching clinic.

 

Dr. Christine Palmay, MD

Dr. Christine Palmay graduated from the Western University Schulich School of Medicine in 2006 during which time she was granted with several awards, including a national scholarship for outstanding candidates pursuing family medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Toronto in 2008 and currently manages a busy family medical practice in midtown Toronto.

Dr. Palmay’s passion lies in providing comprehensive medical care, with a focus on preventative medicine and women’s health. She speaks and writes regularly on topics such as immunization and contraception. She was listed as NOW magazine’s Best Doctor in 2013 and 2014 and continues to be a steady presence in Toronto’s BEST OF list.  Dr. Palmay was honoured by the Federation Medical Women of Canada with their 2016 National Reproductive Health Award.

 

Dr. Jordan Robertson, ND

Dr. Jordan Robertson, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist and Associate Faculty member for the Bachelor of Health Sciences Programme at McMaster University. Dr. Robertson, ND has developed and facilitates two undergraduate level courses at McMaster on evidence based approaches to integrative medicine and nutrition, and regularly lectures for McMaster Medicine on topics of integrated care and the role of Naturopathic Doctors in primary care. Dr. Robertson, ND has co-authored 12 review articles on the use of Integrative Medicine for various primary care conditions. She is the Naturopathic Doctor associated with the Endometriosis clinic at McMaster Hospital. Dr. Robertson, ND has a clinical practice in Burlington, Ontario.

 

Dr. Courtney MacEwan, MD:

Dr. Courtney MacEwan is a family physician who lives and practices in Burlington, Ontario. She is originally from rural Nova Scotia, and completed her Medical Degree at Dalhousie University in 2013. She completed her two year Family Medicine residency training through McMaster University, at a community-based training site in Halton. She fell in love with the Burlington community during her training and decided to make it her permanent home. When she is not working as a physician, she enjoys working with her husband at their gourmet olive oil and vinegar shop where she is co-owner, and hanging out with her two Boston Terriers.

 

Recordings from the first two session of the series can be purchases on the CCNM website here:

http://www.ccnm.edu/continuing-education/on-demand

 

 

 

 

 

~ Naturopathic Legacy Workshop: Adult and Teen Physical Exam Workshop Series (Part 3 of 4)

When: Saturday, April 16th, 2016; 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: CCNM Classroom #2
Costs: OAND Members/Students: $25 + HST; Non-OAND members: $35 + HST
CE Credits: 6 Category B

To Register: OAND Members ; Non-Members;

Join Dr. Verna Hunt, Dc, ND for this hands-on seminar that will address the Supine and Prone aspects of the Physical Exam and will build on the information presented in Parts 1 and 2 of the series (videos available through the OAND website members section under Events & Education, OAND Legacy Videos). At the end of this seminar, participants should feel confident in their diagnostic skills and able to perform a concise, yet detailed patient exam. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and a plain top with no patterns for filming. Maximum 10 registrants, so register early!

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Verna Hunt, DC, ND graduated from the Ontario (now Canadian) College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1982 and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1982 and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1979. At her Centre in Toronto she developed “The Health & Well Being Partnership” health care process, which focuses on customized health optimization for the individual. She is also an integral part and founding member of the the Naturopathic Legacy Project. Verna writes and teaches on a wide scope of topics: children’s health, women’s health, breast health, infrared thermography, business practice and principles, naturopathic diagnosis and case management. In 2001, Dr. Hunt co-founded Medical Thermography International (MTI) and she acted as the medical advisor to MTI from 2004–2015.

~ 2016 OAND Spring Conference

(OAND members wishing to register for the AGM portion in the afternoon and/or the Spring Conference in the morning, please log into the member section of the website and go to 2016 AGM)

We welcome both members and non-members at our Spring Conference!

When: Saturday, April 2, 2016; 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Where: Foresters Conference Centre, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: Non-OAND members: $60 + HST (includes lunch and refreshments)
CE Credits: 2.0 Category A (1.0 Jurisprudence) – pending with CONO

To Register: OAND Non-Members

Our Unique Difference: BHRT Prescribing Essentials in Naturopathic Practice
Instructor: Dr. Kirsten Smith, ND
Credits: 1.0 Category A (Pending with CONO)
Generously Sponsored By: NFH Inc.
Time: 9:30 am to 10:45 am

In this one-hour comprehensive seminar, Dr. Smith, ND will draw upon her unique skill set and experience to teach the tools necessary to confidently and safely merge BHRT into your practice and begin prescribing for common conditions immediately. Safety, assessment, delivery methods and monitoring will be reviewed, however the focus will largely be on when and how to prescribe estrogen and progesterone. How do deal with common obstacles and clinical pearls will also be covered, as will learning about the truly unique and valuable advantages of naturopathic management of bioidentical hormones.

Learning Objectives:
– a brief literature review & the practical implications/ safety
– why would we use hormones instead of our other treatment options?
– when & how to prescribe progesterone & estrogen, methods of delivery, what to expect
– assessment and monitoring
– prescribing hormone therapy in common conditions
– common clinical conundrums, obstacles & unusual reactions
– when to refer
– our unique difference: diet, herbs, supplements, coaching & communication

Instructor Bio:
Dr. Smith, ND graduated from CCNM in 2008 and keeps a busy family practice with a special focus in functional medicine and hormone balancing in central Toronto. Many years ago she began to shift her focus in this direction and two years ago began working with an MD who focuses entirely on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Since then and through this partnership, she has been prescribing hormones and evolving her expertise in this specialized field which she has successfully incorporated into her naturopathic practice. Prior to becoming an ND, Kirsten received an honours degree in communications from Queen’s University and then worked for many years as a producer/director in television, radio and documentary film in current affairs and related programming. She worked and volunteered all over the world from Bangladesh to the Amazon, and learned about the formidable power of various indigenous healing modaliti es which inspired her to investigate naturopathic medicine and completely change her life. Kirsten is a licensed, board-certified naturopathic doctor in the province of Ontario, a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She has completed the Ontario Therapeutics Prescribing Examination and has a license to practice parenteral therapy.

Advertising Compliance for Naturopathic Practice
Instructor: Dr. Sylvi Martin, ND
Credits: 1.0 Category A, Jurisprudence (Pending with CONO)
Time: 11 am to 12:15 pm
Marketing is an important component of building a successful naturopathic practice – but do you know the rules? For example, did you know that Ontario NDs are not allowed to include testimonials when advertising a practice? Join us at this one-hour session to learn how to comply with the relevant legislation related to advertising. We will discuss:
• Where NDs can access the relevant documents
• Review relevant legislation such as CONO’s Advertising Standard of Practice and Guideline
• Implications for clinical practice
• The do’s and don’ts of what can be included in advertisements, and where to advertise
• Examples of how to implement in clinical practice to remain in compliance

~ Bowen College

OAND MEMBERS RECEIVE 20% off!

The February 2016 course is now closed – May 2016 course info to be updated shortly!

What NDs are Saying About Bowen College Courses
Thanks, this course and Bowen are really great. I am so glad I signed up to take it. Dr. Kim Masuch, ND
It’s (Bowen) gentle yet effective. I felt grounded and really relaxed after receiving the treatment. Would be an excellent and useful tool for ND’s. Small class, perfect instructors, clear demonstration, good pace to learn. Dr. Frances Wand, ND
Love the way it was taught. We got to see it, experience it, do it, teach it. Following that, performing an entire treatment with the pauses really solidified our learning. Dr. Kim Little, ND
The class encouraged, was positive and delightful. I would recommend the course to others. Dr. Karina Shi, ND
I liked the variety of teaching methods. I appreciate how well the course was molded to our group – specifically – openness to adept the design. The course was 100% worth the cost. Dr. Taryn Deane, ND
I would recommend this course to other alternative health care practitioners with health/anatomy background. The things I liked about the course: groups of 3 rotating through learning methods, length of day (not too long), being outside in the sun for some of the class, small group for better/more instruction. Dr. Angela Bersner, ND
The tell-show-do learning format is great – it really allows one to integrate the material well. I would absolutely recommend the course to others. Dr. Lindsay Adrian, ND
The course was well paced, very clear, time was taken. I would absolutely recommend the course to others. It may sound cheesy, but this course changed my life. Dr. Tara Lantz, ND
I liked the small class size, lots of use of one-on-one interaction. I felt I learned the material really well. It was excellent – I am excited to start using Bowen Therapy with patients – very inspiriting! Dr. Michelle Marcoux, ND
The class was an open safe space. Clear, succinct class outline/layout. I would definitely recommend this course to others. Dr. Jessica Beatty, ND
I would definitely recommend this course, as the location is awesome, instructor incredible and a totally unforgettable experience. I liked the learning style (see, feel, do, teach), repetitiveness to reinforce learning, small group environment and lots of hands on.
This is truly a life-changing course. The results are immediately apparent, the material is easy to grasp and the learning is reinforced on multiple levels. This modality is immediately applicable and yields profound results in almost everyone. Dr. Sarah Berrett, ND

Dr. Manon Bolliger has created this program after more than two decades of practice as a successful Bowen therapist and Naturopathic Doctor. She has taught Bowen technique to more than 1000 professional health care practitioners, including NDs, MDs, psychologists, nurses, homeopaths, RMTs, chiropractors, doctors of osteopathy and many other practitioners in the healing arts. Bowen College is also the only Bowen Therapy training school in Canada that is certified by the Canadian Examining Board. All Bowen College classes are taught by the most successful Bowen practitioners in Canada.
If you have any questions about this course, or other programs Bowen College offers, please contact us at1.866.362.6936 or info@bowencollege.com

~ Restoring Hormone Balance: Practical Clinical Skills in Hormones and Botanical Medicine

To help Ontario NDs prepare for prescribing hormones for their patients, OAND has teamed up with the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM) to present three days of intensive education on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions caused by hormone imbalance. The conference will be held Friday, January 29 to Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the University of Toronto Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto.

Five leading experts in restorative medicine will present 16 classes over the three day conference. NDs will learn how to prescribe hormones and gain practical skills for maximizing hormone patient recovery rates. Conference topics include:

• Neuroendocrine Modulators
• Iodine
• Natural Hormone Therapies
• Progesterone
• Estriol
• Adrenal & Thyroid Herbs
• Oxytocin
• Hormone Testing
• Comprehensive Women’s Health
• Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
• Comprehensive Men’s Health
• Treatment of Hyperthyroid and Autoimmune Disease
• Breast Health and Risk Prevention

Attendees will have the option of taking an exam to become certified in T3 Therapy. NDs can earn a total of 28 Category A CE credits — 16.5 credits at the conference and another 11.5 CE credits by watching a series of online webinars, which are included in the registration.

OAND members receive a $100 discount off the regular registration price of $499 (USD). There is also a $100 early bird discount for registrations made before Dec. 7.

TO REGISTER: for more information and to register online, visit restorativemedicine.org/Toronto

~ Two Circles Acupuncture Courses

20% OAND Member Discount for Two Circles Acupuncture Courses

The OAND has partnered with Two Circles Acupuncture to provide our members with a 20% course discount. Please contact Anna-Liza at abadaloo@oand.org for the discount code.

Fall 2016 Course Dates:

Oct. 30 – TCM Tongue Diagnosis: Clinical Applications

Nov. 6 – TCM Pulse-taking & Diagnosis: Clinical Applications

Nov. 13 – TCM Dermatologic Acupuncture

Nov. 20 – Facial Rejuvenation & Cosmetic Acupuncture

Nov. 27 – Auricular Acupuncture: Clinical Applications

Dec. 4 – Meridian Circuits: Diagnostics & Point Selection

Location: All seminars take place at Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), 1255 Sheppard Ave East (Leslie Subway Station), Toronto

Instructor : Paymon Sadrolsadot, R. Ac. Click here to see full bio.

Cost: Single seminar $300 (OAND $240). Choose any 2 seminars for $450* (OAND $360*)

*Please note Nov. 20 Cosmetic Acupuncture costs $400 (OAND $320) as a single seminar, or combine with any other seminar for $600 (OAND $480).

CE Credits: each seminar is 7.5 Category A (pending)

For more information or to register, please email info@twocirclesacupuncture.com or visit our Continuing Education webpage for fuller course descriptions. Please contact Anna-Liza at abadaloo@oand.org for the discount code.

2016 CE Webinar Recordings

~ Botanical Walk Series

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Join us for our 2016 Botanical Walk Series! These scenic and informative guided walks in three beautiful Ontario locations provide key learning about the traditional European and Native uses of botanicals, energetics, and use of botanicals in clinical practice. This is your chance to go a on a proper ‘bush walk’ led by two individuals who have a great deal of training and knowledge about botanical medicine, and meet and greet other NDs with an interest in herbs.

This year we’ve expanded it from one to three walks, to provide our members with the opportunity to see a variety of medicinal plants in a variety of different growing environments. We’ve added an urban location in Toronto for those who have difficulty travelling out of town, and lowered prices for students. We welcome members to bring a non-ND friend or family member along on the walk at the lowered non-member rate.

Botanical Walk Coldwater

Date: Saturday July 16, 10 am to 2 pm (rain date to be announced shortly)
Location: Coldwater, ON
Walk Leaders: John Redden, RH & Dr. Angeli Chitale, ND
Cost: OAND Members: $20; Students: $15; Non-Members: $25
Register By: July 14, 2016
CE Credits: 3.5 Category B

To Register: 

OAND Members
Students
Non-Members

Meeting Location: Registrants will be emailed the walk meeting location on July 14, 2016

Terrain: The Coldwater route is flat and open. The forested part is an easy path.

Please Bring: This is a proper ‘bush walk’, so please dress appropriately for insects and the bush, ie: walking shoes, socks, long pants and sleeves. Bring rain gear, a sun hat, water and your lunch.

Inclement Weather: We will shortly be setting a rain date in case of inclement weather, and will advise all registrants of the date once confirmed. Should the walk be rescheduled to the rain date, you will be advised via email early that morning. Should you be unable to make the rescheduled rain date, you will be provided with a full refund.

 

Botanical Walk Grafton

Date: Saturday Aug 6, 10 am to 4 pm
Rain Date: Sunday August 7, 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Grafton, ON (approx. 75 – 90 minute drive from Toronto)
Walk Leaders: John Redden, RH & Dr. Barb Weiss, ND
Cost: OAND Members: $20; Students: $15; Non-Members: $25
Register By: August 4, 2016
CE Credits: 5.0 Category B

To Register: 

OAND Members
Students
Non-Members

Meeting Location: Registrants will be emailed the walk meeting location on August 5, 2016

Terrain: Hilly terrain.

Points of Interest: A beautiful forested property with scenic trails/cedar bridges over streams, an abandoned apple orchard, cedar bush and meadow, poplar groves, pond, natural springs, and a gorgeous view of Lake Ontario

What to Bring: Please come prepared for the weather by considering bringing the following:

  • Water
  • Hat and sunscreen for sun protection
  • Insect repellant
  • Rain gear in case of sudden showers
  • Notebook and writing implement to take herbal notes
  • Camera (you may see a beautiful sight that you wish to keep!)
  • Contributions to a vegetarian potluck lunch (optional)
  • For your consideration: the best clothing for bush walks is a long sleeve shirt, pants, socks and walking shoes

Inclement Weather: The rain date is Sunday August 7th. Should the walk be rescheduled to the rain date, you will be advised via email early that morning. Should you be unable to make the rescheduled rain date, you will be provided with a full refund.

 

Botanical Walk Old Mill/Humber River (West end of downtown Toronto)

Date: Saturday Aug 20, Noon to 4 pm
Rain Date: Sunday August 21, noon to 4 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (near Old Mill subway station)
Walk Leaders: John Redden, RH & Dr. Angeli Chitale, ND
Cost: OAND Members: $20; Students: $15; Non-Members: $25
Register By: August 18, 2016
CE Credits: 3.5 Category B

To Register: 

OAND Members
Students
Non-Members

Meeting Location: Registrants will be emailed the walk meeting location on August 19, 2016

Terrain and Points of Interest: Toronto boasts some gorgeous natural areas, right in the downtown area. For those who have difficulty going out of town, this is the walk for you! This walk includes a variety of ecosystems, some parts of the trail are adjacent to the Humber River.

What to Bring: Please come prepared for the weather by considering bringing the following:

  • Water
  • Hat and sunscreen for sun protection
  • Insect repellant
  • Rain gear in case of sudden showers
  • Notebook and writing implement to take herbal notes
  • Camera (you may see a beautiful sight that you wish to keep!)
  • Contributions to a vegetarian potluck lunch (optional)
  • For your consideration: the best clothing for bush walks is a long sleeve shirt, pants, socks and walking shoes

Inclement Weather: The rain date is Sunday August 21st. Should the walk be rescheduled to the rain date, you will be advised via email early that morning. Should you be unable to make the rescheduled rain date, you will be provided with a full refund.

 

~ IVIT For Special Populations and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Date: Sunday June 12, 8:30 am to 1 pm
Location: Marsden Centre, 9131 Keele Street, Unit A1, Vaughan, ON L4K 0G7
CE Credits: 4.0 Category A (IVIT) (Pending CONO’s approval)
Presenter: Dr. Eric Marsden, BSc ND
Cost: $100 (OAND Members); $175 (Non-OAND Members)
Course Format: This course must be attended in-person. This course will not be offered via webinar.

Recording: This course will not be recorded.
Lunch: Please note that lunch is not included. There are lunch options in the area, or please bring your own lunch. Light refreshments will be provided.
Course Description: The goal of this course is to provide advanced IVIT education to naturopathic doctors performing IVIT in their practice, for the purpose of improving patient safety and treatment efficacy. This course will explore special considerations for performing IVIT in both pediatric (4+ years old) and elderly populations including patient assessment, communication, physiology, dose adjustments, safety considerations, etc. We will also discuss IVIT in patients with chronic fatigue. This is a heterogeneous population so strategies for immune, metabolic, environmental supports will be provided.

TO REGISTER:

OAND MEMBERS

NON-MEMBERS

 

2015 CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

~ IVIT Regulatory Compliance Course

(FAQ document on this course further down the page)

We gratefully acknowledge the support of exclusive course sponsor, York Downs Pharmacy

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Course Dates: Saturday November 28, 2015 OR Sunday November 29, 2015 (9 am to 5 pm both days)

Location: Marsden Centre, 9131 Keele Street, Unit A1, Vaughan, ON L4K 0G7

CE Credits: Category A credits pending CONO approval

Registration Fee:
$295 (OAND Member Rate)
$500 (Non-Member Rate)
plus HST

Lunch: Please note that lunch is not included. There are lunch options in the area, or please bring your own lunch. Light refreshments will be provided.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Are you confused by the recent legislative changes surrounding IVIT practice? This is the course for you!

There have been many changes in the regulations around the delivery of naturopathic intravenous infusion therapy or IVIT. CONO has developed standards and regulations involving the delivery of IVIT and the facility requirements which will impact all NDs providing IVIT. CONO will be deploying a robust inspection program ensuring naturopathic doctors in Ontario meet the highest standard for safe IVIT practice. This lecture will review these changes and provide resources that NDs can use immediately to ensure they are compliant with all new regulations. There will also be a hands-on component – practicing sterile compounding in a laminar flow hood.

Topics will include:

Physical standards for your clinic – reviewing the details/needs for functionally distinct rooms involved in the preparation and delivery of IVIT

Clinic emergency preparedness – review how to complete a clinic risk assessment, based on this review how to develop clinic procedures to mitigate risks, and provide templates of emergency/incidence procedures and reports.

Infection control – provide information on the latest provincial standards in infection control and templates for clinic policies on infection control.

Compounding – review new guidelines on sterile compounding including a summary of USP 797 and how it applies to naturopathic practice. Requirements for laminar flow hood use and layout of a clinic compounding area will be discussed. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice sterile compounding in a flow hood to ensure they understand the concepts of sterile compounding into practice

Monitoring and Reporting – review the requirements for ADR tracking, reporting to CONO, and monitoring.

Documentation – review standards for documentation and common pitfalls with patient care documentation.

Delegation – review the new delegation standard and what is required to give and receive delegation for intravenous therapy.

Quality assurance – understand the need for a Quality management committee and what internal quality assurance measures are needed in an IVIT practice.

Presenter Bio: Eric Marsden is the author and co-instructor of the OAND’s full IVIT course. Eric obtained his undergraduate degree in Human Biology at the University of Toronto and completed his graduate studies in Naturopathic Medicine at the CCNM. Eric Marsden holds numerous post graduate certifications including: Chelation Therapy and Toxic Metal Detoxification, Advanced Darkfield Microscope Technician, a certified Homotoxicologist, etc. He has also received extensive training in integrative cancer therapies from several distinguished clinics and teaching institutions in Germany.

Eric Marsden is a leader in the field of naturopathic medicine and has sat on various boards of directors of naturopathic organizations and associations. Recently, he has been part of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) Government Affairs committee working on improvements to regulations covering naturopathic medicine.

Currently, Eric Marsden is the clinic director for The Marsden Centre of Naturopathic Excellence and co-founder and President of BMS Resources (the professional Dispensary and bookstore for CCNM). Eric Marsden has received several awards for clinical excellence including most recently the OAND’s Chair’s award for outstanding contribution to the naturopathic profession. He has appeared on television (CBC Marketplace and 2nd Opinion) and has been quoted extensively in print (Now, Toronto Star, Readers Digest, etc.). Dr. Marsden is an international lecturer on topics of environmental medicine and integrative oncology.

TO REGISTER: PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW AND EMAIL TO EVENTS@OAND.ORG. HANDWRITTEN REGISTRATION FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

IVIT Regulatory Compliance Course Flyer & Registration Form

Course FAQ

There has been some confusion about our upcoming one-day IVIT course. This course is intended to clarify new requirements for IVIT practitioners. It is OAND’s intention, that it will provide you with the information that you need in order to decide if you wish to sign up for the longer ‘full’ IVIT Course in the new year. We have received a number of questions from members and have attempted to answer those below. If you need further clarification, please contact Anna-Liza Badaloo (Manager, Clinical Development) at abadaloo@oand.org, 416-233-2001, or toll free at 1-877-628-7284.

Q: Money is tight this time of year; will the OAND offer extended payment options?

A: Yes. We appreciate your financial concerns at this time of year. If you wish to extend payments into early 2016, please contact Anna-Liza Badaloo (abadaloo@oand.org).

Q: Can I attend via live webinar? Or can I purchase a recording after the course?

A: This course is best attended in-person, and we strongly encourage our members to do so, if possible. We will not be hosting this course via LIVE webinar. We are currently looking into ways that we can provide this course content for those who cannot attend in-person – contact Anna-Liza at abadaloo@oand.org if you are interested in this option, and you will be updated the week of Nov 23rd.
Q: Is this course for those already practicing IVIT, or those who are considering practicing IVIT?

A: This course is for both groups. For those NDs currently practicing IVIT it will provide the information necessary for you to ensure you are complying with the changed regulations, guidelines and standards under CONO. For those considering whether to become IVIT certified it will provide you with information on clinic requirements needed to practice IVIT under CONO’s new regulations. We welcome both existing and ‘IVIT-curious’ practitioners.

Q: Is this course mandatory?

A: No. This course is not required to meet the IVIT Standard of Practice, the Prescribing Standard of Practice, or to fulfill any other requirement. This course is for NDs who want greater details, documentation, and a framework on how to remain compliant with current legislation when practicing IVIT.

Q: Why is the OAND running this course?

A: Since Proclamation of the Naturopathy Act we have received a number of inquiries from members to clarify exactly what NDs must do in their practice, in order to legally practice IVIT. In response, this course has been designed to provide NDs with concrete, practical knowledge of exactly what will be required in your clinic in terms of: physical standards, emergency preparedness, infection control, compounding (including hands-on compounding practice), monitoring/reporting, documentation, delegation and quality assurance. As we plan to run the full IVIT course in early 2016 (we will announce the course dates as soon as they are available), we also wish to give members as much information as possible now on the requirements, to help our members decide if they wish to take the full IVIT course, and to allow time for members to budget and set time aside for this course.

Q: Will I receive any documentation to take home from this course?

A: Yes. You will leave this course with valuable documentation that can be used immediately in your clinic. For example, a variety of checklists (facility needs, policies, etc), and templates for clinic policies and procedures.

Q: Is this course based entirely on the Inspection Regulation?

A: No. The vast majority of this course is based on already existing CONO Standards, Guidelines and Policies, which are listed below. A small part of the course is based on the Inspection Regulation. There are only three elements of the Inspection Regulation that are not covered in these existing Standards, Guidelines and Policies, which are as follows:

1)Physical layout of the clinic
2)Monitoring and adverse event reporting
3)Clinic quality assurance

CONO Standards of Practice: Compounding, Delegation, Dispensing, Emergency Preparedness, Infection Control, Injection, IVIT, Prescribing, Performing Authorized Acts, Record-Keeping.
CONO Guidelines: Mandatory Reporting, Sterile Compounding of Injectibles
CONO Professional Policies: AED, Laminar Air Flow Hood
All of these documents can be accessed on CONO’s website here:

Q: Is the Inspection Regulation course content guaranteed to be the final version?

A: The Inspection Regulation has yet to be approved by Cabinet and so has not been officially released, but NDs are expected to be compliant with the current regulations. The course will present what is now required as well as what is very likely to be passed in the Inspection Regulation. If there are changes to the information presented in the course, we will provide course participants with these changes when the information becomes available.

Q: Is this course eligible for Category A credits? If so, what kind of credits?

A: Yes. Eligibility will be for either Jurisprudence credits, IVIT credits, general Category A credits, or a combination. Once CE Credit approval is obtained from CONO, we will advise all course registrants.

~ Prescribing Exam Prep Course Webinar Recording

Date and Time: This event took place on Saturday August 29, 2015. 9 am to  5 pm

Webinar Recording Cost: $99

Instructors: James McCormack, BSc (Pharm), Pharm D & Adil Virani, BSc (Pharm), Pharm D, FCSHP

Purchase the Recording Here: http://www.ccnm.edu/ce_course/11937/prescribing_exam_prep_course

CCNM and the OAND have partnered to help you make the best use of your study time by offering this 1-day interactive Prescribing Exam Prep Course.

  • Identify key areas of the online material
  • Learn how to prepare for the (open book) written exam
  • Bring your study questions
  • Review new cases to prepare for the oral exam

About Your Instructors:

James McCormack, BSc (Pharm), Pharm D
Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC
James received his undergraduate pharmacy degree at the University of British Columbia in 1982. He received his doctorate in pharmacy (Pharm D) in 1986 from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. His focus is shared-informed decision-making using evidence based information and rational therapeutic principles. He has presented over 300 seminars on drug therapy, has published over 100 articles in medical literature, mainly in the area of rational drug therapy, and worked as editor for two internationally recognized textbooks on appropriate/rational drug therapy. He is also the co-host of a very popular weekly podcast called the Therapeutics Education Collaboration (TEC) podcast.

Adil Virani, BSc (Pharm), Pharm D, FCSHP
Director, Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services, Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC
Adil received his undergraduate and doctorate degrees from the UBC, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists. He works as a Director with Pharmacy Services at Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care and Provincial Health Services Authority. He is also an associate professor with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC. He has over 30 publications and has delivered over 200 presentations. He is the lead editor of a 400-page book entitled the Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs, which is now in its 20th edition and is the 2009 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year. He also co-wrote a similar handbook for children and adolescents. In addition’s to his role with the Therapeutics Education Collaboration, he sits on the Education Working Group of the Therapeutics Initiative, he is a member of the Canadian Drug Expert Committee (CDEC) for the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health and a member of the Human Drug Advisory Panel (HDAP) of the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB).

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