IVIT Certification Course

Spring 2020 Course Dates

  • Friday, April 24 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Saturday, April 25 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Sunday, April 26 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Saturday, May 2 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Sunday, May 3 (9:00am – 5:00pm)


Marsden Centre for Excellence in Integrative Medicine (9131 Keele St, Unit A1, Vaughan, Ontario)


OAND Members

Full Payment ($785+HST)
3 Monthly Payments ($261.57+HST)

Non-OAND Members

Full Payment ($1,175+HST)

Spring 2020 Registration Closes April 8, 2020

Fall 2020 Course Dates

  • Friday, November 20 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Saturday, November 21 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Sunday, November 22 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Saturday, November 28 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Sunday, November 29 (9:00am – 5:00pm)


Marsden Centre for Excellence in Integrative Medicine (9131 Keele St, Unit A1, Vaughan, Ontario)


OAND Members

Full Payment ($785+HST)

3 Monthly Payments ($261.57+HST)

6-Monthly Payments ($130.83 + HST)

Non-OAND Members

Full Payment ($1,175+HST)

Fall 2020 Registration Closes November 6, 2020

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Course Description

The IVIT Certification Course is designed to ensure Naturopathic Doctors have the competency to both safely and effectively compound sterile products for intravenous administration, obtain vascular access, and administer intravenous infusion therapeutics to patients under their care. Both lecture-style and hands-on practice in vascular access and sterile compounding are included. To pass this course, participants must attend all 5 course dates in person, in full; successfully complete 10 vascular insertions; successfully complete osmolarity exercises. To become IVIT-Certified, you must pass this course AND CONO’s IVIT Exam.

Course Format:
No part of this course will be offered by webinar, recordings, or any type of distance education – all 5 days must be attended in-person, in full. The course will include both lecture-style and hands-on components.

Course Materials:
Attendees will receive a printed course binder on the first day of the course with all Powerpoint slides for the entire course. All other material will be made available electronically shortly before the first course date, with unlimited, lifetime access.

Dr. Eric Marsden, B.Sc, ND; Dr. Ruth Anne Baron, ND

CE Credits:
CONO-Approved for 30 Category A Credits (IVIT)

IVIT Exam:
Please note that you must register and pay separately for the IVIT exam with CONO. For all IVIT exam inquiries please contact CONO (exams@collegeofnaturopaths.ca; 416-583-6010, ext. 3).

Admission Criteria

You must be a registered Naturopathic Doctor to take this course.

If you are an Ontario Naturopathic Medical Student who is not sure if you will be registered with CONO by April 8 (Spring session) or November 6 (Fall session), do not register for this course. Contact Anna-Liza at abadaloo@oand.org to discuss your options

Additional Information

There is free parking on-site.

Lunch & Refreshments
Please note that lunch will not be provided, but we will be providing refreshments throughout the day. There are lunch options in the area, or feel free to bring your own.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Supply Sponsor Stevens

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Infusate Supply Sponsor Stevens

Dr. Eric Marsden, BSc, ND

Dr. Eric Marsden (BSc, ND) is the author and co-instructor of the OAND’s IVIT Certification Course, including recent CONO-approved course revisions to comply with the Naturopathy Act, 2007. 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, ND is an international lecturer on topics of environmental medicine and integrative oncology.

Dr. Ruth Anne Baron, ND

Dr. Ruth Anne Baron, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Toronto since 1994. She is the past Chair of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Dr. Baron also serves on the University Hospitals Health Network Research Ethics Board.

Ruth Anne appears regularly on television and radio and lectures throughout Canada to pharmacists, health providers and community groups. Dr. Baron feels that each individual’s daily choices are the most important factor in creating well being, and so places a strong emphasis on educating patients about healthy choices that promote wellness in their lives.

Her practice provides patients with all aspects of naturopathic treatment, including botanical medicine, nutrition, acupuncture and homeopathy.
Ruth Anne is a certified practitioner of both intravenous therapy and facial rejuvenation acupuncture. She is a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and has a special interest in natural treatments for cancer patients. Ruth Anne has been recognized by her peers in the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors as naturopathic doctor of the year, and is the recipient of the OAND President’s award for outstanding achievement in naturopathic medicine.