IVIT Refresher Courses

Spring IVIT Refresher Courses cancelled due to COVID-19

Fall 2020 Course Dates (Registration Closes November 6, 2020)

  • IVIT Refresher Course: Complications, Sterile Compounding and Documentation:
    Saturday, November 21 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • IVIT Refresher Course: Patient Assessment and Clinical Applications in Vitamins:
    Sunday, November 22 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • IVIT Refresher Course: Clinical Applications in Minerals, Vitamin C and Viscum (plus exam review):
    Saturday, November 28 (9:00am – 5:00pm)

Course update coming the week of October 26


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


OAND Members

Registration will re-open on Thursday October 22

Non-OAND Members

Back to all Certification
Training Courses

Course Description

Our popular IVIT Refresher Courses are back! These three, one-day courses are designed for two groups. One, Naturopathic Doctors who are already IVIT-certified and wish to refresh their knowledge and get IVIT CE credits. Second, Naturopathic Doctors who have taken a previous IVIT Certification Course and wish to prepare for the exam. Each refresher course date is one day of the full CONO-approved 5-day IVIT Certification Course, and will ensure that IVIT-certified Naturopathic Doctors have fully refreshed their skills in specific areas, as they relate specifically to the practice of IVIT in Ontario. Each day includes both lecture-style and hands-on components. Check out the content, and pick the date that best suits your ‘refresher’ needs!

Course Format:
In-person. These courses cannot be attended via webinar, nor will they be recorded.

Course Materials:
All course content will be provided to registrants electronically.

Hands-On Participation:
Participation in the hands-on component of vascular access is mandatory, while participation in the hands-on component of sterile compounding is optional.

Dr. Eric Marsden, ND, BSc; Dr. Ruth Anne Baron, ND

CE Credits:
CONO-6.5 Category A (IVIT – Pending)

Admission Criteria

The IVIT refresher course is available to different types of NDs:
1. Naturopathic Doctors who are already IVIT-certified and wish to refresh their knowledge and get IVIT CE credits.
2. Naturopathic Doctors who have taken a previous IVIT Certification Course and wish to prepare for the exam.

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.