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HOW DO I VIEW WEBINAR INFORMATION AND REGISTER? Click on each title in blue below to access full course and registration information. Non-members will be prompted to create an account during the registration process. HOW CAN I GET THE LOWEST WEBINAR RATE? Become an OAND Member. Members get discounts on single webinars, and receive further discounts via webinar packages. HOW LONG ARE WEBINARS? Clinical webinars are 2 hours. Practice management webinars are 1 hour. HOW ARE WEBINARS PRICED? OAND Members: – Live clinical webinars: $25 – $30 per credit – Live practice management webinars: $22 – $25 per credit Non-Members: – Live clinical webinars: $40 per credit – Live practice management webinars: $35 per credit WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT? Visa, MasterCard or cheque. Sorry, no American Express. WHAT COURSE MATERIALS DO I RECEIVE? – PDF presentation slides – Clinic Resources – Opportunity to ask the speaker questions during webinar Q & A period – Unlimited, lifetime access to webinar recording (both web-based and MP4 format) WHAT CE CREDITS DO I GET? Ontario NDs: – Clinical Webinars: 2 Category A credits (see each webinar to see which ones include Jurisprudence, Pharmacology and IVIT) – Practice Management Webinars: 1 Category B credit BC NDs: – Clinical Webinars: 2 Category C credits – Practice Management Webinars: Check with the CNPBC NDs in all other Canadian Provinces: OAND clinical webinars should count toward Continuing Education Credit requirements. For all webinars, please check with your regulator to confirm CE eligibility. HOW DO I GET CE CREDITS? Live webinar attendees get CE credits provided our system shows you have been logged into the webinar online for the entire webinar duration. You will receive CE Certificates via email within one week of the live webinar. Webinar recording purchasers get CE credits once you receive a mark of 80% or higher on the webinar recording quiz. You will receive CE Certificates via email within one week of when the webinar quiz is submitted. WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY? If we receive a written notice of your cancellation one week or before a live webinar date, we will provide a refund of 75% OR allow you to switch to another 2019 live webinar at no extra cost. If we receive a written notice of your cancellation less than one week from the live webinar date, no refunds or switches to other 2019 live webinars will be provided. There are no refunds for webinar recordings. WILL ALL LIVE WEBINARS BE AVAILABLE AS WEBINAR RECORDINGS? Yes. However, it may take between 1 -3 months from the live webinar date for the webinar recording to be made available. SHOULD I ATTEND WEBINARS LIVE OR CATCH THE WEBINAR RECORDING? Always attend the live webinar when your schedule allows. You get lower rates, faster CE certificates, don’t have to take a quiz to get CE credits, and you get to ask the presenter questions. WHAT IF I REGISTER FOR A LIVE WEBINAR BUT DON’T ATTEND? You will receive all course materials and the webinar recording, but you will miss the chance to ask the presenter questions! Ontario NDs: you can claim Category B credits with this course material; Category A credits will not be granted if you do not attend live.


LIVE WEBINARS

Our live clinical webinars are done for 2019 - look out soon for our Fall Practice Management Live Webinars!


WEBINAR RECORDINGS

JURISPRUDENCE CREDITS:

Accessibility Training

Speaker: Dr. Valerie Penton-Power, BSc, MSc, ND

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2 Category A (Jurisprudence)

 

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

Course Description:

Can persons with disabilities access your clinic? Nearly 2 million people in Ontario report having a disability. As of 2005, a Naturopathic Doctor or clinic may be fined for not complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Practitioners need the tools and knowledge to meet AODA requirements, and an understanding of their relationship with the Ontario Building Code and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Join a Naturopathic Doctor with an extensive background in disability-related policy and legislation, Dr. Valerie Penton-Power, BSc, MSc, ND, to discuss how NDs can: comply with the AODA and the Human Rights Code, understand key issues of accessibility, and access skills and resources to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities, increase patient health and maximize business potential. Learn how to increase patient wellbeing, and welcome persons with disabilities to your clinic.

 

Learning Objectives:
1. Comply with the AODA.
2. Understand standards that fully support the implementation of AODA: customer service, physical access, information and communications, etc.
3. Make your practice accessible and meet AODO legal requirements.
4. Understand how complying with AODA requirements relates to the Ontario Building Code and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
5. Access effective tools and resources to increase patient well-being and promote inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Valerie Penton-Power, BSc, MSc, ND has published research in the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies and the book series Efficacy of Assistive Technology Interventions. She was a Senior Policy Analyst with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in the area of disability and accessibility, Chair of the Provincial Universal Design Network of NL, and has served on the Interdepartmental Working Group for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities and an Interdepartmental Committee on International Human Rights.

Avoiding Complaints and Investigations

Speaker: Emma Gardiner, Rosen Sunshine LLP

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2 Category A (Jurisprudence)

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

Course Description:
Do you know which two areas had the most CONO ICRC (Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee) investigations over the past 3 years? Controlled Acts and Advertising. Are you confident that you’re following all the rules?

Join health law-focused lawyer Emma Gardiner, to discuss how to avoid being brought to the ICRC. She will discuss practical tips on what to expect during the investigation process, specific requirements NDs must satisfy to perform each controlled act, when to delegate and refer, and take a close look at the advertising rules. Published ICRC cases, with a focus on those involving advertising, will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand what happens if a complaint investigation is made against you, and possible outcomes
2. Understand the specific requirements for each controlled act within Ontario ND scope
3. Understand the difference between delegation and referral to another health professional
4. Understand advertising requirements, including social media
5. Understand the specific requirements for advertisements to cancer patients

 

Presenter Biography:

Lawyer Emma Gardiner (Rosen Sunshine, LLP) has worked on a variety of matters involving the representation of regulated health professionals before the various committees of the numerous colleges regulating health professionals in Ontario. She also provides advice and opinions to health professionals, institutions, and individuals on various health related issues. Emma is a member of the Advocates’ Society, the Medico-Legal Society, and the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations. She is also an appointed public member of the University Health Network’s Research Ethics Board.

Mandatory Referrals, Reporting & Preventing Sexual Abuse

Webinar Recording: Mandatory Referrals, Reporting and Preventing Sexual Abuse

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A Jurisprudence
Presenter: Dr. Sylvi Martin, RN, ND

 

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

Course Description: 

There are many things that NDs may be uncertain about in the world of professional regulation, but mandatory reports shouldn’t be one of them!  Did you know that there are certain conditions in which NDs must refer patients to other primary care providers?  Or when an ND or another health professional must be reported to their regulatory College? What about the 60+ types of communicable diseases that must be reported to Public Health?  Would you know what steps you need to take if you learned of sexual abuse of one of your patients tomorrow? Who would you need to report suspected child abuse to, and how soon? If you don’t already know the answers to these questions, then this webinar is for you!

 

Learning Objectives:

1) Mandatory reporting requirements of individual NDs, and NDs who own clinics

2) Communicable diseases that must be reported to Public Health

3) When NDs must refer patients to other healthcare providers, and how to make an effective referral

4) The types of critical lab results that require a mandatory referral

5) How to report sexual abuse, elder abuse, and child abuse, and what information to include in the report

6) How the treatment of a spouse or partner could be viewed as sexual abuse

 

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 baccalaureate 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, where she has undertaken further training in professional regulation and discipline through Osgoode Hall Law School, and alternative dispute resolution training through the Stitt Feld Handy Group.  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.

In addition to being licensed with CONO and the College of Nurses of Ontario, she is a member of the following professional associations: the OAND, the CAND, the Ontario Nurses Association, the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors.

Patient Records: Ownership, Transfer and Disclosure

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A Jurisprudence

Presenter: Dr. Sylvi Martin, RN, ND

 

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

Course Description: Some of the most common questions asked by NDs have to do with patient records. How long do they need to be kept? When can they be shared? What needs to happen when an ND relocates or sells their practice? It’s important for NDs to be aware of the regulatory requirements of maintaining patient records, and to ensure that these are being applied in clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:

1) The regulatory requirements for maintaining patient records

2) Steps to take when relocating, selling or closing a practice

3) Who can legally access patient records or be provided with copies

4) Important information to consider before entering into any contracts with clinics

5) Common scenarios involving patient records that come before regulatory College complaints committees, and how they can be easily avoided

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 baccalaureate 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, where she has undertaken further training in professional regulation and discipline through Osgoode Hall Law School, and alternative dispute resolution training through the Stitt Feld Handy Group.  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.

In addition to being licensed with CONO and the College of Nurses of Ontario, she is a member of the following professional associations: the OAND, the CAND, the Ontario Nurses Association, the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors.

 

What’s the Deal with Delegation?

CE Credits: 2.0 Category A, Jurisprudence

Presenter: Dr. Sylvi Martin, BScN, RN, ND

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

Course Description: 

Now that naturopathic doctors can delegate controlled acts to others, it opens up a wide range of practice possibilities to benefit patient care.  It also adds in another layer of risk for the naturopathic doctor to manage, as it is up to the ND to determine whether delegation is appropriate, and that anything they delegate, or accept delegation for, is done safely and documented appropriately.  It’s only natural that many NDs wonder where to begin.

 

Learning Objectives:

1) What NDs can and can’t delegate

2) The requirements for delegating and accepting delegation

3) How to build safety into delegation to protect your patients and your practice

4) How to minimize the risks associated with delegation

5) The essentials of delegation documentation

 

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.

 

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

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A, Jurisprudence

Presenter: Dr. Sylvi Martin, BScN, RN, ND

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

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

 

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.

Cover Your Apples! Preventing Common Risks in Naturopathic Practice

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A, Jurisprudence

Presenter: Dr. Sylvi Martin, BScN, RN, ND

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

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

 

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.


PHARMACOLOGY CREDITS:

Clinical Neuro-Endo-Immunology in Menopause

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A (1.75 General; 0.25 Pharmacology)

Presenter: Dr. Bradley Bush, ND

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105


Course Description: 

Menopause is typically addressed as an endocrine disorder, but the mechanisms behind most of the undesirable effects are neurological in origin. Additionally, genetic predispositions, immune activity and life-style choices have a major impact on manifestation of menopausal symptoms. In this lecture, Dr. Bush will detail the neuroendocrinology behind menopause and how immune and inflammatory activity impacts diagnostics and treatment approaches. This is a continuation of Dr. Bush’s spring lecture on neuro-endo-immunology of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. He will quickly review main points from that lecture and expand the conversation towards menopause diagnostics and treatment strategies.  Dr. Bush will discuss the use of amino acid, nutrition, hormones and phygotherapies in menopausal issues. Case studies will illustrate integration strategies using a variety of hormonal, non-hormonal, amino acid and herbal based treatment approaches.

Learning Objectives:

1) Review key points to previous lecture including: expanded HPA axis model, inflammatory and immune impact on brain chemistry, and genetic predispositions to mood disorders.

2) Explain the neuroendocrinology of vasomotor symptoms of menopause.

3) Identify lab testing that useful in mapping out neuro-endo-immune imbalances.

4) Associate pharmaceutical responses to biochemistry imbalances including estrogens, serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and GABA agonist.

5) Develop non-hormonal and hormone supportive treatment strategies that address both imbalances and root causes of disturbance to menopausal symptoms.

6) Recognize synergistic and additive effects of using whole herb extracts and amino acids in personalized treatment strategies.

 

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Bradley Bush, ND received his naturopathic doctor degree from National College of Naturopathic Medicine and is currently co-owner and Clinic Director of Natural Medicine of Stillwater in beautiful Stillwater, MN. Dr Bush’s practice focus is fatigue, insomnia, mood disorders, gastrointestinal disorders and Lyme disease. Previously, Dr. Bush was the co-founder and practitioner at New Hampshire Natural Health where he has a practice focus of neuropsychoimmunology ,IV therapy and GI health for 8 years. Dr. Bush has over 16-years of industry business experience and is owner of Natural Health Insights, LLC providing consultant services to the natural products and laboratory testing industry. Dr. Bush speaks nationally and regularly publishes on the topics of neuropsychoimmunology, brain-gut connections, neuroendocrinology, mood disorders, insomnia and Lyme disease. Dr. Bush is was co-chairman of 2016 AANP annual curriculum committee and is chairman of the first ever Lyme disease conference this Spring of 2017. Dr. Bush sits on advisory boards at the NeuroScience company, Functional Medicine University and Results RNA.

Cancer Patient Management 101

Speaker: Dr. Lei Gu, BSc, ND

 

CE CREDITS: 2 Category A (1 General; 0.5 IVIT; 0.5 Pharma). Pending. NDs outside Ontario: view Webinar FAQs for CE information.

 

COST AND REGISTRATION:
OAND Members: coming soon

Non-Members: coming soon

 

Course Description:

Are you an ND new to adjunctive cancer care? This webinar is for you! Practitioners new to this complex clinical area need a practical understanding of the role of Naturopathic Medicine in integrative cancer care, and how to support patients during conventional treatments.

Join an experienced adjunctive cancer care ND, Dr. Lei Gu, BSc, ND, to discuss specific supportive therapies to help manage side effects of conventional treatments, and the best interventions for supporting patients during chemotherapy, radiotherapy and both pre and post-treatment. Help your patients reap the benefits of conventional treatments, without compromising them.

 

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the role of Naturopathic Medicine in adjunctive cancer care.
2. Follow a clear set of steps to ensure that conventional care is not compromised.
3. Use effective naturopathic tools that can be used for cancer patients.

 

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Lei Gu, BSc, ND has been practicing for over 11 years, focusing in adjunctive cancer care for the last 5 years. She completed a 2-year Integrative Oncology Residency under the mentorship of Dr. Eric Marsden, BSc, ND. Currently practicing at the Marsden Centre For Excellence in Integrative Medicine, Lei is passionate about educating NDs in adjunctive cancer care so that more patients can achieve the best possible outcome. Lei is IVIT-Certified and acts as a TA in the OAND IVIT Certification Course.

Fibromyalgia A Pain Disorder of the CNS

Course Sponsor: We gratefully acknowledge the support of Educational Sponsor Designs for Health

 

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A (1.75 General; 0.25 Pharmacology)

Presenter: Dr. David Brady, DC, ND

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

Course Description: Research suggests that “classic” Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a central pain processing disorder and does not appear to be a peripheral somatic disorder. Dr. Brady will emphasize the concept that “classic” FMS must be clinically differentiated from the various subsets of organic, functional, and musculoskeletal problems which can lead to an erroneous diagnosis of FMS. He will then discuss an integrated approach to treatment of FMS. Rather than be viewed as one grandiose syndrome into which all patients with unexplained widespread pain and/or fatigue are lumped, Fibromyalgia (FMS) like symptoms should result in a comprehensive work-up to properly determine the underlying foundational elements of the patients complaints. Dr Brady will outline at least four distinct clinical subsets that exist which often lead to a true or erroneous diagnosis of FMS. All should be considered during the differential diagnosis of patients with widespread pain as the primary symptom. These four subsets are 1) “classic” FMS 2) Medical diseases which mimic FMS 3) Functional/metabolic disorders which mimic FMS and 4) Musculoskeletal disorders which mimic FMS.

Learning Objectives:

1) Analyze the concept of central pain processing and the consequences of dysfunction of descending inhibition.

2) Assess the difference between regionalized somatic pain and true central allodynia.

3) Understand the neurological mechanisms and stress response and neurotransmitter aberrations that underpin fibromyalgia.

4) Attain confidence in understanding the myriad of organic, functional and somatic conditions that can result in a comprehensive symptom cluster that can commonly be mislabeled or misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia

5) Develop a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment approach to patients presenting with fibromylgia, as well as common fibromyalgia masqueraders.

 

Presenter Biography:

Dr. David M. Brady has 25-years of experience as an integrative practitioner and over 21 years in health sciences academia. He is a licensed naturopathic physician in Connecticut and Vermont, a board certified clinical nutritionist, and completed his initial clinical training as a doctor of chiropractic. He currently serves as the Vice Provost for the Division of Health Sciences, Director of the Human Nutrition Institute, and Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He maintains a private practice, Whole Body Medicine, in Fairfield, CT.  Dr. Brady is also the Chief Medical Officer for Designs for Health, Inc., Diagnostic Solutions Labs, LLC, and is an expert consultant to the nutritional supplement and clinical laboratory industries. He is an internationally sought-after presenter on nutritional, functional and integrative medicine. He has appeared on the speaking panel of some of the largest and most prestigious conferences in the field and published a multitude of peer-reviewed scientific papers and textbooks related to chronic pain, autoimmunity and functional gastroenterology. His newest book is The Fibro-Fix and he hosted the online Fibro-Fix Summit. You can learn more at DrDavidBrady.comFibroFix.com, and FibroFixSummit.com.

Palliative Care: A Naturopathic Approach to Improving Quality of Life

Speaker: Dr. Mark Fontes, BSc, ND

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A (1.25 General; 0.5 IVIT; 0.25 Pharmacology)

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105


Session Description:
The role that Naturopathic Medicine has in the field of palliative care is emerging. More patients are seeking complimentary options in helping them manage the signs and symptoms associated with their illness. Unfortunately many patients still believe palliative care signifies that the end is near. However, the term is used to describe the improvement of quality of life in patients facing a life-threatening illness. It is well documented that patients’ quality of life does in fact improve once in palliative care. Naturopathic Medicine can have a significant impact on these concerns and can improve quality of life outcomes in patients. This webinar will have several overarching objectives, including how to determine when a patient should consider being admitted into a palliative care setting, patient assessment and how to work collaboratively with other professionals. There will also be an in-depth review of evidence regarding Naturopathic recommendations. Attendees will also learn which laboratory tests to order to properly assess and monitor a patient in palliative care and when to consider a referral to a palliative care doctor.


Learning Objectives:

  • Defining palliative care and what the process is like for a patient entering palliative care
  • Most common symptoms patients present with in palliative care
  • Evidence-based review of conventional medications commonly used
  • Evidence-based review of Naturopathic recommendations
  • How to establish collaborative care with the palliative care team
  • Laboratory testing: what to order, why and when
  • Providing counseling to patients in end of life setting


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Fontes is board-certified in naturopathic cancer care and has received the FABNO (Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology) designation, the highest standard of training in adjunctive naturopathic cancer care. He is a strong proponent of the integrative quality of naturopathic medicine in oncology and has presented on a variety of topics including: Naturopathic Medicine: an evidence based approach at the University of Toronto Medical School, and Pediatric Oncology: Naturopathic Treatment and Case Reports at Sick Kids Hospital. He strives to incorporate the highest quality evidence available in naturopathic cancer care into his treatment plans for patients.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Fontes currently sits as Vice-Chair of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and is part-time clinic faculty at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Fontes is licensed to practice in Ontario under the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and is an active member of the:

  • Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
  • Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors
  • Oncology Association of Naturopathic Practitioners

Treating Pain Intelligently: Patient Perspectives, Clinical Experiences, and a Review of the Literature

Speaker: Dr. Angela Hanlon, BSc (Nutrition), ND

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2 Category A (1.5 General; 0.5 Pharma)

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

Session Description: The addictive potential of pain medications is a growing problem.  Natural health products, though helpful, simply lack efficacy compared to prescription medications with regard to pain reduction and restoration of function.  We need to be well-versed in both pharmaceutical and natural health therapies. Researchers are rigorously examining multi-faceted hands-on pain protocols, with some degree of success.  But the question still remains, what is the most effective combination of therapies?  Patient and clinician experience at the grassroots level offers valuable perspectives on this.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Literature review: Learn which medications show the best efficacy for chronic pain, and which show the best longevity in terms of efficacy
  • A discussion about the most significant pain-associated dysfunctions: cognitive dysfunction, memory impairment, anxiety, depressive symptoms, and fatigue
  • Most effective NHPs for pain & pain associated dysfunctions
  • Medication interactions with natural health products used for pain that NDs need to be aware of
  • A review of the most effective hands-on therapies that are within ND scope of practice, including a discussion on practicality for the patient
  • Most effective therapy combinations as reported by my patients
  • Patient Self-efficacy: importance for the patient, and its role in practice management

 

Speaker Bio:

Many patients seek out Dr. Angela Hanlon, ND as a last resort for pain management, and she has become known for her ability to provide relief when physiotherapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic care cease to be effective. She commonly receives referrals from chiropractors and massage therapists to augment the effectiveness of their therapies. Out of both interest and necessity, Angela developed an intimate knowledge of the musculoskeletal system, which provided her a solid foundation on which to build an acute understanding of movement and function. However, Angela credits her patients as being her greatest teachers. Angela operated a solo practice for 8 years near Goderich, Ontario before joining a team of 6 NDs at Brantford’s Holistic Healing Arts Clinic. She currently holds an executive position on the OAND’s Board of Directors.

Difficult Problems in Treating SIBO Patients

Speaker: Dr. Mona Morstein, ND, DHANP

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2 Category A (1.5 General; 0.5 Pharma)

 

COST AND REGISTRATION: REGISTRATION OPENS LATE JUNE  2019

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

Course Description
What do you do when the standard SIBO protocols don’t work? Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth is a complex condition that goes far beyond the gut. Practitioners need a solid grounding in the many different problems that occur in treating SIBO patients, and how to address each one.

Join an ND who has been working with SIBO patients for 9 years, Dr. Mona Morstein, ND, DHANP, to discuss SIBO eradication, prokinetics, healing the gut and nerves, enhancing digestion, and dealing with concurrent intestinal developments, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and sulfur sensitivity. Help your patients get their GI tracts in order, reduce neurosis and anxiety, and improve systemic health.

 

Learning Objectives
1. Understand the multi-factorial problems in SIBO treatment and patients.
2. Address problems using many modalities: supplements, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, specialty testing.
3. Confidently treat SIBO patients with all their quirkiness, intolerance, reactions and anxieties.

Presenter Biography:


Dr. Mona Morstein, ND, DHANP has a busy GI-focused practice and is a popular lecturer on GI conditions. She has been lecturing on SIBO for 9 years, including speaking at all three SIBO SOS Summit Series and holding a Masterclass. Practicing Naturopathic Medicine for thirty years, she is the former Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine’s Chair of Nutrition, Gastroenterology professor and Clinical Supervisor. Mona is the recipient of the AANP’s 2012 President’s Award, honouring her comprehensive work in the naturopathic profession.

The Untapped Gold Mine Of Compounding Options For The Busy ND

Speakers: Dr. Dominika Zarzeczny ND & Stacey D’Angelo, Pharmacist

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A (Pharma)

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

Session Description: NDs have the unique opportunity to work with pharmacists to provide customized therapeutic solutions for their patients using compounding. Compounded medications are made based on a practitioner’s prescription and can include prescription medication as well as natural and non-prescription ingredients. With custom compounded prescriptions, strength, dosage form and flavour can be chosen to suit the patient’s needs. For example, lollipops, topical preparations and oral liquids can make medications more effective and easier to take. Ingredients can also be excluded from medications due to allergies or other sensitivities. NDs who have met the Standard of Practice for prescribing may prescribe the drugs listed in Table 3 of the General Regulation of the Naturopathy Act, 2007 and drugs from the Prescription Drug List and NAPRA Schedule 1. NDs who have not met this Standard may not prescribe the drugs listed in Table 3, can still take advantage of compounded solutions, but are limited to using natural and non-prescription ingredients. Join us to discuss how to add various compounding options to naturopathic practice. Prescription, natural and non-prescription formulations relevant to NDs will be reviewed. Additional collaborative opportunities including de-prescribing, adapting prescriptions and pharmacogenetics will be briefly discussed.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Review pharmacy compounding as it pertains to prescription, natural and non-prescription ingredients
  • Discuss compounding options for BHRT
  • Discuss compounding options outside of BHRT, including topical options for pain management, custom vitamin & mineral formulations, women’s health conditions & dermatologic conditions
  • Review common compounded prescriptions and formulas that can be readily implemented in clinical practice
  • Encourage building a patient-centred health care team that includes a compounding pharmacist
  • Briefly review additional collaborative opportunities including de-prescribing, adapting prescriptions, creating practitioner signature compounds and pharmacogenetic testing

 

Speaker Bios:

Dr. Dominika Zarzeczny, ND is a certified IVIT and BHRT Practitioner, speaker, health & wellness educator and corporate consultant, and is a Board Director of the OAND. Dominika has worked at the Natural Health Product Directorate (now the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate) of Health Canada, where she was responsible for assessing the safety and efficacy of natural health products intended for the Canadian market. She uses evidence-based research and diagnostics, together with natural medicine to deliver optimal naturopathic medical care. She is committed to a high standard of care using evidence-based medicine and works collaboratively with physicians, pharmacists and allied health practitioners to deliver the highest level of care.

 

Stacey D’Angelo is Co-founder and Pharmacist at Wellth Pharmacy + Clinic in Toronto. Stacey graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy in 2012. She is certified as Diabetes Educator (CDE), and in Sexual Health from the Academy from Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). In addition, she has also pursued additional training in pain and palliative care, hormone therapy, and specialty compounding. Stacey has had experience in a wide range of practice settings including long-term care, hospital and community pharmacy and has been active in various roles with the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) including director on the board (2013-16) and member of the Pharmacist’s Practice Committee and Owners Advisory Council. She is passionate about providing a multidisciplinary, patient-centred and holistic approach to help people live their healthiest lives.

Research Update in Fertility and Early Pregnancy Loss

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A (1.0 General, 1.0 Pharmacology)

Presenter: Dr. Jordan Robertson, BHSc, ND, RAc

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

Course Description: In this webinar, Dr. Robertson, ND will be discussing the most current research on the evaluation and treatment of women with subfertility and risk of miscarriage, to improve clinical outcomes and live birth rate. Evaluating subfertility and early pregnancy loss requires a unique approach given that multiple aspects of health can have a profound impact on the hormone balance required to achieve healthy pregnancy. Autoimmunity such as Hashimoto’s, Celiac and Endometriosis can significantly influence fertility, and require unique lab work and
assessment tools to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Metabolic disease such as PCOS, and hormone imbalances related to stress can also influence fertility and increase risk of miscarriage, and Dr. Robertson, ND will review the assessment techniques for these conditions, as well as clinical trials that improve birth rates using Naturopathic Medicine. Specific topics that will be addressed include: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, endometriosis, PCOS, luteal phase defect and low female sex hormones and functional anovulation related to stress. Each topic will be reviewed with respect to assessment, evidence-based treatment options, and expected outcomes based on the medical literature.

There is significant evidence that supporting patients with hormone therapy such as desiccated thyroid and progesterone can improve fertility and reduce risk of miscarriage in at risk women. This seminar will review ideal lab reference ranges, dosing strategies and expected outcomes in women treated with BHRT for fertility and Dr. Robertson, ND will review cases that will illustrate the utility of both thyroid and progesterone to achieve healthy pregnancy and illustrate the role of the prescribing Naturopathic Doctor in prenatal and obstetrical care.

 

 

Learning Objectives: The purpose of this seminar is to review the most current and applicable research on advanced assessment of infertility and early pregnancy loss, as well as exploring the evidence for treatment options including BHRT. By the end of the presentation the participants will have achieved the following learning objectives:
1) Understand the clinical assessment tools to evaluate women at risk for subfertility from low female hormones such as luteal phase defect, and low
thyroid.
2) Understand the application of laboratory tests to evaluate women at risk for subfertility and miscarriage.
3) Understand the current literature on the use of naturopathic care and hormone therapy for women with subfertility or who are at risk for miscarriage.
4) Understand how to develop a treatment plan that supports women with subfertility and low thyroid to improve pregnancy outcomes.
5) Understand the application of naturopathic medicine to support women undergoing assisted reproductive technology, including the use of BHRT as a support for women in conventional care.

 

Presenter Biography:
Dr. Jordan Robertson BHSc. ND RAc is a Naturopathic Doctor and Associate Faculty Member for the Bachelor of Health Sciences at McMaster University. Dr. Robertson, ND has published 12 review articles on standards of care in Naturopathic Medicine, and is currently the Naturopathic Doctor for the Endometriosis Clinic at McMaster Hospital. Her clinical practice supports women with hormonal imbalances including PMS and PMDD and she has a special interest in BHRT as a treatment option in for hormonal concerns. In her role at McMaster, Dr. Robertson, ND teaches two undergraduate level courses on research in Integrative Medicine and evidence-based clinical nutrition. She regularly lectures for McMaster Medical School on research in Integrative Medicine, and is a preceptor for family medicine residents as part of their clinical training. Dr. Robertson, ND has also held a professorship for 6 years at McMaster training students in Inquiry based thought and research, and has facilitated multiple courses
with a focus on critical appraisal, question asking and literature review.

 

 

Adjunctive Cancer Care – What Has 30 years Brought Us?

Speaker: Dr. Paul S. Anderson, ND

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A (1.0 General; 0.5 IVIT; 0.5 Pharma)

 

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

Session Description: Adjunctive cancer care has come a long way in the past three decades. We not only have more access to patients and collaboration with Oncologists but also more naturopathic tools with which to support people who have cancer. Dr. Anderson will use his three decades experience in caring for patients who have cancer as well as many years in adjunctive cancer care research to give overview and direction for the practicing ND in this area of focus. He will discuss where we have come from, what we have learned through research, practice and collaboration and where we are headed for the future. Critical points such as laboratory monitoring, danger signs, referral pathways and other topics will be reinforced for the ND.

 

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Paul Anderson, ND is CEO of the Anderson Medical Group which includes the clinic Advanced Medical Therapies. He brings over four decades of medical training and experience together to allow his clinical and educational presence to grow and serve patients and doctors in the best way possible. He is a well-known continuing education presenter in the allopathic, naturopathic, acupuncture and nursing arenas.  His areas of specialty are in complex clinical medicine, intravenous and injection medicine, adjunctive cancer care and genomics. Dr. Anderson is former Chief of IV Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center and a past Professor at Bastyr University where he continues to consult in research design and holds the rank of Full Professor. He is a graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and began instructing classes at naturopathic medical schools in the early 1990’s.  Additionally he is a medical author and speaks in many continuing medical education courses and events. He is the co-author of ‘Outside the Box Cancer Therapies’ as well as many professional papers.

The Further Metabolism of Steroid Hormones

Course Sponsor: We gratefully acknowledge the support of Educational Sponsor Rocky Mountain Analytical

Rocky Mountain Analytical for oand.org

 

 

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A (1.5 General; 0.5 Pharma)

Presenter: Dr. Joe Klassen, ND

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

Course Description: We will present commonly encountered patterns in hormone metabolism and take a detailed look at clinical management of typical scenarios.  This will include the relevance of enterohepatic recirculation, bile production, phase I & II liver biotransformation and the role of the gut and the microbiome.  The use of herbs and nutrients to stimulate and inhibit enzyme pathways as Naturopathic therapy will be discussed.  The popular methods of testing including serum, urine and saliva assessments will be compared. We will also examine the elegant relationship of thyroid and the steroid hormones.  A brief overview of relevant single nucleotide polymorphisms rounds out the conversation.

Learning Objectives:

1) To demonstrate common patterns in urine steroid hormone metabolism

2) To compare and contrast urine and saliva hormone testing in assessing hormone balance and fertility

3) To elucidate the contribution of biliary tree function in steroid metabolism

4) To elucidate the role of phase I & II liver biotransformation in steroid metabolism

5) To show the relationship of thyroid status on sex steroid hormone balance

6) To demonstrate the role of the gut in hormone metabolism

7) To educate the participants in the use of herbs and nutrients as Naturopathic Therapy in managing hormone balance

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Joe Klassen, ND started his practice at Fish Creek Naturopathic Medicine in 2006.  He is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Alberta and is a council member of the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta.  He graduated from Bastyr University of Naturopathic Medicine in Seattle, WA in 2005.  In addition to training in prolotherapy and Intravenous therapies, he is an NBCHT Certified Colon Hydrotherapy Instructor and practitioner.

Dr. Klassen, ND has a special interest in the naturopathic principle of “Docere” or “Doctor as Teacher”.  Accordingly, he teaches anatomy & physiology, cellular biology and pathology at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Calgary. In addition, he does wellness consulting and health education for corporations and community organizations of many types.  He also now educates health professionals regarding Laboratory Testing as the Clinician Support Specialist for Rocky Mountain Analytical. Some areas of special interest include: hormones, stress, allergies, toxicity assessment, digestive dysfunction, children’s health and fertility.

 


HRT Prescribing From PMS to Menopause

Speaker: Dr. Carrie Jones, ND, MPH

CE Credits: 2 Category A (1 General; 1 Pharma) . Pending. NDs outside Ontario: view Webinar FAQs for CE information.

COST AND REGISTRATION:
OAND Members: coming soon

Non-Members: coming soon

 

Course Description:

Do you want to make best use of your prescribing license by learning how to prescribe HRT through all life stages? When used appropriately, hormone replacement therapy is a powerful tool. Practitioners need a solid grounding in the many health conditions that women experience through the years, and the best hormone testing and HRT prescribing strategies for each stage and condition.

Join internationally-renowned hormone health speaker Dr. Carrie Jones, ND, MPH to discuss typical routes of administration, doses, side effects and warnings. We will focus on substances within Ontario ND scope such as topical and suppository progesterone and estrogen, but all forms of HRT will be briefly reviewed to fully educate NDs. Learn how to help your pre-menopausal patients with PMS, endometriosis, fatigue and infertility, and your menopausal patients with experiencing hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness.

 

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand common hormonal conditions pre, peri and post-menopausal women experience, and the typical hormone presentations.
2. Understand the best HRT options for each stage of a woman’s life.
3. Understand routes of administration, dosing, side effects and warnings for substances such as estrogen, progesterone, DHEA and testosterone.
4. Safely and effectively prescribe substances within the Ontario scope of practice, specifically topical or vaginal estrogen and progesterone.

 

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Carrie Jones, ND, MPH is an internationally-recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on women’s health and hormones. With many years of experience in teaching gynecology and advanced endocrinology and fertility, Carrie has been the Medical Director for two large integrative clinics in Portland. She is currently the Medical Director for Precision Analytical Inc.

 

Course Sponsor: 

 

Reducing Risk in Estrogen Detoxification

Speaker: Dr. Carrie Jones, ND, MPH

CE Credits: 2 Category A (1 General; 1 Pharma). Pending. NDs outside Ontario: view Webinar FAQs for CE information.

 

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members: coming soon

Non-Members: coming soon

 

Course Description:

Do you understand the 3 phases of estrogen detox? If estrogens takes an unhealthy path or do not go through methylation, they form a quinone that can result in DNA damage and increased cancer risk. Practitioners need to understand estrogen metabolism in-depth, including the genetics involved, the microbiome’s influence and how to optimize enzymes to prevent or reverse quinone formation.

Join internationally-renowned hormone health speaker Dr. Carrie Jones, ND, MPH to discuss a wealth of treatment options to improve phase 1, 2 and 3 detoxification, and reduce estrogen dominance and estrogen-based cancer risk in both men and women. Learn how to improve your patients’ hormone health and reduce treatment risk.

 

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how endogenous or exogenous estrogen moves through phase 1, 2 and 3 detoxification.
2. Understand the genetic SNPs and enzymes involved in each process.
3 Recommend food sources and natural treatments that have been shown in the literature to improve estrogen metabolism outcomes.
4. Understand the microbiome and estrobolome, and its influence on estrogen clearance.

 

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Carrie Jones, ND, MPH is an internationally-recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on women’s health and hormones. With many years of experience in teaching gynecology and advanced endocrinology and fertility, Carrie has been the Medical Director for two large integrative clinics in Portland. She is currently the Medical Director for Precision Analytical Inc.

 

Course Sponsor: 

Integrative Cannabinoid Therapeutics

Speaker: Dr. Chris Spooner, BSc, ND

CE Credits: 2 Category A (1.5 General; 0.5 Pharma) pending

COST AND REGISTRATION:
OAND Members: coming soon

Non-Members: coming soon

 

Course Description

Do you have a full understanding of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and the role it plays in health and illness? Although Ontario NDs cannot prescribe cannabis, other healthcare practitioners can. NDs need to understand the ECS and both the cannabis and non-cannabis-derived compounds that interact with it.

Join the Chief Scientific Officer of Heritage Cannabis, Dr. Chris Spooner, BSc, ND to discuss the basic elements of the ECS, compounds that act as cannabinoid agonists and receptor modifiers, integrative approaches that can be used to support Endocannabinoid Tone, and the role of genomic testing in individualized care. Learn how to provide key integrative care to patients while remaining within Ontario ND scope of practice.

 

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand ECS components, physiology and clinical strategies to affect change via case studies.
2. Understand the various phytocannabinoids and terpenes that show promise as therapeutic agents and present evidence for their use.
3. Understand current literature on the interaction between the ECS and the immune system and how it relates to the pathology and treatment of autoimmune, neurological and inflammatory illnesses.
4. Understand the specific single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that can be used to direct therapy.
5. Get dietary, nutraceutical and lifestyle interventions that can modify ECS Tone.

 

Presenter Bio: 

Dr. Chris Spooner, BSc, ND has over 20 years of clinical experience and is a member of numerous medical advisory boards. He has over a decade of experience on the Board of Directors of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) including a position on the Cannabis Standards Subcommittee. He is a member Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids. Currently Chris is the Chief Scientific Officer for Heritage Cannabis and a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine’s Environmental Medicine Center of Excellence.

IVIT CREDITS:

Palliative Care: A Naturopathic Approach to Improving Quality of Life

Speaker: Dr. Mark Fontes, BSc, ND

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A (1.25 General; 0.5 IVIT; 0.25 Pharmacology)

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105


Session Description:
The role that Naturopathic Medicine has in the field of palliative care is emerging. More patients are seeking complimentary options in helping them manage the signs and symptoms associated with their illness. Unfortunately many patients still believe palliative care signifies that the end is near. However, the term is used to describe the improvement of quality of life in patients facing a life-threatening illness. It is well documented that patients’ quality of life does in fact improve once in palliative care. Naturopathic Medicine can have a significant impact on these concerns and can improve quality of life outcomes in patients. This webinar will have several overarching objectives, including how to determine when a patient should consider being admitted into a palliative care setting, patient assessment and how to work collaboratively with other professionals. There will also be an in-depth review of evidence regarding Naturopathic recommendations. Attendees will also learn which laboratory tests to order to properly assess and monitor a patient in palliative care and when to consider a referral to a palliative care doctor.


Learning Objectives:

  • Defining palliative care and what the process is like for a patient entering palliative care
  • Most common symptoms patients present with in palliative care
  • Evidence-based review of conventional medications commonly used
  • Evidence-based review of Naturopathic recommendations
  • How to establish collaborative care with the palliative care team
  • Laboratory testing: what to order, why and when
  • Providing counseling to patients in end of life setting


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Fontes is board-certified in naturopathic cancer care and has received the FABNO (Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology) designation, the highest standard of training in adjunctive naturopathic cancer care. He is a strong proponent of the integrative quality of naturopathic medicine in oncology and has presented on a variety of topics including: Naturopathic Medicine: an evidence based approach at the University of Toronto Medical School, and Pediatric Oncology: Naturopathic Treatment and Case Reports at Sick Kids Hospital. He strives to incorporate the highest quality evidence available in naturopathic cancer care into his treatment plans for patients.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Fontes currently sits as Vice-Chair of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and is part-time clinic faculty at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Fontes is licensed to practice in Ontario under the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and is an active member of the:

  • Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
  • Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors
  • Oncology Association of Naturopathic Practitioners

Cancer Patient Management 101

Speaker: Dr. Lei Gu, BSc, ND

 

CE CREDITS: 2 Category A (1 General; 0.5 IVIT; 0.5 Pharma). Pending. NDs outside Ontario: view Webinar FAQs for CE information.

 

COST AND REGISTRATION:
OAND Members: coming soon

Non-Members: coming soon

 

Course Description:

Are you an ND new to adjunctive cancer care? This webinar is for you! Practitioners new to this complex clinical area need a practical understanding of the role of Naturopathic Medicine in integrative cancer care, and how to support patients during conventional treatments.

Join an experienced adjunctive cancer care ND, Dr. Lei Gu, BSc, ND, to discuss specific supportive therapies to help manage side effects of conventional treatments, and the best interventions for supporting patients during chemotherapy, radiotherapy and both pre and post-treatment. Help your patients reap the benefits of conventional treatments, without compromising them.

 

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the role of Naturopathic Medicine in adjunctive cancer care.
2. Follow a clear set of steps to ensure that conventional care is not compromised.
3. Use effective naturopathic tools that can be used for cancer patients.

 

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Lei Gu, BSc, ND has been practicing for over 11 years, focusing in adjunctive cancer care for the last 5 years. She completed a 2-year Integrative Oncology Residency under the mentorship of Dr. Eric Marsden, BSc, ND. Currently practicing at the Marsden Centre For Excellence in Integrative Medicine, Lei is passionate about educating NDs in adjunctive cancer care so that more patients can achieve the best possible outcome. Lei is IVIT-Certified and acts as a TA in the OAND IVIT Certification Course.

IVIT Inspection Regulation Overview

Webinar Recording: IVIT Inspection Regulation Overview

Presenter: Dr. Eric Marsden, ND

Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A (IVIT)

Cost:
OAND Members: $20.
Non-Members: $105.

 

TO PURCHASE:

OAND Members: Register HERE

Non-Members: Register HERE

 

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

 

Course Description:

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.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

 

Presenter Bio:

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.

Adjunctive Cancer Care – What Has 30 years Brought Us?

Speaker: Dr. Paul S. Anderson, ND

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A (1.0 General; 0.5 IVIT; 0.5 Pharma)

 

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

Session Description: Adjunctive cancer care has come a long way in the past three decades. We not only have more access to patients and collaboration with Oncologists but also more naturopathic tools with which to support people who have cancer. Dr. Anderson will use his three decades experience in caring for patients who have cancer as well as many years in adjunctive cancer care research to give overview and direction for the practicing ND in this area of focus. He will discuss where we have come from, what we have learned through research, practice and collaboration and where we are headed for the future. Critical points such as laboratory monitoring, danger signs, referral pathways and other topics will be reinforced for the ND.

 

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Paul Anderson, ND is CEO of the Anderson Medical Group which includes the clinic Advanced Medical Therapies. He brings over four decades of medical training and experience together to allow his clinical and educational presence to grow and serve patients and doctors in the best way possible. He is a well-known continuing education presenter in the allopathic, naturopathic, acupuncture and nursing arenas.  His areas of specialty are in complex clinical medicine, intravenous and injection medicine, adjunctive cancer care and genomics. Dr. Anderson is former Chief of IV Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center and a past Professor at Bastyr University where he continues to consult in research design and holds the rank of Full Professor. He is a graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and began instructing classes at naturopathic medical schools in the early 1990’s.  Additionally he is a medical author and speaks in many continuing medical education courses and events. He is the co-author of ‘Outside the Box Cancer Therapies’ as well as many professional papers.


GENERAL CREDITS:

Top 10 Homeopathic Polycrest Remedies

Speaker: Raluca Tutulan, MSc, DHMHS, Hom

CE Credits:2 Category A. Pending. NDs outside Ontario: view Webinar FAQs for CE information.

COST AND REGISTRATION:
OAND Members: coming soon

Non-Members: coming soon

 

Course Description

Do you know how to choose the best polycrest remedy for your patients? Practitioners need to learn how to properly assess patients’ personality, emotional states and physical symptoms to choose the best remedy and potency.

Join Registered Homeopath Raluca Tutulan, MSc, DHMHS, Hom, to discuss these common Homeopathic remedies in-depth, and when to use them: Natrum Muriaticum, Nux Vomica, Sulfur, Calcarea Carbonica, Ignatia, Arsenicum Album, Phosphorous, Lycopodium, Sepia and Pulsatilla. Address the root cause, and learn how to help your patients enable the body’s natural healing mechanisms to improve well-being.

 

Learning Objectives
1. Determine when a homeopathic remedy would be beneficial.
2. Differentiate between 10 common homeopathic polycrest remedies.
3. Understand the different expressions of Natrum Muriaticum and Lycopodium constitutional types.
4. Select potency and remedy repetition.

Presenter Biography:

Raluca Tutulan, MSc, DHMHS, Hom is a Registered Homeopath, Certified Iridologist, Reiki and Access Bars practitioner with an MSc in Integrative Biology. Raluca is passionate about teaching, and helping patients restore their health and achieve optimal wellness. Raluca has a special interest in family health and working with children, and has completed further studies in homeopathic support for pregnancy and childbirth. Raluca is currently practicing in Kitchener, Cambridge and Guelph and is in good standing with the College of Homeopaths of Ontario (CHO).

SPEAKER: Dr. Nalini Chilkov, L.Ac, O.M.D

CE CREDITS: 2 Category A (pending). NDs outside Ontario: view Webinar FAQs for CE information.

COST AND REGISTRATION:
OAND Members: coming soon

Non-Members: coming soon

Course Description:

Do you have the tools to effectively manage the most common complaint of long-term cancer survivors – cancer-related fatigue? 10 to 20 years after treatment, 48% of adult cancer survivors continue to report fatigue. It can be severe, persistent, more disruptive than pain and not resolved by tumor control or treatment cessation. Practitioners need a highly-individualized, integrative approach to identify functional factors and choose the best treatment options.

Join the founder of the American Institute of Integrative Oncology, Dr. Nalini Chilkov, L.Ac, O.M.D. to discuss interventions such as natural compounds, acupuncture, functional foods, diet and lifestyle modifications and brain rehabilitation therapies. Learn how to prevent damage, restore function and improve quality of life for your patients. Help them return to full and productive lives after treatment.

 

Learning Objectives:
1. Screen, assess, and manage chronic cancer-related fatigue in adult cancer survivors.
2. Understand and identify contributing mechanisms and risk factors.
3. Implement individualized integrative plans using selected nutraceuticals, phytochemicals, restorative therapies and lifestyle interventions.

 

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Nalini Chilkov, L.Ac., O.M.D. is a leading-edge authority and pioneer in integrative cancer care, cancer prevention, immune enhancement and healthy aging. Founder of the American Institute of Integrative Oncology and IntegrativeCancerAnswers.com, she is the author of the bestselling book 32 Ways to OutSmart Cancer: How to Create A Body Where Cancer Cannot Thrive. Combining the best of functional and Traditional Asian medicine for over 30 years, she has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Online Influencers for Breast Cancer by Dr. Mehmet Oz and WebMD.

 

Course Sponsor:

Practical Cleansing: Training Patients to Make a Practice of Bi-Yearly Cleansing

Speaker: Dr. Marisol Teijeiro, BA, ND

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A

 

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

Session Description: As Sanas Health Practice the main clinical focus is on cleansing and depuration protocols for achieving ultimate health. At times, rationalizing to patients the value of doing twice-yearly month long cleanses requires validation. Most depuration protocols and research focuses on heavy metal testing, and contaminant testing. To patients, this lab work doesn’t translate to how their bodies are working and serving them. What if regular lab work viewed in a functional way, could help patients truly understand the full benefit of regular depuration and could serve as a future inexpensive guidepost for all depuration protocols? We will discuss the labs that could potentially indicate toxicity within the system but that definitely indicate improving health, the rationale behind the therapies, common myths and the results of the trial critiqued. Mistakes in the research, areas for improvement, and where the focus should be for further trials will be included. The conclusions will outline how this will affect daily clinical practice.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. – The best general lab tests that can be used as an indicator of increasing or reduced toxic stress on the system
  2. – Which protocols show the best evidence at this point for depuration and cleansing
  3. – What live blood cell microscopy shows after colon hydrotherapy
  4. – How NDs can modify cleansing depuration protocols to make them more effective, easy and efficient for patients

 

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Marisol Teijeiro, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor, graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and Medical Director of Sanas Health Practice. She is the inventor of the Queen of Thrones™ Castor Oil Pack, and a certified trainer for the Angel of Water Colon Hydrotherapy system.  Marisol is certified in Environmental Medicine and Homotoxicology.  She has trained health care practitioners in this field as past Medical Advisor for Heel Canada.  Her first book entitled ‘Oh, Shit!’ will be released in 2018. Her expertise and passion is helping patients to heal their digestion and incorporate cleansing practices into their daily lives.

 

 

 

Childhood Trauma Obesity and IBS in Adulthood

Speaker: Dr. Paul Epstein, ND

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

Session Description: Research into the impact of childhood trauma on adult disease reveals a deeper relationship than previously recognized between adverse childhood events, stress and trauma and chronic diseases in adulthood.  Biography can and does influence our biology. There is a growing realization of importance of effectively and skillfully integrating this knowledge into the practice of medicine. I will explain the theories and current research regarding how biography becomes biology, describe a practical process for ‘connecting the cell and the self’ in clinical practice, and tie this information to the specific issues of obesity and IBS. When we heal the biography, often we unlock the cure (by finding a missing puzzle piece) for the biology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a working knowledge of the theory, latest research and available resources on the impact of childhood trauma in adult disease, including an understanding of what qualifies as ‘trauma’
  • Understand how working with stress and trauma fits into the spectrum of an integrative, whole-person approach to treating obesity, IBS and other digestive system/diet related conditions
  • Learn practical therapeutic techniques for incorporating the treatment of stress and childhood trauma, and its impact, in clinical treatment
  • Define and explore ‘narrative medicine’ as a modality for healing
  • Clarify the difference between acknowledging the role of biography in the disease process VS blaming the patient for creating their illness

Speaker Bio:

A pioneer and leading voice in Mind-Body Integrative Medicine, Dr. Paul Epstein, ND has persistently been leading the charge to bring awareness to the mind-body connection for over 30 years. 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. Dr. Epstein also travels worldwide, lecturing and presenting workshops to all of the major naturopathic organizations and schools throughout North America. Dr. Epstein has served on the faculty of the Interprofessional Fellowship at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM), was co-founder and co-director of the Israel Center for Mind-Body Medicine, and is the author of ‘Happiness Through Meditation’.

Epigenetics & the Mitochondria in the Context of Fertility

 

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A

Presenter: Dr. Kali MacIsaac, ND

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

Course Description:

This emerging evidence, in the context of fertility, encourages a focus on supporting mitochondrial function and energy production to improve oocyte and spermatocyte quality and the likelihood of healthy conception and pregnancy.  A novel IVF procedure, AUGMENT IVF, is gaining popularity for its effectiveness in improving embryo quality and boosting IVF success by adding active mitochondria to the oocyte at the time of fertilization.  This procedure will be discussed alongside natural interventions to improve and preserve existing mitochondrial function.

Improvement of mitochondrial function will be addressed via a four-part strategy: provide essential nutrients, protect from oxidative damage, reduce exposure to damaging factors, and boost glutathione to enhance detoxification processes.  One of the most common nutrients for support of mitochondrial function, Coenzyme Q10, will be discussed for its physiological role in improving oocyte and spermatocyte quality as well as a comparison of ubiquinol versus ubiquinone forms.  L-carnitine, R-alpha lipoic acid, pyrroquinoline quinone, dietary and lifestyle factors, and other mitochondrial supplementation strategies will also be discussed.

This seminar is designed to provide theoretical research, practical applications and clinical pearls integrating nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, supplementation and IV therapies, with the goal of easily implementing these protocols into daily practice.  Participants will leave with a greater understanding of the role of mitochondrial function in fertility success, and suggested treatment protocols that enhance this function in male and female fertility patients.

 

Learning Objectives:

1) Understand the role of mitochondria in epigenetics, and the importance of this reciprocal relationship in the context of fertility.

2) Learn the benefits of supporting mitochondrial function in male and female fertility patients. Then, learn the importance of a pro-active approach to support mitochondrial function through diet, lifestyle and supplementation, as well as understand the novel IVF procedure, AUGMENT IVF.

3) Take home effective protocols and prescriptions combining nutrition, lifestyle changes, and neutraceutical supplementation to enhance mitochondrial function in oocyte and spermatocyte cells for male and female fertility patients.

 

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Kali MacIsaac, ND also holds an honours bachelor of Biomedical Science from the University of Waterloo. She is willing to challenge the idea that health equals the absence of disease, and pushes boundaries of what is possible to help patients achieve their highest potential.  Dr. MacIsaac works as a general practitioner, with a special interest in management of hormonal imbalance, reproduction and fertility, and digestive disorders.  She has completed specialized training in areas including European Biological Medicine, Acupuncture, Vitamin IV Therapy, and Darkfield Analysis. She is an actively involved in educating her patients and the public about health and naturopathic medicine through speaking engagements and media appearances, and spoke to the naturopathic community on the topic of mental health and infertility in her second year of clinical practice at the OAND annual convention. She is a regular contributor to the online content of acubalance.ca, focusmedical.ca, and modernmama.com.

What’s Behind a Natural Product Number?

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

Course Description: 

The purpose of this webinar is to familiarize Naturopathic Doctors with the current and proposed regulatory process of natural health products (NHPs) in Canada so that they can make informed decisions about the use of supplements in clinical practice.

Do you know where to look for information on a particular medicinal ingredient or excipient, or how to find out if your “go-to” supplement is still available in Canada? 

Since its inception in 2004, the Natural Health Product Directorate (now the Natural and Non-Prescription Product Directorate) of Health Canada has reviewed thousands of studies, collating the information into databases that are publicly available, making them an invaluable resource for Naturopathic Doctors in clinical practice.

Do you know how natural health products are regulated in Canada? Does it matter?

Health Canada is looking to modernize the regulation of natural health products by proposing a risk-based approach to Self-Care Products. To understand how that will impact the regulation of NHP and consumer confidence in NHPs in the Canadian marketplace, it’s important to first understand Health Canada’s current regulatory framework for Natural Health Products. And time is of the essence.  In 2016, Health Canada (HC) created a document entitled “Consulting Canadians On The Regulation Of Self-Care Products In Canada” for which it collected input from 3650 respondents, of which 73% were consumers and 17% were industry stakeholders. Too few Naturopathic Doctors participated in this discussion. HC has launched a new consultation on the refined proposal on the regulation of self-care products. In this current consultation period, which is coming to a close at the end of June, Health Canada is looking for comments from consumers and consumer associations; industry and industry associations; academia and regulators; Indigenous Canadians; and healthcare professionals, including Naturopathic Doctors. It’s important that we are part of the discussion.

 

Learning Objectives:

1) Understand and appreciate how natural health products are regulated in Canada.

2) Understand what criteria are used in pre-market evaluation to determine a product’s efficacy.

3) Understand what criteria are used in pre-market evaluation to determine a product’s safety and risk.

4) Understand what levels of evidence are required to support a natural health product’s claim.

5) Become familiar with publicly accessible databases and other helpful resources that can help clinicians make informed supplement recommendations as well as facilitate collaboration with other HCP and allied health professionals.

6) Become acquainted with Health Canada’s Self-Care Framework proposal to modernize Natural Health Product Regulation and take the opportunity to have their opinions heard by participating in the soon-to-close consultation on the refined proposal on the regulation of self-care products In Canada.

 

Presenter Biography:
Dr. Dominika Zarzeczny N.D. is a licensed naturopathic doctor based in Toronto and Burlington. She is is registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is a Board Director and member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Dominika received her undergraduate degree from the University of Ottawa in Biopharmaceutical Science and her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine diploma from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dominika has worked at the Natural Health Product Directorate (now the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate) of Health Canada, where she was responsible for assessing the safety and efficacy of natural health products intended for the Canadian market. She uses evidence-based research and diagnostics, together with natural medicine to deliver optimal naturopathic medical care.

Microbiota and Diet

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A


Presenter: Dr. Kim Bretz, ND

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

Course Description: 

We’ve long known the microbiota is involved with overall health – including digestion, vitamin production, immune and inflammatory modulation – but the strong role of our food affecting the microbiota has been missed in favour of the belief that food itself is the problem. We have focused on the issue of food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities. The diet seems to be narrowed for many patients rather than expanding – a detriment to our microbiota.

While these issues can exist, recent research has shown the need to investigate the bigger role of how our microbiota interacts with our diet and how, in turn, the bacterial metabolites produced affect our health. Microbial imbalances may lead to diseases and the symptoms related to conditions, in association with food, rather than the food itself being the problem.

Discussion in this presentation will include the role of different dietary components in the diet and how they interact with the microbiota, as well as the role and practical use of newer microbiota-focused therapeutic diets. The low FODMAP diet (functional gut disorders), IBD-AID program (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and Mediterranean diet will be reviewed.

 

Learning Objectives:

1) Understand the impact of the diet on the microbiota and how it influences health

2) Understand the research in non-absorbable carbohydrates, fibers, flavonoids and proteins in relation to the microbiota

3) Learn about 3 researched diets and their therapeutic effects in health:

4) FODMAP Diet

5) IBD-AID Diet

6) Mediterranean Diet

 

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Kim Bretz, ND is a naturopathic doctor, founder and clinic director of Fundamentals of Health, in Waterloo, Ontario. Upon graduating from the University of Guelph in Biology, she entered the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), graduating in 2001. She returned to Kitchener-Waterloo and has worked in an interprofessional setting ever since – working with MDs, massage therapists, pharmacists, osteopaths, chiropractors and other healthcare providers.

She is a public speaker having presented to multiple corporations and agencies, and has been a guest lecturer for Canadian universities in the areas of health promotion, functional foods and natural health products. For six years, Kim was part of Human Nature Network, a nationally syndicated radio program through CHUM radio, speaking in areas of women’s health. She was also on the advisory board for Ferring Pharmaceuticals’ natural health care products.

After consulting, teaching gastrointestinal physiology at the CCMH, lecturing at universities, running continuing education programs for NDs, MDs, pharmacists and dieticians and working with patients for over 15 years in the area of gut health and the microbiota, this area has become a passion for her.  From testing options and diagnostics, dietary programs, gut healing, nutrient replenishment, probiotics and prebiotics she works with numerous areas of digestive health. She has worked with the Public Health Agency of Canada in a research study aiming to better understand antimicrobial resistance in Canada and will have a clinical trial running in office, in association with the University of Waterloo, Pharmacy and the University of Guelph, beginning in 2017.

 

 

When Trauma is the Cause of Pain

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A


Presenter: Dr. Angela Hanlon, BSc (Nutr), ND

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

Course Description: It’s one thing to tap into a person’s problem, and a whole other thing to provide a viable solution. Angela simplifies the complicated and demonstrates how to successfully treat pain caused by trauma. Using her own life experience and 8 years of clinical experience working with chronic pain and trauma, she explains why we shouldn’t feel intimidated. “First, do no harm.” Trauma comes in many shapes and sizes. By recognizing and defining it, we avoid triggering patients and exacerbating their state. By not being afraid, we can come to understand trauma,and swiftly activate the body’s self-healing mechanism.”

 

Learning Objectives: 

1) What are the different expressions of Pain: From patellofemoral syndrome to fibromyalgia. From IBS to PMS. Even interstitial cystitis. And of course the usual; headaches, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, tinnitus, vertigo, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
2) What is the Mind Body Syndrome (i.e. Body PTSD): Why pain lingers in some and not others
3) To understand, recognize, and define the different kinds of trauma
4) Learn how triggers are important obstacles to healing. Teach your patient to recognize and overcome them
5) Discover that trauma release doesn’t have to be a big deal. Demystifying trauma, building confidence around treating trauma-induced illness
6) Recognizing when the trauma’s just too big: when and how to refer
7) Learn to avoid burnout, learn essential self-care techniques

 

Presenter Biography:
Dr. Angela Hanlon, ND began her training early in life thanks to a series of injuries. But it was in her first year of naturopathic training that she was propelled into the field of pain. After failing an important exam she faced a career-sculpting challenge, know the musculoskeletal system intimately enough to get a 98% on the final exam. This gave her a solid foundation on which to build an acute understanding of movement and function.
During a course on myofascial release she discovered that every time someone practiced deep myofascial work on her she’d have a dramatic emotional reaction that was frightening and difficult to contain. Eventually fear gave way to curiosity and the rest is history. She found herself able to bring great relief to patients that came to her as a last resort. But she soon discovered that she could only help her patients get almost better. She also discovered that, months after the initial visit, patients were still quite reliant on her to prevent a return of symptoms. This didn’t sit well with her. Curiosity took over once more, and she started to read. Using her skills in coaching and health psychology, combined with a focus on the subtleties of body language, she began teaching her patients self-reliance. Angela continues to learn to navigate the world of trauma and chronic pain, and suspects that this will be a lifelong learning process.

 

 

Biomarkers for Intestinal Inflammation and Treatment

Sponsor: We gratefully acknowledge the support of Course Sponsor FLUIDS iQ

 

Speakers: Dr. Leigh Arseneau, HBSc, ND, FMP & Dr. Aron Gonshor, PhD, DDS, FRCD(C), FAO

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

Session Description: Recent evidence-based research highlights the pathogenesis of inflammatory disease & functional bowel disorders, as well as the major role being played by the gastrointestinal system and its resident microbiome, in systemic inflammatory and auto-immune diseases – a rapidly rising health concern in Ontario. The discoveries of biomarkers that target these intestinal inflammatory and permeability changes now allow for a more evidence-based treatment of these problems by NDs.  This makes them not only relevant to clinical practice, but also allows the clinician to add a state of the art service, heretofore unavailable, thereby enhancing the client’s experience. These biomarkers are considered part of the list of ‘ELISA allergy tests’, and thus within scope of practice for Ontario NDs. This webinar will highlight the latest scientific evidence of physiological intestinal function, the pathogenesis of the disease state and provide an in-depth review of the fundamentals of clinical management. This will include the emerging link between gastrointestinal integrity and chronic disease, the importance of functional assessment and biomarkers, as well as the importance of the human microbiome.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • – Increase your knowledge of how the biomarkers for intestinal permeability, inflammation and antibody/antigen immune response can lead to more targeted treatment
  • – Learn relevant practical assessment, diagnosis, specific protocols & clinical recommendations
  • – Learn what to do when treatment doesn’t give the desired results

 

Speaker Bios:


Dr. Leigh Arseneau, ND
is the Director of the Centre for Advanced Medicine, the Chief Naturopathic Doctor for the Canadian Centerfor Integrative Medicine and a Medical Advisor for the Centre for Restorative Medicine. Leigh has co-authored several research papers, conducted over 100 lectures, and has appeared as a guest speaker on various television broadcasts. With an emphasis on understanding research-based mechanisms of disease to restore health using integrative medical strategies, he sees a wide variety of complex health concerns and has been practicing Functional Medicine for the past 11 years.

 

Dr. Aron Gonshor is a PhD Physiologist and Maxillofacial Surgeon. For 14 years he headed the clinical consulting board of Surgical Science Systems, a provider of surgical equipment and regenerative biomaterials to the human and pet markets. His interest and expertise in the fast growing area of salivary diagnostics led him to create FLUIDS iQ®, a company specializing in the use of saliva and other body fluids for human and animal screening and diagnostic testing.

 

 

Mold and Mycotoxin Illness Demystified

Speaker: Dr. Sharon Kelly, BSc, ND

CE Credits: CONO-Approved for 2.0 Category A

COST AND REGISTRATION:

OAND Members:
Single Webinar Recording: $70
As part of 3-Webinar Recording Package: $65
As part of 6-Webinar Recording Package: $60

Non-Members: Single Webinar Recording: $105

 

Session Description: Mould and mycotoxin illness, also known as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is an emerging concern in today’s chronic disease landscape. As Naturopathic Doctors we need the tools to recognize, evaluate, support and treat mould and mycotoxin illness. This webinar will review the most common clinical presentations of mould and mycotoxin illness in a systems biology model. We will discuss the emergence of CIRS based on genetic susceptibility and co-morbid infections. From the complete blood count to visual contrast testing, assessment options will be explored. Treatment modalities from the most basic lifestyle modifications to complex integrative protocols to mould remediation options will discussed. Lastly we will discuss how to work collaboratively with other health care professionals to support and treat these complicated patients.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • – Understand the prevalence of mould and mycotoxin illness and why it is now at the forefront of chronic disease
  • – Understand how to recognize common mould and mycotoxin illness symptoms
  • – Understand genetic susceptibility and relevant laboratory assessment
  • – Differentiate mould and mycotoxin illness from chronic infection
  • – Understand standard and supportive therapy for mould and mycotoxin illness
  • – Understand basic mould remediation options

 

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Sharon Kelly, ND is the founder of Bayview Natural Health Clinic, and has been in family practice for over 10 years. Her special interest is preventative medicine. Sharon attained certification in Mind Body Medicine from the Bensen-Henry Institute (BHI) at the Harvard Medical School, and is certified in Functional Medicine. Sharon is an onsite facilitator for the Institute of Functional Medicine for their Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice program. She also leads webinars to help Physicians who are new to functional medicine solidify their skills. Sharon is completing the Fellowship Program at the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS). Sharon has participated in many advanced clinical training seminars across North America including advanced training in diagnosing and treating mould and mycotoxin illness, Lyme disease, Environmental Medicine and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.


Cancer Survivorship

SPEAKER: Dr. Martha Sharpe, ND

CE CREDITS: 2 Category A . Pending. NDs outside Ontario: view Webinar FAQs for CE information.

COST AND REGISTRATION:
OAND Members: coming soon 

Non-Members: coming soon 

 

Course Description:
How do you help patients transition from the end of active cancer treatment to cancer survivorship? 1 in 2 Canadians will have a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, and those diagnosed with cancer are living longer. As many healthcare providers do not provide appropriate long-term post-cancer surveillance and late-treatment-effect care, patients can feel confused and afraid of recurrence. Practitioners need to understand the unique role that Naturopathic Doctors can play in this crucial but under-appreciated phase of care.

Join an ND who is both clinically focused on adjunctive cancer care, and herself a cancer survivor, Dr. Martha Sharpe, ND. She will discuss specific obstacles, needs, gaps, opportunities, and the most common late effects in cancer survivorship, focusing on those with no evidence of disease after active cancer treatment. Learn how to create proactive individualized cancer survivorship care plans, and enhance the health and wellbeing of patients with a history of cancer.

 

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the changing landscape and heterogeneity of cancer survivorship.
2. Understand the challenges and needs in cancer survivorship care, including the burden on youth.
3. Identify common late complications of cancer treatment.
4. Understand how to create a cancer survivorship care plan for patients with a history of cancer.
5. Understand the gaps in knowledge and care after active cancer treatment is completed.

 

Presenter Biography:


Dr. Martha Sharpe, ND has completed an accredited clinical residency program with a focus on cancer care, as well as IVIT Certification. Her clinical practice focuses on supporting those affected by cancer through all stages of their care, in addition to general family medicine and women’s health.  Although actively involved in clinical research, her true passion is educating patients about environmental and lifestyle medicine to empower them and their families to optimize their health and wellness using Naturopathic Medicine.

 

Pelvic Health and Incontinence

Speaker: Dr. Crystal Chanderbhan, ND

CE Credits: 2 Category A. Pending

 

COST AND REGISTRATION:
OAND Members: coming soon

Non-Members: coming soon

 

Course Description

Do you understand the relationship between pelvic health and urinary incontinence? One in four women and one in nine men are affected by urinary incontinence. As this condition is poorly managed from a public health stand point, practitioners need to fully understand pelvic floor dysfunction in order to address urinary incontinence.

Join Naturopathic Doctor and Level II Pelvic Floor Therapist, Dr. Crystal Chanderbhan, ND to discuss the 3 types of urinary incontinence and why Kegels may do more harm than good. Gain confidence in using acupuncture, nutraceuticals and bio-identical hormones for pelvic floor rehabilitation, and learn how to collaborate with a pelvic floor physiotherapist. Learn how to help your patients get their pelvic floor health back on track.

 

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the anatomy and physiology of micturition, pelvic organ prolapse, the 5 functions of the pelvic floor and causes of dysfunction.
2. Distinguish between the 3 types of urinary incontinence and learn which common medications irritate the bladder.
3. Understand the role of pelvic floor therapy and how to collaborate with a pelvic floor physiotherapist.
4. Implement acupuncture protocols to treat stress/urge incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
5. Assess the role for bio-identical hormones, nutraceuticals and lifestyle modifications to improve pelvic floor health.

 

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Crystal Chanderbhan, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor, Level II Pelvic Floor Therapist and Neurofunctional Acupuncturist. She has a special interest in gut health, stress management and pelvic floor health. She uses acupuncture, nutraceuticals, lifestyle and diet modifications and pelvic floor therapy to help her patients achieve their health goals. In practice for over seven years, she has taught midwifery students at Ryerson University for eleven years, Medical Doctors at the University of Toronto, and nurses at Women’s College Hospital how to conduct a patient-centred pelvic examination.

Cognitive Impairment in Dementia

Speaker: Dr. Graeme Rowell, ND

CE Credits: 2 Category A – pending

 

COST AND REGISTRATION:
OAND Members: coming soon

Non-Members: coming soon

 

 

Course Description

Did you know that dementia currently affects 564,000 Canadians? Unlike chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer, there are 25,000 newly diagnosed dementia cases every year. Practitioners need to understand how to identify and treat the many dementia subtypes to effectively manage this condition.

Join Mind and Memory Maestro, Dr. Graeme Rowell, ND to discuss how to identify dementia subtypes, screen at-risk populations and begin to address the 30+ factors involved in this disease. Learn how to halt or slow progression of dementia in your patients, and improve their quality of life.

 

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify subtypes of dementia.
2. Screen at-risk populations.
3. Begin to address the risk factors.
4. Understand genetic risk for late and early-onset Alzheimer’s.

 

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Graeme Rowell, ND is a Mind and Memory Maestro. He has dedicated much of his clinical training to understanding cognitive health, such as the effects of ADHD, heuristics of decision-making and memorization techniques like the Method of Loci. Alzheimer’s has personally affected his family and has fueled his passion for cognitive health in the area of Alzheimer’s and dementia.  His training has helped him address mild cognitive impairment in his patients and through education within his community.


CATEGORY B CREDITS

Part 1: Practice Management, Development & Growth Strategies for NDs Series: How to Reverse Engineer Your Business

Practice Management, Development & Growth Strategies for Naturopathic Doctors Series

This is the Part 1 of the 3-part Practice Management, Development & Growth Strategies for NDs Series. 

Speaker: Brandy Kinnear, Founder of Your Ideal Patients; Digital Marketing Strategist and Practice Consultant

CE Credits: 1 Category B

Cost:
OAND Members:
 To be announced.

Non-Members: To be announced.

Registration:

OAND Members: Login to the website and go to Events & Education/CE Live Webinars

Non-Members: To be announced soon.

 

Course Sponsor: We are grateful to Course Sponsor People’s Choice Pharmacy for their support

Part 1: How to Reverse Engineer Your Business

This webinar will help to focus you on the goals that are important for you, so that you are able to take actionable steps to achieve these goals throughout the year. This should be done every year to help with clarity and organization of tasks related to business development. The tools provided will allow you to create a roadmap and feel confident about not just the financial side of your practice but also any additional development goals you wish to achieve. Join us to learn how to increase productivity and efficiency in your clinic.

Learning Objectives:
– Learn how to create a vision for your practice
– Understand how to accomplish the goals set out
– Using a financial breakdown, learn how to bring clarity to what you need to do to reach your goals
– Learn how to create efficiencies in clinical practice using technology

Speaker Bio:

Brandy Kinnear, mom, wife, serial entrepreneur and business innovator, has been blazing trails on her own since she was 20. When she started having health issues, she found that the conventional medical system wasn’t providing the help she needed, and so began her search for someone that could help. It was no coincidence that she found herself the new Director of Operations for a trailblazing clinic doing Integrative medicine and successfully healing people with natural means everyday!

Brandy turned a failing clinic into a multi 7 figure clinic in less than 3 years and stayed on for nearly a decade until she branched out to help more doctors grow their business as a full-time business development consultant in the natural medicine industry. Becoming passionate about her healing journey and educating others about natural medicine, Brandy began a quest to help more people know about, and more doctors implement, Integrative/Functional/Naturopathic Medicine in their practices. Facing the sad reality everyday that most people don’t know what the cause of their illness is or how to heal, Brandy realized the only way to spread the message is to help the healers and exponentially grow awareness to the profession.

Brandy quickly saw a huge deficiency in the use of technology and digital marketing in her client’s practices as well as a disconnect between all the inspired learning at conferences across the globe and implementation into actual medical practice. She began to innovate the industry by starting two business focused solely on solving these two  issues with technology.

Proud founder of Your Ideal Patients (a marketing program for doctors as well as an online educational platform for physician-to-physician education), Brandy is a passionate believer in Naturopathic Medicine and has extensive experience with both patient experience and needs, physician experience and needs, and making those needs culminate into successful business.

 

Part 2: Practice Management, Development & Growth Strategies for NDs Series: Customer Service, Retention and Marketing to Existing Patients

Practice Management, Development & Growth Strategies for Naturopathic Doctors Series

This is the Part 2 of the 3-part Practice Management, Development & Growth Strategies for NDs Series. 

Speaker: Brandy Kinnear, Founder of Your Ideal Patients; Digital Marketing Strategist and Practice Consultant

CE Credits: 1 Category B

Cost:
– OAND Members:
 To be announced.
– Non-Members: To be announced.

Registration:
– OAND Members: Login to the website and go to Events & Education/CE Live Webinars
– Non-Members: To be announced soon.

Course Sponsor: We are grateful to Course Sponsor People’s Choice Pharmacy for their support

Part 2: Customer Service, Retention and Marketing to Existing Patients

This webinar will break down the actual processes in clinical practice that can be improved upon in order to enhance customer service, increase awareness of clients’ perception and allow for more engagement with patients. This will work to create a better patient experience, and in turn, keep people coming back and referring other patients. We will also highlight the tools that can be implemented to help with the process and focus on existing patients, as opposed to always looking for new patients.

 

Learning Objectives:
– Learn how to build strong relationships with patients that will increase their lifetime value in your practice by strategically helping them with their health and stopping the overwhelm
– Learn how to provide stellar customer service to your patients
– Learn how to keep patient retention rates high
– Learn valuable online marketing tools to keep you front of mind, and add value to patients’ experience

 

Speaker Bio:

Brandy Kinnear, mom, wife, serial entrepreneur and business innovator, has been blazing trails on her own since she was 20. When she started having health issues, she found that the conventional medical system wasn’t providing the help she needed, and so began her search for someone that could help. It was no coincidence that she found herself the new Director of Operations for a trailblazing clinic doing Integrative medicine and successfully healing people with natural means everyday!

Brandy turned a failing clinic into a multi 7 figure clinic in less than 3 years and stayed on for nearly a decade until she branched out to help more doctors grow their business as a full-time business development consultant in the natural medicine industry. Becoming passionate about her healing journey and educating others about natural medicine, Brandy began a quest to help more people know about, and more doctors implement, Integrative/Functional/Naturopathic Medicine in their practices. Facing the sad reality everyday that most people don’t know what the cause of their illness is or how to heal, Brandy realized the only way to spread the message is to help the healers and exponentially grow awareness to the profession.

Brandy quickly saw a huge deficiency in the use of technology and digital marketing in her client’s practices as well as a disconnect between all the inspired learning at conferences across the globe and implementation into actual medical practice. She began to innovate the industry by starting two business focused solely on solving these two  issues with technology.

Proud founder of Your Ideal Patients (a marketing program for doctors as well as an online educational platform for physician-to-physician education), Brandy is a passionate believer in Naturopathic Medicine and has extensive experience with both patient experience and needs, physician experience and needs, and making those needs culminate into successful business.

 

 

Part 3: Practice Management, Development & Growth Strategies for NDs Series: Grow your Brand & Position Yourself as an Expert

Practice Management, Development & Growth Strategies for Naturopathic Doctors Series

This is the Part 3 of the 3-part Practice Management, Development & Growth Strategies for NDs Series. 

Speaker: Brandy Kinnear, Founder of Your Ideal Patients; Digital Marketing Strategist and Practice Consultant

CE Credits: 1 Category B

Cost:
– OAND Members:
 To be announced.
– Non-Members: To be announced.

Registration:
– OAND Members: Login to the website and go to Events & Education/CE Live Webinars
– Non-Members: To be announced soon.

Course Sponsor: We are grateful to Course Sponsor People’s Choice Pharmacy for their support

Part 3: Grow your Brand & Position Yourself as an Expert

This webinar will help you stand out, and grow your brand with simple techniques. Without a clear understanding of the market, communication will remain unclear and messages will not resonate with the audience. Find a focus, build the message, and use the right steps. You will see and feel your brand morph into what you would like to be known for, and who you would  like to help with your skills. Reduce the feeling of exhaustion in the profession by working with patients that inspire you, and that are waiting to be seen by you. And learn to work smart so you gain traction faster!

Learning Objectives:
– Understand the market and the needs
– Learn how to build content that resonates with your market
– Learn how to stand out and get noticed
– Receive tools you can use to help with the process

Speaker Bio:

Brandy Kinnear, mom, wife, serial entrepreneur and business innovator, has been blazing trails on her own since she was 20. When she started having health issues, she found that the conventional medical system wasn’t providing the help she needed, and so began her search for someone that could help. It was no coincidence that she found herself the new Director of Operations for a trailblazing clinic doing Integrative medicine and successfully healing people with natural means everyday!

Brandy turned a failing clinic into a multi 7 figure clinic in less than 3 years and stayed on for nearly a decade until she branched out to help more doctors grow their business as a full-time business development consultant in the natural medicine industry. Becoming passionate about her healing journey and educating others about natural medicine, Brandy began a quest to help more people know about, and more doctors implement, Integrative/Functional/Naturopathic Medicine in their practices. Facing the sad reality everyday that most people don’t know what the cause of their illness is or how to heal, Brandy realized the only way to spread the message is to help the healers and exponentially grow awareness to the profession.

Brandy quickly saw a huge deficiency in the use of technology and digital marketing in her client’s practices as well as a disconnect between all the inspired learning at conferences across the globe and implementation into actual medical practice. She began to innovate the industry by starting two business focused solely on solving these two  issues with technology.

Proud founder of Your Ideal Patients (a marketing program for doctors as well as an online educational platform for physician-to-physician education), Brandy is a passionate believer in Naturopathic Medicine and has extensive experience with both patient experience and needs, physician experience and needs, and making those needs culminate into successful business.