OAND Annual Spring Conference – April 4, 2020

The OAND Spring Conference is an Annual event that surrounds our Annual General Meeting. While non-members cannot attend the AGM meeting they are invited to join us during the Spring Conference Sessions. Below you will find the agenda, speaker sessions and bios and registration links. Seating is limited- so register early.
The Spring Conference will be held at the Novotel North York Hotel, 3 Park Home Avenue, Toronto to find the closest parking rates click here

Registration Information

If you are an OAND Member, you Must login with your Username and Password and visit the AGM 2020 Page under the OAND COMMUNITY TAB. If you are a Non-Member and would like to attend the Spring Conference ONLY, please click on the registration link below.

To register for the 2020 OAND Spring Conference for NON MEMBERS,

(Non-member fee is $175.00 + HST. Fee includes lunch and refreshments)

See our Speaker Lineup Below

Session: Demystifying Electrohypersensitivity
Speaker: Dr. Magda Havas, PhD.
Credits: 1.5 Category A (Pending)

Dr. Magda Havas, PhD, Professor Emerita at Trent University, has been researching the biological effects of electromagnetic pollution for 25 years. She is co-author of Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution, has authored more than 200 publications, and has given hundreds of lectures in more than 30 countries. Her passion is helping those with electrohypersensitivity and educating health care providers about the perils of electromagnetic pollution.

Wireless technologies and devices are ever-present, and 5G technology is on the horizon. Convenient? Yes. But could this affect your patients’ health? Electrohypersensitivity (EHS) is an intolerance to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and electromagnetic radiation (EMR). With 11 million Canadians experiencing EHS symptoms, NDs need to familiarize themselves with this debilitating disorder. Join Professor Emerita Dr. Magda Havas, PhD and learn from her 25 years of experience in this area. She will discuss what causes the sensitivity, what triggers a response, the symptoms, and how to effectively address this modern illness.

You will learn:

This session will help Naturopathic Doctors effectively address electrohypersensitivity (EHS) in their patients by learning:

  • What are the key questions NDs should ask their patients who may be suffering from EHS?
  • What are the different types of electrosmog?
  • What are the sources of electrosmog?
  • How can NDs help patients minimize electrosmog exposure?
  • According to scientific research, what are the mechanisms involved with EHS?
  • What are five steps to assess EHS?
  • What are five steps to effectively address EHS?

Session: Navigating Telemedicine
Speaker: Emma Gardiner, J.D.
Credits: 1.5 Category A (Jurisprudence) Pending

An associate at Rosen Sunshine LLP, Emma Gardiner, J.D. has worked on a variety of matters involving the representation of regulated health professionals in Ontario. She also provides advice and opinions to health professionals, institutions, and individuals on various health-related issues.

Telemedicine is the latest trend in healthcare – but is it right for your practice? How do you provide virtual naturopathic medical care and stay within the rules? Join lawyer Emma Gardiner to learn the do’s and don’ts of practicing telemedicine. Using real case studies, we’ll discuss when telemedicine is in the patients’ best interest, jurisdictional issues, and how it affects privacy, informed consent and recordkeeping. Bonus: Jurisprudence credits!

Leave this session armed with solid info you can use on Monday morning:

The basic regulatory requirements applicable to Ontario NDs practicing telemedicine including:

  • Controlled acts and delegation of controlled acts
  • Privacy law
  • Informed consent
  • Recordkeeping
  • Jurisdictional issues


8:00 am to 9:00 am        Refreshments & Registration

9:00 am to 10:30 am      Session 1 

10:30 am to 11:00 am    Tradeshow Break 1

11:00 am to 12:30 pm    Session 2 

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm      Lunch/Exhibitor Time

1:30 pm to 3:15 pm         AGM and Q & A Session (OAND MEMBERS ONLY)

3:15 pm to 3:45 pm         Tradeshow Break 2

3:45 pm to 5:15 pm         Session 3