Saturday, April 29th 2017
 8:30am – 9:00am Doors Open & Registration
Session 1 Dr. Dan Lander ND
PSA Testing & Emerging Alternatives
Short Break
Session 2 Dr. Kristy Prouse MD
Integrative Approaches to Managing Menopause with BHRT
Short Break
Session 3 Dr. Kim Bretz ND
Demystifying Self Regulation & The College of Naturopaths of Ontario
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch (not provided)
Session 4 Dr. Cyndi Gilbert ND
Herbal Prescriptions for Adrenal fatigue; Understanding The Evidence & Energetics
Short Break
Session 5 Dr. Daniel Watters ND
Safe & Effective Use of Vitamin D; A Literature Review
4:00pm Conclusion of Saturday sessions


Sunday, April 30th 2017
9:00 am – 9:30 am Doors Open & Welcome
Session 6 Dr. Pamela Frank ND
Naturopathic Approaches to Female Pattern Hair Loss
Short Break
Session 7 Dr. Jill Shainhouse ND
Naturopathic Management of Breast Cancer Remission
Short Break
Session 8 Dr. Alana Shaw ND

Explaining Unexplained Fertility

1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch (not provided)
Session 9 Dr. Alana Shaw ND

The Naturopathic Management of PCOS

Short Break
Session 10 Dr. Leonard Direnfeld MD
Individualized Treatment of Hypothyroidism with Desiccated Thyroid
4:30pm Conclusion of Conference

Dr. Jill Shainhouse ND –  Naturopathic Management of Breast Cancer Remission
1 Category A Credit Approved

Dr. Shainhouse completed the FABNO examinations in 2010.  She has 12 yrs of experience in clinical practice with interest in supportive cancer care which began as a naturopathic medical student.  Dr. Shainhouse was the first naturopathic consultant for Medicor Cancer Centres when the clinic first opened in 2007.  She started the Adjunctive Cancer Care Program in 2007 with Peter Papadogianis, ND at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).  She also does Oncology Grand Rounds at the Odette Cancer Centre (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center) and observation Program at Louise Temherty Breast Cancer Centre since 2013


Dr. Leonard Direnfeld MDIndividualized Treatment of Hypothyroidism with Desiccated Thyroid
1 Category A Credit in Pharmacology Approved

Dr. Direnfeld MD has practiced family medicine since 1982 with a clinical focus on thyroid disorders and use of desiccated thyroid.  He was an attending at the Long Term Care Sunnybrook Hospital 1982-2012 and he is a Lecturer University of Toronto.  Dr. Direnfeld is also a member  American Academy of Environmental Medicine  & The Institute Functional Medicine


Dr. Dan Lander, ND – PSA Testing & Emerging Alternatives
1 Category A Credit Approved

Before graduating CCNM in 2006 Dr. Lander developed a strong interest in the care of patients with cancer and went on to complete a two-year hospital-based residency at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Daniel returned to CCNM as a full-time faculty member in 2011. He is currently an Associate Professor teaching naturopathic oncology and clinical nutrition, as well as supervising 4th year interns in the Adjunctive Cancer Care Shift at the RSNC.  Dr. Lander is a strong proponent of naturopathic oncology as an area of focus within naturopathic medicine and presently sits on the Board of Directors of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He is also an advocate for the regulation of naturopathic medicine and while in Oklahoma held terms as the president and the vice-president of the Oklahoma Association of Naturopathic Physicians.


Dr. Alana Shaw NDUnexplained Infertility & Naturopathic Management of PCOS
1 Category A Credit Approved

Dr. Shaw has dedicated her practice to the advancement of integrative medicine and works in collaboration with your entire healthcare team in order to provide the highest standard of care. Her post graduate work focused on reproductive endocrinology, infertility and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), followed by several years working closely alongside Dr. Anthony Cheung at the Grace Fertility Centre. She continues to stay active in the academic community as both a clinical supervisor and as a women’s health instructor at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, and is currently involved in research at the Grace Fertility Centre. She has her pharmaceutical prescribing license and is one of few physicians to receive advanced naturopathic training in obstetrics, pediatrics, and gynecology.  Dr. Alana Shaw practices naturopathic medicine at Boda Health in Vancouver.


Dr. Pamela Frank NDNaturopathic Approaches to Female Pattern Hair Loss
1 Category A Credit Approved          

Dr. Pamela Frank is a highly sought after licensed Naturopathic Doctor with 16+ years of experience. She is the Clinic Director of Forces of Nature Wellness Clinic located at Yonge & Eglinton in Toronto. She was twice voted “Best Toronto Naturopath” by the readers of NOW magazine & twice by the readers of the City Centre Mirror.  Pamela maintains a busy practice treating all health conditions including common concerns like allergies, skin disorders, PMS/menopause, PCOS, acne, hormone imbalances, infertility, weight issues & digestive problems as well as chronic conditions like hypertension & diabetes. Her unique no-nonsense approach incorporates the most well-researched natural treatments such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, TCM & clinical nutrition. Professionalism, extensive investigation into the root cause of disease, efficacy & caring are the cornerstones of any treatment at Forces of Nature. Since 1999, Pamela has helped thousands of patients restore their hair (women), have healthy babies, clear their skin, balance their hormones & enjoy greater vitality.


Dr. Cyndi Gilbert NDHerbal Prescriptions for Adrenal fatigue; Understanding The Evidence & Energetics
1 Category A Credit Approved

Dr. Cyndi Gilbert, ND is a naturopathic doctor who has been studying herbal medicine since she first ate red clover flowers out of her yard as a child. She has been teaching botanical medicine and supervising naturopathic medical interns at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine for almost 10 years. She has a thriving clinical practice with a special interest in mental health, trauma, and sexual/reproductive health. Cyndi’s latest book, The Essential Guide to Women’s Herbal Medicine, blends evidence-based research and herbal energetics in an accessible format. When she isn’t seeing patients, Cyndi can often be found in her native medicinal herb garden or out in a canoe.


Dr. Kieran Cooley NDSafe & Effective Use of Vitamin D; A Literature Review
1 Category A Credit in Pharmacology Approved

Dr. Kieran Cooley is an assistant professor at Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), as well as the associate director of research. His experience in CCNM’s department of research and clinical epidemiology includes conducting clinical trials on naturopathic care for chronic low back pain, stress and anxiety, and chronic shoulder pain, as well as collaborations with various institutions to evaluate natural health products. He also has contributed to systematic reviews and cost-effectiveness studies on complementary and alternative medicines. Dr. Cooley is committed to fostering an evidence-based approach to naturopathic medicine.


Dr. Kim Bretz NDDemystifying Self Regulation & The College of Naturopaths of Ontario
1 Category A Credit in Ethics & Jurisprudence Approved

Kim is a 2001 graduate of CCNM and founder of Fundamentals of  Health, a thriving naturopathic clinic in Waterloo, Ontario.  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 elected to the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO), as of 2015 and sits on the executive committee, as well as the Inquires, Complaints and Reports Committee and Quality Assurance Committee.