IFS: World’s largest conference on practitioner self-care




Vancouver, BC, April 16-20, 2020


Why this conference is so important

You know the story.

The healing profession is facing an epidemic of burnout. And there is a global awakening of consciousness which is causing some anxiety and illness. To guide our patients through this next stage in human evolution, we as practitioners need to do our won work and make daily time for self care so we can lead by example as we support our communities.

Our patients' stories are why we continue to push ourselves to find new solutions and engage in the research that is being done around mental health and infertility. It is why we exist.

As the world’s largest conference focused on integrative reproductive health, the international Integrative Fertility Symposium (IFS) brings together world-renowned speakers in the fields of consciousness, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, reproductive endocrinology and reproductive urology.

With three tracks - including one designed specifically for self-care, IFS 2020 is your chance to learn from leading practitioners such as Randine Lewis, Peta Stapleton, Master Nan Lu, Elisabeth Rochat De La Vallée, Lorie Dechar, Yvonne Farrell, Bill Bengston, Jessie Shaw, and more

You owe it to yourself to awaken your inner healer/ And when you heal, your family and patients benefit.

Join us in Vancouver, BC, April 16-19th, for the International Integrative Fertility Symposium

Dr Vanessa Lapointe, PhD, R. Psych

"Heal Yourself, Heal the World"

IFS 2020 offers a total of 91 hours of lectures to choose from and earn a maximum of 26 CEU/PDA/CPDs

  • California Acupuncture Board
  • Florida Acupuncture Board
  • Texas Acupuncture Board
  • Canada acupuncture boards (British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta)
  • Australia (AACMA)
  • New Zealand (NZRA)
  • BAcC (United Kingdom)
  • AFPA (Ireland)
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) category C
  • Ontario College of Naturopaths
  • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners (OAND) -
  • California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA)

Who is this conference for?

This is the conference for you if you want to help your patients:

  • Optimize their fertility
  • Navigate the IVF process
  • Improve live birth outcomes

The 2020 edition of the Integrative Fertility Symposium features:

  • 29 world-renowned speakers
  • Over 90 hours of lectures
  • Lunch & learn and networking opportunities for you to enhance your knowledge and skill set.
Jessie Shaw, L.Ac. M.S. O.M.

"How to Make Space for Psycho-Spiritual Transformation in the Treatment Room"

Meet our World-Renowned Experts

Your Integrative Fertility Symposium presenters bring with them many years of knowledge and clinical experience to share with you regarding treating infertility. The speakers include medical doctors, naturopaths, acupuncturists, and functional & Chinese medicine practitioners. View their full individual biographies here.
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Check out just some of the IFS 2020 self-care sessions you won’t want to miss!

  • Bill Bengston, PhD: Does Conscious Awareness Matter in Healing? and Lunch and Learn: An Unorthodox Approach to Healing

  • Sabine Wilms, PhD: Healing Through the Emotions and Virtuous Action in Chinese Medicine

  • Sharon Weizenbaum, Dipl. Ac., Dipl C.H: Patient Intake as an Act of Self-Care

  • Duncan Macdonald, L.Ac.: Heal Thyself: Treating practitioner and patient burnout

  • Lorie Eve Dechar, L.Ac: Practitioner Self-Care: Caring for the Body, the Instincts, and the Yin Lower Souls

  • Peta Stapleton, PhD: EFT: A Self Care Stress Reduction Technique for Health

  • Gila Golub, Vanessa Lapointe, PhD, R. Psych: Heal Yourself, Heal the World


Check Out the Full Conference Agenda here.


Is IFS 2020 right for you?

  1. You believe in treating reproductive health issues using an integrative approach
  2. You want to better your skills and increase your patients’ chances of conceiving naturally or with IVF
  3. You’re keen to connect with hundreds of the world’s leading fertility experts who will be in attendance
  4. You want to start treating more complex fertility conditions and don’t know where to begin
  5. You want to earn CEU/PDA/CPD to fulfill your renewal requirements
  6. You want to use this knowledge to help your patients improve the epigenetics of their future children
  7. You could benefit from learning self-care tools to prevent practitioner burnout (which you can also share with your patients)
  8. You’re looking for an excuse to visit beautiful Vancouver, Canada and write it off (travel and learning all in one!)



As part of your registration you will receive:

  • Tickets to the 3 day symposium and optional pre-symposium in beautiful Vancouver, BC
  • Complimentary access to fertility products expo in exhibitor hall
  • Special Lunch and Learn Session on Saturday April 18th
  • Access to Post Lecture Mix and Mingle/Networking Events


As part of the early bird BONUS if you register by Feb 29th, you will also receive:
  • 90+ hours of presentation and lectures as video recordings
  • Audio & video recordings of all 29 experts
  • All handouts from all 4 concurrent sessions from main symposium


Special offer (recordings, including video, mp3 and handouts) expires in:



About our CEUs

Continuing education credits will be available for the following governing bodies/associations:

  • California Acupuncture Board
  • Florida Acupuncture Board
  • Texas Acupuncture Board
  • Canada acupuncture boards (British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta)
  • Australia (AACMA)
  • New Zealand (NZRA)
  • BAcC (United Kingdom)
  • AFPA (Ireland)
  • BC naturopaths (BCNA) category C
  • Ontario College of Naturopaths
  • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners (OAND) -
  • California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA)


IFS 2020 Vancouver



Four pre-symposium talks to choose from - join us on Thursday, April 16!

  1. Randine Lewis and Lorie Eve Dechar
    Exploring the role of the three Dantian in self-care and psycho-spiritual transformation: In this one-day seminar, Lorie Dechar and Randine Lewis will guide participants on a journey through the Inner Warp, the most famous Neidan or inner alchemical picture of the human body. Our focus will be on exploring the potential for both personal and clinical psycho-spiritual healing, restoration and growth found in this symbolic map of the three dantian.
  2. Peta Stapleton
    EFT as an Approach for Weight-Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Pain & Wealth Creation: This workshop will highlight 12 years of Australian clinical research trials on Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT or “Tapping”) for food cravings and weight loss in overweight/obese adults, as well as the current research outcomes for stress, depression, chronic pain and anxiety.
  3. Aaron Goldman and Robyn Murphy
    Clinical Genomics for Women's Health -- Insights into the Use of Genetic Testing in Practice: Take an exciting dive into the clinical application of lifestyle genetic testing. Learn how to apply genetic testing to personalized nutrition, hormone balance and detoxification through the lens of women’s health while discussing strategies, real cases and protocols.
  4. Jacyln Chasse
    Clinical Algorithms for Naturopathic Fertility -- More than just the Cliff Notes: This one-day, interactive course will take you through the entire patient intake process, starting with the first visit and lab workup before moving into more complex testing, the most common diagnoses you’ll see, and ending with treatment plans you can put into practice right away.
Dr Peta Stapleton, PhD
"Pre-Symposium: EFT as an Approach for Weight-Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Pain & Wealth Creation"
"EFT: A Self Care Stress Reduction Technique for Health"

Special offer (recordings, including video, mp3 and handouts) expires Feb 29th.


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What makes IFS 2020 different and even better than last year?

  1. We’ve added a Self Care for Practitioners track to give you the tools you need to prevent burnout and to share with your patients.
  2. Three tracks: Functional Medicine for reproductive health, TCM for for reproductive health and Self-Care:” Awaken Your Inner Healer
  3. There are four concurrent sessions instead of three this year
  4. We’ll include the audio and video recordings (plus the handouts!) from the 4 concurrent sessions from the main symposium if you register by Feb. 29.
  5. You’re invited to the IFS Welcome Reception on Thursday, April 16 from 6:30-9:30pm.



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Symposium Location

Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC