Speakers

Integrative Fertility Symposium Speakers

Your Integrative Fertility Symposium presenters bring with them many years of knowledge and clinical experience to share with you regarding treating infertility. Their diverse backgrounds will make truly integrative as your speakers are made up of medical doctors, naturopaths, acupuncturists, and functional & Chinese medicine practitioners. View their individual biographies for their list of fertility topics

David received an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics from the University of Toronto. He completed his Doctor of Chiropractic in 1992 at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. He has lectured extensively for several Colleges... read more

Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, LAc., has led the Acupuncture Service at NYU Lutheran since 2004, supervising 8 acupuncturists who provide inpatient care and clinical instruction in the areas of neurological and orthopedic management, rehabilitation, labor and delivery, pain management. Dr. Citkovitz... read more

Coleen Smith started her career as a registered nurse (RN) in 1986.  She attended American College of Acupuncture in Houston with a Masters in Oriental Medicine. Coleen received her Doctorate (DAOM) at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, specializing in pain and... read more

Dr. Dao is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California and is a Diplomate of Chinese Herbology NCCA. Dr. Dao has been active in the TCM profession as well as professional organizations. He was an examiner for the California Acupuncture Committee and also participated in the Chinese... read more

Debra graduated from the London College of Acupuncture in 1989. With a practice based in women’s health she commenced acupuncture courses for midwives in 1997. This led to publications on the use of acupuncture and acupressure in pregnancy including her 2006  text book “The Essential Guide to... read more

Dr. Fiona McCulloch, the founder and owner of White Lotus Integrative Medicine in Toronto has worked with thousands of people seeking better health over the past 16 years of her practice. Fiona is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (2001) and the University of Guelph (... read more

Jani White (UK) LicAc MBAcC

Jani brings over 27 years’ experience of UK maternity and gynaecology services to her work. Her specialities are wide ranging, but the core of her work is in one pillar - the Endocrine System.

In London, Jani has spent many years working from within both... read more

 

Dr Hitkari is co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre.

He completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia and during this time received awards in the areas of clinical teaching and research. He then completed a formal... read more

Dr. Jennifer Fitzgerald is a Naturopathic Doctor and co-founder of Conceive Inc, the integrative clinical provider for TRIO Fertility Partners, Canada's first Naturopathic Medical Clinic specializing in integrative fertility and In Vitro Fertilization support. Dr. Fitzgerald currently works at... read more

Jerilynn C. Prior BA, MD, FRCPC is a Professor of Endocrinology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. She studies menstrual cycles and the effects of the cycle’s changing estrogen and progesterone (ovulation) levels on women’s health. She is the founder (2002) and Scientific... read more

Dr. Joseph Pizzorno is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine, a term he coined when founding Bastyr University in 1978. A naturopathic physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesman, he is Editor-in-Chief of PubMed-indexed IMCJ, Treasurer of Board of IFM... read more

Karin Gillerman LAc, MBACc Graduated as an acupuncturist in Israel in 1998 and from San Diego, USA. She us a full member of the BACC and at present is leading a research project at the Homerton Hospital Fertility Centre – “The impact of acupuncture on the success rates of IVF treatments - a RCT... read more

KATHERINE ALEXANDER ANDERSON, MBA, DACM,,L.Ac. FABORM, is the current President of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), and is leading the organization to ensure patients worldwide receive care from the most highly skilled practitioners.   With over 20-years experience... read more

Lorie Eve Dechar's intuitive work as an alchemical healer, mentor, and teacher is supported by a strong foundation of theoretical understanding and clinical experience, including thirty years of Chinese medical practice, twelve years as a senior faculty member at the Tri-State College of... read more

Dr. Lorne Brown B.Sc., CPA, Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHt, is the Clinical Director of Acubalance Wellness Centre, and the founder of Pro D Seminars (www.prodseminars.com), Medigogy and the Integrative Fertility Symposium.

After a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Lorne received... read more

Mark Newman is a recognized expert and international speaker in the field of hormone testing.  After over 10 years of developing several hundred novel tests at multiple laboratories, Mark began his own lab, Precision Analytical, Inc., and created DUTCH (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive... read more

Naava has been in practice since 1999 and is an experienced fertility, gynaecological and obstetric acupuncturist and Herbalist specialising in complex autoimmune disorders such as unexplained infertility, recurrent miscarriage, hypermobility in pregnancy, PCOS, Endometriosis and other... read more

If you ask anyone in Colorado about Dr. Paul Magarelli they will tell you that he makes babies for a living. Dr. Magarelli and his RMFC Team have served Colorado and the Western Region as a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist since 1998. Over 1,000 babies are part of his... read more

Dr. Turek is Director of The Turek Clinic (www.TheTurekClinic.com), a men’s health clinic in Beverly Hills and San Francisco. He is a former Professor of Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of California San Francisco and held the Academy of Medical Educators Endowed Chair in... read more

Dr. Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure, has become the leading expert in treating infertility conditions naturally. Her powerful Eastern program combined with her vast knowledge of Western reproductive medicine has helped many thousands of woman throughout the world, get back their... read more

Raven Lang was one of the first homebirth midwives in California. In 1970 she founded the Santa Cruz Birth Center, the first birth center in North America. Two years and fifty births later she wrote Birth Book. In 1972 Raven immigrated to British Columbia, where she helped organize and run the... read more

Sabine has been studying classical Chinese writings on medicine ever since her PhD education in Asian Studies and medical Anthropology. With a strong academic background in early Chinese philosophy, science, cosmology, and language and therefore in a historically and culturally sensitive... read more

Dr. Sadhna Singh graduated from medical college in India, 1983. She has practiced medicine for over 10 years in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology and internal medicine. She completed her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston. With her vast background in both western and... read more

Sharon Weizenbaum graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1983 and has been practicing Chinese medicine for over 30 years. Her first gynecology teacher was Dr. Zhu Shu-rong from Shang Hai. In 1990 she traveled to Hang Zhou where she studied herbal gynecology with Dr. Qiu Xiao-mei... read more

Each person, family, and community truly has the power to heal itself, and my job is to educate, guide, challenge, and provide counsel throughout that process. I am one of those lucky ones that gets to do the work of my dreams. I love what I do, I have fun doing it, and my goal is for people to... read more

Since earning her Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Bastyr University in 1998, Susie has been a dedicated clinician, teacher, and educator in the field of Acupuncture. She serves as Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr and has taught acupuncture to professionals nationally on topics including mental... read more

Dr. Tracy Malone is a CCNM graduate, and clinical educator. Co-founder and Medical Director of Conceive Health Clinic – Canada’s Naturopathic Reproductive Medical Clinic specializing in Integrative Fertility Care, Preconception Care, and In Vitro Fertilization support.   Dr. Malone’s private... read more

Integrative Fertility Symposium

Healthy Seminars 5th Integrative Fertility Symposium will be held again in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The IFSymposium is geared toward Chinese medicine and naturopathic physicians who have an interest in treating reproductive health issues using an integrative approach.  The 2019 ABORM exam is in conjuction with the 2019 IFS.  The ABORM exam wil be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on April 25th, 2019

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Symposium Location

Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada

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