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

DNALabs Canada’s Chief Science Officer, Aaron Goldman, is at the heart of this enterprise bringing more than 20 years’ of experience in life sciences as well as his expertise in the latest genomic technologies to every product and application. As Chief Science Officer at DNALabs, Aaron oversees... read more

Dr. Carrie Jones is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on the topic of women’s health and hormones. She graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), School of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon where she also completed her 2-year... read more

David Albertini held The Hall Professorship of Molecular Medicine at the University of Kansas from 2004-2011 and is an internationally recognized scientist and educator in the field of reproductive biology and medicine. He has served as Director of the Center for Reproductive Sciences at the... read more

Duncan Macdonald is a licensed acupuncturist and Functional medicine practitioner with over 19 years of clinical experience.  He graduated with his Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1999. In 2003 Duncan Macdonald co-... read more

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee studied philosophy, literature and classics at Paris University where she completed her Master's degree in Classics and in Philosophy, and then in Chinese.

Elisabeth met Claude Larre s.j. when she was 20, while he was working on his PhD thesis on the... 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 18 years of her practice. Fiona is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (2001) and the University of Guelph (... read more

Gila Golub is a counselor and creator of The Work of Gila Golub. Gila has supported thousands of clients through their “wake-up calls” of life using her unique multi-disciplinary approach. Born to parents who had fled Europe and the deprivations of the First World War, she grew up, traveled the... read more

Dr. Jaclyn Chasse is a licensed naturopathic physician dedicated to helping couples conceive naturally.  Her practice, Perfect Fertility, is dedicated to fertility, sexual health and family wellness.  

Dr. Chasse is a graduate of Bastyr University, an avid writer, and international... 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 fellowship in... read more

Jessie Shaw, L.Ac. M.S. O.M. is an acupuncturist and herbalist in New York City. Raised in Colorado, she studied music performance in college and graduate school before moving to NYC. She ultimately became an advertising executive and obtained an MBA from NYU. Jessie began practicing acupuncture... 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

Dr. Laurena White, M.D. is board-certified in OB/GYN and reproductive endocrinology. She is also a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese medical herbalist. Dr White has over 15 years of service and experience in the field of women’s health ranging from birth doula to physician including acupuncture... read more

Leah is an experienced and respected clinician and has been in private practice for over 20 years. She specialises in fertility, pregnancy and reproductive medicine and holds fellowships and memberships with many International organisations.

She has completed extensive advanced training... 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

Co-chair of the 2017 Integrative Fertility Symposium

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

After a... read more

Martine Cornelissen is a Herbalist and Acupuncturist with a main focus on Women’s disorders and Fertility. She received her Master’s degree in Eastern Languages & Cultures from the University of Ghent (Belgium) in 1989, where she researched and translated T’ang-dynasty texts on Esoteric... read more

Nan Lu, OMD is the founding director of the Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation, the country’s foremost educational organization for traditional Chinese medicine. He is also founder of the Breast Cancer Prevention Project and breastcancer.com.  As Grand Master of Wu Ming Qigong, he is... 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 Magarelli Fertility Center (MFC) Team have served Colorado and the Western Region as a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist since 1998. Over 1,000... read more

Paul J. Turek MD, FACS, FRSM is Director of The Turek Clinics (www.TheTurekClinic.com) men’s health clinics in Beverly Hills and San Francisco. As a former Endowed Chair Professor at UCSF, he is a highly decorated teacher, mentor and internationally recognized authority on issues of men’s sexual... read more

Dr Peta Stapleton has 25 years experience as a registered Clinical & Health Psychologist in the State of Queensland, Australia and has completed a Bachelor of Arts, Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy. Peta held academic positions at Griffith University... 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

Dr. Robyn Murphy is a practicing Naturopathic Doctor at the Centre for Restorative Medicine, public speaker, and researcher in the field of functional genomics, with a passion for educating both healthcare professionals and the public in advances of integrative medicine. She has a number of... 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

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

Dr. Stefanie Trowell has been helping women achieve their health and fertility goals since 2013. As an naturopathic doctor, she loves to integrate the best available research with traditional healing methods to provide women with a holistic and individualized plan. She enjoys demystifying... read more

Thea Elijah, LAc, has been a student of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture for over 30 years. She is the former director of the Chinese Herbal Studies Program at TAI Sophia Institute and the Chinese Herbal Studies Program at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture.

She has... read more

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is a bestselling author, international speaker, parenting educator, and registered psychologist (British Columbia #1856) who has been supporting families and children for more than fifteen years. Author of Discipline without Damage: How to get your kids to behave without... read more

Dr. Bengston is a Professor of Sociology at St. Joseph’s College in New York. He received his doctoral degree from Fordham University, with special emphases in statistics and research methods.In addition to numerous publications and conference presentation in Criminology, the Sociology of... read more

Dr. Farrell has been practicing and teaching Chinese Medicine and Channel Theory since 1996.
She directs her teaching towards the empowerment of students with the hope that they will embody the spiritual aspects of Chinese Medicine and make them their own. Dr. Farrell believes that self-... read more

Integrative Fertility Symposium

Healthy Seminars 6th 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.  IFS 2020 date, April 16 to April 19, 2020

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Symposium Location

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

778-861-3826