Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors

Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors

June 04, 2009 13:29 ET

Naturopathic Medical Conference Set to Kick Off in Montreal

Naturopathic Doctors Converge on Montreal to Discuss The Science and Strength of Naturopathic Medicine

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 4, 2009) - The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), the national voice of the Canadian naturopathic profession since 1955, is pleased to host its 3rd biennial conference: Health Fusion 2009: "The Science and Strength of Nature Cure" from June 5-7 at the Hilton Bonaventure in Montreal, Quebec. This is a multidisciplinary, collaborative conference exploring the research and traditions of naturopathic medicine. The conference will bring together Naturopathic Doctors, Medical Doctors, students, educators, researchers and policy makers from across Canada.

Professionals from across North America will be speaking and participating in various discussions including: The Rational Basis of Nature Cure, Good to Gold - the story of Lori-Ann Muenzer's road back to health and a gold medal, the latest scientific research on naturopathic treatments, Identifying the Root Cause of Disease and the Role of Naturopathic Medicine in Infectious Diseases and Host Defenses.

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are primary health care professionals, and experts in natural medicine with a minimum of seven years of post-secondary education including four years of full time study at an an accredited naturopathic medical school. NDs diagnose, treat, and prevent disease using natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture, and lifestyle counselling.

With regulation in five provinces, the CAND membership consists of over 1,500 Naturopathic Doctors and naturopathic medical students. That number will continue to grow with two naturopathic medical schools in Canada graduating approximately 150 naturopathic doctors each year.

For more information on naturopathic medicine please visit To arrange an interview with Olympic Gold Medalist, Lori-Ann Munenzer or another speaker from our exciting line-up please contact Shawn O'Reilly, Executive Director at 647-296-3247.

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  • The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
    Shawn O'Reilly
    Executive Director