Dr. Brenda Leung (ND, PhD) presents on Whole Systems research, Patient-Oriented research, as well as the use of acupuncture in the treatment of adolescent anxiety.

Speaker: Dr. Emilie Salomons (Dr. TCM, R.Ac, FABORM, OBAAM, Doula). Dr. Emilie Salomons introduces the role that Traditional Medicine and it's practitioners can play in improving maternal and infant health, especially in the global south.

Speaker: Dr. Jerilynn Prior (BA, MD, FRCPC)

Dr. Dorothy Shaw discusses why advancements are needed for improving maternal and infant health and the necessity of continued focus on the reduction of preventable maternal and infant mortality.

Dr. Arun Garg shares the role of Ayurveda in improving and maintaining optimal health using an integrative system of medicine in India.
Dr. Nerges Mistry (PhD, BSc) is the joint director of the Foundation for Medical Research in Mumbai. Her research studies include basic and public health aspects of tuberculosis and leprosy. Recently, her research has focused on multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis, community immuno-epidemiology of waterborne diseases, and operation research into community-based healthcare systems in rural area of India.

The work of Dr. Mistry and her collegues is leading to innovations at the intersections of scientific and traditional medicine. Under Dr. Mistry's guidance, doctors at the Foundation for Medical Research are reaching new understandings of how some traditional medical treatments work for the human body, and are providing support for the continuation of effective tradional medicine among the people who use them.

Dr. Patti Janssen (BSN, MPH, PhD in Epidemiology) introduces SmartMom: a prenatal education program for Canadian moms-to-be that text-messages you information you can trust to help guide you through the weeks of your pregnancy.