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Taking Care of Business

Taking care of business summit: learn from successful and innovative business leaders

September 29, 2017 to September 30, 2017

Friday: 2:30 - 8 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 Category B
Open to: 
students, NDs, health-care practitioners
ND/health-care practitioner: 
Student price: 

Course description

The OAND and CCNM are partnering to bring you the Taking Care of Business Summit. This 1.5 day summit is business top to bottom, and will teach you how to translate your clinical skills into business, marketing and entrepreneurship. The summit is tailored to students, new grads and veteran practitioners and is a one of a kind event designed to bring naturopathic doctors and other health-care providers to the cutting edge of small business ownership and practice management.

  • NEW hands-on workshops and interactive sessions
  • Learn how to succeed through failure
  • Attract and retain your patients - a different approach
  • Find out what you need in your business plan
  • Contracts, splits and partnerships, oh my!
  • Running a practice from start to finish
  • Learn how to merge integrative medicine and technology


Friday, September 29
2 p.m. - Registration
3 p.m. – Welcome Address: State of the union on health-care (Dr. Elaine Chin, MD, Chief Wellness Officer, Telus)
4 p.m. – Building a Business from Start to Finish (Interactive Business Planning Workshop)
5:15 p.m. – Thinking Outside the Box (Panel Discussion)
6:15 p.m. – Wine & Cheese (Mix and Mingle)
7 p.m. – Keynote: Building an Inclusive Health and Wellness Ecosystem (by Rebecca McKillican, CEO,

Saturday, September 30
8 a.m. – Registration (Exhibitor Fair)
9 a.m. – Keynote: Building a Circle of Care Using Technology (with Dr. Elaine Chin sponsored by Telus)
10 a.m. – Exhibitor Fair
10:30 a.m. – A. Practice Economics (with Jordan and Sean Robertson, ND)
10:30 a.m. – B. Cradle to Grave (sponsored by TD Wealth Management)
11:30 a.m. – A. Diversifying Your Portfolio: Supplementary Income Panel Discussion
11:30 a.m. – B. Will Your Website Last the Year?
12:30 p.m. – Lunch (Exhibitor Fair)
1:30 p.m. – A. Lion's Lair (Dragon's Den style)
1:30 p.m. – B. How Are You Being Heard? Communicate, Connect and Conquer
2:30 p.m. – Exhibitor Fair
3 p.m. – A. Fix My Problem (Panel Discussion)
3 p.m. – B. Social Media For Your Practice
4 p.m. – Keynote: Five Secrets to Thrive, Not Just Survive (by James Burgess)

Please note: You will choose your preferred sessions by clicking the link in the confirmation email you receive after registering.



Dr. Elaine Chin, MD: Chief Wellness Officer, Telus - Instructor

Elaine Chin, MD, MBA, is a North American thought leader and recognized expert in personalized medicine which leverages biometric and monitoring technology along with predictive analytics to improve the health and performance of individuals. Dr. Chin is the founder of Innovation Health Group and Executive Health Centre, a premiere personalized medicine practice in Toronto, Canada. She is the Chief Wellness Officer at TELUS Communications. Her primary focus has been to deliver world class wellness programs to Canadians by integrating digital health technology and the science of precision medicine. Dr. Chin also sits on the GTA Community Board at TELUS.

James Burgess - Instructor

James Burgess is the author of the international bestselling book "CHAOS; How Business Leaders Can Master the Power of Focus" and "'No Problem' Is The Problem; How to Attract and Retain Raving Fans." James is the Founder of FOCUS31, an international management consulting company for businesses from start-up to millions of dollars in revenue. FOCUS31 enables business owners to identify and focus on the right priorities, to think strategically and to improve the quality of their business decisions generating greater financial results through radical FOCUS on, and accountability for, the activities that will truly advance business success.

Rebecca McKillican, CEO, - Instructor

Rebecca McKillican joined in 2012. Rebecca holds a BA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering from Western University, and an MBA. from Harvard Business School where she was a Baker Scholar. She is a mom to two young children, and is extremely passionate about health and wellness and online shopping. These latter two passions is where her work world collides as CEO of offers a broad range of carefully curated, peer-reviewed products online. The believing in delivering wellness on a person’s terms and that you should never compromise on the health and wellbeing of your family.





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