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Taking Care of Business

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

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students, NDs, health-care practitioners
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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
Keynote Presentations

State of the Union on Health-Care

Dr. Elaine Chin, MD, Chief Wellness Officer, Telus
Dr. Elizabeth Stavros, ND

Thinking Outside the Box (Panel Discussion)

Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue, ND
Dr. Paul Hrkal, ND
Dr. Alex Keller, ND

Building an Inclusive Health and Wellness Ecosystem

Rebecca McKillican, MBA, CEO, Well.ca

Building a Circle of Care Using Technology

Dr. Elaine Chin, MD, Chief Wellness Officer, Telus

Working your Business

From the Ground Up: Building a Business - Interactive Business Planning Workshop

Ross Aberdein, Regional Manager, Professional Banking GTA, TD Commercial Banking

Clinic Economics: What Clinic Numbers Actually Look Like

Dr. Jordan Robertson, ND
Dr. Sean Robertson, DDS

Diversifying your Portfolio: Supplementary Income Panel Discussion

Dr. Andrea Maxim, ND
Dr. Dominika Zarzeczny, ND
Dr. Paul Hrkal, ND

Dragon’s Den / Lion's Lair

Dr. Meghan Walker, ND
Dr. Olivia Rose, ND
Simone Philogène

How Do I...? Troubleshoot Your Practice Problems

Dr. Jordan Robertson, ND
Dr. Sean Robertson, DDS

From Cradle to Grave

Dale Burand, Business Succession Advisor, TD Wealth Management

Marketing Your Business

Will Your Website Last the Year?

Ashish Malik, COO, 108 Ideapsace
Despina Zanaganas, Creative Director, 108 Ideapsace

How Are You Being Heard? Communicate, Connect and Conquer

Margaret Wallis-Duffy, RMT, Founder of WOW New Media

Social Media for Your Practice

Bo Woloshyn, Bo Knows Marketing

How To Avoid the Demise Of Small Business - 5 Secrets To THRIVE Not Just Survive

James Burgess

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, well.ca - Instructor

Rebecca McKillican joined Well.ca 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 well.ca. Well.ca 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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