CAND Health Fusion 2015 – Call For Abstracts

OPEN CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors presents

Health Fusion 2015

Thursday, June 25 – Sunday, June 28, 2015
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Please read this message carefully and download our application package, below.

Background

Health Fusion is the National Conference of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Held every second year, Health Fusion attracts naturopathic doctors from across Canada and provides them with the opportunity to interact with knowledge leaders in the profession. Presenters at Health Fusion come from Canada and around the world to deliver some of the highest quality continuing medical education available. Topics are leading-edge and encompass current thinking while at the same time being practical in nature.

Conference Focus

Naturopathic doctors are treating a rapidly growing patient population with diverse needs. Therefore, Health Fusion 2015 will focus on all aspects of family medicine.

Feedback from our prior conference attendees indicates sessions providing new skills and knowledge, which can be taken directly from the conference and applied immediately in their day-to-day practices, are of great value. As a result, our priority is to deliver clinically relevant skills and knowledge to our delegates.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are now being requested from naturopathic doctors and other regulated health care professionals for consideration for Health Fusion 2015.

Topics should relate to family medicine and be new and leading-edge or reflect recent advances and current thinking. An emphasis on practical skills and tools from both a diagnostic and treatment perspective is encouraged.

Length of Sessions

All sessions will be 90 minutes in length and in the following formats:

Standard Presentation – These sessions will be approx. 60 minutes in length followed by a Question & Answer component of approx. 30 minutes duration. The Committee requests that Abstracts for a Standard Presentation reflect a quantity and quality of information to fit a 60-minute time frame.

Interactive -These sessions will be interactive with a focus on practical skills that can be transferred directly back to a clinic setting by conference attendees. The Committee requests that Abstracts for an Interactive Session contain a quantity and quality of learning material to fit a 90-minute time frame.

Previous presentation experience is not a pre-requisite for presenting at Health Fusion. Should a naturopathic doctor feel they have relevant practical knowledge or skills to share, but is reluctant to submit an abstract due to a concern about presentation skills experience, the Health Fusion Committee would like to encourage them to make a submission. Should their abstract be selected for the conference, assistance with presentation skills will be provided.

Please Note: Health Fusion 2015 will also feature research oriented sessions. A separate call for Research Specific Abstracts will be made in early 2015.

Compensation

Individuals selected to present at Health Fusion 2015 from this Call for Abstracts will receive the following compensation
An Honorarium of $1500 CDN
Registration to Health Fusion 2015 (includes conference nutrition breaks and lunches as per conference program)

General Notes

Presentations will be selected based on information received.
All sessions should be geared towards providing an enhanced learning experience for conference participants
Topics should be independent and not commercially or corporately focused. If you have a question regarding this point, please contact Alex McKenna for assistance. (Contact information below)
Please ensure your submission includes ALL the information in the Checklist on the Speaker Application Form (see link, below).

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PACKAGE

Proposals must be received by Wednesday, July 2, 2014 in one of two ways:

By Email to Alex McKenna at amckenna@cand.ca
By Post Mail:
Health Fusion 2015 Abstracts
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
20 Holly St., Ste. 200
Toronto, Canada M4S 3B1
Attn: Alex McKenna

Note: If sending by Post Mail please include a digital copy of your submission on CD/DVD or USB drive.

Questions? PleaseContact Alex McKenna at amckenna@cand.ca or call 416.496.8633

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