Here is who is speaking this year at NSNC 2022
Dr. Jared Zeff, ND
Reconsidering Covid – a discussion on what it did, what it is, and how one might treat it
Jared L. Zeff, ND, LAc, a 1979 graduate of NCNM, is a doctor of naturopathic medicine and licensed acupuncturist. Dr Zeff has had a dual career in academics and private practice, serving on the faculty at NCNM, Bastyr College, the Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and St. George’s Medical College in Grenada. From 1988 to 1993, Dr Zeff served as Academic Dean at NCNM. Dr Zeff has been active in professional politics, having served in various capacities for the OANP, AANP, NMI, and NWNPA. He has also been an advisor to the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medical Examiners. In 1989, Dr Zeff was named “Naturopathic Physician of the Year” by the AANP for his work in creating the Therapeutic Order concept, and has co-authored several papers on it. He received the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the NWNPA for his contributions to naturopathic education, speaks widely at professional conferences, and has been twice inducted into the NCNM Hall of Fame. In 2018 he received the “Living Legend” award from the OANP and NUNM. Currently, Dr Zeff operates the Salmon Creek Naturopathic Clinic in Vancouver, WA, with a focus on family practice and chronic disease.
Kenton Sefcik, Dip.Ac Dip.TCM R.Ac
Addressing Burnout with Traditional East Asian Medicine
Burnout is becoming an all-to-common concern among patients. Many people are
tasked with doing more in their lives with less time and less resources. Burnout is more than
just feeling tired; it is a complete taxation on a person’s physical, mental and emotional
In this presentation, I will cover how to diagnose burnout according to Traditional Chinese
Medicine principles, offer treatment principles using acupuncture and herbal formulas, as well as
demonstrate alternative Japanese acupuncture methods.
Kenton Sefcik graduated from the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese
Medicine in Calgary in 2007 with a diploma in Acupuncture and a diploma in TCM. Upon
successfully passing Alberta acupuncture board examinations, he moved to Nova Scotia to
open a practice and teach.
Kenton has taught for two colleges, was a guest lecturer at Acadia University, and was
requested for seminars by yoga instructors, the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Association of Nova Scotia, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas, as
well as Nova Scotia & Saskatchewan Naturopathic Doctor Conferences.
He has an active column with AcupunctureToday.com, and has written for Qi Journal, Kung-Fu
Tai Chi magazine and Wing Chun Illustrated.
Finally, Kenton runs TCM Graduate TV – an online educational tool where he mentors
up-and-coming acupuncturists and Naturopathic Doctors through digital downloads and online
Dr. Ellen Conte, ND
Survivorship care: understanding and managing late effects of cancer treatment,
Due to improvements in cancer screening and treatment, more and more people are living in cancer survivorship. In fact, there are over 1 million cancer survivors in Canada, and you’re seeing them in your practice. Cancer treatment can result in long-term health effects in cancer survivors, often referred to as late effects. This presentation will focus on common late effects of cancer treatment including cardiovascular disease, fatigue, cognitive impairment, sexual dysfunction, and mental-emotional concerns. We will review the role of naturopathic doctors in cancer survivorship, how to assess your patient for risk factors and late effects, and strategies to address these concerns.
Dr. Ellen Conte is a naturopathic doctor and clinical researcher with a focus in integrative cancer care. In addition to her clinical practice at Halifax Naturopathic, Ellen is an associate researcher with the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Patterson Institute for Integrative Oncology Research where she studies the effects of a complementary and integrative approach to cancer care. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented at academic conferences. Ellen completed a degree in biochemistry from the University of Ottawa prior from obtaining her Doctor of Naturopathy from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), she then completed a 2-year residency at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre, and is board certified in naturopathic oncology through the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO). Ellen is Chair of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians Research Committee and is on the editorial review board for the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors Journal.
Dr. Gillian Flower, ND
“IV therapy in cancer care: unique challenges and safety considerations” (Injection continuing education)”
Intravenous (IV) therapies are commonly used in naturopathic practices for various conditions including cancer care. Patients with cancer present with unique needs and risk factors not frequently seen in general practice such as severe neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, anemia, and increased risk of infections and mortality. This presentation will review commonly used IV treatments in the oncology setting, unique oncological safety considerations, patient screening and monitoring for ongoing safety, and methods to track patients’ condition including checklists and protocols.
Dr. Gillian Flower is a Naturopathic Doctor at the Centre for Health Innovation (formerly the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre). She works exclusively with adults that are touched by cancer, whether by an active diagnosis, a precancerous condition, a personal history, or a family history of cancer. Dr. Flower has additional certification in intravenous (IV) therapies, and oversees the operations of the IV suite at the Centre for Health Innovation. She is a regular contributor to alive magazine and is a member of its editorial advisory board. Dr. Flower has also co-authored several systematic research reviews evaluating natural health product use in people with breast cancer. Dr. Flower is an alumna of both the University of Toronto and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Upon graduation from CCNM, she was honoured with the prestigious Joyce Vanderburgh Scholarship for most outstanding clinical performance and patient interaction.
Dr. Jenn Salib Huber, RD ND
The Ethics of Prescribing Weight-Loss and Intuitive Eating for NDs
Dr. Jenn Salib Huber is a Canadian Registered Dietitian, Naturopathic Doctor and Intuitive Eating Counsellor and she’s on a mission to help women thrive in midlife.
She helps women navigate the physical and emotional changes that happen in perimenopause and menopause, including their search for food freedom and body confidence. Working from a health at every size approach, she teaches women to become intuitive eaters and build body confidence at any stage of midlife.
She’s the host of ‘The Midlife Feast’ a podcast for women who are hungry for more, and offers support to help women feel like themselves again. Her group program, Beyond The Scale, helps women “undiet” their lives after 40 so they can nourish a relationship with food that helps them discover the magic of midlife!
Dr. Preet Khangura, ND
SIBO: Case Management & Clinical Pearls
Determining if SIBO is present and a possible root cause of your patient’s digestive woes is an easy first step in clinical diagnosis. However, in some cases, treating this common dysbiosis can be an uphill and confusing battle. Dr. Khangura will use his extensive SIBO clinical experience to discuss the following details:
- How to use SIBO test results to dictate treatment
- How to initiate SIBO treatments to provide the best chance of success
- How to manage and troubleshoot refractory cases
- Common mistakes in SIBO treatments
- Conditions that can mimic SIBO
Dr. Preet Khangura, ND is a fixture in the world of SIBO diagnosis, treatment, and education. His naturopathic medical practice is heavily focused on SIBO, its correlated conditions, and numerous other gastrointestinal disorders. He has pioneered treatment protocols and strives to share his knowledge with other doctors to help them achieve the best clinical outcomes possible. Dr. Khangura provides extensively researched and clinically relevant SIBO seminars/webinars to doctors across North America. In the last 6 years, he has had the pleasure to help educate more than 600 doctors on the details of SIBO and other gastrointestinal disorders. You can also routinely find Dr. Khangura as a featured guest on health and wellness podcasts and YouTube interviews.