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Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

John Scaringe

Southern California University of Health Sciences, USA

Keynote: From interprofessional education to team based care: Design tools for health creation
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John Scaringe is the President and CEO for the Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU). He is a published author and has served as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Sports Chiropractic and Rehabilitation and on the editorial advisory board of Manual Therapy.  In addition to private practice and over 25 years of teaching experience, Dr Scaringe has developed a reputation in change management and is a frequent lecturer on academic leadership and trends in healthcare education.


Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Team Care Models are rapidly evolving design tools for the cost-efficient achievement of health creation through Integrative Health & Medicine. IPE and Team Care aim to meet patients’ individualized health and wellness needs and achieve better outcomes through training in specific team-based diagnostic, treatment and health promotion strategies. These tools, assessment protocols, and treatment approaches are used in a multi-disciplinary, highly collaborative team-based approach to patient centered care.


Founded in 1911, Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) has led the way for over 100 years in educating students to become caring and competent integrative healthcare practitioners. SCU prepares today’s students for the healthcare system of tomorrow through interprofessional education, scholarship, and clinical training programs that are evidence-based and outcomes-focused. SCU’s distinct interprofessional environment creates tangible bridges between health professions in the clinic and classroom, and through the university’s unique institutional culture.  Members throughout the SCU community are working together to transform higher education and health care through health creation and a respectful team approach to patient centered care.


The implementation of interprofessional team care is growing in Integrative Health and Medicine as patients insist on stronger relationships between their conventional and integrative clinicians. Patients want their clinical caregivers to work together to provide for their health needs. It is well known that health professionals who train and practice together deliver better patient healthcare outcomes, yet a key roadblock to successful interprofessional team care is the siloed training of health professionals. SCU has tackled this roadblock by seating 40% of its health care student clinicians in the same classrooms - regardless of their chosen profession - and by training them together in the same clinic. SCU’s team based Health System, community clinics, Olympic Sports Medicine interprofessional team, and clinic at the University of California at Irvine all illustrate the success of this approach, its health-creating effects, and cost efficiencies.


This presentation will highlight evidence for the value proposition of the integrative multi-disciplinary team care approach that is modeled by the SCU Health System.  We will describe strategies, and outcomes associated with our approach at SCU, as well as clinical vignettes from partner organizations, including SCU’s Primary Spine Care collaboration with Dartmouth Medical School. SCU’s diverse professions (Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Integrative Physician Assistant, Massage Therapy, Yoga Therapy and Sports Medicine) provide a rich laboratory for developing, providing, and testing effective team strategies and models for patient-centered care.

  • Workshop
Location: Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport



Session Introduction

Kathy Gruver

TEDx Speaker, Motivational Health Speaker, USA

Title: The power of mind/body medicine in your life and your practice

Kathy Gruver, PhD is a motivational health speaker and hosts the national TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet. She has earned her PhD in Natural Health and has authored five award-winning books including, Conquer Your Stress and Journey of Healing. She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard and has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Fitness, Time, WebMD, Prevention, Huffington Post and Dr. Oz’s The Good Life and appeared as a guest expert on over 250 radio & TV shows. She has facilitated over 200 educational lectures around the world. In 2015 she had the privilege of creating a stress reduction program for the US Military. For fun and stress relief Gruver does hip hop and flying trapeze.


It's estimated that stress is responsible for 60-90% of doctor's visits and, one million workers miss work each day because of stress, costing companies $602 per employee per year, according the American Institute of Stress.

It is imperative that we recognize that stress is not the problem - it's our reaction to our stress and we can learn to control that with simple mind/body practices. Acquire cutting edge self-care techniques - affirmations, visualization, mindfulness techniques and mini-meditations - that you and your staff can do on their own for better health. Dr. Gruver will share her decades of experience and you will walk away inspired to make positive changes in your life and your practice.

-Recognize the emotional, physical and behavioral signs of stress.

-Examine current research on meditation, positive self-talk and visualization and how it can be incorporated into your workday.

-Learn a simple technique, known as a mini-meditation, to stop the stress response in its tracks.

-Understand how you can use your daydreams to boost immune function and increase relaxation.

-Discover how to incorporate mindfulness into your day even if you think you don’t have time.

Julie Rammal

Founder, JSport, USA

Title: Evolutionary movement workshop

Julie Rammal, founder of JSport, is an International Holistic Trainer, writer, Fitness consultant, Speaker & Influencer, who was inspired thousands worldwide on the power of holistic fitness. Having trained numerous VIP & celebrities, she is widely known for her holistic approach towards understanding and assisting the body and mind in just three energy-fuelled sessions. She has been published in USA, and widely throughout the Middle East.


This workshop can be offered in 60-90 minutes and is referred to as evolutionary movement and/or holistic fitness. This workshop is designed to give the student a comprehensive overview of what is holistic fitness, its’ benefits, why it is the future movement, human anatomy including further understanding of chakras, meridian points, Ayurveda, Alternative Medicine, Body Reading, and how the human body is meant to move. This miracle workout has turned worldwide press on this incredible intelligent movement system that works and is effective. It seems to “do it all,” from healing, toning and detoxification. Its latest innovations that recently went out to the press in May 2017 were on the power of: eye and thought to enhance client’s sessions. This workshop will teach you which exercise help re-connect our: body, mind and soul to find happiness, energy, and youth. Several movements and exercises for teaching and understanding Holistic Fitness exercises will be covered for: upper, middle, lower body. As a result this workshop will add additional knowledge for the participant to understand the future of movement. This course is great for continued education and additional knowledge for the trainer, doctor, researchers, or specialist to assist clients to further meet their goals for continued health and training.

Aims of the course:

  • To educate the student on holistic fitness, and its practices.
  • To educate the student on the benefits of holistic fitness                     
  • To teach the student history of movement and fitness
  • To educate the student with a deeper in depth knowledge of the human anatomy including chakras, meridian points, emotions
  • To teach the student to have a comprehensive understanding of their body and other bodies
  • To train the student to interpret and train a client’s body holistically
  • To teach the student various holistic fitness exercises and sequences segmented for upper, middle, lower body, cardiovascular training, meditation and positive emotions.

  • Integrative Medicine | Holistic Psychology |Holistic Medicine |Holistic Nursing |Mind Body Therapy |Herbal Medicine Usage |Holistic Nutrition |Alternative Medicine | Homeopathic Medicine |Naturopathic Medicine |Yoga & Physical Therapies |Traditional Medicine |Telemedicine Ayurveda |Acupuncture Treatment |Translational Medicine | Unani Medicine
Location: Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport

Session Introduction

Michael Cervin, USA

Title: The architecture of water – Building body, mind and spirit

Michael Cervin is the author of seven books including Our World of Water: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of Earth’s Most Critical Resource. He is senior editor at – a water industry website and has written for diverse publications including Forbes, Robb Report, The Hollywood Reporter, Fox News Health, Fine Wine & Liquor Magazine (China), Decanter (London), Old Liquors Magazine (Netherlands), LA Weekly, Santa Barbara News Press, Wine Enthusiast, Wine & Spirits, Pacific Coast Business Times, Draft, Sommelier Journal, Food & Beverage World, and over 100 other publications. He writes four blogs, two on travel, one on water, and one on wines and spirits.


It is easy to overlook water. As we seek the betterment of our minds and bodies we tend to focus on food, meditation, exercise, prayer, and healing, yet the most fundamental element that we need to survive on this planet is the one that gets the least amount of attention.

 Water, as we know comes in solid, liquid and gas forms, and those parallel body, mind and spirit. My talk takes a look at the practicality of proper hydration and how water makes our bodies better, but also looks at the spiritual nature of water and all of its forms and how understanding water creates in us a higher consciousness.

Water as a body element:

I discuss the exact things that water does to cleanse our bodies including weight loss, healthier skin, alleviating hypertension, etc. We also look at mineral water and how various minerals and trace elements in natural spring waters can have an impact on our physical bodies over time including increased biomechanical functions. I present various university studies about water hydration and its impact on our physical health.

Water as a mind element:

Emotionally, we tend to fear water; topsy turvey waves while on a boat cause us anxiety, we hear about the Indian Ocean tsunami and become distressed, rivers flood, banks overflow causing destruction, images of Hurricane Katrina persist – all these emotionally charged occurrences have their foundation in our collective past, stories, myths, the flood of Noah, etc.  This repetition of legend has conditioned us to believe that water is an enemy, when it is our greatest asset, if properly respected.


Water as a spirit element:

From baptism, to other religious water ceremonies, to Lourdes France to underwater births and the written records of water throughout human history, I look at how water cleanses and purifies our spirit, washes away our sins, purges and decontaminates us, and makes us new. I look at the history of water in terms of our collective global consciousness and how spirit and water have permeated our lives since the beginning of time.

 As a former actor on TV shows like 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Young and the Restless, Grace under Fire, and host of my own radio show ( Cervin It Straight, KZSB Santa Barbara), I am extraordinarily comfortable and energetic in front of any audience


Stéphane Provencher DC, DICS is the owner of the Gainesville Holistic Health Center and vice-president of the Whole-Listic Children’s Foundation. He is the chairman of research for a chiropractic non-profit organization (SORSI) and faculty at Meta-Health University. He is also the author of Billionaire Parenting, Beyond the Back and co-authored Leaders and Legends book with Wayne Dyer PhD., Louise Hay, Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, and Dr. John D. Martini DC to name a few. His vision is to integrate a collaborative holistic-allopathic healthcare model as a whole-listic children’s hospital.


The Biopsychosocial model systematically considers biological, psychological, and social factors and their complex interactions in understanding health, illness, and health care delivery. The psychological component of the biopsychosocial model seeks to find a psychological foundation for a particular symptom or array of symptoms. (e.g., impulsivity, irritability, overwhelming sadness, etc). Clinicians often observe patients’ presentation with "diffused" like symptoms making it difficult to differentiate symptoms and disease patterns which could fit physical and/or mental categories. Research suggests the integrative view of psychological, behavioral, physical and mentalization concepts to understand the patient. This article proposes a root-cause diagnosis & solutions based approach to the assessment and treatment(s) of behavioral and physical related health challenges in children. A twelve step approach with a lifestyle prescription® for the children and the parents as a patient-centered approach with collaborative care.


Daniel Young has completed his PhD at Bristol University UK. He worked as a registered social worker for more than 15 years in Hong Kong. He has worked as an Assistant Professor at Department of Social Work Hong Kong Baptist University since 2012, and has developed his expertise both in research and practice in mental health counseling. He is the program director of Master of Social Science in Counseling Hong Kong Baptist University. His research interest is on mental health counseling, dementia care, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.   He has published 20 articles at local and international refereed journals.


Purpose: This research study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a cognitive stimulation group on improving the cognitive ability of Chinese people with major neurocognitive disorder (PwND).

Research methods: By adopting randomized waitlist controlled trial, 89 Chinese PwND were randomly assigned to either a treatment group or the waitlist control group. The treatment group received a 14-session structured cognitive stimulation group which aimed at improving cognitive ability of participants through group activities. The waitlist control group received treatment as usual at the initial stage and received the same 14-session cognitive stimulation group at a later stage. The Chinese Mattis Dementia Rating Scale (CDRS) and Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) (Chinese)  were used to the assess the cognitive ability of PwND at the pre- and post- treatment periods by a research assistant who was blind to the group assignment of the participants.

Results:  The treatment group (n=59) and waitlist control group (n=30) did not differ significantly in all demographic variables. Overall speaking, participants had a mean MMSE score of 21.08 (SD=2.40). The paired sample t-test indicated that the treatment group showed improvement in their CDRS score significantly (t=5.87, p<.01), while the waitlist control group did not. Moreover, independent t-test demonstrated that the treatment group was significantly more effective than the waitlist control group in improving the CDRS score (t=4.60, p<.01).

Conclusion: This present study provides evidences to support the feasibility and effectiveness of the cognitive stimulation group on improving the cognitive ability of PwND