LOW CARB HEALTHY FAT (LCHF): USE FOOD TO CONTROL YOUR BIOLOGY AND IMPROVE YOUR PATIENTS' HEALTH 9 am-12 pm Bay Room, Westin Harbour Castle COST: $40 + HST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 60
Introduction to LCHF and the basis for using food as medicine
Science and basics of lower carb nutrition
Implementing low carb therapeutic nutrition with your patients
Dr. Larisa Eibisch
Dr. Carol Loffelmann, Dr. Barbra Allen Bradshaw
Dr. Christa Mindrum, Dr. Michelle Klassen
EMPOWERING YOURSELF THROUGH SELF-DIRECTED INVESTING 10-11:30 am Queen's Quay I & II, Westin Harbour Castle COST: FREE (Event Sponsored by MD Management) NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 60
Research shows that women have unique tendencies when it comes to investing. In this workshop, you will learn how self-directed investing can empower female investors by increasing your investment knowledge and providing greater control of your financial outcomes.
This interactive and informative session will include hands-on trading examples as well as personal experiences shared from self-directed investors.
Regardless of life stage or investment preferences, you will walk away with a sense of confidence and renewed interest in achieving their financial goals.
THE JOY OF WRITING WITH MELISSA YUAN-INNES 9-11 am Richmond Room, Westin Harbour Castle COST: $120 + HST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 28
Give yourself a happy ending, or at least a happy beginning and a middle. Join Melissa Yuan-Innes, award-winning writer, for a first hour of writing exercises to unlock your creativity and free your soul, and a second hour of writing exercises to advance character, emotion, and setting. This is a space for kindness, catharsis, and laughter as well as gentle suggestions if you so choose. All stories are welcome. Sharing will be voluntary.
JUNE 6TH: AFTERNOON SESSIONS
JOANNA FABER’S HOW TO TALK SO LITTLE KIDS WILL LISTEN 1-4:30 pm Queen's Quay 1 & 2, Westin Harbour Castle COST: $200 + HST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 80
Spend 3.5 hours with internationally renowned parenting expert, Joanna Faber in this fun, interactive workshop. Joanna lectures on communication skills around the country, from Columbia Teacher’s College in New York, to the Marion County Children and Family Department in Oregon, and conducts workshops based on her mother’s work and her own experiences as a parent and educator. These workshops have enabled many parents and teachers to have less stressful, more joyful relationships with children. Her own book, entitled "How To Talk So LITTLE Kids Will Listen" was just released by Simon and Schuster in January of 2017.
GRAND CAKE CHALLENGE: CAKE DECORATING WORKSHOP BY LE DOLCI BAKE SHOP 1-3 pm Bay Room, Westin Harbour Castle COST: $150 + HST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 36
The Grand Cake Challenge is 2 hours of friendly competition, where you and your female physician colleagues will split up into teams of 4 to 6 people, come up with a team name and agree on a “theme” for your creation, which will be judged by your host! Teams are given all the tools and supplies required (slab cake, cookie cutter shapes, buttercream and fondant) to design, build and decorate a cake masterpiece. Prizes are awarded for creativity, teamwork and execution. Bonus: Each guest will take home half a dozen assorted cupcakes.
There is now a large body of evidence showing the numerous benefits to clinicians and patients of medicine practiced with narrative competence. In this 3 hour workshop we will explore how creative writing can inform the practice of narrative medicine. Together we will explore the co-creation of the beautiful and complex stories we carry as women physicians.
The first half will be spent writing creatively with the aid of writing prompts and exercises created by the experienced team of writers and facilitators at Firefly Creative Writing. The second half will focus on how creative writing and narrative medicine intersect, and the application of this intersection to our clinical and teaching encounters.
There will be ample opportunity for participants to experience being both the story-teller and the story-listener in a safe and welcoming environment.
No previous writing or narrative medicine experience is necessary!
EMPOWER, LEAD, DEFEND: A SELF-DEFENCE COURSE WITH MARTIAL SMARTS 2-4 pm Wellington Room, Westin Harbour Castle COST: $50 + HST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 50
Dr. Ryhana Dawood is a strong advocate for women's health. As a family physician and a black belt in Shotokan Karate and ITF Taekwondo, she has worked with thousands of women, children and the elderly across the GTA and overseas leading self-defense workshops. Ryhana has been an instructor with UMMA Martial Arts for over 10 years and is the founder of Martial Smarts, a non-profit organization aimed towards improving physical health and wellness through the martial arts.