October 13-14, 2017 | Richmond Hill, Ontario

Content Reviewers and Consultants

Save the date for the Integrative Healthcare Symposium Canada taking place on October 13-14, 2017.

Below is information about the 2016 event. Updates for the 2017 event will be added as information becomes available.


The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) content reviewers and consultants for the educational portions of this program will include the following physicians:


Borins_MelMel Borins, MD

A practicing family physician, author, musician and transformational trainer, Dr. Mel Borins is guaranteed to bring insight, joy and laughter to his audiences worldwide. As a leading expert in health and wellness, he uses a fun-loving approach and offers a fresh perspective to the often serious subjects of health and stress management. Dr. Borins delivers a humorous and interactive presentation approaching wellness by addressing the whole person, involving body, mind and spirit. He treats his audiences with a prescription for psychosocial, spiritual and somatic medicine that results in motivation, inspiration and action. Not your average, M.D., this Physician advocates “pronoia” as an integral part of health promotion, along with alternative medicines and holistic healing. Borins is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Medicine and a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He is widely respected by medical and non-medical audiences alike, and a sought after advisor to international media on the topics of stress management, laughter, grief, travel, health, alternative and complementary medicine.




Zahra Bardai holds appointments as a Lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and as an Assistant Clinical Professor (adjunct) in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. She has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals as well as patient education publications and local media. She has spent over 15 years teaching and developing medical educational materials at all levels of medical training and in continuing medical education. She has presented locally, nationally and internationally on medical yoga therapeutics and issues pertaining to continuing medical education. She is passionate about promoting health literacy and integrating continuing medical education into clinical practice. She is a family physician currently practicing in Woodbridge, ON.



Robert Charles Woodland, MD

Dr. Woodland currently practices at Major’s Path Family Practice in St. John’s Newfoundland & Labrador.

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