George Brown College’s Annual “Health in the City” Event

Alternative medicine in patient care

According to a report produced by the Fraser Institute, 54 per cent of Canadians used alternative medicine in 2005/2006, and 76 per cent of Canadians agreed that conventional medicine does not have all of the answers to health problems. Given these statistics, health care providers, educators and patients need to be aware of the effects alternative medicines have on patient health, as well as how to maximize patient safety and benefits.

The role alternative medicine plays in patient care is the focus of George Brown Colleges fourth annual Health in the City event, taking place on Wednesday, November 21, 2007.

This years event, themed Health & Wellness Bringing It All Together, will showcase a diverse group of speakers discussing the increasing role alternative medicine plays in patient treatment and prevention. It will feature a keynote address from Heather Boon, Assistant Professor with the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Toronto and a panel discussion that includes renowned experts in the field, educators and a patient:

Dr. Xiaolan Zhao, physician in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Silvano Mior, chiropractor, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Sue Phillips, Professor, Collaborative Nursing Degree Program at George Brown College

Ron Rosenes, HIV patient and consumer activist

The special guest moderator will be Christina Cherneskey, host of CFRBs The Health Show. This years forum runs from 4 6 p.m. at 290 Adelaide Street East.