Public Presentations

As part of our commitment to accessibility and transparency, the Council of the College invites interested parties, whether an individual or group, to make a brief presentation to the Council.

The Council is always interested in any topic that expands their knowledge of the profession, governance, innovation and technology.

Presentations must be:

  • on a topic that is acceptable to the Council Chair in advance;
  • unrelated to any agenda item at the Council meeting on the day the presentation is heard;
  • unrelated to specific complaints or reports under investigation and not related to any disciplinary or fitness to practice matter before the Discipline or Fitness to Practice Committees;
  • intended to inform and provide education to the Council members on important profession and regulatory matters;
  • made by one individual on their own behalf or on behalf of an organization; and
  • limited to 20 minutes[1], although approved handouts are permitted.

Topics of Interest

The College has identified the following as topics of interest; however, these do not necessarily limit the topic that might be presented:

  • Advertising – How much the College should be policing the profession in its advertising.
  • Specialization – Any new information that addresses the concept of specialization within the profession.
  • Risk – Information about the inherent risk of harm in procedures and treatments provided to patients and potential mitigation approaches.
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging within the College – Collection and use of racialized data about Registrants as a means of identifying and reducing discrimination and racism, and impact on the profession.
  • Cultural sensitivity and inclusion within the profession – Whether the College should, and if so, what role, the College might play to encourage greater cultural sensitivity and inclusion within the practice of the profession.
  • Unauthorized practitioners – How much the College should be policing non-Registrants who promote themselves as NDs.
  • Educational activities – How much of a role should the College play in providing education to the profession and the public about standards and regulatory issues.

Request to present

If you would like to make a presentation to the Council, please complete this Request Form. Your request should be accompanied by a one-page summary of the presentation, including:

  • title,
  • description,
  • the name and contact information of the presenter,
  • your name and contact information (if someone else will be presenting), and
  • whether there will be any handouts.

If possible, please upload a copy of the presentation to assist in the evaluation. Requests will be reviewed and decided upon by the Council Chair and Chief Executive Officer.

Presentations take place at Council meetings held on the final Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November annually.

[1] Longer timeframes may be granted by the Council Chair depending on the topic and proposed format of the presentation.