Tele-practice in the Post-pandemic Era

Posted On: July 21, 2023

The emergence of tele- and virtual practice has remained a constant from the initial days of the COVID-19 pandemic to the present. Online-based healthcare services were soon cemented as an integral component of the healthcare world, due to necessity and the preferences of both practitioners and their patients. This session will focus on the issues in this growing area, and will answer questions such as “where can you practice?” and “do you need to be registered?”, or “when can you treat virtually and when must an in-person appointment be required?”

Session Details

Date: Friday October 20, 2023
Time: 10AM – 11AM EDT
CEs: 1 Category A (Jurisprudence)[1]
Format: Live Webinar
Advance Registration: Closed

[1] Pending approval of the Quality Assurance Committee


Dr. Adam Gratton,  ND

Dr. Adam Gratton, ND, completed his naturopathic medical studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 2008 after obtaining his Specialist Bachelor of Science degree in Toxicology at the University of Toronto. Following his naturopathic medical studies, he completed a two-year residency at the CCNM followed by a Master of Science degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology at Michigan State University.

Adam is an associate professor at CCNM since 2010 where he coordinates and teaches courses related to evidence-based medicine and pharmacology. He is also actively involved in numerous collaborative research projects. Adam has a keen research and clinical interest in naturopathic approaches to patients with skin conditions.

In addition to his private practice, Adam is actively involved with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, the provincial regulatory body for naturopathic doctors.

Dr. Mary-Ellen McKenna, ND (Retired), Manager, Professional Practice

Dr. Mary-Ellen McKenna, ND (Retired), serves as the College’s Manager of Professional Practice, which provides guidance to Registrants, stakeholders and the public on the regulations and standards of the profession, and oversees the Inspection Program and the Peer and Practice Assessment Program. Prior to working with the College, Mary-Ellen served on the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy and the Transitional Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

Mary-Ellen graduated from the CCNM in 1994. As a naturopath, she has worked in her own clinic, taught at the CCNM and supervised fourth- year interns in clinic. Before her naturopathic career, Mary-Ellen received a B.Sc. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Western Ontario and worked in the pharmaceutical industry.

About the Regulatory Education Program

The Regulatory Education Program provides Registrants as well as members of the public access to free virtual educational programming that is focused directly on key regulatory concepts and rules. It is intended to allow Registrants and the public to learn more about the regulatory framework which governs NDs in Ontario and to help NDs not only comply, but to avoid potential issues that present a risk of harm to the public.

Unable to Attend?

All Regulatory Education Program events will be made available for streaming within 30 days of the event delivery. Check the College’s website for more details.

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