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Event Name

Alternative and Complementary Therapies - Myths and Facts
For: General public, Professionals
Provided by: Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

Date and Time

Fri Jun 10, 2011 (This event is over)
8:30am to 4:00pm


1145 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 7K4

Event Description

Description of the Day:

Learn the most current evidence for the efficacy of certain alternative and complementary therapies.

Come and learn about:
1) The most commonly used alternative treatments.
2) The extensive quackery that passes as alternative treatment.
3) The effectiveness of dietary intervention in the pursuit of health.

Joe Schwarcz is Director of McGill University’s "Office for Science and Society". He is well known for his informative and entertaining public lectures on topics ranging from the chemistry of love to the science of aging.

Professor Schwarcz has received numerous awards for teaching chemistry and for interpreting science for the public and is the only non-American ever to win the American Chemical Society’s prestigious Grady-Stack Award for demystifying chemistry.

Professor Schwarcz hosts "The Dr. Joe Show" on Montreal's CJAD and has appeared hundreds of times on The Discovery Channel, CTV, CBC, TV Ontario and Global Television. Dr. Schwarcz also writes a newspaper column entitled "The Right Chemistry" and has authored a number of books, "Radar, Hula Hoops and Playful Pigs," "The Genie in the Bottle," "That's The Way The Cookie Crumbles," "Dr. Joe And What You Didn’t Know," "The Fly In The Ointment" "Let Them Eat Flax" "An Apple A Day," "Brain Fuel," "Science, Sense and Nonsense" and "Dr. Joe’s Brain Sparks," all of which have made it on to the best seller list. He is also an amateur conjurer and often spices up his presentations with a little magic.

Dr. Schwarcz has been awarded the 2010 "Montreal Medal" which is the Canadian Chemical Institute’s premier prize recognizing lifetime contributions to chemistry in Canada.

More Info

613-722-6521 x6570


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