Lectures, Workshops and EventsPacific Rim College is pleased to offer, host and support various public-oriented events in Natural Health including topics such as Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Phytotherapy, Holistic Nutrition and Integrative Medicine. Please see below for information on our current professional Continuing Education activities.
For details about our multi-week Continuing Education courses intended for the general public, please visit Continuing Education.
Materia Medica of Local Plantswith Robert Rogers, May 2014
This course will be an in depth journey into 20 important plant medicines of western Canada. It will encompass traditional First Nation usage, as well as modern herbal and scientific validation of local flora not covered in most herbal schools. Examples of clinical application will be presented and discussed. Included will be the use of plants from traditions of homeopathy, aromatherapy, flower essences, gemmotherapy, spiritual properties, astrological correspondences and personality traits. Information on proper identification, preparation, dosage, herbal-drug interactions and other contraindications will be shared.
Robert Dale Rogers has been a student of native plants and fungi from the Canadian prairies for over 40 years. He is a retired clinical herbalist, mycologist, and professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.
He was recently nominated a Fellow of the International College of Nutrition. Robert is the author of seven volumes of native and cultivated plants, called Sundew, Moonwort - Medicinal Plants of the Prairies and is also the author of Fungal Pharmacy, Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada.
He has written Rogers' Herbal Manual that accompanies a 7 volume DVD series with Mors Kochanski on edible and medicinal plants of the Boreal Forest, and co-authored Herbal Drug Interactions, a publication of Capital Health and the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
Robert teaches plant medicine at Grant MacEwan University, and the Northern Star College of Mystical Studies in Edmonton at www.northernstarcollege.com. The Fungal Pharmacy, Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada, published in 2006 has proven very popular with mycophiles across the region. He is Assistant clinical professor in family medicine at U of Alberta and is working on diabetes, native peoples and indigenous medicinal plants.
Robert is a consultant to the herbal, mycological and nutraceutical industries, and is past Chairman of the Alberta Natural Health Agricultural Network and Capital Health Community Health Council. He is currently vice president of the Alberta Mycological Society, chair of the Medicinal Mushroom Committee of the North American Mycological Association, and member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
He lives in Edmonton, Alberta Canada with his beautiful wife, Laurie. You may contact him directly at email@example.com.
May 17-18, 2014, 9am-5pm (Registration now open)
Regular - $300 (Early Bird - $285, until March 15)
Students* - $275 (Early Bird - $250, until March 15)
PRC Alumni - $285 (Early Bird - $265, until March 15)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop.
To register, please phone toll-free 1-866-890-6082 or email the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.
For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.
Materia Medica of Local Plants
May 17-18, 2014
Chinese Pulse Diagnosis
May 24-25, 2014
The Art of Distillation and Hydrosol Therapy
June 14-15, 2014
An Integrated Approach to the Diagnosis and Acupuncture Treatment of Painful Musculoskeletal Disorders
September 6-7, 2014
Adventures in the Hidden Dimensions of Healing
September 27-28, 2014
Sally Fallon Morell
October 4-5, 2014
Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada
November 1-2, 2014
Dr. Martha Lucas
The Art of Healing Women using TCM
November 8-9, 2014
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