Town Hall Medicine is a partnership between the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Genuine Health, a science based natural health company – who share the common vision that knowledge is power.
At Town Hall Medicine, we believe that through access to credible science-backed information, you can have the knowledge you need to take steps to live a healthier life. To give you that knowledge, we have secured top scientists, researchers, clinicians and thought leaders from around the world – the best of the best from such respected institutions as Harvard, UCLA, University of Western Australia, University of British Columbia and University of Toronto – to share their research findings directly with you. These experts are highly respected in their fields and are doing work that is changing how we think about our health. Our goal is to elevate the conversation on current health topics by providing information that is accurate, credible, proven and trusted.
We hope you will be inspired to join us on this educational journey to better health.
Heather Boon, BScPhm, PhD is a Professor and the Dean for the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. She is the Chair of IN-CAM (the Canadian Interdisciplinary Network for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research) and is the Past-President of the International Society of Complementary Medicine Research. She served as the Chair of Health Canada’s Expert Advisory Committee for Natural Health Products from 2006-2009. Her primary research interests are the safety and efficacy of natural health products as well as complementary/alternative medicine regulation and policy issues. She is the author of a textbook on natural health products and over 150 academic publications.
At the heart of what drives Stewart’s ongoing work is his commitment to original research, validation of formulas and credibility within the natural health industry. The most important thing is that the products he puts out make a difference in the lives of consumers, a value that extends back to his days at Supplements Plus where he witnessed first-hand the dichotomy of some people using natural products for curiosity, and others depending on them for survival. Products that genuinely help people is the cornerstone of what Stewart and Genuine Health stands for.
With longstanding experience and interest in integrative medicine, Tracey knows it isn’t always easy to separate truth from alternative facts and fads in modern healthcare. Her passion for learning along with her personal curiosity makes Tracey the natural choice to host this summit. Tracey’s thoughtful and engaging style brings out the best in leading scientists as they discuss the promises and pitfalls of microbiome science.