Is COMS 2020 Still Happening?2020-03-13T15:59:05-07:00

COMS and Covid-19 Event Update – Please Read

Dear Attendee,

As you are aware, events are in extreme flux with the Corona Virus continuing to spread worldwide. With the World Health Organization’s recent announcement that the spread of COVID 19 is now considered to be Pandemic, we have determined that it is in the best interest for everyone to only offer streaming for Jeffrey Yuen and Whitfield Reaves.

For those registrants that are signed up for these events, instructions and information on logging into these events will be sent out early next week. The governing bodies have approved these events for streaming CEUs. Instead of live in-person CEUs for Jeffrey Yuen’s and Whitfield Reaves’ courses, you will receive live streaming CEUs

We, unfortunately, are canceling the live two-day workshop with Mazin Al Khafaji due to increasing travel restrictions and group gathering concerns. For those registered for the two days, you will be offered a credit in our online store for other e-learning courses or clinic supplies paired with 10% discount with your order. Alternatively, if you do not want to take advantage of the credit plus discount offer, we will refund you the full amount at your request.
For those of you who are signed up for the four days, you will be refunded the two-day portion of the Mazin Al-Khafaji workshop with the same options as listed above. You still will be able to participate in the streaming event with Jeffrey from the comfort of home.

With all the moving parts, we still look forward to delivering valuable insights from Jeffrey and Whitfield during their online broadcasts. We also look forward to re-scheduling Mazin at a future date here in Canada.

We thank you for your patience and understanding. We wish you all continued health and safety during these chaotic times.

Sincerely the EC team


Useful links:
Public Health Agency of Canada
BC Centre for Disease Control

My partner/spouse will be joining me in Vancouver. What are some sights they can check out during the day while I’m in class?2019-11-06T12:35:51-08:00

Your partner will thank you! Vancouver is beautiful in March, and they won’t run out of things to do during the day while you’re enjoying the Symposium.

Head over to Stanley Park where you can rent a bike or visit the Vancouver Aquarium. Stroll over to Granville Island and explore a wide selection of market stalls selling fresh food and flowers, or enjoy a meal in a waterfront cafe. Take a tour of the Vancouver Art Gallery and some of the many shops along Robson Street. To end the day, why not take a leisurely stroll along the Vancouver Seawall?

What is the weather like in March in Vancouver?2019-11-06T12:35:30-08:00

Spring will be springing! March in Vancouver is typically around 6-10 degrees Celsius. Your best bet is to pack clothes that allow you to layer them. Be sure to bring a sweater or fleece as air conditioning in hotels can be fickle! While we always hope for sun, it doesn’t hurt to pack a waterproof jacket and umbrella.

Are meals provided at COMS?2019-11-06T12:35:12-08:00

No, meals are not included in your registration fee. We do always ensure a healthy supply of herbal teas, coffee, and snacks.

Is parking available at the hotel?2019-11-06T12:34:55-08:00

Yes. Parking is available at the hotel for $21-$28/day on Monday & Friday, and $7/day on Saturday & Sunday. Please click here for more details on hotel parking rates.

How far away is the hotel from the airport?2019-11-06T12:34:33-08:00

The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront is approximately 30 minutes away from the airport, depending on traffic. Taxi fare will run you approximately $35-40, or if you have more time you can take the Canada Line (rapid rail line) to Waterfront Station, and either walk for 15 minutes along the Sea Wall, or hop into a taxi for a quick 5-minute ride to the hotel. For more information on getting from the airport to the hotel using public transit, please call 604-953-3333, or see our Location & Getting There page.

What if I need to cancel my registration?2019-11-06T12:33:50-08:00

COMS 2018 has a three-tier cancellation policy. If you have to cancel for any reason before January 31st, 2018, there is a full refund less a $50 administration fee.

If you cancel your registration between February 1-28, 2018, you will have 50% of your course fees refunded.

And finally, if you have to cancel after February 28th for any reason, there is no refund.

Can I place an order for product at the Symposium?2019-11-06T12:33:32-08:00

Yes! We will have a small store set up on-site with select items for you to browse and purchase. Keep your eyes peeled for weekend specials and some exciting new products!

If you place an order with us online or via the phone prior to the workshop, we can also arrange to have it ready for you to pick up at your seminar.

Am I allowed to film or record any of the lectures?2019-11-06T12:33:13-08:00

No, recording of any kind is not permitted at any COMS events. All registrants will receive a Symposium binder with full notes for every available course.

I’m a Naturopathic Doctor. Is COMS approved for CE Credits by the CNPBC?2019-11-06T12:32:51-08:00

COMS seminars meet the CNPBC criteria for Category “C” continuing education hours. For more information about the College’s Continuing Education Requirements, visit the College’s website.

Will continuing Education Credits Be available?2020-01-09T11:59:59-08:00

7 CEUs/PDAs are available per day from March 20-23. For each 2-day seminar that you attend, you are eligible for 14 CEUs/seminar. If you attend all four days you can get a maximum of 28 CEUs.

Eastern Currents will be applying for NCCAOM and California approval for COMS 2020.

Please note to receive CEUs/PDAs you MUST sign in and out for every session you attend. CEU Certificates are not sent by regular mail but they will be available for download approximately 3-5 days after the Symposium.