Frequently Asked Questions

Will continuing Education Credits Be available?2018-10-22T16:00:07+00:00

6 CEUs/PDAs are available each day of the Symposium and Pre-Symposium. From March 15-17, you also have the option to join us for morning Qigong, where you can earn 1 extra CEU per day. If you attend all four days, including morning Qigong, you can earn a maximum of 27* CEUs.

Eastern Currents will be applying for NCCAOM, California, and IVAS approval for COMS 2019.

If you require IVAS-approved CEUs, you are eligible to earn a maximum of 23 CEUs if you attend a pre-symposium event and select presentations during the 3-day event. Please note, that Qigong, Andrew Sterman’s afternoon lecture, and Josephine Spilka’s presentations are not eligible for IVAS-approved CEUs.

Please note to receive CEUs/PDAs you MUST sign in and out for every session you attend. Digital CEU certificates will be available in your online learning account after you complete the feedback survey. Certificates are typically available 3-5 days after COMS.

I’m a Naturopathic Doctor. Is COMS approved for CE Credits by the CNPBC?2017-11-01T16:36:04+00:00

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.

Am I allowed to film or record any of the lectures?2017-10-30T22:19:36+00:00

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.

Can I place an order for product at the Symposium?2017-10-30T22:20:58+00:00

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.

What if I need to cancel my registration?2018-09-26T20:57:43+00:00

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

If you cancel your registration between February 1-28, 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.

How far away is the hotel from the airport?2017-10-30T22:23:57+00:00

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.

Is parking available at the hotel?2017-10-30T22:26:29+00:00

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.

Are meals provided at COMS?2017-10-30T22:27:06+00:00

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

What is the weather like in March in Vancouver?2014-09-10T18:22:53+00:00

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.

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?2017-10-30T22:27:47+00:00

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?