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Speaker Bios


Gerda Hayden, PT

Gerda Hayden has been a licensed Physiotherapist for over 18 years and has practiced in Canada, the United Kingdom and South Africa. She currently practices at The WOMB (World of my Baby), a women’s wellness center in Burlington, Ontario. Gerda specializes in peri-partum care and has a special interest in menopausal health too. She sees women in person and is qualified to fit pessaries, she also continues to consult and treat patients across the world by video conference. With broad experience in all fields of physiotherapy and a specialized qualification in pelvic health physiotherapy, Gerda provides extensive knowledge to all her clients. She is also a mom to two boys and enjoy spending time outdoors.

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Dr. Zeynep Uraz, ND

Dr. Zeynep Uraz, ND is an Associate Professor at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she teaches Sexual and Reproductive Health and the Integrative Fertility Course. Her private practice is in an integrative setting on-site at Hannam Fertility Centre in Toronto, Ontario where she works with individuals and couples to support them with their family-building goals.

Zeynep has had a variety of speaking engagements on the topic of infertility including at the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society Annual Meeting and the national conference for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

She is a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, a professional member of Fertility Matters Canada. She has been the Chair of Canadian Infertility Awareness Week from 2017-19. Dr. Zeynep Uraz ND conducts research in fertility care and she has presented her research at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in 2019 in Vienna.

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Alissa Magwood, MSc

Alissa Magwood is currently the Scientific Advisor and Business Manager with Igenomix Canada. She has more than 20 years experience in genetics and genomics in both the public and private domains.  


Alissa received her Hons BSc in Biological Science and her MSc in Biotechnology from the University of Guelph and she is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications.


Alissa has found her passion in the field of reproductive health and fertility. Her goal is to share with both health-care providers and their patients, how genomics and genetics can aid in the improvement of outcomes.


Mary Wong BSc, R.TCMP, R.Ac

Bestselling author to Pathways To Pregnancy, acupuncturist, health and life strategist, Mary Wong is the founder and director of ALIVE Holistic Health, one of North America’s leading wellness clinics.

As a sought out international speaker, she has been featured on Talks At Google (Google’s version TED Talks), CityLine, CTV, and the Toronto Star.  Mary was appointed expert panel advisor to the Canadian government on infertility and adoption which led to IVF funding in Ontario. She has helped over ten thousand women and couples overcome fertility challenges. As a TCM practitioner and patient who struggled with infertility, Mary has made it her life’s mission to bring about change and improve

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Dr. Tracy Malone, ND

Dr. Tracy Malone ND merges conventional medical treatment with natural, preventative approaches to treat infertility. She addresses both the symptoms, as well the causes, of disease to help her patients achieve optimal reproductive health.

Dr. Malone has a unique clinical focus, providing a comprehensive approach to infertility treatment and hormonal disruption. By addressing the health and metabolism of intended parents before conception, she strives to improve the health of the pregnancy — and the future child.

The complex process of fertility treatment takes time. Dr. Malone ensures that her patients are using this time wisely by providing targeted treatment to ensure better egg and sperm quality. By improving her patients’ health, she supports the environment in which the egg matures and pregnancy occurs. In turn, this improves clinical success rates, reduces complications, and creates a healthier pregnancy.

She co-founded Conceive Health with Dr. Jennifer Fitzgerald. Their integrative clinical model provides a safe, transparent approach to your fertility treatment. Working collaboratively with your IVF doctor, Dr. Malone and team provide the most comprehensive reproductive care available.

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Dr Jaclyn Smeaton, ND

Dr. Jaclyn Smeaton ND is a licensed naturopathic physician dedicated to helping couples conceive naturally.  Her practice, Perfect Fertility, is dedicated to fertility, sexual health and family wellness.


Dr. Smeaton ND is a graduate of Bastyr University, an avid writer, and international speaker who has taught thousands of doctors the Perfect Fertility methods.  She is Immediate Past President of the both the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the NH Association of Naturopathic Doctors.  She's served on several boards including the American Herbal Products Association and many others.  

In addition to doctor, Dr. Smeaton's proudest role is of Mother, to a bustling houseful of children and slobbering dogs.  They enjoy any family time that includes cuddles, laughter, cooking, gardening, and travel!

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