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Award Presentation and Tribute to Dr. Abram Hoffer

Live Online Event – October 26, 2020, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT


Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD, (1917 – 2009), was an innovative, pioneering scientist and psychiatrist who developed the first evidence-based nutritional treatments to support recovery for patients with mental illness.


The biennial award, administered by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) with support from the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine (ISOM), serves as a tribute to Dr. Hoffer’s decades-long career and his contributions as a psychiatrist and clinician researcher.

Eligible papers were required to focus on an aspect of orthomolecular treatment in the provision of patient care according to the submission guidelines. Authors of the winning paper will receive a $1,500 prize, and will be featured at the Abram Hoffer Lecture Series online event. The winning paper will be published in Volume 32, Number 2, of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine.

The 2020 Review Panel was comprised of: John Hoffer, MD, PhD (Professor, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University); Steven Carter (Director, International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine); Jonathan Prousky, ND (Professor and Chief Naturopathic Medical Officer, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine); and Bob Bernhardt, PhD (President and CEO, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine).


Program Schedule

  • Opening remarks by Bob Bernhardt – President and CEO, CCNM
  • Tribute to Dr. Abram Hoffer by Steven Carter – Director, ISOM
  • Presentation by winners of the Dr. Abram Hoffer Lecture Series Award