An enjoyable and interactive way to catch up with colleagues and discuss important clinically-relevant topics.

About RRS Education Seminars

IMPORTANT: In order to access all information in the Seminars section or register for seminars you must have a personal site membership account. Set one up by clicking on the Login tab at the top of every page, choose 'Create an account' and proceed.

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RRS Seminars combine entertaining and informative presentations with great food in a relaxed, conversational environment. They are a great way to get out of your office, network with colleagues and catch up on important clinical information that can enhance your practice!

RRS Seminars provide manual medicine practitioners in all disciplines (chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathy etc.) with comprehensive, up-to-date, clinically relevant information designed to enhance and improve clinical practice and patient care.

Our seminar content seamlessly integrates the latest and highest quality scientific literature with real-life clinical application. Dr. Thistle emphasizes and promotes a balanced blend of patient preference, clinician experience and rational integration of contemporary evidence into daily practice...a true evidence-informed approach! Through integration of the latest content from the Research Reviews, seminar attendees receive contemporary, concise, leading-edge, clinically-applicable course material.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation is possible up to 14 days before the seminar date, with a $100 administrative fee applied.

Dr. Shawn Thistle - Founder & CEO RRS Education
Dr. Shawn Thistle B. Kin. (Hons.), DC, Medical Acupuncture, ART®, C.S.C.S, F.R.®
Dr. Thistle is the Founder and CEO of RRS Education. The Seminar division was previously known as The Epicurean Scholar.  All seminars are developed and presented by Dr. Thistle.

Shawn graduated (magna cum laude) from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto (2004) and holds an Honours Degree (summa cum laude) in Kinesiology from McMaster University. He is also certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture through McMaster University and is a Certified Active Release Techniques® Soft Tissue Treatment provider as well as a Certified Instructor in Functional Range Release® which addresses specificity of palpation and manual treatment and rehabilitation of myofascial structures. As a complement to his manual medicine and acupuncture training, Shawn is also certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association NSCA-USA.

He has been interviewed by television news programs related to health and fitness issues and also writes for a number of print and online publications.

Currently an Associate Clinic Director of SHAPE Health and Wellness Centres in Toronto and a lecturer in the Dept. of Orthopedics at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (Toronto), he is also founder, editor and a contributing writer for RRS Education Research Reviews and RRSEducation Online Continuing Education Courses.

Shawn combines experience from his unique blend of clinical practice as a chiropractor and a strength-conditioning specialist with his  lecturing experience and entrepreneurial business acumen to provide passionate, high-energy presentations to Chiropractic / Manual Medicine / Manipulative Physical Therapy / Sport Therapy organizations, colleges and groups interested in learning about health and fitness.
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Katie Thistle BSc, RHN (Registered Holistic Nutritionist)Katie Thistle BSc, RHN (Registered Holistic Nutritionist)
Seminar Co-ordinator & Registrar
As the event coordinator for RRS Education, Katie loves to organize seminars and events that are comfortable, memorable and enjoyable. She brings her passion for delicious and healthy food to each event, choosing menus that add a notable touch to each day. As a self-professed type A, she enjoys working alongside Shawn to ensure each event runs smoothly and everyone is well taken care of!

Katie is a graduate of Ryerson University, with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition and Food. After completing this program, she felt there was more to learn about total-body nutrition and decided to earn her Holistic Nutrition Certification at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Toronto, becoming a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN).