Sofitel Brisbane Central

Audio files and notes of presentations

ORDER FORM [Early Bird - up to 30 April 2017]


The NHAA International Conference on Herbal Medicine is a hugely popular event held every second year. this premier event attracts international and national delegates including Western herbal medicine, naturopathic, integrative medicine and allied health practitioners, students, nurses, researchers and academics. 

Our 10th such conference is to be held at the lovely Sofitel in the beautiful city of Brisbane.

The theme for this conference is Innovation, Integration & Inspiration and how these apply to herbal medicine and naturopathy in the management of chronic conditions that align with Australia's National Health Priority Areas: cancer, cardiovascular health, mental health, diabetes mellitus, asthma, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, obesity, and dementia.


We are pleased to announce that registration for the 10th NHAA International Conference on Herbal Medicine is now open.

Please note the following dates apply:

Early Bird - register and pay by 05 December 2016
- register and pay between 06 December 2016 and 13 March 2017
- register and pay between 14 March 2017 and the Conference

All prices are in AUD and include GST of 10%

NHAA pricing table

Please click here to view all pricing and inclusions. 

IC15 Fellows


Once again we will be incorporating the NHAA Awards of Excellence into the Industry Profession Dinner on the Saturday night. An unqualified success at our 2015 conference, this night will recognise those who inspire and excell and give everyone a chance to network, celebrate with old friends and new ones and dance into the small hours!  

IC15 Awards dinner 2



Sofitel Brisbane Central
249 Turbot Street
Brisbane, Queensland
To view the location on google maps please click here.

Sofitel inside viewWith its exceptional location in the heart of the city, Sofitel Brisbane Central offers access to many of Brisbane's finest attractions. Guests staying at this spectacular Brisbane hotel have Central Station on their doorstep, allowing them to explore the city, and access its surrounding suburbs and Brisbane Airport. Guests are within easy reach of many of Brisbane's excellent restaurants, bars, cafés and shops, as well as attractions such as the Botanic Gardens, Treasury Casino and Suncorp Stadium.

Sofitel roomWe are holding superior rooms at a specially negotiated conference rate for delegates.  You will be able to book your accommodation through the online registration form.Superior Room - $240 per night room only (breakfast is available at $20 per person per day)
32 sqm newly refurbished modern rooms. Sofitel MyBed, Wi-Fi internet access, flatscreen TV, classic marble bathroom and French amenitites, access to SoFit Gym, workdesk, minibar, rollaway/cot allowed

Speakers and Program

As always our program will run over a packed three days and there will be something for everyone.

IC15 Crowd shot

We have finalised our keynote speakers; Tabatha Parker ND, Dugald Seely ND MSc and Justin Sinclair BHSc Nat. Plus you can expect the usual wealth of other international and national speakers inspiring and challenging you with topics from traditional to cutting edge, research and clinical, discussions and workshops.

Our thanks are extended to the Program Committee who have compiled one of the best programs in the history of our international conferences.

Program Committee; Dr Amie Steel (Chair), Dr Matthew Leach, Dr Jon Wardle, Dr Sue Evans, Ian Breakspear and Dr Erica McIntyre.


Call for Abstracts

We invite authors to submit abstracts for presentations that align with the event themes of Innovation, Integration and Inspiration and the application of this to chronic health conditions including cancer, cardiovascular health, mental health, diabetes mellitus, asthma, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, obesity and dementia. Abstracts must align with one of the following sub-themes:

  • Clinical: Innovative complementary and integrative approaches to chronic health conditions in clinical practice.
  • Herbal Medicine Manufacture: Innovative and inspirational approaches to herbal medicine manufacturing in a challenging modern clinical environment.
  • Business and Practice Management: Innovative, inspirational and integrative approaches to business and employment opportunities for naturopathic and herbal medicine practitioners, including working collaboratively with allied and primary health practitioners.
  • Research: Innovative and inspirational research relevant to the broad field of herbal medicine, such as efficacy and effectiveness, clinical practice, health services, health behaviour and education.
  • Education: Innovative and inspirational approaches to the field of education of herbal and naturopathic medicine, including both undergraduate and postgraduate education.
  • Public health and policy: Innovative and inspirational approaches to public health, regulation and policy issues facing naturopathy and herbal medicine in a contemporary health systemPlenary, concurrent sessions, workshops and posters will be considered that are consistent with the themes outlined. 

We are particularly interested in presentations that can provide practical application for herbalists, naturopaths, and health practitioners using herbal medicine.

We are also looking for submissions for workshops – interactive sessions designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of participants facilitated by topic experts. 

Main Abstract Submission - Key Dates: Submissions open: 14 August 2016     Submissions close: 23 September 2016

Late-Breaking Abstract Submission - Key Dates: Submissions open: 2 January 2017    Submissions close: 13 January 2017

Workshop Submission - Key Dates: Submissions open: 26 September 2016    Submissions close: 10 October 2016

For all the details on types of presentations, submission guidelines, templates and to submit your abstract online, click here.  


IC15 sponsor areaWe have a great range of opportunites available and look forward to welcoming old friends and new!  

Read the Introduction: Details about the NHAA and the conference in general and an overview of sponsorship opportunities.  

See the Exhibition and Layout Map.

Exhibition opportunities NB: Exhibition Naming Rights have been SOLD.

Major Sponsorship opportunities  All SOLD 

Ancillary Sponsorship opportunities. Please see the list below for opportunites that have been sold:

Social Program (functions)

  • Welcome Reception SOLD
  • Faculty Dinner
  • VIP Breakfast SOLD
  • Industry Profession Dinner


  • Lucky Door Prize SOLD
  • Passport Prize SOLD
  • Notable Contributions to Herbal Medicine  SOLD
  • Notable Contributions to Naturopathy SOLD
  • Notable Contributions to Herbal Medicine Education SOLD
  • Early career Research in Herbal Medicine SOLD
  • Student of the Year SOLD
  • AJHM Article of the Year SOLD

Product Promotion

  • Kava

Mobile App

Technology SOLD


  • Day 1 Morning Tea / Lunch SOLD / Afternoon Tea
  • Day 2 Morning Tea / Lunch SOLD / Afternoon Tea

Pocket Program

Satchel  SOLD

Name Badge & Lanyard  SOLD

Stationery  SOLD

Sessions Program

  • Plenary
  • Concurrent

International Speaker

Satchel Insert

Pocket Program Advertising

  • Double Page Centre Spread
  • Full Page
  • Half Page
  • Inside Front Cover
  • Inside Back Cover
  • Outside Back Cover