Industry Events

Here, you will find information on professional and public events run by the NHAA Industry partners. This section is updated regularly with new events.

Rewiring Depression and the Treatment-Prevalence Paradox

Thursday, 9th June 2022, 12pm – 12:30pm (AEST)

Lunch and Learn

Organiser: BioMedica
Presenters: Chantelle van der Weyden BPsych (Hons), AdvDip(Nat), AdvDip(NutMed)
Cost: Complimentary Lunch and Learn
Duration: 30 minutes

It is widely believed that treatment for depression has both significantly improved and become considerably more accessible since the 1980’s coinciding with the medicalisation of psychiatric disorders. Interestingly, with this increase in treatment availability, we have not seen a commensurate reduction in the prevalence of depression, thus creating the treatment-prevalence paradox. In this complimentary lunch and learn, practitioners will be introduced to the treatment-prevalence paradox and the urgent need for more efficacious treatment options, while enhancing their understanding of the role of the natural medicine practitioner in the support and treatment of depression.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • An introduction to the treatment-prevalence paradox, and the need for more efficacious treatment options for depression.
  • An update on the pathophysiological underpinnings of depression.
  • An overview of key natural medicine ingredients, specifically herbal and psychobiotic compounds and their clinical efficacy in the treatment of depression
  • A broader understanding of the opportunity and role complementary medicine has in supporting patients with depression.

BioMedica Mental Health Summit: Empowering practitioners to deliver enhanced person-centred care

Friday, 22nd July: 1pm – 5:25pm
Saturday, 23rd July: 12pm – 5:30pm

Virtual Summit

Organiser: BioMedica

  • Chandrika Gibson
  • Daniel Baden
  • Despina Kamper
  • Jules Galloway
  • Kobie Allison
  • Lucie Lingrand

Cost: (AUD incl GST)

  • $99 Super Early bird – Closes midnight 16 May, 2022 (AEST).
  • $129 Early bird – Closes midnight 13 June, 2022 (AEST).
  • $149 standard ticket – Closes close of business 21 July, 2022 (AEST) or if sold out prior.

Duration: 2 days

The BioMedica Mental Health Summit 2022, brings together esteemed clinicians and speakers in the fields of mental health and natural medicine. The incidence of psychological distress worldwide continues to rise, as does the rate of practitioner burnout. There is an urgent need to understand and adopt a person-centred approach to mental healthcare that ultimately allows both patient and practitioner to thrive. During the Summit, practitioners will be encouraged, equipped and empowered to facilitate the complex journey of mental healthcare. Practitioners will be brought up to date with the latest, evidence-based holistic strategies for managing common mental health conditions. Embedded within the 2-day event are practical self-care strategies which will enable delegates to maintain a healthy mindset and sustainable practise, and to deliver the best clinical outcomes for their patients.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Practical clinical insights from leading clinicians specialising in various and dynamic aspects of mental health care, which can be immediately integrated into your clinical practice
  • Increased confidence in delivering effective person-centred clinical interventions for patients at various stages of their mental health journey
  • Practitioner self-care strategies to build resilience and a sustainable clinical practise
  • An appreciation of the complexities of holistic treatment priorities in mood disorders
  • An opportunity to network within an intuitive and interactive online hub.

Metagenics Institute Congress

26-28 August 2022


Organiser: Metagenics
Dr Eamonn Quigley, Dr Datis Kharrazian, Dr  Annalouise O’Conner,
Dr Jill Schofield, Dr Robert Naviaux, Dr Daniele Piomelli…
Plus more to be announced!
When: 26-28 August 2022
Super Early Bird (30 August- 31 December 2021)
Live Event- $695
Virtual Stream- $295
Early Bird (1 January- 28 February 2022)
Live Event- $850
Virtual Stream- $360
Standard ticket (1 March- 12 August 2022)
Live Event- $990
Virtual Stream- $455
Duration: 3 days 

Pain and Autoimmunity- Novel Treatment Pathways for Lifelong Conditions

There is no cure for autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, endometriosis and inflammatory bowel disease, and the reason they develop is still shrouded in mystery, leaving many patients feeling defeated, as if their body has betrayed them. Plagued with chronic pain, emotional trauma, a loss of identity and lack of understanding from those around them, patients see an average of six doctors before they even reach a diagnosis. Many turn to Natural Medicine Practitioners for answers.

Affecting up to 12% of the population, autoimmune conditions are considered one of the most significant chronic health problems we face. Concerningly, and for no clear reason, there has been a steady rise in the incidence of these conditions in the industrialised world. 

What causes the body to turn against itself?

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Explore how Natural Health Practitioners can harness the power of the vagus nerve and the cannabinoid system to offer patients relief from chronic pain and inflammatory conditions. 
  • Understand how abnormal persistence of the cell danger response plays a role in autoimmune conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, and why supporting mitochondrial health is an integral treatment strategy.
  • Delve into the relationship between chronic infections immune dysregulation, and chronic inflammation.