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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.

Clinical Management of PCOS and Metabolic Health

From Monday 20 September to Monday 04 October 2021

On-Demand Webinar

Presented by: Angela Hywood
Organiser: MediHerb / Integria Healthcare
When: from Monday 20 September to Monday 04 October
Cost: Practitioners: $30.00 – Students: $24.00
Duration: 60 minutes 

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common reproductive endocrine disorders in women of reproductive age.

It causes significant distress and is a frequent cause of anovulatory infertility, long cycles, heavy periods and acne in women. PCOS also affects body image and emotional wellbeing, as well as substantially increasing a woman’s likelihood of metabolic abnormalities, predisposing them to insulin resistance, cardiovascular risk, dyslipidaemia, endothelial dysfunction and systemic inflammation.

Despite this, the aetiology of PCOS remains poorly understood and often receives either a delayed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis. Medical treatment options are limited, frequently leaving women dissatisfied and frustrated with their therapy. As a result, women regularly seek complementary and alternative medicine treatment to re-set PCOS and positively restore their menstrual cycle, metabolic health, mental wellbeing and fertility.

In this presentation Angela Hywood will explore the metabolic precursors affecting this condition, using current scientific understanding and its implications in reproductive health. Angela will also share her herbal and nutritional treatment approaches to PCOS, based on her extensive clinical experience in this crucial area of healthcare.

Meet the Master of Minerals – Nutritional Therapy & HTMA

Tuesday, September 28th 2021 – 7.30pm AEST

Webinar

Organiser: InterClinical Practitioners
Presenter: Dr David L. Watts PhD DC CCN DACBN FACEP
When: Tuesday 28th September – 7.30pm AEST
Cost: Free for InterClinical Practitioners 
Duration: 80 minutes 

One of the top biochemists in the USA and the co-founder and Director of  Research of Trace Elements Laboratories, Dr. Watts has been involved in clinical nutrition for over 50 years. His research has focused on the study of tissue mineral patterns found in human hair. He has reviewed in excess of 1,000,000 tissue mineral profiles and written over 50 scientific publications. A unique opportunity to listen to one of the world’s leading authoritative researchers and clinicians in the areas of tissue mineral analysis, essential minerals, vitamins and nutritional therapy.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Why HTMA is the foundation for a preventative care plan
  • Correcting mineral imbalances is key to wellbeing
  • Understanding biochemical individuality to identify treatment pathways
  • Mineral ratios – the crucial information in health assessment
  • Physiological and psychological stress and their effect on nutrient mineral balances
  • The double-edged sword effect of nutrient mineral therapy
  • Why metabolic typing is of primary importance
  • The delicate balance between Ca & Mg 
  • Magnesium “depleters”
  • Zinc level and viral susceptibility
  • Blood vs HTMA; insights into iron anaemia 
  • Diabetes, glucose tolerance factors and insulin; the need for chromium 
  • Relationship between nutrition and hormones
  • Reducing the toxic metal burden; burden vs toxicity 
  • Mineral relationships related to mental health and cognitive function
  • Understanding supplemental recommendations and how to use them effectively
  • Healthy adrenal function is essential in chelating heavy metals

Lunch & Learn 2 part series.
Part 1 – Plasmalogens: a new therapeutic target in neurodegeneration

Thursday, October 14th 2021 – 12pm ADST

Lunch and learn

Organiser: BioMedica
Presenter: Dr John Lewis PhD
When: Thursday, October 14th 2021 – 12pm ADST
Cost: Complimentary
Duration: 30 minutes 

As the single greatest cause of disability in people aged 65 and over, dementia poses an enormous individual, healthcare and economic burden. Current medical treatments only act to control or modify the symptoms of AD rather than alter the course of the disease. Holistic practitioners are therefore uniquely placed to offer support for both the prevention and integrative management of this insidious disease.

In this session, join Dr John Lewis as he unpacks the fundamentals of plasmalogen biochemistry, their roles in health and disease and the clinical relevance for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment and Parkinson’s disease. 

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the biological function of plasmalogens 
  • Understand the role of plasmalogens in age-related neurodegeneration
  • Critical appraisal of clinical trial data using Hokkaido scallop derived plasmalogens
  • The application of plasmalogens in clinical practice including dosing, interactions and potential indications beyond neurodegenerative conditions.

To secure your place to this complimentary Lunch & Learn simply visit biomedica.com.au/lunch to register. All delegates who register for Part 1 will be automatically registered for Part 2. Please note you must have a BioMedica account to register and watch this event.

MediHerb Live Stream Seminar. An evening with Mills and Bone

Friday, October 15th 2021 – 7pm ADST

Live Stream Webinar

Organiser: MediHerb
Speakers: Prof Kerry Bone & Simon Mills
When: Friday 15 October, 7pm AEDT
Cost: $49 AUD Practitioners / $39 AUD students
Duration: 2 hours incl. 30 min Q&A

MediHerb is delighted to invite you to an educational evening with Professor Kerry Bone and Simon Mills.  

Discussing their favourite herbs, this unique informal presentation will bring combine Kerry & Simon’s phytotherapy expertise, while providing you the opportunity to interact with our online community.

Bringing together interesting research updates with anecdotes from their own extensive clinical experience, Kerry and Simon will help you expand your clinical expertise for better clinical outcomes.  This is a rare opportunity to get an in-depth herbal update and extensive Q&A session with two of the world’s most respected authorities on herbal medicine.

This inspiring event that will reignite your passion for herbs is coming via live stream for one night only – don’t miss it!

The Live Stream option includes watching the seminar live in action from your place in addition to accessing online

  • Certificate to claim CPD points
  • 30 minute Q&A session with Kerry & Simon
  • Access to exclusive MediHerb product specials
  • Video and audio recordings post-event

How to sustain your gut terrain?

Wednesday, October 27th 2021 – 6pm AEST

Webinar

Organiser: Bio-Practica Nutraceuticals
Speakers:
Gemma Martin, Clinical Naturopath, researcher, Technical Writer Dr. Nirala Jacobi, Board-Certified Naturopathic Physician, speaker & Australia’s leading expert in SIBO.
When: Wednesday 27th October, 2021, 6pm AEST
Cost: Free
Duration: 2 hours

PART 1: It’s all about the Mucin.

Malfunction of mucous is a major contributor to human disease, influencing the aetiology of several conditions and exacerbating others.

PART 2: The SIBO matrix – Understanding the underlying causes of Small Intestinal Dysbiosis

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is an incredibly common, debilitating, yet underdiagnosed disorder.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding which microbes degrade mucin and which microbes protect or build up the mucin layer in the gut
  • How nickel alters mucin production, acting as a direct irritant to the intestinal mucous and causing mucositis
  • Why secretor status is an important determinant of mucin production and how best to support patients with this genetic variant
  • How treating mucous dysfunction/depletion reduces the risk of systemic conditions such as IBD, IBS, endometriosis, and cancer
  • Which clinical strategies effectively address mucous dysfunction/depletion

‘Go for Gold’ – the world’s biggest Virtual Olive Oil Tasting

Thursday, October 28th 2021 – 7.30pm ADST

Virtual Tasting

Organiser: Cobram Estate
Presenter: Leandro Ravetti, Rob McGavin, Dr Joanna McMillan
When: Thursday, October 28th 2021 – 7.30pm ADST
Cost: 50% discount with staff code ADOLP – only $5 for your kit, featuring 4 Cobram Estate oils to taste, Stone & Grove tea and exclusive offers (this price includes postage).
Duration: 60 minutes 

As a valued partner and supporter of Cobram Estate Olives, we’re inviting you to join us on October 28th as we attempt to set the Guinness World Records title for the World’s Biggest Virtual Olive Oil Tasting. You may have seen our previous Virtual Tasting Masterclass events advertised, and hopefully even attended one yourself, but this event is proving to be our best one yet. You will have the chance to taste oil from our 2021 harvest (our best harvest yet!) with our joint-CEO Leandro Ravetti, hear more about the story of Cobram Estate from Rob McGavin and learn all about the amazing health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from dietitian Dr Joanna McMillan.

This is a great opportunity to participate in a fun activity together as a team, as a family or as a friendship group, when many of us can’t see each other in person right now. Finally an event that can’t be cancelled! Please help us and share this with your networks as we have a big target to beat. Since 2009 Spain has held the title for Biggest Olive Oil Tasting with 12,909 participants, but we know that with the great Australian spirit to go for gold we can achieve that and so much more!

Join live on the night where we’ll be giving away a year’s supply of Cobram Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil to 10 lucky participants as well as 10 special, limited edition bottles of Ultra-Premium Hojiblanca.

Lunch & Learn 2 part series.
Part 2 – A clinical approach to neurodegenerative conditions.

Thursday, November 11th 2021 – 12pm ADST

Lunch and learn

Organiser: BioMedica
Presenter: Samuel Peters BHSc (nat)
When: Thursday, November 11th 2021 – 12pm ADST
Cost: Complimentary
Duration: 30 minutes 

As the single greatest cause of disability in people aged 65 and over, dementia poses an enormous individual, healthcare and economic burden. Current medical treatments only act to control or modify the symptoms of AD rather than alter the course of the disease. Holistic practitioners are therefore uniquely placed to offer support for both the prevention and integrative management of this insidious disease.

In this session, Samuel Peters BHSc (nat) will build upon the learnings from Part 1 by providing a clinical approach to neurodegenerative disorders, providing a holistic framework for management, which can be immediately integrated into your clinical practice.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • An overview of the underlying drivers of age-related neurodegeneration 
  • Appreciate the significance of the extended pre-clinical phase and the urgent need for early intervention
  • Understand the role of plasmalogens as well as other evidence-based complementary medicines in neurodegenerative conditions. 
  • Best-practice clinical guidelines for management at various stages of disease presentation

Detox, allergies & gut healing

Wednesday, November 24th 2021 – 12pm ADST

Webinar

Organiser: Bio-Practica Nutraceuticals
Presenter: Michele Wolff – Clinical Naturopath with 20 years experience
When: Wednesday 24th November, 202, 6pm AEST
Cost: Free
Duration: 2 hours

Allergic diseases such as atopic eczema, food allergy, allergic rhinitis and asthma are reported to affect approximately 20% of the global population. Explore ground-breaking research on the most effective natural medicine strategies to support detox, allergies and gut healing.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • How the modern Western diet and lifestyle is contributing to allergic disease, and key clinical strategies to reduce reactivity.
  • Why gut repair and anti-inflammatory protocols are imperative for reduction of allergies.
  • Decoding the latest research on the most effective natural medicines to assist in allergy reduction.
  • How to reduce the toxic load and support detoxification pathways by using specific natural medicines, alongside therapeutic dietary and lifestyle practices.