International Conference

The NHAA’s international conference is held every three years, our next event will be in 2023.

Herbal Medicine Summit 2022

National symposium on herbal and naturopathic medicine

This two-day event to celebrate clinical practice, showcase the work of our Australian researchers and wisdom from the profession’s elders. The inaugural Symposium was held on the Gold Coast in May 2021. Learn more about the Symposiums here.

Thank you to everyone who attended our 11th International Herbal and Naturopathic Conference in 2019! This was our biggest event to date, shared with a record number of herbalists, naturopaths, students, academics and integrative health professionals.

The three day event showcased the work of over 60 wonderful presenters, whose diversity and expertise was a testament to the quality of our work in this profession; as students, clinicians, researchers and advocates. (For anyone who couldn’t attend, or if you would like to revisit your favourite topics, audio files and notes from the presentations can be ordered by completing and returning this form.)

We were proud to host the World Naturopathic Federation at our conference, who held their general assembly in Melbourne the two days leading up to the NHAA’s event. It was a pleasure to have many of WNF’s delegates – our international colleagues – share their knoweldge and experience with us. We were also honoured to have the Indigenous health organisation Anangu Ngankari Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (ANTAC) attend, share their work and run a ngangkari clinic during the conference, for delegates to experience ngankari healing.  

Importantly, our 11th International Conference kicked off celebrations for the NHAA’s 100th birthday! The dedicated Centenary Room contained the fascinating and detailed timeline of the NHAA, herbal and naturopathic medicine in Australia over the past 100+ years. The Centenary Room was also host to a number of informal, but extremely passionate and galvanising conversations about the future of our profession

Past Conferences

11th International Conference on Herbal Medicine

29-31 March 2019, Pullman Albert Park, Melbourne

Theme: Traditional Wisdom, Future Practice

Keynote speakers: Tina Hausser, Sandra Clair, Prof Michael Heinrich

10th International Conference on Herbal Medicine

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March, 2017

Theme: Innovation, Integration, Inspiration

Keynote speakers: Dugald Seely ND, Dr Tabatha Parker ND, Justin Sinclair

9th International Conference on Herbal Medicine

20-22 March, 2013 Brighton Beach Sydney 

Theme: Sustainable Health Care

Keynote speakers: Dr Michael McMullen; Dr Joe Pizzorno; Jonathan Treasure

See Pictures from the Conference

8th International Conference on Herbal Medicine

12-14 April, Melbourne 2013

Theme: Traditional, Evidence and Integration

Keynote speakers: Steven Foster; Simon Mills