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AIMA Conference 2016 (Sydney)
September 3, 2016 - September 4, 2016
AIMA CONFERENCE 2016 THEMES
The main AIMA Conference 2016 theme is ‘Nature, Science, Practice: How Science Based Natural Approaches are Changing Medicine’.
Other AIMA Conference 2016 Symposium themes include ‘Innovative, Integrative Models of Care’ , ‘Emerging Science & The Micobiome: Science Challenging Conventional Wisdom’, ‘Research Into Practice’, ‘Herbs/Nutrients/Drugs: Indications & Contraindications’.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System – breaking through the myths & misconceptions
Justin will be lecturing on the Cannabis plant, its botany, morphology, phytochemistry, some of the major phytochemicals (cannabinoids and terpenes) that are of clinical interest and introducing the Endocannabinoid system and its role in human physiology. He will also be running a two-hour workshop on Integrative Pain Management & Medicinal Cannabis
Justin Sinclair is a pharmacognosist, lecturer and phytochemical consultant for his full biography click here
DR ROBERT SAPER
Integrative Medicine and Health: Historical Trends and Future Opportunities
Integrative Medicine and Health is an emerging field that is growing in acceptance globally. Evidence for this approach is growing but not yet mature in many areas. Facilitators, barriers, and opportunities for how the field can grow and contribute meaningfully to global health will be discussed.
Dr Saper is Director of Integrative Medicine, Associate Professor of Family Medicine; Chair of The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health. For Dr Saper’s Biography click here
PROF. JULIA RUCKLIDGE
Micronutrients as a Treatment for Psychiatric Disorders: Rethinking the Scientific Paradigm.
Despite the advent of medications and other therapies over the last 50 years, the rates of mental illness have been on the rise rather than a decline. Over the last decade, scientists have been uncovering an uncomfortable truth: What we eat is affecting our mental health. In this lecture, Prof Rucklidge will discuss the recent paradigm shift of using broad based micronutrients to treat psychiatric disorders, reviewing the hypothesised mechanisms of action and the evidence to date.
Julia Rucklidge is Professor of Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ for her Biography click here
Mitochondrial metabolism and mismatch: an evolutionary perspective.
Our mitochondria are structures we have for evolutionary advantage- affording us enduring energy and survival. We are all familiar with the ATP energy associations of the mitochondria. How about the other aspects of survival however? Are we looking after these? This talk will provide an overview of mitochondrial metabolism, the nuts and bolts of Life and its requirements as Nature has dictated from an evolutionary perspective. This includes not only what and how we feed our mitochondria, but also translating the needs of innate immunity.
Christabelle Yeoh is a General Practitioner with a Masters Degree in Nutrition for her Biography click here
SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION
An expanded trade exhibition will run over both days of conferencing, and there is a range of sponsorship opportunities available. To find out more about sponsoring or exhibiting at the AIMA Conference 2016 please contact Cressida Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org
We warmly welcome your contributions to this event.
Delegates of the AIMA Conference 2016 have access to a discounted rate at The Urban Hotel, Newtown. To book please visit www.theurbanhotel.com.au and book using the promo code AIMA-CMA16.
No refunds will be available after the 14th of August
Saturday, 3 September 2016 at 8:30 AM – Sunday, 4 September 2016 at 6:00 PM (AEST)
Australian Technology Park – Locomotive Street, Eveleigh, NSW 2015