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7th BioCeuticals Research Symposium



Event Location

Date: Fri 03 May 19 - Sun 05 May 19
Location: 488 George St SYDNEY NSW Australia 2000


Event Details

Welcome to the 7th BioCeuticals Research Symposium: Mood, Genes and Cognition

The last seven years has seen BioCeuticals strive to develop an innovative program capable of delivering the level of depth and cohesiveness required by healthcare practitioners to better address the growing challenges of chronic and complex health conditions.

The focus of our upcoming event is research and clinical strategies for managing mood disorders, cognitive impairment and neurological disturbances. Recent epidemiological data provide evidence of a steady rise in mental and neurological disorders. In Australia, dementia is the second leading cause of death, while almost half of the total population (45.5%) experienced a mental disorder at some point in their lifetime.

The implications of this are profound, affecting not only overall health, but also impacting families, employees, employers and society at large. Genetic associations, diet, exercise, inflammation, toxicity and the gut microbiota are now recognised as some of the crucial factors that can affect brain and neurological health.

We have brought  together world-leading researchers and clinicians to review the latest research. Each expert will demonstrate practical approaches to applying  this rapidly growing body of knowledge to create a cohesive clinical model at Symposium 2019, Mood, Genes and Cognition. Effective treatment strategies will be offered for even the most complex cases.

This year, our keynote speakers include:

Dr Dale Bredesen, internationally recognised expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, who’s research has shown that Alzheimer’s disease stems from an imbalance in nerve cell signaling and has opened the door to a new therapeutic approach. Dr Bredesen will cover the mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative process, and the translation of this knowledge into effective therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. 

Dr Jay Lombard, internationally acclaimed neurologist, author, and keynote speaker who creates solutions for brain health and intractable neurological disorders. Dr Lombard integrates biological, psychological, and existential components in his holistic treatment approach. His discoveries have been regarded by key opinion leaders as fundamentally shifting the paradigm of psychiatric medicine. 

Ms Amanda Archibald, dietitian, nutritionist and public health advocate, who has pioneered the combination of the science of nutrigenomics with the culinary arts. Amanda will draw particular attention to the mechanisms of food-gene relationships related to the core issues known to affect long-term health – inflammation, oxidative stress, blood sugar and fats, and gut health – while emphatically encouraging taste and enjoyment as culinary treasures in the process.

Dr Brandon Brock, chiropractic neurologist, family nurse practitioner and nutritionist, has a passion for providing easy-to-comprehend skills that can be utilised in a clinical setting. He received the most outstanding functional neurology teacher of the year award from the ACA Council of Neurology for five years and twice from IAFNR. Dr Brock will present his unique and integrated understanding of functional neurology blending nutrition, pharmacology, immunology and endocrinology to provide a comprehensive approach to clinical presentations. 

The much celebrated BioCeuticals three-day format is a truly unique experience and will ensure you have the opportunity to explore every theme in depth. Each of our speakers will present their topics in several extended plenary sessions and workshops before they come together to identify key interrelationships in a series of panel discussions and Q&A forums. 

We warmly invite you, our valued practitioner client, to join us in this innovative program where you will be able to apply new insights and treatment strategies in your clinic the very next day.

 

Yours in health

Danny Urbinder
Head of Education

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PROGRAM 

 

The BioCeuticals Integrative Medicine Awards (BIMA)

The BIMAs will recognise achievements and showcase innovation within the complementary and integrative medicine industry.

The BIMA’s will be held in conjunction with the 7th BioCeuticals Research Symposium. The ceremony will take place on Saturday 4 May 2019.

Nominations will close 22nd March 2019. 

Click here for more information.

Click here to nominate.

IMPORTANT DATES

Wise-owl Registration                                    CLOSED

Early-bird Registration                                    NOW OPEN (25 November 2018 - 9 February 2019) 

Standard Registration Opens                        10 February 2019 - 20 April 2019

Onsite Registration Open                               21 April 2019 - 3 May 2019

7th BioCeuticals Research Symposium    3 - 5 May 2019

2019  BIMAs                                                      Saturday 4 May 2019

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SPEAKER: Dr Jay Lombard

Plenary session 1
Neurobiology: Systems Biology and the Convergence of Neuroimmunology and Psychoneuroendocrinology

Learning Objectives
1. Describe systems biology as the cornerstone of functional medicine
2. Explain specific ways of applying genetic biomarkers to systems biology for prevention
3. Recognise the complexity and patterns of disease regardless of organ system involvement

Workshop 1
Progressive neurological regression secondary to dysbiosis: More common than recognized clinically

Learning Objectives

1. The purpose of the didactic session is to interact with others and to evoke questions as to how we can help this particular patient
2. Review neurodegenerative processes of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS
3. Apply suggested therapy pertaining to patient’s case history

Plenary session 2
Systems Biology and Resilience

Learning objectives:
1. Review the biology of the stress axis and the key genetic factors involved in these pathways
2. Explain how the identification of biomarkers helps to create new health opportunities beyond disease management
3. Discuss the latest data on how key nutraceuticals, mindfulness based technologies and other non-pharmacological approaches can favorably modify the epigenome

Workshop 2
Developmental disorder over 20 years: Mitochondrial dysfunction, seizures and iatrogenic neurological disease

Learning Objective
1. Practical application of learning from the Plenary session 2

SPEAKER: Ms Amanda Archibald

Plenary session 1
Navigating The Blue Zones in the age of Genomics

Learning Objectives

1. Define some of the original attributes associated with Blue Zones research
2. List three ways that nutrigenomics may more accurately describes the interplay between food, health and longevity among Centenarians in the Mediterranean
3. Describe how Human Social Genomics provides a lens to understanding how social connectivity influences health outcomes in the Blue Zones and longevity

Workshop 1
Longevity Genes and Dietary Intervention. A Nutrition Education Model for the Era of Nutrigenomics

Learning Objectives

1. Describe Genome Wide Area Studies and identify some of their strengths and weaknesses
2. Define the core health tenets targeted by the exploratory M.I.S.E. Nutrition Model
3. Compare and contrast approaches to conventional nutrition education with nutrigenomic-focused nutrition education

Plenary session 2
Culinary Genomics: The Intersection of Nutrition Science, Medicine, Food and the Kitchen

Learning Objectives

1. Define Culinary Genomics
2. Describe the knowledge base required to translate nutrigenomics and nutrition science in the kitchen
3. Describe 2 ways that food science informs food preparation techniques to optimize gene expression

Workshop 2
Case Studies: From Genomics to Culinary Translation. Application in Action

Learning Objectives

1. Describe potential SNPs implicated in estrogen metabolism
2. List sample ingredients that can be utilized to support effective estrogen metabolism and health outcomes
3. Describe a visual mapping method to prioritize and organize genomic information for culinary translation

SPEAKER: Dr Brandon Brock

Plenary Session 1
Neuro-Immunoexcitotoxicty: The Brain’s way of Self Combusting

Learning Objectives

1. Explain the cellular physiology of neuronal excitotoxicity
2. Recognise the alterations in brain plasticity in mental and neurodegenerative disorders
3. Examine treatment methods of immune dysregulation and excito-toxic brain-based disease
4. Recognise immunoexcitoxicity clinically
5. Describe conditions that involve excitotoxicity
6. Review concepts of treatment and prevention of excito-toxic conditions

Workshop 1
Reviewing labs and diagnostics to understand autonomic based neuro-immunological disorders

Learning Objectives

1. Review systemic inflammatory markers, acute phase reactants and neuronal antigens
2. Investigate gut and blood brain barrier integrity markers
3. Examine Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and its relationship to parasympathetic and sympathetic involvement in brain – gut and immune health
4. Interpret and order labs relevant to the topic matter
5. Differentially diagnose conditions relevant to the topic matter
6. Develop treatment solutions related to the topic matter

Plenary Session 2
The Gut Brain Axis: Explaining the Vagal Highway

Learning Objectives

1. Define the bi-directionality of the vagal system between gut and brain
2. Recognise vagal influence on the GI system, splenic cytokines, p450 enzymes, stomach physiology, and gut lining integrity
3. Explain the impact of autonomic variability on inflammation
4. Examine alterations in the vagal system and its relationship to GI and brain pathologies
5. Identify treatment for gut, brain and inflammation with vagal stimulation methods and the windows used to monitor functional change.

Workshop 2
Examining the G.I. and vagal (Autonomic) systems with components of gut and brain based treatments

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the function and purpose of the vagal system
2. Demonstrate quick and comprehensive examination of the gut and ANS
3. Identify practical methods for treating vagal and autonomic based disorders
4. Develop neurological and nutritional treatment programs for the given topic matter

SPEAKER: Dr Dale Bredesen

Plenary Session 1
The First Effective Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

Learning Objectives

7. Define the major subtypes of AD
8. Explain the definition of the precursors to AD
9. Examine why mono-therapeutic approaches to AD may be suboptimal, and why a comprehensive, personalised program may be more effective.

Workshop 1
Case studies of types 1, 1.5, and 2 Alzheimer’s disease

Learning Objectives
1. Practical application of learning from the Plenary session 1

Plenary Session 2
Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases: what we have learned from 7 years of ReCODE

Learning Objectives

7. Explain a new theory of neurodegenerative diseases, and what it means for treatment and prevention
8. Describe how to optimise outcomes using ReCODE
9. Discover how to troubleshoot for patients who have not responded to treatment

Workshop 2
Case studies of type 3 Alzheimer’s disease: a field unto itself

Learning Objectives
1. Practical application of learning from the Plenary session 2

SPEAKER: Dr Albert Mensah

Plenary Session
Nutrient Imbalances vs Mental Health

Learning Objectives

1. Explain which biochemical imbalances (i.e. pyrrole disorder, over or under methylation, insufficient zinc, excess copper) correlate with specific mental and psychological disorder symptoms
2. Identify evidence that demonstrates the efficacy of nutrient therapy in addressing and resolving mental and psychological disorders
3. Specify the testing and treatment protocol that has been demonstrated as effective through years of practice at Mensah Medical
4. Describe some cross-functional physical health benefits of nutrient therapy that go beyond mental health applications (i.e. cardiovascular health, strengthening of the immune system, improved eyesight, etc.)

 

Hilton Sydney


Venue Information

Hilton Sydney hotel
488 George Street, Sydney, Australia NSW 2000
Tel: 61-2-9266-2000
Fax: 61-2-9265-6065

BioCeuticals have negotiated a special 10% off the hotel's prevailing flexible or easy cancellation rate over the conference dates.

Click here to take advantage of this rate. Alternatively please contact the hotel on +61 (0)2 9266 2000 and refer to code GDYNB to get the offered rate. 

Public Transport In Sydney

By Train
Exit the train at Town Hall Station and the Hilton Sydney hotel is located adjacent to the Victoria Galleries, entry via Pitt Street or George Street,

By Taxi
From Sydney Airport, taxis are available to take you directly to the Hilton Sydney hotel. The journey normally takes around 30 minutes and costs approximately $45-$50.

Hilton Sydney hotel
488 George Street, Sydney, Australia NSW 2000
Tel: 61-2-9266-2000
Fax: 61-2-9265-6065

The Hilton Sydney hotel is located right in the heart of the Sydney CBD on George Street, close to shopping, entertainment and corporate offices. Just 30 minutes from Sydney International and Domestic airports and only 50m from Town Hall Station, Hilton Sydney is ideally located for business or leisure.

Driving Accessibility & Parking

Due to one way road systems on George Street, please note that car access to Sydney Hilton is via Pitt Street only. Please program 255 Pitt Street if using a car navigational device.There is a secure underground car park located at Hilton Sydney. This carpark is owned and managed by Secure Parking. Self parking fee is $57.50 for 24 hours from time of entry. Hilton Valet Parking is available ($81 for 24 hours) or enter the carpark directly and Secure will park the car for you at casual parking rates.


The 2019 BioCeuticals Integrative Medicine Awards (BIMA)

The 2019 BioCeuticals Integrative Medicine Awards (BIMA) will recognise achievements and showcase innovation within the complementary and integrative medicine industry. The BIMAs will be held in conjunction with the 7th BioCeuticals Research Symposium. The ceremony will take place on Saturday 4 May 2019 at The Hilton Sydney. Nominations will be reviewed by an external panel of leaders from the field of complementary and integrative medicine.

DATE:    Saturday 4 May 2019
VENUE:  Hilton Sydney
ROOM:   Ballroom
TIME:     7pm - 11pm
Tickets:  $95 per full delegate, $150 for additional guest/day only registration

The BIMAs will recognise achievements and showcase innovation within the complementary and integrative medicine industry.

The BIMAs will be held in conjunction with the 7th BioCeuticals Research Symposium. The ceremony will take place on Saturday 4 May 2019 at Hilton Sydney.

AWARDS
Excellence in Practice - Nutrition/Dietetics
Excellence in Practice- Herbal Medicine
Excellence in Practice - Naturopathy
Excellence in Practice - Chiropractic/Osteopathy
Excellence in Practice - Integrative Pharmacy
Excellence in Practice - Integrative Medical
Researcher of the Year
Lecturer of the Year

Nominations will open soon. 



Our Speakers


Dr Jay Lombard

Dr. Jay Lombard is an internationally acclaimed neurologist, author, and keynote speaker who creates solutions for brain health and intractable neurological disorders. Dr. Lombard integrates biological, psychological, and existential components in his holistic treatment approach. He is the co-founder and creator of Genomind, a medicine company utilizing genetic testing to improve neuropsychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer’s, Autism, and Depression. Founder of TedMed, Jay Walker, describes Dr. Lombard as “part Freud, part Sherlock Holmes.” Dr. Lombard’s discoveries have been regarded by key opinion leaders as fundamentally shifting the paradigm of psychiatric medicine.


Dr. Lombard was Chief of Neurology at both Westchester Square Medical Center and Bronx Lebanon Hospital. He was a clinical assistant professor at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Lombard has been published extensively in medical textbooks, peer-reviewed papers, and medical journals. He has authored several popular nonfiction works related to the effects of nutrition on the brain including The Brain Wellness Plan. His newest book, The Mind of God, explores the relationship between neuroscience and faith, and is set for release June 13th, 2017.


Dr. Lombard was also an adviser to the film industry as a medical consultant for Academy Award-winning directors Jonathan Demme and Martin Scorsese on Hollywood feature films. He is a sought after speaker internationally and has appeared as a guest on numerous TV and radio programs, including Larry King Live, TedMed, CBS News, the Food Network, and with Dr. Mehmet Oz.


Dr. Lombard sees patients by referral only at the Blum Center, where he specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain.





Ms Amanda Archibald

Amanda Archibald is a public health advocate, registered dietitian, and former analyst who has pioneered the combination of the science of nutrigenomics with the culinary arts to unveil a new discipline, culinary genomics.  This ingredient-centric system of food selection and preparation upends strictly quantified consumption in favour of a deeper understanding of how specific foods interact with our genes and the powerful impact of these interactions on our health.


Amanda’s visionary approach and unique perspective is derived from more than two decades of experience in nutrition science, culinary translation, on-the-ground interaction with consumers, chefs and health professionals, and as a consultant to leading institutions and brands. She also leverages her many years as a published analyst and trends researcher to formulate cutting edge insights into what’s next.


Her cutting edge work in Culinary Genomics, unveiled in 2015, in conjunction with her signature “food maps” visually connect ingredients and nutrients to further the understanding of food. Her work has opened the door to a new understanding of health, one which places food, clinicians, chefs and the kitchen at the epicentre of healing. By so doing, Amanda has ignited a new food conversation for the world.





Dr Dale E. Bredesen

Professor of Neurology

Easton Laboratories for Neurodegenerative Disease Research

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 

Founding President and CEO, Professor Emeritus, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA

 

Dr. Bredesen received his undergraduate degree from Caltech and his medical degree from Duke.  He served as Resident and Chief Resident in Neurology at UCSF, then was postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Nobel laureate Prof. Stanley Prusiner.  He was a faculty member at UCLA from 1989-1994, then was recruited by the Burnham Institute to direct the Program on Aging.  In 1998 he became the Founding President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, and Adjunct Professor at UCSF; then in 2013 he returned to UCLA as the Director of the Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research.

 

The Bredesen Laboratory studies basic mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative process, and the translation of this knowledge into effective therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, leading to the publication of over 220 research papers. He established the ADDN (Alzheimer’s Drug Development Network) with Dr. Varghese John in 2008, leading to the identification of new classes of therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease.  His group has developed a new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, and this approach has led to the discovery of subtypes of Alzheimer’s disease, followed by the first description of reversal of symptoms in patients with MCI and early Alzheimer’s disease, with the ReCODE (reversal of cognitive decline) protocol, published in 2014 and 2016.  His book, The End of Alzheimer’s, is a New York Times Bestseller.  


Dr Brandon Brock

Dr. Brandon Brock is a practitioner in Dallas Texas who holds a Doctorate in Family Nursing Practice from Duke University, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. He has a Diplomate in Functional Neurology, Nutrition, Conventional Medicine, and Integrated Medicine as well. He holds Fellowship status in Childhood Disorders, Neurology, Electro-diagnostic Medicine, Neurochemistry and is a member of the International College of Chiropractors. Dr. Brock is also a Global Clinical Research Scholar from Harvard Medical School.

In Dallas Texas, he serves as chief clinician at Foundation Physicians Group and Innovative Health and Wellness. 

Dr. Brock received the most outstanding functional neurology teacher of the year from the ACA council of Neurology four years straight and two times from IAFNR (International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation). He also received the humanitarian award from IAFNR. Dr. Brock and is also the honorable recipient of the prestigious Living Legacy Award from Samford Universities Ida Moffett School Nursing in 2015. He has also been the spotlight student at Duke University and is on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Mindd Foundation. Dr. Brock is a founding partner and educator at BTB Health Systems and

Functional Neurology Seminars.


Dr Albert Mensah

Dr. Albert Mensah is the co-founder of Mensah Medical in Warrenville, IL, a clinic that specializes in the treatment of biochemical imbalances, and the cognitive (and physical) disorders caused by those imbalances. As a physician in this specialized field since 2005, Dr. Mensah has treated over 30,000 patients using all-natural, non-pharmaceutical, advanced targeted nutrient therapy. Dr. Mensahs extensive clinical experience in biochemical imbalances began at the former Pfeiffer Treatment Center under the direction of William J. Walsh, PhD, president of the non-profit Walsh Research Institute. Dr. Mensah currently serves on the board of the Walsh Research Institute, and as a faculty member of the Walsh Research Institutes International Medical Practitioner Education Program, training doctors around the world in the use of advanced nutrient therapy to treat biological and biochemical imbalances. Dr. Mensah regularly presents at conferences internationally, participates in physician training programs, and consults with other health care professionals.

 

Answering the need for specialists with backgrounds in both traditional and natural medicine, Dr. Mensah and his associate, Dr. Judith Bowman, co-founded Mensah Medical in 2008. In addition to seeing patients at the main clinic in Illinois, Drs. Mensah and Bowman host biannual outreach clinics in Arizona, Southern California, Northern California, Maryland, Michigan, and Florida.  Their practice includes the management of cognitive disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, behavior/learning disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety syndromes, childhood and adult schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s Disease, as well as family medicine.

 

Dr. Albert Mensah received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) and his medical degree from Finch University of Health Sciences-Chicago Medical School.  Dr. Mensah’s residency was in Family Medicine at Swedish Covenant Hospital (Chicago).   Following residency, he completed additional fellowship training in academic development at John H. Stroger Cook County Hospital (Chicago).  He is board certified in integrative pediatrics by the American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM). From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Mensah treated patients at the former Pfeiffer Treatment Center.  Prior to joining Pfeiffer, Dr. Mensah practiced as a staff physician at Melrose Park Clinic in Melrose Park, Illinois.



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