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8th BioCeuticals Research Symposium

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Date: Fri 03 Apr 20 - Sun 05 Apr 20
Location: 123 Collins st MELBOURNE VIC Australia 3000

Event Details

The 8th BioCeuticals Research Symposium will be held from 3-5 April 2020 at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne.

Under the theme of Influences on Hormone Health: Diet, Genes and Environment, next year’s Symposium will be hosting world-leading researchers in this important area in order to unravel the nexus of influences and causes of endocrine disorders. Throughout our three-day masterclass, we will aim to workshop and provide effective treatment strategies for even the most complex cases.

Hormone imbalances are becoming increasingly common in the modern world. While even the slightest disruption can affect endocrine health, the compounded effects of sustained emotional stress, exposure to xenobiotics, poor diet, disrupted sleep and genetic factors can often result in a complex and intractable state.

Registrations for the 8th BioCeuticals Research Symposium are now open!

Our lineup of renowned international speakers will soon be announced – stay tuned!

Your’s in health

Danny Urbinder, Director Education and Clinical Services


Wise-owl Registration                                                           Expires 29 November 2019 
Early-bird Registration                                                          Expires 7 February 2020
Standard Registration                                                           Expires 27 March 2020
Onsite Registration Open                                                      21 April 2018 - 29 April 2018
8th BioCeuticals Research Symposium                                3 - 5 April 2020
BioCeuticals Integrative Medicine Awards Saturday            TBC



Registration Wise Owl  (Open now, expries 29 November 2019)


Registration Early-bird (30 November 2019 - 7 February 2020)


Registration Full (8 February 2020 - 27 March 2020)


Late Registration (28 March 2020 - 5 April 2020)

Student/ Lecturer Registration Full $659.00 
Friday only $359.00
Saturday only $359.00
Sunday only $359.00
Cocktail Reception: Saturday 4 April 2020 Included

To be annouced soon. 

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Venue Information

Grand Hyatt Melbourne offer an exclusive rate for delegates staying at the venue hotel, this rate is up to $50.00 off the daily rate. For reservations, call 13 1234 (provide offer code EVENT) or visit the Grand Hyatt Website.

Grand Hyatt Melbourne is located prestigiously on Collins Street, the heart of the city’s high fashion and fine dining areas, and within walking distance of many of Melbourne’s tourist attractions and business, shopping and theatre districts.

From                                              Distance         Time/By
Melbourne Airport                             23km         45 min/car
Avalon Airport                                   55km         70 min/car
Flinders Street Railway Station        500m         10 mins/ walking  
Souther Cross Station                      2km           25 mins/ walkng 

Tram Route 19 on Collins Street >> Access to Melbourne Zoo
Tram Route 5 on Swanston Street >> Access to Old Melbourne Goal
Tram Route 11 on Collins Street >> Access to Bourke Street Mall

Grand Hyatt Melbourne offers guests the option of valet parking for AUD $55 per night, per car. Entry is accessed via the Russell Street driveway, and the Concierge team will be pleased to assist you.

Alternatively, the Wilson Parking undercover multi-level car park – conveniently located underneath our hotel – offers 24 hour parking. Access is via the Russell Street driveway and/or the car park entrance off Flinders Lane. The car park has a height restriction of 2.0 metres. Check the Wilson Parking website for full details and charges.

Cocktail Reception 

Please join us in the exhibition foyer for drinks & canapes on Saturday 4th April. This will be an opportunity to network with industry colleagues.

DATE:    Saturday 4 April 2020
VENUE:  Grand Hyatt Melbourne
ROOM:   Exhibition Foyer
TIME:     5pm - 7:00pm
TICKETS: Included in full registration 

Our Speakers

Dr William Walsh

William Walsh, Ph.D., is president of the non-profit Walsh Research Institute near Chicago and a key scientist driving the development of nutrient-based psychiatry.  His book, Nutrient Power, which describes an evidence-based nutrient therapy system, is the result of his over 30 years of research and clinical experience. In addition to ongoing research studies, Dr. Walsh directs an international physician-education program in the U.S. and in Australia teaching advanced biochemical/nutrient therapies which are now used by over 600 doctors throughout the world.

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 Carrie Jones

Dr. Carrie Jones is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on the topic of women’s health and hormones. She graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), School of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon where she also completed her 2-year residency in women’s health, hormones and endocrinology. Later she graduated from Grand Canyon University’s Master of Public Health program with a goal of doing more international education. She was adjunct faculty for many years teaching gynecology and advanced endocrinology/fertility and has been the Medical Director for 2 large integrative clinics in Portland. She is the Medical Director for Precision Analytical, Inc, creators of the DUTCH hormone test. 

Dr Mark Donohoe, Integrative Medicine Practitioner

Dr Donohoe has worked in private practice since 1983 and has specialised in integrative, environmental and nutritional medicine for 27 years. He was awarded Fellowship of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (FACNEM), and in 1994 was elected founding president of the Australian Comprehensive Medicine Association (ACMA), which has since become the Australian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA). From 2004 to 2010, he was president of the Natural Health Care Alliance (NHCA).
Dr Donohoe is a former medical director of the Environmental Medicine Centre (EMC), a multidisciplinary hospital environmental unit and outpatients department that collaborated with the University of newcastle in clinical research, leading to peer reviewed papers in medical literature, including the Medical Journal of Australia. Recently, Dr Donohoe has joined the Blackmores Institute as medical editor.

Dr Lara Briden

Lara Briden first worked as an evolutionary biologist a the University of Calgary before qualifying as a naturopathic doctor from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1997. She then moved to Sydney in 2001, where she had consulting rooms and helped thousands of patients with period problems such as PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, and perimenopause.
Informed by a strong science background and more than twenty years with patients, Lara is a passionate communicator about women’s health and alternatives to hormonal birth control. She lectures widely throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the US and is the author of the bestselling bookPeriod Repair Manual, published by Pan Macmillan. The book is a manifesto of natural treatment for better hormones and better periods and provides practical solutions using nutrition, supplements, and natural hormones. Now in its second edition, it''s been an underground sensation and has worked to quietly change the lives of tens of thousands of women around the world.

Lara currently lives in Christchurch, New Zealand and is an avid walker.

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