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8th BioCeuticals Research Symposium

Event Location

Date: 3rd April 2020 - 5th April 2020
Location: Grand Hyatt Melbourne 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

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The BioCeuticals Integrative Medicine Awards (BIMAs) will recognise achievements and showcase innovation within the complementary and integrative medicine industry. The BIMAs will be held in conjunction with the 8th BioCeuticals Research Symposium. Nominations will close 13th March 2020.

1. Clinical Excellence Award
2. Innovation in Practice Award
3. Living Legends Award
4. Contribution to Research, Education and Training Award
5. Professional Ambassadorship and Philanthropy Award

Click here for criteria and more information.

Click here to nominate a colleague.


As leaders in the wellness revolution, and being at the forefront of innovation, integrity and service, BioCeuticals (and our parent company the Blackmores Group) are taking action against climate change by ensuring we make the right choices across our business.
While we are committed to ensuring the sustainability of medicinal plants in our formulas, we’re also committed to reducing waste, carbon offsetting our events, and making them carbon neutral where possible. For that reason, this, and all other BioCeuticals seminars, trainings and events will no longer provide printed notes.
It’s so important to protect our environment for future generations – and we know our practitioners feel the same way. 

We take our commitment to the environment seriously. This is why we have partnered with Greenfleet to offset our carbon emissions through their native reforestation program. With every symposium ticket purchased, you are contributing to the restoration of our Australian and New Zealand forests.
Learn more at: www.greenfleet.org.au.



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

 Click here to view the program.


Registration Wise Owl  (CLOSED)


Registration Early-bird (CLOSED)


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

Cancellations must be made in writing to Felicity Nevin, Event Manager, via [email protected] Cancellations made prior to 6 March 2020 will receive a full refund less A$75 administration fee. Refunds for cancellations made after this time will be made on a case by case basis. If you are unable to attend, a substitute is welcome at no charge. Please inform Felicity Nevin in writing with all the necessary information to allow the correct name badge and certificate of attendance to be issued on site.

To be annouced soon. 

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. http://wilsonparking.com.au/go/wilson-car-parks/vic/grand-hyatt-hotel

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 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.

Dr Datis Kharrazian

Datis Kharrazian, PhD, DHSc, DC, MS, MMSc, FACN is a Harvard Medical School trained and award-winning clinical research scientist, academic professor, and world-renowned functional medicine health care provider. He develops evidence-based models to treat autoimmune, neurological, and unidentified chronic diseases with non-pharmaceutical applications. His clinical models of evidence-based medicine are used by several academic institutions and thousands of health care providers throughout the world. Dr. Kharrazian is an Associate Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

As a researcher, Dr. Kharrazian earned a PhD degree in Health Science with concentrations in immunology and toxicology and a Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) degree from the Department of Health Care Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. He completed his post-doctoral research training as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School and worked as a researcher at the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where his research focus was in autoimmunity and neuroimmunology.  Dr. Kharrazian also earned a Master of Medical Science degree (MMSc) in Clinical Investigation from Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Kharrazian is an active member of the Harvard Medical Alumni Association and the American Association of Immunologists.

As a health care provider, Dr. Kharrazian earned a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences. He has completed board certifications in nutrition and neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Kharrazian’s clinical expertise is in developing personalized lifestyle medicine approaches to autoimmunity and neurological disorders.

He has published scientific papers in the fields of nutrition, neurology, autoimmunity, and toxicology. He is currently conducting research in autoimmune molecular mimicry and environmentally induced immune reactivity.  

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.

Ms Amie Skilton ND DBM BHSc.

Amie graduated in 2001 with a Diploma in Botanical Medicine, an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy and a Bachelor of Health Science in Complementary Medicine. Clinician, author, formulator and leading industry educator, Amie has been in clinical practice for more than 17 years and has worked concurrently for BioCeuticals for over 14 years as a presenter and writer.


Amie has a special interest in several areas of integrative health including women’s health and hormones, natural fertility, and chronic skin disorders. However, after developing CIRS in 2017, she is now studying Building Biology and is particularly passionate about raising awareness of environmental influences, like mould, on health.

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