Location: Unit 1/ Level 1, 85 O'Riordan St ALEXANDRIA NSW Australia 2015
AIMA Meetup & NAFLD Masterclass
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is emerging as the most common cause of liver disease worldwide, with its prevalence in Australia estimated at 30%.
NAFLD is the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome, with a strong link to insulin resistance and obesity. As this is largely a lifestyle disease, there are multiple interventions that can be discussed within the pharmacy setting to assist in improving these customers’ well-being. This lecture teaches more about NAFLD and what options are available to prevent and manage this common illness. BioCeuticals is honoured to announce A/Prof. Martin Weltman as our guest speaker at this special event. A/Prof. Weltman is a leading gastroenterologist specialising in NAFLD, having researched and practiced clinically in the NAFLD space for over 20 years. His research published in the 1990s on the subject fundamentally changed the thinking of the medical fraternity on this disease and continues to be heavily cited.
• Recognise the major features of NAFLD development and the key risk factors.
• Identify patients at risk of NAFLD.
• Review the research on lifestyle, dietary and CAM interventions to improve the prognosis of sufferers.
• Review some of Dr Weltman’s case studies, looking at interventions and pathology.
• Understand the CAM interventions that are effective and when to refer the patient on to their GP.
Implementing AIMA’s strategic vision, how you can help us:
• Build a resilient organisation to advocate for integrative medicine
• Bring integrative medicine into mainstream medical care
• Create a supported, informed, connected IM community
Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and specialist consultant for HealthEase. A/Prof. Martin Weltman is an experienced consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist, with a strong interest in liver disorders, reflux oesophagitis, colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. He consults in private practice, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney and also works as a Staff Specialist at Nepean Hospital, where he is also the Director of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department. A/Prof Weltman continues to manage a research team who currently are involved in a variety of studies in the fields of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis B and C, inflammatory bowel disease, infectious colitis and irritable bowel syndrome. He specialises in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which occurs in approximately 30% of Australians.1 The author of more than 80 publications and a textbook, Gastroenterology and Hepatology: A Clinical Handbook, A/Prof. Weltman is also an editor and reviewer for specialist medical journals in the field of gastroenterology. He is a member of the Gastroenterology Society of Australia, Australian Liver Association, European Association for the Study of the Liver, and the American Association for the Study of the Liver.
Dr Penny Caldicott is President of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA).
She is passionate about integrative medicine (IM) and has been involved with a number of organisations to champion IM to other health practitioners, to the government and in the public space. She believes that the IM focus on prevention of disease can play a significant role in turning back chronic disease in Australia.
Penny is the founder and a director of Invitation to Health, an integrative medical clinic on the NSW Central Coast. Here she has helped to create a nurturing environment in which the team offers patient treatment that respects and integrates the best of evidence based conventional and complementary medicine.
She is particularly focused on understanding the journey that has contributed to illness, which helps her to guide and facilitate the path to well being. She values deep listening and spends time to develop a trusting relationship with each patient. Treatment modalities will be different for each individual and will often include the support and participation of other practitioners.
For more on Penny and her practice visit www.invitationtohealth.com.au or on Facebook: invitationtohealth
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