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AIMA Meetup & Nutrigenomics and detoxification workshop: Sydney

Event Location

Date: Tue 12 Jun 18 - Wed 12 Sep 18
Location: Unit 1/ Level 1, 85 O'Riordan St ALEXANDRIA NSW Australia 2015

Event Details

Dr Leila Masson 

Dr Leila Masson, Consultant Pediatrician, AIMA Board member will be providing updates on the AIMA Integrative Medicine Pathway and the AIMA Interprofessional Communications Working Group. 

Dr Denise Furness

Nutrigenomics and detoxification workshop - Identifying risk and susceptibility for chemical and toxin sensitivities 

In today’s world, it’s impossible to escape the impact of environmental toxins. They are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, in our homes and our workplaces. While our bodies are normally very efficient at dealing with a considerable toxic load, we do have our limits. 

It’s important to recognise that the ability to detoxify varies from person to person, depending on the genes they inherit. We know that certain gene variants, often referred to as SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms), can affect detoxification enzymes and pathways, compromising our ability to effectively process and remove a wide range of compounds. 

This event with Dr Denise Furness explores the key genes associated with detoxification, including phase 1 (CYP 450 enzymes) and phase 2 pathways, as well as genes responsible for endogenous antioxidant systems. 

Date:      Tuesday 12 June 2018


6:30pm    Arrival, registration & light dinner 

7:00pm     Start 

8:30pm     Q&A

9:00pm     Event concludes 

AIMA Meetup & Nutrigenomics and detoxification workshop           Tuesday 12 June 2018

Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm 

 Learning objectives: 

  • Recognise the daily exposures to chemicals and toxins which can compromise your patients’ health. 
  • Understand the role toxins can play in the development of conditions such as autoimmunity, cancer, infertility, pregnancy complications and mental health disorders. 
  • Identify factors, including genetic variants, which increase a patient’s sensitivity to specific toxins in the environment. 
  • Review the pathways of detoxification, key endogenous antioxidant enzymes and genetic variations which can impact normal functioning of these. 
  • Discuss case studies where DNA testing in combination with other investigations has been utilised to support establishment of a suitable treatment strategy. 
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Our Speakers

Dr Denise Furness

Dr Denise Furness is a molecular geneticist, registered nutritionist and registered exercise professional. She conducted her PhD at CSIRO Human Nutrition, before completing a postdoctoral fellowship with the University of Adelaide’s Research Centre for Reproductive Health. Specifically, her research investigated folate nutrigenomics, methylation and DNA damage in relation to pregnancy outcomes. She has published her work in peer reviewed medical journals and regularly presents at national and international conferences. In 2012 Denise shifted from an academic research position to a consulting role at “Your Genes and Nutrition”, helping patients and practitioners understand the role of nutrigenomics and genetic testing in relation to various health outcomes. In particular, Denise is passionate about helping couples achieve optimum health and wellness to improve their chances for natural conception and healthy pregnancy outcomes. In addition, she holds regular educational seminars and workshops discussing the links between our genes and our environment and how these impact on our health throughout all the stages of the life cycle.

Dr Leila Masson

Dr Leila Masson is a paediatrician specialised in nutritional and environmental medicine. She uses an integrative approach to help children on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, learning problems, allergies and those with general paediatric problems. 

Dr Masson’s aim is to treat the whole child, not just the symptom, and to support the family on the path to better health. She is also a lactation consultant and helps many families to start their children out on the perfect diet by supporting breastfeeding. 

Dr Masson has a paediatric clinic in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. 

Her website is 

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