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The Genetics of Detoxification - Sydney

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Date: 21st May 2018
Location: Le Montage, Gallery Room 38 Frazer Street LILYFIELD NSW Australia 2040

Event Details

The Genetics of Detoxification 

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. When these limits are reached, not only is our ability to detoxify environmental toxins compromised but our capacity to properly process endogenous compounds and metabolites is also affected.

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 seminar 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.

Dr Denise Furness explains how specific gene variants (SNPs) can dramatically affect our capacity for normal detoxification. She demonstrates how testing for specific SNPs can arm healthcare practitioners with the critical information required to create targeted therapies aimed at restoring, managing and augmenting the body’s natural detoxification systems.

Attend any two of our National Seminars (The Genetics of Detoxification, Personalised Medicine for Reproductive Health or Mood and the Gene-Diet-Environment Axis) and the 3rd is FREE.

Registration                                            NOW OPEN

Seminar Dates                                       Monday 21 May 2018   



2:30pm - 3:00pm Registration and afternoon tea

3:00pm - 4:30pm Session 1

4:30pm - 5:00pm Break 

5:00pm - 6:30pm Session 2

6:30pm - 7:00pm Q&A

7:00pm - 8:30pm Buffet dinner   

Learning objectives

  • Understand how gene variants influence normal detoxification systems.
  • Identify genetic predispositions that affect endogenous antioxidant systems required to safeguard against oxidative stress, associated with normal detoxification.
  • Learn how to restore and manage detoxification through personalised assessments and treatments.
  • Gain a deep appreciation of the relationship between genes, diet and environment and how this could impact detoxification function and capacity.
  • Learn how to use the Clinical Services Detoxification Profile for more targeted and personalised treatment strategies designed to improve detoxification and overall health.

Venue Information

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.

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