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Brain Health for Mental Health, Concentration & IQ
Nutritional & Integrative Treatments for Children & Adults

Conference & Expo for Health Professionals & General Public
14-15 June 2014
Civic Pavillion, The Concourse Chatswood, Sydney

Mindd Forum '14 Overview

Nutritional & Integrative Treatments for Environmental Illness

14 - 15 June 2014

Featuring World Experts on Biomedicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, Brain Plasticity, Nutrient Therapy, Diet, Natural & Neuro Therapies.

Mindd Foundation proudly invites you to the 7th Mindd Forum to be held at the Civic Pavillion, The Concourse, Chatswood, NSW (Sydney), June 14-15.

This year's forum will focus on Brain Health with the objective of supporting families to find immediate and effective Integrative Healthcare. Best outcomes result from teams of well-trained professionals and educated carers who work together to select, sequence and integrate treatments that treat the whole individual with a focus on treating core causes versus symptoms.

Integrative Healthcare Offers Treatment Solutions

Conventional treatment of "mental health" conditions has focused on pharmacology and psychotherapy.  However, many nutritional and dietary treatments are proving effective by recognising that the brain is an organ and that the body impacts on the health of this organ.  Helping the body achieve homeostasis helps support brain and "mental" health.

Conventional treatment of brain injury has assumed that once brain function is lost, it is permanently lost.  The growing field of brain plasticity recognises that a range of neuro therapies has the potential to repair and restore brain function.

Integrative healthcare offers hope and real solutions for the whole family by integrating principles of dietary intervention, nutrient therapy, structural support, functional and naturopathic medicine, allopathic medicine, neuro & behavioural therapies, and lifestyle education to restore the body's natural ability to grow, heal and prevent disease.

Modern diseases are at an all time high and are effecting our children in large numbers.  Emerging research points to diet and lifestyle impacting on the 70 trillion cells in the human body as well as the 700 trillion cells that make up the "good bugs" in our digestive tract.  By recognising that disease is not solely genetic, we can take charge of our health as well as the wellbeing of future generations.

  • Almost half of the Australian population (45.5%) experiences mental illness at some point in their lifetime (1).
  • 16-24 year old Australians have a mental illness prevalence of 25% with depression being the most common in females (2).
  • More than 20% of Australian teens suffer from some mental health condition (3)
  • 1% of Australian children have Autism (4)
  • 10% of Australian children struggle with ADHD (5)
  • Up to 70% of Australian children are low in iodine which lowers IQ (6)
  • Allergies affect 1 in 3 Australian children, Asthma 1 in 4 (7)
  • Childhood cancer, diabetes, obesity and depression have each more than doubled in two decades (8).

(1) (2) (3) Australian Community Surveys, 2007 (4) Autism; Autism ACT, B. Buckley, A4. (5) ADHD & Mental Health; M. Sawyer, Australia & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2001 (6) Are Australian Children Deficient in Iodine. C.Eastman et al, University Sydney, 2006 \(7) Allergies; B. Hill, Australian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy Annual Conference, Nov 2003. (8) Childhood Disease rise in Past 2 Decades; Dr R. Cosford, DAN! Conference 2009

Many of these illnesses are characterised by Metabolic, Immunologic, Neurologic, Digestive and Developmental conditions that often affect the mind.

Mindd Forum 2014 - Schedule

The Mindd Forum 2014 features 2 educational streams designed to inform the community (General Public Sessions) and also train health professionals (Science Sessions). There are also 2 masterclass within each stream - Food Is Medicine & Neuro-Therapies.

  • Saturday & Sunday - June 14 & 15

    Science Sessions  (Practitioners, Scientists, Researchers)

    Will educate professionals with a focus on cutting edge research and case studies to help translate science into clinical practice. Education will focus on helping practitioners identify and treat brain health issues in children and adults not specifically covered by MAPS training (which resumes in 2015).

    These sessions are appropriate for Health Professionals, Psychologists, Doctors, Paediatricians, Nurses, Naturopaths, Chiropractors, Dieticians, Scientists, Researchers, Pharmacists.

    Practitioners who attend both days will receive a Mindd certificate and will be listed on the Mindd website.

  • Saturday & Sunday - June 14 & 15

    General Public Session  (Patients, Parents, Teachers, Carers)

    Will help carers and educators select, sequence and manage a range of treatments including diet, nutrient therapy, musculo-skeletal and cranial support, sensory integration, Primitive Reflex integration, auditory & visual processing, speech & language, motor coordination, neuro-feedback, psychology, healthy home, and more.

    Emphasis will be on learning how to balance body chemistry, physiology and energy naturally to lay a strong foundation for neuro and psycho therapies.

    These sessions are appropriate for Parents, Grandparents, Educators, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Personal Trainers, Public Health Professionals, Health-oriented Business Owners, Policy-makers, Sustainable Farmers.

  • Sunday June 15

    Food Is Medicine

    Feed your cells for optimal physical and mental health!

    Learn why food really is medicine and what you need to do to feed your body and brain delicious and nutritious foods that treat and prevent disease. Nutritionists and chefs will present and offer tastings of foods that support digestion, heal the gut, strengthen immunity, fight infection, build muscle, boost IQ, improve mood, alkalinise the body, reduce inflammation and much more.

    Food Is Medicine will be programmed into the Science and General sessions and will consist of lectures, cooking demos focused on Brain Health.

  • Sunday June 15

    Neuro & Allied Therapies

    Will be programmed into the Science and General Public Streams to best prepare practitioners and patients to Integrate a range of treatments based on individual needs.

Mindd Forum 2014 - SPEAKERS

World Experts in Integrative Healthcare


  • Bring together International and Australian leaders in the fields of Brain Plasticity, Functional Neurology, Nutrition, Biomedicine, Allied and Neuro Therapies.
  • Educate more patients, parents & carers to effectively select sequence and manage treatments in the most time-efficient and financially viable way.
  • Inform professionals in cutting-edge biomedical and dietary treatments to establish the vital foundation for cellular health.
  • Educate teachers and the community to identify affected children and then refer them to trained Integrative professionals who can help.
  • Develop networks of practitioners to practice Integrative Healthcare across Australia.
  • Educate Australasian manufacturers to drive product innovation.


Brain plasticity and repair, Brain-Immuno-Gut Connection, food allergies and intolerances, Food & Mood, infections, methylation, sulfation, toxicity, inflammation, infection, oxidative stress, autoimmune disease, mitochondrial dysfunction, neuronal development, hormones, brain chemistry, sleep disorders, biofilms, pyroluria, neuro therapies, psychoneuroimmunology, microbiota and brain function, immune system dysregulation, Functional Neurology, endocrine abnormalities, biofilms, infections.


The Civic Pavillion,
The Concourse, Chatswood
NSW, Sydney
June 14-15


Parking is available on site at The Concourse (Ferguson Lane via Archer Street) for $25 per day.


The Mantra Hotel is offering a special rate to Forum delegates


Certificates will be issued to practitioners with CPD points as follows:

Pending - RACGP QI & CPD Programme for Category 2 Points ( 2 points per hour) to a maximum of 30 points.

The Australian Homeopathic Association (AHA) awards 1 CPD/CPE point for each seminar hour.

The Mindd International Forum may be eligible for claiming CPD hours in accordance with the Osteopathy Board of Australia (OBA) CPD Guidelines. Osteopaths will need to determine which sessions are within your scope of practice. Please ensure that you record of attendance and maintain your CPD documentation on Australian Osteopathic Association website.

The Complementary Medicine Association (CMA) awards 1 CPE point per hour of training.

The Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association (ANPA) offers 1 CPE point per hour of attendance.

In order to receive a certificate and be listed on the Mindd website as having attended the Mindd Forum '14, practitioners must attend both Saturday and Sunday sessions.


Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Services

Do you need to know about what community, residential aged care, disability and other support services are available in your area? This directory contains an extensive list of service providers - including the range of services they offer and their contact details. For further assistance, phone 1800 052 222 to speak with your nearest Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre.

Web: http://www9.health.gov.au/ccsd/index.cfm


Please note that Mindd Members receive a 10% Discount

Seating is limited so it is best to book early to ensure a place.

Included in the price of your ticket is morning tea, lunch and Powerpoints.

To book tickets for the Forum online please click 'Purchase Tickets' (below). If you have any queries about the Forum relating to schedules, speakers, content and more please call the Mindd Foundation on (02) 9327 1847.

Please also Join Us to Celebrate Mindd Forum Speakers 2014 & the book launch of No Cows Today, by Kris Barrett

Saturday June 14, 6:00-8:00 pm

The Civic Pavillion, The Concourse, Chatswood NSW, Sydney

$50 - Canapes & Wine

Bookings Essential click here to reserve your ticket


All Refunds will incur an administration charge of 25% of ticket/tickets purchased.
No Refunds eligible on cancellations inside 14hrs of the Event.
Thank you.

MIFOC 2014 PRICING (14 - 15 JUNE 2014)

Saturday June 14 Science Session Lectures and case studies on
Integrative treatments
$325 buy tickets
Saturday June 14 General Public Session Lecturers on Integrative
$145 buy tickets
Sunday June 15 Science Session Food Is Medicine and
Case Studies
$325 buy tickets
Sunday June 15 General Public Session Food Is Medicine $145 buy tickets
Saturday & Sunday Science Package
(2 days required for practitioner)
  $595 buy tickets
Saturday & Sunday General Public Package   $270 buy tickets
Saturday June 14 Speakers Reception 'Meet the Speakers' and 'No Cows Today' book launch $50 buy tickets

Mindd Members receive 10% Discount   Not a member? Signup


Opportunities to be a sponsor & exhibit at the Mindd Forum are now available.

Exhibitors play a very important role in educating Forum delegates as they spend one-on-one quality time, offering information on a range of effective treatments and products approved by the Mindd Advisory Board. The exhibitors represent a range of important allied health professionals (audiologists, behavioural optometrists, functional neurologists, psychologists, behavioural therapists) as well as healthy products (nutraceuticals, food, personal care, healthy home).

This year our space is smaller so please let us know early if you wish to exhibit by calling (02) 9327 1847 or by emailing leslie@mindd.org


Mindd Foundation gratefully acknowledges the vision and leadership of the following companies and organisations in recognising the need for the private sector to support a health paradigm that will allow all children the chance to reach their full potential.