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Integrative Healthcare to help every child reach their full potential!
Mindd Foundation proudly invites you to the 5th Mindd International Forum on Children ’11 to be held at The Australian Turf Club (formerly known as The Australian Jockey Club), Randwick, NSW.
The Forum runs over two days, lectures run 8:45 am -5:00 pm Saturday 13th, August and 8:45 am – 6:00 pm Sunday 14th, August.
REGISTRATION opens at 8:15am. Please be early as lectures will start promptly.
The dramatic rise in childhood disorders and disease signals a need for effective Integrative Healthcare for treatment and prevention.
Allergies affect 1 in 3 Australian children, Asthma 1 in 4, ADHD 1 in 10 and Autism nearly 1 in 100.*
Cancer, diabetes, obesity and depression have more than doubled over the past 2 decades.*
Wide-spread zinc, iodine and Omega 3 deficiencies adversely impact on IQ and immunity.*
The Mindd Forum aims to support Australian families in finding immediate and effective healthcare for their children. Best outcomes result from teams of well-trained professionals and educated carers who work together to treat the whole individual for key causes of disease (versus symptoms).
Science Sessions (Practitioners) will educate professionals in Biomedicine (research, assessment, testing and treatment protocols) with a focus on infections, toxicity, inflammation, oxidative stress, autioimmune disease, mitochondrial dysfunction, neuronal development, hormones, brain chemistry, sleep disorders, biofilms, pyroluria, epigenetics and nutragenomics. Practitioner Sessions will also include “Food Is Medicine Training” by Julie Matthews.
General Sessions (Carer Education) will help carers and educators select, sequence and manage a range of treatments including diet, biomedicine, musculo-skeletal and cranial support, energy medicine, sensory integration, Primitive Reflex integration, auditory & visual processing, speech & language, motor coordination, neurofeedback, psychology, ABA, RDI, Sonrise, healthy home, holistic dentistry and more.
Food Is Medicine will offer information on how and when to implement various diets and will include cooking demos; Nourishing Traditions,),Gut And Psychology Syndrome, Specific Carbohydrate, Body Ecology, FODMAPs, GF/CF, Geno Type, Paleolithic, Healing Foods and chemical sensitivities (amines, salicylates & oxalates).
Immune System Dysregulation in Autism, ADHD, Allergies & More
Patterns of Modern Disease in Children; Toxicity, Inflammation, Oxidative Stress
Mitochondrial Disease in The Childhood Epidemics (Cellular Health)
Understanding the Gut and How It Effects The Brain
Learning and Behavioural Disorders as Misdiagnosed Food Allergies
Integrating Treatments for Best Outcomes
Autism is Treatable & Recovery is Possible
Who should attend?
Carers, Health Professionals, Educators, Psychologists, Doctors, Paediatricians, Nurses, Naturopaths, Chiropractors, Dieticians, Public health professionals, Policy-makers, Scientists and Researchers.
Bring together International and Australian leaders in the fields of Nutrition, Biomedicine, Allied and Neuro Therapies.
Educate more 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.
Where and When?
The Mindd International Forum on Children will be held at The Australian Turf Club (formerly known as The Australian Jockey Club), Gate 1, Alison Rd, Randwick, Sydney from 9am Saturday 13th August to 6pm Sunday 14th August. Lectures will take place on the 2nd floor of the Paddock Grandstand in the Panorama North and Panorama South Rooms.
Dr. Nancy O’Hara is a board-certified pediatrician who taught children with autism prior to her medical career. She was graduated in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. She began her general private practice in 1993, and in 1998 began her consultative, integrative practice solely for children with special needs. Dr O'Hara is one of the leaders for clinicians’ training in the US and abroad.
Dietary Intervention Practitioner Workshop
Julie Matthews is a leading US autism nutrition expert specializing in biomedical autism diet and supplementation intervention, (as well as healthy pregnancy and babies). Her book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, and her work are based in scientific research and an understanding of the biochemistry of ASDs and the role of nutrition to restore health. She presents at leading autism conferences, hosts multiple radio programs, writes for autism publications, and teaches “Cooking To Heal” cooking classes. Julie has a private nutrition practice and radio show in San Francisco and works with clients from around the world.
David W. Quig PhD
Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry
David Quig received his Masters degree in Human Nutrition from Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Illinois. He was then a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cornell University for five years, prior to serving as a Senior Cardiovascular Pharmacologist with a major pharmaceutical company for seven years. For the past 26 years, he has performed and published research pertaining to nutrition and chronic diseases. He regularly gives presentations at international and national biomedical conferences. Dr. Quig is currently Vice President, Scientific Support for Doctor's Data, Inc. where he conducts studies pertaining to the effects of heavy metal and chemical toxicity on nutrition and metabolism and advises medical practitioners about the interpretation of laboratory test results and treatment options for their patients.
Dr. Devin Houston is a Ph.D. biochemist and owner of Houston Enzymes. Dr. Houston received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and was involved in academic research for the following ten years at the University of Virginia and Saint Louis University Schools of Medicine. Dr. Houston directed research and development at National Enzyme Company for several years. In 1998, he formulated the first enzyme product targeted to the unique dietary needs of those with autism. He has continued the development of enzyme products that address different aspects of digestive needs.
Michael Fenech PhD
Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia
CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences
Professor Michael Fenech is renowned internationally for his research in nutrition and genetic toxicology and for developing the cytokinesis-block micronucleus (CBMN) assay which is a gold standard method used internationally to measure DNA damage in human cells. His key goal is to determine the nutritional requirements for DNA damage prevention. In 2003-05, Dr Fenech proposed a novel disease prevention strategy based on personalised diagnosis and prevention of DNA damage by appropriate diet/life-style intervention, which has led to the Genome Health Clinic concept which has been translated into practice (www.reach100.com.au). In 2000-2006 his laboratory further developed the CBMN assay into a 'cytome' assay consisting of six complementary biomarkers of DNA damage and cytotoxicity and in 2009 developed an improved method to measure absolute telomere length, a molecular biomarker of accelerated ageing. He was awarded the Flinders University’s Convocation Medal in 2007, the Alexander Hollaender Award (USA) in 2008 and the honorary title of Adjunct Professor (University of South Australia) in 2009 for his leadership/contributions to environmental/public health sciences internationally.
Hormones & Brain Chemistry in developmental disorders
B. Sc (Hons) Grad Dip Nut
Henry Osiecki is a leading Clinical Nutritionist. Over the past two decades he has changed people’s perception of nutritional thinking from one that is diet based to one that is biochemically and physiologically based.
Henry pioneered nutritional supplementation in Australia. With over 33 years in the field of nutritional biochemistry, Henry has published eight books on nutrition; numerous articles on nutrition and disease in scientific journals, has participated in TV media, radio broadcasting (hosting his own segment) and in print newspaper where he penned his own nutritional column. Henry is a highly acclaimed lecturer in nutrition on both the national and international arena. His experience in this field has also seen him involved in sports nutrition at State, National and Olympic level. For more than twenty years, Henry’s dedication to the field of nutritional biochemistry has provided the foundations for practitioner education in Australia.
Integrative Practice-Putting It All Together
Dr Frank Golik
MBBS (Hons QLD) FRACGP MACNEM
Frank set up his solo Private Family Practice in Clayfield Brisbane in 1979, some ten years ago he formed a multi disciplinary clinic in Clayfield. Dr Frank Golik gained his fellowship in the RACGP in 1982. His special areas of interest and passion are autism, ASD, ADHD, Musculoskeletal medicine; Dietary and lifestyle therapy; Thyroid conditions; Chelation therapy; and the Metabolic Syndrome. Biomesotherapy forms a significant part of the therapeutic approach of his clinic
The Triad of Health; Structure, Biochemistry & Emotion
BSc (Hons) MSc
Suzanne Labrie BSc (Hons) MSc is the Director of Pure Health Solutions Clinic and Metabolics Australia and is a respected Chiropractor with more than 12 years experience using Applied Kinesiology in a clinical setting. She combines her knowledge of AK with other structural and emotional techniques, and nutritional supplements. With a background in biochemistry, pharmacology and marketing, she is passionate about holistic therapies.
Liver Detoxification and Disease Prevention and Treatment
Rachel Arthur qualified as a naturopath from Southern School of Natural Therapies in 1998. She has been actively engaged as a naturopath specialising in nutrition since this time in a variety of capacities, including private clinical practice, lecturing, research, writing and corporate health.
Dr Marilyn Dyson
Dr Dyson is a General Practitioner in Turramura, where she combines biomedicine with therapies to promote neurodevelopment. She developed an expertise while helping her own child with neuro-developmental issues. She has a unique understanding of both the biochemistry and neurology of language and learning disorders.
Dr Braham Rabinov
MB.BS. Diploma of Health Education
Dr Braham Rabinov is a medical graduate from Melbourne University and has a Diploma of Health Education from La Trobe University.
Braham is a board member of the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine.
He integrates nutrition with conventional medicine in the treatment and prevention of illness and has a special interest in health education for his patients; he is also finalising a book on nutrition, body function and health.
Dr Sinclair Bode
Dr Sinclair Bode is an Integrative doctor who graduated in 1987 from Adelaide University. Dr Bode works primarily with children on the ASD spectrum and has been using a biomedical approach to their treatment for over twelve years. Dr Bode still works in a General Medical Practice and applies an Integrative and Biomedical methodology according to the individual patient.
Dr Lily Tomas
Dr Lily Tomas is the Vice President of AIMA (Australasian Integrative Medicine Association) and Editor of the Journal of Integrative Medicine. She is a member of ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine) and ALMA (Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association) and is an active Integrative Medical Practitioner.
Dr Lily Tomas is a passionate speaker and medical journalist. She is also the co-author of the Self Help book; Live Your Best Life! Whole Mind, Whole Body, Complete Health -The integrated guide to diet, happiness and life; that strongly advocates the use of Integrative Medicine.
Lily has also recently contributed to two separate integrative medical textbooks designed for medical students and GPs to be published by Elsevier in June 2010
Dr Robyn Cosford
Conjoint Lecturer, University of Newcastle School of Biological Sciences. Dr Robyn Cosford is one of Australia's foremost complementary medicine practitioners.
Dr. Robyn Cosford is founder and Director of the Northern Beaches Care Centre where she combines Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Kinesiology and Orthodox Medicine to treat the whole person. She is the recipient of the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners Medal For Community Medicine.
Healing Health and Heart with Homeopathy
BA (Hons), Adv Dip Hom (Syd)
Sam Adkins is an experienced Homeopath, who has practised internationally in both the UK and Australia. Her clinic is currently based in Sydney’s eastern suburb of Double Bay. She has been in practice since 2003.
Sam treats a wide range of ailments and problems, and has a particular interest in treating behavioural problems in children. Her firm belief is the homeopathic approach is an effective alternative in many cases to the use of medicines such as Ritalin. Sam is co-founder and practitioner at The Happy Baby Clinic, which is a Natural Holistic Centre for mothers and their babies. She specialises in Homeopathic Coaching and runs www.TheHomeopathicCoach.com to enable and empower individuals to use basic homeopathy in at home.
Sam Adkins is also a sought after speaker, and is well known for providing valuable insights into health and wellness. She is a member of the Australian Register of Homeopaths and the Australian Homeopathic Association.
Creating Nutrient-Rich and Therapeutic Foods
BHSc Nut Med
As a Nutritionist Jillaine operates a mobile consultancy supporting people with their diet-related health endeavours in their own home kitchens. Having encountered increasing numbers of families affected by autistic spectrum disorders Jillaine sought to find dietary cause, effects and remedies to this rapidly expanding problem. Attending last year’s MINDD foundation seminar in Sydney provided critical insights and focus for Jillaine. She is thrilled to be able to support the families of ASD children and others in this valuable role, offering dietary and practical support and solutions.
Maria Hunt is Head of Australia for Body Ecology (USA) and she is also the spokesperson for AGM Foods/Grainfields Australia.
Maria practises alongside a medical doctor in Sydney and she regularly commutes between her two busy practises in Sydney and Armidale, NSW. Whilst using the Body Ecology principles (B.E.D.) she also works within the parameters of the Pfeiffer and DAN protocols for individuals within the Autism spectrum.
Maria conducts consults all around the world via phone or in person. She presents at international conferences, lectures throughout Australia and she is a frequent guest on the TVSN health channel; successfully launching and advocating the benefits of fermented food products.
Food By Holly Davis is nurturing, nourishing, delectable wholefood.
Holly’s vision ‘to feed people love’ has endured and is expressed in her inspiring and informative cookery classes, through her articles and when she is catering or food coaching private or commercial clients. Holly has nourished several children and their families from pre conception to toddlerhood and beyond.
Holly is a patron of the MINDD Foundation, which is committed to providing bio medical answers to ADD, Autism, Asthma and more.
Her cookbook “Nourish” (Simon and Schuster 1999) adorns all the best kitchens in Australia, Britain and the USA. Nourish has helped make wholefood an attractive option with the television series of the same name nearing completion. Until it’s recent closure Holly wrote health pages for News Magazine’s ‘Notebook Magazine’.
Carla Oates, is also known as The Beauty Chef. She is a naturalist and is passionate about nature and the profound synergy we share with it. Carla has been researching and writing about natural beauty and health for the last ten years and is a great advocate for the organic industry, believing that organic skincare and food is the most sustainable choice for the health of both the individual and the environment. She is an avid beauty chef and formulator and has been creating beauty products from foods in her kitchen and herbs from her garden for the last ten years. Carla is the author of the best selling book Feeding Your Skin, the editor of Wellbeing Beauty Book and is the natural beauty columnist for both Wellbeing Magazine and G Magazine.
Kris is the mum of two beautiful children, one of whom is Tim, age 9, who was diagnosed with autism in 2004. After starting dietary and biomedical intervention a few months after his diagnosis, Tim is now mainstreamed at school with his peers and has made amazing progress. Kris founded Allergy Friendly Foods in 2005 to provide foods for the gfcf diet which helped her son so much. Her passion is diet and lifestyle changes which have been the backbone of Tim's recovery. She is currently studying at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in the US to become a Health and Nutrition Coach with the aim of working with families of kids with autism, ADD and allergies.
My career in environment , landscape gardening and growing food began in my grandfathers backyard when I could crawl. It then expanded into an appreciation of the land on my godfathers 2000acre property in the Bylong Valley NSW. This connection to the land and growing things grew into my Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Degree at UNSW. During this time my interest in water, food and ecology was further expanded through ongoing Permaculture Design studies, Catchment Management as well as Aquaculture studies. Water became an underlying interest and passion, and research into the Keyline Design of agricultural land was applied to my design projects and my final year thesis " Ecology, Sustainability, Awareness and Responsibilty For The Enrichment of Human Settlements".
My passion for all things garden and growing has more recently translated into the co-creation, production and hosting of Costa's Garden Odyssey on SBS. The show is all about engaging entertaining and informing people of the importance of our connection to chemical free food, its production in the landscape and the ongoing nurturing of landscapes of permanence.
Helen Padarin is a biomedical naturopath and nutritionist working to help children and adults with MIND disorders. Helen utilises nutrition, specific diets, such as GAPS and BED, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine and lifestyle habits. To achieve health and treatment goals. She is passionate about real food, fermented foods and educating and empowering individuals and families to take control of their health. Helen contributes articles to health magazines and has written a chapter on paediatrics, autism and ADHD for the textbook for practitioners and university students called "Clinical Naturopathic Medicine" published by Elsevier and released in June 2011. Helen has a practices in Sydney Australia and Wellington NZ. See www.nourish-ed.com for more info.
Science (Practitioner) Lectures 13th August
Prof. Michael Fenech
Dr Nancy O'hara
Biomedical Overviews and Updates
Immunological Disease & Autism (PANDAS)
Gastro Intestinal Issues & Autism
Dr Frank Golik
The Integrative Approach; Biomedicine, Diet & Allied Therapies
Liver Detoxification and Disease Prevention and Treatment
Devin Houston PhD
David Quig PhD
Abnormal Transmethylation & Transsulfuration Metabolism in ASD
Science (Practitioner) Lectures & Case Studies 14th August
Dr Nancy O'Hara
Case Studies: Abnormal Metabolism, mitochondrial dysfunction and Oxidative Stress
Neurologic Abnormalities/seizures 2)Detoxification
Setting up/Enhancing Your Practice
David Quig PhD
Objective Testing & Treatment for Toxic Metal Retention
Brain Chemistry and hormones in Childhood Disorders
General (Carer) Lectures Saturday 13th August
Dr Robyn Cosford
The Childhood Epidemic; Implications for Modern Disease
Dr Frank Golik
Overview; Integrative Treatments for Childhood Disorders & Disease
The Triad of Health; Structure, Biochemistry & Emotion
Dr Nancy O'Hara
Biomedical Intervention Overview & Updates
Dr Marilyn Dyson
Introduction to Neuro & Behavioural Therapies; Behaviourall Optometry, Sound Therapy, Sensory Integration, Movement, Speech & Language
Food Is Medicine – General (Carer) Lectures and Cooking Demonstrations 14th August
Creating Nutrient-Rich and Therapeutic Foods
Cooking Demo; Foods for Digestive Health (Body Ecology Diet)
Submissions are welcome for Poster Presentations which cover clinically relevant information to the key topics of the Forum. Abstract and Poster Display Submission Deadline: Monday 23, May 2011 Please submit application and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindd Foundation invites submissions of abstracts from health professionals on a broad range of topics relating to Biomedicine, Nutrition, Allied Therapies and Neuro Development, demonstrating the integration of practice, education and scholarship. Specific topics include but are not limited to incorporating the modalities listed above into your practice, results of biomedical/integrative interventions you have made with a specific patient population or patient teaching projects involving any of the modalities. Please download Poster Application form to submit abstracts/poster presentations.
The Poster schedule will be uploaded on the website in June. Posters will run throughout the day in the Vice Regal Room next to the cafeteria.
Continuing Professional Development/Education
CPD points will be sought from relevant professional bodies and their counterparts where available including:
Chiropractor's Association of Australia (CAA) – APPROVED, 17 Hours of Formal Learning Activity
National Herbalist Association of Australia (NHAA) - APPROVED Eligible for NHAA CPE points
Australian Naturopathic Practitioner Association (ANPA) - APPROVED 1 point per seminar hour
Australian Homeopathic Association (AHA) – APPROVED A maximum of 13.5 Points could be claimed, comprising a maximum of 1 'A' point, and the rest 'B' points, depending on individual attendance.
Australian Osteopathic Association (AOA) – The AOA are still waiting on OBA (Osteopathy Board of Australia) guidelines to be released and have recently been advised that the final guidelines are unlikely until September or October 2011. Therefore the AOA considers it in the best interest of members and course providers that any approvals are not possible until they have a firm understanding of the Osteopathy Board of Australia CPD guidelines.
Complementary Medicine Association (CMA) - APPROVED 1 point per seminar hour
In order to receive CPD points you must attend both days of Practitioner Training.
NB: If you are not a practitioner you are still able to purchase tickets to attend Science (Practitioner) sessions but please be aware that these sessions assume a certain level of knowledge and the focus will be on how to take histories, run tests and effectively treat a number of diseases and disorders. ATTENTION: PRACTITIONERS
In order to receive CPD points you must attend both days of Science(Practitioner) sessions.
Included in the price of your ticket is morning tea and printed copies of the Power Points. Lunch is not included in your ticket but may be purchased at the cafeteria on the Mezzanine Level.
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Sponsors and supporting organisations
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