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Explore our two-day summit agenda, brimming with a diverse array of topics, engaging discussions, and interactive sessions. Over these two days, our esteemed lineup of expert speakers will unravel the intricacies of disease patterns, decode clinical connections, and bridge the gap between test results and effective patient care.

 

 

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[{"content":[{"description":"<div style=\"overflow-x: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 100%; margin: 2px; display: flex; flex-wrap: wrap;\">\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 15px; background-color: rgba(255,255,255,.2); background-opacity: 50%; border-radius: 30px; padding-left: 30px; padding-right: 15px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 20px;\">\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\"><strong><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER | 9:15am - 10:15am</span></strong></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.25; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 24px;\"><span style=\"color: #ebe3f9;\"><strong>What's Old is New Again</strong></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">By <span style=\"text-decoration: underline; color: #ffffff;\"><a href=\"/pathology-summit/speakers#speakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"color: #ffffff; text-decoration: underline;\">Dr Olivia Lesslar</a></span><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"> | KEYNOTE SPEAKER</span></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 16px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><strong>You'll Learn:</strong></span></p>\n<ul style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Novel ways to relook at 'old' wisdom, 'old' practices</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">An update on the importance of blood biomarkers and debates on reference ranges</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Some interesting nuances with HOW to interpret blood biomarkers</span><br><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"></span></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; text-align: center;\">&nbsp;</p>\n</div>\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 20px 4px 4px 30px; color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box;\">\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Ancient practices and wisdoms are back in the spotlight, attracting renewed attention as the key to optimal health and treatment for the chronic disease epidemic. This understanding of the interconnectness of body systems is now called psychoneuroimmunology, and is underpinned by a return to the foundational tenets of health driven by new methods that prove their efficacy.</span></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">This shifting mindset also means that we need to not get carried away by shiny new things, and (re)appreciate that which we already have at our disposal. This includes highlighting the value of conventional pathology and the importance of keeping up-to-date with the nuances of interpreting those tests.</span></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Dr Lesslar will discuss in brief, “old” practices and wisdoms, but update the “why” and the research, including:</span></p>\n<ul>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Sleep</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">The Breath</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Leveraging temperature</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">The role of circadian biology, food and nutrition</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">The researchers who have persisted with Blue zones to focussing on a spotlight on the mind-body connection.</span></li>\n</ul>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Conventional pharmaceutical-heavy medicine can no longer deny that these aspects to life which have held a special place in the armament of the functional medicine world, are fundamental to health, patient and community.&nbsp;</span></p>\n</div>\n</div>","title":"What's Old is New Again | BY DR OLIVIA LESSLAR"},{"description":"<div style=\"overflow-x: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 100%; margin: 2px; display: flex; flex-wrap: wrap;\">\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 15px; background-color: rgba(255,255,255,.2); background-opacity: 50%; border-radius: 30px; padding-left: 30px; padding-right: 15px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 20px;\">\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\"><strong><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER | 11am - 11:45am</span></strong></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.25; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 24px;\"><span style=\"color: #ebe3f9;\"><strong>The Power of Pathology</strong></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">By <span style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"><a href=\"/pathology-summit/speakers#speakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"color: #ffffff; text-decoration: underline;\">Dr Rhona Creegan</a></span></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 16px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><strong>You'll Learn:</strong></span></p>\n<ul style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">How to use and understand general pathology test results</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">How are reference ranges generated and why are there discrepancies between laboratories?</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">How to identify sources of error in test results, if the results don’t make sense</span><br><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"></span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Understanding the difference between ‘reference’ and ‘optimal ranges’</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">How to identify patterns of analytes ‘out of range’ and trends within the results over time</span><br><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"></span></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; text-align: center;\">&nbsp;</p>\n</div>\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 20px 4px 4px 30px; color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box;\">\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">In functional and integrative medicine, we have an impressive tool kit of laboratory tests which can be used to investigate health issues in our patients. However, some of these tests are expensive and out of financial reach for many. Most patients do, however, have access to pathology tests. Interpreting these tests can be confusing due to reporting variations and different reference ranges of the same tests between different laboratories.</span></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">How are laboratory reference ranges generated and why are there discrepancies? Outside of laboratory reference ranges, the results can provide hidden information that can be used to discover underlying pathology. We can use ‘optimal ranges’ for many of these tests which can detect altered biochemistry and functional changes before a test result becomes diagnostic for a given pathology.</span></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Identifying patterns in multiple tests can be used to understand the drivers of an individual’s health concerns and how these values are changing as the patient clinically improves or declines. This also allows us to monitor therapeutic strategies over time. This presentation will demonstrate how to harness the power of general pathology test results and how to identify obvious and subtle signs of dysfunction in our patients.</span></p>\n</div>\n</div>","title":"The Power of Pathology | BY DR RHONA CREEGAN"},{"description":"<div style=\"overflow-x: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 100%; margin: 2px; display: flex; flex-wrap: wrap;\">\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 15px; background-color: rgba(255,255,255,.2); background-opacity: 50%; border-radius: 30px; padding-left: 30px; padding-right: 15px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 20px;\">\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\"><strong><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER | 1:30pm - 2:30pm</span></strong></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.25; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 24px;\"><span style=\"color: #ebe3f9;\"><strong>Long COVID and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Same Same But Different?</strong></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">By <span style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"><a href=\"/pathology-summit/speakers#speakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"color: #ffffff; text-decoration: underline;\">Prof. Pete Smith</a></span>&nbsp; | KEYNOTE SPEAKER</span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 16px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><strong>You'll Learn:</strong></span></p>\n<ul style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">The various overlapping “threats” that initiate ME/CFS and Long COVID</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">The common pathophysiology underpinning ME/CFS and Long COVID </span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">How to use conventional pathology to exclude conditions that mimic ME/CFS </span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">The strategic use of nutrients and other therapies to effect change in patients suffering from the conditions&nbsp;</span><br><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"></span></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; text-align: center;\">&nbsp;</p>\n</div>\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 20px 4px 4px 30px; color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box;\">\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Long COVID is emerging as a phenotype of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), with evidence that the virus and the vaccine are “threats”, initiating the condition and the unique symptom picture. This link has renewed research interest in ME/CFS, uncovering gene defects, pathology markers and therapies that can modify the condition.&nbsp;<br><br><br>Professor Pete Smith is an adjunct professor at the Menzies National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases at Griffith University and a practicing allergist. He will detail the overlap between Long COVID and ME/CFS symptoms and pathophysiology, and discuss the diagnostic criteria.&nbsp;<br><br><br>He will also outline essential biomarkers to investigate for differential diagnoses and the biochemistry behind nutrient prescriptions for these conditions.&nbsp;</span></p>\n</div>\n</div>","title":"Long COVID and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Same Same But Different? | BY PROF. PETE SMITH"},{"description":"<div style=\"overflow-x: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 100%; margin: 2px; display: flex; flex-wrap: wrap;\">\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 15px; background-color: rgba(255,255,255,.2); background-opacity: 50%; border-radius: 30px; padding-left: 30px; padding-right: 15px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 20px;\"><a id=\"session4\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\"><strong><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER | 3:15pm - 4:30pm</span></strong></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.25; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 24px;\"><span style=\"color: #ebe3f9;\"><strong>Beyond The Thyroid: Unravelling Markers of Pathology</strong></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">By <span style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"><a href=\"/pathology-summit/speakers#speakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"color: #ffffff; text-decoration: underline;\">Tara Nelson</a></span></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 16px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><strong>You'll Learn:</strong></span></p>\n<ul style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Diagnostic tools and techniques, and testing guidelines</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Thyroid pathology markers and how they contribute to diagnosis and related biomarkers</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Clinical presentations and cases studies - including the patient who flips between hyper and hypothyroid states; and Euthyroid sick syndrome</span><br><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"></span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Current trends and future directions in thyroid assessments</span></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; text-align: center;\">&nbsp;</p>\n</div>\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 20px 4px 4px 30px; color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box;\">\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Experienced thyroid focussed naturopath Tara Nelson will delve into the intricate world of thyroid disorders, exploring markers that extend beyond routine diagnostics. This presentation goes beyond the basics, examining the nuanced role of specific markers in deciphering thyroid pathology. We navigate through the landscape of thyroid function and how they contribute to diagnosis. Tara will also explore related biomarkers, diagnostic tools and techniques, and testing guidelines, shedding light on their collective significance in clinical assessments. </span></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">This session aims to empower attendees with a comprehensive understanding of how these markers influence diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment decisions. Join us in uncovering the subtleties of thyroid pathology.</span></p>\n</div>\n</div>","title":"Beyond the Thyroid: Unravelling markers of pathology | BY TARA NELSON"},{"description":"<div style=\"overflow-x: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 100%; margin: 2px; display: flex; flex-wrap: wrap;\">\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 15px; background-color: rgba(255,255,255,.2); background-opacity: 50%; border-radius: 30px; padding-left: 30px; padding-right: 30px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 20px;\">\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\"><strong><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER | 4:30pm - 5:15pm</span></strong></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.25; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 24px;\"><span style=\"color: #ebe3f9;\"><strong>The Five Elements: A Food as Medicine Approach</strong></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">By <span style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"><a href=\"/pathology-summit/speakers#speakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"color: #ffffff; text-decoration: underline;\">Janella Purcell</a></span></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 16px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><strong>You'll Learn:</strong></span></p>\n<ul style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">How to identify all 5 elements in a patient, especially the dominant two.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">To use The Zang-Fu Theory to help identify a client’s dominant elements before recommending appropriate treatment - be it herbal medicine, supplements, diet, lifestyle or emotional changes.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">The Five Elements through preparing the same meal slightly differently to suit the various elements.</span><br><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"></span></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; text-align: center;\">&nbsp;</p>\n</div>\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 20px 4px 4px 30px; color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box;\">\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">End the first day with a reminder to treat the person, not just the numbers, using the Five Elements. This fascinating ancient framework has for millennia been used to help explain our human similarities and connection to the world around us.</span></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">We are made up of the same substances as the natural world around us, so 5 Element Theory shows us how we are therefore influenced by the seasons, and the cosmos - just as other living beings are in this eco-system and beyond.</span></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Further, it can also give us a better understanding of how the organs of the physical body interact, contributing to our body-mind health, reactions and tendencies.</span></p>\n</div>\n</div>","title":"The Five Elements: A Food As Medicine Approach | BY JANELLA PURCELL"}],"nav_icon":{"icon_field":{"icon_set":"fontawesome-5.14.0","name":"Alternate Calendar","type":"REGULAR","unicode":"f073"},"image":{"alt":"shipping-icon","height":40,"loading":"lazy","max_height":512,"max_width":512,"size_type":"exact","src":"https://24189298.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/24189298/shipping-icon.webp","width":40}},"tab_title":"DAY 1 - FRIDAY"},{"content":[{"description":"<div style=\"overflow-x: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 100%; margin: 2px; display: flex; flex-wrap: wrap;\">\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 15px; background-color: rgba(255,255,255,.2); background-opacity: 50%; border-radius: 30px; padding-left: 30px; padding-right: 15px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 20px;\">\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\"><strong><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER | 8:45am - 9:45am</span></strong></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.25; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 24px;\"><span style=\"color: #ebe3f9;\"><strong>Laboratory Tests for Kidney Functions: General Pathology is Useful if You Know How to Analyse It</strong></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">By <span style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"><a href=\"/pathology-summit/speakers#speakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"color: #ffffff; text-decoration: underline;\">Assist. Prof. Dr. Patana Teng-umnuay</a></span> | KEYNOTE SPEAKER</span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 16px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><strong>You'll Learn:</strong></span></p>\n<ul style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">The optimal ranges for:</span>\n<ul style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><span>Creatinine vs. Calculated GFR </span></span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><span>Creatinine measure muscle mass</span></span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><span>BUN/Cr ratio</span></span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><span>Cystatin C</span></span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><span>Spot urine test for microalbuminuria and how to treat</span></span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><span>Uric acid</span></span></li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">How to use these tests to identify early kidney dysfunction</span></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; text-align: center;\">&nbsp;</p>\n</div>\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 20px 4px 4px 30px; color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box;\">\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Chronic kidney diseases have become worldwide epidemics. Doctors and researchers are trying to come up with novel blood tests that can help with early CKD predictions. However, most of these tests are expensive, used for research purposes and not available to the general public. Moreover, the tests are useless unless doctors know how to find the cause of worsening kidney function which is most often certain allopathic drugs. If these are not withdrawn, the tests will be meaningless.</span></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Whilst current conventional blood tests are very useful, the analysis and interpretation are less understood. In addition, integrative practitioners need to know what to do and how to explain to patients the implications of abnormal laboratory tests. Understanding the biochemistry behind these tests such as creatinine versus calculated GFR, cystatin C, blood urea nitrogen, testing proteinuria using various methods, and uric acid will help practitioners explain and plan for the patients’ future.</span></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Many times in Dr Patana’s practice he was able to confidently tell his patients that “I believe as long as you follow my guidelines and strictly to your good lifestyle, you won’t have to face a dialysis machine in this lifetime.\"</span></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">But that will be another lecture!</span></p>\n</div>\n</div>","title":"Laboratory Tests For Kidney Function: General Pathology Is Useful If You Know How To Analyse It | BY ASST. PROF. DR. PATANA TENG-UMNUAY"},{"description":"<div style=\"overflow-x: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 100%; margin: 2px; display: flex; flex-wrap: wrap;\">\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 15px; background-color: rgba(255,255,255,.2); background-opacity: 50%; border-radius: 30px; padding-left: 30px; padding-right: 15px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 20px;\">\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\"><strong><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER | 9:45am - 10:30am</span></strong></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.25; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 24px;\"><span style=\"color: #ebe3f9;\"><strong>Navigating the Modern Diabetes Maze</strong></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">By <span style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"><a href=\"/pathology-summit/speakers#speakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"color: #ffffff; text-decoration: underline;\">Dr Gary Deed</a></span></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 16px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><strong>You'll Learn:</strong></span></p>\n<ul style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">The connections between blood markers to identify Type 2 diabetes early and to monitor treatment progress</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">How to safely navigate new diabetes drugs including Ozempic, SGLT2 (Sodium-glucose transport protein 2) inhibitors and modern insulins </span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Ways to manage various diabetes complications including neuropathy, heart failure and wound care/infection control</span><br><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"></span></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; text-align: center;\">&nbsp;</p>\n</div>\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 20px 4px 4px 30px; color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box;\">\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">New diabetes medications like Ozempic have hit the headlines for their ability to help with weight management. But what are the side effects of using these drugs?&nbsp;</span><br><br><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">With Type 2 diabetes cases slowly rising each year in Australia - there are now one in 20 people with the condition - these new-age drugs are a minefield to work around safely.&nbsp;</span><br><br><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Dr Gary Deed, who has dedicated his career to diabetes management, will navigate the new medication landscape, and detail the relevant blood markers practitioners can use for early detection and to monitor medication and other treatment progress.&nbsp;</span></p>\n</div>\n</div>","title":"Navigating the Modern Diabetes Maze | BY DR GARY DEED"},{"description":"<div style=\"overflow-x: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 100%; margin: 2px; display: flex; flex-wrap: wrap;\">\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 15px; background-color: rgba(255,255,255,.2); background-opacity: 50%; border-radius: 30px; padding-left: 30px; padding-right: 15px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 20px;\">\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\"><strong><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER | 11:15am - 12pm</span></strong></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.25; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 24px;\"><span style=\"color: #ebe3f9;\"><strong>Rising Incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How Blood Testing Can Help</strong></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">By <span style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"><a href=\"/pathology-summit/speakers#speakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"color: #ffffff; text-decoration: underline;\">Dr Charlotte Middleton</a></span></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 16px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><strong>You'll Learn:</strong></span></p>\n<ul style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">How to find the hidden gems in conventional pathology that can lead you to suspect IBD</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">The typical (and atypical) presentations of UC and Crohn’s Disease</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">How to combine conventional testing with other investigations such as radiology, stool sampling and food intolerance testing</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Treatment and prevention strategies</span></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; text-align: center;\">&nbsp;</p>\n</div>\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 20px 4px 4px 30px; color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box;\">\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Inflammatory Bowel Diseases have almost doubled in Australia in the last decade, along with a rise in autoimmune conditions in general.</span></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Dr Charlotte Middleton will demonstrate how an understanding of the subtleties of conventional pathology can help you differentiate inflammatory bowel diseases from other gut related pathologies.</span></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">She will delve into causative factors, the role of appropriate interventions and prevention strategies, using two cases studies to cement participants’ learning.</span></p>\n</div>\n</div>","title":"Rising Incidence Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How Blood Testing Can Help | BY DR CHARLOTTE MIDDLETON"},{"description":"<div style=\"overflow-x: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 100%; margin: 2px; display: flex; flex-wrap: wrap;\">\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 15px; background-color: rgba(255,255,255,.2); background-opacity: 50%; border-radius: 30px; padding-left: 30px; padding-right: 15px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 20px;\">\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\"><strong><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER | 12pm - 12:45pm</span></strong></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.25; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 24px;\"><span style=\"color: #ebe3f9;\"><strong>Cancer and Conventional Pathology: The Gems Held Within</strong></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">By <span style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"><a href=\"/pathology-summit/speakers#speakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"color: #ffffff; text-decoration: underline;\">Dr Janet Schloss</a></span></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 16px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><strong>You'll Learn:</strong></span></p>\n<ul style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">The pathology tests that are used regularly in oncology</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">What the results indicate</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">The other tests that you can order to assist patients through treatment and post treatment</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">How to translate the test results to patients in a meaningful way</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">What tests you can use for testing potential prevention monitoring</span></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; text-align: center;\">&nbsp;</p>\n</div>\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 20px 4px 4px 30px; color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box;\">\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Pathology comes in many forms from traditional pathology tests to functional medicine testing. It is important that all integrative health practitioners have a good understanding of the pathology used for cancer treatments and patient monitoring. Some of these are general pathology and histology tests used in general cancer treatment.</span></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">These results can help you assess the patient’s status; how they are responding to treatment; how their cancer, if active, is responding and how you can support them. In addition, there are a number of tests that can be ordered to assist in identifying the patient status that can be used for the prevention of recurrence or metastases.</span></p>\n</div>\n</div>","title":"Cancer And Conventional Pathology: The Gems Held Within | BY DR JANET SCHLOSS"},{"description":"<div style=\"overflow-x: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 100%; margin: 2px; display: flex; flex-wrap: wrap;\">\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 15px; background-color: rgba(255,255,255,.2); background-opacity: 50%; border-radius: 30px; padding-left: 30px; padding-right: 15px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 20px;\">\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\"><strong><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER | 2pm - 2:45pm</span></strong></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.25; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 24px;\"><span style=\"color: #ebe3f9;\"><strong>Women's Health: Making Clinical Decisions Based on Conventional Pathology Testing</strong></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">By <span style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"><a href=\"/pathology-summit/speakers#speakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"color: #ffffff; text-decoration: underline;\">Lara Briden ND</a></span></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 16px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><strong>You'll Learn:</strong></span></p>\n<ul style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">The value of conventional pathology for assessing women’s health conditions like PCOS, premenstrual mood problems, and perimenopause</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">How many women’s health symptoms are driven by underlying issues like insulin resistance and inflammation</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Using a clinical case, how to detect underlying issues and devise treatment options </span></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; text-align: center;\">&nbsp;</p>\n</div>\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 20px 4px 4px 30px; color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box;\">\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Women’s health is not separate from general health. Instead, many women’s health symptoms are an expression of underlying health conditions such as iron deficiency, chronic inflammation and insulin resistance. </span></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">In this presentation, experienced naturopath Lara Briden will share her approach to case-taking and pathology testing and offer you a fresh take on the common pathology reports your patient may already have.</span></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Learn how to interpret those reports through the lens of a holistic approach to women’s health and provide your patients with simple, actionable treatment strategies based on assessment and testing they can afford.</span></p>\n</div>\n</div>","title":"Women’s Health: Making Clinical Decisions Based On Conventional Pathology Testing | BY LARA BRIDEN ND"},{"description":"<div style=\"overflow-x: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 100%; margin: 2px; display: flex; flex-wrap: wrap;\">\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 15px; background-color: rgba(255,255,255,.2); background-opacity: 50%; border-radius: 30px; padding-left: 30px; padding-right: 15px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 20px;\">\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\"><strong><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER | 2:45pm - 3:30pm</span></strong></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2.5; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.25; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 24px;\"><span style=\"color: #ebe3f9;\"><strong>The Biochemistry and Biomechanics of Breathing - The Impact on Health</strong></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">By <span style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"><a href=\"/pathology-summit/speakers#speakers\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"color: #ffffff; text-decoration: underline;\">Mim Beim</a></span></span></p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 2; padding-right: 5px; text-align: left; font-size: 16px;\"><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\"><strong>You'll Learn:</strong></span></p>\n<ul style=\"font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;\">\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">How to identify dysfunctional breathing</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Which conditions dysfunctional breathing contribute</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">Simple in-clinic breathing exercises to guide patients as part of their prescriptions</span></li>\n</ul>\n<p style=\"font-weight: normal; text-align: center;\">&nbsp;</p>\n</div>\n<div style=\"max-width: 400px; width: 100%; padding: 20px 4px 4px 30px; color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box;\">\n<p><span style=\"color: #ffffff;\">You take 20-30,000 breaths each day. 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What's Old is New Again | BY DR OLIVIA LESSLAR

 

FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER | 9:15am - 10:15am

 

What's Old is New Again

By Dr Olivia Lesslar | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

You'll Learn:

  • Novel ways to relook at 'old' wisdom, 'old' practices
  • An update on the importance of blood biomarkers and debates on reference ranges
  • Some interesting nuances with HOW to interpret blood biomarkers

 

Ancient practices and wisdoms are back in the spotlight, attracting renewed attention as the key to optimal health and treatment for the chronic disease epidemic. This understanding of the interconnectness of body systems is now called psychoneuroimmunology, and is underpinned by a return to the foundational tenets of health driven by new methods that prove their efficacy.

 

This shifting mindset also means that we need to not get carried away by shiny new things, and (re)appreciate that which we already have at our disposal. This includes highlighting the value of conventional pathology and the importance of keeping up-to-date with the nuances of interpreting those tests.

 

Dr Lesslar will discuss in brief, “old” practices and wisdoms, but update the “why” and the research, including:

  • Sleep
  • The Breath
  • Leveraging temperature
  • The role of circadian biology, food and nutrition
  • The researchers who have persisted with Blue zones to focussing on a spotlight on the mind-body connection.

 

Conventional pharmaceutical-heavy medicine can no longer deny that these aspects to life which have held a special place in the armament of the functional medicine world, are fundamental to health, patient and community. 

The Power of Pathology | BY DR RHONA CREEGAN

 

FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER | 11am - 11:45am

 

The Power of Pathology

By Dr Rhona Creegan

 

 

You'll Learn:

  • How to use and understand general pathology test results
  • How are reference ranges generated and why are there discrepancies between laboratories?
  • How to identify sources of error in test results, if the results don’t make sense
  • Understanding the difference between ‘reference’ and ‘optimal ranges’
  • How to identify patterns of analytes ‘out of range’ and trends within the results over time

 

In functional and integrative medicine, we have an impressive tool kit of laboratory tests which can be used to investigate health issues in our patients. However, some of these tests are expensive and out of financial reach for many. Most patients do, however, have access to pathology tests. Interpreting these tests can be confusing due to reporting variations and different reference ranges of the same tests between different laboratories.

 

How are laboratory reference ranges generated and why are there discrepancies? Outside of laboratory reference ranges, the results can provide hidden information that can be used to discover underlying pathology. We can use ‘optimal ranges’ for many of these tests which can detect altered biochemistry and functional changes before a test result becomes diagnostic for a given pathology.

 

Identifying patterns in multiple tests can be used to understand the drivers of an individual’s health concerns and how these values are changing as the patient clinically improves or declines. This also allows us to monitor therapeutic strategies over time. This presentation will demonstrate how to harness the power of general pathology test results and how to identify obvious and subtle signs of dysfunction in our patients.

Long COVID and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Same Same But Different? | BY PROF. PETE SMITH

 

FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER | 1:30pm - 2:30pm

 

Long COVID and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Same Same But Different?

By Prof. Pete Smith  | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

 

You'll Learn:

  • The various overlapping “threats” that initiate ME/CFS and Long COVID
  • The common pathophysiology underpinning ME/CFS and Long COVID
  • How to use conventional pathology to exclude conditions that mimic ME/CFS
  • The strategic use of nutrients and other therapies to effect change in patients suffering from the conditions 

 

Long COVID is emerging as a phenotype of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), with evidence that the virus and the vaccine are “threats”, initiating the condition and the unique symptom picture. This link has renewed research interest in ME/CFS, uncovering gene defects, pathology markers and therapies that can modify the condition. 


Professor Pete Smith is an adjunct professor at the Menzies National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases at Griffith University and a practicing allergist. He will detail the overlap between Long COVID and ME/CFS symptoms and pathophysiology, and discuss the diagnostic criteria. 


He will also outline essential biomarkers to investigate for differential diagnoses and the biochemistry behind nutrient prescriptions for these conditions. 

Beyond the Thyroid: Unravelling markers of pathology | BY TARA NELSON

 

FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER | 3:15pm - 4:30pm

 

Beyond The Thyroid: Unravelling Markers of Pathology

By Tara Nelson

 

 

You'll Learn:

  • Diagnostic tools and techniques, and testing guidelines
  • Thyroid pathology markers and how they contribute to diagnosis and related biomarkers
  • Clinical presentations and cases studies - including the patient who flips between hyper and hypothyroid states; and Euthyroid sick syndrome
  • Current trends and future directions in thyroid assessments

 

Experienced thyroid focussed naturopath Tara Nelson will delve into the intricate world of thyroid disorders, exploring markers that extend beyond routine diagnostics. This presentation goes beyond the basics, examining the nuanced role of specific markers in deciphering thyroid pathology. We navigate through the landscape of thyroid function and how they contribute to diagnosis. Tara will also explore related biomarkers, diagnostic tools and techniques, and testing guidelines, shedding light on their collective significance in clinical assessments. 

 

This session aims to empower attendees with a comprehensive understanding of how these markers influence diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment decisions. Join us in uncovering the subtleties of thyroid pathology.

The Five Elements: A Food As Medicine Approach | BY JANELLA PURCELL

 

FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER | 4:30pm - 5:15pm

 

The Five Elements: A Food as Medicine Approach

By Janella Purcell

 

 

You'll Learn:

  • How to identify all 5 elements in a patient, especially the dominant two.
  • To use The Zang-Fu Theory to help identify a client’s dominant elements before recommending appropriate treatment - be it herbal medicine, supplements, diet, lifestyle or emotional changes.
  • The Five Elements through preparing the same meal slightly differently to suit the various elements.

 

End the first day with a reminder to treat the person, not just the numbers, using the Five Elements. This fascinating ancient framework has for millennia been used to help explain our human similarities and connection to the world around us.

 

We are made up of the same substances as the natural world around us, so 5 Element Theory shows us how we are therefore influenced by the seasons, and the cosmos - just as other living beings are in this eco-system and beyond.

 

Further, it can also give us a better understanding of how the organs of the physical body interact, contributing to our body-mind health, reactions and tendencies.

Laboratory Tests For Kidney Function: General Pathology Is Useful If You Know How To Analyse It | BY ASST. PROF. DR. PATANA TENG-UMNUAY

 

SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER | 8:45am - 9:45am

 

Laboratory Tests for Kidney Functions: General Pathology is Useful if You Know How to Analyse It

By Assist. Prof. Dr. Patana Teng-umnuay | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

 

You'll Learn:

  • The optimal ranges for:
    • Creatinine vs. Calculated GFR
    • Creatinine measure muscle mass
    • BUN/Cr ratio
    • Cystatin C
    • Spot urine test for microalbuminuria and how to treat
    • Uric acid
  • How to use these tests to identify early kidney dysfunction

 

Chronic kidney diseases have become worldwide epidemics. Doctors and researchers are trying to come up with novel blood tests that can help with early CKD predictions. However, most of these tests are expensive, used for research purposes and not available to the general public. Moreover, the tests are useless unless doctors know how to find the cause of worsening kidney function which is most often certain allopathic drugs. If these are not withdrawn, the tests will be meaningless.

 

Whilst current conventional blood tests are very useful, the analysis and interpretation are less understood. In addition, integrative practitioners need to know what to do and how to explain to patients the implications of abnormal laboratory tests. Understanding the biochemistry behind these tests such as creatinine versus calculated GFR, cystatin C, blood urea nitrogen, testing proteinuria using various methods, and uric acid will help practitioners explain and plan for the patients’ future.

 

Many times in Dr Patana’s practice he was able to confidently tell his patients that “I believe as long as you follow my guidelines and strictly to your good lifestyle, you won’t have to face a dialysis machine in this lifetime."

 

But that will be another lecture!

Navigating the Modern Diabetes Maze | BY DR GARY DEED

 

SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER | 9:45am - 10:30am

 

Navigating the Modern Diabetes Maze

By Dr Gary Deed

 

 

You'll Learn:

  • The connections between blood markers to identify Type 2 diabetes early and to monitor treatment progress
  • How to safely navigate new diabetes drugs including Ozempic, SGLT2 (Sodium-glucose transport protein 2) inhibitors and modern insulins
  • Ways to manage various diabetes complications including neuropathy, heart failure and wound care/infection control

 

New diabetes medications like Ozempic have hit the headlines for their ability to help with weight management. But what are the side effects of using these drugs? 

With Type 2 diabetes cases slowly rising each year in Australia - there are now one in 20 people with the condition - these new-age drugs are a minefield to work around safely. 

Dr Gary Deed, who has dedicated his career to diabetes management, will navigate the new medication landscape, and detail the relevant blood markers practitioners can use for early detection and to monitor medication and other treatment progress. 

Rising Incidence Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How Blood Testing Can Help | BY DR CHARLOTTE MIDDLETON

 

SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER | 11:15am - 12pm

 

Rising Incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How Blood Testing Can Help

By Dr Charlotte Middleton

 

 

You'll Learn:

  • How to find the hidden gems in conventional pathology that can lead you to suspect IBD
  • The typical (and atypical) presentations of UC and Crohn’s Disease
  • How to combine conventional testing with other investigations such as radiology, stool sampling and food intolerance testing
  • Treatment and prevention strategies

 

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases have almost doubled in Australia in the last decade, along with a rise in autoimmune conditions in general.

 

Dr Charlotte Middleton will demonstrate how an understanding of the subtleties of conventional pathology can help you differentiate inflammatory bowel diseases from other gut related pathologies.

 

She will delve into causative factors, the role of appropriate interventions and prevention strategies, using two cases studies to cement participants’ learning.

Cancer And Conventional Pathology: The Gems Held Within | BY DR JANET SCHLOSS

 

SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER | 12pm - 12:45pm

 

Cancer and Conventional Pathology: The Gems Held Within

By Dr Janet Schloss

 

 

You'll Learn:

  • The pathology tests that are used regularly in oncology
  • What the results indicate
  • The other tests that you can order to assist patients through treatment and post treatment
  • How to translate the test results to patients in a meaningful way
  • What tests you can use for testing potential prevention monitoring

 

Pathology comes in many forms from traditional pathology tests to functional medicine testing. It is important that all integrative health practitioners have a good understanding of the pathology used for cancer treatments and patient monitoring. Some of these are general pathology and histology tests used in general cancer treatment.

 

These results can help you assess the patient’s status; how they are responding to treatment; how their cancer, if active, is responding and how you can support them. In addition, there are a number of tests that can be ordered to assist in identifying the patient status that can be used for the prevention of recurrence or metastases.

Women’s Health: Making Clinical Decisions Based On Conventional Pathology Testing | BY LARA BRIDEN ND

 

SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER | 2pm - 2:45pm

 

Women's Health: Making Clinical Decisions Based on Conventional Pathology Testing

By Lara Briden ND

 

 

You'll Learn:

  • The value of conventional pathology for assessing women’s health conditions like PCOS, premenstrual mood problems, and perimenopause
  • How many women’s health symptoms are driven by underlying issues like insulin resistance and inflammation
  • Using a clinical case, how to detect underlying issues and devise treatment options

 

Women’s health is not separate from general health. Instead, many women’s health symptoms are an expression of underlying health conditions such as iron deficiency, chronic inflammation and insulin resistance.

 

In this presentation, experienced naturopath Lara Briden will share her approach to case-taking and pathology testing and offer you a fresh take on the common pathology reports your patient may already have.

 

Learn how to interpret those reports through the lens of a holistic approach to women’s health and provide your patients with simple, actionable treatment strategies based on assessment and testing they can afford.

The Biochemistry And Biomechanics Of Breathing - The Impact On Health | BY MIM BEIM

 

SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER | 2:45pm - 3:30pm

 

The Biochemistry and Biomechanics of Breathing - The Impact on Health

By Mim Beim

 

 

You'll Learn:

  • How to identify dysfunctional breathing
  • Which conditions dysfunctional breathing contribute
  • Simple in-clinic breathing exercises to guide patients as part of their prescriptions

 

You take 20-30,000 breaths each day. But are you breathing well? Dysfunctional breathing can contribute to poor sleep, asthma, reflux, concentration, high blood pressure and more.

 

End this jam packed 2-day conference with a fascinating, hands on look at breath.

 

Learn how to identify dysfunctional breathing in your patients and learn simple breathing techniques to prescribe alongside your other treatments.

*Agenda is current as of 1 March 2024 and is subject to change.

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