2018 Pre-Conference Workshop

2018 Pre-Conference Workshop

Mitochondrial Dysfunction: Understanding the powerhouse of the body

Thank-you to everyone who attended the Pre-Conference workshop for 2018 developed by AIMA in collaboration with A5M, delegates who have completed evaluation forms will receive their RACGP QI&CPD points.

"….we are seeing only the tip of the iceberg of the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in our patients' disease and ill health.
As the environment becomes more polluted and drug prescribing increases, this problem will become even worse.
The good news is that there is a lot we can do to help."

from Mitochondria - Fundamental to Life and Health Joseph Pizzorno, ND 

Join us at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

Friday 3rd August 2018 

$600 1 day workshop | $550 Member price

this workshop has been developed by AIMA in collaboration with A5M

RACGP QI&CPD Activity 139063 13 Category 2 Points

​Australasian Integrative Medicine Society (AIMA)

A one-day workshop to review the foundations of mitochondria dysfunction, examining the role of genetic factors, exercise, diet, mediations and drugs, environmental toxins have on mitochondrial function and its relationship to chronic diseases. We will also look at the effect on brain health, heart health, cancer, metabolic syndrome and chronic disease etc.

Relevance to General Practice

Mitochondrial DNA Mutations are present in one in 200 people with at least one in 5,000 suffering from severe disease. This means it is likely that most GPs will have patients with mitochondrial disorders at some time in their practice.

Mitochondrial disease can be very difficult to diagnose because mitochondrial disease can affect so many organs and tissues of the body. This means that patients may present with a range of difficult to diagnose symptoms. Understanding the range of symptoms that patients may present with, the testing available to diagnose mitochondrial disorders, and strategies for treating these patients is essential knowledge for GPs.

Learning Outcomes

1. Outline the role of mitochondria in innate immunity response

2. Identify a range of environmental stressors which can impact patient health

3. Specify diet and lifestlye changes that support a healthy mitochondrial life-cycle

4. Determine appropriate testing and therapeutic strategies for patients who present with mitochondrial dysfunction

5. Communicate the relationship of mitochondrial dysfunction to autoimmune and chronic disease

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Workshop Topics & Speakers

​"Mitochondria: At the core of immunity and immune dysfunction"

Dr Jim Parker 


Obsertrician, Gynaecologist & Endoscopic Surgeon ACNEM Board Member 

"The impact of the built environment on health"

Lucinda Curran 

MA BA BHSc (Chinese Medicine) (SSNT) Dipl Teaching, Cert IV Building Biology (ACES), AdvDipl Building Biology (ACES)

Building Biologist

​"Mitochondria: The signalling pathways for nutrient sensing and cell survival"
"Assessing mitochondrial function"

Dr Rhona Creegan

PhD BSc(BiomedSc) MNutrMed MSc ClinBiochem

Nutritional Biochemist & Nutritionist

"Autoimmune disorders and relationship to mitochondrial dysfunction and chronic disease"

Cheryl Wiggins


Compounding Pharmacist

"Case Study: Reversing cognitive decline"

Dr John Hart

MBBS MSptMed, BPE(Hons) Uni Medal, BAppSc, BA

Integrative, Anti-ageing & Sports Medicine GP"

"Mitotoxicity in substance use disorder"

​Dr Michael Osiecki 

PhD BE(Chemocal) BBiotech (Hons)

Managing Director & Owner, Bio Concepts

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