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  • Aug
    18
    Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Chronic Disease & Brain Health
    Understanding the powerhouse of the body  

    "….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...
    Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Chronic Disease & Brain Health
    Understanding the powerhouse of the body  

    "….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 by Joseph Pizzorno, ND
    Join us in Sydney on Sunday 18th August 2019, and learn how mitochondrial dysfunction affects our brain health  
    8.30am - 5.30pm Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
    1-day workshop:  $550 Standard price | $500 A5M Member price 

    Why should you attend? 
    “The mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell.” from Association of Psychological Studies 2018 
    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, and 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 and all healthcare practitioners.

    Learning outcomes
    1. Review the basics of mitochondrial function with a focus on the signaling and sensing role, and how this is connected to the immune system and chronic immune system activation. 
    2. How does mitochondrial dysfunction contribute to our most important diseases of the brain, including neurodegenerative disorders, mood and behavioural disorders
    3. Review the evidence that the model of mitochondrial dysfunction is consistent with the new paradigm of the pathogenesis of chronic disease emerging from scientific and clinical studies. 
    4. What environmental, lifestyle, metabolic and nutritional factors injure the mitochondria and how can we best assess this in our patients? How can we use these factors to help protect the brain from damage?
    5. Understand the multi-factor aspects of substance use disorder, and how nutrition can repair specific mitochondrial dysfunction, supporting patients on their journey back to health.
    6. Case study discussion to understand the historical and current factors that can contribute to the investigation options for assessing, and the treatment options, that can reverse mild cognitive decline.
    7. Discuss factors that can lead to dysfunctional mitochondrial pathways, such as environmental toxins, inflammation, hormone imbalances and oxidative stress and options for testing for these and therapeutic strategies that can be implemented based on test results. 
    Don’t miss your chance to attend this important workshop and learn the importance of understanding the powerhouse of the body. Mitochondrial dysfunction can impact everything from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, depression and other chronic diseases and disorders. This workshop will examine the foundational role mitochondria play within the cell and the consequences of dysfunction; exploring the role of genetic factors, exercise, diet, medications and drugs, environmental toxins on mitochondrial function and its relationship to chronic disease. 
    Mitochondrial health is demanding our attention. As the powerhouse of the body, the mitochondria play an important role in cell health; responsible for regulating key metabolites and the biochemical process of cell respiration, converting nutrients into energy. The workshop will distinguish the foundational role mitochondria play within the cell and explore the consequence of dysfunction; examine the role of genetic factors, exercise, diet, medications and drugs, environmental toxins on mitochondrial function and its relationship to chronic disease; explore the effect on brain disease, and other chronic diseases and disorders. 
    Workshop Educators 
    Dr Josephine Braid Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine, FAFRM (RACP), BMBS, BMedSci, ACAAM,
    Dr Rhona Creegan Nutritional Biochemist & Registered Nutritionist, PhD(Neurobiochem), M NutrMed, MSc(ClinBiochem), Dip ACN, BSc(BiomedSc),
    Dr Michael Osiecki Nutritional Biochemistry Researcher, PhD BE(Chemical), BBiotech (Hons),
    Ms Mary-Lou Condon Integrative Medicine Practitioner & Compounding Pharmacist, BPharm, PCCA, ABAAHP, IFM (Compounding), ACAAM, ABAAHP,

    Pharmacists: This activity is eligible for ONE Group 1 credit per hour of contact. ACRRM, ANTA and ATMS points may also apply.
    This 1-day workshop counts as an elective towards the ACAAM (AustralAsian Certification in Anti-Ageing Medicine) to enrol in this course please email admin@a5m.net  

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  • Nov
    23

    A multi-functional approach to Brain and Mental Health 

    This 1-day face-to-face clinical workshop will focus on a preventive, integrative and personalised medicine approach to understanding, assessing and treating conditions resulting from brain injuries and mental health issues.
    Topics covered will include:
    - Optimising cognitive...

    A multi-functional approach to Brain and Mental Health 

    This 1-day face-to-face clinical workshop will focus on a preventive, integrative and personalised medicine approach to understanding, assessing and treating conditions resulting from brain injuries and mental health issues.
    Topics covered will include:
    - Optimising cognitive health 
    - Alzheimer’s risk reduction 
    - PTSD 
    - Mood & Behaviours
    - Depression, Suicide, Dementia 
    - Appetite regulation 
    - Sports injuries 
    - Domestic violence / Pink concussion 
    - Addictions (drugs, alcohol) 
    - Infections 
    - Role of genetics 
    - Defining the root causes and developing strategies and treatment plans for better patient outcomes
    - “Bringing it all together” Case studies and panel discussion, including a GP, Pharmacist, Nutritionist & other relevant experts.

    More content information, learning objectives & presenters announced soon...
    This 1-day workshop counts as an elective towards the ACAAM (AustralAsian Certification in Anti-Ageing Medicine) to enrol in this course please email admin@a5m.net  
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  • Nov
    24

    A multi-functional approach to Men's Health Issues   

    This clinical workshop is 1 full day of face-to-face learning will provide a scientific and integrative approach to male health issues.
    Preventative Men’s Health and Wellness | Mental Health | Sexual Health | Reproductive Health
    Learn integrative and preventive medicine strategies to...

    A multi-functional approach to Men's Health Issues   

    This clinical workshop is 1 full day of face-to-face learning will provide a scientific and integrative approach to male health issues.
    Preventative Men’s Health and Wellness | Mental Health | Sexual Health | Reproductive Health
    Learn integrative and preventive medicine strategies to protect the health and wellbeing of men with a focus on mental health, sexual and reproductive health, stress management, addictions, cardiovascular health, hormonal deficiencies and prostate health.
    This workshop will provide a scientific and integrative approach to male health issues.
    Topics to include:
    - Sexual, reproductive and hormonal health
    - Prostate health
    - Stress management
    - Sexual dysfunction
    - Hormone deficiencies
    - Cardiovascular health
    - Fertility
    - Addictions - alcohol and substances
    - Mental health
    - Therapeutic relationship
    - Address the root causes to male fertility, sexual dysfunction and prostate issues for a better quality of life, through dietary, lifestyle modifications and supplementation

    More content information, learning objectives & presenters announced soon...
    This 1-day workshop counts as an elective towards the ACAAM (AustralAsian Certification in Anti-Ageing Medicine) to enrol in this course please email admin@a5m.net  
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