Professional education seminar: Chinese medicine in Australia

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Chinese medicine in Australia: Evidence, research and practice – a professional education seminar on Saturday 25 June.

Bringing together general practitioners, medical specialists and allied health practitioners, this one day seminar will discuss Chinese medicine practice, philosophy, traditional and scientific evidence, drug interactions and Australia’s regulatory framework. This CPD workshop is aimed at promoting greater awareness of the potential use and regulatory context for Chinese medicine in Australia.

Seminar details
  • When: Saturday, 25 June 2016, 9.30am-4.45pm
  • Where: Thomas Rachel Moore Conference Centre, Liverpool Hospital
  • Attendees: Suitable for medical and allied health practitioners
  • CPD: 40 Category 1 points accredited through the RACGP
  • RSVP: Wednesday, 8 June 2016 to Narelle at nicm@westernsydney.edu.au or by phone on 02 4620 3284
  • Cost: Free

Attendees will develop a better understanding of:

  • Chinese medicine and acupuncture and when might they be appropriate to use;
  • How to evaluate clinical evidence and make practical decisions about patient care;
  • How herbal medicines are regulated, how to find good practitioners;
  • How to access reliable information about what works and more…
Program
Key speakers
  • Professor Alan Bensoussan, Director of the National Institute of Complementary Medicine and Professor of Chinese Medicine.
  • Professor Wei Wang, Deputy President, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.
  • Dr Xiaoshu Zhu, Director of Academic Program in Chinese Medicine at Western Sydney University and a clinical researcher in women’s health and cancer.
  • Professor Andrew McLachlan, Professor of Pharmacy and Aged Care at University of Sydney, research background in herb-drug interactions.
  • Associate Professor Dennis Chang, pharmacologist.
  • Dr Jennifer Hunter, an integrative medicine clinician, NICM researcher on patient reported outcomes.
  • Dr Carolyn Ee, a dual qualified general medical practitioner and Chinese medicine practitioner, with a PhD in acupuncture for women’s health.

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