Melbourne, Australia - 22nd-26th November 2012
Primary Course in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine
4 days, 22-25 November + 2 months online access, 80 Cat 1 RACGP Points.
The ACNEM Primary Course in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (NEM) provides foundation postgraduate training in NEM, covering key nutritional, environmental and biochemical factors in health and well being, and treatment approaches to many of the conditions seen in primary care. The course provides the nutritional biochemistry and physiology not taught at medical school or during registrar training, and the application of this knowledge in clinical practice. The course is designed and delivered by the expert ACNEM Faculty to be highly practical with a focus on immediate clinical application for improved patient outcomes and safety, and is suitable for GPs, registrars, specialists and other graduate healthcare professionals.
Oral Health Imperatives - Applications of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine in the Oral Cavity. The Gateway to the Respiratory and Digestive Tracts
1 day, 22 November, 40 Cat 1 RACGP Points.
The artificial divide between internal medicine and dentistry, is just that, artificial. The oral cavity is the gateway to the respiratory system and digestive tracts and unsurprisingly, disease or dysfunction in the oral cavity can have profound effects throughout out the rest of the body. This practical one-day workshop is designed for both medical doctors and dentists, and other graduate healthcare professionals. Dentists will learn important applications of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine in dentistry while medical doctors will learn of the impacts of periodontal inflammation and infections in systemic disease. Expert dentists and medical specialists will also explore the impact of dental crowding on airway, breathing and posture, the challenges of biocompatibility and toxicity of dental restorative materials, and jaw mechanics and chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Environmental Health Imperatives– Exposure, Sensitivity, Toxicity and Detoxification
1 day, 23 November, 40 Cat 1 RACGP Points.
Living in the 21st century we are under the constant influence of thousands of chemicals. Many of these are insidious in our daily lives; the paints, carpets, beds, furnishings and gases from white goods in our homes and the interior materials in our cars, diesel fumes on our roads, runoffs and particulate matter from industry, chemicals in plastics and packaging, cosmetics and toiletries, pesticides in our foods as well as preservatives and additives to the same food to enhance shelf life. Where is our good health and well-being protected in this cauldron of chemicals? This practical workshop will explore industrial, food-based and other environmental pollutants and toxicants that affect our health and have far reaching effects for future generations. With the help of experts in the field, we will explore education to assist our patients make informed choices, indications and clinical treatment options where available.
A to Z of NEM - Putting it into Practice. A practical workshop on common conditions, investigations and pathology testing in general practice
2 days, 24-25 November, 40 Cat 1 RACGP Points.
Join a dynamic and interesting group of ACNEM Fellows who have all successfully integrated Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (NEM) into general practice. Through case history presentations and small group problem solving sessions we will explore detailed history taking, pathology testing and treatment options for many presentations that are common to clinical practice. In addition to the usual array of pathology testing, we will consider specialised urine, blood and stool testing to support diagnosis and show how and when to use these often expensive tests. Come and share the wealth of knowledge and experience of Fellows of the College with many years of varied and specialised NEM practice. This workshop will assist you to integrate NEM into your own practice for improved patient outcomes and safety or to improve your confidence and treatment options in NEM.
Heavy Metal Detoxification Workshop with optional Certification
26 November, 1 day face-to-face + equivalent of 1 day online + assessment, 3 months online access, RACGP points do not apply to this workshop.
Mercury, Lead, Cadmium, Aluminium, Arsenic and Copper toxicity can be challenging to diagnose, let alone treat. Many general practice presentations express a “never well since…” dental work, renovating a house, having an injection, changing jobs history. These patients may have varied or vague symptoms such as headaches, non-specific fatigue, memory loss, numb hands and feet, constant viruses or generally feeling unwell or tired all the time. They may be suffering the effects of acute or chronic exposure to one or more heavy metals. Join our team of experts to gain an understanding of the individual picture of each of the toxic metals, indications and how to diagnose using history taking and pathology testing. We will also explore the detoxification methods available and through case history presentations and small group discussion will explore the controversies surrounding this metal mine field.
ACNEM 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Awards
Saturday 24 November 7pm
The ACNEM Board of Management warmly invites the Fellows and members of the College, partners, colleagues and friends to join us at a celebration of 30 years of pioneering and establishing Nutritional and Environmental Medicine as central to clinical practice.
The 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Awards will be held on the evening of Saturday 24 November in the Ballroom at the Intercontinental Melbourne the Rialto. This historic event will include a special guest speaker, a presentation of the history of the College, Honours and Awards, Fellowship presentations, and of course an extraordinary three course dinner, drinks, entertainment and dancing.
The event will also mark the launch of ACNEM's new vision, mission statement, aims and objectives, an updated constitution and new ten year strategic plan. A revised and reinvigorated Fellowship program will also be launched with new benefits and requirements of Fellowship and membership. The ACNEM Annual General Meeting will be held the same weekend.
This will be a truly memorable night in the company of the largest ever gathering of ACNEM Fellows and members, held in the context of five days of renowned ACNEM training with an overarching environmental theme. For those who also attend some or all of the training on offer, it will be an extraordinary journey of clinical education and inspiration.
40 Category 1 RACGP QA&CPD points usually apply to each face-to-face training course. Points allocation for the online version of the Primary Course will be advised soon. ACRRM points may also be available.
Intercontinental Melbourne the Rialto
495 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia
Phone: 1800 007 697
Located on prestigious Collins Street, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is the newest five star hotel in Melbourne. Nestled in the bustling legal and financial district at the New York end of the Melbourne CBD, this Collins St hotel isclose to Southbank, Docklands and the Yarra River.
A special rate of $260 per night (room only) is available to delegates from 21 November to 25 November inclusive. Bookings must be made directly via this link to access the special rate:
ACNEM Individual Block (You will be asked to input your credit card details to hold the rooms but it won't be chargeduntil you check out)
or phone 1800 007 697 and quote 'ACNEM' to receive discounted rate.
Venue, Transport and Meals
Morning tea, lunch and and afternoon tea are provided in the course fee. Transport, accommodation and other meals are not included. Course attendees are responsible for their own transport, accommodation and additional meal arrangements.
Register / Cost
View course pricing and to register online for this and/or other ACNEM courses click here.
Primary Course in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (NEM) as well as a number of Special Training Programs can be undertaken by distance learning.