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Healthy Ageing Conference

We are in the midst of an ageing population explosion. In Australia alone we will have over 4 million people aged 65-84 by 2022! With this comes corresponding complex health issues that will challenge our health system.

  • Do you feel equipped to assist your patients to develop and maintain wellbeing into older age?
  • Are you across the nutritional approaches that can transform chronic disease health outcomes?
  • Do you know what environmental factors may be impacting the quality of life for your ageing patients?

If you answered NO to any of the above, then this on-demand Conference featuring 15+ hours of content with 18 local and international experts from around the globe is for you.


19th, January 2022 @ 3:48 PM AEDT

Dr. Tim Crowe

BSc (Hons), M NutrDiet, PhD 

Join Dr Crowe, in lively discussion on the impact of over and under nutrition on degenerative age-related disease. With a rapidly ageing population worldwide, more adults are becoming at risk of ‘nutritional frailty’. Understanding specialty needs in aging reduces the risk of preventable degenerative health conditions. This presentation will highlight how our nutritional needs change as we age, the factors that make it harder to meet these needs, and the role nutrition plays in promoting healthy ageing and improved quality of life.

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Dr. Rollin McCraty

PhD Director of research Heart Math Institute 

Join Dr. McCraty in lively discussion on the effects of emotions on heart–brain interactions on autonomic, cardiovascular, hormonal, and immune system function. During this workshop Dr. McCraty provides an overview of innovative research findings with important implications for our clients throughout the aging journey. You will learn the clinical benefit of practical self-regulation techniques designed to reduce stress, fatigue and overwhelm, caused by degenerative age-related health conditions. This presentation includes an in-depth discussion of the types of intuition and how heart coherence increases access to non-local intuitive processes. In addition, Dr. McCraty explores how the heart’s magnetic field carries emotional information can be detected by the nervous systems of animals and other people, and new data will show that we are more synchronized to the Earth’s magnetic field than previously understood.

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Dr Felice Gersh

OB-GYN and Integrative Medicine Clinician 

Join Dr Felish Gersh in discussion on hormone health and the aging brain. Women statistically live longer than men, but they live with far more chronic disease, including more emotional disorders and cognitive decline. After menopause, women experience depression and anxiety at rates 2-4 times higher than men and have close to 3 times more Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Underlying the declining brain health of women with age is the severe reduction in the circulating levels sex hormones – estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone – that occurs with the passage of years and menopausal related ovarian senescence. Though menopause is inevitable, cognitive, and emotional decline does not have to be a reality for women. Combining evidenced-based lifestyle approaches with physiological hormone therapy allows women the potential to achieve the healthy longevity they desire and deserve. This presentation will review the relationship of hormones to brain health, complemented by practical protocols for immediate implementation, to facilitate the optimisation of cognitive and emotional health for ageing female patients. “Fear of dementia greatly surpasses fear of all other conditions associated with aging” Dr Felice Gersh.

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Professor Michael Fenech

Join Professor Michael Fenech in learning about the epigenetic effects of ageing and environmental factors. Explore emerging evidence about the role of dietary factors in promoting epigenetic changes in aging. Discover which epigenetic profiles are/are not robust predictors of health outcomes and the causes of epigenetic changes predicting beneficial/adverse health outcomes. Discuss the epigenetic effects of micronutrients and develop new knowledge on how to make dietary recommendations to prevent accelerated aging caused by genetic modification. Consider the influence of nutrition and environmental factors in reversing age-related epigenetic ‘drift’ and discuss safe and effective measurable therapeutic interventions

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Dr Christabelle Yeoh


Join Dr Christabelle Yeoh in clinical discussion on why biohacking is a major health trend globally and taken very seriously by many consumers and patients, particularly those interested in proactive health and chronic disease prevention. Discover why you need to know a lot more about how to practice biohacking in the field of nutritional and preventive medicine.

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Dr. Patana Teng-umnuay

Join Dr Teng-umnuay in clinical discussion on how stem cells, aging and the potential for regeneration throughout aging. Discover the impact of micro-environment changes such as Reactive Oxidative Stress, glycation product, inflammation, toxins, and acidosis. Let Dr Teng-umnuay provide an understanding of cognitive changes such as mental stress and other common aging factors contributing to stem cell aging and age-related illness. In this presentation, Dr Teng-umnuay will discuss methods to reduce cellular aging including strategies in the prevention and restoration of stem cell dysfunction such as nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, supplements, and stress management. He will also discuss Mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) and how these stem cells can be isolated and expanded from a wide variety of tissues such as bone marrow, skin, adipose tissue, amniotic tissue, and umbilical cord to promote collagen producing cells.

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Dr Dawn Lemanne

Join Dr Lemanne in discussion on how cancers hijack the host’s normal metabolism. Learn how tumors commandeer food, oxygen, immune protection, and waste removal meant for normal host maintenance to promote tumor growth. The tumor thrives, but only temporarily, because the process is unsustainable. Eventually, the host succumbs. This lecture will cover safe, powerful, research-based actions to block metabolic support of a tumor, to enhance the effectiveness of anti-cancer treatment, and to increase survival after a cancer diagnosis. These actions include combining anti-cancer treatments with a ketogenic diet, 48-hour fasting timed with chemotherapy schedules, and exercise.

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Professor Mustafa Djamgoz

Join Professor Mustafa Djamgoz in conversation about exciting new research in the field of Aging and Cancer. Let professor Djamgoz guide you through the latest review on the Stanford studies on the mechanisms of longevity with emphasis on biochemical factors important to the aging process. Let him explain how the process may be slowed down or even be reversed. If you have ever wondered how to manage the most difficult to treat cancers such as pancreatic cancer using an integration of western style oncological care with complementary medicine, this is a presentation not to be missed.

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Professor Mark Wahlqvist

AO, BMedSc, MB, BS, MD (Adelaide), MD (Uppsala), FRACP, FAFPHM, FAIFST, FACN, FTSE 

Join Professor Wahlqvist in this engaging and fascinating discussion on ecosystem health disorders (EHD). Develop a deeper systems-based understanding of the underlying determinants of health from a socioecological perspective and learn how to evaluate survival prospects using the health and nutrition index (HANI). Discover an appreciation of our biological connectedness to nature and to each other as who we are-our socioecological selves. Let Professor Wahlqvist provide you with an engaging discussion on how dysfunctional socioecology can lead to the development of many complex ecosystem health disorders (EHD). Engage in lively debate and conversation about the impact of future food sources and the impact of food biodiversity on health, aging and quality of life.

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Professor Lene Juel Rasmussen

Join professor Rasmussen in discussion on her most recent age extension research including modifiable stem cell, molecular regulatory and circadian rhythm pathways. Develop an in depth understanding of age acceleration due to biological, socio-cultural, and socio-economic stress. Learn new ways to reduce this impact and how to reverse modifiable degenerative pathways including molecular targeting, tissue regeneration and crosstalk between brain and body tissues including the mitochondria. Get up to date with new findings on ways to regenerate and recover from age related complex illness

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Dr Denise Furness

PhD, BSc (Hons), RNutr, Founder and Principal of Your Genes & Nutrition Noosa, Australia 

Dr Denise Furness PhD is a pioneer in the field of nutrigenomics and personalised health with almost 20 years experience in the area. She has published her work in peer reviewed journals and has won numerous awards for her research and conference presentations. In 2012, she founded Your Genes and…

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Dr Ross Grant

Metabolic Changes with Ageing and Treatment Options 

Ageing is well characterised as a progressive and generally global decline in organ and tissue function that predisposes to increased risk of disease. In this presentation, you will learn the foundational metabolic and biochemical alterations that occur during the aging process and how these link to phenotypic changes and disease. Building on this understanding, practical strategies for reducing the decline in each of the age affected areas of metabolism will be provided.

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Dr Jason Hawrelak


Join Dr Hawrelak in discussion on the latest research finding surrounding the microbiome and aging. Discover how to restore microbiome diversity as we age and discuss the changing needs through life progression. If you are wanting to increase your clinical knowledge on pre and probiotics and herbal medicine’s capacity to modify the GIT microbiota, then this presentation is a must.

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Professor Alan Hayes

Professor, Physiologist 

Ageing is associated with decreases in skeletal muscle mass and strength, and increased risk of falls and fractures, promoting, and exacerbated by, a decrease in physical inactivity. Low cardiorespiratory fitness is linked to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, with subsequent higher mortality, with many contributors being modifiable risk factors, especially inactivity. Low muscle mass and function is also similarly linked to mortality. As such, maintaining muscular and cardiovascular fitness is one of the keys to healthy aging. This presentation will highlight the importance of skeletal muscle mass in weight management and maintaining activities of daily living, the link to bones and minimising falls and fractures, and will explore ways to maintain fitness, balance and flexibility.

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Professor Sunil Bhar

Professor Sunil Bhar is the professor of Psychology at Swinburne University of Technology. He is director of the Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults – Swinburne University’s mental health counselling clinic for older people living in residential aged care homes. He leads an active research lab focusing on the emotional wellbeing…

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Dr Dave Jenkins

GP, Lecturer, Functional Health Consultant 

The current and accepted mainstream medical view of Alzheimer’s is that there is no disease altering therapy, however a growing body of evidence would suggest that it is largely preventable and often treatable. Join Dave Jenkins in research discussion, clinical findings, and case study presentation of reversal of cognitive decline utilising the Bredesen Protocol.  Dave will present pragmatic approaches that NEM practitioners can take towards utilising the Bredesen Protocols along with the challenges and solutions.

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A/Prof Dr Karin Ried

PhD, MSc, GDPH, Cert Integrative Medicine 

Associate Professor Dr Karin Ried is Director of Research at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM), Melbourne, Victoria. Dr Ried is Adjunct Associate Professor at Torrens University, Australia and Honorary Associate Professor at The University of Adelaide, South Australia. A/Prof Ried has more than 25 years’ experience in medical and…

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Featuring 15+hours of content with 18 local and international healthy ageing experts….

acnem’s Healthy Ageing Conference is made accessible from the comfort of your own home.

With an incredible line up of both local and international speakers, acnem’s 2021 Healthy Ageing Conference offers a jam-packed agenda on all things healthy ageing.



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