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Long COVID Symposium (Practitioner ONLY)

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Please note that this is a practitioner only event                       

acnem brought together some of the best expertise from around the world for this symposium to explore five separate areas relating to long COVID:

  1. Definition, Diagnosis and Risk Factors
  2. Mechanisms and Pathophysiology
  3. Prevention
  4. Treatment and Management
  5. Mental Health and Social Justice

With most medical and healthcare practitioners in the dark about how to prevent, diagnose and treat Long COVID, our goal is to bring together and make available to all healthcare practitioners the information needed to assist in relieving the suffering caused by Long COVID.

This symposium has over 7 hours of presentations across the spectrum of evidence and experience. The acnem panel at the end, address and distil the advice and evidence from each of the presenters and areas of focus, bringing the integrative medicine focus to the information. The acnem panel is part of the Long COVID symposium but can be purchased separately.

“As the world faces ongoing debilitating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, our focus as medical practitioners is to help reduce the burden of disease and suffering by supporting those most at risk with compromised immune systems, multiple co-morbidities, and those suffering the long-term ongoing illness of Long COVID following infection,” Dr Mark Donohoe (acnem President) said.

“Vaccination remains an important first line of defence, but the scientific literature is proving that nutritional medicine intervention in conjunction with a balanced and healthy diet, a healthy lifestyle, adequate and high quality sleep, along with exercise and mind-body practices like yoga and meditation, may help to reduce some of the debilitating symptoms, especially in Long COVID, and enhance recovery,” he said.

“Supplementation includes nutritional compounds which support immune function, such as vitamin C, zinc and vitamin D, as well as those which support mitochondrial energy production, which has been shown to be impaired by viral infection, resulting in fatigue[xi].”

We commit to building on the information contained in this symposium and the outcomes of the acnem hosted Post-Pandemic Health: Integrated Strategies to Tackle Symptoms of Long COVID (Practitioner ONLY) – acnem

Presenters for the JUNE RELEASE of the symposium are:

  • Dr Leo Galland MD – world-renowned New York Functional Medicine Clinician, USA – Treating long COVID using Functional Medicine
  • Dr Daniel Griffin PhD MD– Chief of Infectious Diseases, ProHealth New York, and Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Columbia University USA – Clinical factors predisposing to long COVID
  • Emeritus Professor Warren Tate – Department of biochemistry, University of Otago, New Zealand – long COVID and ME/CFS  symptoms following COVID-19 vaccination
  • Dr Aristo Vojdani PhD – CEO of Immunosciences USA – COVID-19, spike proteins and autoimmunity
  • Prof. Luis Vitetta – Director of Medical Research at Medlab Clinical and Professor with the University of Sydney – The gut microbiome as a factor in long COVID – therapeutic implications
  • Anne Wilson – CEO EMERGE Australia – The social injustices of persistent post-viral ME/CFS – lessons for long COVID
  • Dr Michelle Tavoletti – EMERGE Australia – new research opportunities
  • Dr Christabelle Yeoh – Australian Clinician, NextPractice – Integrative and nutritional approaches to treating persistent post-viral illnesses
  • Dr Ian Dettman PhD – Founder & Managing Director AIMN (Australasian Institute for Medical Nutrition) – Long COVID an Integrative Medical Overview & Injectable Nutrients
  • Professor Kylie O’Brien – Chief Scientific Officer, Releaf Group Ltd – Could medicinal cannabis be useful in an integrative approach to long COVID?
  • Dr Philip Blair – Chief Medical Officer, International College of Cannabinoid Medicine – Could medicinal cannabis be useful in an integrative approach to long COVID?
  • Ashok Gupta – Internationally renowned Speaker, Filmmaker & Health Practitioner – neuroplasticity brain retraining to treat long COVID
  • Robyn Chuter – Naturopath, Counsellor and ASLM-certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner – herbal and naturopathic approaches to the management of long COVID
  • Fiona Bales – senior yoga teacher, yoga therapist and mindfulness meditation teacher – yoga therapy and mind-body approaches to management of long COVID
  • Dr Bruce Patterson – former Stanford researcher – post vaccine long COVID and mechanisms of long COVID
  • Dr Penny Caldicott – President of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association – integrative medicine approaches to prevention and management of long COVID
  • Dr Pierre Kory – President and Chief Medical Officer of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance – the FLCC approach to prevention, diagnosis and treatment
  • Dr David Tuller – Senior fellow in public health and journalism at UC Berkeley’s Center for Global Public Health – chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Dr Rosalba Courtney – osteopath with over 45 years’ experience as a practitioner, teacher, researcher and writer – Respiratory Approaches to Rehabilitation and Autonomic Conditioning In Long COVID
  • A/Prof. Philip Britton – Staff Specialist Infectious Diseases Physician and Associate Professor – Does vaccination reduce long COVID?

INCLUDED: additional resources & handout from Vital.ly!



Event Date

19th, May 2022 - 30th, September 2022


Dr Leo Galland MD, Dr Daniel Griffin PhD, MD, Dr David Putrino PT PhD, Emeritus Professor Warren Tate, Dr Aristo Vojdani PhD, Dr. Rosalba Courtney ND DO PhD, Prof. Luis Vitetta, Anne Wilson, Dr Michelle Tavoletti, Dr Christabelle Yeoh, Dr Ian Dettman PhD, Prof. Kylie O'Brien, Dr. Philip Blair Ashok Gupta, Robyn Chuter, Fiona Bales, Dr Bruce Patterson, Dr Penny Caldicott, Dr Pierre Kory, Dr David Tuller.


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Dr Mark Donohoe


Dr Mark Donohoe, ACNEM President, graduated from Sydney University in 1980, opening his medical practice on the Central Coast New South Wales in 1983. The patients of his new practice led him into the fields of Environmental Medicine and Nutritional Medicine. He was awarded fellowships from the Australian Society of…

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Dr Pierre Kory


Pierre Kory, MD, MPA is the president and chief medical officer of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC). Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and Critical Care Medicine, he was previously an Associate Professor and Chief of Critical Care Service, and Medical Director of Trauma and Life…

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Ashok Gupta

MA(Cantab), MSc 

Ashok is an internationally renowned Speaker, Filmmaker & Health Practitioner who has dedicated his life to supporting people through chronic illness, and achieving their potential. Ashok suffered from ME, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, around 25 years ago when he was studying at Cambridge University. Through neurological research that he conducted,…

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Professor Kylie O’Brien

PhD, MPH, B AppSc(Chin Med), BSc(Optom), Grad Cert Tert Ed 

Chief Scientific Officer, Releaf Group Ltd; Academic Director, International College of Cannabinoid Medicine Ltd’ Adjunct Professor, Torrens University; Adjunct Fellow, NICM Health Research Institute Kylie has had a strong academic career in the fields of Chinese medicine, integrative medicine and since 2018, medicinal cannabis after career changing in 2000 from…

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Fiona Donohoe-Bales

MCAP, Dip. Health (Adv. Yoga Teaching)  

Fiona is a senior yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Mindfulness meditation teacher specialising in women’s health and wellbeing. She is also an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist, group facilitator and yoga teacher trainer. Fiona is a qualified Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher and Therapist and is a member of Yoga Australia and the…

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Dr Bruce Patterson


Bruce Patterson, MD received his undergraduate training in molecular biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He then received his MD at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine followed by a residency in pathology. During the early stages of the AIDS epidemic, Dr. Patterson began investigating cellular reservoirs…

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Robyn Chuter

ND, BHSc(Hons), GDCouns, FASLM 

Robyn Chuter ND, BHSc(Hons), GDCouns, FASLM is a naturopath, counsellor and ASLM-certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner. Robyn has been in private practice since 1995, specialising in chronic conditions that are considered medically incurable including type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disease and chronic pain syndromes. In keeping with her training in Lifestyle Medicine,…

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Dr Aristo Vojdani PhD

MSc, PhD 

Aristo Vojdani obtained his MSc and PhD in microbiology and clinical immunology from Bar-Ilan University, Israel, with postdoctoral studies in comparative immunology at UCLA and tumor immunology at Charles Drew/UCLA School of Medicine and Science. He is a Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University in California, and an Adjunct Professor…

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Dr Ian Dettman PhD

PhD, BSc (Hon.), Fellow RMIT, Dip. Nat Therapies 

Initially, Ian studied the first two years of a Pharmacy course at the Victorian College of Pharmacy before completing tertiary qualifications in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Genetics at RMIT. Ian then became interested in medical research and completed a B.Sc. (Hon.) degree, followed by a Doctorate (into the Biochemistry of connective…

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Emeritus Professor Warren Tate


Emeritus Professor Warren Tate FRSNZ CNZM Professor Warren Tate has been an academic and researcher at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand spanning 55 years. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and internationally, a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany,…

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Dr Michelle Tavoletti


Michelle Tavoletti, PhD  Michelle Tavoletti is the Research Manager of Emerge Australia and the interim Biobank Manager, whilst her colleague is on maternity leave (end July 2022).  Michelle took up her role at Emerge in August, 2021.   Awarded her PhD in 2007, Michelle is an experienced research scientist, who established…

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Dr David Tuller


David Tuller, DrPH, is a senior fellow in public health and journalism at UC Berkeley’s Center for Global Public Health, which is part of the School of Public Health. He received a masters degree in public health in 2006 and a doctor of public health degree in 2013, both from…

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Anne Wilson

CEO of Emerge Australia 

Anne Wilson is the Chief Executive Officer of Emerge Australia having commenced in June, 2021.  Anne is an experienced Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director with a diverse track record of restructuring, repositioning and growing organisations to meet stakeholder needs while attracting investment for financial sustainability and growth.   She has…

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Professor Luis Vitetta

Currently, Professor Luis Vitetta is Director of Medical Research at Medlab Clinical and Professor with the University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine and in Sydney. Between the years 2007–2013 he was the Director and Professor of the Centre for Integrative Clinical and Molecular Medicine at the University of Queensland, Faculty…

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Dr. Penny Caldicott


Penny is the founder and a director of Invitation to Health. She has helped to create a nurturing environment in which the team offers patient treatment that respects and integrates the best of evidence based conventional and complementary medicine. She is particularly focused on understanding the journey that has contributed…

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Dr Daniel Griffin


Dr Griffin is a physician-scientist, board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease with expertise in Global Health, Tropical Medicine, Parasitology, and Virology including SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19). An active clinician and internationally invited speaker lecturing for multiple organizations including the University of Glasgow, the Peace Corp, University of Minnesota, Foundation for…

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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 Leo Galland MD

Dr, MD 

Leo Galland, MD, a board-certified internist, practicing in New York City, is recognized as a world leader in functional and integrative medicine and a pioneer in the study of intestinal permeability and the gut microbiome as they impact immune function and systemic health. Since the onset of the pandemic, in…

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Dr David Putrino

PT, PhD 

David is a physical therapist with a PhD in Neuroscience. He is currently the Director of Rehabilitation Innovation for the Mount Sinai Health System, and an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Performance at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He develops innovative rehabilitation solutions for adults and…

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Dr Rosalba Courtney

ND, DO, PhD 

Dr. Rosalba Courtney ND, DO, PhD is an osteopath with over 45 years’ experience as a practitioner, teacher, researcher and writer. She has a PhD in breathing and deep interest in the ways that breathing and airway function affect health. She was one of the first practitioners trained in the…

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Dr Philip Blair


Dr. Philip Blair, MD, (Colonel, US Army, retired) is a Family Physician and consultant in disease management in the Northwest USA. He graduated from West Point in 1972, attended the University of Miami School of Medicine, training as an Army Family Physician and serving as a combat physician in the…

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