Available on demand
Please note that this is a practitioner only event
acnem is bringing together some of the best expertise from around the world for this symposium to cover five separate areas relating to long COVID:
- Definition, Diagnosis and Risk Factors
- Mechanisms and Pathophysiology
- Treatment and Management
- Mental Health and Social Justice
Our goal is to give all healthcare practitioners the information needed to prevent, diagnose and treat those suffering long COVID, to define the research needed to enhance that care, and to ensure that the associated mental health and social justice issues are addressed directly to relieve the suffering caused by long COVID.
This symposium is for registered healthcare providers only, with expertise, evidence, experience and knowledge presented from around the world and across the spectrum of evidence and experience. Each presenter is limited to 15 minutes to focus on the most salient messages to practicing clinicians.
There will be a number of parts to this symposium as it is a ‘living’ education piece, starting with the JUNE RELEASE, which includes over seven hours of presentations in the 5 areas of focus PLUS a special acnem panel addressing and distilling the advice and evidence from each of the presenters and areas of focus. This is available for viewing now – please scroll down to access.
The next part of the symposium will be released in September 2022, where we will add in new presentations capturing the latest research and clinical information. Watch this space!
We’d love to hear from you about what you’re seeing in this space, what you’d like to know, and what you are seeing that works already.
So please, join us on this journey. We look forward to hearing from you at [email protected]
With Australia rapidly approaching four million COVID-19 infections, the healthcare system’s looming challenge in 2022 will move from hospital care to long COVID. Also known as post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC), between 10% and 30% of those infected do not recover fully and suffer significant ongoing disability that lasts for months and longer.
That is at least 400,000 Australian long COVID sufferers in the year ahead, many of them turning up in our clinics already.
Long COVID has remarkable similarities to post-viral myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). acnem practitioners have been at the forefront of helping sufferers of ME/CFS for decades, and that experience will be critical in the future healthcare and recovery of long COVID patients. That ME/CFS experience will be front and centre in the symposium.
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?
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.
Dr Mark Donohoe
MS BS (Syd) FACNEM FASLM
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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, ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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, ...View More
Dr Aristo Vojdani 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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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, ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
Dr Christabelle Yeoh
MBBS, MRCP (UK), MSC (NUTRITION), FACNEM
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.View More
Dr Leo Galland 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 ...View More
Dr David Putrino
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More