9th International Conference

The NHAA International Conference on Herbal Medicine is a hugely popular event held every second year.

Our 9th such conference, held in March 2015 met and exceeded these standards, with delegates, speakers and sponsors alike joining in a celebration of all things herbal: embracing our traditional roots; challenging our current thinking; and inspiring us to move positively into the future.

For the first time we incorporated the NHAA Awards of Excellence into the event at the Industry Profession Dinner on Saturday night. The night was an unqualified success, recognising those who inspire their colleagues, patients or the community and celebrating with good friends and dancing into the small hours. Camera

Pictures from the Conference 

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Speakers and Program

The program ran over a packed three days with something for everyone. Our three fantastic international keynote speakers (Dr Michael McMullen, Dr Joe Pizzorno, and Jonathan Treasure) along with a wealth of other international and local speakers inspired and challenged with topics from traditional to cutting edge, research and clinical, discussions and workshops.

Go to Speakers and Program for all the details.IC CPE

Copies of the speaker slides and audio recordings of the talks will be available soon and delegates will be informed by email.  


NHAA Members: if you attended all 3 days, congratulations, your CPE for 2015 is done! If you attended one or two days, see the relevant points in the box to the right.

Non NHAA members: hours are in the box to the right.  

Attendance certificates will be emailed to all delegates. 


See below for a few snapshots, or Browse All The Images. 

Gen audience shot 

Great attendance at this conference (left). Our Vice president, Stuart Glastonbury introduces the next speaker to a packed house.


           The inspiring Dr Joe Pizzorno (below), an inexhaustable and generous speaker. 

Dr Joe Pizzorno








Jonathan Treasure


Jonathan Treasure (left)

Inspiring Keynote challenging our thinking as modern herbalists.




  Ian Breakspear (below) on the importance of measuring clinical outcomes 

Breakspear talk

More of the amazing speakers (left to right): Michael McMullen (International keynote speaker challenging our knowledge of bitters); Jill Dunn (NZAMH); Kerry Bone (expanding our horizons on microcirculation); Bellinda Robson (from the amazing Goulds naturopathica in Hobert).

Michael McMullen

Jill Dunn

 Kerry BoneBelinda Robson










 And what 's a herbal conference without some herbal tasting?Herb tasting


Panel pay the bills

 Just one of the great panel discussions (right) with those in the know. this one was how to be a herbalist and still pay the bills.









 Our sponsors were amazing - fantastic stands and great prizes and samples. Thanks for helping to make this the best NHAA conference yet! Here's just few (left to right top): The amazing stands from Mediherb and Optimal Rx; (left to right bottom) The awesome staff of Herbal Extract Company and Flordis' great new branding

Mediherb 1

Optimal Rx










HECFlordis new branding 






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