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Sofitel Brisbane Central

The NHAA International Conference on Herbal Medicine is a hugely popular event held every second year. this premier event attracts international and national delegates inlcuding Western herbal medicine, naturopathic, integrative medicine and allied health practitioners, students, nurses, researchers and academics. 

Our 10th such conference is to be held at the lovely Sofitel in the beautiful city of Brisbane.

The theme for this conference is Innovation, Integration & Inspiration and how these apply to herbal medicine and naturopathy in the management of chronic conditions that align with Australia's National Health Priority Areas: cancer, cardiovascular health, mental health, diabetes mellitus, asthma, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, obesity, and dementia.  

IC15 Fellows

 

Once again we will be incorporating the NHAA Awards of Excellence into the Industry Profession Dinner on the Saturday night. An unqualified success at our 2015 conference, this night will recognise those who inspire and excell and give everyone a chance to network, celebrate with old friends and new ones and dance into the small hours!  

IC15 Awards dinner 2

  

Venue

Sofitel Brisbane Central
249 Turbot Street
Brisbane, Queensland
To view the location on google maps please click here.

Sofitel inside viewWith its exceptional location in the heart of the city, Sofitel Brisbane Central offers access to many of Brisbane's finest attractions. Guests staying at this spectacular Brisbane hotel have Central Station on their doorstep, allowing them to explore thecity, and access its surrounding suburbs and Brisbane Airport. Guests are within easy reach of many of Brisbane's excellent restaurants, bars, cafés and shops, as well as attractions such as the Botanic Gardens, Treasury Casino and Suncorp Stadium.

Sofitel roomWe are holding superior rooms at a specially negotiated conference rate for delegates.  You will be able to book your accommodation through the online registration form.Superior Room - $240 per night room only (breakfast is available at $20 per person per day)
32 sqm newly refurbished modern rooms. Sofitel MyBed, Wi-Fi internet access, flatscreen TV, classic marble bathroom and French amenitites, access to SoFit Gym, workdesk, minibar, rollaway/cot allowed

Speakers and Program

As always our program will run over a packed three days and there will be something for everyone.

IC15 Crowd shot

We are currently finalising our international keynote speakers and you can expect the usual wealth of other international and local speakers inspiring and challenging you with topics from traditional to cutting edge, research and clinical, discussions and workshops.

If you are interested in speaking at the conference, see the Call for Abstracts information below.

 

Call for Abstracts

We invite authors to submit abstracts for presentations that align with the event themes of Innovation, Integration and Inspiration and the application of this to chronic health conditions including cancer, cardiovascular health, mental health, diabetes mellitus, asthma, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, obesity and dementia. Abstracts must align with one of the following sub-themes:

  • Clinical: Innovative complementary and integrative approaches to chronic health conditions in clinical practice.
  • Herbal Medicine Manufacture: Innovative and inspirational approaches to herbal medicine manufacturing in a challenging modern clinical environment.
  • Business and Practice Management: Innovative, inspirational and integrative approaches to business and employment opportunities for naturopathic and herbal medicine practitioners, including working collaboratively with allied and primary health practitioners.
  • Research: Innovative and inspirational research relevant to the broad field of herbal medicine, such as efficacy and effectiveness, clinical practice, health services, health behaviour and education.
  • Education: Innovative and inspirational approaches to the field of education of herbal and naturopathic medicine, including both undergraduate and postgraduate education.
  • Public health and policy: Innovative and inspirational approaches to public health, regulation and policy issues facing naturopathy and herbal medicine in a contemporary health systemPlenary, concurrent sessions, workshops and posters will be considered that are consistent with the themes outlined. 

We are particularly interested in presentations that can provide practical application for herbalists, naturopaths, and health practitioners using herbal medicine

Main Abstract Submission - Key Dates: Submissions open: 14 August 2016     Submissions close: 23 September 2016
Late-Breaking Abstract Submission - Key Dates: Submissions open: 2 January 2017    Submissions close: 13 January 2017

For all the details on types of presentations, submission guidelines, templates and to submit your abstract online, go to: https://hotevents.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/nhaa2017/event-info-site/ExtraContent/ContentPage    

Sponsorship

IC15 sponsor areaWe are currently finalising our sponsorship documentation and will have all the details available soon, with a great range of opportunites available. We look forward to welcoming old friends and new!