10th International Conference on Herbal Medicine

Innovation, Integration & Inspiration: Sofitel Brisbane 17-19 March 2017

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



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

The application of the theme of Innovation, Integration and Inspiration to chronic health conditions including cancer, cardiovascular health, mental health, diabetes mellitus, asthma, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, obesity and dementia can address 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.

Plenary, 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

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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!