The 8th International Conference on Herbal Medicine was held in Melbourne from 12-14 April 2013. Held every two to three years, this is our premier event attracting 400-500 delegates. As with our previous events, the conference attracted global interest and combined high profile international and Australian speakers, researchers, academics, and herbal and naturopathic practitioners & students. Topics covered included a wide range of complementary medicine research, emerging trends, practices and treatments.
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There was a lively and very large trade area with all the stands offering great information and samples.
Morning and afternoon teas and lunches were served in this area too, as were our Welcome cocktails on Friday evening. The Hotel came up with some appropriately themed green and purple lighting for the cocktail evening, setting the mood nicely!
The Conference dinner on Saturday night was well attended, with Steven Foster regaling diners with an entertaining trip down memory lane. Anne Cowper was presented with a special award for her long years of service to the NHAA and our Sponsors were also thanked for their part in making our conference possible.
Tables were invited to take part in a trivia and colouring in competition, judged by the ever-irrepressible Ses Salmond. Competition was fierce and colourful, many prizes were given and a thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all.