9.00 – 6.00pm Saturday 13 May 2017
8:00 – 9:00am Registration
9:00 – 10:30am Opening Plenary Session with MC, Dr Tim Ewer
5 minutes Welcome & Opening Remarks with ACNEM President – Dr Christabelle Yeoh
35 minutes Nutrition and brain health over the life course – Professor Felice Jacka
35 minutes The role of mitochondrial dysfunction in mental health and nutrient treatment options – Professor Michael Berk
15 minutes Q&A with Professor Felice Jacka & Professor Michael Berk
10:30 – 11:00am Morning tea
30 minutes Nutrients for anxiety and depression – Professor Jerome Sarris
60 minutes Estrogen and Brain Health:
Exploring estrogen’s vital role linking the brain, the gut microbiome, and the immune system – Dr Felice Gersh Includes Q& A
30 minutes Nutritional genomics and mood disorders – Dr Denise Furness
1:00 – 2:00pm Lunch
30 minutes Dietary intervention for adults with major depression (The SMILES Trial) – Professor Felice Jacka
30 minutes Evidence and practical applications for improving diet in patients with mental disorders and the impact of diet on mental health from the HELFIMED study – Dr Natalie Parletta
30 minutes Advances in combining genetic testing and biochemical profiling in practice – Dr Denise Furness
3:30-4:00pm Afternoon Tea
15 minutes The Gut Brain Connection:
Microbial Influences on Neurotransmitters and Brain Function
– Danny Urbinder
75 minutes Panel discussion with case studies
Presented by Dr Kerry Harris and Dr Denise Furness
Facilitated by Dr Christabelle Yeoh
Panel – Warren Maginn, Dr Felice Gersh and ACNEM Board
 30 minutes  Awards Ceremony
6:00 – 7:00pm Cocktail Hour
9.00 – 5.00pm  Sunday 14 May 2017
  30 minutes Early diagnosis , prevention and treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease – Professor Ralph Martins
  30 minutes Brain inflammation – an aging time bomb – Professor Ross Grant
 30 minutes Q&A with Professor Ralph Martins and Professor Ross Grant
10:30 – 11:00am Morning tea
  30 minutes Biochemical processes that impair and support a healthy brain function – Professor Ross Grant
  30 minutes Nutrient-gene interaction, APO E, telomeres and cognitive decline – Professor Michael Fenech
 15 minutes Professor Dale Bredesen protocol for reversing early Alzheimer’s disease – Dr Dave Jenkins
 15 minutes Q&A with Professor Michael Fenech, A/Professor Ross Grant & Dr Dave Jenkins
 30 minutes Practical nutritional and lifestyle interventions customised to biological and metabolic subsets
– Marla Cunningham
1:00 – 2:00pm Lunch
  30 minutes Biochemical testing in cognitive function – Professor Ross Grant
  30 minutes Advances in genetic profiling and nutrigenetics in preventing cognitive decline – Professor Michael Fenech
 30 minutes Q&A – Bring your clinical challenges for a practical discussion on implementation.
– Facilitated by Dr Christabelle Yeoh
3:30 – 4:00pm Afternoon Tea
 45 minutes Panel discussion with case studies.
Presented by Dr Tim Ewer  and facilitated by Professor Ralph Martins
Panel – A/Professor Ross Grant, ACNEM Board & more TBC
 15 minutes Closing comments with ACNEM President Dr Christabelle Yeoh