RACGP QI & CPD and other CPD/CME points

The conference program has been structured to provide an ‘Active Learning Module’ for GPs wishing to earn Category 1 RACGP QI&CPD points. The conference has been allocated 40 Category 1 RACGP QI&CPD and 30 ACRRM PRPD points.

You will need to complete the following pre and reflective readings and activities.

Predisposing and Reflective Activities Form

Pre readings

  1. Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry
  2. Omega-3 Fatty Acid Status Enhances the Prevention of Cognitive Decline by B Vitamins in Mild Cognitive Impairment’

Reflective Readings

  1. Dietary and lifestyle guidelines for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease
  2. Western diet is associated with a smaller hippocampus: a longitudinal investigation
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 – A/Professor Ross Grant
 30 minutes Q&A with Professor Ralph Martins and A/Professor Ross Grant
10:30 – 11:00am Morning tea
  30 minutes Biochemical processes that impair and support a healthy brain function – A/Professor Ross Grant
  30 minutes Telomeres and vitamin risk profiles associated with Mild Cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease- 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 – A/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 & Dr John Hart
3:30 – 4:00pm Afternoon Tea
 45 minutes Panel discussion with case studies.
Presented by Dr Tim Ewer  & Dr John Hart
Facilitated by Professor Ralph Martins
Panel – A/Professor Ross Grant, Marla Cunningham & Professor Michael Fenech
 15 minutes Closing comments with ACNEM President Dr Christabelle Yeoh