Conference Program

Friday 19 June 2020

1.30 – 4.00pm Pre-Conference Workshop (Bookings Required) ACNEM Speaker
Interpreting pathology with a nutritional medicine perspective

In this workshop our presenters will run an interactive session to help you
understand new concepts and research on:

Personalised testing for Oxidative Stress, Free Radical and
Inflammatory burden
in the context of Clinical and lifestyle
Clinical Associate Professor Ross Grant is a Biochemical Pharmacologist
in the School of Medical Sciences University of NSW, at the Sydney
Adventist Hospital Clinical School, and Head of the Australasian Research

Biochemical and Genetic tests for cardiometabolic risk and
their application to management
Dr Sam Mirzaee is one of only a few specialists who is both a cardiologist
and lipid specialist. He runs the Advanced Lipid Disorder Clinic at the
Monash Heart Centre.

These are practical sessions where you can question the experts who will
offer explanations for test findings and demonstrate with case examples.

A/Professor Ross Grant

Dr Sam Mirzaee

4.00 – 4.30pm Afternoon Tea and Registrations Open
ACNEM Conference – Opening Keynotes
Hear from three industry thought-leaders as they take a cutting-edge
view of the modern day health problems in Australia and their solutions,
many of which come from the application of nutrition principles.
Welcome to the 2019 ACNEM Conference Dr Shamistra Barathan (MC)
Dr Ron Ehrlich (MC)
4.30 – 5.05pm 10 ways to change the medical model Professor Grant Schofield
5.05 – 5.40pm We are getting sicker and fatter. Has our medicine done a fat lot of good?
Read more…
Dr Peter Brukner
5.40 – 6.15pm Lipidomics and lipid metabolism: new insights into metabolic disease and
a pathway to precision health
Professor Peter Meikle
6.15 – 6.30pm Q&A / Panel Discussion
6.30 – 7.00pm Networking drinks

Saturday 25 May 2019

8.00 – 9.00am Arrival tea and coffee ACNEM Speaker
9.00 – 9.10am Welcome
Acknowledgement of Country and conference housekeeping
Dr Shamistra Barathan (MC)
Dr Ron Ehrlich (MC)
THEME 1 Chrono Nutrition – the interplay between the biological clock,
hormonal function, time-restricted eating and intermittent fasting
9.10 – 9.55am Understanding the link between Oestrogen, the Circadian Rhythm and
Metabolism  Read more…
Dr Jim Parker
9.55 – 10.30am Demystifying the Code – a patient-centred approach to genetics,
nutrition and oestrogen
Dr Elvira Zilliacus and
Linda Funnell-Milner
10.30 – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00- 11.30am Menstrual cycles and metabolic rhythms: understanding
the relationships with exercise and nutrition Read more…
Dr Natasha Andreadis
11.30- 12.00pm PCOS, metabolism and lifestyle: Putting it into practice Dr Jim Parker
12.00- 12.30pm Chrono Nutrition: Why when you eat could be as important as what you eat
Read more…
Nathan Rose
12.30- 12.50pm Genetic Polymorphisms in Male Infertility Amie Skilton
12.50 – 1.00pm Q&A / Panel Discussion
1.00 – 2.00pm Lunch
Gut-Immune Disruption – research update on the mycobiome and auto-immunity
2.00 – 2.30pm Gut: the Trojan horse in remote organs’ autoimmunity Professor Aaron Lerner
2.30 – 3.00pm Mycobiome: The Forgotten Factor in Modern Disease Dr Shideh Pouria
3.00 – 3.30pm The Gut Microbiome Feelings of the Brain: A Perspective
for Non-Microbiologists
Professor Aaron Lerner
3.30 – 4.00pm Afternoon Tea
4.00 – 4.30pm Fungal Dysbiosis in Patients with Gut Disorders: Clinical Case Series Dr Shideh Pouria
4.30 – 5.15pm Gut Experts Panel Discussion
5.15 – 5.30pm Closing Comments Dr Shamistra Barathan (MC)
Dr Ron Ehrlich (MC)
5.30 – 6.00pm Networking Drinks

Sunday 26 May 2019

7.30 – 8.30am BREAKFAST SESSION (Bookings Required)
Food as the Key Link between Planetary and Human Health
Join Dr Shideh Pouria (UK) for a no-holds-barred breakfast session
where she will delve into the complexities of the environmental microbiome
Dr Shideh Pouria
8.00 – 9.00am Arrival tea and coffee
9.00 – 9.15am Welcome
ACNEM Awards Presentation
Dr Shamistra Barathan (MC)
Dr Ron Ehrlich (MC)
THEME 3 Metabolic Insights – multi dimensional aspects of metabolism and
their management in your patients
9.15 – 9.40am New understanding of lipid metabolism, pathology interpretation and dietary
Dr Ken Sikaris
9.40 – 10.05am New clinical insights into phospholipid metabolism in metabolic syndrome Professor Peter Meikle
10.05 – 10.30am Nutrition and fasting: how to put the pieces together for type 2
diabetes reversal Learn more…
Dr Rob Szabo
10.30 – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00 – 11.30am Scientific Evidence Supporting a Low Carb Higher Fat Diet Dr Rod Tayler
11.30 – 12.00pm Metabolism and Common Urological Diseases – Prostate and Stones Dr Noor Buchholz
12.00 – 12.30pm Discovering variation in responses to differing diets. Evaluating key cases. Cliff Harvey
12.30 – 1.00pm Q&A / Panel Discussion
1.00 – 2.00pm Lunch
THEME 4 Personalised Nutrition – finding the solution for individualised management
2.00 – 2.25pm Is there a place for low carb and fasting in public health nutrition? Professor Grant Schofield
2.25 – 2.50pm Personalising dietary advice: how to be successful with weight loss Dr Helen Truby
2.50 – 3.15pm Determining ‘Carbohydrate Appropriate’ – Individualising Nutrition
Prescription to the Patient Read more…
Cliff Harvey
2.15 – 3.30pm Q&A / Panel Discussion
3.30 – 4.00pm Afternoon Tea
4.00 – 4.30pm On the Battlefield: weight loss in the General Practice setting Dr Lucy Burns
4.30 – 4.50pm Q&A / Panel Discussion
4.50 – 5.00pm Closing comments with ACNEM President Dr Ron Ehrlich
5.00pm Conference Concludes

This program is subject to change.