Your CPE - What’s Ethics Got to Do With It?

Plenary (1hr)

For Australian naturopaths, continuing professional education is most often provided by companies who either supply supplements or services to us. Not dissimilar to our medical colleagues, this presents an inherent conundrum with the risk of bias - from its most simple form: cherry picking research to favourably showcase a product or ingredient without providing a balanced account of the evidence, to its most sinister: manipulation or concealment of less favourable data. How can the astute practitioner glean valuable information and education from a biased presentation?

In this presentation, Rachel, Jason, and Nirala explore how the practitioner may be influenced by subtle and not-so-subtle marketing, disguised as education and ask the question: “Can companies with a commercial interest,  provide ethical and fair education that’s worthy of our CPE” ?

Your CPE - What’s Ethics Got to Do With It?

Plenary (1 hour)

For Australian naturopaths, continuing professional education is most often provided by companies who either supply supplements or services to us. Not dissimilar to our medical colleagues, this presents us as a profession an inherent conundrum with the risk of bias - from its most simple form: cherry picking research to favourably showcase a product or ingredient without really providing a balanced account of the evidence, to its most sinister: manipulation or concealment of less favourable data.

In this presentation, Rachel, Jason, and Nirala explore how the practitioner may be influenced by subtle and not-so-subtle marketing, disguised as education, and ask the question: “Can companies with a commercial interest,  provide ethical and fair education that’s worthy of our CPE” ? Should the bar be raised? How can the astute practitioner glean valuable information and education from a biased presentation? Should they even try?

This dynamic and fearless team of speakers aims to myth-bust, shatter illusions, and talk frankly about the serious topic of our continuing education

In addition to Buteyko breathing, Mim will discuss the importance of diaphragmatic breathing. The diaphragm is more than a breathing muscle; it is a lymphatic pump and organ of digestion.

Breathing is the most fundamental bodily process, common to us all, yet breathing is often taken for granted. Dysfunctional breathing is may be the vital missing piece of the therapeutic puzzle.

Learn simple breathing techniques you can teach your patients to ‘value add’ to your other treatment protocols.

Dr Nirala Jacobi, ND (USA) graduated from Bastyr University in 1998 with a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.

She received her Bachelors of Human Health Sciences from Bastyr University in 1995 and is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in the USA.

Nirala is the senior naturopathic physician and medical director at  The Biome Clinic - centre for functional digestive disorders and is considered one of Australia’s leading expert in the treatment of small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a common cause of IBS.

She is the medical director for SIBOtest, an online testing service for practitioners.  She is so passionate about educating practitioners that she founded “The SIBO Doctor”, an online professional education platform.  She lectures nationally and internationally about the assessment and treatment of SIBO and is the host of the popular podcast The SIBO Doctor podcast for practitioners.