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

Group Plenary (1hr) - with Dr Nirala Jacobi & Dr Jason Hawrelak

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?

Group Plenary (1hr) - with Dr Nirala Jacobi & Dr Jason Hawrelak

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.

Rachel Arthur is a respected and widely published specialist in integrative nutrition with a particular passion for diagnostics. Originally graduating as a naturopath from Southern School of Natural Therapies, she now has over 20 years’ experience in both the clinic and the classroom,and has become one of Australia’s leading naturopathic educators, delivering post-graduate training & mentoring to naturopaths, nutritionists, allied healthcare professionals and doctors alike. Regularly asked to speak at key medical conferences & contribute work to authoritative texts, Rachel's ability to educate in a way that is thought-provoking, immediately usable and entertaining has earnt her the respect and following of thousands of practitioners both here and overseas.