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AACMAC 2017 highly regarded speakers

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Ms Tina Czech, is a leading expert in the field of laser photobiomodulation and phototherapy, with over 20 years of hands- on clinical experience in laser pain management, post-operative and tissue repair. She has studied in the United Kingdom, USA and Germany and authored several post graduate, government accredited courses in laser science and clinical laser therapy.
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Debra Godson has been a Chinese Medicine practitioner for 23 years. Debra is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese Medicine at Endeavour College of Natural Health and has been lecturing in acupuncture for 17 years.
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Judy James is a Life Member and Former CEO of AACMA. She is currently the independent Chair of Standards Australia Mirror Committee for developing international ISO standards in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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Philip is a TCM practitioner since 1980. He attained his Bachelor Health Science Degree Acupuncture in 2002 at University of Victoria. Philip has presented at various international conferences including AACMAC & WFAS and was invited to present two workshops at the AGTCM Rothenburg Kongress in 2016.
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Dr Michael Popplewell has been a successful practitioner since 1995. He has a Masters in Bioelectric Engineering (Research) and a PhD. In 2014 he was one of only 16 junior presenters and the only Australian selected from hundreds of worldwide applications to present at the prestigious SAR conference in Beijing.

Professor Lin is the Director of Cancer Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, and PhD supervisor of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. Her main interest focuses on the comprehensive management in advanced stage of carcinoma.
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Olivia Janz completed her studies at Endeavour College of Natural Health in 2015, and has been in practice since early 2016 in a multidisciplinary clinic.

Prior to studying Chinese medicine, Clare studied chemical and bioprocess engineering, and after making the switch has been in full time practice in Melbourne since 2005. The result of combining these two very different career paths gives Clare a very practical, scientific approach that she integrates seamlessly with her heart centred and soul focused style of clinical practice.
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Peter Scarselletti completed his Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine Degree at Western Sydney University in 2004. Apart from clinical practice, Peter has been involved in a wide variety of roles in the Chinese Medicine Industry and has focused on studying a wide variety of acupuncture styles to create an integrative treatment approach.
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Cheran Lennon has been in clinical practice since 1986 and the former Board member of AACMA. Cheran teaches specialised treatments that she has learnt after years of practice and research. She is at present researching and writing a paper on how her stop smoking treatment is based on TCM and neurological pathways.
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Sarah George is the Senior Lecturer of Chinese Medicine at Endeavour College of Natural Health’s Gold Coast campus. In addition to this role she also practices from her own clinic in Broadbeach. Sarah is a registered acupuncturist with treatment interests in women’s health, fertility & IVF support, pregnancy care, pain conditions and neurological disorders.

Dr. Serg Mezhov, has been practising different modalities Eastern as well Western medicine from 1979 back in Soviet Union until it’s end and then up till now in Melbourne, Australia. He is disciple of Lee family acupuncture tradition and has major interest in Spinal column disorders.

Takeshi Kitagawa graduated from Tokyo Eisei Gakuen College in Acupuncture and Moxibustion in 1994, and developed his Japanese Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment system, the “Kitagawa Method” over the past 19 years. He practices in Tokyo at his clinic, YOJO SPA, and teaches at the Hamamatsu Medical-Care College.
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Joan Campbell has worked in medicine and allied fields since 1966, including as a registered nurse, medical doctor, GP obstetrician, psychologist, Chinese acupuncturist, undergraduate teacher New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine, and University teacher of post graduate Chinese medicine/acupuncture programmes for health professionals Auckland University of Technology.
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Simon has studied traditional medicine under a Theravadin Buddhist Monk for the past 20 years, inspiring formal studies in Melbourne at Southern School of Natural Therapies where he completed his Bachelor Degree in Chinese Medicine.
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Mr Davey Pinder is a Melbourne based Acupuncturist who began his Martial Arts training in 1973 at the tender age of 7. As an Instructor Member of Wushu, Tai Chi & Qi Gong Australia (WTQA), Davey’s latest achievements include being awarded both overall Male Taijiquan & Qi Gong 2016 Champion trophies at the 18th WTQA National Championships.
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Stemming from a lifelong love of sports, fitness and helping athletes with sporting injuries, Terry Hitzke designed and lectured the first postgraduate diploma of Sports Injuries Management in Australia at the Brisbane College of Traditional Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from 1987-1991.
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Eduardo (Eddie) Teijeiro graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) from the Brisbane branch of the Australian College of Natural Medicine. In 2015 he graduated with a Master of Medicine (Acupuncture and Tuina) from the Guangxi University of TCM. His thesis was a pilot study of acupuncture to lower type 2 diabetic patients’ HbA1c levels.
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Mr Louis Gordon graduated with a Bachelor degree from the Brisbane College of Traditional Acupuncture as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner (Acupuncturist) in 1981. Louis has worked in Scientific Laboratories for 35 years, and is intrigued by the San Jiao’s mystique.
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After completing his double degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and International Studies at University of Technology Sydney and Yunnan Normal University, Mr Teja Jaensch went on to study with the Hunyuan Research Institute, exploring the Fire Spirit School and the teachings of Liu Yuan.
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Mr Rafael Nathan attained his Bachelor degree of Health Science in Acupuncture from Endeavour College, Brisbane, Queensland, 2005. He then further studied in China at Guangxi Minxu University, Nanning and Cong Zhou Hospital between 2005 and 2010. Rafael established his clinic at Queensland Injectors Health Network, Brisbane, 2006.
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Mr Clive Powell is a qualified acupuncturist, naturopath and homeopath, in full-time clinical practice since August 1986. He has lectured at Australian College of Natural Medicine and Endeavour College for many years.

Dr Zhu is Director of Academic Program of Chinese Medicine, Western Sydney University. She is also active researcher at the National Institute of Complementary Medicine, the Australia’s premier research facility in complementary medicine. Dr Zhu was inaugural practitioner member of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.
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Greg Williams has been studying & practising acupuncture, Qigong & Taiji for over 18 years in Australia, Japan, China & Thailand. He studied acupuncture in Japan for many years with masters in
the Japanese language and studied Taiji for one year at the Nanjing TCM University in China.
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Greg is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine providing acupuncture, Chinese herbalism, moxibustion, cupping, Chinese massage, diet therapy, life counselling. Greg starts his clinical practice since 1975 and has the focuses on the treatment of mood disorders, women’s health concerns, skin disorders and teaching meditation.
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Debra Betts graduated from the London College of Acupuncture in 1989 and completed her PhD on the use of acupuncture in threatened miscarriage in 2014. With a practice based in women’s health she commenced acupuncture courses for midwives in 1997. This led to publications on the use of acupuncture and acupressure in pregnancy including her 2006 text book “The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth”.
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Professor Kai Cheng is the graduate advisor and Professor of department of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. He is the forth generation inheritor of Beijing city Intangible Cultural Heritage Cheng’s Acupuncture, grandson of Master Cheng Xinnong and the Chairman of the Auricular Points Treatment and Diagnosis Specialised Committee of the China Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion.
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David is an Acupuncturist having graduated from the Australian College of Natural Medicine (now Endeavour) in 1996. He has been a TCM lecturer for the past 15 years in Australia, as well as presented seminars throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the USA.
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Ms Waveny Holland is the current Vice President of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association and has been on the Queensland State Committee for eight years. She has presented at AACMAC in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and WFAS 2013 Sydney.

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Mr Stephen Janz is a former president of the AACMA and former member of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. Stephen was awarded best paper for clinical practice at WFAS 2004 and AACMAC 2010 and overall best paper at AACMAC 2011, AACMAC 2014 & 2015.
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Brigitte is a Swiss-born traveller who started her Chinese medicine studies in Melbourne in 1997. After completing her Advanced Diploma she returned to her homeland to start her clinical practice. In 2008, she returned to Australia and with a keen interest of herbal dispensing and classical herbal medicines.
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Mr Simpson holds the Masters degree of Taiji Chuan, Bagua Zhang, Qigong with the World Taiji Boxing Association and the Bachelor degree of Acupuncture, and Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine. Walter started his practice 36 years ago doing a variety of different Massage modalites and Yoga. With more than 30 years of clinical practice in Chinese medicine, abdominal diagnosis and Qigong are used daily in his clinic.
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Ms Lyndall Soper is the Assistant Secretary of the Complementary and Over the Counter medicines branch in the Therapeutic Goods Administration at the Department of Health.
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Professor Xue has a long history in Chinese medicine. He was the Deputy President, Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria (2009 – 2012). Professor Xue was appointed as Inaugural Chair, Chinese Medicine Board of Australia in July 2011 and reappointed for a second term in July 2014.

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Yifan graduated from Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Guangzhou China and awarded with Bachelor and Master Degree of TCM. He migrated to Australia more than 20 years ago and participated the first medical clinical trial on the treatment of Hepatitis C using Chinese herbal medicine in Australian government hospital.
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Ms Charity Carleton has been a practising Acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese Medicine for the past 15 years and has been a lecturer in Chinese Medicine, at Endeavour College of Natural Health, since 2011.
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Ms Chau-Yang is a PhD candidate with an interest in integrating biomedical models with the traditional Chinese medicine approach. Her research interests include ageing populations, cultural competency, dietary therapy, craniosacral therapy and pastoral counselling.
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John McDonald began studying acupuncture in 1971, practice in 1975 and teaching acupuncture in 1977. Since then John has been actively engaged in education, practice and more recently research, completing his PhD at Griffith University in 2015. John is currently a practitioner, and lecturer at Endeavour College of Natural Health.
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Conscious that practitioners in the ‘alternative’ spectrum of health care are more at risk of failure in business than other healthcare modalities, Mr Jeff Shearer was inspired to create Ethical Practice – an information-based business assisting the healthcare industry to develop with integrity.

Angela Sun is a certified Trichologist and has been using herbal treatments to treat hair loss sufferers for the past 5 years. She has developed a professional system of hair loss level assessment and treatment protocols to effectively treat male and female pattern genetic thinning as well as Alopecia Areata.
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Professor Hong Xu (BMed, PhD) is the AACMA national President (2014-present) and has over 20 years practical experience. She is also a professor and registered PhD supervisor at Victoria University (VU).

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Mr Hoc Ku HUYNH has been practising Acupuncture and Chinese medicine almost 40 years. Hoc Ku is the Deputy chair of supervisor board of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS). He is also the Honorary clinical associated for the University of Technology Sydney and University of Western Sydney.
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Associate Professor Zaslawski is the director of Chinese medicine program of the School of Life Sciences at University of Technology, Sydney. He has delivered more than 60 presentations at local and international conferences, and published papers in 40 professional and peer-reviewed international journals.

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