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AACMAC 2018 highly respected speakers

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Damian has spent over thirty five years as an independent, self-employed health care practitioner. He is a registered Doctor of Chinese Medicine with a Masters degree in Acupuncture from the University of Western Sydney and qualifications in Classical Chinese Medicine.
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Rhonda Chang graduated from Beijing Chinese Medicine University in 1983, and migrated to Australia in 1986. In 2012 Chang completed a PhD at the University of Sydney, School of Science, Department of History and Philosophy.
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Emma is a registered acupuncturist and herbalist with a strong interest in paediatric health and the management of complex chronic disease. Emma is a lecturer for the Chinese Medicine Department at Endeavour College of Natural Health.
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Mark is the current Brand Head of of Complementary and Over-the-counter Medicines, Therapeutic Goods Administration, responsible for regulating over the counter medicines as well as complementary medicines, which include traditional and herbal medicines, and vitamin and mineral supplements.

JulieAnn completed her doctorate level medical degree in Chinese Medicine at the Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine. Her emphasis on the classical perspective of Chinese herb use has resulted in three published articles in the Journal of Chinese medicine.
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Warwick joined AACMA in 1992. He has been working with Chinese medicine since then, and has been on the QiGong path for the last 14 years as well.  As one seeking dan himself, this book was of special interest, and he was able to translate it differently, due to his inside knowledge of the art and science of QiGong.
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Dr Qing Huang received her formal training in Chinese medicine and western medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. She is a specialist in dermatology with experience and skills in managing many skin conditions with an integrative approach of both traditional and conventional medicines.
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Prof. Caroline Smith is an experienced clinical research and acupuncture practitioner. She brings expertise in relation to acupuncture research and clinical skills in relation to women’s health and reproductive health. She has a background in evidence based research in relation to acupuncture and other complementary therapies and the integration of Chinese medicine and biomedical research protocols, predominately in the areas of women’s health.
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Dr Andrew Nugent-Head arrived in Taiwan in 1986 to study Chinese medicine, martial arts and internal cultivation. He formally began studying Chinese medicine in 1989, founding the Association for Traditional Studies (ATS) to preserve China’s traditional knowledge. Andrew is a renowned Chinese medical practitioner, educator and martial artist.
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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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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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Associate Professor Tieguang (Richard) Gu is an expert in his field with a Bachelor and Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a PhD in Oriental Medicine. He is a renowned Chinese medicine practitioner and currently works at the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine as a clinic supervisor.

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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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Associate Professor Tony Zhang has been the Discipline Leader of Chinese Medicine at RMIT University since 2011. He has strong expertise in evidence-based Chinese medicine clinical research and has published more than 80 scientific articles.

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