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Professor Danforn Lim is the Chair of the Chinese Medicine Board. Professor Lim is a Chinese medicine practitioner (in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Divisions) and a medical practitioner practising in New South Wales. He holds adjunct professorships at both the University of Technology Sydney and Western Sydney University. More

Yu-Ting Sun is a registered Chinese medicine practitioner and lecturer for the Chinese medicine program at Western Sydney University.Yu-Ting completed her PhD at NICM Health Research Institute, and her research expertise is on neuro-cognition and cerebrovascular disease prevention and management.
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Dr Gillian Newton is a TCM practitioner with a busy clinic in Melbourne, specialising in paediatrics and fertility. She has been practicing for 27 years, having gained her qualifications at the Sydney College of TCM, Red Cross Hospital Hangzhou, China and UWS.
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David began his acupuncture training in 1977, he’s operated a private practice, been a lecturer and clinic supervisor for over 40 years. Having a sensitivity to and interest in spirituality, emotions & psychology, David qualified in counselling & psychotherapy.
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Yufan Zhou, B.TCM, graduated from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China in 2011, majoring in acupuncture and Shang Han School (also known as cold damage school), taught by Professor Junsheng Song, an expert of Shang Han School for over 35 years.
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Anne is the Founder & CEO of the Small Business Association of Australia (SBAA) that is acknowledged as a leading premium peak business organisation that represents MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) throughout Australia. It has a working relationship with governments, the diplomatic service, educators such as universities, small and big business, and other industry bodies.
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Greg Bantick began his training and clinical practice in Chinese medicine in 1975. He was part of a small group that set up the first college in Brisbane in the late 70’s. He has spent time in China and Japan, and taught around the world. He spent most of 20 years training, practicing and teaching in the U.S., where he held senior academic positions in 2 of the finest colleges.
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Maree Armansin has 27 years experience in the organizational development sector and has worked in the education, training and organizational development of adults in both the public and private sectors. As a speaker Maree is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others and her work has been in humanizing organizations in order to bring about mindful change.
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Yair Maimon is an internationally renowned figure in the field of Integrative and Chinese Medicine with over 30 years of clinical, academic, and research experience in the United States, Europe, and Israel.
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As a former lecturer in Sports Injury Management and full time Practitioner (TCM/RMT/ Structural Balancing) for over 36 years, Terry truly possesses a wealth of knowledge when it comes to understanding the complex causes of musculoskeletal pain and injuries.
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Julian Scott obtained a PhD in physics at Cambridge, and followed it by research in semiconductors. He then went on to study acupuncture at ICOM in East Grinstead, England, completing in 1976; then in Nanjing, China in 1982. He has a special interest in treating children and is the author, with Teresa Barlow, of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children and other books.
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Peter Deadman has worked in the field of health promotion for fifty years, first as a natural foods pioneer, then as a Chinese medicine practitioner, teacher and author. He is co-author of A Manual of Acupuncture and author of Live Well Live Long: Teachings from the Chinese Nourishment of Life Tradition. His most recent book is Finding My Way: Memoirs and Short Stories.
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Dr Cheryl McRae is the current Branch Head of Complementary and Over-the-counter Medicines at the Therapeutic Goods Administration. She is responsible for regulating over the counter medicines as well as complementary medicines, which include traditional and herbal medicines, and vitamin and mineral supplements.

Dr McDonald is an Adjunct Senior-Lecturer in the School of Medicine at Griffith University (where he conducted his PhD research into the immunological effects of acupuncture in allergic rhinitis). Dr McDonald co-authored The Acupuncture Evidence Project.
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Dr Oh is an Associate Professor at Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, a visiting Professor at University of Kansas Medical Center, USA, a previous Research fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School (HMS), and a founding member of the International Medical Tai Chi Qigong Association (iMTQA), USA.

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Stephen Janz is a former president of the AACMA and former member of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. Stephen has been in full time clinical practice for 30 years and has an interest in both clinical and professional issues.
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Lorne Brown B.Sc., CPA, Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHt, CLT is the Clinical Director of Acubalance Wellness Centre (Vancouver BC Canada), and the Founder of Healthy Seminars and the chair of the Integrative Fertility Symposium.
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Dr. Poney Chiang is an adjunct professor and founder of the Integrative Acupuncture Program for York University (Toronto) and a professor at the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute in Santa Fe. He is an expert in neuro-anatomy of acupoints and teaches workshops internationally.
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Dr. Debra Betts is the author of “The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth” published in 2006 and subsequently translated into German and French. With a nursing background she completed her acupuncture training in London in 1989.
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