Nutraceutical Therapy – A Functional and Integrative Approach
Nutraceutical therapy has been shown to contribute significantly to an individual’s overall health. Indeed, the use of nutraceuticals
has been associated with positive outcomes across nearly all physiological systems, including immunology, neurology, mental health,
orthopaedics, cosmetics, obstetrics, cancer and other pathologies, among much more. With advances in molecular biology and
genetics, nutrient and health relations are beginning to be teased apart. Over the past few decades, an abundance of scientific
data has emerged highlighting the important and essential role nutrients play in cellular and epigenetic signalling. Understanding
the mechanisms of nutrient actions will allow healthcare providers to better assess nutrient deficiencies and appropriately target
In this live event course, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of nutrient signalling with particular emphasis on
nutrient roles in methylation and epigenetic processes. Connections between methylation pathways, nutrient involvement, and the
presence/absence of pathology will be made. After acquiring a foundational knowledge on nutrient molecular mechanisms, participants
will assess detailed patient data, including prior medical history, familial history, differential diagnoses, lifestyle behaviours, signs
and symptoms, biological assays, among much more. Participants will be encouraged to take a functional and integrative approach
towards nutraceutical medicine that involves addressing the underlying cause of disease. In doing so, participants will learn about
the need for customised nutraceutical therapeutics.
This program will allow pharmacists and healthcare providers with the unique opportunity to collaborate to produce patient-centred
treatment regimens tailored to the individual. In attending the program, participants will leave with the confidence and knowledge
required for effective and optimal nutraceutical medicine.
Pharmacists and healthcare providers engaged in nutraceutical treatment options for methylation disorders.
A live event with case studies and competency assessments.
OVERALL LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF LIVE EVENT
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of epigenetic and methylation processes
- Evaluate scientific data and findings on the relation between aberrant methylation and common pathologies
- Recognise the important and necessary role of nutrients in methylation pathways
- Identify the individualised nature of nutrient and methylation profiles and the need for personalised nutraceutical therapy
Examine and develop an understanding of treatment options for methylation disorders including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer’s Disease, Anxiety, Depression and Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Analyse comprehensive patient cases, including prior medical history, familial history, differential diagnoses, lifestyle behaviours, signs and symptoms, laboratory test results, current and past pharmacotherapeutic and supplementation treatments
- Develop alternative and customised therapeutic regimens tailored to patient-specific needs
This activity has been accredited for 8.0 hours of Group One
CPD (or 8.0 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual
pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 8.0 hours of
Group Two CPD (or 16.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion
of relevant assessment activities.
A1905MED1: The activity accreditation expires 6 May 2021.
B. Pharm, CPD Coordinator and Compounding Pharmacist, MEDISCA Australia
B.Pharm, GradCertPharmPrac, Technical Support Service, MEDISCA Australia
BSc, MSc, Medical Editor / Team Lead, LP3 Network
Dr Lily Tomas, MD, MBBS (UNSW), RACGP
Dr Lily Thomas is an Integrative Medical Doctor practicing on the
Sapphire Coast in NSW, Australia with over 20 years’ experience in
treating all aspects of Health. Dr Thomas is a Fellow of the Australasian
College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) and Past
President of the Australian Integrative Medical Association (AIMA). Dr
Tomas was the founding Editor of Advances in Integrative Medicine,
Elsevier. Dr Thomas has also had the pleasure of lecturing at many
renowned organizations and associations, including AIMA, ACNEM,
Australasian Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A5M), Australian
Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA), BioBalance Health Australia,
MINDD Foundation, Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Association (AACMA), University of Western Sydney- Medicine Faculty,
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), and the
McGrath Foundation- Breast Cancer.
Patricia Ullmann, B Pharm
Patricia Ullmann is a registered pharmacist with broad experience
in community pharmacy and in compounding pharmacy since the
1990s. She has spent 15 years as pharmacist-in-charge at one of
Australia’s most successful and pioneering compounding pharmacies.
Her experience includes the implementation of laboratory standard
operating procedures; regulatory compliance; brand promotion
and marketing strategies; patient counselling; collaboration with
physicians and other health care professionals; and people policies/
Patricia has been a member of the TGA’s Pharmacy Manufacturing
Technical Working Group. She has contributed to reviews of
compounding in Professional Practice Standards and in Australian
Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook (PSA). She has been
published in articles of the Australian Journal of Pharmacy and is
currently a Joint Chair of the Australian Society of Compounding
Since 2012, Patricia has been the CPD coordinator/editor and
compounding pharmacist at Medisca Australia, where she is the
Manager of Training and Technical Services
Mr. Shirt is a Business Development Executive at MEDISCA Australia
specializing in providing pharmacists and pharmacy owners with
the tools they need to expand and create awareness about their
compounding practice. Prior to his current role, Mr. Shirt gained
valuable skills in pharmaceutical compounding sales and business
strategies as an Account Executive at MEDISCA Australia. Throughout
the years, Mr. Shirt has worked closely with a number of community
pharmacies throughout the New South Wales and Australian
Capital Territory and has personally participated in the growth and
development of their compounding practice.
Activity material is Copyright © 2018-2019 LP3 Network.
Full attendance and the completion of an activity evaluation and practical skill set competency evaluation are a compulsory requirement to achieve a certificate of attendance for the live event.
DECLARATIONS AND DISCLOSURES
It is a requirement that full disclosure of conflicts of interest be made
available to participants. This activity is independent of any known
bias, prejudice or commercial interest. Both MEDISCA Australia
and LP3 Network Inc. assist with the marketing of this activity. LP3
Network Inc. is an independent corporation. LP3 Network Inc. has an
established agreement with MEDISCA Australia ensuring that it has
no influence on LP3 Network Inc. as it relates to activity offerings.
This learning activity has received financial support from MEDISCA
Inc. in the form of an educational grant.
Special rates for hotel accommodations have been arranged for
activity participants. Payment for hotel accommodations is at the
expense of the activity participant.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
As a matter of activity programming, meals and refreshments during live activities have been provided by MEDISCA Australia.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
In the event that MEDISCA Australia cancels a course, MEDISCA
Australia’s sole liability shall be course repayment. In no event shall
MEDISCA Australia be responsible for any costs related to travel and/or
accommodation. A written request must be sent to MEDISCA Australia
requesting ‘Cancellation without Transfer’ to an alternate live activity
event date. If cancellation occurs at greater than or equal to 31 days
from live activity event date, then registrant will receive a 75% refund;
15-30 days a 50% refund; and less than or equal to 14 days no refund.
There are no refunds, returns, or transfer requests upon purchase of
a home study, digital work book, webinar, and eLearning modules.
MEDISCA Australia shall be excused from any delay caused by reason
of any occurrence or contingency beyond its reasonable control (a
“Force Majeure”), including but not limited to, acts of God, hurricane,
earthquake, labour disputes, strikes, riots, war, and governmental
requirements. The obligation to pay money to MEDISCA Australia
in a timely manner is absolute and shall not be subject to this Force
Majeure provision. In such event, MEDISCA Australia will not issue any
refunds, only transfer to an alternate live activity event date.
The transfer policy is only in effect if requested greater than or equal
to 14 days prior to original live activity event date. Failure to submit
the “transfer request” at least 14 days prior to original live activity
event date will default to the “cancellation and refund policy”. The
transfer policy can only be applied one (1) time. Transfer to a new
live activity event date must be within the current calendar year.
Failure to attend the new live activity event will result in no refund
and will no longer be transferable. Confirmation of the new activity
date is subject to approval by MEDISCA Australia based on the
number of available seats within the selected live activity event.
An additional Nutraceuticals training day for pharmacists and
pharmacy technicians follows this training. The additional day is not
accredited for CPD credits.