GEELONG: Autoimmunity, Subfertility and the Mitochondria
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Hear from Dr Rhona Creegan
Friday, 31 May 2019
12:00pm - 3:00pm
2 CPE Points | 2 hour seminar
10-14 Eastern Beach, Geelong VIC 3220
|12:00pm - 12:30pm||: Registration and Buffet Lunch|
|12:30pm||: Presentation begins|
|1:30pm - 1:40pm||: 10-minute break|
|1:40pm - 2:40pm||: Presentation continues|
|2:40pm - 3:10pm||: Q & A|
Environmental toxins, hormonal imbalance and suboptimal nutrition can all drive mitochondrial dysfunction and faulty cell signalling. The resulting metabolic disruption triggers inflammatory cascades and an erratic immune response. Long term consequences include autoimmune diseases, subfertility and other chronic illnesses.
Autoimmune disease and subfertility cause extreme emotional and physical distress. Common protocols can provide inconsistent results which often leave both practitioners and patients feeling overwhelmed and disheartened.
Immunometabolism describes the physiological connection between mitochondrial function and immune system activation. An understanding and appreciation of this emerging concept equips practitioners to objectively evaluate which patients may respond to conventional approaches and those that may not.
Concepts to be explored:
- Key contributors to infertility in both males and females
- Mechanisms that drive mitochondrial dysfunction and faulty cell signalling
- Immune cell fate and function in response to alterations in metabolic pathways
- Activation of chronic inflammation and its role in autoimmunity
Learn how to:
- Assess mitochondrial health
- Identify and reduce the impact of the most important drivers of mitochondrial dysfunction
- Use specific diet, lifestyle and nutrients to influence mitochondrial signalling and improve patient outcomes in subfertility, autoimmunity and other chronic illnesses
Dr. Rhona Creegan
Biomedical Science, Clinical Biochemistry and Nutritional Medicine
Dr Rhona Creegan is a Nutritional Biochemist/Consultant with extensive experience in clinical biochemistry, molecular genetics and nutrition. Rhona has worked as a Senior Laboratory Scientist in major teaching hospitals in the UK and Australia in both clinical biochemistry and diagnostic molecular genetics laboratories. She has completed formal studies in Nutritional Medicine (Masters) and as a PhD researcher, investigated abnormal lipid metabolism in Alzheimer’s disease.
She is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, working alongside conventional medicine to optimise patient health with targeted functional testing, nutrition and lifestyle plans. This integrated approach aims to determine the root cause of common chronic health issues affecting digestion, immune function, mood, hormones, fatigue, weight management and metabolic disease. Rhona is an educator, researcher, consultant to the industry and a published author in nutritional biochemistry, genetics and nutrition.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I receive a CPE Certificate?
You will receive a hard copy of your 2 CPE Point Certificate from our Bio Concepts Team Member at the end of the event
Will presentation notes be provided?
Yes, you will be provided a hard copy of the seminar presentation notes on the day. You will also receive an email with a digital copy for you to download after the event.
What if I can’t attend an event location?
Unfortunately, we won't be offering a recording of this seminar series.
Can I purchase only the notes?
Unfortunately we do not offer this option. The notes are a summary of what is discussed at the event, to fully understand the topic it is best to attend the event.
Event Information Correspondence
All event information will be emailed to your primary account email address. After you have purchased the event, you will receive an email including event information.
You will also receive emails around the time of the event, which can include:
- Event schedule times
- Venue Address
- Digital copy of presentation notes after the event
- Special offers to event attendees
Please note: Cancellations made within 30 days of the event will receive a refund minus administrative fees of $25. Cancellations made within 14 days of the event will not receive any refund, this includes 'no-shows' - if you do not attend this seminar you will not receive your CPE Certificate.