The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-11-28T10:37:35Z Wollongong Affordable LED Light Rejuvenation Skin Therapy Treatment Benefits Will Amaze You 2018-11-28T10:37:35Z wollongong-affordable-led-light-rejuvenation-skin-therapy-treatment-benefits-will-amaze-you If you ask registered nurse Shelley Stevens what the most exciting recent development in non-surgical treatments is, she won’t hesitate for a second. LED Light Therapy is the skin rejuvenation treatment that everyone’s talking about - and it works. It sounds almost too good to be true, but Shelley is no follower of fads. “It’s supported by sound scientific evidence,” she says. Shedding Light on LED Therapy LED Light Therapy was developed as a medical intervention to promote skin healing and to reduce scarring. It stimulates the production of the two things that make young skin look so fresh and radiant: collagen and elastin. Collagen keeps the skin looking firm and smooth, and elastin keeps it supple, literally allowing the skin to “bounce back.” With research showing that certain LED light waves do work to boost collagen and elastin production, using it as a rejuvenating skin treatment was the next logical step. And for those of us who wouldn’t even consider going under the knife for purely cosmetic reasons, it seems almost too good to be true. Not the Same as Laser Therapy or Peels As a fully qualified cosmetic nurse who comes from a medical background, Shelley is enthusiastic about the results her patients are getting with LED light. “It’s amazing what it can do,” she says, “and there are no side-effects to worry about.” Laser therapy or peels are non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments too, but there is some recovery time after treatment, and you must be careful about things like getting too much sun. Your skin needs time to heal after these treatments, and you can expect redness. But LED Light therapy doesn’t harm any tissues or pigments. It just stimulates the production of proteins which allow your skin to rejuvenate naturally from the inside out. All we need is the right light wavelength to reenergise tired skin cells. The Results That Have Celebrities Queueing up for More Stars like Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson have been vocal in their endorsement of LED Light Therapy. But unlike most trappings of the celebrity lifestyle, LED Light Therapy is so affordable that any John or Jane Doe can enjoy its benefits. While more collagen and elastin sound super, what most of us want to know is how we will look after a course of treatments. “It’s not the kind of dramatic change that is going to make people come up to you and ask what you had done to yourself,” says Shelley, “but you are going to get compliments.” “There’s a definite reduction in lines and wrinkles, and your skin looks brighter. It will also reduce any pigmentation blemishes and tighten up pores, leaving your skin looking smoother.” Getting Real With so many good things being said about LED Light Therapy, we wondered where the hitch lies. “There isn’t one,” says Shelley, “but you need to be realistic about what it can do for you. Your skin rejuvenates itself naturally, so the results aren’t instant. I usually recommend a course of treatments to kickstart the process.” The bottom line seems to be that LED Light Therapy is good news for those of us who want to regain some of our youthful glow. Shelley recommends a professional consultation and choosing a clinic with state-of-the-art equipment. “There are devices that people can use at home, but although they’re expensive, they aren’t nearly as effective as professional equipment. So, if you want the real thing, you need to go to a properly equipped clinic with fully trained personnel.” If you’d like to find out more about LED Light Therapy in the Illawarra or Sydney area, you can reach Shelley and her experienced team by calling +61 2 4200 9468 or visit the Non-surgical, Medical Grade Aesthetic Treatments for the Face and Body | Platinum Face and Body Clinic website to book a consultation online. Prepared by Baxton Media. Wollongong Expert Reveals Best Price HIFU Ultraformer III Ultrasound Treatments To Look Younger 2018-11-19T23:42:31Z wollongong-expert-reveals-best-price-hifu-ultraformer-iii-ultrasound-treatments-to-look-younger Although most people are worried about the idea of undergoing surgery to reverse the effects of ageing, non-surgical techniques, like HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound), have been a game-changer. It’s not just hearsay or a ‘leap of faith’. The Ultraformer III, a device that delivers targeted ultrasound waves, has been approved by regulatory authorities around the world. It’s safe; it’s effective; and it’s being used globally by plastic surgeons and cosmetic clinics to treat patients wanting results without surgery! With over 1 Million treatments already performed worldwide, Ultraformer III has quickly become the World’s Number 1 Ultrasound Lift, tightening and contouring system. What the Ultraformer III Treatment Does When we’re young, we keep looking that way because we are able to naturally produce enough fresh collagen to keep our skins looking smooth. As we age, however, we begin to lose the ability to regenerate collagen, and our skins show it. Fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear, and the skin begins to sag. If we really want to turn back the clock the natural way, what we need is to revitalise our skin’s ability to produce collagen. HIFU treatment does just that. Here’s how. The Ultraformer III delivers focused ultrasound waves to target problem areas. A qualified practitioner can adjust the device to target tissues at the depth that’s required to get the results you want. The ultrasound waves cause tissues to heat up triggering healing processes and have a direct tightening effect. The latter is the reason why some people say they see instant results after going for HIFU treatment. But the best is yet to come. The deep-tissue effects of the Ultraformer III promote collagen production, allowing your skin to rejuvenate itself the natural way. Say Goodbye to Sagging, Wrinkles and Fine Lines There’s more to HIFU treatment than meets the eye. It will reduce sagging, fine lines, wrinkles and skin folds, but it can also be used to contour the body. And although many patients say they’re happy with the immediate results, the passage of a few weeks will start to reveal the full effect of the treatment. Within three weeks, they begin to notice the external improvements that come from collagen repairing itself, and this process continues for up to six months. The improvements are subtle, but before and after photographs reveal just what HIFU therapy can do. Understanding the Treatment Process Finding out more about HIFU treatments proved to be less easy than we expected. It’s still a relatively new innovation and, given the high cost of the specialised equipment therapists need to offer it, it’s not something you’ll find just anywhere, although there are many cheaper, unproven systems on the market. We asked Jacinda McKay & Shelley Stevens, co-owners of Platinum Face and Body Clinic in Illawarra what to expect. “It’s something you can have done in your lunch break,” Jacinda says. “You don’t need any downtime. If you’re working with a qualified therapist, there’s very little chance of unwanted side-effects.” “Those who do experience them find them mild - maybe the skin appears a little red for a few hours, or in rare cases, nerves are temporarily affected, causing numbness or muscle weakness in the treatment area. And yes, there’s a tiny chance of bruising or minor burns,” Shelley says. “But for most people, it’s a walk-in, walk-out procedure with no real discomfort.” “Our clients are very happy with the results they get, and we’re careful to manage expectations. It’s not a surgical facelift. That’s its primary benefit, but you also can’t expect to see the same kind of results. That’s why all our treatments begin with a consultation. We don’t make promises we can’t deliver on, but we do deliver noticeable results.” If you’d like to find out more about HIFU therapy first-hand or would like to find out about other non-surgical cosmetic interventions, you can reach Jacinda or Shelley and their experienced team by calling +61 2 4200 9468 or visit the Non-surgical, Medical Grade Aesthetic Treatments for the Face and Body | Platinum Face and Body Clinic website to book a consultation online. Written & Syndicated by Baxton Media. Corrimal Wollongong Anti-Ageing Skin Treatment Clinic Expands to Canberra With HIFU Ultraformer3 Technology 2018-11-08T07:04:28Z corrimal-wollongong-anti-ageing-skin-treatment-clinic-expands-to-canberra-with-hifu-ultraformer3-technology-1 Janet Wilmot is a marketing professional based in Canberra. Her work requires confidence, but she experienced difficulty maintaining it until she consulted Shelley Stevens of Platinum Face and Body Clinic. This is her story. The Problem: Frown Lines Janet has frown lines. She thinks they’re inherited, because everyone in her family has them, and she began to notice them when she was in her teens. “I really didn’t think it was fair getting wrinkles so young, but my mum said we all had the frown,” she says. Teenage years are always a time when we lack confidence, and although Janet was as pretty as any young girl should be, she felt uncomfortable about the frown. “I worried that others would see me as cross and unapproachable,” she says. The Consequence: That Confidence Issue That Wouldn’t go Away As Janet grew up her natural confidence and bubbly personality grew too, but she still hated photos of herself, and worried about how others’ opinions might be affected by her frown lines. “I’m really a happy person, so it’s a bit incongruous having a permanent frown,” she says. “I didn’t let it spoil things for me, though. Most of the time, I didn’t think about it at all, but whenever I was in a situation where making a good impression was a big deal, I’d get self-conscious about it.” Investigating Options With skin creams making hardly any difference to her frown lines, Janet decided to investigate other options. She says she would even have considered surgery. It was then that she discovered Platinum Face and Body Clinic, a business based in Corrimal, Wollongong that’s run by a trained cosmetic nurse, Shelley Stevens, and her business partner Jacinda McKay. During her appointment with Stevens, Janet felt completely at ease. “I was expecting to feel embarrassed, but Shelley listened to me. It’s a problem I’ve never liked talking about. People think that if it’s your looks you’re worried about, it’s not important. Shelley really seemed to understand why my frown lines were such a problem for me.” No Surgery Needed To her relief, Janet found that she wouldn’t need to consider surgery after all. “Shelley talked me through my options, starting with skin creams which I’d already tried. She explained what differences I could expect from various interventions, and which surgical and skin clinic treatments could help me.” Stevens explained the surgical procedure that could work for Janet, but she also ran through several non-surgical therapy options. “I was willing to opt for surgery, but the thought of it worried me a lot. With Shelley’s help, I was able to choose a non-invasive therapy using the amazing HIFU Ultraformer III with no recovery time, and I’m happy with the results. “I do still have very faint frown lines etched in from long term frowning, but they are now soft and smooth and I have control over the activation of those muscles that causes the frowning. I’m worlds away from the deep creased angry look I always had. I have full confidence that my face is saying what I want it to say now, and it feels good!” Further Information To find out more about Platinum Face and Body Clinic’s services, reach Shelley or Jacinda and their experienced team by calling +61 2 4200 9468 or visit the Non-surgical, Medical Grade Aesthetic Treatments for the Face and Body | Platinum Face and Body Clinicwebsite to book a consultation online. PR Agency: Baxton Media. Dr Anh speaks out in response to the media frenzy about the issue of plastic surgeons’ social media being responsible for body image anxiety. 2018-10-25T02:16:42Z dr-anh-speaks-out-in-response-to-the-media-frenzy-about-the-issue-of-plastic-surgeons-social-media-being-responsible-for-body-image-anxiety The solution to low body image issues is quite simple, argues Perth Female Plastic Surgeon, Dr Anh. She writes an open letter in response to the media frenzy about the issue of plastic surgeons’ social media being responsible for body image anxiety. It is disappointing to read the gross generalisations in the articles in the Daily telegraph and the Sydney Morning Herald that suggest that Plastic Surgeons are part of the growing problem of body image anxieties. As a female plastic surgeon in Perth who is active on social media, as a woman who has had her fair share of insecurities about her body, as a mum of 3 children including a 12 year old daughter, I would argue that this is a sweeping generalisation and one I find negative and somewhat insulting to those of us who are against body shaming and passionate about empowering body positivity. To point the finger at social media of plastic surgeons as one cause of a complex problem is I believe oversimplistic and ignoring a much bigger issue. Body image anxieties are a real concern. It is frightening to learn of statistics from Prof Rumsey saying that 11 year olds are wanting cosmetic procedures. It is sad to learn that poor body image is one of the 3 biggest concerns of our young people. I worry how this will affect my children, as I do not want them to grow up with poor body image, like I did, and like so many of my patients who see me. Dissatisfaction about how one looks can affect one’s confidence, and can negatively impact on every aspect of one’s life. I know first hand seeing how many people don’t want to do something because they fear rejection, failure or disapproval because they lack self-worth and often it is linked to how they negatively see themselves and their appearance. But do our young people feel this way because what some plastic surgeons have posted on their social media feed? Let’s be real here, people feel this way because they live in a world where beautiful, sexy, attractive is celebrated and promoted EVERYWHERE – on TV, in magazines, on billboards, in shop windows – not just on social media. And coupled with the harsh reality that the world is cruel. Even without magazines and TV influencing our perceptions, fleeting or deliberate comments from other children, teenagers and adults whether innocent and unintentional or not, can and do crush self esteem and confidence. Being teased or being told you are fat and ugly or have a big nose or whatever, is enough to play on our minds, and sadly, has longevity. And this type of bullying about one’s appearance begins from such a young age, and I don’t think that is because of social media. I see children worried about their prominent ears because the kids at school are mean. I see some adults who have little to no confidence and they attribute that to being bullied when younger because they were overweight. Where are we learning to be so mean? Whatever happened to the adage, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. I grew up before social media when we all had varying degrees of dissatisfaction with our bodies merely because I believed we lived in a time where the supermodels Cindy, Claudia, Kate and Kristy and magazines like Dolly, Cleo and Cosmopolitan portrayed the notion that being beautiful, skinny, perfect were what we aspired to be like and if we didn’t we felt awkward and unattractive. Perhaps we didn’t all follow these models and magazines, but the problem of not feeling good about how we looked is age old. Centuries before women were wearing corsets to cinch in their waist so making them attractive to potential suitors looking for fertility in a woman. Wonder if women back then had body image issues? They probably had some dissatisfaction if they didn’t meet society’s view of attractive then but perhaps they never articulated it. Or maybe people were more tolerant and embracing of all shapes and sizes and appearances back then? Scientific studies have shown that people are drawn to features of beauty instinctively – and that doesn’t require influences externally. There is an argument that it is innate to be drawn to certain physical characteristics, and so whilst social media can certainly influence trends, as Kylie Jenner has in my mind, redefined the image of beauty, there is so much more to this problem of poor body image than can be blamed on plastic surgeons and social media. Add the era of the internet and social media and now everything is available online. But I do not believe it is what is splashed everywhere that has killed our body confidence, in as much as the culture where its ok to troll others, speak unkind words, be overly critical, be cruel and pass judgement on others that in my mind has fuelled body image anxieties. I am not a psychologist or sociologist and don’t claim to have the answers to a complex and concerning problem, but I do believe the onus is on society at large to change how we treat others and to start from a young age to foster tolerance, acceptance and values of kindness. As a plastic surgeon, we have a responsibility to be a part of the solution. I do believe that we already help so many patients find their self worth, love themselves more, become less self conscious and live their best lives. But we also need to make sure that we don’t set unrealistic, unattainable expectations for our patients, sexualise or trivialise what we do or make people feel worse about themselves so we can offer solutions to their problems. As members of the Australian Society of Plastic surgeons and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, we need to advance the specialty of plastic surgery so we can help more people. We should work together with body image specialists to find solutions to fostering healthy positive body image in society, and ensure our social media and marketing is ethical realistic, professional and honest. For some people, finding one’s self worth may require counselling. For others it might be about career advancement. And some it might mean lifestyle changes. However there will always be some women and men who want to address a physical concern that holds them back from feeling good about themselves and achieving what they want to. This is equally valid, and articles and opinions that criticise or mock those of us who want to invest in ourselves and improve our appearance, do the opposite of helping us. They actually fuel even more angst. I am not claiming that plastic surgery fixes low body image. I am not arguing that if you don’t like something about your physical appearance then fix it and your woes will be over. I am not advocating that we should all go and get a boob job because the ones we saw on social media are amazing and if we don’t we will feel less of a person. Sorry for the dramatic sarcastic tone, but I am sick and tired of shaming those who want to do something for themselves. So long as the individuals have realistic expectations and are doing it for themselves and for the right reasons, it isn’t right to criticise them, or judge them as being superficial, vain, weak or any other negative undertones that some people automatically associate with plastic surgery. We don’t need to agree with their choices but we should learn to respect their autonomy in the very least. It would be my hope that we learn to be encouraging and supportive of each other rather than criticise and shame each other’s choices. I for one see women and men of all different age groups and from all walks of life who simply want to improve an area of their skin, face or body that bothers them and affects their confidence, happiness and freedom to be their best selves. In no way are these patients coming in feeling crap about themselves because they aspire to be like influencers. The overwhelming majority of my patients don’t want to be someone else – they only want to be the best version of themselves whatever age or stage of life they are at. Some have insecurities from a young age when someone teased them and that has stuck with them through most of their life. Some have insecurities that have formed from growing up in this society that is skewed in favour of who and what is beautiful. Many are going through key stages in their life when they want to feel good about themselves. Mums who feel frumpy and unattractive after having kids want to address their post-pregnancy body. Men and women who have left long term relationships want to regain their self confidence that a breakup has taken its toll on. Some want to not look aged so they can hang onto their jobs. Whetever the reason so long as it is for the patient who has realistic expectations, plastic surgery can be highly transformative, not only physically but also in how it translates positively to every aspect of one’s life. At the end of the day, social media is not going away and we cannot stop people looking and following Instagram accounts of those they relate to or engage with and search for what fits with their belief systems. For the surgeons who are posting risqué pictures labelled as “soft porn”, they are likely attracting patients who identify with those desired outcomes, but I know that my patients or those who follow me share the same values that I do about empowering others to be their best and kind self. Each to their own so long as we are not breaching professional and ethical guidelines, and not lumped into one basket as being part of a serious complex problem. With further collaboration and research, we can all be part of a solution. CannaTech Sydney Speakers & Topics 2018-10-23T07:58:28Z cannatech-sydney-speakers-topics Media Advisory CannaTech Sydney Speakers & Topics Showcasing Medical Cannabis Industry Thought Leaders in Business, Medical Science & Technology at Australia’s First Medical Cannabis Summit October 28-30 Tel Aviv & Sydney, Oct. 23, 2018…CannaTech Sydney, Australia’s first ever Medical Cannabis Summit will highlight the biggest industry thought leaders known for their significant and ground-breaking contributions to the exploding global cannabis market in all fields. CannaTech covers a wide breadth of the most current industry topics agenda including presentations that cover Medical Science, Technology, Investment, International Regulation and more. Participants from around the world will gather at Doltone House, Darling Island. The summit will be preceded on October 28 by a special Cannabis Business Symposium. Journalists and photographers must register in advance! NOTE: There will be an on-site PRESS BRIEFING with CannaTech CEO Saul Kaye and several top international and Australian medical cannabis leaders on Monday, October 29, 11:15-11:45 am. Check with registration desk to confirm location. Following is a schedule of topics and speakers. Schedule subject to change. Sunday September 28, Business Symposium 14:00 - 14:30 Global Investment Trends and Forecasts: A Macro Assessment of the APAC Cannabis Market John Kagia/ Chief Knowledge Officer, Industry Analytics, New Frontier Data 14:30 - 15:00 Business Keynote: Making Sense of the Surging Global Cannabis Market Bruce Linton, Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO, Canopy Growth 15:00 - 15:30 How to Stay Competitive in an Expanding Global Market (the branding & marketing of medical cannabis) Brad Gobel, Director of Regulated Industries, Shopify Chris-Driessen, Partner; President, Organa Brands U.S. Jeremy-Heid, Co-Founder; President, Organa Brands International 15:30 - 16:00 Cannabusiness and Academia; Building for the Next Generation Nitin Mantri, Associate Professor, RMIT University Ron Lipsky, VP of Business Development, MGC Pharma 16:30 - 16:50 Going Global: Cannabis Business Opportunities in Latin America Alfredo Pascual, International Analyst, Marijuana Business Daily 16:50 - 17:00 Wholesale Cannabis Merchant Trading Platform Experience Saul Singer, Co-Founder & CEO of CMTREX 17:00 - 17:30 An In-depth Look at European Medical Cannabis 17:30 - 17:45 Constance Finley, Founder and CEO, Constance Therapeutics 17:45 - 18:15 Regulation’s Role in Global Partnerships & Cannabis Business Decisions Deepak Anand, VP, Business Development & Government Relations, Cannabis Compliance Inc. Pat McCutcheon, President and CEO, MediPharm Elaine Darby, Managing Director, AusCann Group Holdings Ltd Lynn Honderd, Co-Founder & CEO, Mary 18:15 - 18:45 Panel: Capital Market, The How and Why of Going Public Stephen Silver/ Managing Director, Hunter Capital Advisors Director, Capital Markets, TheraCann International Benchmark Corporation Jeremy Leibler, Partner, Arnold Bloch Leibler 18:45 - 19:00 Cannabis Investment Overview: Fear, Risk & How to Spot a Winner Brian Sheng, General Partner, Arcview Group 19:00 Closing Remarks Saul Kaye, CEO, Founder of iCAN: israel cannabis Monday, October 29, Summit Day 1 9:30 - 09:45 Lorne Gertner, Chairman & Co-Founder, Hiku Brands Company Ltd. Helen Kapalos, Chairperson, Victorian Multicultural Commission 09:45 - 10:00 The Ethnopharmacological History of Cannabis Justin Sinclair, Research Fellow, NICM 10:00 - 10:30 Policy & Regulation Panel: Getting on the Map in Global Medical Cannabis Policy and Next Steps for Australia Deepak Anand, VP, Business Development & Government Relations, Cannabis Compliance Inc. Mimi Busk Downey, Director of Regulatory Affairs, TheraCann International Benchmark Corporation Jonathan Zaid, Director of Advocacy and Corporate Social Responsibility, Aurora Carol Ireland, CEO and Managing Director, Epilepsy Action Australia 10:30 - 10:45 Humans of Medical Cannabis: The Road to 'Rylie's Law' Rylie Maedler, President & Founder, Rylie's Sunshine 10:45 - 11:15 Pharma 2.0 – Exploring the Development of Cannabis as Medicine Dr. Guy Chamberland, CSO & Regulatory Affairs, Tetra Bio-Pharma Constance Finley, Founder and CEO, Constance Therapeutics Sharlene Mavor, Medical Cannabis Research Australia (NFO) Dr. Melanie Kelly, Professor, Dalhousie University, Canada 11:45 - 12:00 Macro Trends on Global Cannabis Market (Including CBD) Giadha Decarcer, Founder & CEO, New Frontier Data 12:00 - 12:30 All Star Canadian Panel Vinay Tolia/ CEO, The Flowr Joshua Eades, Vice President, Chief Science Officer, Tilray Pradyum Sekar, CEO, Sail Cannabis 12:30 - 12:45 Beyond Physician and Patient Education Pradyum Sekar, CEO, Sail Cannabis 12:45 - 13:15 Global Insights Panel Cam Battley, Chief Corporate Officer, Aurora Cannabis Dr. Stewart Washer, VP Business Development, AusCann Ltd 13:15 - 13:30 Nutraceutical, Cannaceutical, and Pharmaceutical Stephane Redey, Scientific Industry Advisor, PhD, Creso Pharma 14:30 - 15:00 Effecting Change: The Advocates' Road to Compassionate Care Alice Oleary Randall, Medical Cannabis Pioneer, Editor-in-Chief, Mary's Lucy Haslam, Executive Director, Co-Founder, United in Compassion Lynn Honderd, Co-Founder & CEO, Mary 15:00 - 15:15 Cannabis & Cancer Research Prof. Marco Falasca, Professor, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Curtin University 15:15 - 15:30 The PELICAN study: Results and Implications for Policy Anastasia Suraev, Clinical Research Officer, Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics 15:30 - 15:50 Australia’s First Producer Fleta Solomon, Managing Director, Little Green Pharma 15:45 - 16:05 Navigating Australia’s Cannabis Landscape Paul Mavor, Director, Health House and Medical Cannabis Research Australia 16:05 - 16:30 Using Microbes in Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Colin Bell, Chief Growth Officer, Growcentia Tuesday October 30, Summit Day 2 09:30 - 9:45 Next Gen Research: Clinical Research Programs Including Soon-to-be-Published Driving Data Prof Iain McGregor, Academic Director, Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics 09:45 - 10:10 The Methodology of Studying and Doing Cannabis Research Dy. Ryan Vandrey, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University 10:10 - 10:35 The Regulation of the Cultivation and Manufacture of Medicinal Cannabis Products John Skerritt, Adjunct Prof FTSE FIPAA (Vic), Deputy Secretary, Department of Health, Australia 10:35 - 10:55 Chemotype Variance and the Relation to Clinical Health Outcomes Andrew Samann, CEO and Founder, Orion GMP Solutions 11:00 - 11:15 Potential of Cannabis-Based Medicines to Treat Psychiatric Illness and Improve Brain Health Dr. Katrina Green, Researcher, Lecturer, University of Wollongong 11:45 - 12:00 From Hemp to Cannabis: Around the World in Two Decades Paul Benhaim, Executive Director and CEO, Elixinol Global Limited 12:00 - 12:15 Expert Research on Cannabis for Epilepsy Prof. Uri Kramer, Scientific Advisor, MGC Pharma 12:15 - 12:30 Medical Research: Cancer and Full-spectrum Products, CBD:THC Synergy and Pain Jonathan Arnold, Associate Professor, Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics 12:30 - 12:50 T​he Education and Administration of Medical Cannabis Treatment for Paediatric Care Naama Saban, RN BcS, Medifarm 12:50 - 13:10 Patient Centric Consumer Trends: Canadian Data Tells the Story Matei Olaru, CEO, Lift & Co. 13:10 - 13:30 Health, Science and Policy: A Patient First Agenda Dr. Mark Ware, Chief Medical Officer, Canopy Growth 14:30 - 14:50 The Importance of Maintaining an Honest Business Charles Feldmann, Head of International Cannabis Team, Cantafio Feldmann Nagel 14:50 - 15:10 Ensuring a Reliable, Economic, Practical and Safe Cannabis Regulatory Framework Chris Bolton, COO and Founder, TheraCann International Benchmark Corporation 15:10 - 15:30 Lessons from Canada: Medical Education and the Road Forward for Medical Cannabis in Australia Daniel Schecter, Co-founder & Medical Director of the Canadian Cannabinoid Medical Clinic 16:00 - 16:15 Science & Medicine: Next Steps in Cannabis Extraction Technology Pat-McCutcheon, President and CEO, MediPharm Labs 16:30 - 17:00 3 Under 30: The Future of Australian Medical Cannabis Adam Miller, Founder and CEO, BuddingTech Rhys Cohen/ Project Officer, Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics Australian Media Contact for interviews, media enquiries and registration: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com To register and for further information contact Laura Kam, laura@kamgs.com, 972-54-806-8613. IMC19 brings the future of science into focus 2018-09-25T22:43:44Z imc19-brings-the-future-of-science-into-focus-1 Critical discoveries and research that will help to transform health, science and industry are set to be the lasting legacy of the 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19), according to leaders of the scientific world. Held every four years, IMC19 saw more than 2,100 of the world’s top scientists and researchers from 48 countries come together at ICC Sydney to network, collaborate and discover the latest high-tech instrumentation and systems in microscopy and microanalysis. IMC19 also inspired the next generation of young scientists with its Schools Outreach Program, which welcomed 570 students from 19 schools. The program also featured a “Young Scientists Assembly” where 50 young scientists from around the world enjoyed the opportunity to discuss career planning with some of the most senior figures in the field. Professor Simon Ringer, Congress Chair, said the impact of IMC19 would be revealed over time from the global scientific community. “Innovations in microscopy enable us to extend our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. IMC19 brought together leaders in both the development and the application of microscopy in a huge range of disciplines,” he said. “These connections will ultimately lead to breakthroughs, as researchers take the insights from advanced microscopy to develop a treatment for cancer, a vaccine for a virus, or a new 3D printed metallurgical alloy that improves our atmosphere by being strong and light and thereby fuel and greenhouse gas efficient.” The week-long scientific program included presentations by four expert plenary speakers, two Nobel Laureates, 150 invited presenters as well as 26 pre-congress workshops and 463 oral talks, bridging the primary streams of Frontier Issues; Instrumentation and Techniques; Physical and Life Sciences. The pioneering IMC19 Outreach Learning Program welcomed high school students to experience the very latest light and electron microscope equipment and a chance to meet with researchers and specialists in microscopy. Mrs Diane Fairweather, Head of Science, Riverstone High School, said the program allowed students to access cutting-edge technology. “This was a great STEM initiative by IMC19 and an amazing experience for the students who came. We don’t have these microscopes at our school and without the IMC19 Outreach Program, most of our students wouldn’t be able to use this equipment,” said Fairweather. “Our students are engaged; they are learning directly from experts on things like using the lens to focus – it’s a real hands-on experience.” The Outreach Program offered students access to the latest equipment including, VR, four scanning electron microscopes, 20 life microscopes and 3D printing. Equipment and demonstrations were supported by Zeiss, Leica, AXT, Keepad Interactive, NewSpec, ATA, Coherent, UNSW Art and Design and Me3D. Citing recent examples of some of the life-changing advancements that have developed as a direct result of microscopy, Dr Alan Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist, inspired the audience at IMC19 and set the scene for a week of breakthroughs in his opening address. “An investment in this field (microscopy) is an investment in nanoparticles that target such things as a drug directly to malignant cells; 3D printed lattices that act like tiny factories for T-cells; vital in the new generation of cancer immunotherapies and more,” said Dr Finkel. “Without Microscopy, there is no modern science – end of story.” Professor Paul Munroe, Congress Co-Chair, said IMC19 had laid the foundations for great things. “We are excited to see where the collaborations from IMC19 take the industry, and what new technology and research will be showcased at the next congress in Korea in 2022,” he said. For more information on IMC19 visit: http://imc19.com. IMC19 brings the future of science into focus 2018-09-25T22:34:39Z imc19-brings-the-future-of-science-into-focus Critical discoveries and research that will help to transform health, science and industry are set to be the lasting legacy of the 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19), according to leaders of the scientific world. Held every four years, IMC19 saw more than 2,100 of the world’s top scientists and researchers from 48 countries come together at ICC Sydney to network, collaborate and discover the latest high-tech instrumentation and systems in microscopy and microanalysis. IMC19 also inspired the next generation of young scientists with its Schools Outreach Program, which welcomed 570 students from 19 schools. The program also featured a “Young Scientists Assembly” where 50 young scientists from around the world enjoyed the opportunity to discuss career planning with some of the most senior figures in the field. Professor Simon Ringer, Congress Chair, said the impact of IMC19 would be revealed over time from the global scientific community. “Innovations in microscopy enable us to extend our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. IMC19 brought together leaders in both the development and the application of microscopy in a huge range of disciplines” he said. “These connections will ultimately lead to breakthroughs, as researchers take the insights from advanced microscopy to develop a treatment for cancer, a vaccine for a virus, or a new 3D printed metallurgical alloy that improves our atmosphere by being strong and light and thereby fuel and greenhouse gas efficient.” The week-long scientific program included presentations by four expert plenary speakers, two Nobel Laureates, 150 invited presenters as well as 26 pre-congress workshops and 463 oral talks, bridging the primary streams of Frontier Issues; Instrumentation and Techniques; Physical and Life Sciences. The pioneering IMC19 Outreach Learning Program welcomed high school students to experience the very latest light and electron microscope equipment and a chance to meet with researchers and specialists in microscopy. Mrs Diane Fairweather, Head of Science, Riverstone Highschool, said the program allowed students to access cutting-edge technology. “This was a great STEM initiative by IMC19 and an amazing experience for the students who came. We don’t have these microscopes at our school and without the IMC19 Outreach Program, most of our students wouldn’t be able to use this equipment,” said Fairweather. “Our students are engaged; they are learning directly from experts on things like using the lens to focus – it’s a real hands-on experience.” The Outreach Program offered students access to the latest equipment including, VR, four scanning electron microscopes, 20 life microscopes and 3D printing. Equipment and demonstrations were supported by Zeiss, Leica, AXT, Keepad Interactive, NewSpec, ATA, Coherent, UNSW Art and Design and Me3D. Citing recent examples of some of the life-changing advancements that have developed as a direct result of microscopy, Dr Alan Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist, inspired the audience at IMC19 and set the scene for a week of breakthroughs in his opening address. “An investment in this field (microscopy) is an investment in nanoparticles that target such things as a drug directly to malignant cells; 3D printed lattices that act like tiny factories for T-cells; vital in the new generation of cancer immunotherapies and more,” said Dr Finkel. “Without Microscopy, there is no modern science – end of story.” Professor Paul Munroe, Congress Co-Chair, said IMC19 had laid the foundations for great things. “We are excited to see where the collaborations from IMC19 take the industry, and what new technology and research will be showcased at the next congress in Korea in 2022,” he said. For more information on IMC19 visit: http://imc19.com. Images: IMC19 Outreach Learning Program: Notes to editors: Interviews with Professor Simon Ringer, Congress Chair, IMC19 Interviews with Professor Paul Munroe, Congress Co-Chair, IMC 19 Media enquires contact Zadro Sinead Andrews | Account Coordinator | Zadro 02 9212 7867 | sinead@zadroagency.com.au Elizabeth Williams | Group Account Director | Zadro 02 9212 7867 | elizabeth@zadroagency.com.au NOTE: About the 19th International Microscopy Congress, 9 – 14 September 2018 Held once every four years, the International Microscopy Congress (IMC) is the preeminent meeting for researchers, practitioners, decision makers, national microscopy societies, industry partners and stakeholders involved in microscopy sciences from all over the world. Now in its 19th year, IMC19 ‘Microscopy: Bridging the Sciences’ is the only platform to bring together international, national and local professionals to discover new opportunities, uncover findings, learn techniques, collaborate with peers, and network with global leaders in the field of microscopy. About the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Society (AMMS) The Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Society (AMMS) is Australia’s industry association for the promotion, co-operation and development of microscopy, microanalysis, and related techniques across a broad range of scientific disciplines. About the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) The International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) comprises microscopy societies from all around the world to contribute to the advancement of microscopy in all its aspects. Microscope that gets to the heart of matter 2018-09-10T03:41:58Z microscope-that-gets-to-the-heart-of-matter Two Nobel Laureates and the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer will officially unveil a vital piece of scientific infrastructure at the University of Sydney at a special event. The Thermo Fisher Themis-Z transmission electron microscope (TEM) has the highest resolution of any microscope in Australia. Its addition to the University of Sydney will provide researchers with unparalleled access to the mysteries of the atomic structure of materials. The 4.5-metre tall microscope is housed in the purpose-built $150 million Sydney Nanoscience Hub in a room that is shielded from electromagnetic interferences and ‘floats’ architecturally independent from the building to minimise vibrations. The resolution of this analysis technique is breathtaking. The machine can obtain images with resolution better than 0.06 billionths of a metre (0.06 nanometres). That is about 10 times smaller than the distance between silicon atoms or five times smaller than the distance between carbon atoms in diamond. The microscope, which is available for industry as well, also has applications in geosciences, mining, chemical and mechanical engineering. The new NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte will unveil the device in his first week of his official functions alongside two Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, Prof. Dan Shechtman, The Technion, Israel and Professor Joachim Frank, Columbia University, USA, who are visiting Sydney for the 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19), which is jointly hosted by the University of Sydney and UNSW. Event details: What: Sydney Microscopy and Microanalysis launch event Aberration-corrected Transmission Electron Microscope Where: Research Foyer, Sydney Nanoscience Hub, Physics Road, University of Sydney When: Tuesday, 11 September 2018. 1.45pm for 2pm start. The 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19), 9-14 September, at ICC Sydney, will centre around the theme, Microscopy: Bridging the Sciences, promoting collaboration across the primary streams of Frontier Issues; Instrumentation and Techniques; Physical and Life Sciences. Complimentary media passes to the launch event are available; apply by sending your name, position and publication title to sinead@zadroagency.com.au. Complimentary media passes to IMC19 are also available; apply by sending your name, position and publication title to sinead@zadroagency.com.au. Image: The Thermo Fisher Themis-Z transmission electron microscope (TEM) One of Australia's leading Plastic Surgeon's issues warning to Mums thinking about Mummy Makeover Surgery Holidays 2018-09-06T22:07:33Z one-of-australias-leading-plastic-surgeons-issues-warning-to-mums-thinking-about-mummy-makeover-surgery-holidays One of Australia's leading Plastic Surgeon's issues warning to Mums thinking about Mummy Makeover Surgery Holidays Many Mums use the Summer Holidays for discreet nip and tucks on Medical Holidays Press Release For Immediate Release Darling Point, Sydney, Australia, 7th September 2018, after pregnancy and breastfeeding, many Australian Mums feel unhappy with the look of their post-natal bodies. Many hit the gym and eat healthy to try and get their pre-pregnancy figures back. Some Mums look at cosmetic surgery options available to them and are lured by medical holidays which offer holidays for their families including kids club for the kids and nip and tucks for Mums. Internationally renowned and Triple board certified, leading Sydney Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ross Farhadieh, states: “We have just seen yet another tragic news of a young woman dying during cosmetic medical tourism brought out the real and ever-present dangers of these so called “medical holidays”. A young British mother met her demise following a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Surgery. This is a procedure where unwanted fat is harvested from other parts of the body and after processing, is reinjected into the buttocks to give definition and re-inflate, a deflated and sagging posterior. In some cases, it’s actually used to over-inflate the backend to achieve an exaggerated prominence. Recently, the American Society of Plastic Surgery, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, as well as, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have all issued warnings about this procedure.“ Cosmetic surgery is elective and usually safe surgery with mortality rates being recorded as low as 1:55000, this is in contrast to BBL surgery which has now been documented to have unacceptably high rates of mortality approaching 1:3000. In all cases that were investigated it became clear that fat had entered the blood stream and resulted in what is called a “Fat embolus”. This is something usually seen in major orthopaedic surgery of the long bones, where bone marrow fat is forced into the circulation ending in the lungs. The resulting cascade of inflammatory reactions culminates in the ultimate death of patients. The reason overseas options are cheaper is due to a myriad of factors, lower medical standards, less safety nets, lower labor costs, lower senior and support staff qualifications, no medical insurance and the list goes on. These are many layers of safety built into our medical system over the years to ensure the safest and most optimal outcome for patients. These layers upon layers of safety also do translate into an increased cost, but more importantly continued and outstanding after care and safety net should there be any problems. Dr Farhadieh says: “As a plastic surgeon I have seen too many young mums who have returned home with their own nightmares of botched plastic surgery. Belly buttons a few centimeters off center, lopsided breasts with double bubble deformities, poor breast implant placement, poorly and inappropriately placed scars. Surgical journey nightmares that seem unending, with expensive revision surgeries at home that will never achieve the optimal outcome, had the primary surgery been successfully and appropriately carried out. “ “All too often the postoperative support for medical tourism is nonexistent at home and cursory overseas. What happens if there is a problem when you arrive back home? Who is to take care of the potential complications? These are serious and pertinent questions that have to be answered when considering medical tourism. “ Well-equipped Australian hospitals and appropriately qualified Plastic Surgeons provide the safest options for any aesthetic surgery procedure. Dr Farhadieh says “The holidays are the perfect time for facial aesthetic surgery, facelift surgery, neck lift surgery, eyelids surgery or that nose job that folks have been thinking about for some time are discreetly done over the break and by the time they return to work the only tell-tale is comments of work colleagues and friends about looking "refreshed and rested”. “ Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com 0481 369 484 About Dr Ross Farhadieh: Dr Ross Farhadieh is an internationally renowned Australian trained and qualified cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is triple board certified. There are less than a handful of plastic surgeons in the World who have three board certifications. Dr Farhadieh is the Chief Editor of the critically acclaimed and internationally hailed reference textbook of plastic surgery: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Approaches and Techniques. His own contributions were chapters on breast augmentation, eyelid and facelift surgery. Dr Farhadieh is a keen runner, with an unrivalled running music playlist to keep him motivated. He is a voracious reader and is particularly interested in history and philosophy. He has a passion for Renaissance art, Italian food, and French wine. He also enjoys travelling, particularly in Europe. Above all, he loves spending time with his wife and young son. https://www.panthea.com.au/ How many scientists does it take to look through a microscope? 2018-09-06T02:03:09Z how-many-scientists-does-it-take-to-look-through-a-microscope More than 2,000 of the world’s top scientific brains will explore new findings, share research, and experience the latest state-of-the-art scientific microscopy equipment helping to reinvent and expand human knowledge, in Sydney next week. Field emission guns and new electron exploration systems are two of the many innovations and leading advancements in medical science that will be on show when the world’s largest microscopic community descends on Sydney for the 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19). The event, held every four years, starts on 9 September and will see presentations by world-renowned thought leaders and Nobel Laureates Professor Dan Shechtman and Professor Joachim Frank, from The Technion Israel, who won the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work as founder of the single-particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). By bringing together experts working across a multitude of academic and industrial fields, IMC19 will showcase - and define - how clear, crisp microscopic magnification, helps advance life on Earth. The genesis of our future’s most significant discoveries including reproductive breakthroughs and a step towards a cure for cancer can be found at this world-famous science event and the multi-million-dollar equipment on display. Tek-Event, Sydney based manufacturer of equipment dedicated to the field of human and animal reproductive technologies (ART), will showcase its range of brand new technologies providing a safe environment for tissue observation. Dieter Regel, Sales Director, Tek-Event, commented on the increasing requirement to provide accurate temperature control as well as CO2 and humidity in the latest technologies advancing human IVF laboratories, animal research and veterinary ART facilities. “Researchers who have the requirement to view cells or tissue microscopically, are often challenged when their environment is not stable. TEK-Event are excited to showcase our latest Cell-Tek microscope chambers, which helps create a controlled environment for examination in many fields of research, including the handling of oocytes and embryos in ART,” said Regel. Thermo Fisher Scientific will offer attendees a chance to take part in live demonstrations with technical experts working in innovative software and automated microscopy products and showcase a wide range of microscopy solutions. Attendees can register for a learning lunch with ZEISS, to experience their innovative microscopy technologies and applications. Sessions will cover 3D electron microscopy; X-ray microscopy and analytical microscopy and guests can win a ZEISS VR One Plus virtual reality headset. Tek-Event, Thermo Fisher Scientific and ZEISS will be joined by over 60 other confirmed exhibitors at IMC19, including Jeol, Quorum Technologies, Tescan, Technoorg Linda Co Ltd, Delmic, Hitachi, Leica and Nano Technologies Solutions. Delegates will also enjoy a range of activities and a vibrant social program in conjunction with the congress, aimed to engage attendees and help spark new connections among the scientific community. The IMC19 Outreach Learning Program will host 21 schools across Australia, to offer students the chance to undertake four storyline-based challenges, featuring the latest light and microscopy equipment alongside leading researchers and instrument specialists. Microscopy Australia will present a unique exhibition during the congress, Stories & Structures - New Connections, bringing together microscopy and Indigenous art through visual and story-telling parallels. The exhibition will showcase 21 artworks and 24 micrographs, as well as feature live painting by Indigenous artist Kurun Warun in residence. The 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19), 9-14 September, at ICC Sydney, will centre around the theme, Microscopy: Bridging the Sciences, promoting collaboration across the primary streams of Frontier Issues; Instrumentation and Techniques; Physical and Life Sciences. From a one-woman business to a national Business Excellence Award 2018-09-05T03:28:33Z from-a-one-woman-business-to-a-national-business-excellence-award Press Release For Immediate Release From a one-woman business to a national Business Excellence Award Northern Beaches, Sydney, 5th September 2018, Emma McNeilly, founder of Expressions Australia took home the Business Excellence Award at The AusMumpreneur Awards which were held last Friday night, the 31st of August, in Melbourne. Emma started as a one-woman operation, working with a handful of schools and now, Expressions has grown into a national brand and trusted name in the fundraising industry. Emma says: “Expressions is Australia’s most loved tea towel fundraising company. We began in 1999 as a one-woman operation and have grown into a thriving business of working women who are proud to help raise funds for community organisations across Australia.” To date Expressions has worked on over 18,500 community fundraising projects, helping raise millions of dollars for schools and community groups in every corner of Australia. The products bring an easy, creative and sugar-free solution to vital school and community fundraising. Emma adds “We have close to 3 million tea towels, aprons and bags in kitchens and keepsake boxes in every corner of Australia and around the world. Over 1300 schools and childcare centres trust us each year with their precious artwork, ranging from large city schools to tiny remote communities.” “To accomplish this, I employ a team of 5 people to manage different aspects of the business, we have embraced the effective use of digital and online technologies which allows us to work together nationally between Sydney, Margaret River in WA, Tasmania and Burleigh Heads in SW QLD.” “Expressions provides a win for everyone involved at every stage of the process. Funds raised, proud children, delighted clients and a healthy business. The tea towels are celebratory and inclusive, and the business has a genuine feel good factor. The sentimentality of children being surrounded by their friends and favourite teachers creates a warm and fuzzy for all, they have become a tradition for so many of our clients.” “We really focus on customer service, and I understand from first had experience how precious volunteer’s hours are. Fundraising plays a vital role for grass roots communities, so we strive to ensure our projects are easy to run, everything is supplied, and in turn everybody loves them.” “We have thousands of glowing testimonials. A testament to our service is a near perfect Net Promoter score. Half of our annual workload is repeat bookings and hundreds of Coordinators and organisations have worked with us over many years. Our practical products make a lasting memento and the designs encompass a real sense of community, so they sell well for our clients.” Peace Mitchell, Co-Founder, AusMumpreneur Network states: “We are delighted that Emma has won this award, she has created an outstanding business and is an inspirational role model and ambassador for mums in business everywhere.” Emma has worked in fundraising for over 20 years and has served as a volunteer on many committees for 15 years. She has a rich understanding of the very important and far reaching world of vital community fundraising from both sides of the fence. Emma is now taking that wealth of experience and has formed a niche communications agency - Progeny Communications - which brings brands together with Australia's most powerful consumer, Mums. Emma concludes “Mothers are making the purchasing decisions for most of Australia's households and we are connecting with them, where they are – right at the heart of grassroots communities.” Emma’s Tips for other Small to Medium Size Businesses: - Put the customer at the forefront of all your business decisions, put yourself in their shoes and plan from there. - Document all your procedures so it’s easy to train, then hire people that are better at something than you are and let them do their job. - It’s Ok to ask for help – the key to balance for me was learning to let go and embracing the art of delegation. - In the business or at home, outsource if you can, hire a cleaner, engage a bookkeeper, whatever works. There’s lots of talented people out there, so when and if you can, share the load. ENDS Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com - https://www.expressions.com.au/ Exposing “serial killers”, Quasi-Periodic Materials, and Sub-particles at IMC19 Sydney 2018-08-06T04:14:11Z exposing-serial-killers-quasi-periodic-materials-and-sub-particles-at-imc19-sydney Examining ‘serial killer’ cells and their behaviour will be at the centre of leading Australian Immunologist, Dr Misty Jenkins’, plenary talk - Understanding Serial Killers: Investigating the Function of Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes using Microscopy’ at IMC19 in Sydney next month. Approximately 1,600 Australians are diagnosed with brain cancer each year. Dr Misty Jenkins, NHMRC RD Wright Fellow and Laboratory Head at Walter Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, is seeking to change that, and will share how microscopy is directing her research into fighting brain cancer. Ahead of the IMC19 Congress, Dr Jenkins shares how her research is using imaging to understand how killer T-cells in the immune system could be modified to develop a cure for brain cancer. “T-cells are like the snipers of the immune system, they take out very specific targets and throw grenades at them to make them blow up. These cells are genetically designed to kill cancer cells, and we image this process to uncover new insights into the behaviour of these engineered killers,” said Dr Jenkins. With a series of accolades including the L’Oréal for Women in Science Fellowship (2013) and the Westpac/Australian Financial Review Top100 Women of Influence Award (2016), Ballarat-born Dr Jenkins is a testament to the high calibre of scientists that will be representing Australia at the Congress. It is such an exciting time for science, and this is our chance to show the world the great work we are doing on our own shores. But it is also a rare and unique opportunity to collaborate with, learn from and share the stage with renowned scientists from across the globe,” said Dr Jenkins. Dr Jenkins will be joined by the world’s most prominent plenary speakers including: Nobel Laureate Professor Dan Shechtman, from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, presenting on The Discovery of Quasi-Periodic Materials – The Role of TEM Associate Professor Jennifer Dionne, from Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford, USA, who recently featured on Oprah Winfrey’s list of “50 things that will make you say ‘Wow’!” with In Situ Visualisation of Photochemical Transformations at the Single and Sub-particle Level Professor Zhiwei Shan, from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, who has published over 70 prestigious papers and presented more than 130 invited talks discussing Mechanical Testing Laboratory Inside TEM The 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19), 9-14 September, at ICC Sydney, will centre around the theme, Microscopy: Bridging the Sciences, promoting collaboration across the primary streams of Frontier Issues; Instrumentation and Techniques; Physical and Life Sciences. To register and for more information: http://imc19.com Image: Dr. Misty Jenkins, Walter Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, Australia Professor Dan Shechtman, The Technion, Israel Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Dionne, Stanford, USA Prof. Zhiwei Shan, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China How cannabis research revealed the Endocannabinoid System and its influence on homeostasis 2018-07-23T00:29:02Z how-cannabis-research-revealed-the-endocannabinoid-system-and-its-influence-on-homeostasis Medicinal cannabis, its use and benefits for illness and disease are still being appreciated, and with new legislation introduced in Australia to legalise the use and supply of medicinal cannabis means the spotlight is on the medical profession to see how this herbal medicine can treat chronic illness. Justin Sinclair, an Australian Pharmacognosist and Educator will share his insights at the upcoming A5M Medical Conference in Melbourne and present: Cannabis Phytochemistry and the Endocannabinoid System. For more than 15 years Justin’s research and experience spans several scientific disciplines, including cultivation, botany, plant genetics, ethnopharmacology, and analytical phytochemistry. As coordinator for the Australian Medicinal Cannabis Research and Education Collaboration at NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, Sinclair is an advocate for medicinal cannabis research and believes worldwide studies have proven medicinal cannabis has provided patients with significant health benefits. “In countries where cannabis is legal, where they have a standardised medical supply of cannabis, the majority of patients are utilising it to treat chronic pain. Studies have shown benefits for many other illnesses, such as intractable epilepsy (non-responsive to normal modern pharmacological treatment), and evidence from overseas countries has demonstrated that medicinal cannabis may reduce spasticity in multiple sclerosis, amongst other illnesses. “Years of research has discovered a broad ranging neuro-modulatory system involved in most facets of homeostasis. This system is known as the Endocannabinoid System and was revealed only through research conducted on the Cannabis genus,” acknowledged Mr Sinclair. Sinclair believes that this is one of the greatest scientific discoveries in the last 50 years, with ongoing research into the endocannabinoid system likely to elucidate our understanding of various human diseases, with existing research suggesting that the endocannabinoid system is one of the primary regulators of homeostasis in the body. Speaking at the A5M Medical Conference in Melbourne, Mr Sinclair will discuss the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) with a focus on receptors, ligands and enzymes that are involved in this modulator of homeostasis within the body. The 12th Annual A5M Anti-Ageing & Aesthetic Conference will take place on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August 2018 delivering cutting-edge research into this new frontier at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, with a Preconference Workshop on Friday, 3 August 2018. To register for the Conference, visit: www.a5m.net Western Sydney University’s NICM Health Research Institute (NICM) is Australia’s leader in integrative and complementary medicine research and policy. As an ERA 5 ranking institute, NICM is globally recognised for its world-class research and innovations in integrative and complementary medicine. An initiative of NICM, the Australian Medicinal Cannabis Research and Education Collaboration (AMCREC) brings together a highly skilled transdisciplinary team and state-of-the-art facilities, providing a platform for high-quality, independent research, education and consultancy services in medicinal cannabis. For more information about NICM Health Research Institute, visit: www.nicm.edu.au Hashtag: #A5MConf18 - ENDS - - ENDS - Media Contacts: For further information, images, interviews or industry commentary, please contact: Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director | +61 2 9212 7867 | debbie@zadroagency.com.au Julie Donovan, Senior Account Manager | +61 2 9212 7867 | julie@zadroagency.com.au Notes to editor: The AustralAsian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A5M) is committed to providing medical practitioners, pharmacists and allied health professionals with support and education about the latest evidence-based methods to improve patient outcomes as they age - both internal and external. A5M is currently about to celebrate its 12th Annual Conference, one of the longest running conferences of its kind, which will take place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins For more information on A5M visit: www.A5M.net Connect through social media channels: Facebook: /A5Meducation Twitter: /A5Meducation LinkedIn: /A5M Medical Conference to Address Inner and Outer Health 2018-07-09T04:13:59Z medical-conference-to-address-inner-and-outer-health In August 2018, the AustralAsian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A5M) will host their 12th Annual Conference and Expo in Melbourne, presenting an unrivalled line up of Australian and international aesthetic, integrative and anti-ageing experts to build the bridge between inner and outer health. With the continued integration of evidence-based conventional medicine with the complementary and aesthetics industry and a rise in a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to patient care – the A5M Conference will provide a truly encompassing view for medical professionals to learn, discuss and drive the future of integrative medicine across Australasia. Delegates will hear from over 20 speakers discussing interventions for both internal and external causes of chronic conditions, while focusing on examining the impact that exercise and lifestyle, diet and nutrition, supplementation, hormonal/metabolic imbalance and genetic factors, have on the ageing process. EVENT DETAILS: WHAT: AustralAsian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine Annual Conference WHEN: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2018 TIME: 8:00am – 5:30pm WHERE: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins PRICE: Members: $1050; Non-members: $1250 WEBSITE: https://www.a5m.net/conference-information/2018-annual-conference The Conference covers a range of topics including: Connecting Inner and Outer Health Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Chronic Disease Telomeres, Cancer and Ageing Metabolic and Hormonal Health Issues Reversing Mild Cognitive Decline Brain Health Healthy ageing and wellbeing New Frontiers in Medicine: Medical Cannabis And much more! To register, visit: https://www.a5m.net/conference-information/a5m-annual-conference/2018-a5m-conference Hashtag: #A5MConf18 - ENDS - For further information, images, interviews or industry commentary, please contact: Debbie Bradley, Account Director | +612 9212 7867 | debbie@zadroagency.com.au Julie Donovan, Senior Account Manager | +612 9212 7867 | julie@zadroagency.com.au Notes to editor: The AustralAsian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A5M) is committed to providing medical practitioners, pharmacists and allied health professionals with support and education about the latest evidence-based methods to improve patient outcomes as they age - both internal and external. A5M is currently about to celebrate its 12th Annual Conference, one of the longest running conferences of its kind, which will take place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins For more information on A5M visit: www.A5M.net Connect through social media channels: Facebook: /A5Meducation Twitter: /A5Meducation LinkedIn: /A5M The role of A5M is to develop and promote all aspects of preventative, anti-ageing and integrative medicine among practitioners and the community A5M is dedicated to educating medical practitioners, allied healthcare professionals, scientist and researchers by providing training, certification and continuing education in preventative, integrative and anti-ageing medicine As the leading academic body of Anti-Ageing Medicine in AustralAsia, A5M offers Certification and access to a world-class Fellowship Program in Anti-Ageing, Regenerative and Functional Medicine with Metabolic Medicine Institute (MMI) and the American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (A4M) The principles of A5M education and programs are based on scientific evidence based medicine, which involves the integration of the five pillars of ageing: diet and nutrition, supplementation, hormones, genetics and exercise and lifestyle Bridging the Sciences at the 19th International Microscopy Congress 2018-06-03T23:56:20Z bridging-the-sciences-at-the-19th-international-microscopy-congress Sydney will host Nobel Laureates Professor Dan Shechtman, from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and Professor Joachim Frank, from Columbia University, USA together with global authorities at the world’s largest and most diverse gathering of microscopy and microanalysis professionals at the 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19), 9 – 14 September 2018, in Sydney. Hosted by the internationally renowned Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Society (AMMS) and the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM), IMC19 will shine a light on Australia’s significant and exciting contribution to a collaborative, multidisciplinary industry that affects everyone’s lives - every single day. IMC19 will also welcome local and international visionaries, including Dr Misty Jenkins, Walter Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, Australia, Associate Professor Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University, USA, and Professor Zhiwei Shan, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. They, together with the world’s scientific leaders will debate and discuss the latest insights and approaches in policy, research and programs relevant to practitioners, providers, government and academia. Professor Simon Ringer, Congress Chair, IMC19 said it was an honour to be highlighting the work Australians are doing in microscopy to the world through this highly coveted event. “IMC19 has an impressive line-up of global thought leaders set to challenge and explore the latest technology and practices in microscopy. “However, this is Australia’s scientific community’s chance to shine and we believe our international peers will be pleasantly surprised by the amount and depth of advancements happening on our shores. “The exhibition floor will be awash with cutting-edge technology, imaging techniques and state-of-the-art products and services from around Australia and the globe, that are destined to transform our understanding of the world around us. “The Congress is the only one of its kind, crucial for bringing together the brightest scientific and technical minds to collaborate, cross-pollinate and bridge disciplines,” said Ringer. IMC19 is offering 50 young scientists an opportunity to attend an unmissable platform to network with experts in their field, the IFSM Young Scientists Assembly. Held on 9 September 2018 at the University of Sydney, they will meet, discuss and learn from academic and industry leaders. The 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19) will centre around the theme, Microscopy: Bridging the Sciences, promoting collaboration across the primary streams of Frontier Issues; Instrumentation and Techniques; Physical and Life Sciences. To register and for more information: http://imc19.com