The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-12-19T04:14:43Z Dental Greetings Announces Special Offer with no Out-of-Pocket Cost 2018-12-19T04:14:43Z dental-greetings-announces-special-offer-with-no-out-of-pocket-cost Many people stay away from the dentist out of fear or trepidation about out-of-pocket costs. Dental Greetings is promoting oral health with its “Bulk-Bill” Check-up and Cleaning that has no out-of-pocket expense to the patient. The “Bulk-Bill” promotion is completely paid for by insurance and individuals receive an extensive examination, x-rays, cleaning and fluoride treatment. The offer includes patients’ every six month regular maintenance appointments and for individuals with concerns, the Banyo dentist can include a treatment planning session. Dental Greetings offers a full range of services for people of all ages, from pediatric dentistry and cosmetic solutions, to orthodontics and emergency dentistry. The dental professionals also understand that many individuals don’t have the budget to address an unexpected dental expense. To assist patients, the dentist Wavell Heights has partnered with Zip Money for interest free payment plans. It’s never too soon for children to receive a dental check-up to identify any potential problems and familiarize youngsters with the dentist. The flexible hours at the Boondall dentist are designed to accommodate school and extracurricular schedules, even on weekends. Preventative dentistry includes a thorough exam of the teeth, gums and palate, along with the jaw and joints. Cosmetic services for a celebrity smile are available at the Geebung dentist encompassing orthodontics, crowns and bridges, teeth whitening, and restorative solutions to repair damaged teeth. Dental Greetings also performs root canals when necessary to eliminate pain and save a tooth. Invisalign® aligners are the removable, unobtrusive and gentle way to straighten teeth for teens and adults. The dentist Wavell Heights is a certified Invisalign® provider. There are no metal brackets or wires to tighten with Invisalign® aligners. Patients can also obtain full or partial acrylic or chrome dentures. The practice performs denture repairs and provides consultations that enable individuals to make informed decisions about their needs. The “Bulk-Bill” Check-up and Cleaning offer at Dental Greetings is helping individuals maintain good oral hygiene and health, with no out-of-pocket expense to the patient. The Boondall dentist is on a quest to help as many people as possible identify potential problems early, rectify existing tooth conditions, and develop a treatment plan for a brilliant Hollywood smile. About Dental Greetings Founded by a husband and wife duo, Dental Greetings is dedicated to providing a family approach that treats patients with the utmost care and understanding. Dental services are available throughout Virginia, Banyo, Wavell Heights, Boondall, Toombul, Zillmere, Nudgee, Nudgee Beach, Northgate, Nundah, Geebung and all surrounding suburbs on the Brisbane north side. Dental Greetings will change the way you think of dentists and we aim to make any dental phobia a thing of the past. Connect with Dental Greetings on Facebook and Instagram. Media Contact Dental Greetings Phone: 07 3124 7166 Website: dentalgreetings.com.au 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) 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. $566,000 Grant For Innovative Dental Product Inventor 2018-08-17T00:01:34Z 566-000-grant-for-innovative-dental-product-inventor The Australian Government has awarded an Accelerating Commercialisation Grant worth over $566,000 to HyGenie Australia Pty Ltd, an innovative small business dental product manufacturer and member of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA). The grant was awarded to support the commercialisation of a world-first innovative device that cleans, stores, and protects removable oral appliances such as dentures relied upon by millions in Australia and overseas. “ADIA congratulates HyGenie Australia on being awarded this substantial grant from the Australian Government in recognition of the innovation and global export potential of this small business,” said Mr Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer. The grant is part of the Accelerating Commercialisation component of the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme which is designed to help small-medium businesses, entrepreneurs, and researchers to access expert guidance and find the right solutions for novel products, processes, and services. “Australia has a reputation for developing innovative products that deliver enhanced dental and oral healthcare and supporting this sector is a high priority for ADIA. It’s in this context that we couldn’t be more pleased that the Australian Government is backing this product to ensure that it’s available to patients across Australia and overseas,” Mr Williams said. The device’s inventor, Dr Mark Wotherspoon, and the business' Managing Director, Steve Plakotaris, said the grant will support the advancement of consumer and clinical trials for the innovative device that will begin in September 2018. This will facilitate a national and, eventually, an international launch of the device in 2019. “There is still a lot of work to do and no doubt some challenges lie ahead, however we have made a good start to becoming a worldwide brand,” Mr Plakotaris said. ADIA will continue to support HyGenie Australia, and other local dental product manufacturers through policy advocacy efforts to cut the red-tape associated with dental product development, manufacturing and commercialisation. Support for export activities is also provided through ADIA’s pavilions at key international trade shows. “ADIA’s commitment to supporting local dental product manufacturers is strong and it’s great when businesses such as Hygenie Australia are recognised for their innovation and receive assistance from the Australian Government to tackle international markets,” Mr Williams said. Ends. .Image —■ Hygenie Australia Product Graphic [.JPG] .Media Contact — Brittany ButterworthADIA Communications Officert: 1300 943 094.....e: media@adia.org.au 2018 ADIA Research Grant Tackles Periodontitis 2018-08-09T04:30:23Z unisyd-paper-on-gifts-and-the-dental-profession-misses-the-mark Pioneering research to address chronic periodontitis has been awarded the Australian Dental Industry Association Research Grant bestowed by the Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), the nation’s leading funding body for early-career researchers into dental and oral health issues. The grant is funded by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing innovative dental product manufacturers and suppliers. The most recent award was provided to Associate Professor Neil O’Brien-Simpson from the University of Melbourne Dental School into research associated with antimicrobial peptides that target periodontal pathogens. He’s a project manager for the Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre. The research project will be supported by Dr Jason Lenzo and Dr James Holden, both from the Melbourne Dental School. The research seeks to address chronic periodontitis, an inflammatory disease associated with a pathogenic subgingival bacteria leading to the destruction of the tooth’s supporting tissues and ultimately tooth loss. It is a major public health problem in all societies and is estimated to affect at least 30% of the adult population, including 5% to 6% who experience severe forms of the disease. The prevention of chronic periodontitis relies on removing the bacterial burden by effective tooth cleaning, sometimes in combination with antibiotics and / or antiseptics; however, long-term use of antibiotics is undesirable due to the emergence of resistant bacteria. Indeed, several reports have highlighted an increasing trend towards antibiotic resistance in oral bacteria. The increasing reports of multi-drug and antibiotic resistant bacteria and the limits on the use of antiseptics, such as chlorhexidine, have resulted in extensive research to discover and develop new and novel classes of antimicrobials that are effective and safe for human use. “The objectives of the research align with the conditions of the Australian Dental Industry Association Research Grant that provides funding for projects that may, following commercialisation, support the development of new and / or innovative dental and oral healthcare treatment pathways or products,” said Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer. The Australian Dental Industry Association Research Grant provides funding to explore the potential of a novel class of antibiotics called antimicrobial peptides (AMP). The research team have already identified several AMPs by altering their sequence and adding chemical moieties that reduce toxicity to mammalian cells while targeting and enhancing antibacterial activity towards periodontal pathogens. “ADIA has a long track-record of supporting the development of innovative patient diagnostic and treatment options and it's in this context that we’re committed to the long-term funding of the Australian Dental Industry Association Research Grant is funded,” Mr Williams said. Ends. Photograph & Images — ■. Neil O'Brien Simpson - University of Melbourne [.JPG] Media Contact —ADIA Communications Officert: 1300 943 094.....m: 0450 013 446.....e: media@adia.org.au ADIA Background Information — Founded in 1925, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is the peak business organisation representing innovative manufacturers and suppliers of dental products.  Active in each mainland state and with a strong presence in Canberra, ADIA is a strong advocate for policy reforms that allow member businesses to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably.  ADIA's vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians.  The services offered by ADIA that support member businesses include industry statistics, training programmes and trade shows including ADX Sydney, the nation's largest healthcare exhibition that attracts some 10,000 stakeholders from across the oral healthcare community. For further information on ADIA visit the website at:www.adia.org.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 ADIA New Exporters’ Grant Launched 2018-06-13T01:00:47Z adia-new-exporters-grant-launched Local dental product manufacturers will find it easier to find new overseas distributors thanks to a grant program established by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products. The ADIA New Exporters' Grant provides financial support to emerging local dental product manufacturers to attend the worlds’ largest dental exhibition, IDS Cologne. “ADIA couldn't be more pleased to support Australia’s dental product manufacturing sector in this way. This initiative will help them reach out and develop the contacts necessary to develop overseas distribution networks,” said Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer. The ADIA New Exporters' Grant is all about assisting first-time manufacturers better understand the global market for dental products. The grant provides financial assistance for a business to attend the IDS Colognedental exhibition for the first time. “Internationally, there is no better platform to meet potential distributors than the IDS Cologne dental exhibition when, every two years, more than 2,000 exhibitors from more than fifty countries gather along with more than 150,000 stakeholders from across the dental community,” Mr Williams said. With a focus on supporting first-time exporters, the ADIA New Exporters' Grant will be of great assistance to those businesses with market-ready products. “Networking is one of the biggest benefits of attending the IDS Cologne exhibition. The ADIA New Exporters' Grant will help businesses meet in-person representatives of overseas distribution agents. Sure, email communication is a great tool but face-to-face discussions are important when negotiating commercial arrangements,” Mr Williams said. Applications for this year's ADIA New Exporters' Grant close on 31 July 2018 and the recipient will be named on 15 August 2018. The grant will be awarded every two years when IDS Cologne is convened. The ADIA New Exporters' Grant is one of a number of initiatives to support the research, development, manufacturing commercialisation and export of dental products in Australia. “This year ADIA will provide more than $100,000 in grants and financial assistance to researchers involved in product development and to exhibitors at overseas trade shows. It’s great to be able to support Australia’s dental product manufacturing sector in this way,” Mr Williams said. Information on the ADIA New Exporters' Grantapplication process can be found online at:www.adia.org.au/for-suppliers/export.grant Ends. 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 Australian Scientists Under the Microscope 2018-05-22T22:30:00Z australian-scientists-under-the-microscope 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 I Need Dentures! What’s Involved? 2018-05-17T01:15:43Z i-need-dentures-what-s-involved If you’ve just found out that you need dentures - or you suspect that you need dentures - you’ve probably got a whole lot of questions about the whole process. There are a lot of myths about dentures out there and you may have heard some stories that make you feel a little anxious - but the truth is, dentures are not like they used to be.  Modern dentures look just like natural teeth and help millions of people all over the world to live, eat, speak and smile much more confidently. Some people find that the idea of dentures takes a little getting used to, but the more you know about the product and the process, the better.   No doubt you’ll get used to your new teeth quickly and start enjoying the benefits that they offer, but to help you along in the meantime, here’s some background that you should find useful. Types of dentures There are several types of dentures, namely partial dentures, implant dentures and full dentures and your dental professional will discuss the best option for you. Partial dentures are generally used when there are some teeth remaining but the patient can’t have a bridge or other replacement option because the surrounding teeth aren’t strong enough to support a bridge.  Financial considerations may be another reason for partial dentures although it is possible to get high quality dentures at an affordable price - you just need to choose your dental practice carefully.  Partial dentures are fitted to the gum and are fastened onto the adjacent natural teeth and can be easily removed and put back in at any time.  Full dentures are removable prosthetic devices which replace missing teeth.   They are held in place by the muscles in your mouth as well as by the way that they are fitted to your gums.   The ‘fit’ is really important from a practical perspective (eating, speaking etc) as well as for aesthetics and is one of the key reasons why it is crucial to have dentures fitted by an experienced professional. Implant dentures are permanent prosthetics which are anchored onto to small screws in the jawbone (much like the root of a tooth) and are an option for people who have significant bone loss or who wish for a stabilised structure.  The idea of dentures need not be overwhelming and your dental professional will allay any fears or uncertainty about the process.  To help you understand what’s involved, here are some important questions you should ask: ·         Are there advantages to keeping as many of my natural teeth as possible? ·         What are my options for dentures? ·         What do dentures cost and what are the ongoing maintenance costs going to be? ·         Are all dentures the same?   ·         What steps are involved in the process of having dentures fitted and how long will it take? ·         Is my age a factor, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of dental implants over dentures? ·         How will dentures affect my facial features? ·         Will dentures look natural? ·         Will I need to change or restrict my diet with dentures? ·         Will dentures affect the way I speak? ·         Are dentures uncomfortable or will I get used to them? ·         How do I clean and care for my dentures? You should also ask your dentist about the type of dentures that they fit and whether they have access to the latest technology and innovations in dentures and the fitting process.   In the past, artificial teeth were made from porcelain or plastic but they’re now made from a more durable hard resin which looks totally natural.   However, not all dentures are the same and you need to know that seeking a bargain will have a detrimental effect on your all-important smile as well as on your overall health and wellbeing. The process of having dentures fitted isn’t as complicated or as lengthy as you may imagine and there are plenty of benefits.  The more informed you are about the process, the more confident you’ll feel about your decision. For answers to all your questions about dentures, it’s worthwhile getting in touch with Discount Dentures in Perth and Joondalup.  Their highly experienced and compassionate team is more than happy to talk you through the various options open to you and what you can expect - and they will discuss all the various options open to you.  Their speciality is excellent quality dentures and professional services at an affordable price and you can get in touch through their website www.discountdentures.com.au (where you’ll also find loads of valuable information and advice) or by calling 08 9300 2332. Senate Backs Review Of Healthcare Digital Imaging Rules 2018-05-15T18:47:38Z senate-backs-review-of-healthcare-digital-imaging-rules The need for nationally-consistent regulations for the ownership and use of digital imaging equipment used in healthcare has been recognised by an Australian Senate inquiry reviewing red-tape in the healthcare system. Following representations by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products, the Senate’s red-tape committee recommended that the Australian Government place licensing requirements for the supply, ownership and operation of diagnostic imaging equipment on the agenda for consideration by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). “ADIA has been a long-term proponent for the introduction of nationally consistent legislation in this regard. We advised Senators inconsistencies between state and territory legislation make it difficult for the dental industry to furnish dental and oral healthcare professionals across the country with the latest innovations,” said Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer. The ADIA Chief Executive Officer gave evidence to the senate committee when it held public hearings during February 2018 in Parliament House, Canberra. As a consequence the Senate Committee acknowledged that, with respect to diagnostic imaging equipment, there is a significant and ongoing concern for dental practitioners. The committee agreed that there is clear scope to reduce red-tape in the licensing of this equipment. “It’s great that the Senate’s red tape committee recognised that the regulatory variations between states and territories increases the compliance burden on business. These costs are passed on to patients and governments in the form of increased diagnostic imaging costs, something that ultimately restricts access to this important diagnostic tool,” Mr Williams said. In response to ADIA’s representations, the Senate Committee acknowledged that, with respect to diagnostic imaging equipment, there is a significant and ongoing concern for dental practitioners. The committee agreed with ADIA's view that there is clear scope to reduce red-tape in the licensing of this equipment. The Senate Committee therefore recommended that the Australian Government place licensing requirements for the supply, ownership and operation of diagnostic imaging equipment on the agenda for consideration by COAG. ADIA has written to the Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, and his state / territory counterparts asking that COAG consider the matter with urgency. This most recent Senate Committee report follows an inquiry undertaken in late 2017 by the Senate that reviewed the availability and accessibility of diagnostic imaging equipment around Australia. Ends. Photograph & Images — ■. Troy Williams - ADIA Chief Executive Officer [.JPG] Media Contact — ADIA Communications Officer t: 1300 943 094.....m: 0450 013 446.....e: media@adia.org.au ADIA Background Information — Founded in 1925, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is the peak business organisation representing innovative manufacturers and suppliers of dental products.  Active in each mainland state and with a strong presence in Canberra, ADIA is a strong advocate for policy reforms that allow member businesses to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably.  ADIA's vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians.  The services offered by ADIA that support member businesses include industry statistics, training programmes and trade shows including ADX Sydney, the nation's largest healthcare exhibition that attracts some 10,000 stakeholders from across the oral healthcare community. For further information on ADIA visit the website at:www.adia.org.au .