NICM HRI Symposium 2020: Influential Women in Natural Therapies
|Event Name||NICM HRI Symposium 2020: Influential Women in Natural Therapies|
|Start Date||11th Mar 2020 8:40 am|
Early quests for systematic approaches to wellbeing and good health using herbal medicines can be traced back as far as ancient Egypt’s Ebers Papyrus (1550BC). Ancient Egypt also brought to us one of the earliest women recorded in science, Merit Ptah. She was the first woman named in the history of medicine, and the world’s first chief female physician. Since then, modern day science and medicine has witnessed many other influential and inspiring women from across the world paving the way for women’s rights and roles in health and science. Those that have challenged and shaped the status quo of today, from Elizabeth Blackwell the first female doctor in modern times, to the recent Nobel Prize awarded scientist and Chinese medicine researcher Tu Youyou for her development of artemisinin-based antimalarials.
In 2020, NICM Health Research Institute will host an inaugural one-day Symposium in the new Jacka Foundation Conference Centre, bringing together Australia’s most influential women in natural therapies to celebrate and mark International Women’s Day and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Industry and Mathematics).
Attracting leading researchers, clinicians, authors, and integrative medicine advocates, the Symposium will serve as both a recognition of the contributions over time that women have played, as well as providing a forum for further planning and motivation of the next generation of integrative and lifestyle medicine researchers and healthcare professionals.
Key speakers will share their candid insights and wisdom gained from their life learnings and leadership in the field, and discuss the future of healthcare choices and what’s ahead for complementary and integrative medicine and its new generation of women leaders.
In conjunction with the Symposium, register for breakfast on the ground floor for our first Women’s Networking Breakfast with guest speaker Lisa Curry AO MBE
The Influential Women in Natural Therapies Symposium and the Women's Networking Breakfast is proudly presented by NICM Health Research Institute(NICM HRI), Western Sydney University, and the Jacka Foundation of Natural Therapies.
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Includes access to all Symposium sessions plus a welcome morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and canapés and drinks.
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