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Driven by the three pillars of innovation, research and education, the National Centre for Naturopathic medicine is dedicated to raising the bar within the disciplines of Naturopathy and Lifestyle Medicine. The Centre is also heavily engaged in advocating for these professions. Part of this advocacy involves delivering events for those within the industry and the communities in which we teach and practice. 

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Upcoming events

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The Inaugural Natural Products Futures Forum

Save the Date

Thursday & Friday
Nov 24th & 25th, 2022

Hosted by the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine
Southern Cross University, Northern Rivers, NSW
This year’s theme: ‘Setting the Standards’

The Natural Products Futures Forum is a two-day event featuring leaders in the field of natural products research and development. Hosted by the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine, this is the premier event for this annual forum, designed to bring together researchers, government and industry.

The Forum includes networking, social events, workshops and talks by international thought-leaders. It aims to connect natural products stakeholders and key leaders in the Western Pacific region to each other, and those across the world.

This year’s speakers include:

  • Michael Smith. Michael has overseen natural products regulation for the TGA in Australia and for Health Canada. He was also one of the primary technical drafters of the WHO Global Strategy for Traditional and Complementary Medicine (2014-2023).
  • Ikhlas Khan is the Director of the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi, an FDA Center of Excellence for botanical research.
  • Michael Henrich is a professor of ethnopharmacology at UCL (London), and the trustee and co-founder of the foundation 'Plants for Health' (United Kingdom).

The Natural Products Futures Forum will be held on November 24 and 25, in Byron Bay and Lismore. It will identify priority areas for the Australian natural health products sector and lead to the development of strategic initiatives to support the sector to provide high-quality, safe and effective natural health products – to serve as a key driver of the Australian economy. 

Places are limited. For more information or to book please contact Caitlin Zillman.

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Yoga for Health and Harmony

10am-11am every Thursday
Commencing Thursday 11 August 2022
Southern Cross University, Lismore Campus—J Block Auditorium

Take time for your mental health to exercise and connect with friends and fellow community members with this FREE public yoga class.

Following a successful International Day of Yoga event, and due to popular demand, the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University is proud to present ‘Yoga for Health and Harmony,’ commencing Thursday August 11, 2022.

Join us for a 50-minute yoga session with Laura Shaz in the J Block Auditorium, (next to The Deck & Lounge), Southern Cross University, Lismore campus, every Thursday.

Please register your details to attend. Due to room capacity, spaces are limited. The classes will act on a first-in, first-served basis so please ensure timely attendance to secure your spot. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to the class. 

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Dr Liza Oates

Dr Liza Oats

Transforming Health: Today’s ideas. Tomorrow’s solutions.

Webinar series

30 August: Guest Dr Liza Oates discussing her research on food as medicine ‘Can food really be thy medicine?’ 

At the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine, we’re changing the conversation on health.  

From contemporary models of care to novel treatments and products, we’re pushing boundaries in order to create innovative solutions for a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape.   

This webinar series will feature Southern Cross University academics alongside guest experts who will lead a deep-dive discussion into unique topics in healthcare research, education and practice. While exploring topical issues, each episode will invite contemplation on how we can challenge our own thinking about the way we approach health. 

Today’s ideas are tomorrow’s solutions—so please join us in conversation to transform the way we think about health.

Past events

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The International Day of Yoga is a collaboration with the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre at the Consulate General of India in Sydney.

International Day of Yoga

June 21, 2022.  10am.

Free yoga class, take home yoga mat and healthy refreshments to celebrate International Day of Yoga.

Come join friends, neighbours and colleagues as the Lismore community comes together for this free yoga event on International Day of Yoga.

The morning will begin with a 50 minute session of yoga, suitable for beginners to advanced. Yoga will be followed by the opportunity to connect with fellow community members over complimentary herbal teas, coffee and nourishing refreshments.

Each attendee will receive a brand new yoga mat to take home!

This event is held in collaboration with the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre at the Consulate General of India in Sydney.

Note: There is free onsite parking, with the closest parking available at the entrance of Military Road. In addition, there are clearly marked staff and visitor allocations across the campus.

Register today and we hope to see you there!

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Free trauma recovery workshop

Free one-day trauma recovery workshop open to our Northern Rivers community members.

Our communities across the Northern Rivers have experienced a number of traumatic natural disasters over recent years, including the recent catastrophic floods.

To learn practical tools and strategies for living well and building resilience in challenging times - Northern Rivers community members are invited to join a 1-day trauma-recovery workshop, brought to you by Petrea King and Quest for Life Foundation and the Country Women’s Association.

NCNM advocate and Quest CEO, Petrea King, will be running this free workshop with senior facilitator, Margie Braunstein.

The ‘Your Life Matters’ Regional & Rural workshop will take place on Saturday 30 April, from 9.30am-3.00pm at Tullera Community Hall. Bookings are essential. Follow the link below for more info, including how to book via the CWA Lismore Day Branch.

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