In our bulletin this fortnight, get organised for the months ahead with some suggestions for events and seminars by the Student Network Team, follow a link to the latest Functional Forum on YouTube and a reminder of the next BANT student webinar on 24th January.
Lamberts give regular Practitioner Seminars by well-known speakers such as Marilyn Glenville and Lorraine Nicolle. At about £37.50 each, they are ideal for strapped students. Plus, the seminars are taking place around the country from Edinburgh to Brighton making it easier for us all to benefit. In the ‘Female Hormones’ seminar, Lorraine Nicolle will be guiding us on how to identify female hormone imbalances by identifying and supporting the most influential biochemical pathways. Also, the ‘Autoimmune Conditions’ seminar proves to be an interesting and useful day. The brilliant and humorous Shoela Detsois will be discussing the genetic susceptibilities, environmental triggers and biochemical mediators that drive autoimmunity, and how to support them with diet and supplementation. Here is the link to the list of venues and seminar topics. To view it you may need to register with Lamberts if you haven’t already.
Genova Diagnostics give extremely valuable talks on a range of their tests that help deepen insight and understanding on how to use them to enhance our clinical practice. On Thursday 7th February, Jo Gamble will evaluate the biomarkers used in the GI Effects stool test, a really useful test we will probably be relying on a good deal in clinic, so it’s worth getting ahead. She will unpick and explain the various biomarkers involved and will use case studies to help demonstrate their clinical relevance. Click here to book. Tickets cost £99. The seminar is from 9.30am until 4.30pm, at Kensington Close Hotel, W8 5SP.
CAM Conferences are extremely well attended for good reason: they draw speakers at the top of their profession who offer the most up-to-date insight into their specialism. The chance to mingle and network with other Nutritional Therapists and students is extremely valuable, as is the opportunity to try out new products at the stands during breaks. The gluten-free buffet lunch is included and is always pretty scrumptious. Plus, there’s a free goodie bag. Topics this year include ‘Nutrients and gene expression’, ‘Antioxidants’, ‘Autoimmunity’, ‘Functional Sports Medicine’, ‘Gut health’ and ‘Ageing’. Frankly, they all sound indispensable. Each seminar costs £95, but book before 10th February for the early bird price of £86. There are discounts, too. BANT members get 15% off while students get 10%. Click here for the booking form.
The Functional Forum was set up by James Maskell, author of the brilliant book ‘The Evolution of Medicine’. It’s a monthly conference for Functional Medicine practitioners around the world to tune in to learn the latest news, research, health technology and practise development. It’s a modern delivery and engaging to watch, and there’s usually a topic – this month’s was Mental Health. For the first time the forum was held in London, at the Royal Society of Medicine. James Maskell is working hard to bring positive change to modern healthcare for both physicians and patients. We are not trainee primary care physicians, but it will be valuable for our practise as Registered Nutritional Therapists to have a good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the healthcare system. Here is the link to watch this month’s forum on YouTube.
BANT student webinar – ‘Beyond Nutritional Therapy’
Don’t forget the next BANT student webinar is on Tuesday 24th January at 7pm. Joy Skipper will be discussing what to consider once our courses are over. For those of us in our final years of studying, it will be a helpful look ahead to life after our studies. It’s not too late to register: email firstname.lastname@example.org.