5th BioCeuticals Research Symposium

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5th BioCeuticals Research Symposium

The age of personalised medicine: Improved clinical insights for better patient outcomes



Dr Denise Furness

Dr Denise Furness is a molecular geneticist, registered nutritionist and registered exercise professional. She conducted her PhD at CSIRO Human Nutrition, before completing a postdoctoral fellowship with the University of Adelaide’s Research Centre for Reproductive Health. Specifically, her research investigated folate nutrigenomics, methylation and DNA damage in relation to pregnancy outcomes. She has published her work in peer reviewed medical journals and regularly presents at national and international conferences. In 2012 Denise shifted from an academic research position to a consulting role at “Your Genes and Nutrition” helping patients and practitioners understand the role of nutrigenomics and genetic testing in relation to various health outcomes. In particular, Denise is passionate about helping couples achieve optimum health and wellness to improve their chances for natural conception and healthy pregnancy outcomes. In addition, she holds regular educational seminars and workshops discussing the links between our genes and our environment and how these impact on our health throughout all the stages of the life cycle.

Dr Robert Lustig

Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L. is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, and Member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist whose clinical research has focused on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system and the role of nutrition in metabolism. He is one of the leaders of the global “anti-sugar” movement to improve global health. Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. He completed his pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 1983, and his clinical fellowship at UCSF in 1984. From there, he spent six years as a research associate in neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University. In 2013 he received his Masters in Studies of Law from UC Hastings. He is the author of many academic works, and of the popular book “Fat Chance: the bitter truth about sugar”, “The Fat Chance Cookbook”, and the soon-to-be released “The Agony of Ecstasy”. Dr. Lustig is also President of the non-profit REALFoodAlliance, a non-profit devoted to improving the global food supply.

Dr Steven Sandberg-Lewis

Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis has been a practicing naturopathic physician since 1978, treating patients at the NUNM Health Centers and also at his private practice – 8 Hearts Health and Wellness. His areas of specialty include: gastrointestinal conditions, chronic sinusitis and infections, and spinal, fascial and visceral manipulation. Dr. Sandberg-Lewis receives referrals of patients with digestive diseases who desire naturopathic treatment options for conditions that have defied diagnosis by other physicians. He understands the diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, and can often find successful treatments to regain normal function of the digestive system. He is one of the small number of physicians in the US with extensive knowledge and experience in treating small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). In addition to supervising clinical rotations at the NUNM Health Centers, Dr. Sandberg-Lewis teaches several gastroenterology courses at NUNM. He is also an investigator at NUNM’s Helfgott Research Institute. His textbook, “Functional Gastroenterology” is available through the NUNM Press. In addition, he has produced a CD recording, “Talkin’ ‘Bout Degeneration,” a musical compilation of classics from the 60s and 70s with original lyrics about pathological conditions. His interests include mandolin, guitar and voice, as well as writing and lecturing at conferences nationally and internationally.

Dr Christopher Shade

Dr Shade obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees from Lehigh University in environmental and aqueous chemistry. Dr Shade earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois where he studied the environmental and analytical chemistries of mercury as well as advanced aquatic chemistry. During his Ph.D. work, Dr Shade patented analytical technology for mercury speciation analysis and later founded Quicksilver Scientific, LLC in order to commercialise this technology. ?Shortly after starting Quicksilver Scientific, Dr Shade turned his focus to the human aspects of mercury exposure/toxicity and the human detoxification system. He has since developed specific clinical analytical techniques for measuring mercury exposure and a system of products to remove metallic and organic toxins by upregulation of innate detoxification biochemistry. His current focus is at the intersection of neuroinflammatory issues, immune dysregulation, toxicity, and infection – specifically how to peel away the layers of overlapping dysfunction in the sick individual until you get to a point at which the system rights itself.


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Important dates

Wise-owl Registration OPEN
Wise-owl Registration CLOSES 26 November 2016
Early-bird Registration Opens 26 November 2016
Early-bird Registration CLOSES 10 March 2017
Standard Registration Opens 11 March 2017
Standard Registration CLOSES 14 April 2017
5th BioCeuticals Research Symposium 21-23 April 2017
2017 BioCeuticals Integrative Medicine Awards 22 April 2017


For more information and to register please visit the BioCeuticals website.

Sydney, Australia
Event Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 08:00 to Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 17:00
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