A Holistic Approach to Heath: Traditional Chinese Medicine – The Healthiest You Series

27 Jul 2020

ACBC Victoria is excited to bring you the third of our web sessions focussed on your health and cross-border medical collaboration and opportunities.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use various mind and body practices (such as acupuncture and tai chi) as well as herbal products to address health problems.

TCM in today’s society is a topic of much discussion and is at risk of being under-represented due to lack of knowledge on the area. To learn more about this traditional Chinese medicine we are pleased to bring you Prof. Kylie O’Brien, National Academic Director Complementary Medicine at the Australian Institute of Applied Science (AIAS) and Adjunct Associate Professor at Victoria University.  Kylie has over 12 years’ experience working in the world of Chinese medicine as well as working for the Department of Human Services on the implementation of the (then) Victorian Chinese Medicine Act 2000.

Topics covered in this session include:

  • TCM’s relevance in today’s healthcare.
  • What is the difference? Treating the disease or looking after the whole body?
  • TCM and nutrition.

During this COVID-19 period, it is important to look after your health. In ‘The Healthiest You’ series, Australian health and medical experts will address prevalent healthcare issues affecting our society and provide valuable advice on how to improve lives through preventative measures, adoption of healthier lifestyles and give advice on where to seek help in the health system.

Proudly supported by Swisse, this collaboration between the Australia China Business Council Victoria (ACBC Vic) and the Australia China Health Accelerator (ACHA) brings you a series of webinars to promote healthier living and holistic approaches to health, leveraging Victoria’s excellence in the health sector and medical research.

Speakers:

Professor Kylie O’Brien – Director of Education, The Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM), National Academic Director Complementary Medicine at the Australian Institute of Applied Science (AIAS) and Adjunct Associate Professor at Victoria University

Professor O’Brien is a member of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies’ Standardisation Committee, a member of the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency’s (TEQSA) Expert Panel and Statutory Member of the TGA’s Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicines.

Originally trained as an optometrist, Kylie’s career changed to Chinese Medicine (CM) in the late 1990’s. She has been involved in CM education for over 12 years as well as working for the Department of Human Services on the implementation of the (then) Victorian Chinese Medicine Act 2000. Kylie has been responsible for the development of three CM Masters degree curricula in both Western Sydney University and RMIT University, and remains an active researcher, supervising PhD and Masters students. Research has included investigations into the efficacy of Chinese herbal medicines on cardiovascular risk factors and osteoarthritis of the knee. She also conducted the world’s first comprehensive investigation into the reliability of the CM diagnostic system and the first research into the physiological effect of Toyohari Meridian Therapy (acupuncture) on physiological cardiovascular variables.


We welcome all to join the launch of this impactful new series exploring opportunities for collaboration and building on already strong health and medical research links between Victoria and China. 

Consumer demand in China remains strong in the healthcare sector, and Australia’s experience, skills and networks, through the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) signed in 2015, mean there are practical pathways for Australian companies to develop and commercialise opportunities.

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Event Details

Date: Tuesday 8 September 2020

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm AEST

Format: Zoom Webinar, Presentation, Q&A

Cost: Free for ACBC Members and $35 General Admission (+GST +Online Booking Fee)

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