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Skin and the Microbiome

Inner Health reflecting Outer Beauty


COSMEDICON Preconference workshop
Thursday, 05 March 2020, 9.00am – 5.30pm

all health begins in the gut” Hippocrates

This is a full day workshop hosted by the A5M | AustralAsian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine , the leading association in the Asia Pacific region representing medical, allied health and aesthetic medicine professionals who are passionate about healthy ageing in the fields of preventative, integrative and aesthetic medicine as part of the preconference program of COSMEDICON 2020.

Skin and the Microbiome

Inner Health reflecting Outer Beauty

Gut health has an enormous impact on all aspects of everyday life including physical appearance.

Our digestive health is the pivotal point in the function of the human body, affecting our skin, its hydration, ageing and function.

Our hormones, inflammation & nutritional deficiency contribute to skin problems and the skin’s ability to recovery from sun damage, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and premature ageing.

Join us for this integral one-day preconference workshop and discover that digestive health is the key to overall health and wellbeing!

What you will learn!

  • Understand the connection between gut health balance the prevention of skin disorders and ageing.
  • Examine how genetics and epigenetics, detoxification, hormone balance and digestive function relate to skin health
  • Discuss what factors contribute to improved gut health
  • Discover what are the signs of poor digestive function?
  • Understand how today’s stressful lives impact your digestive system and skin conditions
  • Examine how metabolic disorders and chronic disease impact on aesthetics
  • Learn the difference between probiotics and prebiotics
  • Learn what tests you can start with
  • Discover new frontiers, novel products and injectable nutrients for skin rejuvenation
  • Discover integrative strategies for achieving skin health.

This workshop will provide you with a framework for a holistic approach to repairing the body and skin and achieving realistic outcomes.

Our expert panel of presenters in both integrative and aesthetic medicine, will teach you how to integrate these strategies to the clinic environment, providing a more holistic approach to your client’s treatments and improving your bottom line.

Who should attend?

  • Medical Practitioners / General Practitioners / Dentists
  • Cosmetic Physicians and Surgeons
  • Nurses / Aesthetic Practitioners / Dermal Therapists
  • Naturopaths / Nutritionists / Dieticians
  • Pharmacists / Psychologists

……and other healthcare professionals

Conference Highlights:

Thursday, 05 March 2020

Welcome Drinks reception in the Stillery Bar, InterContinental, Double Bay (Thursday Night)

Friday/Saturday, 06-07 March 2020

  • 2 Day Scientific Program with renowned international and local speakers
  • Interactive multidisciplinary panel discussions
  • Interactive workshops with live demonstrations

Gala Dinner extravaganza in the Grand Ballroom, InterContinental, Double Bay (Friday Night)

Sunday, 08 March 2020


More presenters to be announce soon!

Dr Aparna Hegde

Dr Aparna Hegde

Integrative Medicine Practitioner and Cosmetic Physician
MBBS, FRACGP, MPH & Tropical Dip Aviation Med, ACAAM

Aparna is an UWA (1994) graduate who has specialist qualifications in General Practice and Aerospace Medicine. Her special interest is women’s health and the management of fatigue, weight loss and hormonal disturbances such as thyroid disorders and menopause. She is experienced in the use of bio-identical hormones and supplements to restore normal physiology and has an interest in cosmetic medicine including dermal therapy, Intravenous Vitamin therapy, laser procedures (Cosmetic), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection.

Dr Rhona Creegan

Dr Rhona Creegan

Nutritional Biochemist and Registered Nutritionist (NSA)
PhD (Neurobiochemistry), Master of Nutrition Medicine, MSc (Clinical Biochemistry), Dip ACN, BSc (Biomedical Sciences)

Dr Rhona Creegan is an integrative health specialist with extensive experience in clinical biochemistry, molecular genetics and nutrition. She understands the health challenges faced by many and continually strives to help people regain their health. The field of personalised, integrative medicine has been gaining momentum in recent years and operates adjunct to conventional medicine to optimise health.
Dr Creegan is a specialist in addressing complex health issues including: gut health, food sensitivities, mood disorders, toxicity and detoxification, methylation, hormone imbalances, metabolic disorders

Mary-louise Condon

Mary-Louise Condon

Compounding Pharmacist and Integrative Medicine Practitioner
BPharm, PCCA, ABAAHP, IFM (Compounding), ACAAM

Mary-Louise has practised as a retail and compounding pharmacist for the past 30 years. She is an Anti-Ageing and Integrative Medicine Practitioner, combining nutraceuticals (vitamins and nutrition), hormones and pain management. Mary-Louise is certified under both the Australasian Certification Anti-Ageing Medicine (ACAAM) run by A5M and the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners (ABAAHP). She has also trained with the PCCA focusing on natural hormones and nurturing her passion for bespoke medicine and cutting-edge technology to create wellness.

Miguel Torres

Miguel Torres

Adv Dip Nat, ACNT

Miguel is a passionate Naturopath, known for helping, educating and supporting clients as they endeavour to improve their health. Originally from Portugal, he moved to Australia to pursue his passion for Complementary Medicine, completing his studies in Naturopathy, at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies.

Before his current role at Regul8, educating practitioners on gut health, Miguel worked in the Health industry for over 9 years, gaining unparalleled experience in that space. 

Lea McIntyre

Lea McIntyre

BHSc (Comp Med), M Human Nutrition, Adv Dip Naturopathy, Dip Nutrition, Dip Herbal Medicine

Lea McIntyre is the Technical Marketing at Designs for Health Australia.

Lea has 19 years’ experience as a qualified naturopath, herbalist and nutritionist. In her clinical practice she specialises paediatric health, and gut health

Contact Cosmedicon 2020

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Michelle Kearney +61 (0)419 624 246



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