2021 AIMA Virtual Conference

AIMA Virtual Conference


Watch this space for information about our 2022 AIMA Conference!

AIMA was delighted to host the 2021 AIMA Virtual Conference over the weekend of 27-28 March 2021.

Our annual conference continues to be a leading event for the integrative medicine community across Australia and NZ – bringing together like-minded doctors and health practitioners with world-class experts and leading health organisations to learn the very latest in this increasingly popular philosophy of care.

The 2021 conference theme is “Rebuilding health, community, resilience, and joy: an integrative medicine approach”. Attendees could log in, from the comfort of their own home, to access:

  • live presentations and Q&As from a host of charismatic and knowledgable integrative medicine experts from across the world
  • pre-recorded on-demand video updates from past AIMA conference presenters to keep updated on the latest developments
  • live wellness sessions – interactive live group sessions such as yoga, meditations, breathwork, and more
  • live networking opportunities – opportunities to network with other like-minded attendees
  • Access to knowledgeable representatives from top health organisations that specialise in supporting health practitioners and their patients with first-class products and services.
  • the chance to win fantastic prizes
  • on-demand recordings of ALL presentations are available for up to 5 days following the event

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr Jeffrey S. Bland (USA) – internationally recognised leader in the nutritional medicine field for over 35 years (known as the father of functional medicine)
  • Dr Bruce Lipton (USA) – cell biologist, lecturer and internationally recognised leader in bridging science and spirit (pre-recorded presentation)


  • Dr Nicky Baillie (NZ) – GP and Medical Herbalist
  • Nicole Bijlsma (NZ) – Building Biologist, bestselling author, PhD candidate and CEO of the Australian College of Environmental Studies
  • Jackie Blunt (NZ) – GP, Ren Xue & Yuan Gong Qigong Teacher
  • Tania de Jong AM (AUS) – Co-Founder and Executive Director Mind Medicine Australia, Creativity Australia, Creative Universe and The Song Room
  • Dr Carrie Jones (USA) – internationally recognised speaker, consultant, and educator on the topic of women’s health and hormones (sponsored by Nutrisearch)
  • Petrea King (AUS) – CEO and Founder of Quest for Life Foundation offering a proven, holistic, and evidence-based approach to creating physical, mental, emotional health, and wellbeing
  • Warren Maginn (AUS) – Functional Nutritional Medicine Practitioner and Educator (sponsored by FxMed)
  • Wendy McLean (AUS) – Hydrogeologist, Naturopath and Educator (sponsored by Vital.ly)
  • Dr Tom Mulholland (NZ) – Emergency Department Physician, lecturer educator & founder of the Healthy Thinking Institute
  • Dr Jamie Rickcord (AUS) – MBBS BSc (Hons) FRACGP, GP and Founder Ananda Clinics
  • Prof Grant Schofield (NZ) – Professor of Public Health, Director of the Human Potential Centre at AUT Millennium School of Sport and Recreation
  • Dr Christabelle Yeoh (AUS) – Medical Practitioner focusing on optimising gut health, microbiome, and brain performance
  • Rachael Wilson (NZ) – Paediatric and eating disorder dietitian, family nutritionist and mindful eating coach
  • Jimi Wollumbin (AUS) – Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, entrepreneur, author, speaker and UN Delegate
  • Dr Caryn Zinn (NZ) – Dietitian, AUT Senior lecturer and author.

Speaker profiles can be viewed here.

Viewers could also access presentations from some of their favourite past AIMA conference speakers including Dr Morella Lascurain (Mind Body Health Expert & Clinical Hypnotherapist), Dr Leila Masson (Pediatrician), Lara Briden (Naturopath), Rachel Arthur (Naturopath & Nutritionist), Dr Denise Furness (Molecular Geneticist and Nutritionist), Dr Graham Gulbransen (Cannabis Consultant, GP & Addiction Specialist) and Prof Julia Rucklidge (Clinical Psychologist).

Additionally, our Wellness Area offered a concurrent stream of classes/workshops including:

  • Replenishing the energy systems and relaxing with Yuan Qigong with Jackie Blunt
  • Conscious Connected Breathing with Patricia Wylie
  • Coming to your Senses with Petrea King
  • Dance workshop with Kat Szuminska
  • Yoga with Daniele Dioli

It was a truly illuminating weekend and we hope that we ignited your passion for integrative and wellness medicine!


Endorsed ProviderThe 2021 AIMA Virtual Conference activity is endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for 10 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.





RACGP CPD Activity – This education is a CPD Activity under the RACGP CPD Program and has been approved for 24 points.



AIMA would like to thank our major sponsors

Diamond Conference Sponsors

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Vitally Wordmark Purple   Flordis Master

Virtual Platform Sponsor

Ashton Wylie Charitable