2023 AIMA Conference

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We were delighted to hold the 2023 AIMA Conference on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th of December 2023 at the Auckland University of Technology in central Auckland, New Zealand.

The AIMA Conference is New Zealand’s leading event for the integrative medicine community.  A ‘must-do’ for all GPs, medical specialists, allied health practitioners, researchers, educators, students, and health professionals who want to learn about and understand how integrative medicine can be used to prevent and manage chronic and complex diseases.

The theme for 2023 was Building Resilience: empowering ourselves in challenging times and included presentations from a host of charismatic and knowledgeable integrative medicine experts from across the globe.

Hosted at AUT, in Auckland’s vibrant city centre, the conference was the perfect opportunity to connect and network with speakers and like-minded practitioners whilst learning about the latest clinical and evidence-based information around integrative medicine. Full catering was provided as well as lots of useful information and advice from leading suppliers in the health and wellness industry.

Ticket prices
AIMA Members Full Conference Ticket $500 (excl friends memberships)
Non-members Full Conference Ticket $600
Students Full Conference Ticket $130
Single day ticket $305

The conference offered:

  • an opportunity to learn and update your knowledge in the field of integrative medicine, in a relaxed and safe environment
  • access to the latest research on integrative medicine
  • an opportunity to interact with representatives of leading natural healthcare companies
  • practical skills that you can apply in your professional and personal lives
  • a stimulating and interactive environment in which you can reach out and build a community with others and the industry.

We were delighted to have a host of fantastic speakers presenting at the 2023 conference. You can view the program here.

Keynote speaker:

  • James Maskell (USA), Community Builder, Healthcare Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Podcaster presented via zoom “The Community Cure: Transforming Health Outcomes”


  • Sharon Erdrich (NZ), Nurse, Naturopath & Medical Herbalist presented“Fibromyalgia is a Multi-Morbidity Disorder. Can We Join the Dots? Insights from The FIDGIT Study”
  • Dr Denise Furness (AUS), Molecular Geneticist, Functional Medicine Practitioner and CSO and Founder, Your Genes & Nutrition, presented “Building Resilience in a Modern World”. Sponsored by FxMed.
  • Dr Dayan Goodenowe (USA), Founder and CEO, Prodrome Sciences; Neuroscientist, Inventor, and Longevity Expert presented “Breaking Autism”. Sponsored by Nutrisearch.
  • Dr Sandeep Gupta (AUS), Integrative GP, presented “EMF and stealth infection” and presented a workshop on “Building resilience against environmental toxins”
  • Dr Cliff Harvey (NZ), Clinical Nutritionist, Naturopath, and Medical Herbalist, presented a workshop on “Coaching in Practice – Building a Strong Foundation”
  • Dr Tabitha Healey (AUS), Health, Executive and Organisational Coach, Medical Oncologist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, presented “Holding the SPACE for Wellbeing: Understand the impact of caring and the data-driven framework to mitigate stress and maximise wellbeing”
  • Dr Leila Masson (AUS), integrative paediatrician, presented on “An integrative approach to the most common childhood issues” and give an“Update on integrative treatment for ADHD”
  • Sylvia North (NZ), Dietitian and Lecturer presented “Dietetic perspective on hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance – from identification to management strategies”
  • Dr Geraldine Poynter (NZ), GP, presented “Out of the funk with Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT)”
  • Phil Rasmussen (NZ), Medical Herbalist, Pharmacist and Researcher presented “Phytomedicines for Post-Covid recovery”
  • Natasha Tassell-Matamua (NZ), Associate Professor. Doctoral Supervisor School of Psychology, Massey University presented “Indigenous Spirituality. Well-being wisdom for our contemporary times”
  • Professor Margreet Vissers (NZ), Research Professor and Principal Investigator, University of Otago presented “Vitamin C: Newly discovered functions and potential for impact in cancer, immunity and mood”
  • Dr Edward Walker (NZ), Scientist at The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited, presented “Developing a nutraceutical for weight management, learning lessons from evolution, history, and drug discovery”. Sponsored by Calocurb.

Click here to learn more about the speakers and what they presented.

The 2023 AIMA Conference is a Continuing Medical Education (CME) event that has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) for 13 CME points.

All attendees received an attendance certificate which can be used to self-report CPD.

We would like to thank our sponsors without whom this event would not be possible.

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