Practitioner Training

Mindd Practitioner Training,
15-17 May 2015,
Australian Turf Club, Sydney

In 2015 Mindd Practitioner training will include a 2 day MAPS training as well as one day of Mindd Training.Attendance at all 3 days is a prerequisite for Mindd Certification and website listing.

MAPS Australia
15-16 May 2015

The Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS) will be returning to Sydney for practitioner training. Training will be structured so as to provide advanced training for those who trained with MAPS in 2013 as well education on the fundamentals for newcomers.

MAPS will provide a clinic-focused, evidence-based training for practitioners wanting to be among the best-prepared clinicians in the field of complex Pediatric conditions including Dieticians, Doctors, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Nurses, Nutritionists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Researchers.

The MAPS program has been developed by leading physicians, scientists and researchers with expertise in Nutritional & Environmental Medicine, Gastronomy, Intestinal Abnormalities, Neurological Disorders, Mitochondrial issues and Genetics.

Training focuses on “best-practices” and clinical outcomes for a range of Pediatric conditions including; asthma, allergies, ADHD, autism, infections, Down Syndrome and a range of psychoneuroimmunological conditions that impact on development, learning, mood, behaviour, sleep and eating.


The Mindd International Forum 2015 is approved for

RACGP CPD points 3 x12 = 36

Activity ID number 22416 - Friday May 15th - MAPS Advanced Clinical Matrix: Gastroenterology - 12 Cat 2 points
Activity ID number 22610 - Saturday May 16th - MAPS Advanced Clinical Matrix: Environmental Medicine - 12 Cat 2 points
Activity ID number 22612 - Sunday May 17th - GAPS Fundamentals and Putting it in to Practice in Australia - 12 Cat 2 points

Chiropractor Association of Australia AA FLA of 18 hours, Y15-023

The Mindd International Forum may be eligible for claiming CPD hours in accordance with the Osteopathy Board of Australia (OBA) CPD Guidelines. Osteopaths will need to determine which sessions are within your scope of practice. Please ensure that you record of your attendance and maintain your CPD documentation on Australian Osteopathic Association website.

The Complementary Medicine Association (CMA), awards 1 CPE point per hour of training.

The Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association (ANPA), offers 1 CPE point per hour of attendance.

The Australian Homoeopathic Association (AHA), awards 1 CPD/CPE point for each seminar hour.

In order to receive your certificate of training and to be listed at you must attend the following; MAPS Practitioner Training (Friday & Saturday) and the MINDD-Masterclass (Sunday).


Please note that Mindd Members receive a 10% Discount

Seating is limited so it is best to book early to ensure a place.

Included in the price of your ticket is morning tea, lunch and Powerpoints.

To book tickets for the Forum online please click the ‘Buy Tickets’ buttons (below). If you have any queries about the Forum relating to schedules, speakers, content and more please call the Mindd Foundation on (02) 9327 1847.



All Refunds will incur a cancellation fee of 25% of tickets purchased. No Refunds eligible on cancellations inside 14 days of the Event.


Learning objectives: —Environmental Medicine ACM

Achievement of educational objectives, given the allotted time for each presentation:

  • Review normal detoxification pathways
  • Examine the role of environmental toxicology in childhood disorders
  • Evaluate various laboratory assessments and biomarkers as they relate to toxicology
  • Distinguish between acute and chronic toxicity
  • Understand the concept of body burden as related to toxicity
  • Examine the impact of environmental toxicants in children with autism, ADHD and related childhood disorders
  • Identify and review various methods of detoxification
  • Identify ways to implement toxicological related treatments into clinical practice
  • Review actual case histories of patients with autism and other neurodevelopmental problems to understand appropriate testing, workup and treatments as related to toxicology

Learning objectives:—Gastrointestinal ACM

Achievement of educational objectives, given the allotted time for each presentation:

  • Recognize the role that various diets have on autistic behaviors and symptoms and understand how to implement these diets
  • Describe the appropriate testing and workup for nutritional abnormalities found in autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Evaluate various laboratory assessments and biomarkers as they relate to the gastrointestinal microbiota and abnormalities
  • Review the role that dysbiosis plays in childhood disorders and treatments for dysbiosis
  • Identify the role that gastrointestinal abnormalities play in children with autism
  • Identify ways to implement gastrointestinal related treatments into practice
  • Review actual case histories of patients with autism and other neurodevelopmental problems to understand appropriate testing, workup and treatments of gastrointestinal-related problems


MIFOC 2015 PRICING (Friday, Saturday, Sunday 15-17 May)

Friday 15 & Saturday 16 May MAPS Training For Practitioners, Researchers & Students
Sunday 17 May Integrative Training For Practitioners, Researchers & Students
Friday 15, Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 May Mindd Certification Pass For Practitioners, Researchers & Students
Registered Practitioners will be Mindd
Friday 15, Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 May Team Pass Discount for a pair of practitioners with at least one being a new Mindd Forum Delegate
Saturday Evening 16 May Every Day Miracles
Benefit Dinner
For delegates, family & friends
Friday 15, Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 May VIP Mindd Pass 3 day MAPS/Mindd Training Plus Benefit Dinner
Friday 15, Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 May VIP Team Pass 3 day MAPS/Mindd Training Plus Benefit Dinner for a pair with one being a new Mindd delegate
Friday 15, Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 May VIP Student Pass 3 day MAPS/Mindd Training Plus Benefit Dinner

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Practitioner Schedule

MAPS Faculty

Jerry Kartzinel, MD

MAPS Faculty

Dr Jerry Kartzinel is Board Certified pediatrician and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He specializes in the recovery of neurodevelopmental, chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases, and hormonal dysfunctions. After receiving his medical degree at St Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in pediatric medicine in the Air Force. Following Desert Storm, Dr Kartzinel practiced general pediatrics in private practice for 10 years until his fourth boy was diagnosed with Autism.
A nationally recognized speaker and New York Times Best Selling Author, Dr. Kartzinel has presented medical interventions that work to improve the lives of his patients who suffer from many types of medical conditions that include: autism, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, sleep cycle disruptions, and hormonal imbalances. He regularly teaches Continuing Medical Educations courses on children’s health issues to physicians and other health professionals.
His clinical approach is to treat the whole patient by carefully obtaining a full and complete history and based on this history, obtaining very detailed laboratory evaluations. Individualized plans are implemented integrating the very latest medical interventions that include both traditional and complimentary medicine approaches.

Nancy O'Hara, MD

MAPS Faculty

Nancy O’Hara is a board-certified pediatrician. She was the Assistant Medical Director for Defeat Autism Now! Physican Training and the Physican Mentoring Director for Defeat Autism Now! in Europe. She is now a partner at the Center for Integrative Health. Prior to her medical career, Dr. O’Hara taught children with autism. She is also a member of the Mindd Foundation Medical Advisory Board.

She graduated magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr College and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society from the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. She earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. After residency, chief residency and general pediatric fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. O’ Hara was in private practice for seven years.

Since 1999, she has dedicated her practice to the integrative and holistic care of children with neurodevelopmental disorders and autistic spectrum disorders.

Jessica Tran, ND

MAPS Faculty

Dr. Jessica Tran is a doctor of Naturopathic Medicine with an integrative perspective on health and healing. She specializes in naturopathic medical care for children and adults of all ages with special emphasis on the impact of environmental factors on the human body. Dr. Tran’s comprehensive and diverse training allows her to combine traditional medical practice with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to diagnose and treat underlying causes rather than isolated symptoms and conditions, yielding more successful long-term results.

At Wellness Integrative Naturopathic Consulting, Inc., Dr. Tran provides science-based natural medicine for the prevention and treatment of common and chronic illnesses. Her approach to patient wellness begins with an in-depth analysis of the patient’s overall health, including the evaluation of external influences and lifestyle. For acute illnesses, Dr. Tran supports the body’s innate healing process through time-tested natural remedies and therapeutics; and if needed, she prescribes pharmaceutical medicines. In addition to her Irvine, California office, Dr. Tran continues to maintain a small private practice in Arizona and consultation services to patients around the country.

Paul Manion

MAPS Faculty

The link between digestive health and neurological function is increasingly well supported and central to the treatment strategy for many patients with learning, cognitive and behavioural issues.  As this evidence base continues to develop, unexpected relationships are continuing to emerge.  This presentation will explore emerging science relating to the role of the gut as a sense organ which programs our neurological response to the environment, the role of probiotics in managing food allergy, the role of the microbiome in neurotransmitter synthesis and mood and also explore the question of whether diet, lifestyle and environmental exposure is leading to a reduction in childhood intelligence.  Key clinical strategies to support healthy gut function, microbiome and detoxification strategies in children will also be covered.

As Technical Director for Metagenics, Paul Mannion combines his interest in the latest science and research with a passion for validating the traditional clinical strategies that he has seen change the lives of many patients over more than 20 years of Naturopathic practice.  Paul believes that the medicine of the future won’t be an either-or dichotomy, but a combination of the best of pharmaceutical and natural medicine science.  Whilst drugs can play an important role in health care, it is clear that they exert their best effects in a patient who is well nourished and has all of the nutritional building blocks required for optimal health and wellbeing.  It is also clear that in many patients, support of their innate healing capabilities is all that is required to regain optimal health.

MINDD training 17 May

Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD

MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci (nutrition)

Dr. Campbell-McBride graduated with Honours as a Medical Doctor in 1984 from Bashkir Medical University in Russia. In the following years she gained a Postgraduate Degree in Neurology. After practising for five years as a Neurologist and three years as a Neurosurgeon she started a family and moved to the UK. It was during this time that Dr. Campbell-McBride developed her theories on the relationship between neurological disorders and nutrition, and completed a second Postgraduate Degree in Human Nutrition at Sheffield University, UK.

Dr. Campbell-McBride returned to practice in 2000 and runs the Cambridge Nutrition Clinic. She has specialised in using nutritional approach as a treatment, and has become recognised as one of the world’s leading experts in treating children and adults with learning disabilities and other mental disorders, as well as children and adults with digestive and immune disorders. In 2004 she published a book Gut And Psychology Syndrome. Natural Treatment Of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression And Schizophrenia where she explores the connection between the patient’s physical state and brain function

In her clinic Dr Campbell-McBride works with many patients with heart disease, high blood pressure, arrhythmia, stroke and other complications of atherosclerosis. She has become acutely aware of the existing confusion about nutrition and these conditions, which spurred an intensive study into this subject. The result of this study is her book Put Your Heart in Your Mouth! What really is Heart Disease and what can we do to Prevent and even Reverse it. The book was published in December 2007.

Dr Campbell McBride is a member of the Mindd Foundation Medical Advisory Board. She is also a Member of The Society of Authors, The British Society for Environmental Medicine, and a Board Member of the Weston A Price Foundation. She is a keynote speaker at many professional conferences and seminars worldwide. She is a regular contributing health editor to a number of journals, magazines and newsletters in English speaking countries around the world.

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Dr Frank Golik


Dr Golik graduated from the University of Queensland with 2nd class Hons in 1975; 2 years as junior RMO at Royal Brisbane Hospital; 1 year as Senior RMO at Atherton Hospital, Nth Qld. He commenced in solo Private Family Practice in Clayfield, Brisbane in 1979. He later formed a multi-disciplinary clinic in Clayfield some 11 years ago. Dr Golik gained his fellowship in the RACGP in 1982; and is a member and occasional lecturer of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. His special areas of interest and passion are Autism, ADD/ADHD/ASD, Musculoskeletal medicine, Dietary and lifestyle therapy, Thyroid conditions and the Metabolic Syndrome. Biomesotherapy forms a significant part of the therapeutic approach of his clinic.

Dr Leila Masson


Leila Masson is an integrative Paediatrician who combines Allopathic Medicine with a nutritional and biomedical approach to help her patients attain optimal health. She received her medical doctorate from the University of Berlin, did her paediatric specialist training at the University of California at San Francisco. She received her Master in Public Health from Harvard University and her Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Leila has worked in the US and Europe and volunteered for 2 years setting up a clinic in Pakistan, before moving to New Zealand, where she has lived and worked for the last 12 years. Leila has a busy practice in Auckland, specializing in a holistic approach to children’s health problems, including allergies, asthma, behaviour problems, autism spectrum disorders and ADHD.

Dr Christabelle Yeoh

MBBS, MRCP (London), MSc (Nutrition)

Why are ours and our kids’ brains on fire and what can we do about it?

Inflammation is the standard buzzword for all things relating to chronic diseases- from diabetes to heart disease, Alzheimer’s to cancer. These conditions are without doubt getting increasingly common but already additional 21st century health threats in the daily news include antibiotic resistant and chronic infections. Inflammation does not stay only in the body but speaks to the brain directly. Inflammation affecting the brain may manifest anywhere between typical mental health issues such as depression to atypical and severe neurological diseases such as intractable fits. Infections simply add to the total load of neuroinflammation.

Understand how brain inflammation arises and what steps you can take to minimise this.

Dr Yeoh graduated in medicine from the University of London, UK in 1999. She  completed her residency in internal medicine and obtained her membership from the Royal College of Physicians, London UK.  Later as a resident in gastroenterology, she further obtained a Masters degree in Nutrition from King’s college London. Following that, she left hospital gastroenterology to work in private practice addressing the chronic health care issues of patients suffering from nutritional and immune illnesses at Breakspear Medical Group in Hertfordshire UK, a specialist centre for patients suffering complex environmental illnesses. She worked directly under Dr Jean Monro, a pioneer in the field of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and Dr Peter Julu, a specialist neurophysiologist and expert in autonomic neurophysiology. Together, they investigated and treated many patients with chronic fatigue, chronic infections, chronic allergies, neuro immune disorders and neuro developmental disorders.

She moved to Australia and is now practicing as a general practitioner while teaching and helping to develop post graduate medical training in Nutrition and Environmental Medicine, through the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. She is also a member of the British Society of Ecological Medicine and American Academy of Environmental Medicine.

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Rachel Arthur, ND

Rachel Arthur qualified as a naturopath from Southern School of Natural Therapies in 1998. She has been actively engaged as a naturopath specialising in nutrition since this time in a variety of capacities, including private clinical practice, lecturing, research, writing and corporate health.Rachel is an experienced speaker who presents frequently to doctors and allied professionals.

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Alan Liddle

BA Hons (Psych). MBA. FAICD

Prior to starting his biomedical career and completing his business studies Alan was a neuropsychologist researcher working in brain development, neuroplasticity and rehabilitation at the University of Sydney with particular emphasis on optimizing the rehabilitation of intellectual function in patients with brain injuries. He was the co-inventor of the neurological development and rehabilitation software program: Dynamind3D.

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