Come and listen to the latest information from medical and environmental health professionals on how buildings in which we live, study and work can affect our health. Learn simple and effective strategies to minimize your exposure to health hazards in the built environment and support your wellbeing. Browse the expo for a wide range of healthy home products recommended by building biologists.
WHEN: Saturday 27th October, 2018
WHERE: Kerry Packer Education Centre, 12A Missenden Road, Camperdown (Sydney)
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General Admission: $149 – Buy Tickets HERE
Student and Concession: $75 – You will need to purchase a full price ticket and bring your concession details to the event for re-imbursement of the difference. Buy Tickets HERE
Ticket price includes delicious morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea – catered by Agape Organic.
Building Biologist | Naturopath | Acupuncturist | Author | CEO
Conference Topics: ‘Allergies and the house microbiome/Mould’, and ‘Electromagnetic Fields’
Nicole Bijlsma is a building biologist, bestselling author, PhD candidate and CEO of the Australian College of Environmental Studies which she established in 1999 to educate people about the health hazards in the built environment. Nicole is an accomplished naturopath and acupuncturist, has lectured at various tertiary institutions for 30 years, has published in peer reviewed journals, has written extensively for Body+Soul newspaper, is regularly consulted by the media to discuss mould, electromagnetic fields and toxic chemicals, and lectures in Australia and abroad (New Zealand, USA, Thailand) about environmental health issues. She is currently undertaking her PhD investigating health hazards in the built environment.
Professor Marc Cohen
Health and Wellness Expert | Academic | Media commentator
Conference Topic: ‘Taming Your Toxic Load’
Professor Cohen is a registered medical practitioner with degrees in western medicine, physiology, psychological medicine and biomedical engineering. He is currently Chair of the Australasian Spa and Wellness Association, a Board Member and Past-President (from 2000-2007) of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA), a member of the RACGP-AIMA Joint Working party on Integrative Medicine and a Board Member of the Global Wellness Summit. He also sits on the Editorial Board of a number of international journals. Professor Cohen is a regular media contributor. This includes articles in major Australian newspapers, appearances on ABC Radio National and many regional stations Australia-wide, and television appearances on ABC, SBS, Channel 7 and Channel 9 news, current affairs and lifestyle programs.
Building Biologist | Chinese Medicine Practitioner | Author
Conference Topic: ‘Your Health and Your Home: Why it is Essential to Have a Professional Building Biology Assessment’
Lucinda is an experienced Building Biologist and CEO of Eco Health Solutions. With a background in health sciences and education, she has a thorough understanding of ways in which homes and workplaces can adversely affect overall health and vitality.
Her own illness due to environmental factors is her catalyst for supporting others in identifying and finding solutions for making healthy living choices. With a passion to make the world a safer place, Lucinda finds great joy in empowering her clients in enhancing their wellbeing by making positive changes to the built environment and in their lives.
She is currently the secretary of the Indoor Air Quality Association (Australian Chapter) and is an advisor to the Chemical Free Community. Lucinda is past-president of the Australasian Society of Building Biologists (ASBB) and served the LEAD group both as a committee member and technical advisor. With a focus on education, she is a lecturer at the Australian College of Environmental Studies, created the Environmental Sensitivities Symposium, and is a keynote speaker at international conferences.
Dr Ron Ehrlich
Holistic Dentist | Health Advocate | Educator | Broadcaster
Conference Topic: ‘Fluoride and Holistic Dentistry’
Dr Ron Ehrlich is the co-founder of Sydney Holistic Dental Centre and has been in private practice in Sydney CBD since 1980. In 1996, Dr Ron gained his fellowship in nutritional and environmental medicine (FACNEM). He has served on the Board and is a former vice-president of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM). Dr Ron’s new podcast ‘Unstress with Dr Ron Ehrlich’, explores and expands on all topics covered in his book ‘A Life Less Stressed: the 5 pillars of health and wellness’. The podcast takes a deep dive into the stresses in life that can compromise our health, and the pillars of health that can build us back up. Dr Ron’s passion is to convert confusion to clarity and information to knowledge, while empowering individuals to take control, build resilience and be the best you can be.
CEO GECA | Sustainability Expert
Conference Topic: ‘Buildings, GECA Certification and Life-Cycles’
Kate brings to GECA an extensive background in leadership, capacity building and education aimed at finding sustainable solutions for the future.
Kate previously spent six years with the Centre for Sustainability Leadership, including two years as CEO, and two years as non-executive director. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) and Living Future Institute Australia, as well as being an Executive Member of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC). She is also the founder of consulting firm Future Ready and a graduate of the Asialink Leaders Program.
Kate believes passionately in human potential and draws on her diverse experience in the performing arts, executive coaching, cultural change and organisational development, helping individuals, organisations and communities to create a better future. She has held a variety of management, organisational and coaching roles, and has been an ambassador for 1 Million Women and on the Advisory Board for Pollinate Energy.
Building Biologist | Consultant | Business Owner | President of the ASBB
Conference Topic: ‘Healthy Building Design’
Narelle McDonald is a certified Building Biologist & Feng Shui Consultant, President of the Australasian Society of Building Biologists (ASBB), advisor for the Chemfree Community and founder of Healthy Living Spaces. Narelle loves to work with clients who are building and renovating by incorporating Building Biology principles to create environments that offer occupants a healthy habitat. Narelle’s passion is to provide information, practical solutions and healthy alternatives to empower people to create positive change within their environments to support their physical health and emotional wellbeing.