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Our 2020  Speakers


Stay tuned as we add our 2020 Presenters | The HEART of Chinese Medicine 

Meet our 2020 WORLD CLASS FERTILITY PRESENTERS who are experts at the top of their game. We’ve hand picked 7 awesome presenters to allow in-depth learning + golden nuggets to take home plus of course the IICMC organisers Clare Pyers and Kirsten Wolfe who will also be sharing their knowledge.

Jane Lyttleton - Invited speaker

Debra Betts
Presenting on her PhD research which was threatened miscarriage

Sally Charles
Presenting on: Autoimmune related Implantation Failure and Miscarriage  according to the Wisdom of Wen Bing

Honora Wolfe
The Heart of the Acupuncture Practice: One Method to Treat Many Conditions

Sabine Wilms

Sarah Fogarty
Caring for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal loss.

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Albert Einstein

Once you stop learning you start dying

Event Hosts & Speakers


Kirsten Wolfe

IICMC Co Director​

Kirsten Wolfe is the principle Acupuncturist & the director of Mornington Chinese Medicine, as well as the founder of The Fertile Life Method. She works closely with a team of acupuncturists that deliver expert care to couples trying to conceive.

She has trained over 150 Acupuncturists in The Fertile Life™ Method and offers ongoing mentoring.

The Fertile Life™ Method has been built around Chinese Medicine, the latest clinical research and the teams 50+ years of combined experience of working with couples trying to conceive. It provides both couples and individuals who have been experiencing primary and secondary infertility, whether through IVF or trying to conceive naturally, with a comprehensive program of natural treatment options to conceive and achieve a successful pregnancy.

Her passion for Women’s Health and a culmination of studying complimentary medicine over the past 25 years, give Kirsten a unique understanding of the human body and spirit.Kirsten has treated thousands of couples and helped them conceive from the easy case to the most difficult cases, where she was their last chance.

She has been practicing for 17 years and has solely focused on treatment of Reproductive and Women’s health conditions such as infertility (natural and IVF), pregnancy, pre-birth, labour and postnatal care for the past 13 years. This has allowed her to become one of Australia’s leading Chinese Medicine experts in the field of fertility.

Kirsten strives to integrate traditional and complementary care in order to effectively improve and maintain her patients' life-long health. Her expertise provides patients with comprehensive treatments to address the needs of individuals and couples suffering from infertility and subfertility.

Kirsten has built a strong reputation on the Mornington Peninsula in gynecology and fertility providing optimal patient care pre and post natally alongside midwives, gynecologists and obstetricians.​

Clare Pyers is the founder of the Heavenly Qi podcast, the author of Integrative TCM Guide: Pathology and is the director of the Discover Chinese Medicine clinic in Melbourne. She has a background in Chemical Engineering and since completing Chinese medicine education, Clare has undertaken extensive study in the field of Integrative medicine.

Clare's clinical practice focuses on hormonal balancing and fertility treatment, and she specialises in complex cases especially to do with fertility related autoimmune and thyroid disorders.

Clare is known for her highly practical and clinically focused conference presentations and has presented live to audiences both here in Australia and abroad. She loves to meld her practical problem solving approach with a heart-focused approach to clinical practice.

Clare Pyers

IICMC Co Director​

Her presentations clearly highlight her perspectives on what's useful and what's not when it comes to using either an integrative/nutritional approach with your patients or simply coming back to the foundations of our amazing system of Chinese medicine diagnostics and treatment principles.

​​Clare has a passion for sharing knowledge within the Chinese medicine profession, and to help create a stronger sense of collegiality and community amongst practitioners worldwide. She knows that many practitioners can feel professionally isolated, and don't get nearly as many opportunities to "talk shop" about all things Chinese medicine as they would like. Clare also knows there are a lot of practitioners who enjoy learning in less formal ways, and they want more ways of accessing thought provoking clinical content other than run-of-the-mill webinars and face-to-face CPD events.

Clare created the Heavenly Qi podcast as a way to help address these problems, and since early 2016 Clare has co-hosted many episodes on a range of clinically relevant topics. In the episodes she shares her perspectives and insights on many aspects of Chinese medicine and has interviewed many world-renowned Chinese medicine experts to help practitioners around the world learn from their expertise and knowledge.

​​Clare has an extraordinary ability to analyse data, identify patterns and reformulate information into easily understandable frameworks. Her ability to analyse blood test results and clinical symptoms to have a more refined and powerful diagnostic tool have allowed her to reach a greater level of clinical effectiveness than with using Chinese medicine alone. Clare has explained her approach to interpreting blood test results into a Chinese medicine diagnosis in her book Integrative TCM Guide: Pathology.

Clinical practice is Clare's main professional focus, however Clare does have a real passion for helping practitioners to get better outcomes for their patients. She teaches Chinese medicine practitioners around the world how to integrate nutritional medicine and pathology testing into their practice. Her integrative approach to Chinese medicine clinical practice helps practitioners to achieve increased patient compliance, increased patient retention, develop stronger rapport with their patients and to be able to unlock more challenging clinical cases than before.

Speakers


Sharon Weizenbaum

Sharon Weizenbaum graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1983 and now has practiced continually for over 35 years.  She is the director of White Pine Healing Arts clinic and White Pine Institute.  Through White Pine Institute, Sharon has taught her two-year Graduate Mentorship Program since 1999.  She has brought many outstanding classic formula teachers from China for seminars at White Pine Institute such as Dr. Huang Huang, Dr. Yu Guo-Jun, Dr. Fu Yan-Ling.  Sharon has also traveled to and lived in China to study gynecology with Dr. Qiu Xiao-Mei, Classic Formulas with Dr. Huang Huang and to study Chinese language.

Sharon’s Graduate Mentorship Program is an interactive mentoring program through which students learn to clarify and hone their diagnostic skills and expand their knowledge of classical physiology, diagnosis and formulas.  Much of the material for this course has been translated from Chinese by Sharon herself.  Besides the classic formulas of the Shang Han Lun, Sharon’s great passion is teaching traditional diagnosis, a key skill she feels is washed over in many training programs throughout the world.  

Sharon also runs Ancient Ponies Farm with her daughter where they raise milking goats, Gotland sheep, ducks, chickens and Dales ponies as well as extensive permaculture gardens.  




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Integrative GP/Acupuncturist

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Jeff began his practice career in 1995 as a remedial massage therapist but quickly saw the light and embraced the world of Chinese medicine. His clinics have had a colourful array of incarnations: mobile, renting a room in a multi-modality clinic, to running his own multi-practitioner clinic and now flying solo in his own multi-bed practice Evolve Natural Medicine in Newcastle Australia.

Confession: Jeff made a lot of mistakes in along the way. But he learned how to reframe these mistakes for what they are: valuable learning curves. Taking heed and moving on, Jeff created a number of highly successful practices (in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Darwin and now Newcastle – his partner likes moving). All of this achieved without selling his soul in the process.

In his travels Jeff observed the tragically high number of highly skilled, competent practitioners failing in practice. Why? They just didn’t have the practice management and business skills necessary to survive.

Jeff Shearer

Passionate about the benefits of natural medicine he created Ethical Practice, a practical resource helping graduate practitioners to industry veterans achieve the success they deserve, with integrity.

Now, while busy running his clinic he also supports practitioners in crafting a clinic that is perfect for them – and the clients that match it. He’s a writer, creates a serious number of videos, runs workshops and is known as an engaging and inspiring speaker at international events, cool events like this one.

Meet Jeff and you will notice he is a passionate man - particularly about helping his clients feel better, calmer and healthier. The same passion and principles drive helping natural medicine clinicians in practice development and success - not by just increasing bookings but also by helping them thrive and fall in love with their practice for the long term.

What’s the bigger picture? Having greater support more practitioners will keep their clinic doors open wide and help more people. In short: natural medicine becomes a stronger, more respected and valued sector by the community at large. After that it’s just a skip to world domination for natural medicine 😉

Check out Jeff Shearer’s sites:
Helping practitioners: www.ethicalpractice.net
Chinese medicine practice: www.evolvenaturalmedicine.com.au

Paul Mischel

Paul Mischel is a deeply experienced and widely sought-after Hypnotherapist, Coach, NLP Trainer and Facilitator. He has over 25 years’ experience in the helping professions and has worked with a wide variety of people and issues.

Paul has personally facilitated 10,000+ people in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa and the U.S.A.

Paul's experience in the natural therapies is quite diverse and he has a wealth of experience in successfully helping clients across a broad range of issues including fertility and business growth.

Paul works with his clients in private clinical settings, workplace environments, sports arenas, hospital wards and operating theatres.

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