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IICMC 2023 | Breathing Life into your Practice

Meet our 2023 WORLD CLASS FERTILITY PRESENTERS who are experts at the top of their game. We’ve hand picked 12 awesome presenters to allow in-depth learning + golden nuggets on FERTILITY | PREGNANCY | POST NATAL to take home, plus of course the IICMC organisers Clare Pyers and Kirsten Wolfe will also be sharing their knowledge.

Clare Pyers

Thyroid & Female Reproduction

Randine Lewis

Birthing the Tao

Mary-Jo Bevin
Nurturing the Nurturer: Harnessing the Power of Chinese Herbs for a Healthy Pregnancy

Naava Carman

To be announced

Genevieve Le Goff

Post Partum

Lee Hullender-Rubin
Empowering patients with TEAS for fertility

Lucy Lines - Embryologist & IVF Project Manager
to be announced

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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 people trying to conceive.

She has trained over 350 Acupuncturists in The Fertile Life™ Method and offers ongoing mentoring as well as courses https://academy.kirstenwolfe.com.au

Despite her significant business success, Kirsten’s core values remain heart-based, not dollar-based. This means she brings a warm and supportive approach to her work and has a great desire to see TCM practitioners succeed, both as professionals and as people

The Fertile Life™ Method has been built around Chinese Medicine, the latest clinical research and the teams 100+ years of combined experience of working with people 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 27 years, give Kirsten a unique understanding of the human body and spirit. Kirsten has treated thousands & thousands of people and helped them conceive from the easy case to the most difficult cases, where she was their last chance. 

She has been practicing TCM for 23 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 15 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 for IICMC 2023


Dr. Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure, has become the leading expert in treating infertility conditions naturally. Her powerful Eastern program combined with her vast knowledge of Western reproductive medicine has helped many thousands of woman throughout the world, get back their fertility, their hope, and their lives. Dr. Lewis began her studies in Western medicine, and after suffering through her own fertility challenges, overcame them with Chinese medicine. After finishing her medical studies in China, she earned a doctorate in Alternative Medicine, the basis of the program she now offers through The Fertile Soul.


Randine offers courses online and on demand and approved for CPD through Healthy Seminars. Save 25% using coupon code IICMC25. Coupon valid until August 31st 2020

Randine Lewis

Sharon Weizenbaum

Sharon Weizenbaum graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1983 and now has practiced continually for 40 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.  


Olivia Pojer is a General Practitioner, chairwoman and course instructor of the OGKA, lecturer at the Medicine University in Graz and co-organizer of the TAO Congress. She holds a TCM diploma and an acupuncture diploma from the Austrian Medical Association, is trained for ear acupuncture, took a special training "Master Tung Acupuncture" with H. McCann.

She has a certificate for "TCM in fertility treatment” of the German Society for Reproductive Medicine and advanced training diplomas for TCM and acupuncture from the universities of Nanjing and Wuhan. She is a fellow member of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) and a book author: "Integrative treatment of male infertility with Chinese Medicine" 2022 Singing Dragon and "Secrets from the Jade Chamber - treating erectile dysfunction and loss of libido with Chinese medicine" 2017 Verlag Müller & Steinicke. She is co-owner of the center Femme&Fertile near Graz

Olivia Pojer


Jani White

Jani White is a writer and lecturer, an acupuncturist, doula and antenatal teacher with over 24 years’ experience of UK maternity and gynaecology services.

In London she practices in Mayfair and Harley St, and runs both a Fertility & Pregnancy clinic as well as a dedicated Men’s Health Clinic for reproductive, sexual and uro-genital issues.

Jani teaches extensively in Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Fertility, and Andrology, both nationally and internationally, based from the MA degree program she wrote for Oxford Brookes University. She is the Founder and was Chair of the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN) 2006-2014, and she set up and chaired ACT London (Acupuncture for Childbirth Team) 2006-2013.

She also teaches courses for midwives and fertility practitioners, as well as teaching fertility awareness and antenatal classes for prospective and expecting couples.

Jani has supported hundreds of couples through their pre-conception, assisted conception, pregnancies and childbirths and has attended many labours, at home, in community units, at midwife-led units and in hospital. Jani has extensive experience of high risk pregnancies.

Jani strongly advocates an integrated approach to treatment and her company Naturechild is dedicated to providing quality integrated education, emphasising the balance between Safe Practice, Informed Choice and Supportive Care.

She is currently writing a 4-book series called ‘The Fertile Fizz’.

Mary-Jo Bevin is a Chinese medicine practitioner with a wealth of experience and a passion for helping women through all stages of their lives. Based in Melbourne, Australia, for the past 20 years she has combined her background in research science with her continued study into many facets of Chinese medicine to gain a deeper understanding of how it all works in clinical practice. Mary-Jo is a self-proclaimed “herb nerd” with a deep understanding of Chinese herbs, and loves the targeted results her patients experience with this medicine. She has a passion for all facets of women’s health, from menarche to menopause, and a special interest in supporting women through their pregnancies.To read more about Mary-Jo click here

Mary-Jo Bevin

Travis Clarke

Having graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) in 2000 (awarded “Excellence in Clinical Practice for Acupuncture” for his graduating year), Travis travelled to China and entered an Internship at the Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medicine University and associated Hospital, spending 3 intensive months in residence.

Between 2005 and 2015 Travis was co-owner and senior practitioner alongside Kirsten, building one of the largest and most successful Chinese Medicine clinics in Melbourne.

In 2013 Travis launched his own health food importation and distribution company, Vitality Trading Co. in partnership with a friend and have built this business into a successful National venture, balancing this with clinical practice.



Travis has studied extensively in Acupuncture, including Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Japanese Acupuncture traditions, including Meridian Therapy, Dr. Manaka’s protocols and Shonishin, a paediatric Japanese Acupuncture system that Travis has become renowned for. Travis has a passion for treating children of all ages with this amazingly gentle but powerful protocol. Other areas of clinical focus include, pain management and injury resolution, digestive issues & gut health, emotional well-being (with emphasis on Male mental health), auto-immune disorders and general health & vitality optimisation.

Travis has a lifelong interest in Martial Arts and has been actively training for the past 25 years across a number of disciplines. Other interests include surfing, SUP-ing, snowboarding, food & cooking and spending as much time as possible with his wife and 2 sons.

During his 32 year career in obstetrics and gynaecology, Dr Nick Lolatgis has played a leading role in many of the pioneering developments in women's health care; and today, is acknowledged as a world authority on devising and implementing advanced strategies for improving the success of treating all male and femaleinfertility problems.

Under his leadership and care, the  Centre for Infertility Solutions (CIS) is providing all couples with a highly personalised and pro-active approach to overcoming difficulties with conceiving and successfully completing a pregnancy ~ through combining both Immunological and IVF avenues of treatment.

Dr Nick Lolatgis is an Honorary Lecturer in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University; a Director of the Monash Family Planning Service; and was a previous Director of the Epworth Endometriosis Centre in Melbourne.

Dr Nick Lolatgis MBBS, FRANZCOG, FRCOG, CIS Founder

Special Achievements and Interests include:

  • Investigating and developing revolutionary IVF technologies during a 32 year association with Monash IVF

  • Pioneering advanced laparoscopic surgery for women

  • Conducting research into the causes of infertility and recurrent miscarriages

  • Reducing pain and infertility in endometriosis patients through state of the art medical and surgical treatment

  • Providing advanced medical and surgical care to women with polycystic ovarian disease

  • Investigating and managing the role of the immune system in infertility

  • Conducting research into the role of stem cells in the treatment of infertility

  • Founded CIS to better enable all couples to experience the joys of becoming parents

Naava Carman

Naava Carman is a Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncturist and herbalist who has specialised in treating female and male fertility, gynaecology and obstetrics for over 20 years. Her London practice is focused on women who are 38-45 years old with complex, multifaceted fertility issues, such as autoimmune disorders, unexplained infertility, failed IVF, recurrent miscarriage, hypermobility, PCOS, endometriosis and other inflammatory conditions.Naava is also a committed educator, having run training courses and given lectures across the UK and internationally for a number of years. Last year she launched her own online training platform for practitioners wishing to gain an Advanced Level Diploma in Fertility Acupuncture. Naava is a member of the RCHM, a registered Supervisor for the British Acupuncture Council and a Mentor for Doula UK.

Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin is an internationally recognized, award-winning doctor of acupuncture and a leader in the field of integrative reproductive medicine. As the founder of Rosefinch Health, Dr. Lee blends compassionate care with over two decades of clinical experience specializing in fertility, IVF support, pelvic and vulvovaginal pain, and cancer-related support.  In addition to her work as a clinician, Dr. Lee is also an accomplished teacher and researcher of acupuncture and integrative East Asian Medicine, having authored more than 30 publications during her career.


She recently founded Rosefinch Academy, a continuing education hub for acupuncturists to learn how acupuncture and integrative medicine can support fertility.

 


Lee Hullender- Rubin


Lucy Lines

I am Lucy Lines, Embryologist turned Fertility Project Manager and Guide, creator of Two Lines Fertility, wife and mother of 2 little people.

It is my goal in life to ensure that when people reach a non-reproductive part of their lives, that they can look back over their reproductive years and feel content that they did everything they could with the information available to them at the time.  They may do that surrounded by children, or surrounded by mountains or dogs or tarantulas if that floats their boats.. but wherever they find themselves, I don’t want them to look back with regret and nagging worry that perhaps they didn’t do ‘enough’

I help women and couples who are trying to conceive to create the families they are dreaming of, I help them to understand the overwhelming field of assisted conception.

I come backed with 20 years experience in the fertility ‘industry’ - 12 years as a clinical embryologist and global customer support embryologist, 5 years in GP education and 3 years working one on one with women and couples, supporting their individual fertility journeys - Over all those years I have helped to create literally thousands of families


When Im not supporting women to become Mums (and men to be Dads), you’ll usually find me (pre-‘rona) in a Melbourne Cafe having a coffee with friends, entertaining my 3 year old or sleeping (which is my super-power!)


http://www.twolinesfertility.com.au/

Genevieve Le Goff practices and teaches an ancient form of Chinese medicine that has its roots in the Classical Era of Chinese history (Han dynasty and prior). 

Classical Chinese medicine views the human body as a microcosm of the universe. Therefore the health of the planet is inseparable from ours. In keeping with the highest precepts of the classical Chinese medical canons, a good doctor seeks to understand physiology in an ecological fashion, and to honor the roots of these insights by the observation and protection of natural rhythms.

After graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Environmental Studies & Ecology, and the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences with a MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Genevieve continued her training in midwifery and gynecology, as well as received extensive post-graduate training in Classical Herbal Formulation at the Hunyuan Institute and at the Institute of Classical East-Asian Medicine. She practices at the crossroads of two sister lineages she apprenticed in, the Fire Spirit School and the lineage of Tian (Bawei) Heming, who followed in the tradition of Zhang Zhong Jing's Shang Han Za Bing Lun. Her practice focuses entirely on classical herbalism, with a specialization in fetal-maternal medicine. She is constantly engaged in research and study to further her ability to help her patients.

Genevieve Le Goff is the mother of two wonderful girls, both born at home. She is a Reiki practitioner at the master level, and has been an herbal apothecary since 1998. She also directs a State and Nationally accredited Continuing Education Program for licensed acupuncturists, bringing prominent scholars, sinologists and clinicians to the Bay Area to teach seminars. She has been designing and teaching continuing education curriculum in the since 2012. Her lectures are attended nationally and internationally.

 


Genevieve Le Goff


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