3rd Mindbody Conference: The Research and The Reality
Friday 10th – Sunday 12th October 2008
Waipuna Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Rd, Mt Wellington, Auckland, NZ
Join us for an inspiring, informative and entertaining weekend.
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Theme and Aims of the Conference
Costs and Discounts
Continuing Medical Education credits
Saturday Night Entertainment
Conference Organising Committee and Advisors
Contact and Enquiries
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Pre and Post Conference Workshops
Disclaimer: To the best knowledge of the organisers all the information in this document is correct at the time of printing.
The organisers reserve the right to make any changes to social activities, topic content and speakers that are deemed necessary without prior notice.
Theme and aims of the conference
The conference theme is 'The Research and The Reality'. The aim of the this conference is to explore the extensive research we now find in the field of mindbody approaches to healthcare. We will also share the reality of applying research findings into clinical practice. What does evidence-based best practice look like when applied to mindbody medicine?
This conference brings together an international group of pioneering researchers and clinicians who are making a difference in the practice of integrative care. They will share their personal as well as their professional stories, recognising the importance of the role of the caregiver in the practice of mindbody medicine. Our presenters include leading New Zealand practitioners engaged in both the research and the reality of mindbody approaches.
Dr Elliott Dacher currently studies, practices and teaches the principles and practices of integral health and healing with a special focus on consciousness and health. He is from the USA.
Janet Maloney-Moni is a Nurse Practitioner who has her own community-based business as a nurse-led Maori health provider in the eastern Bay of Plenty, NZ.
Linda Cameron, PhD, is Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Auckland and Director of the Health Psychology Programmes and Associate Dean at Tamaki Campus for the Faculty of Science, NZ.
Dr Lewis Mehl-Madrona is Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Canada, and author of books on narrative medicine and native American healing and culture.
Miguel Diego, PhD, is Research Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Miami, School of Medicine and Director of Psychophysiology at the Touch Institute, Miami, USA.
Petrea King is Director of the Quest for Life Foundation and Centre, NSW, Australia, and an author.
Dr Robin Youngson is an anaesthetic specialist and international leader in patient safety and humanising healthcare. He is the Founder of the Centre for Compassion in Healthcare, NZ.
See the Keynote Speaker page for more detail on the speakers and their presentations, and DVDs of speaker presentations and forums are now available.
Costs and discounts
The conference fee covers attendance from Friday evening to Sunday, plus refreshments at tea breaks, lunches and canapés at the conference opening on Friday night.
Full conference earlybird fee before Sept 6th $295
Full conference standard fee after Sept 7th $345
Day rate $195
Buffet on Saturday night $50
In addition to discounts for students, retired people and second family members, we want to support participants from South Island, acknowledging their additional costs and effort required to be here.
Early bird (before Sept 6th) discounted fee: $245
Standard (after Sept 7th) discounted fee: $295
Continuing Medical Education credits
The 3rd MindBody Conference has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 11 hours CME for General Practice Education Programme Stage 2 (formerly AVE) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes.
Accommodation is being offered at the conference centre at the special rate of $70 per shared twin room per night. Single occupancy is $140 per night. Click here for alternative accommodation options and to download a Waipuna Conference Centre accommodation registration form.
Saturday night entertainment
We end Saturday's conference programme with a networking opportunity which then flows into the evening entertainment (optional). A buffet supper will be served at 6pm followed by live music from Karen Hunter and her backing musicians. Karen Hunter is a "ridiculously accomplished guitar-playing, singing, songwriting Aucklander whose performances are pithy, compassionate and insightful" (Metro magazine). "Songwriting this good can not be faked" (Ripitup Magazine). "A full bountiful voice matched with a wild sensitive spirit" (Pavement Magazine). See www.karenhunter.com for more details.
The buffet supper option must be booked and paid for when you register. See below for sample menu. Alternatively, if you want to eat elsewhere, you are welcome to rejoin the group for the music and dancing from 7pm onwards.
Waipuna Conference Centre has a good reputation for quality catering, and we are requesting plenty of vegetarian, gluten-free and fresh fruit options at lunches and tea breaks. These, and the canapés on Friday night, are included in the price of the conference.
The optional buffet on Saturday night costs $50 and will include dishes such as:
- Pesto and char-grilled vegetable salad
- Greek salad with feta, tomatoes and olives
- Barbecued mushroom salad
- Antipasto platter with sun dried tomatoes and assorted dips
- Seafood salad with honey mustard dressing
- Spinach and ricotta tortellini in a chardonnay and wild mushroom sauce
- Chicken in Provencal sauce
- King prawn, mussel and crab paella
- Rosemary and garlic roasted potatoes
- Chocolate truffle torte
- Fresh fruit salad
- Wild berry gateau
We hope you will join us for this informal buffet followed by live music and dancing. Tick the box on the enrolment form if you wish to do so and pay when you register.
Alternatively Waipuna Conference Centre has a restaurant which you are welcome to use. Main dishes from the a la carte menu are priced at about $39.95.
Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Rd, Mt Wellington, is situated in six acres of parkland overlooking the natural saltwater lagoon of Panmure Basin.
The centre is easily reached from Auckland's Southern Motorway and there are regular buses from the city and shuttle services from the airport.
There is extensive free parking.
For more details see www.waipunahotel.co.nz
Conference Organising Committee:
Lori Forsyth, Conference Convener
Bruce Wallace, Treasurer and Administrator
Dr Anne O’Reilly
Bev Silvester-Clark, NZRN
Louisa Walker, PhD
Dr Brian Broom, MindBody Trust NZ trustee.
Dr Renske van den Brink, MindBody Trust NZ trustee.
Contact and enquiries
For all enquiries and completed paper registration forms, contact the Trust Administrator:
Bruce Wallace, PO Box 708, Onetangi, Waiheke Island
Ph (09) 372 5541 Email firstname.lastname@example.org