MWIA Innovations in Health Promotion

IVF and Beyond

Saturday 18 October 1500-1600

Speaker: Dr Lynn Burmeister, MB BS. FRANZCOG CREI Specialist Fertility Clinician

After graduating in medicine from Melbourne University in 1989 and completing an intern year at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Dr Burmeister commenced training as an obstetrician and gynaecologist at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton. In 1998 Dr Burmeister commenced her Fellowship training in endocrinology and infertility before travelling to the USA where she completed a further two years of training at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility – Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York. Dr Lynn Burmeister has a formal post-graduate qualification in reproductive medicine (CREI), testifying to her specialist expertise and experience in the treatment of infertility. She is known as a Reproductive Gynaecologist. With more than 10 years’ experience in the management of obstetric and gynaecological conditions Dr Burmeister’s areas of interest and expertise include:

Mind Body Health

Saturday 18 October 1345-1430 

Speaker: Dr Ranjani Ratnam

ratnam_ranjaniHaving qualified and practiced as a medical practitioner in Australia, Ranjani developed a desire to add greater dimensions to western medical practice. To this end she has gained qualifications in a range of additional therapies, moving away from standard general practice. Some of these include training at the Mind-Body Institute at Harvard, Meditation practices with Dr Deepak Chopra, Neuro- Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy, and breathwork These together with her cultural background allows  Ranjani to combine Eastern and Western practices and philosophies to empower her clients to integrate the body , mind and spirit. She currently runs her own practice in Mind- Body Medicine. She counsels using many modalities and runs meditation workshops. She has been involved in teaching medical students and running meditation workshops for a number of organisations. She has written articles on mind-body health and recorded meditation CDs.

Nutrition and Integrative Medicine

Saturday 18  October 1300-1345

Speaker: Dr Vicki Kotsirilos

kotsirilos_vickiDr Kotsirilos works as a general practitioner who combines the best of orthodox and evidence based complementary medicine such as acupuncture, mind-body approaches such as hypnosis, and nutritional medicine. Vicki was founding president of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) between 1992-1998 which represents medical practitioners who integrate various forms of evidence-based complementary medicine and therapies in their clinical practices. Dr. Kotsirilos has published articles in a wide range of medical and public magazines and she has spoken at numerous medical and public meetings.