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Physiology Of Difficult Interactions

by Dr. Madeleine Muller As passionate holistic clinicians, we put the patient at the centre of the consultation to provide the best care for the person in front of us. But we are also human, and every now and then, we will face interactions that are challenging and frustrating and take us to the edge of our comfort zone. This presentation will pull together the threads of neurophysiology and affective neuroscience to explore the driving forces behind emotion and behaviour…

Nature Referrals: the original prescription for health and wellbeing

by Matthew Zylstra PhD This presentation covers some of the latest scientific findings linking nature, health and wellbeing with specific relevance to the emerging concept of Nature Referrals (Nature on Prescription). We will review the rationale, trends and international examples supporting nature-based interventions with relevance to our local context. We will look at the distinction between ‘nature contact’ and ‘nature connection,’unpacking the evidence that demonstrates why the latter better promotes a wide range of psycho-social wellbeing outcomes and should be…

An overview of the most important vector-borne infections and the current treatment modalities and challenges in South Africa

by Dr. Marna Turner During this presentation, Dr. Turner will provide a concise yet comprehensive overview of vector-borne diseases, with a particular focus on Borrelia, Bartonella, and Babesia. Despite the time constraints, she aims to cover essential aspects such as available treatments, key symptoms for detection, and fundamental concepts related to testing and treatment protocols. By highlighting the significance of vector-borne diseases and honing in on these specific pathogens, attendees will gain valuable insights into the complexities of diagnosis and…