INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TRADE SHOW and SUNDAY HERB WALK

Sat & Sun, 9th & 10th June 2018
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland

venue

Conference Organiser: Gabriel Mojay, IFPA Chairman

Lora Cantele

Registered clinical aromatherapist, co-author of The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness, and Editor and Publisher of the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy (USA)

Conference lecture: The Use of Aromatherapy to Enhance the Quality of Life in Children with Intellectual Disabilities and Life-Limiting Illnesses

Dr Kelly Ablard PhD

Aromatherapy practitioner, independent researcher, instructor and consultant; founder of the
Airmid Institute (Canada)

Conference lecture: Conservation and Sustainability of Threatened Essential and Carrier Oil-Bearing Plants: Making the World of Aromatherapy More Green

Julie Bruton-Seal

Medical herbalist, iridologist, natural healer and author; Fellow of the Association of Master
Herbalists (AMH) (England)

Conference lecture: Return to the Source and Expand your Practice

Angela Secretan

Clinical aromatherapist; Complementary Therapy Co-ordinator at the Western General Hospital
and Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh (Scotland)

Conference lecture: Use of Essential Oils in an Oncology Setting

The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists is pleased to announce its 2018 International Conference, Trade Show and Sunday Herb Walk at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The Conference will feature leading international aromatherapy speakers, and offer IFPA Members and aromatherapists an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of aromatherapy and aromatic plants

Conference Venue - Read More

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh offers a magnificent and memorable venue, with the world renowned for
its horticultural gardens offering a tranquil and peaceful backdrop, all within easy reach Edinburgh’s city centre.

The recently refurbished Lecture Theatre provides a light and airy venue seating up to 250 people, while the
adjacent Conference Room provides a perfect break-out area for refreshments and Trade Show exhibitors.

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Conference and Seminar Fees - Read More
Saturday Conference: Members: £102 incl VAT Non-Members: £120 incl VAT
Saturday Conference and Sunday Herb Walk: Members: £150 incl VAT Non-Members: £180 incl VAT

The Saturday Conference Fee includes lunch (including soup and selection of sandwiches with a fruit platter, using as many ingredients as possible from the gardens) and 3 servings of tea & coffee served with chef treats.

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Make a bank transfer:

Account Name: IFPA
Sort Code: 402419
Account No: 41517023

Please confirm your payment at admin@ifparoma.org stating your name, address and phone no.

Pay with a card online:

 


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Please confirm your payment at admin@ifparoma.org stating your name, address and phone no.

Pay with a card by phone:

Telephone 01455 637987

Pay with a cheque by post:

Send your cheque payment to IFPA, 82 Ahsby Road, Hinckley LE10 1SN

Please confirm your payment by email admin@ifparoma.org stating your name, address and phone no.

Conference and Seminar Fees are 80% refundable until 09/05/18, after which they are all in cases non-refundable.

Saturday Conference Schedule

Saturday, 9th June 2018, 9 am – 4.30 pm

9.00 Registration
09.45 Welcome and opening comments by Gabriel Mojay, IFPA Chairman
10.00 Angela Secretan: The Use of Essential Oils in an Oncology Setting
11.00 Morning tea & coffee
11.30 Julie Bruton-Seal: Return to the Source and Expand your Practice
12.30 Lunch
2.00 Lora Cantele: The Use of Aromatherapy to Enhance the Quality of Life in Children with Intellectual Disabilities and Life-Limiting Illnesses
3.00 Afternoon tea & coffee
3.30 Kelly Ablard PhD: Conservation and Sustainability of Threatened Essential and Carrier Oil-Bearing Plants: Making The World of Aromatherapy More Green
4.30 Thanks and closing comments
Conference Programme - Read More

Conference Schedule & IFPA AGM

Saturday, 9th June 2018, 9 am – 4.30 pm

09.45 Welcome and opening comments by Gabriel Mojay, IFPA Chairman and Conference Organiser
10.00

The Use of Essential Oils in an Oncology Setting

Angela Secretan, Clinical aromatherapist; Complementary Therapy Co-ordinator at the Western General Hospital and Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh (Scotland)

Angela will discuss the different ways that essential oils are used in Western General Hospital and Royal
Infirmary, Edinburgh, in a clinical setting and in the wider community, to help with symptom management.

Angela Secretan is the Complementary Therapy Co-ordinator at the Western General Hospital and the
Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh. In 1997, she played a central role setting up the service which is provided
mainly for people living with cancer. In 2003, Angela was involved in setting up Lavender Touch, a Scottish
Borders Charity that provides complementary therapy for people living with cancer. She and a colleague
worked with patients to develop a range of aromatherapy products specifically for people with cancer.
The product range was launch in April 2015. Angela is an Oncology Massage Education Associate, and
works with the IRIS Cancer Partnership delivering training courses developed by Gayle McDonald in
oncology massage for experienced complementary therapists.

11.00 Morning tea & coffee break
11.30

Return to the Source and Expand your Practice

Julie Bruton-Seal, Medical herbalist, iridologist, natural healer and author; Fellow of the Association of Master Herbalists (AMH) (England)

You know your essential oils, but do you know the plants behind them? Go beyond the bottle, back past all
the people who made the medicine, to the living being at the source – the plant whose consciousness and
nature have been distilled into this precious essence. Knowing the plants as beings is like the difference
between reading someone’s job description, and meeting them in person. Expand your practice by using
other preparations of the plant – hydrosols, infused oils and even massaging with fresh herbs. It is easiest
to meet the plants that grow around you, so we will be looking at some native aromatics including yarrow,
ground ivy, sweet cicely, nettle and hogweed.

Julie Bruton-Seal is a practising naturopathic herbalist, iridologist and cranio-sacral therapist. A Fellow of
the Association of Master Herbalists (AMH) and an organiser for the Herbal History Research Network,
she is also a writer, photographer, artist, jeweller and graphic designer.

12.30 Lunch
2.00

The Use of Aromatherapy to Enhance the Quality of Life in Children with Intellectual Disabilities and Life-
Limiting Illnesses

Lora Cantele, Registered clinical aromatherapist, co-author of The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential
Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness, and Editor and Publisher of the International Journal of Professional
Holistic Aromatherapy (USA)

Lora’s presentation will focus on the most common concerns with children on the Autism spectrum:
irregular sleep, poor digestion, anxiety, and an inability to focus. She will share case studies highlights
with the audience on successful protocols, and will discuss the two main approaches to attention
deficit, and why one may work better than the other. She will provide thoughts and information on how
aromatherapy can be used to care for the caregivers (parents and siblings) who often are impacted
emotionally, physically, and mentally due to the challenges of living with someone with Autism or
other disability. She will share qualitative information on a study she was involved in which looked at
using an aromatherapy blend to enhance Brain Integration Technique in children with Autism. There
will be examples, and protocols shared, of children with more severe disabilities; including case studies
from her time spent in the Children’s Home with non-verbal children suffering from Hypoxic Ischemic
Encephalopathy, Muscular Dystrophy, PMS, and pain (including a 4-min video).

Lora Cantele is a Registered Clinical Aromatherapist with a special focus on children with disabilities. Being
the mother of a child (now 19-years-old) with Autism, Lora has seen first-hand the impact that has on all
members of a family and the struggle families endure within their home, school and in the general public.
Lora is, and has been, a member of many support groups for parents of children with disabilities, and has
provided support for several of these families. In 2009-10, she worked as a consultant and practitioner
offering her expertise to a Children’s Home in which the residents were non-verbal children (aged 2
months-18 years old) suffering from life-limiting illnesses. The program was jointly conducted with the
skilled nursing team at the Marklund Children’s Home and the pediatric team at Journey Care, the largest
palliative and hospice facility in Illinois. Lora provided aromatherapeutic interventions as part of a multidisciplinary
team. She is a co-author of the Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday
Wellness
and the editor/publisher of the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy.

3.00 Afternoon tea & coffee
3.30

Conservation and Sustainability of Threatened Essential and Carrier Oil-Bearing Plants: Making The World
of Aromatherapy More Green

Kelly Ablard PhD,Aromatherapy practitioner, independent researcher, instructor and consultant; founder
of the Airmid Institute (Canada/USA)

Research was conducted on the conservation status of 400 essential oil and carrier oil-bearing plants
commonly sourced for oils used in aromatherapy. Of those 400 plants, 4.5% (n=18) are categorized as
threatened (i.e. critically endangered, endangered, and/or vulnerable); and of these 18 threatened plants,
39% (n=7) are facing extinction as a direct result of being overharvested for their oil. Kelly will briefly
review factors that impact threatened plants, touch on these 18 plants with an emphasis on the 39%
facing extinction directly because of their essential oil extraction, examine an ideal model of sustainable
management of a threatened essential oil-bearing plant, review alternative essential oils to those coming
from threatened plants, walk through a list of commonly used essential oils from non-threatened plants,
and explore what you need to know as a consumer before purchasing essential oils from threatened and
protected plants.

Kelly Ablard holds a PhD in Chemical Ecology, and is a certified and registered essential oil therapist. Her
research interests are in sustainability, chemical communicatiosn, aromatic plant medicine, ethnobotany,
clinical aromatherapy, and the preservation of rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora Ducke). She is the founder
of the Airmid Institute, which supports aromatherapy training worldwide, projects focused on the
conservation and sustainable management of threatened aromatic medicinal oil-bearing plants, and the
ethical sourcing of essential oils. She was the first person to create an educational program on urban
sustainable agriculture in downtown Vancouver, BC, and is the founder of the VCC Urban Apothecary
Learning Garden – an educational venue for aromatherapy, distilation techniques, and the many uses
of aromatic medicinal plants in traditional medicine. She was awarded the British Columbia Alliance of
Aromatherapy 2016 Achievement of Excellence Award, and voted one of the top 5 aromatherapists in
Vancouver, BC. Kelly sits on the Board of the British Columbia Association of Practicing Aromatherapists
(BCAPA), the Advisory Board of the Tisserand Institute, and is an aromatherapy practitioner, independent
researcher, instructor and a consultant.

4.30 Thanks and closing comments comments by Gabriel Mojay

Sunday Herb Walk
with Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal

Sunday, 10th June 2018, 9 am – 1.00 pm

The beautiful Edinburgh Botanic Gardens provides a wealth of plants to enjoy — however, Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal will be focusing on plants that have medicinal uses. Julie and Matthew will be looking at the weeds as well as carefully nurtured specimens from around the world, and discussing their uses in aromatherapy and herbal medicine. Julie Bruton-Seal is a practicing naturopathic herbalist, iridologist and cranio-sacral therapist. A Fellow of the Association of Master Herbalists (AMH) and an organiser for the Herbal History Research Network, she is also a writer, photographer, artist, jeweler and graphic designer. Matthew Seal is an enthusiastic amateur herbalist whose career has been as an editor and writer in books, magazines and newspapers, in both the UK and South Africa. He is an honorary fellow and founder of the Professional Editors’ Group in South Africa and has served as the publications director of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders in the UK. Julie and Matthew have co-authored five books on herbal medicine, including the best-selling Hedgerow Medicine, and teach courses and workshops at their home in Norfolk.

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