The Immune System

17 November 2018, Cavendish Conference Centre, London

Expert speakers

Course gluten-free lunch

Exhibitors

CPD hours/points

9.30 – 10.00
Registration

Enjoy teas, herbal teas, coffee, and seasonal cut fruit during registration.

10.00- 11.30
Catalina Fernández de Ana Portela

Medicinal Mushrooms: A new paradigm in immune modulation

Catalina Fernandez de Ana Portela is a Biologist, Mycologist and Mycotherapist with 20 years’ experience and Founder of Hifas da Terra Research & Development and Hifas da Terra Medicinal Mushrooms. She has contributed to the major scientific Mycotherapy database, The Institute of Mycotherapy (IMI) and presented talks on mushrooms worldwide. Catalina has published a book “12 Medicinal Mushrooms” on understanding how mushrooms can help to reverse chronic disease and appeared in interviews for the BBC and the UK Health Radio Show discussed medicinal mushrooms. She is in the final stage of completing her PhD in the Clinical Research In Medicine at USC in Oncology.

Catalina Fernadez presents a new perspective in integrative oncology, explaining how medicinal mushrooms provide key supports to not only inhibit tumourigenic microenvironment but alleviate side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, whilst likely increasing the response of such treatments. Clinical studies and scientific evidence shows medicinal mushrooms effect cancer pathways by being Antimutagenic, Immune-modulatory, Anti-tumoural and supporting Anti-angiogenesis and Anti-metastatic actions. Proven therapeutic actions of medicinal mushrooms present various cellular components and secondary metabolites to balance the immune system, improving the nutritional status and prognosis of cancer patients. Catalina will highlight pertinent case studies and discuss several key mycotherapy protocols designed to meet the specific needs of patients.

About Catalina Fernández de Ana Portela

Catalina Fernández de Ana Portela is a biologist expert in Mycology and founder of Hifas da Terra. She has built a life and business around the beneficial properties of medicinal mushrooms studying their composition and creating innovative products. It is her ambition to create awareness of the healing properties of mushrooms on our well-being. Her continuous investigations further confirmed these living organisms to be powerful adaptogens capable of regulating the immune system and protecting the body from a large variety of diseases and health issues.

Catalina has been presented with a number of awards for her remarkable work and visionary approach by creating biotech products of high added value from a natural resource: mushrooms.

11.30 – 12.00
Refreshments

Registration for those only attending ‘Individualised Nutrition: Diet and DNA – Unlocking the power of Nutrigenomics’. Enjoy teas, herbal teas, coffee, and seasonal cut fruit during this time.

12.00 – 13.00
Speaker TBC

13.00 – 14.00
Lunch

Enjoy a three course gluten-free buffet lunch, with time to network with peers and exhibitors.

14.00 – 15.00
Robyn Puglia

Understanding Autoimmunity: a journey through the labyrinth of a modern, complex illness

Autoimmune and Auto-inflammatory conditions, once thought to be rare, are now part of the tide of chronic conditions overwhelming our western society.

There are currently 140 distinct illnesses characterised as autoimmune in nature, and that number is growing as the research moves forwards each year. Autoimmune disease is a chronic, complex illness, and working with autoimmunity in clinical practice is often difficult as the variables affecting each case are individual to the patient, and many also be numerous or not obvious at the outset.

In this presentation, we will be walking through a comprehensive overview of the currently known considerations relevant to autoimmune and auto-inflammatory illness, and learning how to apply the functional medicine model of thinking to these cases; taking us far beyond just gluten, casein, leaky gut and dysbiosis. We will also discuss conventional and functional testing to consider and the therapeutic interventions that we may apply in these cases.

About Robyn Puglia

Robyn is a Clinical Nutritionist with a specialised interest in the Functional Medicine approach to health. Robyn is very involved with the field of Coeliac Disease, Gluten-Reactive Disorders and Autoimmune Disease. Her passion for the healing power of food, has led her to work with complex cases, involving multiple diagnoses, and chronic health issues such as ME, auto-immune diseases and fibromyalgia.

She also has a passion for working with the growing tide of chronic, lifestyle mediated illness; diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity, and runs a lifestyle intervention clinic for these issues. Robyn works with patients to nutritionally support their bodies, so that they can heal. She has successfully helped many people around the world improve their health and increase their quality of life.

Robyn sees clients in London, Tokyo and New York, and has a virtual practice that allows her to work with people who are unable to visit her in person.

15.00 – 15.30
Refreshments

A short break in the presentation for delegates to enjoy some refreshments.

15.30 – 16.30
Robyn Puglia

Understanding Autoimmunity: a journey through the labyrinth of a modern, complex illness

Autoimmune and Auto-inflammatory conditions, once thought to be rare, are now part of the tide of chronic conditions overwhelming our western society.

There are currently 140 distinct illnesses characterised as autoimmune in nature, and that number is growing as the research moves forwards each year. Autoimmune disease is a chronic, complex illness, and working with autoimmunity in clinical practice is often difficult as the variables affecting each case are individual to the patient, and many also be numerous or not obvious at the outset.

In this presentation, we will be walking through a comprehensive overview of the currently known considerations relevant to autoimmune and auto-inflammatory illness, and learning how to apply the functional medicine model of thinking to these cases; taking us far beyond just gluten, casein, leaky gut and dysbiosis. We will also discuss conventional and functional testing to consider and the therapeutic interventions that we may apply in these cases.

About Robyn Puglia

Robyn is a Clinical Nutritionist with a specialised interest in the Functional Medicine approach to health. Robyn is very involved with the field of Coeliac Disease, Gluten-Reactive Disorders and Autoimmune Disease. Her passion for the healing power of food, has led her to work with complex cases, involving multiple diagnoses, and chronic health issues such as ME, auto-immune diseases and fibromyalgia.

She also has a passion for working with the growing tide of chronic, lifestyle mediated illness; diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity, and runs a lifestyle intervention clinic for these issues. Robyn works with patients to nutritionally support their bodies, so that they can heal. She has successfully helped many people around the world improve their health and increase their quality of life.

Robyn sees clients in London, Tokyo and New York, and has a virtual practice that allows her to work with people who are unable to visit her in person.

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