Judith Boice, award-winning author, international teacher, naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, has a special passion for working with essential oils. A graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine, she has been in practice for over 22 years. Dr. Boice worked for three years as a naturopathic oncology provider at Cancer Treatment Center’s of America’s Southwestern Regional Medical Center. During her time at CTCA she developed trainings for residents and staff physicians on prescribing essential oils for oncology patients. She also has made several presentations for health care providers and the general public on safely, effectively using essential oils. Dr. Boice is the author of several magazine articles and ten books, including The Green Medicine Chest: Healthy Treasures for the Whole Family (Silver Medal, Nautilus Book Awards; Bronze Medal, Living Now Book Awards). Dr. Boice is listed in Who’s Who in America. Currently Dr. Boice works at the Holistic Medical Clinic in Fairbanks, Alaska. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Oberlin College, she has lived and traveled around the world, fostering an understanding and respect for many cultures and traditions.
ZHANG Zhang-Jin is a Tenured Professor and Associate Director of School of Chinese Medicine, Honorary Professor of Psychiatry, Family Medicine and Primary Care and Anatomy in the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He serves Vice-President of the Hong Kong Association for Integration of Chinese-Western Medicine, Deputy Director of Specialty Committee of Mental Diseases of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), and Deputy Director of Sleep Medicine Specialty Committee of WFCMS. He received his Chinese medicine, acupuncture and Western medicine training and earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience in China. During 1994-2006, he moved to USA to continue his research work in psychopharmacology and psychiatry at Vanderbilt University and then Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). His long-term research interest has focused on seeking novel psychotropic agents and developing effective treatment strategies from acupuncture and herbal medicine for neurological and psychiatric disorders, including pain, anxiety, mood disorders, dementia and schizophrenia. He is also interested in investigating neural mechanisms of acupuncture. Professor Zhang has directed numerous clinical studies. He has authored over 110 original papers, reviews and book chapters.
Jun Xu received his PhD from University of Science & Technology of China, and postdoctoral studies from Australian National University and McGill University. He is the Professor of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the founding director of Research Center for Drug Discovery at Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU). Prior to joining SYSU, he worked in US pharmaceutical industry, practicing chemoinformatics and computer-aided drug design (CADD) for over 20 years, was a principal scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Research Director for BIO-RAD Sadtler Labs, Biofocus/DPI and other firms. He has published more than 90 papers in reputed journals
Ning-Sung Yang is a Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Research Fellow of Academia Sinica and the associated universities in Taipei, Taiwan. His major research interests include gene-based cancer vaccines, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer phytochemicals, and functional genomics studies of dendritic cells. He has helped the development of gene gun technology and pioneered its application to mammalian transgene experimental systems and gene therapy approaches. After thirty years of a research career in USA, Dr. Yang went back to his home town in Taiwan and established the Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center in Academia Sinica, Taipei, which is now recognized for medicinal herb and crop plant research. He was elected in 2006 as a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, USA). He has published more than 160 research papers, and obtained 14 USA patents.
Insop Shim is presently working as professor in the Department of Medical Science, College of Korean Medicine at Kyung Hee University, South Korea. He obtained his Ph.D from the University of Illinois. He has authored several articles and book chapters. He is a member of many professional societies.
Seonghyung Cho,MD,OMD graduated from the College of Medicine, Chosun university for MD in 1999 and then graduated from the College of Oriental Medicine, Daejun university for OMD. He has published 5 books about musculoskeletal pain and delivered numerous seminars introducing the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal pain. He has devised Dr.Cho’concepts; Functional Orthopedic Stimulation Therapy(FOST) including Joint Energy Technique(JET), Shoulder capsular approach, Biomechanical neural mobilization, Biomechanical acupuncture etc
His introduction to transpersonal psychology began with a NDE at age 16 when his Karmann Ghia convertible hit an oil slick and flipped 1.5 times onto its roof. Then Thomas Merton, 5 weeks before his death, sent him a note to “READ JUNG AND LEARN TO MEDITATE." Krishnamurti’s The Only Revolution gave him a taste of non-duality. LSD psychotherapy by Stan Grof provided a Western frame for such experiences. Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga, Jyotish, psychopharmacology, Dreamwork, transpersonal psychology, and Holotropic Breathwork have been Dr. James Eyerman´s lifetime's focus
Ashraf A Khalil, holds a position of professor at City of Scientific Research (SRTA-City), Egypt. He got postdoctoral trainings at Dept of Biotechnology, Dept of Developmental Biology, Dept of Protein Chemistry and Dept of Neurosurgery. All were at Lund University, Sweden. In 2007, he came back Egypt and built his own team and supervising many biotechnological-oriented studies, including disease biomarkers, natural products, bioactive proteins and proteomics. Along his career he published more than 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the editorial board of many peer-reviewed journals and is a fellow of European Organization for Molecular Biology (EMBO) and American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Prof Khalil is the founder of Euro-Mediterranean Association of Life Sciences (EMALS). EMALS initiated a series of conferences called Euro-Mediterranean Conferences of Natural Products (BioNat) which were held four times successfully, in which Prof Khalil was the key leader.
Amy has been licensed to practice acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine since 1990. She trained in CA where she was first licensed as a primary care provider. Amy graduated from Brandeis University and received an MS from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Amy is a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She has been in private practice for over 25 years. She works with patients from fertility to postpartum and those in acute and chronic pain.
Deepika Gunawant received her Graduate degree from Kolkata University (India ) in 1985 and thereafter MD in Ayurveda in 1990 from the same University.She worked as an Associate lecturer with the Thames Valley University in London for the Ayurvedic Degree course.She was responsible for initiating two clinical trials in Brescia ,Italy-on Hepatitis B and High Cholesterol using Ayurvedic drugs.She is the Founder President of British Association of Accredited Ayurvedic Practitioners (BAAAP) in the UK and Founder Member of Central Italian Institute of Oriental Medicine (CISMO ).She was awarded with “ PRANACHARYA” in 2008 by the Ayurveda Maha Sammellan for her Valuable contributions in promotion of Ayurveda globally.