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The NHAA is proud to present some of the world’s pre-eminent and most experienced international and national experts on naturopathic and Western herbal medicine. The 11th Herbal & Naturopathic International Conference is themed Traditional Wisdom, Future Practice, showcasing the integration of traditional medicine with advances in health and science.

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Tina Hausser

Heilpraktikerin (HP), ND

1st Vice President, World Naturopathic Federation, Spain


Tina Hausser, Heilpraktikerin (HP), ND is a Naturopath with diploma in Germany and Spain and has been working for 22 years in Munich and Almuñécar/Granada in combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Traditional European Naturopathy (TEN). She has been teaching since 1997 in naturopathic schools in Germany, Slovenia and Spain in both disciplines and is brings forward her experience in combining both naturopathic health systems in clinical practice.

Tina studied 3 year in the oldest college for naturopathy in Germany, “Berufsfachschule für Naturheilweisen Josef Angerer” (since 1936), with recognition by the state of Germany. After graduating, she furthered her training in TCM and TEN, with two additional years of practical in Munich and 3 months in California. She was also had additional studies in tissue salts, homeopathy, phototherapy, spagyrik and classical naturopathic methods.

Tina passed the state exam for Heilpraktiker (HP) in 1995 in Germany and in 1996 opened her clinic in Munich with focus on TCM and TEN. In 2006, Tina moved to Spain where she opened a second clinic, Clinica Natural. Tina Hausser is the Vice President for international relationships of the Spanish Naturopathic Organization “Organización Colegial Naturopática OCN FENACO” and a member of the Federation of German Naturopaths “Fachverband Deutscher Heilpraktiker FDH”. Since 2015 she is the 1st Vice President of the World Naturopathic Federation WNF.

As an author, Tina has published numerous German books on natural medicine including “Akupunktur und Naturheilkunde – Das neue Therapiekonzept und die Umsetzung in die Praxis” ISBN: 3929732475; 1999; co author Werner Hemm (HP) – a reference about the combination of TCM and TEN in naturopathic treatments; “Spagyrische Einzelmittel: Die 50 wichtigsten Pflanzen im Porträt” ISBN: 3929338572; 2011; co author Werner Hemm (HP) – a book on quality and herbs; and “Chinesische Pulsdiagnose auf den Punkt gebracht” ISBN: 9781471793028; 2012 – a book about classical Chinese Pulse Diagnostic. She has published in German, Spanish and North American journals numerous articles about Naturopathy.

Prof Michael Heinrich

Professor Michael Heinrich

Pharmaceutical biologist, pharmacognosist and anthropologist

Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, UCL School of Pharmacy, London (UK)


Michael Heinrich is a Professor of Ethnopharmacology and Medicinal Plant Research (Pharmacognosy) and was until recently the head of the research cluster ‘Biodiversity and Medicines’ at the UCL School of Pharmacy. He currently serves as the interim joint chair of UCL’s Research Ethics Committee (with Dr. L. Ang, Institute of Education).

The group’s research is based on a transdisciplinary perspective integrating approaches from the biomedical and social sciences with an overall aim of tackling the fast changing global health needs. Key areas of interest include the prevention and early stage management of diabetes / metabolic syndrome and cancer chemoprevention based on the use of traditional medicines as well as value chains of (herbal) medicinal products. The research integrates methodological approaches from ethnopharmacology, natural product research, public health research, and anthropology.

Sandra Clair

Sandra Clair

Herbalist and medical anthropologist

Artemis, New Zealand


Sandra Clair is the founder of traditional plant medicine company Artemis. She is a member of the NZAMH committee, aiming to help grow the professional body and promote the profession of medical herbalists. She is currently completing a PhD in Health Science at the University of Canterbury, looking at the health policy challenge in regulating traditional medicines in the era of contemporary evidence-based practice.

She actively works with media and the government to position plant medicine as an important healthcare option in New Zealand, and has a regular column on nzherald.co.nz discussing plant medicine and how it can assist in various ailments.

Dr Francesca Panzironi and Ngankari healers

Dr Francesca Panzironi and Ngankari healers

Aṉangu Ngangkaṟi Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation



Ngangkaṟi means healer in Pitjantjatjara language. The Ngangkaṟi members of ANTAC are Aboriginal traditional healers from different communities in the APY lands located in the far north-west of South Australia. Ngangkaṟi hold a very ancient healing knowledge and practices handed down from generation to generation since time immemorial. The Ngangkaṟi came together to form their own organization – ANTAC – in order to reach out as many people as possible across different communities in Australia.

Dr Francesca Panzironi is the founder of ANTAC and serves as Chief Executive Officer. Since 2008, Francesca has led a process of consultation with the ngangkaṟi in the APY lands which has resulted in the formation of the Aṉangu Ngangkaṟi Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation.

Dr Panzironi traveled across South Australia for over four years (2008-2012) collecting evidence of the current status of Aboriginal Traditional Medicine in community and clinical settings. The findings of her research are published in Hand-in-Hand. Report on Aboriginal Traditional Medicine. Under the direction of the Ngangkaṟi Board, Francesca introduced a pioneering Ngangkaṟi service delivery model to support the maintenance and practice of the 60,000 year old Aboriginal traditional healing knowledge system. Francesca and the ngangkaṟi created a range of Ngangkaṟi Services to reach out Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities, organizations, and individuals across Australia and overseas.

Dr. Panzironi is an international human rights academic who applied her knowledge and experience to create a platform for the recognition of the internationally recognised right of Indigenous Peoples to maintain and practice their traditional medicines within Australia’ s national health care system.

Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

65 Queens Rd, Albert Park VIC

The 11th Herbal and Naturopathic International Conference is organised and run by the NHAA. 2020 marks the 100 year anniversary of the association and has inspired the theme for the upcoming International Conference, Traditional Wisdom, Future Practice

The 11th Herbal and Naturopathic International Conference is organised and run by the NHAA. 2020 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Association and has inspired the theme for the upcoming International Conference, Traditional Wisdom, Future Practice.

Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

65 Queens Rd, Albert Park VIC