AIA International Conference and Wellness Expo 
Tentative Schedule-At-A-Glance (subject to change) 

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Thursday, August 3, 2017: Pre-Conference Workshops, Lectures and Events
Title  Speaker Location
9:00am - 11:00am Lymphedema Challenges and How to Incorporate Aromatherapy  Linda-Anne Kahn HHP NCBTMB CLT-LANA  Cook Campus Student Center 
9:00am - 11:00am A Fragrant Memory - Aromatherapy Support for End of Life and Grief Sara Jo Holmes, BS, RA, LMT, NCBTMB  Cook Campus and Student Center 
9:00am - 11:00am Aroma Herbalism in the Garden - A Practical Herb Walk  Mindy Green, MS, RA, RH (AHG)  

Rutgers Gardens, includes transportation

12:00pm - 5:00pm Guide to Quality Control of Essential Oils from the Field and Forest to the Bottle Rodolfo Juliani, PhD and Rutgers Faculty 

Includes lectures, and a tour of the lab and greenhouses at Rutgers University

12:00pm - 5:00pm Functional Diagnostics in Clinical Aromatherapy: Using the Six Conditions to Treat the Terrain with Essential Oils  Peter Holmes, LAc, MH

Cook Campus Student Center 

12:00pm - 4:00pm  Herbalism, Medicine Making, and Aromatherapy  Mindy Green, MS, RA, RH (AGH)  Rutgers Gardens, includes transportation and supplies
12:00pm - 5:00pm An Aromatic Journey Through the Garden - Reconnecting with Plants 

Therapy in the Aromatic Garden

Walking the Fragrant Path - An Aromatic Journey Towards Your Destiny

Partnering with Plants - Let's Do This Together
Includes three 90 minute lectures

Kathi Keville, Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Author

Michael Scholes, Aromatic Consultant, Formulator, Educator

Valerie Cooksley, RN, OCN, FAAIM, Cert
Rutgers Gardens; includes transportation 
4:00pm - 7:00 pm  Registration Livingston Foyer
6:00pm - 7:30pm Welcome Reception (cash bar) Livingston Foyer 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - Lectures 
8:00am - 6:00pm Wellness Expo  Livingston 3 & 4
9:00am - 10:00am 

Conservation of Hawaiian Sandalwood and the Global Perspective of Sandalwood Diversity and Other
At-Risk Wild Harvested Plants Used in Essential Oils

Susan Leopold, PhD

Livingston 1 & 2
10:00am - 11:30am 

Quality and Ethical Issues in the World of Essential Oils: from Cultivation to Uses, the Need of a Virtuous
Relationship Between Aromatherapists and Producers

 Marco Valussi, BSc. (Hons.) Herbal Medicine Livingston 1 & 2
11:30am - 12:00pm

Lessons in Dialogue and the Future of Our Field

Nyssa Hanger, MA, LMT, RYT Livingston 1 & 2
12:00pm - 1:30pm


Christopher's Restaurant 
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Building Your Aromatherapy Brand and Global Business

Jennifer Jefferies Livingston 1 & 2
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Breakout Session - TBA 

2:30pm - 3:30pm

What is Sustainable Aromatherapy? Current Status of Initiatives for Sustainable Resource Management,
Production, Trade and Use of Raw Materials

Josef Brinckmann, DHL (Hon)  Livingston 1 & 2
2:30pm - 3:30pm

How Odors Change the Brain: Expectations and Experience Affect Odor Perception – Implications for

John McGann, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience  TBA
3:30pm - 4:00pm


4:00pm - 5:00pm

Discovery of New Aromas from Sub-Sahara Africa and the Link to Community Development Stories from
Madagascar, Rwanda, and Liberia

Jim Simon, PhD, Distinguished Professor Plant Biology - Keynote  Livingston 1 & 2 
5:00pm - 6:00pm 

AIA Annual Meeting and Election 

Livingston 1 & 2
Saturday, August 5, 2017 — Lectures
8:00am - 6:00pm  Wellness Expo Livingston 3 & 4
9:00am - 10:00am  The Modern Alchemy of Carbon Dioxide Extraction  Ron Guba, Educator (Aromatic Medicine) Livingston 1 & 2
10:00am - 11:00am Out of the Therapeutic Bottle and Into the Energetic Garden: The Connection Between Plants, Essential Oils, and Flower Essences Cynthia Brownley, MS, LMT, CA, RA and Joy Musacchio, MA, LMT, CCA, RA Livingston 1 & 2
11:00am - 12:00pm Medicines as Foods: Using Medicinal and Herbal Foods in Clinical Practice Bevin Clare, LDN, RH Livingston 1 & 2
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch Christopher's Restaurant 
1:30pm - 2:30pm  Exploring Traditional Medicine as a Form of Aromatherapy in Peru Kelly Ablard, PhD, EOT, RA Livingston 1 & 2
1:30pm - 2:30pm  The Spirit Side of Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy Kathy Duffy, LPN, MH, CCAP/I TBA
2:30pm - 3:30pm Clinical Use of Aromatherapy for Brain Health: 7 Essential Oils Dorene Petersen, BA, Dip.NT, Dip.Acu, RH(AHG) Livingston 1 & 2
2:30pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session - Plant Spirit Medicine- A Call for Every Day Engagement Kathleen Maier TBA
3:30pm - 4:00pm Break   
4:00pm - 5:00pm  TBA TBA Livingston 1 & 2
5:00pm - 6:00pm  Break  
6:00pm - 7:00pm Cocktail Hour/ Music Livingston Foyer
7:00pm - 8:30pm Gala Dinner  Livingston 1 & 2
7:15pm - 8:15pm Special Presentation - The Search for Therapeutic Essential Oils and Nutrients Nadim A. Shaath, PhD The Search for Therapeutic Livingston 1 & 2
8:30pm - 9:00pm Awards  Livingston 1 & 2
9:00pm - 11:00pm  Music Livingston 1 & 2
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - Lectures 
9:00am - 10:00am  Practical Pharmacokinetics  Timothy Miller, ND, MAc, LAc, RA Livingston 2
9:00am - 12:00pm  Beyond Aromatherapy: On the Principles and Practice of Aromatic Medicine Ron Guba, Educator (Aromatic Medicine) Livingston 1
10:00am - 11:00am  Aromatherapy in France:An Overview of the Pathologies Indicated, Methods of Prescription, Delivery, and Use by Health Professionals  Paul Goetz, MD, Phytotherapist, Body Mediated Psychotherapist Livingston 2 
11:00am - 12:00am Essential Oil Safety for Babies and Children: Overcoming Industry Trends Leslie Moldenauer, CHNC, HHP, CA Livingston 2 
12:00pm - 1:30pm  Lunch Christopher's Restaurant 
1:30pm - 2:30pm  Integrative Aromatic Herbal Medicine for Gynecological Conditions—Menses, Infertility, PMS, Menopause Pam Conrad, PGd, BSN, RN, CCAP Livingston 2
2:30pm - 4:00pm  Lyme Disease - The Untold Story Linda-Anne Kahn, HHP NCBTMB CLT-LANA Livingston 2 
1:30pm - 4:00pm  Protecting Yourself and Your Healthcare Practice from Government Intrusion and Harassment: Steps to Take Now! Raphael d'Angelo, MD, CA Livingston 1