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Teleseminar – June 15, 2016

Presenter: Dr. Kelly Ablard, PhD, EOT, RA


Topic: Peru’s Aromatic Medicine 
Exploring aromatic plant medicine as a form of aromatherapy in Peru.


About the Teleseminar

This talk will report on research that was carried out in Peru to gain an understanding of the importance and application of aromatic plant medicine among Peruvians. Topics will include 1) extraction methods and uses of aromatic plant medicine as a form of aromatherapy in Peru, 2) Peruvian aromatic plants being used in traditional medicine, and 3) factors impacting the conservation status of Peruvian aromatic medicinal plants. .


Meet Dr. Kelly Ablard

Kelly M. Ablard is a certified aromatherapist and holds a Doctorate in Chemical Ecology, an MSc in Primate Conservation, and a BSc in Zoology. Kelly has completed and published research on olfactory systems, chemical communication across species, and aromatic plant medicine. Her work has taken her worldwide where she has learned about medicinal uses of plants and the vital role that chemical communication plays in the natural world. Her discovery of how small wasps rely on individual chemical signatures to mediate their mating ritual is featured in Canadian Geographic magazine, and how she identified potential toxins in the world’s only toxic primate, is highlighted by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC).



She has also investigated the link between sociality and olfactory communication in mammals, and provided an educational venue for sharing knowledge about traditional plant medicine at the Vancouver Community College Urban Apothecary Learning Garden. Kelly sits on the Board of the British Columbia Association of Practicing Aromatherapists (BCAPA) and is on the Advisory Board of the Tisserand Institute. She is an independent research scientist, writer, and an aromatherapy practitioner, instructor and consultant who has been voted one of the top 5 aromatherapists in Vancouver, B.C. 




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Continuing Education

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit:
There are two ways to earn CPD credit for listening to teleseminar.

1. You may earn 1 CPD credit for listening to a live teleseminar. Instructions on how to earn the CPD credit will be given during the teleseminar.

2. You may earn 1 CPD credit by listening to an audio CD or MP3 of a teleseminar and submitting a 100-word summary of the teleseminar to AIA. Be sure to include your name, address, and title of teleseminar on your summary.  Each summary must be submitted on a separate document.


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