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 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
4:00pm - 7:00 pm  Registration Hotel Lobby
6:00pm - 7:30pm Welcome Reception (cash bar) Livingston Foyer 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - Lectures 
8:00am - 5:00pm Registration Livingston 3
8:00am - 6:00pm Wellness Expo  Vanderbilt Ballroom
2nd Floor
9:00am - 9:15am

Welcome Address

Nancy d'Angelo

Livingston 1 & 2
9:20am - 10:05am 

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

Lessons in Dialogue and the Future of Our Field

Nyssa Hanger, MA, LMT, RYT  Livingston 1 & 2
10:40am - 11:15am


11:15am - 12:45am 

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
12:45pm - 2:15pm


Christopher's Restaurant 
2:15pm - 3:15pm

Building Your Aromatherapy Brand and Global Business

Jennifer Jefferies Livingston 1 & 2
2:15pm - 3:15pm

Individual Differences in Taste & Smell: Implications for Aroma and Flavor Perception & Mood 

Beverly Tepper, PhD Merchant Amphitheater
2nd Floor
3:20pm - 4:20pm

The World of Aromatherapy and the Importance of Sustainable Practices— What Aren’t we doing Right, and What are we doing Wrong

Tim Blakley  Livingston 1 & 2
3:20pm - 4:20pm

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

John McGann, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Merchant Amphitheater
2nd Floor
4:20pm - 4:45pm


4:45pm - 5:45pm

Discovery of  Aromas from Sub-Sahara Africa and the Link to Community Development: Tales  from Madagascar, Namibia, Rwanda, and Liberia  

Jim Simon, PhD, Distinguished Professor Plant Biology - Keynote Livingston 1 & 2 
6:00pm - 7:00pm 

AIA Annual Meeting and Election 

Livingston 1 & 2
Saturday, August 5, 2017 — Lectures
8:00am - 5:00pm Registration Livingston 3
8:00am - 6:00pm  Wellness Expo Vanderbilt Ballroom
2nd Floor
9:00am  - 9:05am Welcome Livingston 1 & 2
9:05am - 10:05am 

Clinical Use of Aromatherapy for Brain Health: 7 Essential Oils

Dorene Petersen, BA, Dip.NT, Dip.Acu, RH(AHG)

Livingston 1 & 2
10:05am - 10:40am Break  
10:40am - 11:40am

The Modern Alchemy of Carbon Dioxide Extraction 

Ron Guba, Educator (Aromatic Medicine)

Livingston 1 & 2
11:45am - 12:45pm Medicines as Foods: Using Medicinal and Herbal Foods in Clinical Practice Bevin Clare, LDN, RH Livingston 1 & 2
12:45pm - 2:15pm Lunch Christopher's Restaurant 
2:15pm - 3:15pm 

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
2:15pm - 3:15pm  The Spirit Side of Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy Kathy Duffy, LPN, MH, CCAP/I Merchant Amphitheater
2nd Floor
3:20pm - 4:20pm Exploring Traditional Medicine as a Form of Aromatherapy in Peru Kelly Ablard, PhD, EOT, RA Livingston 1 & 2
3:20pm - 4:20pm  Breakout Session - Plant Spirit Medicine- A Call for Every Day Engagement Kathleen Maier Merchant Amphitheater
2nd Floor
6:15pm - 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 & Dancing with Best Day Ever! Livingston 1 & 2
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - Lectures 
9:00am - 9:10am Welcome Announcements Livingston 1 & 2
9:10am - 10:10am  Practical Pharmacokinetics  Timothy Miller, ND, MAc, LAc, RA Livingston 1 & 2
9:15am - 12:45pm  Beyond Aromatherapy: On the Principles and Practice of Aromatic Medicine
Break 10:45am-11:15am)
Ron Guba, Educator (Aromatic Medicine) Merchant Amphitheater
2nd Floor
10:10am - 10:40am Break  
10:40am - 11:40am  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 1 & 2 
11:45am - 12:45am Essential Oil Safety for Babies and Children: Overcoming Industry Trends Leslie Moldenauer, CHNC, HHP, CA Livingston 1 & 2 
12:45pm - 2:15pm  Lunch Christopher's Restaurant 
2:15pm - 3:15pm  Integrative Aromatic Herbal Medicine for Gynecological Conditions—Menses, Infertility, PMS, Menopause Pam Conrad, PGd, BSN, RN, CCAP Livingston 1 & 2
2:15pm - 4:20pm  Protecting Yourself and Your Healthcare Practice from Government Intrusion and Harassment: Steps to Take Now! Raphael d'Angelo, MD, CA Merchant Amphitheater
2nd Floor
3:20pm - 4:50pm Lyme Disease - The Untold Story Linda-Anne Kahn, HHP NCBTMB CLT-LANA  Livingston 1 & 2