OCT. 24-27, 2018

Salt Lake City Utah

2018 Conference Schedule

Click here to see information about the Trade Show

Special notes:

  • All lectures and workshops will be held in the University Guest House: Douglas Ballroom (110 South Fort Douglas Blvd).
  • Lunch & dinner will be served buffet style at the Officer’s Club (150 South Fort Douglas Blvd).
  • If you are staying at the University Guest House, breakfast will be served there (breakfast is not included for guests staying off site).
  • The AGM, Gala Banquet, Social & Dance will be held at the Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House (155 Central Campus Dr).
  • Trade show vendors can be found in University Guest House: Douglas Ballroom Lobby, Alpine, Bonneville & City Creek Rooms.
  • The conference schedule and speakers are subject to change without notice.

Pre-Conference Registration

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

3:00pm-5:00pm

Red Butte Garden tour (guided by Rachel Koenig and Sharon Falsetto). A nominal  fee is charged for admission to the garden.  You can drive, walk, or catch a free University shuttle to the garden.

6:00pm-9:00pm

Early Registration & Exhibitor Setup

Main Conference, Day 1

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

7:00am-9:00am

Registration, Breakfast buffet (served at University Guest House for hotel guests only), Tradeshow & Exhibitor setup

9:00am-10:00am

Speaker #1 Amanda Plunkett

The Olfactory System and Autoimmunity

10:00am-10:30am

Q&A

10:30am-11:30pm

Speaker #2 Jessie Hawkins, PhD

Essential Oils to Address Fatigue among Women with Hypothyroidism

11:30pm-12:00pm

Q&A

12:00pm-2:00pm

Lunch buffet (Officer’s Club, included with conference pass) & Tradeshow

2:00pm-3:00pm

Speaker #3 Joy Bowles, PhD (Keynote Speaker)

Is Aromatherapy all in the mind? Current research on the psychological, cognitive, and neurochemical effects of essential oils and their constituents

3:00pm-3:30pm

Q&A

3:30pm-4:30pm

Speaker #4 Madeleine Kerkhof

Fusion AromaTherapy™ for mouth care in oncology and palliative care

4:30pm-5:00pm

Q&A

5:00pm-5:30pm

Meet and greet board members and volunteers.

5:30pm-7:00pm

Dinner buffet (Officer’s Club, included with conference pass) & Tradeshow

7:00pm-8:30pm

Speaker #5 (Evening Presentation) Marco Valussi

Coevolution, taste, and olfaction, and essential oils’ chemical features: what do they tell us about essential oils and aromatic plant’s potential?

8:30pm-9:00pm

Q&A

Main Conference, Day 2

Thursday, October 25, 2018

7:00am-9:00am

Registration, Breakfast buffet (served at University Guest House for hotel guests only) & Tradeshow

9:00am-10:00am

Speaker # 1 Farida Irani

Oiling the 10 gates and the benefits of clinical Ayurveda aromatherapy for chronic diseases

10:00am-10:30am

Q&A

10:30am-11:30pm

Speaker #2 Salvatore Battaglia
The role of scent in culture and spiritual practices, and how this has helped establish a framework for the practice of aromatherapy today.

11:30pm-12:00pm

Q&A

12:00pm-2:00pm

Lunch buffet (Officer’s Club, included with conference pass) & Tradeshow

2:00pm-3:00pm

Speaker #3 Dr. Timothy Miller

AromaChemistry in a whole new light

3:00pm-3:30pm

Q&A

3:30pm-4:30pm

Speaker #4 Gabriel Mojay
Elixir of Life: The activities of aromatic plants, their essential oils and extracts in preventing and addressing age-related health conditions

4:30pm-5:00pm

Q&A

5:00pm-5:30pm

Meet and greet sponsors.

5:30pm-7:00pm

Dinner buffet (Officer’s Club, included with conference pass), Tradeshow, Board Meeting & Regional Director’s Meeting

7:00pm-8:30pm

Speaker #5 (Evening Presentation) Emilie Bell & Remi Clero

Essential Oils Sourcing: Be Distinct or Be Extinct

8:30pm-9:00pm

Q&A

Workshop Breakouts, Day 1

Friday, October 26, 2018

7:00am-9:00am

Registration, Breakfast buffet (served at University Guest House for hotel guests only) & Tradeshow

Time Slot

Track 1 – Traditional

Track 2 – Clinical

9:00am-11:00am

Workshop Breakout #1 Raghda Maksoud

Virtual reality Journey Ancient Egypt to Modern Egypt – From seed to you

Workshop Breakout #2 Valerie Cooksley, RN, OCN, FAAIM, CERT 

Partnering with Plants: Cultivating Deeper Healing

11:00am – 1:00pm

Lunch buffet (Officer’s Club, included with conference pass) & Tradeshow

1:00pm-3:00pm

Workshop Breakout #3 Salvatore Battaglia

The Role of Science in Aromatherapy

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Break

3:30pm-5:30pm

Workshop Breakout #5 Kelly Holland Azzaro 

Flower Power for Pets(sm)-Exploring the Use of Hydrosols for our Animal Friends

Workshop Breakout #6 Dawn Langley-Brady 

Essential Oil Studies: Essential oil Substance P Inhibition Study Findings

5:30pm-6:30pm

Break

6:30pm-8:00pm

AGM & Gala Banquet at the Alumni House Ballroom (included with conference pass)

8:00pm-10:00pm

Social & Dance at the Alumni House Ballroom (included with conference pass)

Workshop Breakouts, Day 2

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time Slot

Track 1 – Traditional

Track 2 – Clinical

7:00am-9:00am

Registration, Breakfast buffet (served at University Guest House for hotel guests only) & Tradeshow

9:00am-11:00am

Workshop Breakout #1 Shanti Dechen

Integrated Aromatherapy for Seasonal Wellness

Workshop Breakout #2 Kelly Ablard

Conservation Consciousness, Clinical Aromatherapy, and Connecting with Spirit

11:00am – 1:00pm

Lunch buffet (Officer’s Club, included with conference pass) & Tradeshow

1:00pm-3:00pm

Workshop Breakout #3 Nyssa Hanger

Writing with Aromas: Using Essential Oils in a Writing Practice

Workshop Breakout #4 Dr. Jean Bokelmann, Annette Davis, CN, & Dr. Laramie Wheeler

Clinical Phyto-Aromatherapy Part 1

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Break

3:30pm-5:30pm

Workshop Breakout #5 Sharon Falsetto

The Healing Garden: The restoration of the Five Senses

Workshop Breakout #6 Dr. Jean Bokelmann, Annette Davis, CN, & Dr. Laramie Wheeler

Clinical Phyto-Aromatherapy Part 2

5:30pm-7:00pm

Dinner buffet (Officer’s Club, included with conference pass) & Exhibitor Teardown

7:00pm-9:00pm

Evening Presentation Jennifer Hochell-Pressimone

Aromatherapy for the Gastrointestinal Tract: IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis

Post-Conference Workshop Breakouts

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Time Slot

Track 1

Track 2

7:00am-9:00am

Registration, Breakfast buffet (served at University Guest House for hotel guests only) & Tradeshow

9:00am-12:00am

Breakout #1 Joy Bowles, PhD

Inside Aromatherapy – How essential oils get into the body and what they do when they get there

Breakout #2 Madeleine Kerkhof

Fusion AromaTherapy™ In Motion

12:00am – 2:00pm

Lunch*

2:00pm-5:00pm

Breakout #1 Continued Joy Bowles, PhD

Inside Aromatherapy – How essential oils get into the body and what they do when they get there

Breakout #2 Continued Madeline Kerkhof

Fusion AromaTherapy™ for Emotional Wellbeing in Palliative Care

5:00pm

Dinner*

Your conference tuition includes a copy of the conference proceedings, beverage breaks (water, coffee & tea), lunch and dinner served buffet style at the Officer’s Club. Breakfast is served at the University Guest House for hotel guests only. Lodging is not included. The post-conference workshops are sold separately.

Attendees will receive a total of 15 hours in Continuing Education (CEs) for attending the main conference and 16 hours for attending the workshop breakouts. CEs can be applied towards NAHA Membership renewal.

Click here for information on Continuing Education Hours

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