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Spring 2019 BCAOA CE Event2018-11-23T22:18:37+00:00

Dr. Timothy Miller: AromaChemistry and Pharmacokinetics

Timothy Miller ND, MAc, LAc, RA is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and registered aromatherapist. He titles himself as a “Chemistry Nerd” and believes learning should be fun, making every attempt to engage his students in a profound and meaningful way. We look forward to learning what Dr. Tim has to teach.

Date

April 13th & 14th 2019

Agenda

Saturday, April 13

Check-in – 9:00 am to 10:00 am
AromaChemistry – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
AGM – 6:15 to 7:00 pm

Sunday, April 14

Pharmacokinetics 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Note
These times are approximate.

Day 1: AromaChemistry

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to see chemistry in a whole new light! Dr. Tim is going to show you how fascinating AromaChemistry is and how you can use chemistry in a profound and impactful way. We will revisit some of the basics of chemistry, as well as explore functional groups and their generalized therapeutic indications. We will outline some of the most important and juicy chemistry details so that you, the aromatherapy practitioner, can enhance your aromatic practice and deepen your understanding of chemistry and AromaChemistry.

Day 2: Pharmacokinetics

It can be frustrating when our aromatic interventions aren’t effective. Aromatherapy works, of course, but what tends to be missing for many aromatherapists is a holistic and deepened understanding of how the body works. Pharmacokinetics is often one of the missing links.

Pharmacokinetics is of crucial importance to those seeking to fully understand the therapeutic dynamics of essential oils. Pharmacokinetics is how the body interacts with essential oil components and how these compounds are metabolized and excreted from the body. It is a vital aspect of aromatherapy and can enable practitioners to maximize the effects of their treatments.

For instance: did you know that carvacrol, a key compound in essential oils such as oregano (Origanum vulgare), is excreted rapidly in the urine making it strongly indicated for urinary tract infections? Did you know that thymol, found in essential oils such as thyme (Thymus vulgaris), is metabolized in a way that increases its concentration in the lungs, making it exceptionally potent for lower respiratory tract infections? Pharmacokinetics informs the aromatherapist and can guide the oil(s) and interface(s) which they may choose to use.

As a chemistry nerd and naturopathic doctor, Dr. Tim will share practical information to deepen your understanding of Aromatherapy and the science behind it! By combining our knowledge of essential oils with a foundation in pharmacokinetics, we open ourselves to the possibility of a truly holistic practice and empower ourselves to develop safe and effective treatment plans.

This course is designed to be a low-pressure, fun learning environment where we start at the most fundamental, basic level for all topics discussed. Absolutely no prior understanding of chemistry or pharmacokinetics needed – we are starting at square one and use easy-to-understand language throughout the course!

About Dr. Timothy Miller ND. MAc, LAc, RA

Timothy Miller ND, LAc, RA is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and registered aromatherapist. He is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR.

Dr. Miller is a chemistry nerd. He is fascinated by the chemistry found in the natural world. Fueled by the abundant, potent, and unique components within aromatherapy, Dr. Miller has sought to understand how essential oils act on the body and identify which clinical applications are best incorporated into practice.

Dr. Miller first began his aromatherapy studies in 2005. He has since traveled the world to advance his understanding of essential oils and their clinical implications. Dr. Miller has studied with Rhiannon Lewis, Mark Webb, Gabriel Mojay, Kurt Schnaubelt, and Jeffrey Yuen. He has successfully completed a National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) approved course and has completed the requirements to become a registered aromatherapist. He is a member of the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC).

Beyond his love of aromatherapy, Dr. Miller is an avid traveler and student of foreign languages. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, and being in nature. Dr. Miller loves to learn new things and is driven by self-improvement and emotional intelligence.

Dr. Miller believes deeply in Docere and loves to teach. He is an international speaker, workshop leader and contributing author. He believes learning should be fun and makes every attempt to engage his students in a profound and meaningful way.

www.naturopathicce.com

For this event only!
Special Discounts

The BCAOA board is very pleased to announce for those dedicated members who have stood by us through thick and thin, an exclusive registration discount for this event only.

  • Members who have been in good standing for 10 or more consecutive years with the BCAOA or the BCAPA will receive a 50% discount off their registration!
  • Members who have been in good standing for 5-9 consecutive years with the BCAOA or the BCAPA will receive a 25% discount off their registration!

Location

Vancouver Island Conference Centre
101 Gordon Street Nanaimo,
British Columbia
V9R 5J8, Canada

250-244-4050

Accommodation Deals

The Coast Bastion

11 Bastion Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 6E4

Website

Availability:
Act on this as soon as possible if you want to stay here.
April 12 – has minimum availability
April 13 – 19 rooms available
April 14 – great availability

Room Rates
$139.00 / $159.00 / $179.00

Reservations:
Call 1-800-663-1144

Group Code:
CBI- GFC19033

Group Name:
BCAOA – British Columbia Alliance of Aromatherapy

Cut-Off Date:
March 7, 2019

Distance to Event:
Approximately a 5 minute walk to Convention Centre.

Best Western Dorchester

70 Church Street, Nanaimo
BC, V9R 5H4

Website

Price:
From $149.00 to $179.00 a night

Reservations:
Call (250) 754-6835

Group Name/Code:
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Cut-Off Date:
March 7, 2019

Distance to Event:
Approximately a 5 minute walk to Convention Centre.

Details:
Rates are based on single/double occupancy, net non-commissionable and quoted in Canadian funds. Rates are subject to applicable taxes (15%). The above rates are single/double and from 3rd occupant, there’ll be $10 additional charge up to 4 people maximum. All hotel overnight staying guests will be provided with 15% discount for Breakfast and Dinner at Hotel onsite restaurant. The rates are granted for pre and post conferences up to 3 days. *Free Parking, Free Wifi, Free Fitness/Business Centre, Free Laundry Facility.

Travelling to the Event

Ferry

Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo (Departure Bay) 1 hr. 40 min – There are cabs and buses

Ferry from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo (Duke Point) 2 hrs. – No buses

Note: Depending on how many people use this route we could either hire a mini bus or have people carpool.

Carpooling

Is anyone willing to carpool? Please contact Betsy if you need a ride or if you can drive, with the departure terminal (for ferries) or City (on the Island), and the date/ time you are travelling to Nanaimo. We will do our best to connect you to other members that are needing to travel the same route. Please make sure to notify us well a head of time.

Important Details

  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided to registrants on both days.
  • Registrants will receive 8 CE credits for attending two days, and 4 CE credits for a single day

Two Day Pricing

The fees for registration are as follows:

Members

Early Bird until midnight January 15
$300.00

From January 16 to until midnight February 15
$325.00

From February 16 until midnight April 6 (final deadline for registration)
$375.00

Non-Members

$375.00

Please Note

$120.00 will be non-refundable for any cancellations from March 15th to 29th. There will be no refunds from March 30th to the deadline of April 6th for any cancelled registrations.

One Day Pricing

We realize that some of our members have time constraints and a two-day event isn’t an option for them.

We are offering the option of registering for either:

  • Day 1 – AromaChemistry
  • Day 2 – Pharmacokinetics

Members

Early Bird until midnight January 15
$200.00

From January 16 to until midnight February 15
$225.00

From February 16 until midnight April 6 (final deadline for registration)
$250.00

Non-Members

$250.00

Please Note

  • These two topics are related and some of Day 2 is built upon the content from Day 1. While we strongly advise that you attend both days to get the most out of your event, we understand that some of you might not be able to come to one of the days. If you wish to register for the second day only, please be aware that you might be behind in the material as there isn’t enough time on Day 2 to go over the content from Day 1 again.
  • $70.00 will be non-refundable for any cancellations from March 15th to 29th. There will be no refunds from March 30th to the deadline of April 6th for any cancelled registrations.

Registration Deadline

Last day of registration is April 6, 2019 at midnight. There will be no refunds after March 30th.

Register Now

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Questions?

For more information please contact Betsy at cecoord@bcaoa.org.