Rydges South Bank

9 Glenelg Street

South Brisbane QLD 4101

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ICAK Australasia presents


2019 ICAK International

"A Brave New World"

Brisbane, Australia
22-24 March 2019

The Conference

A Brave New World
22 March 2019
08:30 am

"Be the last to forget the old and the first the embrace the new" - George Goodheart

Join us in Brisbane, Australia in March 2019 for what promises to be a fantastic conference packed with great speakers, pre-seminar workshops & social events.

Registration pricing includes*:

  • Attendance at all sessions during the conference 22-24 March 2019

  • A Friday night cruise along the Brisbane River on-board the Voyager, inclusive of dinner and drinks

  • Gala Dinner & Drinks at Rydges Rooftop Ballroom on Saturday night, with panoramic 270 degrees views of the Brisbane city skyline & river

  • Morning tea, afternoon tea & lunch during the conference

*Student registrations do not include the River Cruise or Gala Dinner.  These can be purchased at additional cost at time of registration.


Registration Details

Conference Registration 22-24 March 2019

ICAK Australasia / ICAK International Members**:

Early Bird Registration     $800

Standard Registration      $900

Non Members:

Early Bird Registration     $950

Standard Registration    $1050

University Students:

Registration                     $450

** ICAK International Members must enter their Registration Code to access discount

Social Events - Partner Pricing:

Dinner River Cruise               $110

Gala Dinner                           $120

Pre Conference Workshops:

Thursday, 21 March 2019


Both workshops              $400

One workshop only         $250

Brain Based Muscle Testing Workshop - Dr David Traster 

This workshop is a continuation of the Dr Traster's presentation at the 2018 ICAKA AGM in Melbourne & is recommended only for those attendees who are familiar with Dr Traster's methods.

Bioenergetics - Dr Chris Astill-Smith

This workshop is a continuation of Dr Astill-Smith's presentation at the 2018 ICAKA AGM in Melbourne & is recommended only for those attendees who are familiar with Dr Astill-Smith's methods.

Early Bird Pricing available until 31 January 2019

Registrations close 1 March 2019

Student Registrations do not include the River Cruise or Gala Dinner, these can be purchased separately if you wish to attend

ICAK International Members must enter their Registration Code to access discount


Conference Schedule

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Start time TBC

IBE (Diplomate) Examinations  (Podium Room)

Thursday, 21 March 2019

8.30 am - 12.30 pm

3.00 pm - 5.00 pm

9.00 am - 1.00 pm


1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

2.00 pm - 6.00 pm

IC Meeting (Podium Room)

IEC Meeting (Podium Room)

Registration open from 8.30 am

Pre Conference Seminar / Workshop

Brain Based Muscle Testing - Dr David Traster



Registration open from 1.30 pm

Pre Conference Seminar / Workshop

Bioenergetics - Dr Chris Astill-Smith

Friday, 22 March 2019

7.30 am - 8.45 am

8.45 am - 9.00 am


9.00 am - 10.00 am


10.00 am - 11.00 am


11.00 am - 11.30 am

11.30 am - 12.00 pm


12.00 pm - 12.30 pm



12.30 pm - 1.00 pm


1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm



3.00 pm - 4.00 pm


4.00 pm - 4.30 pm

4.30 pm - 5.15 pm


5.15 pm - 6.00 pm


7.00 pm

7.30 pm - 11.00 pm


Welcome & opening comments

Dr Eric Pierotti / Dr Mary Papatheocharous / Dr Tracy Gates

A question of tone: Something the MMT does not do

Dr Joseph Shafer

Trigeminal vagal balance and the brain gut axis

Dr Nishal Singh

Break / View exhibits


The recovering athlete

Dr Patrich Wennergren

Instrumental verification of muscle weakness identified during manual muscle testing

Dr Ludmila Vasiljeva

Vascular endothelial dysfunction: A neurological rationale for an AK approach

Dr Sebastien Houle


Evaluating vestibulospinal integrity via three manual muscle tests as functional neurology (fMMT)

Dr Michael Allen

The oppression of depression: What's it all about?

Dr Tracy Gates

Break / View exhibits

Biochemistry of neuroplasticity

Dr Tatiana Chernysheva


Dr Simon King

Meet in foyer for walk to Pier

Voyager River Dinner Cruise

Saturday, 23 March 2019

8.30 am - 9.00 am



9.00 am - 10.30 am


10.30 am - 11.00 am


11.00 am - 11.30 am

11.30 am - 12.00 pm


12.00 pm - 12.30 pm

12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm


3.00 pm - 4.00 pm


4.00 pm - 4.30 pm

4.30 pm - 5.30 pm

6.30 pm - 11.45 pm

DNA, nutrigenomics: Does Applied Kinesiology fit or does the practitioner get misled?

Dr John Wittle

Neurology and Applied Kinesiology

Dr David Traster

Gut brain-axis, neurotransmitters, stress-profiles: You pee and see?

Dr Hans Garten

Break / View exhibits

Holographic bone dysfunction: Ultrasound diagnostics

Dr Oleg Suhorukovs

ICAK Australasia AGM

IC Business Meeting



Dr Chris Astill-Smith

Combining IRT and the polyvagal theory to release trauma memory

Dr Charles Heroux

Break / View exhibits

The greatest technique of all: Holding a healing presence

Dr Keith Maitland

Gala Dinner - Rydges Rooftop Ballroom

Sunday, 24 March 2019

9.00 am - 9.30 am



9.30 am - 10.00 am


10.00 am - 10.30 am


10.30 am - 11.00 am

11.00 am - 11.45 am


11.45 am - 12.00 pm

Thinking about WiFi / Belief systems

Dr Ian Maitland

Protocols for pregnancy: Avoiding the caesarean

Dr Annika Jende

Intrinsic muscles of the pelvis

Dr Hank Tolhurst

Break / View exhibits

Neuro-romanticism: What if Cerebellar signs are not functional?

Dr Hans Garten

Farewell & closing remarks

Dr Eric Pierotti / Dr Mary Papatheocharous / Dr Tracy Gates



Bringing together inspirational speakers from across the globe.
More speakers to be confirmed.


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Rydges South Bank is offering discounted accommodation rates for conference attendees.  Bookings must be made prior to 22 February 2019.

Further details and bookings are available here.

Please note, there is no Promo Code required for this link - the website will automatically allocate you the conference pricing.

Other things to do

We have put together a presentation with some ideas for activities for you and your family during your stay in Brisbane.

Click here to take a look.

Visa requirements

Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).  For more information, see this fact sheet.

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person's purpose for visiting Australia.

Please refer to the this Business Information Sheet for guidance on the visa options, along with the General Information for Visa Applicants.


Visa applicants must demonstrate that they meet all the legislative requirements for an Australian visa.

Please note, participants will require Confirmation of Registration prior to applying for their visa.  Confirmation of Registration will be emailed to you upon registration and completed payment.  ICAK Australasia will not be providing Letters of Invitation.


Please ensure you apply for your visa in advance of your intended date of travel to Australia. Information about visa processing times is available on the Department’s website.