Complementary Healthcare Council

Fantastic turnout at the Regulatory Obligations Seminar

The CHC would like to thank delegates who attended the highly successful Regulatory Obligations Seminar, held in Sydney on the 16th June 2014.
Due to the high calibre of speakers, the seminar was attended by over 100 people, making it the most highly attended Regulatory Obligations Seminar to date.

Delegates gained an advantage by hearing informative presentations directly from three senior Government officials from the Therapeutic Goods Administration  (TGA) and a line up of  industry experts. Delegates were given the opportunity to ask questions of all the speakers to find answers to the important issues facing industry today.

Ms Trisha Garrett, Head of the Office of Complementary Medicines opened with an informative update on the implementation of the TGA’s blueprint reforms, including the latest advice of the TGA’s commitment to the Governments deregulation agenda.

Dr Kaylene Raynes conducted an extensive and informative workshop style session on the application of the new evidence guidelines. Mick O’Connor wrapped up the TGA section of the program with a presentation on advertising therapeutic goods.

Following the TGA, delegates heard from industry experts Anna Bearpark and Teresa Nicoletti. Anna gave an industry perspective on using the new evidence process, including useful tips for delegates on the efficient completion of the checklists using existing business processes.
Teresa informed delegates about legal and compliance matters governing the use of therapeutic goods.



Presentations from Paul Mannion and Carl Gibson wrapped up the day with detailed information on the impact of the complementary medicine reforms and the industry deregulation agenda.

The CHC would like to thank all delegates who attended the seminar, in particular those who took time to provide feedback via our evaluation forms. Delegate feedback is a highly valuable tool allowing us to provide the best quality events possible.

Presentations made by industry experts at the seminar are now available on the CHC website for delegates who attended the event.

If you attended the event and would like access to the presentations, please contact

Please note that TGA presentations are only made available through the TGA website.
These presentations will be made available in due course, by the TGA. Please visit the TGA website for more information.


Thursday 31st July, 2014, Sydney – Launch of Complementary Medicines Australia

Wednesday 24th September, 2014, Canberra – Parliamentary Reception

Thursday 30th October, 2014, Sydney – National Conference and Awards Dinner

Regulatory Obligations Seminar Exhibitors

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