Date: 12th October 2019, 9am – 6pm

Address: Hotel NH Prague City, Mozartova 1, Prague 5 – Smichov, Czech Republic

According to World Health Organization statistics, our healthcare system is currently experiencing a shortage of 25 million healthcare providers globally. Although in the first half of the 21st century we live longer, chronic illness and pain bother us more than ever. Conventional medicine acknowledges its limits as non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and allergies reach epidemic proportions.

Todays Naturopathic Professionals use many evidence based therapies and methods, including herbal medicine and clinical nutrition, and work within the concept of „sustainable health care“. This holistic approach to health, encompassing all aspects of the body’s natural ability to heal itself, targets imbalances in the body, which can later lead to disease.

Czech Naturopathic Society participates in the NCD Initiative in collaboration with the World Naturopathic Federation and the World Health Organization.

Join us at the 1st Czech naturopathic conference in Prague to listen to world-renowned expert clinicians and researchers sharing their knowledge in this very important topic.  


8.15 – 9.00 Registration
9.00 – 9.15 Conference opening presented by Katerina Boesenberg (CZE)
9.15 – 10.00 Olive & Co: Naturopathic Approaches to NCD presented by Tina Hausser (ESP)
10.00 – 10.45 HPA axis and regulation of stress response as a way of NCD prevention presented by Katerina Boesenberg (CZE)
10.45 – 11.05 morning break
11.05 – 11.50 Preconception care for improving the life-course health: prevention of non-communicable disease in offspring presented by Cherie Caut (AUS)
11.50 – 12.35 Autism spectrum disorders: risk factors, epigenetics and clinical diagnosis presented by Richard Pfleger (CZE)
12.35 – 13.45 lunch
13.45 – 14.30 Naturopathic management of functional gastrointestinal disorders presented by Amie Steel (AUS)
14.30 – 15.15 Naturopathy in the treatment of oncologic diseases presented by Alexander Zimin (RUS)
15.15 – 16.00 Presentation by Tonella Doro (ITA)
16.00 – 16.20 afternoon break
16.20 – 17.05 Naturopathic management of diabetes presented by Katarina Vaculik (CAN)
17.05 – 17.50 Hypertension presented by Erika Brajnik (SLO)
17.50 – 18.00 Conference closing presented by Katerina Boesenberg (CZE)

Please, note that the programme is subject to change.

Conference is held in English, Italian and Czech language and simultaneously translated to Czech and English language.



till 15. 9. 201975 EUR
after 15. 9. 201990 EUR

The price includes:

  • 9 lectures by top Czech and foreign speakers
  • Simultaneous translations to English
  • Snacks and drinks throughout a day
  • Buffet style lunch 
  • 100page e-book on Naturopathy, its history, philosophy and use in English
  • All slides in PDF
  • Sponsor gifts
  • Good feeling – any profit will be used to promote awareness of naturopathy in the Czech republic

How to get a ticket?

To get a ticket, please fill in this form. We will send you payment instructions via email afterwards. After receiving the payment, you will receive the invoice and a confirmation code, which you will present to the hostesses at the conference.

I don’t live in Prague

We can offer you a special price for the accommodation in NH City Prague **** Hotel. The reservation of your room must be done by September 28th. Please send us an email for more details. 

To get to the place, you can take the yellow line of metro and get off at the station Anděl. If you need any help with orientation in Prague, we are happy to help. 

Please feel free to contact us on konference@naturopati.cz with any questions.


Tina Hausser (naturopath, Heilpraktiker)

Tina Hausser is a German Naturopath (Heilpraktiker), working in her clinic since 1996 in Germany and Spain. She has an integrative approach combining Naturopathic with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), based on naturopathic Philosophies, Principles and Theories addressing the root cause, vitality, holistic situation in the patient-centered treatment. Tina published three book on naturopathic and TCM and is teaching in both disciplines in Europe over 20 years. She is the 1st Vice President of the World Naturopathic Federation and Vice President for International Relations of OCN FENACO Spain.

OLIVE & CO – Naturopathic Approaches to NCD

Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) become more an more a strong presence in our naturopathic clinics when recovering patients health. Naturopathic approaches to NCD will be discussed in the talk, including philosophies and principles such as Treat The Cause, the naturopathic way of identifying and treating NCD focused on patients support with changes on life style, nutrition and naturopathic applications with herbs. Three herbs will be presented as focus: Olive, Garlic and Hawthorn. Latest researches on these herbs related to NCD will be mentioned. 

Katerina Boesenberg, ND (clinical naturopath, nutritionist, lecturer)

Katerina is an Australian trained and fully qualified naturopath and nutritionist practicing since 2005. Currently living in Prague, she presides the Czech Naturopathic Society and the European Support Group of the World Naturopathic Federation. Katerina is an author of over 100 articles and publishes regularly. She is also a co-author of a review study evaluating the efficacy of adaptogenic herbs in aging. Katerina has developed a full curriculum and now runs the School of Naturopathy in Czech republic offering short and long term courses in natural medicine and naturopathy. She is a regular speaker at national and international complementary medicine conferences.
Practicing the Functional Medicine approach Katerina is mainly focused on treatment of immunological deficiencies and autoimmune, gastrointestinal and hormonal disease states. 

HPA axis and regulation of stress response as a way of NCD prevention


Cherie Caut, ND, BHSc., ND, MRMed (Clinical naturopath, lecturer)

Cherie Caut is an Endeavour College of Natural Health Lecturer and Clinical Naturopath with a specialist interest in women’s health and fertility from Adelaide, South Australia. Cherie also holds a Master of Reproductive Medicine, enabling a conventional medicine understanding and complementary medicine practice. Cherie is passionate about the education of her patients in regards to their health, and the next generation of Complementary Medicine practitioners. Cherie’s recently completed Honours thesis focussed on preconception health and nutrition and dietary guideline adherence in Australian men and women with infertility. Cherie has presented at national and international conferences on topics including: improving dietary guideline adherence in preconception care and improvement of polycystic ovary syndrome with multimodal naturopathic care.

Preconception care for improving the life-course health: prevention of non-communicable disease in offspring.

Maternal and paternal preconception health and care may prevent non-communicable diseases in offspring including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, allergic diseases and mental illness. Foetal and multigenerational programming are emerging concepts in research that posits both maternal and paternal lifestyle factors contribute to risk of disease in childhood, adulthood and across the generations. The likely mechanisms are an interplay between environmental, metabolic and epigenetic factors occurring during the preconception, embryonic and foetal stages of human reproduction.

Richard Pfleger PharmDr.

Graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy of Charles University in Hradec Králové. For more than ten years, he has held management positions with pharmaceutical companies such as SmithKline Beecham, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Wyeth. During his career he has contributed to the launch of dozens of original medicines from various indication groups, including cardiology, psychiatry, oncology, HIV / AIDS on the Czech or European market.
Since 2002 he has been engaged in the development, production and promotion of quality food supplements and their use in the prevention and mitigation of the impact of civilization diseases on human health.
He collaborates with the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of patented or otherwise exceptional natural raw materials, „Novel foods“ and other materials.
In private practice, he focuses on autism spectrum disorders, allergies, autoimmune and metabolic diseases.

Autism spectrum disorders: risk factors, epigenetics and clinical diagnosis

Maternal nutrition during pregnancy, childbirth circumstances and subsequent epigenetic factors in the environment in which the child grows, contribute to formation of autism spectrum disorders.
Genetics, relational mutations and polymorphisms will be discussed, as well as aspects of the immune system and digestive tract including possible nutritional deficiencies or toxic loads. The uniqueness of these connections results in individual presentation of the disorder.
Careful deciphering of these aspects and subsequent application of proper therapy leads to a significant improvement of the child’s health status, social interactions and thus its inclusion in society.

Dr. Amie Steel PhD. (clinical naturopath, researcher)

Dr Amie Steel is a PhD-qualified naturopath and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine. She is currently a co-investigator on an international multi-site study examining naturopathic treatment of IBS and a pilot pragmatic trial examining the clinical effectiveness of Ulmus rubra for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dr Steel is a member of the Research Committee and is Deputy Chair for the Western Pacific Regional Group Committee for the World Naturopathic Federation. She has authored over 150 journal articles, edited two special journal issues (including the world-first special focus issue on naturopathy published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine), edited three research books and contributed to over 30 book chapters. Her research interests include women’s health, complementary medicine curriculum development and delivery, integration and regulation of complementary medicine, and the interface between evidence-based medicine and complementary medicine practice.

Naturopathic management of functional gastrointestinal disorders

It is estimated that more than one in ten individuals consulting with a naturopath globally seeks assistance with functional gastrointestinal disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and dyspepsia. These conditions are not well-managed within conventional medicine and as such those with these conditions are more likely to seek health care options outside of mainstream healthcare. The holistic management inherent to naturopathic philosophy has the potential to provide real improvement to symptoms and overall quality of life for these individuals. This presentation will overview the current evidence related to functional gastrointestinal disorder physiology and management through the lens of naturopathic principles and with a focus on IBS and dyspepsia.

Dr. Alexander Zimin M.D., Ph.D. (oncologist)

2005 graduated from Saint-Peterburg Medical Academy named after I.I. Mechnikov 2005
2005-2007 postgraduate education in Rehabilitation and physiotherapy, Saint-Peterburg Medical Academy
2007-2010 postgraduate student at Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Science, Saint-Peterburg, Ph.D. in oncology and radiology.
2010-2012 researcher and a radiation oncologist at Russian Scientific Center of Radiology and Surgical technologies, Saint-Peterburg
2013 – 2018 Saint-Petersburg scientific society on phytotherapy.
from 2018 Head of Russian Scientific Society on clinical naturopathy and phytotherapy.

Naturopathy in the treatment of oncologic diseases

The conventional cancer treatment involves three different modalities, such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, while integrative oncology model points to expanding inter and multi-disciplinary approach to include other complementary or traditional therapies. These strategies will also have the greatest potential for improving the overall health, quality of life and well-being of cancer patients.
Since toxicity remains a significant barrier for chemotherapy and radiotherapy, using natural compounds and traditional herbal medicine as a pivotal adjunct to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Herbal medicine may decrease treatment toxicities and increase the therapeutic index. Traditional medicines, which consist of herbal and nutritional supplements and some mineral and animal products, are mainly used as a method of self-treatment or prescribed by complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners.
In this paper, the information on crucial medical herbs and medicinal mushrooms will be presented. Several approaches are outlined: 1. Immunomodulating properties of polysaccharide containing herbs and mushrooms.  2. The role of adaptogenic herbs for adjuvant cancer treatment protocols. 3. Impact of rare alkaloid-containing herbs in alleviating side effects of chemotherapy. 4.  Use of toxic herbs in a drug-like regimen.

Katarina Vaculik ND, RN (naturopathic doctor)

Canadian doctor Katarina Vaculik gradually gained a positive attitude to natural medicine through her personal and professional experience. She has lived in Canada where she first studied as a nurse and worked in an intensive care unit (ICU) and later in an Intravenous Infusion Clinic where she specialized in the treatment of autoimmune diseases with biological drugs. Her constant interest in human body, anatomy and physiology has led her to continue her education, this time at the College of Holistic Medicine in Toronto. After further 4 years of intensive study at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, she received not only Naturopathic Doctorate (ND) education but also understanding and respect for the human body, mind and soul and their inseparability.

Naturopathic approach to type II. diabetes

Chronic diseases are often detected at a late stage, increasing the likelihood of disability and premature death, both of which can be largely prevented.
The prevalence of type II. diabetes has more than doubled since 1980 from an estimated 153 million to 347 million in 2008. 7.8% of the world’s adult population is expected to live with diabetes by 2030. WHO anticipates that deaths from diabetes will double between 2005 and 2030.

Erika Brajnik (naturopath)

My name is Erika Brajnik, I am graduate professor of Italian language, a sociologist, a naturopath, an iridologist, a reflexologist, a tuina masseuse, Bach flower therapist, auricolotherapist. I have been working as a naturopath in Slovenia for 10 years. I have written 4 naturopathic books in the Slovenian language. I am writing articles and columns about naturopathy. I regularly appear on television and radio. I also run the Sauro Naturopathic School in Ljubljana for the 5th year.


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