Dr Daniel Weber

We’re thrilled to have Dr Daniel Weber present at the ATMS Functional GI Symposium in Sydney on 15 September 2019. Dr Weber is recognised internationally as an informative and passionate speaker and travels extensively lecturing on modern botanical medicine, psycho-physical diseases, microbiome and its spectrum of diseases as well as cancer.

On the lead up to the event we had the chance to have a quick chat with Dr Weber. Check out our Q and A for a sneak peek into our esteemed speaker.

How did you get into your area of expertise and why do you stay?

I began my studies in 1969, both as an investigation into the nature of Eastern thought, the idea of an ‘alternative’ approach to medicine as well as a recognition of the social paradigm shift i.e. the ‘New Age’. 

What has been the main focus or outcomes of your research/work over the past year?

Mostly oncology, but also in a desire to change the methods of teaching medicine.

How has the research and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders changed in the past 5 years?

Slowly, we are recognising the complexity of human systems, seeing how the simplistic, mechanic approach does not provide answers.

What do you predict will happen in the next 5 to 10 years in your particular field?

We will succeed in breaking-down the medical monopoly or we won’t; there will be a paradigm shift or there will not be a shift.

What is the number one way we, as natural medicine practitioners, can make a difference for our clients?

Learning and teaching critical thinking and avoiding the simplistic reductionist answers.

What’s the questions you get asked the most often in your field, and how do you answer it?

I generally ask questions and then respond to how the patient configures their answers.

Tell us who inspires you / or who your professional idol is and why?

Of that question, there is need for more than a pithy answer. This is complex and medicine is never straight forward and simple

Dr Weber will present a session on ‘Neurotrophic Factors in gut health’ at the Functional GI Symposium in Sydney on 15 September. Come to the Symposium and enhance your technical expertise in digestive health!