ARCHIVED NEWS 2017

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November 2017

ATMS is thrilled to announce that after a hugely successful event in 2017, the National Seminar Series is back in 2018, touring Australia from March until September 2018. Earn 6 CPE points and hear from two amazing speakers..Read More

November 2017

Natural Medicine Week is back in 2018 for its third consecutive year and ATMS are on a mission to educate and raise awareness of the many benefits of visiting an accredited natural medicine practitioner in Australia….Read More

November 2017

There was a tremendous response to our third annual Industry Awards for 2017. A huge thank you goes out to all those who entered or nominated in the awards. The high calibre and volume of entries was impressive, and we applaud the efforts of every single entrant for their contribution to natural medicine in Australia….Read More

October 2017

Last week, 13 October 2017, the Australian Government made an announcement regarding the removal of the private health insurance rebate for certain natural therapies from 1 April 2019.

Natural therapy modalities named in the announcement were: aromatherapy, Bowen therapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, Herbalism, Homeopathy, Iridology, Kinesiology, Naturopathy, Pilates, Reflexology, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Tai Chi and YogaRead More

October 2017

ATMS are pleased to announce that over the coming months we will be developing new and exciting programs just for our student members. As natural medicine vocational education & training (VET) develops and the industry changes, we know that to better support the new practitioners entering the sector we need to support you in your studies and also on your journey from student, to graduate to professional accredited practitioner….Read More

September 2017

ATMS extends a big congratulations to all the finalists in our 3rd annual ATMS + Nature & Health Awards!

 

Twelve finalists have been selected for Practitioner of the Year, Clinic of the Year and Student of the Year. All nominees demonstrated their contributions to their professions, industry, and overall commitment to the advancement of the Australian natural health community. Winners will be announced on 18 November at the Awards Gala Dinner and will feature in the December issue of Nature & Health Magazine.Read More

June 2017

Did you know that GSA and ATMS have recently collaborated to cover members under the Professional Indemnity Policy for online consultations?

 

Technology enabled care (TEC) involves the convergence of health care and technology. TEC is fast becoming an integral part of the solutions facing the health, care and wellness sector. Technology is proving a helpful integration tool to deliver safe, efficient and cost-effective care to clientsRead More

May 2017

The only one of its kind in Australia, Natural Medicine Week, will feature workshops, clinic open days and special offers focusing on the three primary models of natural medicine; Ingestive TherapiesBodywork or Massage and Traditional Chinese Medicine….Read More

April 2017

ATMS practitioners, regardless of being a provider with a health fund or not, are required to maintain full client records for each client treated. As a minimum this should include:

Keeping client/clinical records is an essential part of professional practice. Health funds also require the keeping of these records, and they form an important part in the client relationship to receive health fund rebates.Read More

April 2017

Just One Drop – a documentary film about Homeopathy, yesterday made its world debut screening in London, United Kingdom. This film takes its audience on the journey of Homeopathy, a system of medicine that is currently used by more than 200 million people.

 

The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS), Australia’s largest national association representing professional practitioners of natural medicine, including accredited Homeopathy therapists, is expecting that this documentary will provide a platform for new conversations and global attention to Homeopathy.Read More

March 2017

As part of our ongoing member engagement ATMS has translated the information regarding our Member Survey and Strategic Plan into Mandarin. The Membership Survey needs to be completed in English….Read More

February 2017

The Victorian Health Complaints Act 2016 came into full effect on 1 February 2017.

 

The Victorian Act has caused contentious debate within natural medicine, particularly in Victoria, as it extends a comprehensive complaints procedure to any newly defined “General Health service”Read More

February 2017

With my two-year tenure ending in February 2017, the Board met and elected a new Executive team for the ATMS. I did not re-nominate for the position of President as I believe that change is very beneficial for the Society. I will remain as a Director and continue to work for the members…Read More