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Functional Neuro-Development – The Melillo Method (Sydney and Melbourne)

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September 10-12, 2021 Melbourne
September 17-19, 2021 Sydney

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IS THIS SEMINAR FOR YOU?

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WHat You Will LEarn

* Over 6 days (2 x 3-day weekends), Dr Melillo, 30 years of clinical experience, research and publications and teaching experience, will provide the most cutting edge scientific research, functional assessment tools and advanced treatment modalities

* The Melillo Method is a complete methodology and tool-kit that aims to help both paediatric and adults patients with a range of neuro-developmental imbalance. History forms, diagnostic checklists, clinical rationale and treatment approaches have been developed for the practitioner in mind.

* Understand and appreciate how many clinical behavioural, emotional and physical conditions can be assessed and managed with a functional neuro-developmental model

* Learn the latest in primitive reflex therapy, spinal and posture, vestibular, eye movements, brainstem integration, cortical connectivity and hemispheric integration

* Clinic ready history forms, diagnostic checklists, clinical rationale and treatment approaches have been developed for the practitioner in mind.

Certification and Fellowship Credentials

A certificate of attendance will be issued for one or both modules

Certificate: The 45 hours count towards the IAFNR (The international association of Functional Neurology & Rehabilitation) certification course (150 hours required + test). Available for healthcare and non-healthcare professionals.

Fellowship: The 45 hours counts towards the required  hours for the fellowship credentials. The fellowship testing is administered through IBFN (International Board of Functional Neurology). This is a post-graduate competency-based qualification for a Fellowship in Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders. This is available for healthcare practitioners only 

Note: the Certificate and Fellowship qualification are organised by international bodies and not by Brain Hub Academia or other Australian organisations.

We have an amazing opportunity to secure all the 150 hours to be used for eligibility to sit the Fellowship in Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CND) accreditation via IBFN (International Board of Functional Neurology www.ibfn.org).

OPTION 1
SAVING $1300

7 CND Modules – secure an additional 7 modules of your choice
Total 105 hours.
Details below.

OPTION 2
SAVING $2200

10 CDN Modules – enrol in the full 10 module course as an online course
Total 150 hours
Details below.

PLEASE NOTE
  1. this special offer is only valid when you have registered for the Australian September courses 
  2. module 1 is required to be taken first
  3. payment is made via Brain Hub Academia, in AUD$ and includes tax invoice/receipt (no foreign exchange and transaction fees)
  4. Your details will be forwarded to Dr Melillo, with his office contacting you to assist with starting the online courses at your convenience
  5. you can start whenever you like, and ideally can be done before the September events
  6. You have access to the individual online modules for 12 months once you commence that module 
  7. if you take this significant savings online-learning option and then decide to cancel your live September tickets, a cancellation fee of $500 will apply 
  8. payment options are available, although only when full payment is made will you be able to access the online courses
  9. If you’re not a healthcare practitioner, there is also a certification program available
Normally, these online modules are US$550 each (GST is not applicable), with 7 modules in total costing US$3850 (GST free, plus poor foreign exchange rates on credit cards). We’ve been able to secure these for US$2950, or fixed at AU$3950 (plus GST). This is a savings of at least AU$1300.

You can opt to take all of Dr. Melillo’s 10 CND modules (150 hours) for US$3950 – that’s a ridiculous AU$520 (no GST) per 15-hour module. This makes the total payable fee ($5200 + GST) = AU$5720 (incl GST). There is a very significant savings of over AU$2200.

HURRY UP! Only 20 seats remaining at Early Bird Price…

After June 30, or if sold earlier, tickets will be available at regular pricing only

OUR SPEAKERS

DON’T MISS THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE AND LEARN FROM THE RENOWNED DR ROBERT MELILLO IN AUSTRALIA PRESENTING A CONDENSED 45 HOUR PROGRAM

Early Bird pricing valid to June 30, or sold out earlier with limited tickets available

Registration Fee

Part 1 10-12 September, 2021 ( Melbourne)
Part 2 17-19 September, 2021 ( Sydney)
Combination Part 1 and Part 2

Early Bird*
Ends June 30, 2021

$1390
$1390
$2290

Regular

$1590
$1590
$2590

*Price includes GST, lunches, refreshments, morning and afternoon tea break
* Limited Early Bird tickets available. Once sold, the tickets will only be available at regular prices or the event sold out the special CND (Dr Melillo Childhood Neuro-Development course) offer is only available with the registration of the combination live September course

Conference Agenda

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL NEURO-DEVELOPMENT?

  • Bottom-up vs Top-down development, and Inside out vs outside in brain Complexity and chaos theory and it’s the relationship to brain development
  • Brain development stages primitive reflex, sensory-motor, behavior, and cognitive stages.
  • The Brain Developmental Blueprint Approach to examination and in the development of specific treatment programs
  • What is muscle tone? Why is it so important?

THE MELILLO METHOD EXAM: A. HEMISPHERIC POSTURAL, TONE AND SYMMETRY

    The Dominance Profile / Treatment options

  • Why do we have a dominance profile, the phylogenetic and developmental origins

THE MELILLO METHOD EXAM: B – THE PRIMITIVE REFLEXES

  • What are primitive reflexes, what is their purpose?
  • How to properly assess and inhibit primitive reflexes infants, children, adolescents and adults
    • Fear Paralysis Reflex
    • Tonic Labrynthine Reflex
    • Asymmetric Tonic Neck Reflex
    • Moro Reflex
    • Symmetric Tonic Neck Reflex
    • The Spinal Galant
    • The Babinski Reflex
    • The Palmer Grasp Reflex
    • The Rooting and Sucking Reflex

THE MELILLO METHOD EXAM: C – CORE STABILITY AND STRENGTH

The development of the posturomotor system, core stability, and how to functionally assess

  • Prone Core testing
  • Supine Core testing
  • Lateral Core testing
  • Flex/Extension Functional Ratios
  • Lateral flexion functional ratios
  • Curl Ups
  • Push-Ups

THE MELILLO METHOD EXAM: E – OCULOMOTOR

  • Development and Function of the Oculomotor System
  • Ocular Alignment Testing
  • Optokinetic Testing
  • Involuntary Saccades
  • Smooth Pursuits
  • Voluntary Saccades
  • Antisaccades

THE MELILLO METHOD EXAM: F – BRAINSTEM AND CRANIAL NERVE

  • Review functional anatomy and developmental stages of the Medulla, Pons, Mesencephalon
  • Smell Assessment (CN 1)
  • Pupillometry (CN 2)
  • Oculomotor Function(CN3,4,6 ,Previously reviewed)
  • Branchial Arch Cranial Nerves,5,7,9,10,11,(Chewing, swallowing, ingesting, facial Tone and Symmetry, vocalization, Autonomic regulation, Gesturing, and the social engagement system
  • Review the Development of the Autonomic System and the Polyvagal Theory
  • Vestibule/Acoustic Nerve Hearing

THE MELILLO METHOD EXAM: G – CORTICAL

  • Cortical Neuroanatomy /Layers
  • Fast and Slow Neurons, Thinking Slow and Thinking Fast
  • Dorsal Vs ventral stream sensory processing
  • Assessing the parietal vs the temporal lobe functions
  • Coticostriatalcerebellothalmocortico network, the basis of all normal and abnormal human behavior
  • Functional Neuroanatomy/Assessment/Treatment options
    • Cerebellum
    • Thalamus
    • Basal Ganglia
    • Prefrontal Cortex
  • The Hyperdirect pathway and hemispheric regulation of behavior
  • Prefrontal Cortex, areas and functional assessment/treatment options
    • Premotor/Supplemental areas
    • Frontal Eye Fields
    • Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex
    • Orbitofrontal Cortex
    • Anterior Cingulate

 
THE MELILLO METHOD: H – HEMISPHERIC INTEGRATION

  • Development of the immune System and hemispheric regulation
  • Reviewing the most current scientific literature as to what is actually happening in the brain of neurobehavioral disorders right and left hemisphere syndromes) and what we can do about them.

THE MELILLO METHOD: I – FUNCTIONAL CONNECTIVITY, NETWORK DYNAMICS, AND GRAPH THEORY

  • Hemispheric controls and concept of Functional Disconnection
  • Systems Neuroscience, beyond neuroanatomy and neurochemistry. The Neurophysics of the Brain
  • Oscillations, Synchronizations, Graph theory and Rhythms of the brain
  • Measuring Brain Networks and their functions QEEG and Functional Assessments

 
INTEGRATION

  • Putting It all together, using The Melillo Method exam and treatment forms to formulate a specific and individualized treatment plan.

Dates And Time

10-12 September, 2021 (Melbourne)

Friday – 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday  – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

17-19 September, 2021 (Sydney)
Friday– 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday  – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Venue parking is very limited. We recommend using public transport to and from the venue

The registration ticket is inclusive of 10% GST

Yes, we will be enjoying morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks with light food, as well as lunch for each day

We recommend paying with credit card through our online payment portal PayPal. If you would prefer, you may pay via bank EFT. Please make payment to:  Carlo Rinaudo, NAB,  BSB: 082-356 Acct No: 57-101-8036. Once you have made payment, please send an email to seminar@brainhubacademia.com.au with a screenshot of payment

Yes, it’s aimed as a substantial and condensed short program into functional neuro-development  and is suitable for practitioners with little or no training in the field

In the event of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions: 

If the event is rescheduled to a new date:

– and you’re unable to attend the rescheduled event, a $100 processing fee per ticket will be deducted from your refunded registration fee.

– and you would like to continue attending the event with the rescheduled dates, then no fee or charges apply

If the event is cancelled:

  • a refund will be issued to all registrants less a $100 processing fee per ticket

Once the event is confirmed with COVD-19 restrictions eased for international and domestic travel, then the following cancellation policies will be in place 

If you cancel on/before June 30th, 2021, a $150 processing fee per ticket will be charged on refund

If you cancel on/before September 3rd, 2021, a 50% processing fee per ticket will be charged on refund

If you cancel after Sept 4th, 2021, there will be no refund.

Tickets are transferable with notification to seminars@brainhubacademia.com.au

Dr Melillo is considered an internationally recognised authority on the topic for over 30 years. He has authored many books and taught his programs for decades. His approach is cutting-edge and always evolving with the latest research and his continuing clinical experience.

The Organizers and co-Organizers of the conference shall not be held responsible for any delay or failure in performance of its obligations hereunder to the extent such delay or failure is caused by fire, flood, strike, civil, governmental or military authority, acts of God, acts of terrorism, acts of war, epidemics, the un-availability of the venue or other similar causes beyond its reasonable control and without fault or negligence. For one or more of such reasons, the organizers and any co-organizers of the meeting may postpone, reschedule or cancel the event without liability on the part of organizers and co-organizers of the Meeting. In the event the meeting cannot be held or is postponed pursuant to this section, the organizers and co-organizers of the Meeting shall not be liable to any attendees for any direct, consequential or incidental damages, injures, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodations costs, or financial losses.

In registering for Functional Neuro-Development seminar, participants agree that neither Brain Hub Academia nor tany affiliate parties assume any liability whatsoever. Participants should therefore organize their own health, travel and personal insurances.

This significant savings offer is only available if you register for the live Australian events.

If you purchase the CND offer, then 

  1. decide to cancel the live Australian event, a $500 cancellation fee will be charged
  2. the event is rescheduled and you’re unable to make it, then a $250 cancellation fee will apply
  3. the event is cancelled, then a (normal) $100 fee is charged