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Annual General Meeting
06th June 2020
To be held via Zoom
11:00 - 12:00
Hosted by The International Federation of Aromatherapists
We invite all IFA members to take part in the IFA Annual General Meeting to hear an overview of the activities and accomplishments of 2019 and work in progress into 2020. This year, due to the Coronavirus and social distancing requirements it will be held via zoom. It will start with a welcome address by the IFA Chair. The reading of the annual report and audited financial statement for the year ending 31.12.2019 which includes a: financial overview, education overview, PR overview and international overview. During the meeting you will consider and approve the appointment of directors for the year 2020-2021 and discuss any other matter with the permission of the chair. Motions from non-elected Council members for discussion at the Annual General Meeting must be received 30 days prior to the meeting (deadline 07th May 2020). AGMS are a great opportunity to network with your fellow members, IFA staff, provide feedback and help sculpt the next chapter of the IFA. 1 CPD point will be awarded for attendance. CPD certificates will be emailed to participants after the event. Please note this event is free of charge to participate in but you must confirm attendance in advance.
Aromatherapy Awareness Week
08th - 15th June 2020
Hosted by The International Federation of Aromatherapists
Aromatherapy Awareness Week is an annual national campaign hosted by the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) to raise awareness of the clinical benefits of aromatherapy. Held in the second week of June, it seeks to educate the public about the difference aromatherapy can make to your life and the lives of people in your care. The campaign is brought to life by a multitude of individuals and companies who come together to organise awareness activities throughout the UK, drawing attention to the important role aromatherapy has in healthcare management. The 'Awareness' campaign is a unique opportunity for all clinical aromatherapists and service suppliers in the industry to do something pro-active to raise the profile of the health benefits of aromatherapy. Whether you send a tweet, contact your local media, or have your own ideas, there are all kinds of ways you can help to raise the profile of aromatherapy in the media and in your community. The IFA realises that therapists often need encouragement and support to get involved in press and publicity campaigns and the IFA PR team have formulated a professional support package to give you the confidence to speak with a collective and informed voice to any sector of the community read more.
04th - 05th October 2020
7239 Olympia Way, Hammersmith, London W14 8UX
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10:00 - 17:30
Hosted by Olympia Beauty
This event caters to all areas of the beauty industry (with over 40 sectors represented) and is a platform for over 500 exhibiting brands to promote their latest services, products and innovations. Last year, the Olympia Beauty Show team set out to bring in a higher quality visitor, focusing on bringing beauty business owners to the show. This was exactly what was achieved as the initiatives such as The Salon & Spa Owners’ Club saw a 65% increase in attendance of such decision makers. The show also features a brand new Treatwell stage in partnership with the British Beauty Council, The Education Club, in association with Finishing Touches, The Lash Games, Brush Wars, The National Massage Championship and Nailympia London! Olympia Beauty 2020 will be taking place on Sunday 04th & Monday 05th October at Olympia London and once again the IFA have been cordially invited to represent the Aromatherapy profession. If you're a professional or student in the beauty industry - Olympia Beauty is the place to be! By visiting our stand we can answer any questions you may have regarding the safe and effective use of essential oils, and, where appropriate, provide you with a list of locally IFA trained therapists and training providers. Throughout the two-day event we will also be providing 15 minute aromatherapy massages to the public so they can find out first hand just how good you can feel after a treatment. We look forward to seeing you there.
European Congress for Integrative Medicine (ECIM)
26th - 28th February 2021
Queen Elizabeth II Centre Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE
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Hosted by European Congress of Integrative Medicine
The IFA have partnered with the European Congress for Integrative Medicine 2021 (ECIM), which also allows our members to access discounted entry tickets at member’s rate. ECIM is a large international conference that was first launched in 2008 and has taken place annually since then in various European countries. This year it is being held in the UK for the first time – at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London. ECIM 2021 focuses on promoting healthcare systems that combine conventional medicine with an evidence-informed lifestyle, complementary and traditional approaches to health and wellbeing. The aim of the congress is to bring together medical practitioners, healthcare professionals, scientists, researchers, therapists and health politicians from around the world and across a range of disciplines to discuss the latest clinical applications, education and research in Integrative Medicine. The event very much focuses on embracing all approaches to healthcare. Integrated healthcare has always been high on the IFA’s prioritise as we want aromatherapy to be recognised by the NHS and mainstream health and social care providers for the positive contribution it makes to the health and wellbeing of the nation. For more information visit www.ecimcongress.com