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Mind Medicine Australia FREE Webinar – Psychedelic Therapies in Australia: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities

With Dr Eli Kotler, Dr Michael Winlo, Dr Lauren Macdonald (UK), Tania de Jong AM, Peter Hunt AM and Scott Edwards

Date: Mon 13 May 2024 @ 7:00pm
Location: Webinar (online)

World-first, so what’s next? How you can join the revolution for Change!


Don’t miss out – Get your tickets early!

Join this FREE WEBINAR presented by Dr Eli Kotler, Dr Michael Winlo, Dr Lauren MacDonald (UK) Tania de Jong AM, Peter Hunt AM, Scott Edwards and more speakers to be announced shortly.

Topic: Psychedelic Therapies in Australia: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities


Join us for a live webinar on Psychedelic Therapies in Australia: Achievements, Challenges, and Opportunities. Explore the current legal landscape and hear from leading psychiatrists pioneering treatments. You’ll also learn about Mind Medicine Australia’s current focus including our Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies (CPAT) and Patient Support Fund.


  • What’s legal right now? How is it progressing?
  • Hear from psychiatrists who are treating patients with these therapies
  • What is MMA’s current focus?
  • Learn more about our world-leading Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies (CPAT), our Patient Support Fund and health insurance options
  • Hear from some CPAT Graduates who are already practising about what they have learnt
  • What are some of the opportunities, challenges and wishes for the future
  • How you can be part of the change now



DATE: 13th May 2024
TIME: 6:55pm (AEST) for 7:00pm start, finishing at 8:15pm
DURATION: 75 minutes (incl Q&A)
LOCATION: Online – a link will be emailed to you with the viewing details


The Presenters

Dr Eli Kotler


Psychiatrist and Medical Director at Malvern Private Hospital

Eli is a consultant psychiatrist and psychodynamic psychotherapist. He is the Medical Director of Malvern Private Hospital, an addiction and trauma hospital in Melbourne. Eli completed the inaugural CPAT course, and has since been on its faculty. He was appointed as the course’s Australian Course Director in 2023.

As a psychiatric trainee, Eli was awarded the Royal College of Psychiatrists Trainee Prize for his Scholarly Project on Depression, as well as a Research Committee Trainee award for his work on Philosophy of Mind. As an adjunct lecturer at Monash University, he oversees medical students on their addiction medicine rotation. He has been invited as a key-note speaker to several conferences and meetings to discuss addictions, trauma and psychedelics. Eli sits on the Committee of the ANZMHA to help organise their yearly addiction conference. He also sits on the inaugural Clinical Advisory Group for the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. Eli is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, and is a member of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs. He also has extensive research experience with novel therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases.

Due to his interest in trauma, Eli has been appointed an Independent Medical Examiner by WorkSafe Victoria. He has been appointed by the Minister for Workplace Safety to sit on the Victorian Medical Panels, and is an expert witness in historical abuse cases.

Clinically, Eli works in a psychodynamic framework, and attempts to help his patients find freedom from their addictions and trauma through relational experiences, and experiential self-awareness. He is part of the AFL Player’s Association referral network for addiction issues, and his interests in depth-psychology and neuroscience led him to found the Melbourne Neuropsychoanalytic Group.

Dr Michael Winlo

Chief Executive Office and Managing Director, Emyria

Dr Michael Winlo, chief executive of Emerald Clinics since August 2019, was chief executive of Linear
Clinical Research for 3 years and remained on the board from July 2019 when he stepped down from the
CEO role to lead a startup company in digital health innovation. Linear Clinical Research is the clinical
trials arm of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Dr Winlo holds a Bachelor of Medicine and
Surgery from the University of Western Australia, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of
Business. He was a co-founder of medical device startup Cerulean Medical in 2007, and spent five years
in the US growing the health practice of data analysis firm Palantir Technologies

Dr Lauren Macdonald (UK)


Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College London and co-founder of Essence Medicine

Dr Lauren Macdonald is a psychiatry doctor and therapy guide at the Centre for Psychedelic Research, Imperial College London. She currently works on trials studying psilocybin-assisted therapy for anorexia nervosa and fibromyalgia, and DMT for treatment-resistant depression. Alongside her clinical work she is a retreat facilitator and co-founder at Essence Medicine, an organisation providing psycho-spiritual care to people facing life threatening illness. She has degrees in Medicine and Psychology, and has undertaken further training in Integrative Medicine, Compassionate Inquiry, Yoga, and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies).

Tania de Jong AM

LL.B (Hons), GradDipMus

Co-founder Mind Medicine Australia, Founder Creative Universe, Creativity Australia, The Song Room & Creative Innovation Global

Tania de Jong AM is the co-Founder and Executive Director of Mind Medicine Australia. She regularly presents on psychedelic-assisted therapies, mental health and wellbeing at major conferences and events around the world and to Governments, regulators, clinicians, philanthropists and the general public.

Tania is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators developing 6 businesses and 4 charities including Creative Universe, Creativity Australia and With One Voice, Umbrella Foundation, Creative Innovation Global, Pot-Pourri and The Song Room.

Tania was named in the 100 Women of Influence, the 100 Australian Most Influential Entrepreneurs and named as one of the 100 most influential people in psychedelics globally in 2021. Tania’s TED Talk has sparked international interest. Tania has garnered an international reputation as a performer, speaker, entrepreneur and a passionate leader for social change. Her mission is to change the world, one voice at a time!

Peter Hunt AM

B.Com, LL.B

Founder & Chair of Mind Medicine Australia

As an investment banker Peter Hunt AM advised local and multi-national companies and governments in Australia for nearly 35 years.  He co-founded one of Australia’s leading investment banking advisory firms, Caliburn Partnership and was Executive Chairman of Greenhill Australia. Peter was a member of the Advisory Panel of ASIC and chaired the Vincent Fairfax Family Office.

Peter is an active philanthropist involved in funding, developing and scaling social sector organisations which seek to create a better and fairer world.  He is Chairman of Mind Medicine Australia which he established with his wife, Tania de Jong, in 2018. He regularly presents to Governments, regulators, clinicians, philanthropists and the general public on psychedelic-assisted therapies and the legal and ethical frameworks needed to ensure these treatments can be made accessible and affordable.

He founded Women’s Community Shelters in 2011. Peter is a Director of The Umbrella Foundation. Peter also acts as a pro bono adviser to Creativity Australia.  He was formerly Chairman of So They Can, Grameen Australia and Grameen Australia Philippines.

Peter was made a member of the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2010 for services to the philanthropic sector.

Scott Edwards


Executive Officer at Mind Medicine Australia

Scott has had a diverse career, working across a variety of fields. After originally training and working as a professional musician, he founded and bootstrapped a successful online music education company called Ear Training HQ at age 23. Ear Training HQ taught an innovative approach to skill development that he developed. He successfully taught this to thousands of students over 10 years. He has committed much of the last 10 years to introspective practice, with a central focus on Buddhist teachings. During this time he has trained and worked as a bodyworker, somatic therapist and meditation teacher.

Through his introspective practice and his somatic work, he has developed a deep interest in psychedelic and other altered state based therapies and the connection between these therapeutic approaches and the introspective process. Through the emergence of psychedelic-assisted therapy, he sees an opportunity for a deeper understanding of introspective practice emerge in our culture, with the potential to support greater happiness and wellbeing for all.

Disclaimer: Mind Medicine Australia does not encourage or facilitate illegal use of psychedelics or plant medicines. MMA focus is focused on clinical and legal use only supported by the emerging science and legislative processes. Mind Medicine Australia reserves the right to record and publish webinars on various social media platforms. You agree that you will not discuss any names, locations or specific details of illegal use of psychedelics both verbally or via any written forms of communication via Mind Medicine Australia social media platforms (for example Facebook, Instagram or Zoom private and public chat forms during a webinar). Breaches of these guidelines may result in not being able to participate in the event. We thank you for support and cooperation on these matters.

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