ASEAN Membership

20% discount for ACNEM membership. Register directly with ACNEM here.

This special membership offer is valid until 8th March 2020 and only open to delegates attending the SLiM.Sciences 2020 conference.

Please contact your ASEAN SLiM.Sciences supporting organisations for more information. 

AKSHARA, Indonesia

Centre for Personal Health Solutions, Kuala Lumpur

Thailand Institute for Functional Medicine


Certification & Fellowship

Enjoy ASEAN pricing when you enter into the certification and fellowship programme with ACNEM.

Contact your organisation of SLiM for more information. 

Face-to-face or Online

You can choose. Meet fellow clinicians at ACNEM face-to-face events in Singapore or Australia. Or you can do it from the leisure of your home online. 

Register your organisation

Contact us to get your organisation registered as a supporting organisation.  Enjoy ACNEM membership privileges immediately upon registration. You enjoy member prices for SLiM.Sciences 2020 Conference registration.

ASEAN Steering Committee Members





 Dr. Aris Wibudi (Brig. General) Sp PD, KEMD, CHT, A B AARM dipl; head of Presidential Medical Team for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Specialist in Internal medicine and consultant for endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. Founding Chairman of AKSHARA – Indonesian Integrative Medicine Society.  


DR. ERWIN KAY Singapore



Dr Erwin Kay

MBBS (Spore)

Grad Dip Family Med (Spore)

Grad Dip Mental Health (Spore)

Grad Dip Dermatology (Wales)

Diploma Child Health (Sydney)


Dr Erwin Kay graduated from medical studies in the National University of Singapore in 1996 with a MBBS degree, went on and completed his graduate diploma family medicine in Singapore and graduate diploma dermatology from Wales, United Kingdom. He is also a certified designated factory doctor in hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Dr Kay believes in holistic medicine. Health problems should be treated in relation to the whole biological system rather than its individual parts.






Dr. Gan Siok Ngoh B.D.S. 1981(Singapore) 

MSc (Periodontology) 1991 (U.K.)

Dr Gan Siok Ngoh is a specialty-qualified Periodontist dental surgeon. She adopts a wholistic  integrated approach as an oral physician . In the past thirty years of  practice, she has helped many medically compromised patients manage their oral health .Interests and focus  in helping medically compromised patients have a healthier dental state and enjoy a better healthier quality of life.

Wholistic Dentistry is an integrated approach to Dentistry that promotes health and wellness instead of the treatment of disease. This approach encompasses both modern science and knowledge drawn from the world traditions on natural healing. The whole person approach  is acknowledged that deals with the mind, body, and spirit of the patient, not just his or her "Teeth".

Chronology of Postgraduate Experiences :

1981:Bachelor of Dental Surgery(Singapore) 

1981-1983: Government dental practice 

1983-1988 :private general practice 

1988-1990: Hospital based general dental practice 

1991:Attained Master of Science in Periodontology (UK) 

1992-2008 February ( solo practice) Hospital based dental practice with focus on periodontology(70%) and full mouth dentistry for treatment of chronic degenerative and immuno-compromised cases 

2006-2009 : restricted Specialist periodontal work once a week at heartland private group practice 

2008March-Now –Associate in group practice ;currently 80% focus on wholistic dentistry and management of medically compromised patients.

Attended postgraduate Primary Course in  Clinical Nutritional and Environmental medicine.(ACNEM)May 2010.

Continually updating ………………..

Member of following Associations

• International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD)

• International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)

• American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)

• Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)

• Australian Academy of Clinical Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM)

• Singapore Dental Association (SDA)

• Society of Periodontology, Singapore (SPS)

• College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore CGDP

• Member of Society of Clinical Metal Toxicology Singapore (SOCMT)


DR. IAN ONG Malaysia



Dr Ian Ong graduated with MBBS from the University of Melbourne in 1988 and is a Fellow of the Academy of Family Physicians Malaysia and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He is active in the teaching of Family Medicine at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels and served as the Chief Censor for the Academy of Family Physicians, Malaysia. The first Malaysian certified Functional Medicine Practitioner by the Institute of Functional Medicine, USA, he now applies his interests in clinical nutrition and takes an integrated approach to chronic illness and wellness as the Medical Director of The Centre for Personal Health Solutions Kuala Lumpur.  






Dr Yuen Chuen Fong Raymond

MBBS (HK), M Med Sc (HKU), M Med (OM,NUS), FAMS (OM)  

BSc. (University of Toronto)

Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, America Academic of Aesthetic Medicine USA

Physician in Charge, Hosanna Clinic

Medical Director, Veribel Aesthetic Clinic 

Registered Family Physician, MOH Singapore

Specialist, Occupational Medicine 

Special Interests in Cancer Prevention and Medical Nutrition. Publications :

“ Effects of High Dose Vitamin C for Cancer Patients – 9 Cases “

“High Dose Vitamin C helps prevent recurrence of Stage IV Ovarian Cancer. A case report “

“Off-Label Cancer Prescription: A Paradox to Evidence Based Medicine”

Author of the book  “ PassOver Cancer “ 

Chairman of Kowloon Medical Professional Group 

Medical Consultant and Committee Member, 365 Cancer Prevention Society CPS , Singapore.

Former President of CareCancer Society (now 365 CPS ).


Dr. Sarah Akbari Indonesia

Graduated with a medical degree  in 1997 from the Christian University in Jakarta, and with a Masters of Hospital Administration from the University of Indonesia in 2001.

Sarah believes that prevention and a holistic approach are the best practice.  She has attended many workshops and conferences on anti aging, regenerative and functional medicine both in Indonesia and overseas. She is currently a Fellow in Anti Aging and Regenerative Medicines with the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicines (A4M), and is a Board Certified Physician of the same. 

Sarah is certified for Injectable Nutrients by ACNEM (the Australian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicines) and with INMA (the Indian Nutritional Medical Association).

She completed the “Exercise Prescription Course for Primary Physicians” with the organization Exercise is Medicine in Singapore, at Changi General Hospital.

She continues her education and is currently taking her Post Graduate Certification in Integrative Medicines at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at George Washington University in USA. 

With her network of Functional Medicine practitioners around the world, Sarah regularly organizes and speaks on various Continuing Medical Education events for fellow practitioners. Her themes in the past includes Women’s Health, Nutrigenomic, Gut Health, Peptide Therapy and Sports Medicine. She also speaks at Health Seminars for layman in Indonesia and abroad. 

Sarah supervises an Autoimmune Community  (KODAI – Komunitas Orang Dengan AutoImmune) based in Jakarta, which has over 200 patients as members, resident across Indonesia.  It provides regular health education for Members.

Sarah is currently working on a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project with a US based gym, to supervise a regular free class for cancer patients and their caregivers. This project started in Jakarta in September 2019 and the aim is to extend its services to other cities.

Her latest commitment to introducing and creating a wider awareness  about Functional Medicine in Asia, is in organizing the first Fellowship in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, with participants from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. This Fellowship is the first such program in Indonesia and has been organized in collaboration with AKSHARA (see below) and INMA (the Indian Nutritional Medical Association).  It is supported by Mysore University, India.

Sarah practices Functional Medicines in her own Integrative Care Centre in Jakarta. The centre integrates all aspects of body -  mind – soul concept.

Apart from seeing patients, Sarah is also the Medical Director of an International Health Insurance Provider (Safe Meridian) based in Singapore with offices in Jakarta, and is the Vice Chairman of AKSHARA (Persatuan Kesehatan Integrasi Nusantara), an association in Indonesia whose aim is to introduce and apply Integrative Medicine in addressing patients’ symptoms.





Since his graduation from Chiang-Mai University Medical School in 1989, Dr. Torsak pursued his continuing learning journeys until the accreditation as a first U.S. Institute for Functional Medicine certified practitioner (IFMCP) in Asia. He had a master’s degree in diet and nutrition toxicology and is currently pursuing active clinical research under the program of Doctor of Philosophy in Human Nutrition at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

 The extensive clinical experiences convinced Dr. Torsak that the conventional medical approach is best at helping patients with acute conditions, while it is less effective in treating chronic illnesses. Care for chronic conditions essentially requires an understanding of the long-term underlying pathophysiologic imbalances that lead to the current clinical presentations. These are commonly ignored by the regular practice of acute care medicine. With this approach, he has supervised the personalized lifestyle interventions for chronic illness patients around this region since 2003. He is one of the founders of the Thailand Institute for Functional Medicine and holding the position of Director of Medical Education until now. He is also the founder of BBH Hospital, the first functional medicine and rehabilitation center in Thailand. He is currently providing consultations to private hospitals in Bangkok and serving as a guest lecturer at several universities.


Conference Co-Chairmen


Professor Yeoh Kian Hian

Prof. Yeoh Kian Hian Clinical Professor & Senior Consultant at the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the National University of Singapore and National University Health System. Over the past 40 years, Prof Yeoh has established himself as a leading Ear, Nose and Throat specialist who is internationally known, especially for his expertise in Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis and Allergy.

Prof Yeoh was responsible for the birth and development of the ENT Department at National University Hospital in 1987 where he remained as Chief until June 2002.  

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Fellow of the American and Australasian Colleges of Surgeons as well as Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy where he was also an examiner.

He is the founding Chairman of a few Voluntary Welfare Organisations looking after 3 Homes for the Elderly and Destitute, in addition to a Neighbourhood Link, a Day Rehabilitation Centre, a Free Clinic as well as several other services.

For his contribution to Society, Prof Yeoh was conferred by the Singapore Government The Public Service Medal Award ‘PBM’ in 1991 and the Public Service Star Award ‘BBM’ in 2002. He received the Distinguished S.M.J Award from the Sultan of Johor in 1999 for his professional services.


Dr. Aris Wibudi

Dr. Aris Wibudi (Brig. General) Sp PD, KEMD, CHT, A B AARM dipl; head of Presidential Medical Team for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Specialist in Internal medicine and consultant for endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. Founding Chairman of AKSHARA – Indonesian Integrative Medicine Society.  


Dr. Ron Ehrlich

Dr Ron, President of ACNEM has been in clinical practice since 1980, at the Sydney Holistic Dental Centre in Sydney CBD. In 1996, Dr Ron gained his Fellowship in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (FACNEM). His 2018 book A Life Less Stressed: The 5 Pillars of Health and Wellness has been published in Australia, the UK, USA and Turkey. In 2019 he was awarded a Fellowship in Lifestyle Medicine (FASLM). Dr Ron is also co-founder and board member of Nourishing Australia a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to informing, educating and inspiring people about the critical importance of healthy soils, nutrient-dense foods and regenerative agriculture, bringing together principles of holistic healthcare and holistic land management. His weekly podcast Unstress explores what ‘holistic’ and ‘stress’ means in our modern world, and the connections between human and planetary health.