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Professor Avni Sali AM is often referred to as the father of Integrative Medicine in Australia. In 1996 he was the Founding Head of the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine at the Swinburne University in Melbourne. In 2009 he established the not-for-profit, charitable National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM), and became its founding Director. In the past he was also Head of the University of Melbourne Department of Surgery at Heidelberg Hospital.
Founding President ACNEM
Prof. Yeoh Kian Hian founding President of the Society of Clinical Metal Toxicology Singapore
Founding Chairman of AKSHARA - Indonesian Integrative Medicine Society
President, ACNEM - Australasion College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine
Lim Chong Keat, born in Penang in 1930 to a distinguished family with strong roots in Singapore. His father was an important member of the pioneering medical community in Penang and his uncle Sir Lim Han Hoe a noted medical practitioner was a key political figure in the early days of self-rule in Singapore. His brother Dr. Lim Chong Eu, helped modernize medicine in China during the revolutionary period rising to be the personal physician to the top echelons of the Kuomintang. He later played a significant role in the early politics of Malaysia and is considered the architect of modern Penang as Chief Minister of the State.
Eschewing the family profession for architecture LCK graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA Hons in Architecture and then a Master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he specialised in Architectural Acoustics. Under the group practice of Malayan Architects Co-partnership, succeeded by Architects Team 3/Jurubena Bertiga, he and his partners were responsible for several landmark buildings, notably the Singapore Conference Hall, Jurong Town Hall, UOB Tower, DBS Tower, Penang Komtar & Geodesic Dome (Dewan Tunku), the Shah Alam Town Council Complex and the Bank of Ceylon Building in Colombo. Two of these buildings have now been designated as national monuments in Singapore.
LCK is the Founder Chairman of the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA), and also Chairman of the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) Board of Architectural Education. Awarded the PAM (Malaysia) Gold Medal in 1997 and Singapore Institutes of Architects Gold Medal in 2015. He was a member of the Singapore Housing and Development Board and served on the UN Panel for State and City Planning.. Appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester, and in 1995 the Quatercentenary Visiting Fellow at Emmanuel College Cambridge (also a fellow, Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins, who won the Nobel Prize in 1929 for his discovery of vitamins).
Together with Buckminster Fuller, LCK convened the Campuan Meetings in Bali from the 1970s which attracted many world thinkers to discuss matters important to human civilisations. The final edition of this meeting was convened in Penang in 2019.
LCK has an interest in structured water for more than 20 years and owns the only detergent free hotel in Penang. The hotel on Penang Hill is fitted with a Japanese water device supplied by Water Realm a company LCK founded in collaboration with Japanese inventors.
His interests spans a wide range from art to the sciences. His contributions to Singapore art through the pioneering Alpha Gallery gave exposure to fledgling local artists who went on to become famous and his many soirees did the same for musicians. His current research in botany places him among the world's noted experts on the palm and ginger genera having discovered and named many species new to science. He publishes the journal Folia Malaysiana and for his efforts in botany and conservation inducted a fellow of the Academy of Science Malaysia.
"for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease."
Dr. Robin Warren worked tirelessly for many years after the re-discovery of H. pylori as a cause for most peptic ulcers before being recognized for his work and awarded a Nobel Prize jointly with his collaborator Dr. Barry Marshall. During those many long years in obscurity, his loving wife, Winifred provided him with much needed moral support. He is an avid photographer and artist. The picture insert is his self portrait published with his biography at the official Nobel Prize Website.
A self portrait, drawn by Prof. Warren while working for his final exams in Adelaide, 1960. Taken from https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/2005/warren/biographical/
Before the 1970’s, well fixed specimens of gastric mucosa were rare. Then the flexible endoscope was introduced. This enabled gastroenterologists to take numerous well-fixed small biopsies from the stomach. Gastric histology and pathology were clearly demonstrated. Whitehead accurately described it in 1972, including a feature he termed ‘active’ gastritis. This involved only the superficial gastric epithelium, with polymorph infiltration and epithelial cell distortion. In June 1979 I was examining a gastric biopsy showing chronic inflammation and the active change. A thin blue line on the surface showed numerous small curved bacilli. These were clearly visible with a Warthin Starry silver stain. They appeared to grow on the surface of the foveolar epithelial cells. Over the next two years I collected numerous similar cases. The changes were often much milder or more focal than the original biopsy, but the main features were usually similar, with chronic gastritis and usually some of the active change. These features could show considerable variation, from near normal to severe. In 1981 I met Barry Marshal and we completed a clinico-pathological study of 100 outpatients referred for gastroscopy. There was little relation between the infection and the patients’ symptoms. Peptic ulcers, particularly duodenal ulcers, were very closely related to the infection. We cultured Helicobacter pylori. In 1986, with Marshall et al, I studied the effect of eradication of H pylori on the recurrence of duodenal ulcer. I graded the gastritis (0 – 36) using the features seen with active gastritis. The range was 15 – 35 before treatment. After eradication of H pylori, this changed to 5 – 20 within 2 weeks. This provides powerful evidence that H pylori causes the active change. Duodenal ulcer usually occurs in the duodenal cap. Gastric mucosa normally extends through the pylorus. In this study, the proximal border of all ulcers was either definite gastric mucosa, or scarred and consistent with a gastric origin. This suggests duodenal ulcer is either actually a distal pyloric ulcer or gastro-duodenal. It may well arise in the damaged, inflamed and infected mucosa in the position of maximum stress – the lip of the pyloric sphincter.
Dr. Peter Eng graduated from from the University of Singapore in 1964. He is the 2019 National Institute of Integrative Medicine, Australia, Award recipient. In recognition of his outstanding contribution and accomplishments in the field of Integrative Medicine. He served as a board member of ACNEM in 2005 and made Fellow of ACNEM in 2003.
2017 to present date - Advocate for the use of integrative (science based) medicine in Australia and export of nutritional products made in Australia to the Asian market. Currently giving lectures in Chinese cities as head of the Victor Smorgon Group, expansion of Integrative Health Care into 46 Chinese cities.
2000 to present date:
Middle Park, Victoria
General Practice – Specialising in nutritional medicine
Member of the Swisse Scientific Advisory Panel
2016 - 2018 Annual keynote speaker at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney on Integrative Oncology and
latest advances in targeted treatment for cancer.
2017 Appointed to the Academic Board of NIIM (National Institute of Integrative Medicine)
Published the first ever study on the use CTC (Circulating Tumour Cells) for the early diagnosis of cancer and using nutrients to reduce CTC counts as an increase in CTC count puts patients at risk of progression of existing cancer lesion.
2017 Raised $1.3 million from his VIP patients for the Stroke Ambulance on behalf of Professor Stephen Davis, Professor of Neurology Melbourne University
2016 Helped raise $1 million towards the setting up of Professor Jonathan Kalman’s Ablative surgery unit for atrial flutters and atrial fibrillation.
2015 A keynote Speaker at the National Integrative Medicine 2nd Annual Symposium
“Advances in Integrative Medicine”
2011 One of 3 Principal Speakers at a Parliamentary breakfast meeting in Canberra highlighting the benefits of complementary medicine.
2008: Senate inquiry, Canberra. Appeared on behalf of Australia College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine into use of complementary medicine in cancer treatment – submission accepted
2008: Baker Heart and Research Institute, Melbourne Raised $250,000 towards Magnetic Resonance Imaging facility
2003:Awarded centenary medal by Governor General of Commonwealth of Australia for contributions to Australia society
1995 to present date. Epworth Health Care, Richmond, Melbourne Teaching unit for Melbourne University of Medicine.Accredited in general practice
1995:Swinburne University council, Hawthorn, Melbourne elected as member introduced a department of Nutritional medicine in Swinburne.
National Institute of Integrative Medicine Australia
Dr. Gerald Pollack PhD. Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington, maintains an active laboratory at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of WATER: A Multidisciplinary Research Journal; Executive Director of the Institute for Venture Science; co-founder of 4th-Phase Inc.; and founder of the Annual Conference on the Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of Water.
He served as the external adviser to the National Science Board (which governs the National Science Foundation) in their task force on transformative science. In this capacity he spoke at a 2007 workshop on “Fostering Innovation” which was attended by top NIH administrators and a panel of distinguished scientists including two Nobel Laureates. The 40-minute talk offering various remedial solutions, some radical. Recommendations from this workshop and others, including one on the peer-review system, began opening the NIH to be more receptive to transformative ideas.
He has received numerous honors including: the Prigogine Medal for Thermodynamics; the NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award; and the 1st Emoto Peace Prize. He is recognized internationally as an accomplished speaker and author and is a recipient of the University of Washington's highest honor, the Annual Faculty Lecturer Award. Dr. Pollack's (award-winning) books include: The Fourth Phase of Water (2013), and Cells, Gels, and the Engines of Life (2001).
Background extracted from official website
The IVS concept arose out of the passion of its Executive Director, Professor Gerald Pollack, a pioneer in the field of water. After some time, he came to realize that the establishment actually prevents truly groundbreaking ideas from emerging. These insights drove him to conceive the IVS in order to solve this problem.
The challenge of changing the funding bureaucracy turned out to be formidable, Pollack’s first attempts included promoting his ideas to governmental agencies including NIH, and then President Obama. Finally, Pollack came to realize that a more fruitful approach would be to solicit support from private donors, and the current version of the IVS was born. The organization was formalized and a Board with diverse experience was assembled. A 2015 symposium to launch the IVS crystalized the concept into a working organization, and in 2016 the IVS issued its first call for pre-proposals.
After reviewing more than 200 pre-proposals, the Board identified 12 highly promising initiatives that could transform our understanding of nature. Those initiatives range from revealing the profound role of water in biological function, to a promising unconventional cure for cancer. They are now under serious review.
The IVS community represents a combined total of more than 1,000 years of experience in fundamental science ranging across universities, corporations, and governments, in both private and public sectors. It includes some of our brightest minds. This community shares a deep passion for the pursuit of truth.
Professor. Avni Sali, MBBS, PhD, FRACS, FACS, FACNEM, Member of the Order of Australia, Founding Director of the National Institute of Integrative Medicine.
Professor Avni Sali AM is often referred to as the father of Integrative Medicine in Australia. In 1996 he was the Founding Head of the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine at the Swinburne University in Melbourne. In 2009 he established the not-for-profit, charitable National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM), and became its founding Director. In the past he was also Head of the University of Melbourne Department of Surgery at Heidelberg Hospital.
Professor Sali donates his time to several positions on medical boards and associations. He is the current President of the International Council of Integrative Medicine (ICIM); past President of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) and sits on numerous medical and other boards. He is a member of the Joint Working Party of the AIMA & Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) establishing the Integrative Medicine (IM) Network which oversees GP training, continuing professional development, and standards for safe ethical practice in the field of integrative medicine. He is also a patron and ambassador for several organisations including: The Melbourne Therapy Centre, GVConnect and others.
Professor Sali’s previous appointments include: Australian and New Zealand Representative of the International Society of Surgery, and Director of Victorian Health Research and Education Committee (VPHREC). Professor Sali was a part of the Federal Government Complementary Health Care Consultative Forum and the National Scientific Advisory Committee in Complementary Medicine.
Professor Sali is also involved with a number of Educational Medical & Teaching Research Facilities, such as the Brain Sciences Institute at Swinburne University; Southern School of Natural Therapies, Box Hill Institute, and the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM). Professor Sali was instrumental in establishing the first post-graduate medical school in Integrative Medicine at a University: The Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Swinburne University Melbourne, as well as the first Integrative Hospital in Melbourne.
As a highly sought after Integrative Medical expert, Professor Sali regularly contributes to a wide variety of publications, including editorials and articles in Australian and International Medical Journals. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications, including chapters in two of the world’s leading surgical texts. He is on the editorial board of several medical journals and reviewer of articles for other health related publications. Recently he co-authored the highly awaited definitive text of integrative medicine ‘A guide to Evidence-Based Integrative and Complementary Medicine’ published in 2011: Elsevier Australia.
Professor Sali is an invited speaker at numerous seminars and workshops both nationally and internationally, every year. He also volunteers his time to give educational talks on public health in metropolitan and rural communities. He is a regular contributor of health articles to publications such as The Melbourne Review.
For his contribution to the community, in 2002 he was awarded the St. Michael’s Award for Outstanding Community Service and the Australian Humanitarian Award for Contributions to Health in 2004.
In November 2012 he was honoured to receive an integrative medicine award in recognition of more than 20 years of service, at the Australian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Awards. In March 2013 Prof Sali received an appointment as Adjunct Professor with the Cairnmillar Institute in Melbourne.
Professor Sali has been a pioneer of health promotion focusing on the importance of nutrition, exercise and mind-body approaches to preventative healthcare. For example, from 1979-1981, he performed Australia’s first study into the eating habits of primary school children as well as the first study investigating the role of school canteens on childrens’ diets.
His clinical expertise is in the area of treating complex and chronic diseases, particularly cancer. As a leader in his field and through his large body of work, he has inspired and led a new generation of doctors to the practice of Integrative Medicine.
His lifelong work has been the tireless promotion of bringing evidence-based Integrative Medicine into the mainstream medical model – to become the medical paradigm of healthcare.
In 2016, Professor Sali was honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for “significant service to integrative medicine as an educator, clinician and researcher, and to professional education.”
Prof. Dean Radin, PhD, is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS) and Associated Distinguished Professor of Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). His original career track as a concert violinist shifted into science after earning a BSEE degree in electrical engineering, magna cum laude and with honors in physics, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and then an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For a decade he worked on advanced R&D at AT&T Bell Laboratories and GTE Laboratories. For over three decades he has been engaged in research on the frontiers of consciousness. Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, he held appointments at Princeton University, SRI International, and other academic and industrial facilities.
He is author or co-author of hundreds of scientific, technical, and popular articles, four dozen book chapters, and four popular books including the Scientific and Medical Network’s 1997 book award, The Conscious Universe (HarperOne, 1997), Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006), a 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award, Supernormal (Random House, 2013), and Real Magic (Penguin Random House, 2018). Supernormal and Real Magic are available as paperback, e-books, and audio books. These books have been translated into French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian, Latvian, Turkish, Czech, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Arabic.
His 90+ academic articles appear in peer-reviewed journals ranging from Foundations of Physics and Physics Essays to Psychological Bulletin, Psychology of Consciousness, and Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. He was featured in a New York Times Magazine article; and he has been interviewed by dozens of television programs worldwide. His 400+ talks have included presentations at Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge, Princeton, Columbia, University of San Diego, University of Minnesota, University of California at Davis and Irvine, Wake Forest University, Virginia Tech, Northern Arizona University, Louisiana State University, University of Amsterdam, University of Paris, University of Padova, University of Allahabad, Andhra University, and University of British Columbia. His invited talks for industries have included Merck, Google, Johnson & Johnson, and Rabobank. His government talks have included the US Navy, US Army, the Naval Postgraduate School, DARPA, the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (India), the International Center for Leadership and Governance (Malaysia), and the Australian Leadership Retreat (Australia). In 2017 he was named one of the 100 most inspiring people in the world by the German magazine, OOOM, and as of 2018 his filmography on IMDB lists 18 documentaries he’s appeared in.
Inspired by a profound experience of personal discovery, Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell created IONS in 1973 to explore the interplay between scientific knowledge and inner knowing.
Today, we have the world’s largest team of multidisciplinary scientists conducting research on frontier topics in consciousness and its impact in our lives.
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Dr. Gervasio Lamas is the Chairman of Medicine and Chief of the Columbia University, Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He comes from a medical an scientific family – his father and uncle were physicians and his mother a biochemist.
Dr. Lamas grew up in South Florida, and promptly headed north to Boston, where he discovered he did not really like snow.
He received his B.A. in Biochemical Sciences cum laude from Harvard College and his M.D. with honors (AOA) from New York University. He completed his internship and residency and cardiology training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School, where he later served as Assistant Professor of Medicine.
Dr. Lamas returned to South Florida in 1993, when Mount Sinai recruited him as Chief of Cardiology. He later served as the hospital’s Director of Cardiovascular Research and Academic Affairs. From June of 2008 until January of 2009, he was Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program at Jackson Memorial Hospital/ VAMC/University of Miami. Dr. Lamas returned to Mount Sinai in January 2009 when the hospital launched its Ivy League affiliation with Columbia University to assume the role of Chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center. In 2011, Dr. Lamas was named the Chairman of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Under Dr. Lamas’ leadership the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai has recruited highly qualified cardiologists who are at the forefront of their field and specialize in a wide range of cardiovascular conditions, elevating the level of cardiac care. Mount Sinai proudly boasts the best 30-day heart attack survival rate in South Florida.
Dr. Lamas is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart
Association and the European Society of Cardiology. He has served as the Chair or
member for multiple data and safety monitoring boards, acted as a manuscript
reviewer for prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and
participated on multiple national committees, including serving as Chairman of the
Clinical Trials Review Committee of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
He has also served as the President of the South Florida American Heart Association from 2000-2001. He served on the 2008 Guideline Committee of the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology to recommend care guidelines for ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (a dangerous type of heart attack).
Dr. Lamas has always dedicated himself to research to improve patient care by
originating or participating in clinical trials.
During his career, he has enrolled thousands of patients in many U.S. and
international trials in order advance the science of cardiovascular care and prevent
death and disability from heart disease.
He originated and served as chairman of the Mode Selection Trial in Sinus Node
Dysfunction (MOST), an international NHLBI-funded trial that revolutionized cardiac pacemaker functionality. He served as Co-Chair of the Occluded Artery Trial (OAT), another multinational NHLBI-funded trial. He also originated and served as study chair for the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT), a $30 million trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health – a study with results that yielded national headlines and the finding that environmental pollutants are a modifiable risk factor for coronary heart disease, particularly in patients with diabetes. Somehow, he has found the time to design a replicative follow-up study TACT2, currently underway.
As a result of his academic activity, Dr. Lamas has published over 200 peer reviewed articles and over 150 abstracts in high impact journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has also lectured extensively at national and international meetings.
A Black Swan Event: The results of the first TACT are something rarely seen in large randomized clinical trials: very unexpected, with possible far-reaching consequences.
Prof. Konstantin Korotkov held the following positions on his career:
Deputy Director of Saint-Petersburg Federal Research Institute of Physical Culture; Professor of Computer Science and Biophysics at Saint-Petersburg Federal University of Informational Technologies, Mechanics and Optics; Professor of Research in Saint Petersburg Academy of Physical Culture; President of the International Union for Medical and Applied Bioelectrography; Consultant for Aveda Co (USA); Member of the Editorial Boards: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and the Journal of Science of Healing Outcomes.
He has published over 200 papers in leading journals on physics and biology, and he holds 17 patents on biophysics inventions. Prof. Korotkov has led a research career for over 40 years, combining rigorous scientific method with an insatiable curiosity about things of the spirit and the soul with deep respect for all life. He is also a scholar in philosophy and a serious mountaineer of 30 years experience. He has given lectures, seminars and training sessions in more than 50 countries, presenting papers and workshops at more than 100 national and international conferences.
He is the author of 10 books; Most of them are translated to English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, including Light After Life: Experiments and Ideas on After-Death Changes of Kirlian Pictures, USA 1998. Aura and Consciousness – New Stage of Scientific Understanding, Russian Ministry of Culture, 1998. Human Energy Fields: Study with GDV Bioelectrography, USA 2002. Spiral Traverse, (USA) 2006. An editor of the book: Measuring Energy Fields: State of the Art. GDV Bioelectrography series, USA 2004, The Energy of Health 2016, The Energy of Space 2017.
Dr. Hira Singh has practised Integrative Medicine since 1988 in Perth in his Nedlands Whole Health Clinic.
Complementing his Western Medicine training (M.B;B.S. Singapore, F.R.A.C.G.P Australia) with the modalities of Acupuncture, Nutritional Medicine, Spinal Manipulation, Counselling, Stress Management and Meditation, he helps his patients on their health journey from a whole-person perspective.
Prof Atsuo Yanagisawa MD, PhD, FACC, graduated from Kyorin University School of Medicine in 1976, and completed his graduate work in 1980 from Kyorin University Graduate School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Yanagisawa served as Professor in Clinical Medicine at the Kyorin University School of Health Sciences, and concurrently as Professor in Clinical Cardiology at Kyorin University Hospital until 2008. The Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy (JCIT) was founded in 2007, with Dr. Yanagisawa as president. Dr. Yanagisawa has served as the Director of The International Educational Center for Integrative Medicine in Tokyo, Japan, since 2008. Dr. Yanagisawa is the author of 141 scientific papers in English and Japanese and has published several books in cardiology, chelation, nutrition, coaching, and IV vitamin C for cancer. Dr. Yanagisawa currently inducted into The Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame in 2011. He is also a 2014 recipient of the Riordan Clinic’s “Pearl Maker Award” and “Antoine Béchamp Award”, which recognizes individuals for their actions to further the mission of stimulating an epidemic of health, worldwide. In 2016, He received an award of “Excelencia Academica” at The 7th World congress of Nerural Therapy. Dr. Yanagisawa served as a president of International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine from 2012.
The term ‘orthomolecular’ was first used by Linus Pauling in his seminal article, Orthomolecular Psychiatry, published in the journal Science, April 19, 1968. Orthomolecular medicine, as conceptualized by Pauling and established through the pioneering leadership of Abram Hoffer, aims to restore the optimum environment of the body by correcting molecular imbalances on the basis of individual biochemistry.
The purpose of the Society is to further the advancement of orthomolecular medicine throughout the world, to raise awareness of this rapidly growing and cost effective practice of health care, and to unite the groups already operating in this field. The Society serves to educate health professionals in the principles and practice of orthomolecular medicine through publications, and continuing medical eduction programs. The International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine held its inaugural meeting April 29, 1994 in Vancouver, Canada. The event brought together the many orthomolecular organizations already active worldwide.
The Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) is the peak medical organisation for nutritional and environmental medicine in Australia. A non-profit medical college established in 1982, offering postgraduate training and education for doctors and other graduate healthcare professionals..
Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (NEM) is concerned with the interaction of nutritional and environmental factors with human biochemistry and physiology, and the resulting physiological and psychological symptoms and pathology. NEM is evidence-based, drawing on the latest biomedical and genetic science and research to develop new treatment approaches to illness and disease, for primary prevention and to promote optimal health and well-being.
Dr. Ron Ehrlich President
Dr. Christabelle Yeoh Immediate Past President
Prof. Ian Brighthope Founding President
Dr. Joachim Fluhrer Past Vice President
Dr. Taufiq Binjemain
Dr. Nicole Nelson
Dr Ron 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.
Dr Yeoh graduated from medicine at the University of London in 1999 and has obtained her membership with the Royal College of Physicians (UK). She has a Masters degree in Nutrition from King’s College London. After practicing hospital medicine, she worked as a general physician with an interest in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. She has a strong interest in chronic disease management, neurological, gastrointestinal and metabolic health.
She is passionate about teaching on the interconnectedness of human metabolism, biology and behaviour. She believes that understanding health and dysfunction requires depth of understanding across medicine, biology, physics, neurophysiology and pathophysiology. She is the Medical Director of Next Practice GenBiome, an integrative clinic in Sydney where a team of practitioners work together helping patients with chronic and complex illnesses. Dr Yeoh is a Director and Past President at the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM).She has been dedicated to developing NEM training for the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and is on the teaching faculty.
Prof. Ian Brighthope MBBS. is a pioneer of nutritional medicine in Australia. He graduated in Agricultural Science in 1965 and completed his clinical studies in 1974 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. During Professor Brighthope’s early medical practice, he recognised the importance of using optimal nutritional and biochemical supplementation in the treatment and prevention of disease. Professor Brighthope developed his own nutritional protocols in the 1970’s, for The Brighthope Clinic and Biocentre which was the first Integrative Medicine Clinic in Australia.
He has published extensively and appeared regularly in the media as an advocate of nutritional and environmental health. He is the author of 6 books and editor of different international scientific journals. Professor Brighthope also founded the College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) in 1982, which is now the peak body in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine in Australia. In 2007, after 25 years as President, Professor Brighthope was honoured with an inaugural ACNEM award to recognize his contribution to health through the research, teaching and practice of nutritional and environmental medicine. His current interest is in the use of medical cannabis and he conducts courses for clinicians in the safe use of medical cannabis.
Dr. Joachim Fluhrer MD. ND. graduated both from Medical School at Sydney University and Naturopathic Physician School at Wetzlar, Germany.
Dr Fluhrer has been practicing medicine as a registered Medical Practitioner in Australia for over 30 years. He practices medicine based on a combination of nutritional and standard medical practices. The integration of various disciplines in medicine has and still is extremely important to Dr Fluhrer and is essential for the benefit of the individual patient.
Dr Fluhrer says Integrative Medical Practitioners need to practice in a safe and effective environment for the benefit of their patients and contribute to the overall health of the public and themselves. Of particular interest to Dr Fluhrer is the incorporation of science into the practice of medicine and the engagement of the patient in their health journey.
Over the past 30 years, Dr Fluhrer has been involved in the education of Practitioners, he has participated in Government committees, professional boards and advisory committees. He was also involved in the establishment of a fellowship program at the Australiasian College for Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM). He is a past Vice President of ACNEM and still currently lectures at ACNEM meetings.
He is a current Board member of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA). Dr Fluhrer is the Medical Director of Genostics Australia. Dr Fluhrer is a principal at the Centre for Evidence-based Complementary Medicine (CEBCom).
Taufiq graduated from the University of Leeds, UK, in 2000. He then completed his basic surgical training and obtained his Membership from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2005. Following that, he trained in Family Medicine and obtained his Membership from the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2011, the Canadian Family Physician Board Certification (CCFP) in 2012 and a Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2012. In the last 19 years as a doctor, he has had training in various specialties in Surgery and Orthopaedics, General Medicine, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery, Anti-Ageing and Regenerative Medicine, Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and supportive Cancer treatments.
He believes in personalised medicine, looking at the uniqueness of each person and working out the root causes of any chronic illness, which may include genetics, psychological, toxicities, lifestyle, nutritional, metabolic etc. He then works with the patient to address and treat each underlying cause in order to obtain a sustainable and long-term impact. He integrates the best of orthodox medicine with complementary modalities and patient empowerment through education, in order to achieve this goal.
Supportive Cancer Therapies, including Hyperthermia
IV Nutrient Therapies
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Environmental and Metal Toxicology
Diabetes management through diet and lifestyle
Obesity / Weight Management - personalised approach through BMR measurement
Skin Cancer Detection and Surgery, including skin grafts and delayed Moh’s surgery
Dr Nelson FRACGP, BPHARM, MBBS is a medical doctor with a background in pharmacy and general practice. She has a Bachelor Degree in pharmacy from Sydney University majoring in toxicology and worked as a hospital pharmacist before studying medicine at the University of Queensland. Nicole has a long-standing interest in diet lifestyle and nutrients and how these three key components can prevent and treat so many common illnesses we face.
As a medical doctor, Dr Nelson believes that most of her patients’ illnesses (and her own as well) can be linked to diet, lifestyle choices and nutrient deficiencies. She loves helping people navigate wellness and improve their health and has a passion for preventative health . She is a director at BioBalance and an education committee member of ACNEM.
Emeritus Prof. Uttam K Pati is an eminent professor in the department of biotechnology at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, where he was Dean. He pursued his Ph. D from the University of New Brunswick, Canada and his D. Phil from Allahabad University, Allahabad, India. He did his post-doctoral posting at the Max-Planck Institute, Germany and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He also took up a position as acting director in JNU. He was presented with the Medical College of Georgia Institutional Award in the year (1991-1992).
Dr. Pati’s primary research interest is in molecular chaperones and gene regulation, including the molecular mechanism of hypoxia, cancer biology, the tumor suppressor protein p53, and biomarkers, among others. He also has a special interest in the concept of microvita as the ultimate particles of consciousness, an idea proposed by the Indian philosopher Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar.
Helané Wahbeh is the Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Wahbeh is clinically trained as a naturopathic physician and research trained with a Master of Clinical Research and two post-doctoral research fellowships. She has published on and spoken internationally about her studies on complementary and alternative medicine, mind-body medicine, stress, and posttraumatic stress disorder and their relationships to physiology, health and healing. Her current research interests include healing stress and trauma, examining mechanisms of mind-body medicine, and rigorously studying extended human capacities.
There is growing evidence that our consciousness affects our physical world. From the growing fields of psychoneuroimmunology and the extensive evidence of benefit from meditation and other mind-body medicine therapies on clinical outcomes, it is clear that the effects of consciousness can no longer be ignored in health care. Dr. Wahbeh will review some background on mind-body medicine and its effects. She will also review the Institute of Noetic Sciences seminal research on spontaneous healing in cancer patients, life experience in women with breast cancer, and energy healers.
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. 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. Vijaendreh Subramaniam
MBBS (University Malaya), MRCOG (UK),
Board Certified Consultant Obstetrician and Gynae-oncologist
Specialist in Laparoscopic Surgery
Member of the International Organization of Integrative Cancer Physicians (IOICP), USA
President MAAFIM (Malaysian Association for Advancement of Functional and Inter-disciplinary Merdicine )
Dr. Vijaendreh Subramaniam is a Senior Consultant Gynae-Oncologist at Mahkota Medical Center, a leading private hospital in Malaysia. He graduated from University of Malaya and commenced postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1991, including working at Raigmore Hospital (NHS), in Scotland. He was admitted as a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1994.
In 2003 he furthered his sub-speciality training in Gynae-Oncology in the UK at St. Bartholomew Hospital, one of the leading cancer centres in London. Dr. Vijae has been an oncological surgeon since 1995, and has received training in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Kurashiki Medical Centre in Japan.
Since 2011, his practice areas have expanded to include the integration of alternative and complementary modalities in the treatment of cancer. He has travelled the world extensively in the pursuit of learning and observing firsthand from leading practitioners of integrative medicine. He believes that the best results in cancer treatments are only possible with the union of the best of conventional therapy, with the best of complementary and alternative therapies.
He is passionate about pioneering research into integrative oncology, and is currently the Director of Dr Vijae’s Gynae and Integrative Cancer Centre.
Deputy Director and Principal Investigator, NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation (SynCTI)
Technical Member, Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology (SINERGY)
Supervisor, NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS)
Deputy Chair, Masters in Environmental Management Programme Management Committee
Deputy Chairman (Programme Outreach), NUS Medicine Graduate Programme Committee
Chair of the University Mid-Term Advisory Review (MTAR) Committee for Medicine, Science, Computer Science, and Engineering.
President, Singapore Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SSBMB)
Council Member, Singapore National Academy of Sciences (SNAS)
As a continuation and elaboration of my interests in enzymology, my current and future research is centered on expanding the multi-faceted interface between enzymology and biological chemistry. In particular, my research is focused on the use of structural and mechanistic enzymological knowledge for protein engineering (exploring, defining and modulating substrate specificities), biocatalysis, therapeutic development (against infectious diseases, cancer and ageing) and bioremediation (towards urban sustainability). Significant contributions to the field of quorum-based therapeutic development were made through efforts in delineating
the underlying principles of enzyme design and engineering. The first demonstration of the use of recombinant quorum-quenching enzymes in the disruption of biofilm formation (vis a vis reduction in bio-mass and thickness) by a major human pathogen, Acinetobacter baumannii, associated with multi-drug resistant nosocomial infections, was made. We have begun defining Synthetic Enzymology as the application of enzymological principles in Synthetic Biology (in which enzymes are often employed in the biosynthesis of compounds for purposeful function) and describe its use as an enabling platform in Synthetic Biology for the purposeful production of compounds of biomedical and commercial importance. We have also begun defining Synthetic Enzymology as a means for purposeful bioremediation, and demonstrated the feasibility and utility of synthetic cyanogenesis (cyanogenesis refers to the biosynthesis of cyanide, and synthetic cyanogenesis refers to cyanogenesis through synthetic enzymological means). This is part of the overall aim to establish synthetic lixiviant biology as a means to recover precious metals (such as gold) and remove toxic metals (such as lead and mercury) from electronic
waste. Lixiviants are (bio)chemicals that can extract (or leach) metals from a source (such as ores and minerals, or electronic waste in our context). Our mechanistic studies of the human enzyme glycine decarboxylase, identified as a metabolic oncogene in multiple cancer types, have significantly advanced efforts in drug development against metabolic cancer; we are currently in collaboration with Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) to jointly develop potential lead compounds
targeting serine-glycine metabolic enzymes (including glycine decarboxylase) implicated in cancer progression
Current research interest focuses on protein engineering and biocatalysis, with emphasis on using structural and mechanistic enzymological knowledge to develop therapeutics. We are involved in the following research areas:
1. Defining Synthetic Isoprenoid Enzymology as an enabling platform for the Construction of Next-Generation Synthetic Biology solutions for nutrichemical production.
2. Using Synthetic Enzymology to discover and develop novel Polyketide-based therapeutic biomolecules, in the areas of infectious diseases, cancer and aging.
3. Developing anti-virulence Quorum-Based Technology for use in the biomedical industry.
4. Using Synthetic Lixiviant Enzymology for Biomining of Electronic Wastes for Environmental Sustainability.
5. Development of Lead Compounds Targeting Enzymes involved in Metabolic Cancer.
6. Using Synthetic Enzymology for the Construction of Therapeutic (Probiotic) Cells for the Treatment of Metabolic Diseases and Infectious Diseases.
Major research interests can be classified as follows:
1. Rational design and directed evolution of enzymatic activities.
2. Drug design and therapeutics against infectious diseases, cancer and aging.
3. Synthetic Enzymology for biomedical and bioremediation applications.
4. Deciphering enzyme specificity.
5. Mechanistic enzymology of enzymes of pharmaceutical importance.
6. Discovery of new enzymatic functions
Extracted from Spring Forest Qigong
For more than 25 years, internationally-renowned Qigong Master and multiple-bestselling author Chunyi Lin has been healing, teaching, and speaking to individuals, businesses, and large audiences to help them unlock their healing power – physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Through his profound and powerful learning and coaching programs delivered around the world, Chunyi has reached hundreds of thousands of individuals with a life-changing positive influence. His knowledge and expertise in using Qigong and other ancient wisdom to heal is both broad and deep, whether attested by his personal enlightenment and meditation retreats, his intense Qigong Healer and Instructor certification programs, or his long experience teaching Qigong, energy healing, and the principles of healthy, Qi-full living and eating.
Chunyi has dedicated his entire adult life to growth, change, and inspiration. His life mission is “A healer in every home and a world without pain and suffering.” He is deeply committed to QIGONG HEALING as an unparalleled tool for creating deep, long-lasting transformation in people. He has spoken to groups as large as 4,000 and in more than eleven countries around the world..
Bringing together like minded medical and health professionals fostering cross fertilization of ideas. By elucidating the latest discoveries in fundamental sciences, a comprehensive understanding of nature and its impact on health is found. A rich tapestry of experience and cutting edge sciences in a multidisciplinary forum. Delegates further their professional development in the art of medicine by interactively learning from leading scientific and clinical experts.
Qigong by Chunyi Lin
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Is the person in-charge of AMIA Ananda Marga International Academy of Singapore since 2014. He has been a yoga & meditation teacher since 1987. He graduated from Ánanda Márga’s Ácárya Training in 1994 and has since established and run several yoga centers in Europe, Australia and South East Asia. His passion for environmental and welfare issue has engaged him in various humanitarian projects. Premamayananda, recently, while working in Singapore, has created a unique yoga technique called Infiniti Yoga. This involves walking in Infinity shape while holding posture that give similar benefits of the ásanas (yoga postures).
He was lucky to be present, in India, when his Teacher, P. R. Sarkar, gave some of the talks on Microvita. Since then Premamayananda has been interested in the Microvita Subject.
Grand Master Tan Soo Kong D.Sc(AM), Ph.D
Grand Master Tan is a very simple, humble, caring, kind and spiritually-oriented person. His students are known to feel extremely at ease with him and drawn to his very unassuming, pleasant and affable personality. He has long established himself as a wise, painstaking and patient teacher. With a background in Taiji, he has also been involved in Qigong for four decades, having had training from many eminent and renowned masters of the Art.
Grand Master Tan have trained hundreds of professional Medical Qigong Therapists in more than 20 countries. He is the consultant to Himalayan Hospital and Cancer Research Institute of India, Hospital Lam Wah Ee, Malaysia Holistic and Herbal Organisation. He is a sought after Speaker, Trainer and Healer. His work have been documented by TV1 in Malaysia. He also been frequently invited to TV shows and hospitals like Singapore General Hospital, Loh Guan Lye Hospital, Beacon Cancer Hospital, Perth Cockburn Integrated Medical Centre etc. to share his knowledge and experience in the science of medical qigong. Grand Master Tan is recognised by the Malaysia Ministry of Health and Ministry of Human Resource as Qigong Expert and played an important role in establishing the Malaysian government recognised Qigong Therapy curriculum.
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