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Avni Sali

Prof Avni Sali

Professor Avni Sali is the Foundation Director of the National Institute of Integrative Medicine in Melbourne and a Professor (Honorary) at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Queensland. He was the Founding Head of the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. Prior to this appointment he was Head of the University of Melbourne Department of Surgery at the Heidelberg Hospital, in Melbourne.

He is President of the International Council of Integrative Medicine (ICIM) and the immediate past President of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA). Professor Sali has been the Australian and New Zealand representative of the International Society for Digestive Surgery. He is on the International Advisory Committee of the Vivekananda Yoga, India; the International Advisory Board of the National Committee on Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Indonesia; and on the Integrative Medicine Board of the HSC Medical Center, Malaysia. In addition he is on the International Advisory Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and is the medical advisor to the Minister of Health, Kosova.

He has served as a director of the Victorian Public Health Research and Education Council and on the Federal Government Complementary Health Care Consultative Forum. Professor Sali was also on the Federal Government Expert Assessment Panel for the National Institute of Complementary Medicine. He has led the Australian Government Biotech Alliance, Complementary Healthcare Mission, to Taiwan.

Professor Sali was President of the Gawler Foundation (equal-first cancer support organization) from 1999 until 2002 and has been a Board Member since its inception. He is on the joint Working Party of the AIMA and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Professor Sali is a Patron of the Melbourne Therapy Centre (Anthroposophy Principles), Patron of Australians for International Mental Health, Patron of Power Thinking Health Council and Patron of the Cancer and Natural Therapy Foundation.

Professor Sali's research interests are mostly in integrative medicine including clinical, behavioral, nutritional, herbal and exercise research.

His clinical expertise is in integrative medicine, including cause of disease, cancer, difficult clinical problems as well as health advice. He is author and co-author of five books and several chapters in books. He has had over 300 articles published in medical journals.

Professor Sali is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Evidence Based Integrative Medicine and is on the Editorial Board of several other journals.

He has helped to pioneer health promotion and integrative medicine in this country, especially the importance of nutrition, exercise and the mind and has been teaching in this area since 1978. Professor Sali is frequently invited to speak at local, state, national and international meetings.

He was primarily instrumental in the establishment of the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine at Swinburne, which was the first School of its kind and predominantly involved in the establishment of the Swinburne University Hospital, which was the first integrative hospital of its type.

Professor Sali has been primarily involved in the establishment of the National Institute of Integrative Medicine which is the first of its type.

In 2002, he was presented with the St Michael's Award for outstanding community service.

In 2005 he was awarded the Australian Humanitarian Award for contributions to Health.

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Joachim Fluhrer

Dr Joachim Fluhrer, MB BS

Dr Fluhrer practices medicine based on combination of nutritional and standard medical practice.

Each patient is an individual, with their own genetics, their individual upbringing and experiences. All this, combined with current lifestyle, medications, exercises, nutrition, emotional and mental is creating the circumstances in which the patient finds themselves.

Diagnostic analysis is mainly based on standard biochemical testing plus highly specialised and individual test from Australian and US based laboratories. This allows a much more accurate diagnosis of underlying deficiencies, toxicities, enzyme and hormone imbalances, plus microbial dysbiosis. In addition, highly specific genetic testing can be done both for prevention and for cancer treatment.

Treatments are based on restoring normal biochemical function, together with appropriate nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Health and Wellbeing is paramount for each individual. Analysing the individual situation, modifying biochemistry to achieve optimal balance and monitoring an ongoing treatment and support program will achieve the best possible outcome.

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Robert Allen

Prof. R. B. Allen

Educated at Wesley College, Melbourne, and later at Melbourne University Medical School.
1964 Graduated M.B.B.S.(Melb)

1965 J.R.M.O. Alfred Hospital,Melbourne.

1966 S.R.M.O. Box Hill & District Hospital.

1967 Surgical Registrar, Footscray & District Hospital

1968 & 1969 Surgical Registrar Box Hill & District Hospital ( also acted as Registrar to I.C.U.)

1970 Thoracic Surgical Registrar Austin hospital.

1971-1984 Private Medical Practice, Warrandyte,Melbourne

1984-Present Private Medical Practice, Donvale,Melbourne.
(Specializing in Nutritional & Environmental Medicine)

Post-Graduate Qualifications:
Fellow, Australian Medical Acupuncture College.
Fellow,Australian Society for Environmental Medicine.
Fellow, Australian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine.
Board Certified (U.S.) Bio-Oxidative Medicine
Board Certified International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology.

Member, Australian Medical Association
Member, Australian Society for Environmental Medicine.
Member, British Society for Allergy,Nutritional & Environmental Medicine.
Member, Australian Medical Acupuncture College.

Founding Member,& current Board Member,Australian College for Advancement in Medicine.
Founding Member,and Chairman of Board (1980- 1991), Australian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine.

Military Service:
1959 – 1990 Served as Commissioned Officer, initially in Active Citizen Air Force, later in Air Force Medical Reserve.

Teaching/Lecturing Experience:
1980s Lectured around Australia to Doctors and other professionals as lecturer for International College of Applied Nutrition,and for Bioglan P/L.
1980s Major Lecturer at A.C.N.E.M. courses for Doctors.
1991,1993,1994 & 1995: Faculty Member and lecturer at International Bio-Oxidative Medicine Conferences. (U.S.A)
2000 : Senior Lecturer at U.N.E. School of Health Sciences
Lecturer at G.S.I.M. since it’s inception
Frequently lecture around Australia to Doctors and other health professionals,as lecturer for Pharmafoods and other health industry companies.
2003-- Adjunct Professor GSIM,Swinburne University
2005----Director International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology.
2005 ----- Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Integrative Medicine.
2003—Organiser and Lecturer for annual courses for Doctors, run in association with Bradford Medical group and Taipei Medical University department of Integrative Medicine.
2005 ------ Lecturer A5M
2006 ----Presented several workshops at GPCE May 2006 Sydney,and November Melbourne
2007-----Presented Major Seminar on Metabolic Syndrome and several workshops at GPCE Sydney (May)
2007-----Presented Major Lecture on Heavy Metal Toxicity and Longevity also ran workshop for Doctors on Clinical Metal Toxicity at Tokyo International anti-aging Meeting (June)
2008/2009 Presented several workshops at GPCE in Melbourne and Sydney
2008/9Lecturer at U. Queensland Postgraduate Courses in Integrative Medicine
1.Complementary pathology and diagnostics.
2.Gut Permeability and Intestinal Dysbiosis.
JCM 2005;4(4):35-40
3.Diabetes. JCM2006;5(3):64-6
4. Nutritional Aspects of Epilepsy.
International clinical Nutrition Review.1983;3(3):3-9

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