New Research, New Concepts, New Directions

The Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) proudly presented the 5th International Science of Nutrition in Medicine and Healthcare Conference on 2 and 3 May 2015 at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, Melbourne, Australia.

Once again, the Food and Nutrition Flagship of CSIRO, and the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) collaborated with ACNEM to present this event.

This is unique and world-class international meeting bringing together the medical, nutrition and scientific communities to explore the clinical application of the latest research and new concepts in nutritional, genetic and genomic science.  

An impressive line-up of world experts, along with key public health, political and industry figures were present to explore the conference themes and their inter-relationship.

The next conference will be held on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May, 2016 in Sydney.

A/Prof Eugen Molodysky, President, ACNEM
Prof Michael Fenech, Research Group Leader, CSIRO
Dr Malcolm Riley, President, NSA

2015 Conference Themes

  • Mental Health
  • Heart, Diabetes and Weight
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Scientific Abstracts


From the convenors and scientific committee...

In line with emerging research, the conference themes explore how nutrition has the aptitude to profoundly impact the body systems that sustain mental health and cognition. New concepts in understanding the relationship between gut health, our microbiotica composition, and the pathogenesis of numerous systemic and chronic conditions, including obesity and other inflammatory diseases, is essential to the development of personalised strategies of health care.

Conference themes were addressed in the plenary sessions as well as in the interactive 'workshop' style sessions. Each of the concurrent workshop sessions featured a mix of scientists, researchers, medical doctors including GPs and specialists, and a medical doctor facilitating the Q&A and panel discussion at the end of each session. 


Who should attend?

  • Medical Specialists
  • General Practitioners
  • Hospital Registrars
  • Nurses and Practice Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Naturopaths
  • Dieticians
  • Scientists & Researchers
  • Healthcare professionals

Session formats

Conference session formats include:

  • Keynote lectures
  • Interactive workshops
  • Facilitated forum discussions
  • Question and panel discussions
  • Case histories and clinical scenarios

RACGP QI & CPD and other CPD/CME points 

The Heart, Diabetes and Weight stream of the 2015 Conference has been allocated 40 Category 1 QI&CPD RACGP points.  GPs who attended the Heart, Diabetes & Weight sessions and who wish to claim RACGP points will need to have completed pre-reading and reflective activities available here.

CPD/CME points for attending the conference will be available from many other professional bodies subject to application and providing your certificate of attendance and the conference program, to demonstrate relevance to your profession.

The conference also attracts credit points towards the ACNEM Education Certification and Fellowship in NEM.

Where and When

The next conference will be held in Sydney on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May 2016.  Venue details will be annonced soon.

Sponsors & supporting organisations

A limited number of sponsorship and exhibitor spaces will be available. Companies wishing to exhibit at the conference should express interest as early as possible to avoid disappointment. There are also opportunities for like-minded organisations to provide in-kind support and to participate in the conference. For more information email info@nutritionmedicine.org.au.


Please direct all enquiries to ACNEM:
Phone: +61 3 9597 0363
Email: info@nutritionmedicine.org.au