Welcome to ACNEM Online Learning
The ACNEM ‘Foundations of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (NEM)’
course is the entry-point for GPs and other healthcare professionals
wanting to learn about Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. This
course is the first of the two modules and runs over two days. The
second module is to be completed online and is equivalent to two days of
training. On completion of both modules, the pre- and post-training
activities and quiz, a Certificate of Completion is awarded.
This module will address a number of the most common functional mental health conditions that present to clinic.
Conditions to be covered include depression, anxiety and addiction. Our highly regarded presenters will bring their clinical experience and knowledge on the application of nutritional and environmental medicine in collaboration with conventional medical practice. Current scientific evidence for the effectiveness of treatment modalities will be presented including nutraceutical prescription, dietary manipulation, lifestyle modification and environmental factors, alongside the range of available testing and investigation options.
Our speakers will explore:
- The contributing NEM factors to common mental health conditions including depression and anxiety
- The investigative methods for assessing mental health from a NEM perspective
- The role of specific dietary and environmental approaches for the management of anxiety
- Evidence-based lifestyle interventions that can assist in the management of addictions
- Nutritional treatment and management of mild-to-moderate depression
This module explores the evidence-informed specialty area of cognitive health and the factors that influence it.
Our specialist presenters bring their clinical experience and knowledge on the application of specific diets, including ketogenic, Mediterranean and intermittent fasting and offer practical tips and tools in the integration of this into practice.
You will learn about the tools for assessing the level of cognitive decline and how to interpret relevant pathology tests. This training module includes expert discussion of case studies and offers a systematic approach.
Topics covered include mould, biotoxins, CIRS (chronic inflammatory response syndrome), endocrine disrupting chemicals, heavy metal toxicity, and the case of the sensitive patient.You will learn practical, clinically relevant skills, such as protocol development for identification, testing and treatment of specific environmental exposure.
This module explores the speciality area of integrative cancer care, showcasing a variety of therapeutic tools and techniques. Experienced presenters share their working clinical knowledge of hyperbaric oxygen use, hyperthermic treatment, intravenous vitamin C and ketogenic diets. Presenters also discuss using these tools and techniques with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.
This learning module explores the biological, nutritional and environmental factors that influence the immune system. Our specialist presenters bring their experience and expertise to discuss an integrative approach to the treatment of complex and chronic immune conditions. Topics include Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, the use of intravenous vitamin C, and insights to clinical assessment of chronic immune conditions. Targeted nutritional treatment strategies for the prevention and treatment of dysregulated immunity, as well as dietary recommendations, will be explored.
This module discusses the underlying biochemistry of metabolic syndrome and provides practical evidence-based solutions through diet, nutrition, gut health and case history discussion to enable immediate application in clinical practice.
A comprehensive overview of evidence-based therapies for neuroinflammatory disorders - the chronic conditions involving damage to the nervous system by the body’s own immune response. Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease and depression will be presented. This training provides insight into the role of nutritional and environmental medicine and its influence on the underlying physiological issues that contribute to neurodegeneration. Hear the growing scientific evidence behind the treatment options, pathology testing and dietary interventions.
Presentations focus on current, evidence-based information, discussing nutritional and environmental medicine (NEM) approaches for commonly seen conditions. Our specialist practitioners offer strategies and new investigation techniques that will assist health practitioners to further understand the biochemical and physiological processes behind the symptoms of clinical and subclinical thyroid and adrenal conditions. Discussion includes availability and validity of testing, clinical signs and symptoms, and specific nutrient and dietary recommendations to assist with the development of comprehensive treatment protocols.
Learn about the interplay between exercise, health and performance. Hear from health experts who specialise in exercise medicine and gain some evidence-based strategies to aid your patients in maintaining health while increasing performance.
Specialised content will cover:
- The role of gut function and the relationship between intestinal barrier function and inflammation in the recreational and elite athlete
- Baseline nutrition, diets and fuelling for sport
- Specific sports nutrition assessment, investigation and case taking
- Individual tailoring of diets and supplements
- Recognition of over-training syndrome, the impact of stress and cortisol
This brand new module will explore the impact of exercise on health as well as outline how nutritional medicine can be used to optimise exercise performance. Our highly experienced and specialised presenters will bring their clinical experience and knowledge to provide you with comprehensive clinical recommendations.
An overview of oral health and the many links to general health that any thorough general health assessment of a patient should consider. This one-day program has been designed to equip doctors, nurses, allied healthcare practitioners and others interested with the skills necessary to identify and assess problems within the oral cavity and understand their potential impact on whole body health.
just a part of modern life, almost worn as a badge of honour by some in our
excessively busy lives. It’s a pervasive part of our home and work environment.
Yet excess and prolonged stress are linked with a host of illnesses including
obesity, mental health problems (anxiety, depression, PTSD), cardiovascular
disease and cancer, to name a few. Stress affects many aspects of our inner
environment including our immune function and inflammation, and inflammation
underpins most chronic diseases. As practitioners, we need to be able to not only
recognise the impact of stress as part of the environment we live in but
importantly we need to help educate our patients on this, and point them
towards various therapies that may be able to help them better manage the
stress in their lives. To do so, we need to understand such therapies