PROF AVNI SALI, MBBS, PhD, FRACS, FACS, FACNEM
Prof Avni Sali is the founding Director of the National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM). He was the Founding Head of the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine at Swinburne University prior to which he was Head of the University of Melbourne’s Department of Surgery at the Heidelberg Hospital, in Melbourne.
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.
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.
Often referred to as the ‘founding father’ of Integrative Medicine in Australia, he established NIIM to further the advancement of Integrative Medicine as the best medical model for healthcare.
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. In 2013, Prof Sali was awarded an Adjunct Professorial appointment with the Cairnmillar Institute in Melbourne
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