BSEM is celebrating its 40th Anniversary and to help mark this milestone we are holding a Scientific Conference: Unravelling Brain Health, in conjunction with the Public Health Collaboration UK.

In a world where mental health disorders are reaching an unprecedented scale, with the World Health Organisation citing nearly 1 billion affected individuals globally, the economic and social costs are staggering. Depression and anxiety alone have an economic impact exceeding $1 trillion each year. Simultaneously, Alzheimer's disease, once a lesser-known affliction, now touches the lives of countless individuals as its prevalence soars.

"Unravelling Brain Health" is a conference crafted at the confluence of these urgent challenges. For over 40 years, the British Society for Ecological Medicine (BSEM) has championed the role of nutritional interventions in managing mental health. The Public Health Collaboration echoes this sentiment, advocating for dietary strategies that underpin metabolic health. This October, these two pioneering organisations join forces to host a landmark conference in London.

Our mission is to synthesise the expertise of leading researchers, clinicians, and thought leaders in the field of brain health. We aim to shed light on the transformative potential of nutritional and metabolic interventions in improving the outcomes of mental health conditions and neurodegenerative diseases.

The conference will not only feature presentations by esteemed experts but also offer an interactive panel discussion. This panel, comprising clinicians at the vanguard of these innovative interventions, will provide insights into their efficacy, guide on practical applications within clinical practice, and field questions from the audience.
Join us as we unravel the complexities of brain health and explore viable paths toward mitigating the impact of these widespread conditions.

Additional speakers and the final program will be announced shortly but please save the date: Friday October 18th at the Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews, London or on-line.

Current confirmed speakers
Dr Chris Palmer, Assistant Prof of Psychiatry, Harvard University and pioneer of metabolic psychiatry

Prof Ed Bullmore, Professor of Psychiatry at Cambridge University and author of "The Inflamed Mind"

Dr Damien Downing, President of the BSEM

Dr Jenny Goodman, Medical doctor and practitioner of Ecological Medicine, Dr Jenny Goodman has been helping people to improve their health for over 20 years. Her first book Staying Alive in Toxic Times will be followed by a second book in July 2024 focussing on the current health and environmental crisis linked to pollution. Jenny will focus how environmental toxins contribute to mental health issues.

Iain Campbell PhD, University of Edinburgh, co-principal investigator of the first European trial of ketogenic therapies for bipolar disorder

Patrick Holford, Leading spokesman on nutritionand mental health and founder of the Food for the Brain Foundation.

Panel discussion

Erin Bellamy
Dr Rachel Brown
Ally Houston

Program to follow

*Affiliated organisations and partners

Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine Inc (ACNEM)
Alborada Foundation 
Alliance for Natural Health International
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM)
The British Acupuncture Council
The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)
The British Society for Integrative Oncology (BSIO)
British Society for Mercury Free Dentistry
The Council for Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (CONEM) 
Electrosensitivity UK
General Naturopathic Council (CPD Regulator)
International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology (IBCMT)
The Informed Parent
The International Research Group for Applied Preventive Medicine (I-GAP)
McCarrison Society (Scotland)
MELISA Diagnostics
Mercury Madness 
Naturopathic Nutrition Association (CPD Regulator)
Public Health Collaboration (partners for Unravelling Brain Health)
Thyroid UK
The Weston A Price Foundation

Postal Address: C/O BSEM Secretary, Dr F Meuschel, British Society for Ecological Medicine, BSEM Administration, Redhill Chambers, 2d High Street, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1RJ Tel: 07864 637723. Email: [email protected]. Registered Charity No. 326372.
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