British Society for Ecological Medicine

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The principal aim of the Society is to promote the study and good practice of allergy, environmental and nutritional medicine for the benefit of the public. These interconnected disciplines play a major part in Ecological Medicine, which is known under the term Functional Medicine in the United States.  Ecological Medicine offers an approach to diagnosis, prevention and to non-toxic treatment that is relevant to all medical practice, and have proved particularly useful in patients with many very common chronic conditions that have not responded to conventional treatments.
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BSEM Training

New Foundation Level I


The Foundation Level training consists of two Modules, each Module containing eight video lectures and accompanying slides and reference notes. Lecture length varies, but they generally last from 60 - 90 minutes each. In total two Modules represent maximum 30 hours of training. The online learning modules allow you to view lectures exactly as they were delivered at a face-to-face course, complete with questions from the floor and panel discussions. It's the closest thing to being in the classroom, except that you will be able to do this from the comfort of your own computer, tablet or Smartphone. 


You must become a member of the BSEM to take part and once you sign up and commit to the training, you will have three months to access each Module (i.e. six months in total for both Modules). You are required to undertake several activities to obtain a certificate of completion. These activities include prescribed reading, an online reflective journal, writing a case-study and a short online exam. 


For further details please email 

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Upcoming Events

In November the Epidemiology and Public Health Section of the Royal Society of Medicine organised a brilliant meeting "Pesticides and Food - is low dose exposure harmful?"  An expert panel of scientists, public health officials, the NFU and the head of the pesticide industry’s lobby group, along with influential NGOs, met  at the Royal Society of Medicine to discuss the issue of harm from pesticides. This meeting was unique in that most of the stakeholders in food and health were present, each representing their views from their various perspectives. What became apparent very rapidly during the course of the meeting was the gulf between the mounting evidence for toxicity from exposure to pesticide cocktails even at low dose and the clear inadequacy and failure of pesticide regulation. The conference followed the recent publication of an article in Science by Prof Ian Boyd, chief scientific advisor to DEFRA in which he wrote that the assumption by regulators around the world that it is safe to use pesticides at industrial scales across landscapes is false. For a detailed summary by our Vice President Dr Shideh Pouria please see here.  Further information is available via

The next meeting is in February 2018 on "Antimicrobial resistance and agriculture"

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Clinical Mitochondrial- and Environmental Medicine 2018,
Heidelberg, Schloßhotel Molkenkur


In March 2018 BSEM members are also contributing the next Mitochondrial Medicine Training in Heidelberg, Germany organised by the BioMedical Center Speyer.

The very successful Curriculum is going into the seventh year now! This year they will offer two parallel trainings.  One held in German (4 weekends), the other one in English (2 weekends).
The English curriculum consists of two weekends in March and September 2018, two full day trainings on Friday and Saturday. Content of the courses are presentations, discussions and practical exercises. Internationally renowned speakers from medical research and experienced clinicians will present and discuss recent findings, diagnostic methods and possible therapies with help of practical and real life examples.

The training addresses doctors, dentists, pharmacists and alternative practitioners e,g, nutritional therapists and is acknowledged as medical training by the German Medical Association.
Find more information on content and speakers, venue and registration here:



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BSEM Conference Recordings Available !!

BSEM Conference Recordings Available !!

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Letter in The Guardian by Dr Jenny Goodman (BSEM)

Letter in The Guardian by Dr Jenny Goodman (BSEM)

The Guardian: Vitamin D 'proved to cut risk of colds and flu' - letter by Dr Jenny Goodman (BSEM) 21.02.17 More



BSEM is proud to be able to contribute to the Advanced Training in Clinical Environmental Medicine recommended by the European Academy for Environmental Medicine (EUROPAEM). More

The Health Effects of Waste Incinerators - A BSEM Report

March 2013: Sutton Council just gave the go-ahead for a big incinerator to be built in South London. For more information about the health effects of waste incineration please see the BSEM report "The Health Effects of Waste Incinerators". More

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