British Society for Ecological Medicine

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From the initial "Clinical Ecology Group", a group of 19 doctors who in 1979 started meeting regularly in London to discuss the aspects of nutrition and environment in clinical practice, the British Society for Ecological Medicine (BSEM) has become the largest UK organisation of doctors and other health practitioners specialising in Ecological Medicine.

Amongst those founding members were pioneers in their field, e.g. the first to demonstrate and publish a double blind, placebo-controlled food challenge trial, proving the significance of food intolerances. Some of the methods that evolved during those first decades of Ecological Medicine in the UK are still worldwide in use, e.g. Enzyme Potentiated Desensitisation (EPD).

The British Society for Ecological Medicine has been publishing the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine since 1990 and in 1998 members of the BSEM published the first and still the only textbook in this field: Environmental Medicine in Clinical Practice.

Today we are proud to have some of those early members still amongst us, teaching and inspiring us. The British Society for Ecological Medicine is able to look back at over 30 years of clinical experience and expertise; sharing and promoting knowledge and skills for the benefit of our patients and the public is our main goal.  



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Spotlight on the Gut

BSEM Training Day More

18 May 2018 09:30 to 17:00

Hallam Conference Centre, London

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Sign up to receive our regular monthly newsletter which is full of useful tips and advice, as well as the latest news from the world of Ecological Medicine and details of our upcoming events.

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Members-Only Offer

All 'full members' joining as a new member in 2018 will receive a free copy of our textbook Environmental Medicine in Clinical Practice which retails for £28.

For oversea 'full members' a postage fee may be applied

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BSEM Conference Recordings Available !!

BSEM Conference Recordings Available !!

Have you missed any of the BSEM conferences?? More

2018 Update on The Health Effects of Waste Incinerators - A BSEM Report

2018 Update on The Health Effects of Waste Incinerators - A BSEM Report

Update of the Health Effects of Waste Incinerators 2018 by Dr Jerry Tompson BSEM 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

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