Foundations of NEM



The ACNEM Foundations of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (NEM) course is the entry-point for medical and health practitioners wanting to learn about Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. The course consists of two modules. The first module can either be done face-to-face (over two days) or online. 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. The course features presentations from highly experienced clinicians Dr Jim Parker, Dr Nicole Nelson and Dr Sandeep Gupta, and widely respected nutritionist Rachel Arthur.

***The updated Foundations of NEM Part 1 will be run face to face in Melbourne and be live streamed on Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 May 2021 (Part 2 online)***

REGISTER HERE for the updated Foundations of NEM Part 1

About the course

  • Foundational training in clinical nutrition
  • An introduction to environmental medicine
  • Designed for GP’s, registrars, pharmacists, nurses and other graduate healthcare professionals
  • Content is delivered by experienced clinicians
  • Flexible learning - you choose how you study! Face-to-face or online
  • Provides guidance for medical practitioners looking to integrate their NEM knowledge and skills into practice

What you will learn

  • How to use Nutritional and Environmental Medicine in Primary Care
  • The key nutritional, environmental and biochemical factors affecting health and disease
  • Practical tips including nutritional medicine interpretation of standard pathology with a focus on iron studies
  • Topics and biological systems covered include: gastrointestinal system, allergies, mental health, cardiometabolic health, children’s health, women’s health and environmental health
  • Clinical resources and tools including patient handouts, to aid integration into practice


"It was a thoroughly enlightening and educational experience that far exceeded my expectations."

“I found it very intriguing and it has opened access to a new window of opportunities to correct my patients’ symptoms. I feel there is so much hope I can give to my patients now."

“Having completed study of these modules, I can honestly say my understanding of nutritional and environmental medicine has been significantly enhanced, particularly with regards to nutritional biochemistry and the critical role of macro and micronutrients (which I feel was never well taught during medical school) and the microbiome."

Registration fees

Online Learning: $630 per module (or $1240 for both)

Repeat $315 per module (or $620 for both)

Member and Student discounts apply

Current presentations recorded October 2019