5-6 Jun 2023

Speaker Profile

Alan Bensoussan

NICM Health Research Institute

Emeritus Professor Alan Bensoussan is one of Australia’s prominent integrative medicine researchers. In 2007 he established Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) at Western Sydney University, seed funded with the bilateral support of the Australian Commonwealth and State Governments. He has been a lead investigator on numerous high quality clinical trials and studies of herbal medicine and published over 200 scientific papers, two books and several book chapters.

Professor Bensoussan has had major impact on Government policies through his work with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and various ministerial committees including research that led to the introduction of national regulation of Chinese medicine practitioners in Australia in 2012 – the first western nation to do so.

NICM Health Research Institute is now one of the world’s most recognised integrative medicine research institutes undertaking preclinical, clinical and research translation activities. NICM has been assessed by the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia scheme as performing research ‘well above world-class’ for the last three consecutive trienniums 2012, 2015 and 2018.

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