You are invited to join us for our exploration of the current work in
Integrative Medicine and Oncology
Professor Avni Sali and Dr Christian Grah
Professor Avni Sali is often referred to as the Father of Integrative Medicine in Australia. In 1996 he became the founding head of The
Graduate School of Integrative Medicine at Swinburne University, Melbourne. In 2009 he established the National Institute of Integrative
Medicine (NIIM) taking up the role of Director. Professor Sali has also been the Head of the University of Melbourne’s Department of
Surgery at Heidelberg Hospital. In 2016 Prof Sali was appointed a Member of the Order (AM) in the General Division of the Order of
Australia. Professor Sali has been honoured for “significant service to integrative medicine as an educator, clinician and researcher, and to
Avni will share current initiatives in integrative care underway within NIIM, concentrating on its work within the field of oncology.
Dr Christian Grah is the Deputy Senior Physician of Internal Medicine, with specialisation in Pulmonology at Havelhöhe Hospital – an
integrative hospital in Berlin. Christian leads the working group for respiratory medicine at Havelhöhe’s Research Centre. He is a member of
the DAMID (Europe’s Anthroposophic Medical Association) and has a particular interest in the specialised needs of lung cancer patients
within the physician – patient relationship.
Christian will give an overview of the care and treatment of lung cancer within the integrative hospital setting, highlighting the advantages
integrative medicine offers to patient experience and outcome.
Friday October 20 2017
The Michael Centre
37A Wellington Park Drive