Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos AM is a general practitioner with many years of clinical experience with an emphasis on lifestyle, preventative and integrative medicine. Vicki was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for 'significant service to integrative medicine, to health practitioner standards and regulations, to medical education, and to the environment.' Vicki holds three adjunct Associate Professorial positions at La Trobe University, the University of Western Sydney, NICM and with Monash University. In 1992 Vicki founded the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA), and served as the founding president until 1998, then serving on the board until 2012. Vicki continues to play an active role within the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has published numerous articles in a wide range of medical journals and public magazines. Vicki is co-author of the textbook A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine(Publishers Elsevier). Vicki also lectures regularly and has spoken at numerous medical and public conferences on the doctor-patient relationship, holistic medicine and evidence based Integrative Medicine, lifestyle and non-drug approaches to treating diseases and prevention. Vicki has served on various government committees, including the Australian Drug Reaction Advisory Committee, the Complementary Medicines Evaluation Committee, Department of Health and Ageing and Therapeutics Goods Administration.