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The Global Wellness Summit Announces the “Future of Functional Medicine Symposium” in Bangkok on May 20th–in Partnership with Miskawaan Health Group

The first-of-its-kind event in Asia will bring together leading global medical experts and scientists to share the latest insights, research and trends in the rising field of functional medicine–a preventative, healthcare-meets-wellness approach that focuses on addressing the root cause of disease

Miami, FL – April 20, 2022 – The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the foremost gathering of international leaders in the multitrillion-dollar global wellness economy, today announced that the “Future of Functional Medicine Symposium” will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, May 20th. The event, a partnership between GWS and Miskawaan Health Group (MHG), a global leader in functional medicine, will bring together top medical experts and scientists from around the world to explore the new directions and future opportunities in the fast-rising field of functional medicine.

It will be a packed day of keynotes and panels, with 25-plus doctors, researchers and wellness experts presenting on what’s ahead for functional medicine–with topics ranging from new integrative approaches in cancer care to how functional approaches are rethinking fertility and preventative cardiology to the relationship between gut health, the immune system and long Covid and how hormones impact longevity. High-ranking Thai government officials, including Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, will also discuss how Thailand is well-placed to become a world leader in functional medicine.

The symposium is a hybrid event and will be held in-person at the Anantara Siam Hotel in Bangkok from 8:30 AM to 5 PM on May 20.

Bringing New Clarity to Functional Medicine: Functional medicine is often mistakenly equated with “alternative medicine,” but it’s a distinct integrative medicine approach. According to the Institute for Functional Medicine, it is a systems biology-based approach where doctors focus on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease, in contrast to traditional medicine, which is structured to manage symptoms. The functional medicine model is highly individualized: Doctors spend time identifying a patient’s genetic, biochemical, environmental and lifestyle factors–and use evolving research and diagnostics in nutritional science, genomics, and epigenetics–to prevent and treat conditions. This historic symposium will create new clarity around, and awareness about, this unique, whole-body approach to healthcare and wellbeing in the medical and wellness communities.

 “The Global Wellness Summit is excited to partner with Miskawaan Group on this sector-specific symposium. Functional medicine is such an important and timely topic, as a prevention-focused, medicine-meets-wellness philosophy that could impact so many lives and tackle rising healthcare costs,” said Susie Ellis, chair and CEO of the Global Wellness Summit and the Global Wellness Institute, the leading research organization for the $4.4 trillion wellness industry. “We will bring the trademarks of the Summit to this event: a stellar speaker lineup to spark a high-level, global conversation; evidence-based content; a C-suite invitee list; lots of networking opportunities; and media in attendance.”

Anyone with an interest in integrative medicine, medical-wellness, anti-aging, “healthspan,” cancer prevention and treatment, biohacking, long Covid, and medical cannabis, will find the agenda innovative and eye-opening.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the Global Wellness Summit, which has been bringing together the brightest, future-focused minds in health and wellness for 15 years,” said David Boehm, co-founder and CEO of MHG. “This is an important event for Thailand, and we believe that the country, with its centuries-old traditions of Thai Traditional Medicine, the regular application of over 2,000 effective Thai herbal remedies, and the support of the Thai Government and the Thai FDA, is ideally placed to become the center of functional medical excellence in Asia, and, indeed, the world.”

In-person registration is limited, and those attending will have the opportunity to interact with speakers and attend a networking lunch and evening cocktail reception. Virtual attendees can interact with speakers during dedicated Q&A sessions. Register here.

The symposium is a not-for-profit event: any excess revenue will be donated to Childline Thailand Foundation.

For more information, or for media requesting complimentary registration, contact: Metanee Promjai (Map), PR Manager, Miskawaan Group: [email protected] or +66 (0) 959579090.

Global Wellness Summit contact: Beth McGroarty, [email protected].


About the Global Wellness Summit —The Global Wellness Summit is the premier organization that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the $4.4 trillion global wellness economy. Its future-focused conference is held at a different global location each year and has traveled to the United States, Switzerland, Turkey, Bali, India, Morocco, Mexico, Austria, Italy and Singapore. GWS also hosts other virtual and in-person gatherings, including Wellness Master Classes, Wellness Sector Spotlights, Investor “Reverse Pitch” events and Symposia. The organization’s annual Global Wellness Trends Report offers expert-based predictions on the future of wellness. The 2022 Summit will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel from October 31–November 3.


About Miskawaan Health Group: At the forefront of functional medicine, Miskawaan Health Group (MHG) is a global company dedicated to the advancement and practice of Personalized, Precise, Integrated Medicine based on the proven medical therapies of Dr. Johannes Wessolly. Recognizing the complexity of the human body as one biological system rather than a collection of organs, our doctors take a patient-centric approach rather than the traditional disease-centric focus. Our goal is to use natural, non-harmful therapies to maximize the inherent efficiency of the immune system. Whether your aims are preventative healthcare, enhancing athletic performance, disease support, or improving your quality of life, our doctors will help you outline a plan on how to achieve them. Miskawaan Integrated Cancer Care (MICC) incorporates the principles and practices of MHG and applies them in new and innovative ways to prevent and treat cancer. Miskawaan currently has six clinics globally: two located in Bangkok; Hong Kong; Koh Samui, Thailand; Phuket, Thailand; and Ludwigsburg, Germany.