Integrative Cancer Care: Exploring Nutrition & Other Treatment Modalities
Thursday, 12 April 2018
3W’s Pavilion, UWI, St. Michael, Barbados
Integrative medicine is a combination of medical treatments for cancer and complementary therapies to cope with the symptoms and side effects. You may sometimes hear integrative medicine called complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, there are no true “alternatives” to cancer treatment. (www.cancer.net). An integrative approach to cancer care treats the disease with surgery, chemotherapy and other tools, while also supporting patients’ strength, stamina and quality of life with evidence-informed therapies. The goal of integrative treatment is to help patients reduce treatment delays or interruptions and get the most out of life. Supportive therapies may include acupuncture, pain management, nutrition therapy, oncology rehabilitation, chiropractic care, naturopathic medicine and therapies.
This CME explores the effect of various treatment modalities and nutrition therapy via the integrated approach. It will look at conventional cancer treatment and ways in which it can be complemented to improve patient outcomes and compliance. Pharmacological approaches, mental health considerations and pain management modalities and case studies in integrative cancer care will be incorporated, highlighting the multidisciplinary nature of cancer treatment.
Cindy Collins, Ph.D., R.D., CSO, LDN
Board Certified Specialist Oncology Nutrition
21st Century Oncology
Dr. Christopher Nicholls, Oncologist/ Haematologist
Dr. Ian Lewis, General Surgeon
Dr. Adrian Waterman, Pain Specialist/ Anaesthetist
Sean Myers, Clinical Pharmacist
Physicians: $85; Nurses & Allied: $65; Students: $25
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Marrianne C Burnham, JP, BSc., PGDip
Nutritionist | Health & Medical Events Coordinator
Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc.
Executive Member – BPW Barbados