We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. Read more…

Integrative Cancer Care: Exploring Nutrition & Other Treatment Modalities

Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc.
Event organized by Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc.

Get Directions

#var:page_name# cover

Integrative Cancer Care: Exploring Nutrition & Other Treatment Modalities

Thursday, 12 April 2018

3W’s Pavilion, UWI, St. Michael, Barbados

$85 – Physicians; $65 – Nurses & Allied Health; $25 – Students

CPE Credit Available

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. Case studies and perspectives from local surgeons and oncologists will be included.

Guest Speakers:

Cindy Collins, Ph.D., R.D., CSO, LDN

Health Psychology

Board Certified Specialist Oncology Nutrition

21st Century Oncology

Jennifer Wilson, R.N.

Registered Nurse, Multi-Disciplinary

Clinics and Tumor Boards

21st Century Oncology

Full Programme to be announced

Chairperson: Ian Lewis, General Surgeon, Barbados

Registration: www.hibiscushealthcaribbeanevents.eventbrite.com

hhccmeevents@gmail.com; Call or text: 246-253-9384; 269-6183

$85 – Physicians; $65 – Nurses & Allied Health; $25 – Students

Select Ticketpal Payment Locations: A&B Music Supplies, Sheraton; Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre; Hugo Boss Boutique, Limegrove or www.ticketpal.com.

Payment Pick-up (limited): 253-9384 - Nicole