AANP Launches Cancer Care Program

Creating Integrative Cancer Teams: Learning from those who Make it Work

Program Description
Integrative, interdisciplinary medicine is the future of healthcare. Optimal health is achieved through personalized health care that addresses the cause of the illness and the mind, body, spirit and environmental factors impacting health. This is particularly important for cancer patients. A personalized approach to integrative cancer care combines treatments from standard medical care for cancer — chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgical interventions –with complementary therapies like nutrition, physical therapy, acupuncture, psychosocial or spiritual support.

Creating Integrative Cancer Teams: Learning from those who Make it Work is a two-day event that will arm you with clinical knowledge, the latest research and integrative team-building best practices you can use immediately. Use a team of experts in Eastern and Western medicine to treat the whole patient and improve outcomes. Your patients will thank you for it.

How the Personalized Approaches to Integrative Cancer Care Conference is Unique

At the conference you will:

  • Participate in Grand Rounds to learn how integrative teams tackle clinical challenges.
  • Learn the evidence base for integrative cancer care.
  • Learn best practices for forming and communicating with your integrative team.
  • Hear how medical oncologists, naturopathic physicians, oncology nurses, dietitians, acupuncturists, social workers and other participants in the integrative team leverage their expertise, while serving in distinct roles.
  • Meet companies and vendors with resources and products designed to assist with personalized care.
  • Network with other health care professionals interested in building integrative teams.

Target Audience:

MDs, DOs, naturopathic physicians (NDs), nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, pharmacists, certified health education specialists, physician assistants, acupuncturists, nutritionists, and social workers.

Program (subject to change as speakers are confirmed)

Sunday, September 25

7:30 am-9:00 am

7:30 am-8:30 am
Breakfast and Exhibits

9:00 am-9:05 am
Welcome and Introduction

9:05 am-10:00 am
Keynote: How We Can Accomplish More as a Team

10:05 am-11:00 am
Models of Integrative Teams that Work
Michelle Niesley, ND, CTCA

11:00 am-11:30 am
Exhibits and Break

11:30 am-1:00 pm
Workshop: Using TeamSTEPPS for Efficient Communication and Patient Engagement among Integrative Teams
Sue Collier, MSN, RN, FABC, American Hospital Association

1:05 pm-2:30 pm
Lunch Break and Exhibits

2:30 pm-3:00 pm
The Case for Integrative Care: Research You Can Use
Deirdre Orceyre, ND, MSOM, Lac

3:05 pm-4:05 pm
Grand Rounds with a Medical Oncologist, Naturopathic Physician and Radiation Oncologist

4:05 pm-4:20 pm

4:20 pm-5:35 pm
Grand Rounds with an Acupuncturist, Oncology Dietitian, Physical Therapist/Exercise Physiologist, Social Worker/Mind Body, Oncology Nurse, and Reiki Therapist

5:45 pm-6:45 pm
Networking Cocktail Reception and Exhibits

Monday, September 26 

7:30 am-9:00 am
Breakfast and Exhibits

9:00 – 10:00am
When it Doesn’t Go Well: Overcoming Challenges of Working Within a Team

10:05am – 11:00am
Leveraging New Technologies for Coordinating Patient Care

11:00 am-11:30 am
Exhibits and Break

11:30 am-12:30 pm
Closing Session: The Empowered Patient

Empowering Patients with Medical Nutrition Therapies
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN

Patients Panel – What They Want from Us
Q&A with three patients

12:30 pm


Naturopathic Continuing Education
This program has been approved for 9.0 credits of Naturopathic Continuing Education. (LAc and Oregon ND credits applied for.)

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Foundation for Care Management and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. The Foundation for Care Management is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Nursing Contact Hours
The Foundation for Care Management is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval & Recognition Program (CEARP), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Foundation for Care Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Dietitian Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians has applied to The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide 1.0 (Level 2) CPE credit hour for this activity for RDs and DTRs.

Certified Health Education Specialist Continuing Education Contact Hours
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians has submitted an application to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. to designate this program for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive continuing education contact hours.

Program Committee

Jacob Schor, ND
Deirdre Orceyre, ND, MSOM, LAc
Michelle Niesley, ND
Alice G. Bender, MS, RDN
Timothy J. Moore, CSCS, MCHES
Jeanette Dunn, RN, EdD, CNS

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