Cancer Wellness Symposium 2022
September 22 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm| Free
Join LifeOmic and Karuna Precision Wellness Center for a virtual symposium on cancer wellness. This Zoom webinar event will be filled with renowned speakers covering a variety of topics . We welcome clinicians, nurses, patients and family members of patients to attend. This event is free to attend for the general public. Attendees will receive a Cancer Wellness Certificate.
11:30 – 11:50 Welcome | Jamie Renbarger, MD and Don Brown, MD
11:50 – 12:50: Healing in the Time of COVID | Wayne Jonas, MD
We now know that most of healing – nearly 80% – comes from factors outside of what we usually do in the clinic or hospital. The primary determinants of health involve social, environmental, lifestyle and complementary medicine factors that few clinicians learn to deliver. The failure of health care to adequately address these determinants results is rising costs, declining health and longevity, increasing disparities and more burnout. If it was not evident before the Covid-19 pandemic, it is now crystal clear that we need health care system transformation to focus on creating health and wellbeing. In this talk I will describe how health care systems around the country are transforming their systems of care to become more person-centered, relationship-based and recovery focused; and, will illustrate some simple tools you can use to transform your practice and your patients health.
12:55 – 1:55: Eating to Starve Cancer | William Li , MD
In his presentation, Dr. Li will describe the state-of-the-art of targeting cancer and how food as medicine science is making real progress in identifying which foods address which cancers, and at what doses. He will discuss clinical evidence with common and uncommon ingredients from different food cultures, and how they activate the body’s hardwired health defense systems as a way to cut off the blood supply feeding cancer. Along the way, Dr. Li will address popular food myths and reveal the scientific truths on how to eat to beat this disease.
1:55 – 2:00 Break
2:00 – 3:00 The Doctor-Patient Relationship: Why It’s Important, and How We Can Restore It | Jonathan Stegall , MD
The relationship between doctor and patient was once considered sacred, and unfortunately, that therapeutic bond has been minimized in recent years due to a variety of factors. Today, many patients feel like they are just a case number or a list of diagnosis codes. Research tells us that a good relationship between doctor and patient not only improves communication and understanding, but actually influences treatment outcomes. In this lecture, Dr. Stegall will discuss the current research on the doctor-patient relationship, and provide advice for patients on how to strengthen that relationship with their doctors. Finally, Dr. Stegall will provide recommendations for how the doctor-patient relationship should fit into an integrative approach to cancer treatment.