If you are new to Integrative Medicine, the Introduction to Integrative Medicine programme will give you an insight into combining lifestyle and complementary medicine alongside conventional approaches. Join us over three days from 29 - 31 January live online.

Saturday 29 January 2022:

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10:00
  1. 5 mins

    CZ_RDYour Life and Cancer 2022 is organised in association with Yes to Life integrative cancer care charity and in collaboration with Penny Brohn UK cancer charity. Robin Daly, Founder and Chairman of the Yes to Life will provide an opening welcome alongside Dr Catherine Zollman GP and medical director of Penny Brohn UK .

10:05
  1. 40 mins
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    Integrative medicine is a fast-growing movement of oncologists and doctors around the world who are recognising that when they support their patients with complementary and lifestyle changes alongside their conventional treatment plans they are seeing better outcomes.  

    Dr Catherine Zollman, a GP trained in Integrative Medicine and the Medical Lead at Penny Brohn UK cancer charity will highlight how Integrative Medicine can provide you with tools to manage side effects from treatment, improve your health and build your immune system, help reduce risk of recurrence and maximise your ability to handle your conventional cancer treatments.  Expert Host: Dr Duncan Still, GP & Integrative Doctor, Penny Brohn, UK and National Centre for Integrative Medicine, UK

11:15
  1. 45 mins

    PT_RDHear the facts and figures of how simple changes, implemented alongside your conventional treatments, can improve well being, reduce side effects, lower the risk of relapse and improve long term survival.  

    Professor Robert Thomas, Consultant Oncologist, a professor of nutritional and exercise science at The University of Bedfordshire and a clinical teacher at Cambridge University. He Heads up an active research unit as well as a published author of two best selling lifestyle medicine books and the Editor of the lifestyle and cancer website CancernetUK. Expert Host: Robin Daly, Founder & Chairman, Yes to Life Integrative Cancer charity.

     

12:30
  1. 45 mins

    MB_KWThis session will demonstrate how nutrition can bolster patients health and wellbeing as they prepare and progress through treatment and recovery.  Learn to focus on good food before you start embracing specific diets.  

    Meredy Birdi, is one of a few fully qualified cancer dietitians in the UK who is also fully trained in nutritional therapy which enables her to combine medical insight with a holistic point of view.  Having worked in oncology for more than 20 years, she has seen first hand the huge impact good nutrition can have on people who have been diagnosed with cancer whether they are undergoing treatment, are in recovery or in supportive care.  Expert Host: Kim Wilcox, Nutrition Information and Communication Coordinator, Penny Brohn UK 

13:15
  1. Lunch Break
    75 mins
14:30
  1. 45 mins

    AC_ABThe evidence is overwhelming that embracing a well designed exercise plan during and after treatment can lower the chance of suffering having physical side effects, help with depression and anxiety, and reduce your risk of a possible recurrence.

    Professor Anna Campbell, has been working for in the field of exercise oncology for the past 20 years and has been instrumental in the implementation of evidence-based exercise programmes for people affected by cancer across the UK.  She has also published over 50 peer reviewed research papers and three educational books on the subject of cancer and exercise.   Expert Host: Alisa Burke, Physical Activity Lead at Penny Brohn UK

     

15:45
  1. 45 mins

    RD_SAll of our cells have biological clocks (Circadian Rhythms) that control most behaviours and physiological processes in our bodies.  Find out what happens when these Circadian Rhythms are disrupted and how this can have a dramatic impact on your health and wellbeing.   

    Dr Robert Dallmann is a trained circadian biologist at Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick where he and his team have done some pioneering work on circadian rhythms and cancer.  Expert Host: Dr Sam Watts, a leading Ayurvedic consultant which for him was a natural progression after working in cancer research at the University of Southampton.  Through his research, Sam saw the success of integrated medicine first hand within oncology and has since dedicated his career to helping 100's of patients with chronic illnesses regain their health.

     

17:00
  1. 45 mins

    EW_PKA growing movement of oncologists are keeping up with the science that clearly shows that an integrative approach to cancer care is providing better patient outcomes.   Find out why these two oncologists are passionate about providing holistic care for their patients. 

    Dr Eleanor Walker, is a specialist in Radiation Oncology in Detroit in the USA, who is passionate about providing holistic care for her patients - she believes that it takes a village to support someone with cancer.  Dr Penny Kechagioglou is an NHS consultant clinical oncologist and co-chair of the British Society for Integrative Oncology where she is actively promoting the benefits of integrative oncology and patient choice to her colleagues around the UK.

17:45
  1. Break
    75 mins
19:00
  1. 45 mins

    DL_LMWhen Diana Lindsay was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2006 she was given just three to six months to live.  Realising that the odds of seeing her new-born granddaughter enter kindergarten were just one in a hundred, she asked herself ‘How do I make it into the 1% Club?’.  Fifteen years later, with fierce intentionality and a wise integration of conventional and integrative therapies, she is now not only healthy but thriving.  She shares her highly improbable and unexpectedly joyful story of how she returned to complete health. 

    Diana Lindsay is co-founder and co-director of Healing Circles Langley. She is also the author of the book "Something More Than Hope: Surviving Despite the Odds, Thriving Because of Them," the story of her recovery from stage IV lung cancer.


 

Sunday 30 January 2022:

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10:00
  1. 45 mins
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    The emotional fallout after receiving a cancer diagnosis impinges on many different facets of everyday personal and family life.  These complex emotions can seem overwhelming.  This session will provide clear practical advice on how to deal with the complex emotions that you might be feeling. 

    Dr Frances Goodhart is consultant clinical psychologist who has more than 25 years' of experience of supporting people at all stages of their cancer journey. She is also co-author of the book ‘The Cancer Survivor's Companion: Practical ways to cope with your feelings after cancer’ which provides clear advice from real case studies that are applicable to both someone in active treatment and those on the road to recovery.   Expert Host: Neil Bindemann, has a PhD in neuroscience, and has experienced his own trauma and is actively working to support people’s mental health.

12:30
  1. 45 mins

    HK_KCWe know that many patients undergoing cancer treatment consider incorporating dietary supplements into their plan but often don’t have the guidance of an expert who can advise if they will be effective, or if they will interact with each other or with cancer treatments, or even potentially be directly harmful.  Every case is individual and so this session is aimed at helping you to keep things in balance, to prioritise high quality food wherever possible, and also to help identify which supplements have the most evidence, when and how to use supplements safely, and when to seek further guidance.

    Dr Heidi Kussmann, is a licenced Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and has been board certified in Naturopathic Oncology.  In 2020 she was also diagnosed with rectal cancer and is actively focused on recurrence prevention.  Expert Host: Kirsten Chick, a nutritional therapist, author of 'Nutrition Brought to Life', member of the British Society for Integrative Oncology and has previously had her own cancer diagnosis.

13:15
  1. Lunch Break
    90 mins
14:45
  1. 45 mins

    NB_STBreathwork is the foundation for good health and can improve both your physical and mental wellbeing.  Despite this, most of us seldom use our maximal breathing capacity and so deny ourselves the oxygen our body needs.  Learn about the relationship between breathing and cancer development as well as the important role that breath plays in dealing with the emotions relating to cancer.

    Dr Nadja Benschop, an MD and a master of science in Pharmaceutical Medicine where she worked on the development of cancer medicines for 15 years.  Having encountered Transformational Breath® in 2005, her life changed so significantly for the better, that she is now an international senior trainer in Transformational Breath® and works intensively with people affected by cancer.  Expert Host: Sophie Trew is the founder of much loved Trew Fields Holistic Cancer Festival and the Trew Health Community.  She is also a coach and breathwork practitioner who used breathwork to support her recovery from her own cancer diagnosis.

     

16:00
  1. 45 mins

    DM_JGBest-selling author, Dr Deanna Minich, offers a comprehensive, integrative, and personalised approach to detox, going beyond ridding your body of bad food or chemicals, to instead highlighting the importance of addressing all the toxic elements in your life.

    Dr Deanna Minich is a scientist, researcher, clinician, Internationally recognised health expert and author of a number of best selling books including 'Whole Detox'.  Expert Host:  Jo Gamble, Functional Medicine Practitioner and Fellow in Integrative Cancer Therapy who works extensively with people affected by cancer.

17:15
  1. 45 mins

    LC_AJ_CZDr Lorenzo Cohen and Alison Jefferies, co-authors of the bestselling Anticancer Living book will highlight how the synergy, created by the six key areas of love and social support, stress management, rest, movement, nutrition and avoiding toxins, can bring about real shifts in health and wellbeing, improving quality of life and positively supporting conventional cancer treatments.  

    Dr Lorenzo Cohen is professor in clinical cancer prevention and director of the Integrative Medicine Program, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA and Alison Jefferies is an educator with a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology.  Expert Host: Dr Catherine Zollman, GP & medical lead at Penny Brohn UK

19:30
  1. 45 mins

    PK_RDGiven 3 months to live 39 years ago, Petrea King shares her experience, hope and love; indeed her quest for life.   Diagnosed with with acute myeloid leukemia, meditation and integration of past traumatic experiences, including the suicide of her brother, became paramount in her recovery.

    Petrea King is the Founder and CEO of the Quest for Life Foundation which she established in 1989 after her unexpected recovery from leukaemia.  She is an author of 9 best-selling books, keynote speaker, educator, facilitator, naturopath, herbalist, hypnotherapist, yoga and meditation instructor who has counselled tens of thousands of people living with life challenging illnesses, grief, loss, depression, anxiety, trauma and tragedy.  Expert Host: Robin Daly, Founder and Chairman, Yes to Life charity.


 

Monday 31 January 2022:

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