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Continuing Education Credits

  • Approval will be sought for 4 hours of continuing education (CEU) credits for chiropractic and naturopathic physicians in surrounding states (facilitated by the University of Bridgeport Division of Health Sciences Postgraduate Education Dept.). Nutritionist credits will be sought through NANP.

Supporting the Health of Long Term Cancer Survivors–Strategies for Promoting Recovery, Restoration of Function and Quality of Life

Place: New York, NY

Date: 9/29/18

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm; Reception to follow

Venue: The Westin New York Times Sq

270 West 43rd Street

New York, NY 10036

Featuring Nalini Chilkov, L.Ac, OMD

Summary
  • With continued improvements in disease-free survival after cancer treatment, there are increasing numbers of survivors of cancer, currently over 15 million in the US alone with projections for 19 million by 2024 and 26 million by 2040.

    As much as 10-20 years after treatment, as many as 48% of adult cancer survivors complain of persistent fatigue, depressive symptoms, poor memory and attention, difficulty multitasking and decrease in executive function. During the treatment phase, over 75% of adult patients complain of fatigue and cognitive impairment.

    Cancer-related fatigue and cognitive impairment may be severe, persistent, and more disruptive than pain, and do not resolve with tumor control or treatment cessation. A highly individualized, health-focused, integrative approach is required to identify functional factors and select appropriate interventions to resolve these issues.

    Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormonal and biotherapies as well as cancer biology itself, are associated with increases in inflammatory cytokines and reactive oxygen species in the brain. Immune cells, responding to inflammation, traverse the blood-brain barrier and increase local inflammation in the brain, affecting emotions and cognitive function. These patients often show loss of grey and white matter as well as other structural and functional changes that resemble accelerated brain aging.

    Along with neuro-inflammation and neurotoxicity, myelosuppression, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, chronic pain, microbiome alterations, endocrine and sleep disruption all contribute to cancer-related fatigue. Interventions including natural compounds, acupuncture, functional foods, diet and lifestyle modifications and brain rehabilitation therapies may help to prevent damage and restore function and quality of life to these patients, allowing them to return to full and productive lives after treatment.

    Learning Objectives:

  • Identify long term sequelaand adverse effects of cancer and cancer treatments that impair the quality of life and compromise healthy function in cancer survivors

  • Identify the etiology and mechanisms related to long term loss of quality of life and loss of healthy function in cancer survivors

  • Identify and implement interventions to support and enhance the quality of life and promote healthy function in long term cancer survivors by utilizing nutraceuticals, phytochemicals, botanicals, functional foods, lifestyle interventions and psycho-social support

    Seminar Breakdown:

    The Problem

  • Overview of Long-term Adverse Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatments Suffered by Cancer Survivors

  • Statistics

  • Problem of Cancer Survivors Released from Oncology Care without Survivorship Health Plans or Support

  • The Solution

  • Importance of Whole System Functional Medicine Health Model for Cancer Survivors

  • How does a Survivor become a Thriver?

  • The Missing Health Plan for Cancer Survivors

    Selected Long Term Adverse and Chronic Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatments in Cancer Survivors

  • Persistent Fatigue

  • Cognitive Impairment

  • Myelosuppression

  • Sarcopenia and Cachexia

  • Gastrointestinal Dysfunction and Impaired Nutritional Status

  • Sleep Disruption

  • Psycho-Social Distress and Fear of Recurrence

    Strategies for Promoting Recovery, Restoration of Function and Quality of Life

    THRIVING AFTER CANCER

  • Taking a Thorough History of a Cancer Survivor

  • Biomarkers and Assessment Tools

  • Building Individualized Plans to Support Healthy Function

  • MATERIA MEDICA

  • Nutraceutical Support

  • Phyto-Chemical and Botanical Support

  • Nutritional Support and Functional Foods

  • Lifestyle Modifications

  • Acupuncture

  • Nurturing Resilience: Emotional-Psycho-Social Support

Biography

Nalini Chilkov’s Bio:

Dr. Chilkov is a leading authority and pioneer in the field of integrative cancer care, cancer prevention and immune enhancement. She is the founder of the American Institute of Integrative Oncology and IntegrativeCancerAnswers.com and the author of the number one best-selling book, 32 Ways to OutSmart Cancer: Create A Body Where Cancer Cannot Thrive.

Dr. Chilkov brings over 30 years of clinical experience, combining the best of functional and Oriental Medicine. She has lectured at the School of Medicine at UCLA and UC Irvine in California and is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Mederi Foundation and Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer Foundation. She is a regular contributor to the Healthy Living Section of the Huffington Post, is featured as a cancer expert on NBCTV and has been recognized as one of the top 10 Online Influencers for Breast Cancer by Dr. Mehmet Oz and WebMD.

PRACTITIONER PRICING:

  • Early registration price: $89
  • Regular price: $129

STUDENT PRICING:

  • Early registration price: $50
  • Regular price: $75

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