Integrative Medicine Conference Entering the Genomics Era

Medicine Conference
Entering the Genomics Era
Friday, May 9, 2014
Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
Goodyear, Arizona
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Conference Committee Chair:
Stephanie Paver, RD, CSO, CNSC
Sharon Day, RD, CSO, CNSC
Shauna Birdsall, ND, FABNO
Samantha Quagliano, MS, RD
Laura Martell, ND, LAc, FABNO
Jeffrey Weber, MD
Stephanie Fogelson
Jessica Tomlinson
Brought to you by Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Please join us for a one day continuing education conference for registered dietitians,
naturopathic physicians and integrative medicine practitioners. The conference will focus
on genomics in relation to cancer prevention/treatment, diet and lifestyle.
Conference Agenda
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Onsite registration and coffee/light breakfast on outside patio
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Welcome and opening remarks
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Speaker: Carol Ireton-Jones, PhD, RDN, LD, CNSC, FASPEN, FAND
Nutrigenomics and Weight Management
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Speaker: Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
Antioxidants, Apoptosis and Cancer Prevention
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fresh, Seasonal Buffet, sponsored by CNCA
Featuring organic salads and make your own sandwiches prepared by CTCA Culinary Team
*Local gluten-free baked breads available*
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Jessica A. Miller, PhD
Nutrimetabolomics and Cancer Prevention
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Speaker: Glen Weiss, MD, MBA
Precision Medicine in Oncology
3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
3:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Panel discussion: Cases and Clinical Anecdotes
Dr. Carol Ireton-Jones
Dr. Lise Alschuler
Dr. Jessica A. Miller
Dr. Glen Weiss
4:10 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Closing remarks
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cocktail hour on outside patio/hospital & organic farm tours
Location and Hotel Information:
The conference will be held at Cancer Treatment Centers of America,
14200 W. Celebrate Life Way, Goodyear, Arizona 85338
If you are traveling, there are accommodations across the street at
The TownePlace Suites by Marriott,
13971 Celebrate Life Way, Goodyear, Arizona 85338 I 623-535-5009
Approval for 5 hours of CME for Naturopathic Physicians and CEU for
Registered Dietitians has been submitted.
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for conference information and complete speaker bios.
Carol Ireton Jones, PhD, RDN, LD, CNSC, FASPEN, FAND
Personalized Medicine: Nutrigenomics and Weight
Nutritional genomics is the term for how nutrients and genes
(DNA) interact and are expressed to reveal phenotypic outcomes,
including disease risk. New research has shown that we can
assess an individual’s DNA to determine what kind of nutrition
is best for them. Recent studies demonstrate the application
of personalized nutrition using specialized genetic testing, and
its effect on weight management and disease outcomes. Other
applications of this DNA test may also be possible as research expands. Today’s talk will
focus on a new and individualized approach to weight loss and weight management.
Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
Preserving Intrinsic Apoptosis
with Antioxidants for Cancer Prevention
Our health and wellbeing are under constant challenge by
the oxidatively stressful world that we live in. Left unchecked,
oxidative stress initiates DNA and mitochondrial damage leading
to chronic diseases such as cancer. The first and last defense
against oxidative damage is antioxidation. The relationship
between the redox potential of the cell, and in particular of the
mitochondrial membrane, with intrinsic apoptosis and cancer
prevention will be explored. A rationale for restoring healthy redox with glutathione and
plant-derived flavonoids will be made. The presentation will conclude with a discussion
of the key elements of a flavonoid- and glutathione-rich lifestyle.
Jessica A. Miller, PhD
Nutrimetabolomics and Cancer Prevention
The metabolome has been defined as the sum of all low molecular
weight metabolites or chemicals present in a cell, organ, tissue,
biological fluid or organism. Metabolic profiling experiments
are typically conducted using nuclear magnetic resonance or
mass spectrometry coupled to either liquid chromatography or
gas chromatography. Metabolomics research can be untargeted
(hypothesis generating) or targeted to characterize a specific class
of metabolites or metabolites involved in a particular biochemical
pathway. Metabolomics offers the opportunity to elucidate causal mechanisms that link
exposure to altered systemic metabolism and health outcomes.
Glen Weiss, MD, MBA
Precision Medicine in Oncology
We are in an era of rapid information dissemination and improved
understanding of complex biological processes. Technologic
advances and gene sequencing cost reductions have propelled
the field of oncology to quickly integrate “omics”-based precision
medicine into clinical research and clinical practice. This talk will
provide an overview of some of the considerations one should
be aware of related to “omics”-based medicine in oncology and
how these tools are being applied now in clinical research that will
begin to inform clinical practice.