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CANCER TREATMENT - Helping patients walk through the fire

November 4, 2014

Credits: 
2 Category B
Venue: 
CCNM, Webinar
Open to: 
NDs, Healthcare Practitioners, Students
ND/health-care practitioner: 
$59
Alumni association price: 
$49
Student price: 
$39

Course description

Enhancing cancer treatment response and tolerability with naturopathic care It is estimated that approximately 74,000 patients will be diagnosed with cancer in Ontario during 2014. These patients will undergo conventional interventions like surgery, chemotherapy and/or targeted therapies and radiotherapy. 90% of patients treated will develop side effects ranging from fatigue and immune suppression to cardiovascular disease and secondary cancers. In addition, despite advances in treatment many of these patients will have poor prognosis and will fail conventional treatment. Naturopathic doctors are poised to improve outcomes in patients diagnosed with cancer. In this talk we will outline some of the evidence behind naturopathic interventions aimed at improving treatment responses and survival; minimizing treatment side effects and complications; and supporting patient’s quality of life. Learning objectives: 1. Understand the common side effects of conventional cancer care and how they can be managed using naturopathic modalities 2. Understand evidence based naturopathic therapies aimed at improving treatment response 3. Be able to critically strategically develop treatment protocols for patients based on the best available evidence and where they are in the treatment pathway

Eric Marsden, ND
Dr. Marsden obtained his undergraduate degree in Human Biology at the University of Toronto and completed his graduate studies in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. He received postgraduate training in integrative cancer care in prestigious integrative oncology hospitals in Germany. He is the clinic director at MCNE and postgraduate residency director of the only Naturopathic Oncology residency in Canada. He is also the president and CEO of BMS Resources the professional dispensary and bookstore for the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He also sits on the medical advisory board for the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada. Dr. Marsden was a member of the board of directors for the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) for seven years during which time he was actively involved in the lobbying for improved regulation of naturopathic doctors within the province of Ontario. He continues to be involved in the government affairs for the OAND and has contributed to several responses to proposed regulations (most notably the controlled act regulations and the IV inspection policy). Dr. Marsden has coauthored the parenteral training certification course for the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctor and is currently a course instructor. He has served as a member of the Parenteral Therapy Advisory Committee of the BDDT-N. He has presented at numerous conferences and symposiums internationally on the topic of integrative oncology and has also authored various papers including the only safety analysis of naturopathic infusion therapy. Dr. Marsden has received several awards for clinical excellence including the OAND’s Chair’s award for outstanding contribution to the naturopathic profession in 2005 and OAND Leader award in 2011 and 2013.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 7-9pm

 

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