Join Karuna Precision Wellness Center and LifeOmic for the third annual Cancer Wellness Symposium on September 22, 2022 at 11:30 AM EST.
Register for this free virtual event by clicking HERE.
Speakers include Dr. Wayne Jonas, Dr. William Li, Dr. Jonathan Stegall, Dr. Jamie Renbarger and Dr. Don Brown.
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 Welcome from Karuna Precision Wellness Center & LifeOmic, Dr. Jamie Renbarger, Dr. Don Brown
11:50 Healing in the Time of COVID, Dr. Wayne Jonas
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 Eating to Starve Cancer, Dr. William Li
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.
2:00 The Doctor-Patient Relationship: Why It’s Important and How Can We Restore It, Dr. Jonathan Stegall
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.
More about the Speakers:
Jamie L. Renbarger, MD, MS is Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Caroline Symmes Profesor in Pediatric Cancer Research, and Director of the Pediatric Cancer Precision Genomics Program, Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Renbarger completed her medical school and residency training at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri and her Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Her clinical interests are in pediatric stem cell transplantation and clinical pharmacology of anti-neoplastic agents in children. Dr. Renbarger’s research interests are in personalized medicine and pharmacogenomics in the treatment of childhood cancers. Her work involves a major effort to identify biomarkers of drug toxicity and efficacy in the treatment of pediatric cancer. The ultimate goal is to use these biomarkers to develop simple, robust and practical/clinical predictors of response to medications in individual patients that can be used to optimize dosing in the treatment of children, many of whom have curable malignancies. Dr. Renbarger has a very strong interest in survivorship care for pediatric cancer patients and recently opened the Karuna Precision Wellness Center to help cancer survivors enhance their quality of life. Her research accomplishments were honored as a 2011 recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
Don Brown, MD. Don is the most successful serial software entrepreneur in the Midwest. His first company was acquired by EDS in 1986. He founded Software Artistry in 1988 which became the first software company in Indiana ever to go public and was later acquired by IBM for $200 million. Don then founded and served as CEO of Interactive Intelligence which went public in 1999 and was acquired by Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories in 2016 for $1.4 billion. He is also an active technology and business advisor, investor, and philanthropist. In 2016, Don donated $30 million for the establishment of the Brown Immunotherapy Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Don received a bachelor’s in physics from Indiana University in 1978, a master’s in computer science from IU in 1982, an MD from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1985, and a master’s in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University in 2017.
Wayne B. Jonas, M.D. is a practicing family physician, an expert in integrative health and health care delivery, and a widely published scientific investigator. Dr. Jonas is the Executive Director of Integrative Health Programs at Samueli Foundation, an effort supported by Henry and Susan Samueli to increase awareness of and access to integrative health. Additionally, Dr. Jonas is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army. From 2001-2016, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Samueli Institute, a non-profit medical research organization supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes in the areas of stress, pain and resilience. Dr. Jonas was the Director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1995-1999, and prior to that served as the Director of the Medical Research Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Jonas has led and participated in hundreds of research studies beginning with his time as Director of the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine. While serving as CEO and President of the non-profit research organization Samueli Institute, his work set the bar for evidence-based research in the areas of pain, stress and human performance. Dr. Jonas is the author of the book How Healing Works. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Nature Medicine, the Journal of Family Practice, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and The Lancet. Dr. Jonas received the 2015 Pioneer Award from the Integrative Healthcare Symposium, the 2007 America’s Top Family Doctors Award, the 2003 Pioneer Award from the American Holistic Medical Association, the 2002 Physician Recognition Award of the American Medical Association, and the 2002 Meritorious Activity Prize from the International Society of Life Information Science in Chiba, Japan.
William W. Li, MD, is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and author of the New York Times bestseller “Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself.” His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments and impacts care for more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views. Dr. Li has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC and the Dr. Oz Show, and he has been featured in USA Today, Time Magazine, The Atlantic and O Magazine. He is president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation and is leading research into COVID-19.
Dr. Jonathan Stegall is the founder and medical director of The Center for Advanced Medicine in Alpharetta, GA. Dr. Stegall has a true passion for providing the best cancer care for his patients. He practices integrative oncology, which involves combining the best of modern medicine with natural therapies. This advanced form of cancer treatment, Dr. Stegall believes, should be safe, effective, and tailored to each patient’s specific and unique needs. As a result of his specialized form of medicine, and his compassionate personality, patients travel from throughout the country to be under his care. Dr. Stegall has a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University, graduating with honors, as well as a master’s degree in physiology from Georgetown University. Prior to starting medical school, Dr. Stegall conducted research on the doctor-patient relationship at Harvard Medical School. After earning his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, he completed his postgraduate training through the Yale University School of Medicine, with clinical training at Greenwich Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital. During this time, he conducted rotations in integrative oncology and began developing his own unique approach to cancer treatment. Dr. Stegall went on to complete a fellowship in Integrative Oncology through the Metabolic Medical Institute, affiliated with the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Stegall is a bestselling author. His book, Cancer Secrets: An Integrative Oncologist Reveals How You Can Defeat Cancer Using the Best of Modern Medicine and Alternative Therapies, provides a must-have guide for cancer patients and their families. He is the host of the Cancer Secrets Podcast, which is an award-winning podcast with a worldwide audience. He is also the creator of Cancer Secrets University, a comprehensive online course for cancer patients and their families. Dr. Stegall is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) as well as the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO).