8th Annual OncANP Conference ~ Feb 15-17, 2019 ~ Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa | San Diego, CA

8th Annual OncANP Conference Registration


This is a call for poster presentations to be held at the upcoming conference in February 2019!!

If you have something of value to share related to naturopathic oncology, we want to hear from you. Whether you have completed research, have developed a clinical protocol, seen an exceptional clinical response, or observed clinical situation creating harm, we invite you to share your knowledge. We want to make this an open and interesting process that is relevant, educational and fun for both the audience and authors.

Specifically, we are seeking submissions related to:

  • Preclinical research (i.e. animal or in vitro)
  • Case reports and/or case series
  • Observational clinical studies
  • Clinical trials
  • Literature reviews and summaries
  • Standardized clinic protocols
  • Group programs of care
  • Use of diagnostic tools and tests
  • Models of care

Context: Posters are widely used in the academic community and most conferences include poster presentations. The poster as an information vehicle can summarize important information and provide a snapshot to attendees in a different format from an oral presentation.

This is an additional way of getting good information out to our attendees and allowing clinicians and researchers within our community to share their clinical experience and knowledge gained from formal research.

A poster usually incorporates a mixture of brief text mixed with tables, graphs, pictures, and schematics to bring interest and clarity to the information. At the conference, one or more of the authors will stand by the poster display while other participants come to view the presentation and ask questions.

Concepts for presentation: Aim to provide relevant information and main concepts. The information on your poster should address three main questions:

  1. What is the most important and interesting finding you want your audience to take away from this?
  2. How can you visually share this information effectively? Should you use charts, graphs, photos, images?
  3. What kind of information can you convey while talking to attendees that will complement your poster?

Tips to consider when completing a poster:

  • Most important information should be readable from 10 feet away
  • The title should be short and draw interest
  • Keep overall word count between 300 to 800 words
  • Keep text clear and to the point
  • Use bullets, numbering, and headlines to make it easy to read
  • Use graphics, color and fonts effectively
  • Have a consistent and clean layout with lots of ‘white’ space
  • Include all authors, acknowledgments and any affiliations for the authors

The research committee is offering support in your poster production:

We will have peer review and guided support to help authors bring the best information forward in this setting. Through mentorship by students and practitioners who have experience producing posters, the OncANP research committee will offer direct help in this process. Upon review some commentary will be provided to the authors that are submitting this information for helpful feedback.

Required submission information:

Please note whether this work has been presented at another conference and if so whether it was presented in either oral or poster format.

Please include a short abstract not to exceed 300 words with information on aspects of the following:

Title: Short and catchy

Authors: Include those who contributed to designing, writing and overall content

Background: Why is this information relevant? What is the background information that brings it to life and is needed for understanding and context?

Methods/Process: How was the data collected? What tools/tests were used? What was the timing? If a research study what done, what design was used? Where were the findings made? What is the intervention?

Conclusions: What can you say that summarizes the information? What is clinically relevant? What questions remain? What research is needed?

Note if the above described structure does not fit your particular poster, please just submit a 200 to 300 word narrative abstract describing the content goals.

Friday, February 15, 2019

9:45am – 10:00amOPENING REMARKS
10:00am – 11:00amThe Importance of the Head Game in Cancer Patients & Survivors with Amy Rothenberg, ND1CE (.25RX)
11:00am -12:00pmAn Update on the Naturopathic Approach to Breast Cancer with Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO1CE (.5RX)
12:00pm – 1:15pmLunch – sponsored in part by Microbiome

Metabolic Endotoxemia & Total Gut Restoration with Dr. Guy Citrin, ND (presentation from 12:30-1:20 pm)

1:15pm – 2:00pmStories of Cancer Survival 5+ years: Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Approach’ with Virender Sodhi, ND.75CE (.25RX)
2:00pm – 2:30pm8 Year Survival Benefit Update: The IHC Experience

with Gurdev Parmar, ND, FABNO

.5CE (.25RX)
2:30pm – 3:30pmDirecting Care Away from Malignancy and Towards Health with Hadassah Hilewitz, ND, FABNO1CE
3:30pm – 4:00pmAfternoon Break
4:00pm – 4:45pmJoking about Cancer and Dying with Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO.75CE
4:45pm – 5:45pmPanel Discussion: The Elephant in the Room: Talking Truthfully with Patients about About Cancer moderated by Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO. Panelists: Michael Uzick, ND, FABNO; Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO; Paul Reilly, ND, FABNO; Heidi Lucas, ND, FABNO1CE
5:45pm – 6:30pmCocktail Hour – Residencies and Resveratrol

Total CEs: 6 (1.25RX)


Saturday, February 16, 2019

7:00am – 8:00amBreakfast – sponsored in part by L-Nutra

Topic & Presenter: TBD

8:00am – 9:00amPediatric Oncology and Naturopathic Medicine: An Integrative Approach to Patient Care with Mark Fontes, ND, FABNO1CE (.5RX)
9:00am – 10:00amThe Role of Circulating Tumor Cell Analysis…Useful clinical tool or a waste of time and money? with

Eric Marsden, ND

1CE (.25RX)
10:00am – 10:45amVendor Break/Research Poster Presentations
10:45am – 11:30amKeto for Cancer: The First Three Weeks with Miriam Kalamian, EdM, MD, CNS.75 CE
11:30am – 12:30pmLight exposure, melatonin, cancer risk, and beyond: Current state of the population science with Eva Schernhammer, MD, DrPH1CE
12:30pm – 2:00pmLunch in Vendor Hallsponsored in part by Biocept

Topic & Presenter: TBD

2:00pm – 2:30pmFinal results from the Bastyr University/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center breast cancer outcomes study (N = 750) with Leanna Standish, ND, PhD, FABNO.5CE
2:30pm – 3:15pmExploring the Genetic Landscape of Prostate Cancer and its Clinical Use with Geo Espinosa, ND, Lac, IFMCP, CNS.75CE (.25RX)
3:15pm – 4:00pmVendor Break
4:00pm – 5:00pmManaging cancer stem cells –the invisible foe with Neil McKinney, ND1CE (.25RX)

Total CEs: 6 (1.25RX)

Sunday, February 18, 2019

7:00am – 8:00amBreakfast
8:00am – 9:15amComplete clinical remission of stage IV breast cancer with bone and lymph node metastasis combining low-dose checkpoint inhibitors with interleukin-2 (IL-2) and fever range hyperthermia with Ralf Kleef, MD1.25CE (1RX)
9:15am – 10:15amBotanical and Cancer: Promising Herbs and Clinical Trials with Paul Saunders, PhD, ND, DAHNP1CE
10:15m – 11:00amVendor Break/Research Poster Presentations
11:00am – 12:00pmWhole Hearted: Using Naturopathic Medicine to Prevent Cardiovascular Side Effects in Cancer Care with Jen Green, ND, FABNO1CE (.75RX)
12:00pm – 12:30pm2019 Updates on the Microbiome and Cancer with Judy Fulop, ND, FABNO.5CE
12:30pm – 1:30pmLUNCH
1:30pm – 2:30pmThoughts and Strategies for Stage 4 with Davis Lamson, ND1 CE (.5RX)
2:30pm – 3:00pmPsychoOncology and Palliative Care: How to be with the end of life: the role of the naturopathic oncologist with Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNO.5CE
3:00pm – 4:15pmMedical Literature Updates in Naturopathic Oncology with Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO & Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO1.25CE (.5RX)

Total CEs: 6.5 (2.75RX)

Total Conference CEs: 18.5 (5.25 RX)

We are so excited to be hosting our 8th Annual OncANP Conference at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa

Room Block:
Start date: 
End date: 2/20/19
Last day to book: 1/22/19

Davis Lamson Scholarship – CLICK HERE TO APPLY


The Davis Lamson Scholarship Fund helps bring students, residents and new ND graduates (1st and 2nd year) to the 2019 OncANP Conference.

Dr. Lamson has been a major influence on the practice of naturopathic oncology and a huge supporter of the OncANP since its inception. In naming this scholarship in his honor we hope to recognize his contributions to the field.  Dr. Lamson has always set the example by helping educate our students and new doctors and facilitating their entrance into the practice of naturopathic oncology.


(Note: You must be an active OncANP member to apply.  Scholarships are open to students, residents and first and second-year naturopathic doctors only.)

All funds donated will go directly to registration fees, minus the 3% that PayPal charges.  All funds will be entered into a general fund and how much we raise will determine how many scholarships we are able to award.  Any extra funds that either surpass the number of applicants will carry over to the next year’s scholarship.

We thank you for your consideration in paying it forward to help our next generation continue to expand their knowledge base.

Attendee Refund Policy: 
Advanced registrants unable to attend will receive a refund of rate paid; minus a $50 processing charge, only when a written request is submitted to the OncANP at and received 30 days prior to the start of the event. Refunds will not be available after this date; no exceptions. If you are unable to attend, you may substitute a colleague for your entire registration. Absolutely no refunds will be issued for no-shows.