March 1-3, 2012
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The Annie Appleseed Project presented its 5th Annual conference at the (former Crowne Plaza Hotel) Embassy Suites, West Palm Beach, FL. Fragrance-free
Conference registration (included 5 organic meals and entry to all events) We ordered the ORGANIC food a week or so ahead!
CEUs and CNEs were available for many professions - $35 by check or cash at Registration table at the hotel.
FIRST DO NO HARMS
Our educational conferences bring important speakers to South Florida (and other locations) and the variety represent one of our most important beliefs - that there are MANY Paths to Wellness. Come and find out more about yours!
For the 2012 meeting, the start time was 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 1. (prior meetings began with our evening Reception at 6PM).
We adopted the focus of First Do No Harm a topic Ann Fonfa, our president has been speaking on and presenting posters about all throughouth 2011-2012. It is an important reminder to all of us that conventional cancer therapy, even when effective, is way too toxic. That toxicity is all-too-casually accepted. That's wrong.
We had a panel on insurance issues and CAM.
Breast Cancer Symposium (Breakout) - speakers included:
Susan Silberstein, PhD "Breast Cancer: The Stress Connection"
Gwen Stritter, MD, Clinical Patient Advocate
Tami Boehmer, Author, Breast cancer thriver
Daya Fisch, MS, CMT, specialist in Lymphatic massage
We had a Patient Panel since that is one of our most popular events. Participants included:
Florence Ferreira, metastatic breast cancer;Billy Lewter, prostate cancer;Tami Boehmer, Author, From Incurable to Incredible, John Cathcart young survivor Meduloblastoma, Jennifer Blue Rozman, caregiver/daughter of a woman who died of esophageal cancer, herself a breast cancer survivor, Eddie Dutton, Executive Director, South Florida Cancer Association, stage IV neck cancer
George Wong, PhD, Ann Fonfa (founder of Annie Appleseed Project)'s herbalist, and the man she credits with resolving 5 years of recurrent Stage IV breast cancer (free of disease since 2001!) will offer consults for a $50 or more (your choice) donation to The Annie Appleseed Project (tax deductible to the full extent of the law) Value $250. Dr. Wong just presented a poster on a Chinese herb at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dec 2011.
Here are some of the speakers:
Dr. Keith Block, MD Medical Director, Block Medical Center, Skokie, IL.
Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Herzog, Dr. Herzog's Special Hospital
for Integrated Oncology and Hyperthermia Center, GERMANY, "”. He was unable to come, will speak at the Feb 28-March 2, 2013 conference in West Palm Beach
Verne Varona, author Nature's Cancer-Fighting Foods and Macrobiotics for Dummies
Julia Schopick, Author, HONEST MEDICINE: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases (Cancelled)
John Hall, PhD
"Small RNA Fragments Support White Blood Cell and Platelet Proliferation: Beljanski’s Evidence-Based Approach"
Gwen Stritter, MD "What is Evidence-based Medicine?"
Rodrigo Rodriguez, MD, International BioCare Hospital "Detoxification and dietary adjustment"
Burton Berkson, MD, MS, PhD "Personal experience with LDN and alpha lipoic for various cancers and autoimmune disease"
Mark Rosenberg, MD, FACEP Cancer pH Manipulation Therapy
Thomas Lodi, MD, Director, An Oasis of Healing, AZ Integrative Oncology Clinic "4 Basic Aspects to the Resolution of Cancer"
Lisa Wilson CHC, CFT"Green Juice Therapy"
Kimberly LaRue,LMT, YT "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction"
Klara Rombauts Scientist, "Outcome of breast cancer patients in a private clinic in Europe from 1998-2010" (Cancelled)
Detoxification Panel: Presentations by a variety of practitioners and approaches including Jill A. Schneider, Circle of Life Holistic Programs, Elke Kappner, CHt, Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner, "Spiritual Healing: Purification of the Mind",Rodrigo Rodriguez, MD, International BioCare Hospital "Detoxification and dietary adjustment"
Kelly Turner, PhD "Unexpected Remission of Cancer: Theories from Healers, Physicians, and Cancer Survivors"
Ed Weinsberg, Ed.D "Not Tonight, Dear!
Reigniting Intimacy and Sexuality after a Major Illness ", (a Workshop for Boomer and Senior Men and Women)
Frank Ervolino, ND "Community Acupuncture and how people can get integrative cancer treatment affordably"
Toni Muirhead, LMT, NCBTMB Certified Oncology Massage trainer "Massage for Caregivers" - a short Course
MOVIE NIGHT Not as I Pictured A Pulitzer prize-winning Photographer's journey through Lymphoma! Film will be shown 8:30 PM on Friday, March 2. Open to the Public $5 suggested donation.
** We convened a panel on insurance issues - we want to push for full insurance coverage for CAM and Integrative therapies. Otherwise they are not accessible to everyone. Compared to conventional therapies, most CAM is quite inexpensive UNLESS it all comes out of your own pocket.
What is the point of insurance for many of us when it doesn't cover our healthcare needs? Let's start doing something about it.
Ann Fonfa, founder the Annie Appleseed Project
Insurance Panel participants: Molly McDonald The Pink Fund, Alex Lopera The Importance of Establishing A Reimbursement Program,
American Medical Health (Houston-TX-based company) and William Svob, who discussed some strategies.
Special Conference Event: Juice Bar - a way to delight the taste buds, enjoy fresh ORGANIC fruits and vegetables, receive a HUGE amount of nutrients, start a detox... The ORGANIC produce for all our juices was donated by Sunshine Farms of Martin County, FL.
updated March 19, 2012
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