2012 Conference Wrap Up
Thank you to all who attended our Tenth Annual International IPT/IPTLD Integrative Cancer Conference held April 27-29, 2012 at the Hilton Southlake Town Square in Dallas, Texas, USA. Once again, the event was sold out.
The conference was sponsored and managed by Best Answer for Cancer Foundation, in support of the International Organization of Integrative Cancer Physicians (IOIP). Our local host this year was Medical Advisory Board Member Gus Kotsanis, MD, and the Kotsanis Institute. This beautiful 8000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility hosted our Introductory Training Class as well as an Open House Reception.
We increased our attendance from 139 last year to 198, and almost 50 of those attendees were members of the general public. The response was again overwhelmingly positive. We are also pleased to announce we had 23 new trainees from around the world.
For the second year in a row, we featured all organic food and alkaline water. This year, we added purified air in the meeting spaces to the equation. To our knowledge, we are the only conference to offer our attendees this kind of healthy environment to support members’ approach to healing and knowledge of environmental medicine.
Speakers and Topics
Richard Linchitz, MD: Cancer Treatment: A Patient-Centered Approach
James Forsythe, MD: Outcome Based Investigation: 300 Patients, 23 Months – From 06/2010 to 04/2012 Using Chemo Sensitivity Testing + IPT
Frank Shallenberger, MD, HMD: Cancer is a Mitochondrial Deficiency Disease / DCA Update / IPT + Ozone with Case Studies
Liberty IRB: IPT Quality of Life Study Results: Year 2
Robert Eslinger, DO, HMD: IPT With and Without Chemo
A. M. Nezami, MD: Genetic and Epigenetic Modification in Cancer
Martin Dayton, DO, MD: Salicinium, an Immune System Modulating Molecule
Dalal Akoury, MD: Stress is the Fastest Way to Cancer Land
Tony Jimenez, MD: The Triad: Sono-Photo Dynamic Therapy/BX AntiToxin in Advanced Cancers
Bradford S. Weeks, MD: The War Is Over: Time to Heal the Cancer Process, Not Fight the Tumor
Christine Horner, MD, FACS: Restoring Balance After Cancer Treatments
Mark Rosenberg, MD: Advances in Cancer Treatment Through Metabolic Therapies
Ajay Goel, Ph.D.: Curcumin: A Promising Multi-Targeted and Chemosensitizing Agent for Human Cancers
Rashid Buttar, DO: Cancer and the Fifth Toxicity
Lee Cowden, MD: Successful Combined Integrative Cancer Therapies
Gus Kotsanis, MD: Controlling Cancer Through Neurotransmitter Modulation
Brenda Stockdale: Integrative Oncology & Behavioral Medicine: An Evidence-based Approach
Pieter DeWet, MD: Healing Through Recall: Optimizing Cancer Therapy by Addressing the Emotional Roots of Cancer
Hal Huggins, DDS, MS: The Marriage Between Metals and Microbes – Exposing Hidden Origins of Breast Cancer
Sean Devlin, DO, MD(H), HMD: Concepts in Cancer Prevention
Tom Lowe: What They Didn’t Teach You in Medical School – How to Market Your Clinic
Aurora Recording taped the entire conference this year, and copies are available. Thank you Steve and Bobbie for all your hard work! To purchase, download the Order Form from Aurora Recording. You can also contact Steve Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1 (800) 972-8273 in the U.S. and Canada.
We had several members of the press attend our meeting this year. The buzz is that we are the premiere organization for Integrative Cancer Care! The conference was reported on in three separate radio broadcasts. Thanks to Mary Budinger, award-winning journalist, we will again be written up in the Townsend Letter in this year’s August/September issue. She is also preparing a two-part article for Explore! magazine.
Best Answer for Cancer Foundation unveiled its plans for Precious Metal Partnerships. These PMPs will be companies and individuals who step forward to help us shift the cancer paradigm with their financial support. The support levels are:
- Platinum: $40,000+
- Gold: $24,000 – $39,999
- Silver: $13,000 – $23,999
- Copper: $ 5,000 – $12,999
- Bronze: $ 2,000 – $ 4,999
The Partnerships will be a whole hearted mutually-beneficial relationship. Our first Precious Metal Partnerships are:
A big round of applause goes out to Dr. Sean Devlin who again cleared off his calendar and made time to deliver the first 12 hours of training that comprise the Introductory IPT Class. He had special assistance from Dr. Dalal Akoury. Another huge ‘thank you’ to Dr. Gus Kotsanis and the entire staff at the Kotsanis Institute for their grace and generosity as hosts. They pampered the trainees with excellent food and beverage during the class. The staff shared many of their policies and procedures, and the trainees observed live IPT treatments.
We also owe a big round of thanks to our 31 exhibitors and many sponsors. Our exhibitors and sponsors are:
Our vendors and sponsors demonstrated a wide and diverse array of “tools” for the integrative approach to cancer care and gave us the opportunity to become more familiar with them. Many offered post-conference special pricing so be sure to contact them at the links above.
We are still sifting through the many suggestions offered during and after the conference. Thank you for your well thought out ideas. We will be following up.
We had a fantastic audience, and the presentations were excellent. I look forward to working with everyone to bring the awareness of integrated cancer care to ever higher levels.
Together we can help break the silence and spread the word to make sure everyone who wants to resolve their cancer has the help and support they need to thrive.
Best Answer for Cancer Foundation Planning Team