SIO's 15th international conference, October 27-29th, 2018 at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormack Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona, will feature two luncheon speakers who will be sharing practical applications in integrative oncology in keeping with the conference theme, "Integrative Oncology: From Research to Practical Applications."

The luncheon speakers will be Dugald Seely, ND, MSc (October 27th), who will discuss his experience in applying research to clinical practice and program development in Ottawa, Canada, and Tieraona Low Dog, MD (October 28th), who will review the landscape for the use of natural supplements in cancer care.

Dr Tieraona Low Dog 300x214Tieraona Low Dog, MD, began her exploration of natural medicine more than 35 years ago as she studied midwifery, herbal medicine; massage therapy and martial arts before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

An internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements and women’s health, Dr. Low Dog was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, served as the elected Chair of the US Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Information Panel, and was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Council for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She has been an invited speaker to more than 550 scientific/medical conferences, published 40 peer-reviewed articles, written 22 chapters for medical textbooks, and has authored five books.

Dugald SeelyDugald Seely, ND, MSc, known for his pioneering work in a contemporary cancer treatment model based on scientifically grounded, evidence-informed complementary medicine, is the founder and executive director of the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre in Canada.

With the establishment of the first integrative cancer care and research center in Eastern Canada, Dr. Seely and his team are providing whole-person integrative care to people living with cancer and addressing research gaps in whole-systems of cancer care. He is the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine.