Oncology Nutrition Symposium

Memorial Cancer Institute in South Florida is hosting the 2nd Oncology Nutrition Symposium focusing on Integrative Medicine for registered dietitians, other healthcare professionals and the community. The event will feature nationally known speakers, who will address current hot topics in cancer care, providing you with the latest information to help advance your patients’ care. You want to be part of this interactive and informative event!

This symposium is approved for five CEU Nursing, Dietitian, Social Workers, and Speech and Occupational Therapists credits.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Symposium starts promptly at 9am

Memorial Regional Hospital
Main Auditorium
3501 Johnson Street
Hollywood, Florida 33021


Registration includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Valet Parking.

Any questions please email Cynthia Wigutow MS, RDN, CSO at cwigutow@mhs.net

Program Highlights:

CPS-3 Dr. Jim Painter

A Dozen foods to add to your diet to reduce the risk of cancer

  • Identify foods that reduce the risk of developing cancer
  • Identify foods that reduce the risk of promoting cancer
  • Discuss the mechanisms that make the foods effective

Dr. James Painter, a Registered Dietitian, earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Human Resource and Family Studies, a MS from Oklahoma State University in Food, Nutrition and Institution Administration and a BS from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in Food and Nutrition. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 professional, peer reviewed papers and abstracts to his credit. He has co-authored a text book The Art of Nutritional Cooking, 3rd ed. Currently he is an emeritus professor for the Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University, and serves on the Scientific Nutrition Research Panel for the California Raisin Marketing Board and Paramount Pistachios. He also consults for the National Pasteurized Egg Board, the Dairy Council, and Sun-Maid Corporation

CPS-3 Dr. Kevin Folta

GMO Technology- Understanding Evidence of Risks and Benefits

  • How the technology works
  • Risks/benefits
  • Health claims against
  • Technology going forward

Kevin M. Folta is a Professor and the Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida. His research program studies how plants interact with the light environment, how light may be applied to control growth and development, and the use of modern genomics tools to link genes to agriculturally important traits. He has been recognized with several prestigious awards such as the NSF CAREER Award, the University of Florida Research Professorship, and the HHMI Distinguished Mentor Award. A key part of his program is communicating science to non-scientific audiences, and training scientists how to communicate. BS/MS Northern Illinois University 1989/1992, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, 1998.

CPS-3 Marti Wolfson

Intuition in the Kitchen-Cooking Demo

  • The medical professionals in attendance will see the importance of translating nutrition prescription into the culinary applicability for their patients
  • Those participants in attendance who are patients with cancer will walk away with more culinary ideas about how to incorporate health supportive foods into their everyday
  • A broad range of foods will be addressed including animal and vegetarian proteins, whole grains, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, herbs and spices

Marti has been in the integrative wellness field for the last 14 years. Chef, health practitioner, educator, public speaker, and consultant, Marti is a nationally recognized Culinary Wellness Educator. She teaches both laypeople and health professionals how to use the power of food, nutrition, and mind body tools to maximize their physical, mental, and intuitive intelligence, to prevent and thrive after chronic illnesses. Medical doctors and integrative health practitioners seek Ms. Wolfson’s expertise to translate their patients’ nutritional needs to the plate.

CPS-3 Amy Sear, Acupuncturist

The Essential Role That Herbs Play in the Oncology Setting

  • When (in Oncology) Herbs are Indicated and Beneficial
  • Caveats, Cautions, Limitations
  • Best and Safest Herbs During Treatment
  • Best and Safest Herbs Moving Forward (when not in treatment)

Amy J. Sear, A.P., Dipl. O.M. earned a Bachelor degree from Cornell University and completed her Oriental Medicine education from the Acupressure Acupuncture Institute in Miami, FL., where she received awards for outstanding achievement in academics and clinical practice. She was a Teacher and Clinical Instructor at SouthEast Institute of Oriental Medicine in Miami, FL, and is currently a teacher at Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, FL. She served as President of the Florida State Oriental Medical Association (FSOMA) from 2004 to 2010. She is in private practice at the Breast Cancer Centers of Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, and Pembroke Pines, FL, and has co-authored an IRB approved Phase I research study utilizing Acupuncture for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer patients. Amy is well known for her organized, clear material and for her helpful, information filled presentations.

CPS-3 Dr. Sameet Kumar

Mindful Detox

  • Understand role of detox
  • Articulate three myths about detoxing
  • Identify benefits of prevention vs detoxing

Dr. Sameet Kumar is the psychologist at the Memorial Cancer Institute, serving the patients of the Memorial Healthcare System in south Broward County. He has specialized in working with adults who have cancer as well as their caregivers and families for over 16 years. In addition to being a clinical psychologist, he has also studied with numerous Hindu and Buddhist teachers as part of his training. His professional interests include mindfulness meditation, resilience, well-being, and grief and bereavement. He is also a nationally requested speaker and the author of the bestselling Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Approach to Coping with Loss, and The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination, which is available in several languages. His most recent book is Mindfulness for Prolonged Grief.