Pre-Conference Workshop 1

Hot Topic Modalities in Integrative Oncology

Thursday, October 13th    10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Presented by:  Dr. Trina Hazzah and Dr. Kendra Pope

As more and more clients search for other treatment options to support their pet’s health; oncologists are continuously fielding questions regarding integrating holistic medicine with conventional care.

The presenting integrative oncologists each have their area of expertise, and therefore can equip the attendees with clinically relevant information. The information presented will be a combination of published literature and clinical experience.

Topics that will be covered include high dose Vitamin C therapy, Vitamin D diagnostics and therapy, antioxidants, cannabis medicine, and drug-herb interactions.

About the presenters: 

Dr. Kendra Pope is a graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her residency and board certification in medical oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is certified in acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, food therapy and Tui-na and extensively trained in herbal medicine, intravenous nutrient therapy, mistletoe, medical ozone and various other integrative modalities. Dr. Pope is the founder of Integrative Oncology and Veterinary Wellness in Red Bank, NJ where she practices as an integrative oncologist, specializing in the treatment of cancer and chronic disease. She is an active contributor to various journals, lecturer and author of book chapters as well as a primary investigator and contributing researcher on topics that promote and legitimize the field of integrative medicine and oncology.

Dr. Trina Hazzah attended Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She completed her small animal internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey and a 3-year residency in medical oncology at the Veterinary Oncology and Hematology Center, in Connecticut. She has also completed the requirements to be a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

 Dr. Hazzah developed an interest in cannabis medicine during her quest for finding effective integrative approaches for veterinary cancer patients. She has spent the last half a decade reading through available literature, attending multiple cannabis conferences and symposiums, while also learning from cannabis physicians.  She has since given numerous lectures to veterinarians educating them on the topic of cannabis medicine, published a peer reviewed Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine journal article, co-authored multiple cannabis related textbooks and is the president and co-founder of the Veterinary Cannabis Society, which is the first US-based non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization building awareness of cannabis as medicine for pets. After almost 15 years of practicing medical oncology, she switched her focus to cannabis medicine full time and started a cannabis consulting service, called Green Nile, Inc.