Date(s) - Sep 12, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Canada Chinese Medicine Anti-Cancer International Conference 2015
Topic: Experience Sharing on Anti-Cancer using Chinese Medicine
Date: September 12-13th, 2015
Time: 9am to 12:30pm, 2pm to 6pm (16 CEU)
Address: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, 7311 Westminster Hwy,Richmond,BC, V6X1A3
Language: Mandarin with English translation 语 言：中文演讲,英文传译 Objective: To increase experience sharing internationally on the treatment of malignant tumor using Chinese Medicine and to increase the professional level of local Chinese Medicine practitioners with regards to the treatment of cancer using Chinese Medicine. 目 的 ：提高中医師治疗恶性肿瘤的专业水平和利用中药治疗癌症的国际经验交流。 Significance: Increase the awareness of the importance in cancer prevention globally.
- Cancer or malignant tumor has become the leading cause of death in the past 10 or so years. Its morbidity rate has increased continuously and has surpassed all other diseases, and has become the number one cause of death. The Canadian Cancer Association published a forecast indicating that cancer in Canadian will increase 40% by 2030. According to the most recent publication on cancer in Canada, there will be 173,800 new cases this year, and there will be 76,200 deaths caused by cancer; in BC, there will be 21,600 new cases this year and 9,500 deaths caused by cancer; all the new cases and deaths will account for 12.4%. According to the World Health Organization, there are 2.2 million deaths worldwide due to cancer. In China alone, 3,065,000 people were diagnosed in 2012, which was equivalent to one-fifth of all cases diagnosed worldwide.
- Chinese Medicine plays an important role in treating cancer. Currently, treatments of cancer through Western Medicine mainly include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. However, both radiation therapy and chemotherapy have comparable toxic side effect, deeming treatments using only western Medicine less ideal. There has been a lot of research in recent years into reducing the toxic side effects of chemotherapy and have seen some results. It has been over 50 years since China combined both Western and Chinese Medicine in the treatment of cancer. Countless cases have seen the reduction of toxic side effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy, protecting patients’ immune system. A large number of clinical cases comparisons indicate that combining both Western and Chinese Medicine is more effective than using western Medicine alone. For example, Chinese Medicine can increase the response of cancer cells to chemotherapy, which weakens the cancer cells, and eventually leading to their death. In additional, Chinese Medicine reduces the side effects of chemotherapy, such as vomiting, hair loss, weight loss, and insomnia.
- During the inaugural meeting of the Canada Anti-Cancer Rehabilitation Association, in the speech given by Jason Kenney, former Minister of Employment and Social Development, he mentioned that Chinese Medicine gives Canadians another option to stay healthy. Through this forum, Canadians, especially those who reside in British Columbia, have an opportunity to better understand that not only can Chinese Medicine and acupuncture treats pain and diseases, they can also act as an adjunct therapy to Western Medicine in the treatment of cancer. Mr. Kenney also stressed that there is no competition between Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine. Instead, they complement each other well. If Chinese Medicine can be used in conjunction with the current medical system, it may help reduce pain associated with cancer, reduce side effects of chemotherapy, and boost the immune system. Since Chinese Medicine is relatively cheaper, in addition to the recovery from cancer, it can also reduce the financial burden, which is a blessing to Canadians.
- Through this forum, the media, non-profit and for profit organizations can better understand Chinese Medicine and may contribute more to address health related issues.The forum provides an opportunity for Chinese Medicine practitioners all around the world to learn more about the multicultural country, Canada, and the beautiful and scenic city of Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world. Vancouver is where many Chinese settled and the development of businesses in Chinese Medicine is flourishing. This acts as a bridge for connecting both Western and Chinese cultures.
- What other advantages are there in the prevention of cancer?
Chinese Medicine has a unique theory and diagnostic method. Through inspection, auscultation, interrogation, and palpation, symptoms from early stage of cancer can be found. In general, 7-15 years is required to diagnose cancer using current equipments and methods from the time when a single cell mutated. Pre-cancer symptoms such as changes in the blood vessels under the tongue, in nail texture and in the body condition can be diagnosed by experienced practitioners. That way, patients can be recommended for Western check-up in order to be diagnosed and to receive treatment sooner. The World Health Organization has noted that at least one-third of cancer patients can be diagnosed during early stage; therefore, Chinese Medicine has an advantage in this. In addition, Chinese Medicine has an advantage in improving the immune system and quality of life of patients who are deemed to be too weak for chemotherapy and radiation therapy by medical doctors.
- Whom did we invite as guests for this forum?
To date, we have invited Ms. Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism, representative from Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver, representative from BC Ministry of Health, Canadian Cancer Association, the three levels of government.
Brief introduction on the guests invited:
- Professor Zhou Daihan, a PhD tutor, Chief professor of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chief Physician and Chairman of the Oncology Branch, Guangdong Provincial Medical Association Professional Committee. In 1992 he was awarded the “outstanding contribution to public health” certificate by the Guangdong Province Council and deserved special government allowances in 2010. Prof. Zhou was named “outstanding scientific and technological workers”
周岱翰，广州中医药大学首席教授、主任医师，中西医结合临床专业博士生导师，中华中医药学会理事、肿瘤分会名誉主任委员，广东省中医药学会肿瘤专业委员会主任委员。 1992年被国务院授予“卫生事业突出贡献”证书并享受政府特殊津贴， 2010被评为“全国优秀科技工作者”。
- Professor Liu Youzhang, professor of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, is a well-known Chinese Medicine practitioner, professor and PhD instructor. Born to the family of Chinese Medicine practitioners, he studied abroad in Kyoto University in Japan, and was trained by Professor Deng Tietao. Currently, he is the guest researcher at the Kyoto University in Japan, State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of People’s Republic of China’s department head in revising the textbooks, Deputy Chairman of Guangdong Provincial Association of Chinese Medicine in the Difficult Cases Committee.
- Professor Chen Xinyi, a PhD tutor, director of the Hematology Center of the First Clinical Medical School in Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, , one of the National Key Major Academic Leaders in “Internal Medicine” and one of the State Administration of Traditional Key Major “TCM hematology” leaders. He has practiced and done researches in TCM and integrative medicine for 20 years and specialized in combination of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine in treating leukemia.
- Professor Yang Haiyan, has over 30 years of clinical experience in breast surgery. She has tremendous experience in treating both benign and malignant tumors of the breast, as well as in treating mastitis with Chinese Medicine. Her expertise is in all kinds of breast surgery and treatments of breast diseases with both Western and Chinese Medicine and is very well-known by colleagues and patients. Currently, she is a member of the China Association of Chinese Medicine in the Prevention of Breast Diseases Committee and a member of the Guangdong Provincial Association of Chinese Medicine in the Surgical Specialist Committee. In addition, Professor Yang has provided lectures in Australia and the United States of America.
- Professor Gu Liqun is a PhD instructor, head of the Chinese Medicine oncology department in China-Japan Friendship Hospital, State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of People’s Republic of China’s department head in revising the textbooks, clinical professor and PhD instructor of the combined Chinese and Western Medicine oncology department in Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, a director of Beijing Cancer Fund, and Associate Editor of the Chinese Journal of Traditional and Western Medicine. He was the recipient of the Beijing Science and Technology Award. He is very experienced in combining Chinese and Western Medicine in treating malignant tumor.
- Jia William Wei-Guo is a PhD from University of British Columbia (UBC) in molecular neurosciences. He has been an associate professor since 1999 at UBC and an associate scientist of BC Cancer Research Centre and a conjunct professor of Fudan University, Shanghai Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry and the VP (research) for Shanghai Innovative Research Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SIRC-TCM). Dr. Jia was the first in Canada and the first few scientists in the world using human Herpes simplex virus to treat cancer, which pioneered the field of oncolytic virotherapy for cancer treatment. His most recent contribution is to raise the concept of transcription and translation dual regulated (TTDR) oncolytic viruses for cancer treatment. Unlike deletion mutants that are usually attenuated in viral replication, the TTDR virus remains its aggressiveness in tumor cells but still extremely safe.
- Professor Shan Guangzhi is an MSc instructor in Zhejiang Chinese Medicine University, head of the oncology department in Ningbo Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, committee member of the clinical oncology department of the Chinese Anti-Cancer Association, committee member of the oncology department of the China Association of Chinese Medicine. Professor Shan has been practising Chinese Medicine and doing research for over 33 years, specializing in combining Chinese and Western Medicine in the treatment of tumors. He has written over 50 academic articles to publish in journals worldwide and has been invited to academic exchanges in France, United States of America and Japan.
All members of Co-organizers(CACRA, ATCMA, TCM&AcS) 所有主办单位会员收费
Two–day Participation fees 2天参加费用: $150
（Includes: 16 hrs CE credits, lunch on 12th,13th and farewell dinner on 13th September）
One-day Participation fees 1天参加费用:
September 12th Saturday – 9月12日星期六: $ 60 (8 CEU and lunch included 8学分和午歺)
September 13th Sunday – 9月13日星期日: $ 105 (8 CEU, lunch and farewell dinner included 8学分, 午歺和欢送晚宴)
Non members of Co-organizers 非会员收费
Two–day Participation fees 2天参加费用: $190
（Includes: 16 hrs CE credits, lunch on 12th,13th and farewell dinner on 13th September）
Registration deadline: August 31st, 2015 (20% surcharge will be applied thereafter)
報名及交费期限: 在2015年8月31日前報名按上述标准收费。如2015年9月1日後 , 需附加会务费20%
Payment method: cash or cheque (payable to CACRA )
交费辦法及地点: 現金或支票(支票抬头 : CACRA )
Please mail the cheque to the following address 请寄支票到
Dr. Tin Lui 雷廷会長
50-809 West 41st Ave. Vancouver
Dr. Jing Hua Shi 石精華会長
170-8500 Alexandra Rd., Richmond
For inquiry, please contact Dr. Tin or Dr. Jing.