Speaker: Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
Friday, April 20 | 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. | Opening Session
Happiness: Applying the Science and Holism of Happiness to Transform Clinical Practice
Dr. Alschuler’s presentation will explore the criticality of happiness to both patient and practitioner and to the transformative evolution of clinical practice. Using understandings derived from positive psychology and neurobiology, the determinants and components of happiness will be explored. Through a unique application of positive psychology techniques, the presentation will provide strategies for creating happiness in ourselves and in our patients, and, as a result, transforming our clinical practices. These strategies will be reinforced with case examples and stories of happiness.
Dr. Alschuler has been a practicing naturopathic physician since 1994. She is board certified in naturopathic oncology. Dr. Alschuler is the Vice President of Quality and Education at Emerson Ecologics, the leading provider of professional-grade nutritional supplements to the healthcare practitioner market. She is the immediate past-President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and member of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Alschuler has previously directed naturopathic medicine at Midwestern Regional Medical Center – Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a JCAHO accredited regional hospital offering comprehensive integrative cancer care. Prior to that, she was the clinic medical director at Bastyr University Natural Health Clinic.
Dr. Alschuler is the co-author of The Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Healing, now in its 3rd edition (Random House, 2010) and Five To Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan (AIM Publishers, 2011). She has presented at numerous professional conferences, and continues to give presentations for lay and professional audiences. She has received professional recognition and awards for her work in integrative medicine.