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. Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO practices naturopathic oncology out of Naturopathic Specialists, LLC. Dr. Alschuler is the Executive Director of TAP Integrative, a nonprofit educational resource for integrative practitioners. She co-hosts a radio show, Five To Thrive Live! and is co-founder of the iTHRIVE Plan, a mobile web application that creates customized wellness plans for cancer survivors. Dr. Alschuler works as an independent consultant in the area of practitioner and consumer health education. She has been an invited speaker to more than 100 scientific/medical conferences, published 16 peer-reviewed articles, a co-investigator on 5 research studies, written 6 chapters for medical textbooks, and has co-authored two books, Definitive Guide to Cancer, now in its 3rd edition, and Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer. She is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including American Association of Naturopathic Physicians’ Physician of the Year, an honorary degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University’s Joseph Pizzorno Founders award, and the Impact award from the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. Dr. Alschuler is past-President and Board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member and immediate Past-President of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.