$250,000 Dr. Rogers Prize is the largest prize of its kind in North
VANCOUVER, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Nominations are now being accepted for
Canada's foremost prize rewarding individual achievement in the growing
field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Founded in 2007, the $250,000 Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative
Medicine highlights the important contributions of complementary and alternative
medicine to health care. Funded by Vancouver's Lotte and John Hecht
Memorial Foundation, the Prize is awarded every two years and is the
largest of its kind in North America.
A 2006 study by the Fraser Institute showed Canadians spend over $5.6
billion on complementary and alternative medicine and 54% of Canadians
use these therapies and services. CAM provides new choices for patients
looking to complement traditional medical treatments or to seek
alternative options. As an expanding discipline, those who work within
the field of CAM are pioneers who dare to "push the boundaries" in
pursuing new and innovative approaches to wellness and the treatment of
The Dr. Rogers Prize recognizes those who embody the same level of
vision, leadership, and integrity as that of the late Dr. Roger Hayward
Rogers. Among the first physicians to provide non-traditional
therapies for cancer patients, Dr. Rogers was appointed to the Order of
British Columbia in 2001 in recognition of his ground-breaking work.
Nominations for the 2013 Dr. Rogers Prize will be accepted from now
until May 31st. The competition is open to individuals whose complementary or
alternative medicine activities are carried out within Canada.
The Dr. Rogers Prize will be awarded at a gala award ceremony and dinner
in Vancouver on September 26th and will feature a keynote address by Dr. Irving Kirsch, author of The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth. The Award Gala is scheduled to follow the third Dr. Rogers Prize
Colloquium at which top Canadian and international experts will gather
to share their ideas on the topic "The Mind-Body Connection."
ABOUT DR. ROGERS
Dr. Roger Hayward Rogers (1928-2011) graduated from the University of
British Columbia as a Doctorate of Medicine in 1959. He worked in
Family Practice for more than thirty years and taught medical students
as a UBC Clinical Instructor.
A recognized Canadian leader in CAM, Dr. Rogers began offering
innovative therapies for cancer patients who had limited or no success
with traditional medical treatments. He was a co-founder of the Centre
for Integrated Therapy in Vancouver in 1992, which later evolved into
the Centre for Integrated Healing and today is known as InspireHealth.
Dr. Alastair Cunningham (2007)
Dr. Abe Hoffer (2007)
Dr. Hal Gunn (2009)
Dr. Badri (Bud) Rickhi (2009)
Dr. Marja Verhoef (2011)
Visit www.drrogersprize.org for more information or to begin the nominations process.
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For further information:
Dr. Rogers Prize Coordinator