Speaker’s topic: Cannabis in Cancer Therapy

Dr. Neil McKinney, BSc, ND,  Naturopathic Physician

Dr. McKinney graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Biosciences, and had a career in biophysical (radiation) cancer research.  Studied kinesiology at the University of Waterloo.  Graduated as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1985. Concurrently trained 3 years in TCM at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.  Dr. McKinney has had many teaching roles, from lab instructor in microbiology at University of Victoria,  and National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now NUNM), at schools of traditional Chinese medicine, massage therapy, and finally as a professor at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM)  Served many roles in the regulation and advancement of the profession, including Registrar of the BC College of Naturopathic Physicians www.cnpbc.bc.ca and accreditation evaluator for the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education www.cnme.org Founded the BC Naturopathic Association www.bcna.ca  and the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic  Medicine www.binm.org Professor of Naturopathic Oncology, and author of textbooks of naturopathic oncology.   Mentors and lectures to doctors internationally; contributes to publication for professionals and the public. Dr. McKinney is well known for his generous sharing of time and writings to mentor students and peers.  He has received a number of awards for contributions to advancing the scope and standards of the naturopathic profession

Practices with a focus on integrative oncology at Vital Victoria Naturopathic Clinic, Ltd.  Victoria, BC

Dr. McKinney’s skills include nutrition as medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, botanical medicine, homeopathy, and therapeutic injections.  Dr. McKinney has prescribing authority for common pharmaceutical medicines used in general practice and cancer care.