Dr. Hal Gunn
In 2009, the jury once again split the Prize. Two practitioners recognized as “agents of change” in the revolutionary movement toward an integrative approach to clinical medical practice were the recipients of the 2009 Dr. Rogers Prize. The Prizes were presented by Geoff Rogers, son of Dr. Rogers, at a gala award dinner held at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver September 25, 2009.
Dr. Gunn of Vancouver, a one time student of Dr. Rogers, took the fledgling Centre for Integrated Therapy and evolved it into today’s InspireHealth, looking after hundreds of cancer patients per year. The InspireHealth approach is a model for integrated cancer care focused not solely on the cancer, but on treating the whole person.
The first ever Dr. Rogers Prize Colloquium was held earlier in the day at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue, attended by researchers, practitioners, advocates, educators, students and consumers from across Canada. Fortunately, the overflow crowd had been anticipated and the proceedings were televised into another room within the Wosk Centre. Top Canadian and international specialists were moderated by Maria LeRose and shared their ideas on evidence and integration. Drs. Steven Aung, James Gordon, Joseph Pizzorno and Marja Verhoef enlightened the audience with their pioneering perspectives and hard-won experience. The findings were summarized by Barb Findlay and published in Connections magazine.
February 23, 2009 Dr. Rogers Prize – Quick Facts (PDF)
October 07, 2009 Vancouver Sun: Opinions & Editorials (PDF)
October 2009 Common Ground: October 2009 Issue (PDF)
September 26, 2009 World Journal: Dr. Rogers Prize (PDF)
September 25, 2009 Omni: Dr. Rogers Prize (WMV)
September 25, 2009 Vancouver Sun: Doctors share alternative medicine prize worth $250,000 (PDF)
September 2009 Common Ground: Prize honours alternative medicine (PDF) (web link)