Frequently Asked Questions - The Beljanski Integrative Cancer Conference

Frequently Asked Questions

The Beljanski Integrative Cancer Conference 2023 will be an in-person, onsite event with educational sessions, networking, panels, exhibits, and more.

Both! We are 100% committed to a LIVE, In-Person event; however, for any attendee that cannot attend in person, we have a full-featured virtual platform as well.

Yes, the conference is for everyone including cancer patients, cancer caretakers, cancer doctors, cancer coaches and experts, and anyone wanting to learn about preventing or healing cancer using functional and integrative medicine.

Cancer stem cells are notorious for resisting chemotherapy and persisting in the body, leading to cancer recurrence and metastasis. Early research has shown very promising results with non-toxic natural compounds. More funding is needed to confirm the benefits on breast cancer stem cells.

In 2020, an estimated 2.3 million new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed worldwide, accounting for about 1 in 4 cancer diagnoses in women.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, accounting for approximately 15% of all cancer deaths among women. In 2020, an estimated 685,000 women died from breast cancer worldwide. Breast cancer is much less common in men than in women, but it can still occur, with an estimated 2,650 new cases of invasive breast cancer in men in 2021 in the United States.
While those numbers might seem daunting, The Beljanski Foundation has already established a record of achievements. The foundation has collaborated with several academic institutions to further research on natural compounds and their potential anti-cancer properties. This has led to the publication of several peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, on many cancer cell lines, including prostate, ovaries, pancreatic, and breast cancer.

The foundation has also conducted research on the role of cancer stem cells in tumor growth and progression, by identifying natural compounds that can inhibit the growth and self-renewal of cancer stem cells, potentially reducing the risk of cancer recurrence.

Breast cancer stem cell research is crucially important because breast cancer stem cells are thought to be responsible for the recurrence and metastasis of breast cancer. Breast cancer stem cells are a small subset of cells within a breast tumor that have the ability to self-renew and differentiate into various cell types that make up the tumor.

Unlike other cancer cells, which can be killed by chemotherapy and radiation therapy, breast cancer stem cells have the ability to survive and become resistant to these treatments, leading to tumor regrowth and metastasis.

Therefore, understanding the biology and behavior of breast cancer stem cells is essential for the development of more effective breast cancer treatments. By targeting breast cancer stem cells specifically, it may be possible to prevent tumor recurrence and metastasis, leading to improved outcomes for breast cancer patients.

Additionally, research on breast cancer stem cells may help identify new biomarkers for early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer, as well as potential targets for personalized therapies tailored to the individual patient’s tumor characteristics.

Overall, breast cancer stem cell research is essential for improving our understanding of breast cancer and developing more effective treatments that can ultimately save lives.

The Beljanski Foundation has already partnered with Kansas University Medical Center twice on the crucial topic of cancer stem cells, leading to two peer-reviewed publications:

“Extract of the Medicinal Plant Pao Pereira Inhibits Pancreatic Cancer Stem-Like Cell In Vitro and In Vivo.” The study was published in the journal Integrative Cancer Therapies in July 2018.

“Inhibition of pancreatic cancer stem cells by Rauwolfia vomitoria extract.” The study was published in the journal Oncology Reports in December 2018.

The studies aimed to investigate the potential of the Rauwolfia vomitoria and Pao pereira extracts in inhibiting pancreatic cancer stem cells. The authors found that the extracts reduced the proliferation and self-renewal ability of pancreatic cancer stem-like cells and decreased the growth of pancreatic tumors in mouse models.

These findings suggest the Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria extracts may both represent potential therapeutic agents for the treatment of pancreatic cancer by targeting cancer stem cells. However, further research is needed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of this approach in clinical trials and to understand its potential limitations and side effects.

It would be, therefore, extremely valuable to see if those results could be reproduced and extended to breast cancer stem cells. While this research can be challenging, it is crucial to advancing our understanding of breast cancer and developing new therapies for this disease.  The Beljanski Foundation has a goal to raise $240,000 dollars for funding its breast cancer stem cells research program.

Individuals wanting to participate in one particular session must register for a two day GA pass or All Access pass that gives you the ability to choose which pieces of programming you can attend throughout the three day event; The Beljanski Integrative Cancer Conference does not allow unregistered attendees to come to sessions or other conference event programming.

We will email you a link a few days before Friday, October 13th, so you will be able to view the conference virtually from your smartphone, computer, or tablet. We will also re-send you the link to view the virtual conference on Friday, October 13th, Saturday, October 14th, and Sunday, October 15th.

The workshop upgrades are exclusively in-person and not streamed virtually.

All food will be mostly organic, corn-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free, use olive oil or coconut oil, and will include paleo options and vegan options.

Yes, meals will be provided with the purchase of a ticket to the conference.

Saturday 10/14 – Coffee, Tea, Water, Lunch Buffet
Sunday 10/15 – Coffee, Tea, Water, Lunch Buffet

Refunds are permitted within 30 calendar days of the Conference, however Eventbrite’s fees are non-refundable. Eventbrite is the platform used by the Organizers to manage the registration process. Upon cancellation, the Organizers will refund the Registrant fees, minus fees payable to Eventbrite, according to Eventbrite’s terms and conditions available at

For questions regarding hotel room refunds, please contact Southbank Hotel directly.

Yes, all presentations will be recorded, and be available for purchase to view on-demand following the event.

We are working closely with the venue to promote a safe and clean environment for all LIVE in-person attendees. Our top priority is the health and safety of our attendees, members, and event team. We are communicating regularly with the Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk, to monitor activity and follow the guidelines of the CDC and state/local government.

The City of Jacksonville and the Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk currently have no requirements for in-person events. The host and venue are committed to ensuring the safety of all guests and will follow city and venue guidance.

You may register at any time, up until the day of the live event.

We accept all major credit cards.

Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk
1515 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, Florida, 32207
Tel: (904) 396-5100

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
2400 Yankee Clipper Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32218
Tel: (904) 741-4902

Please contact the hotel for any travel arrangement questions.

There is parking in the Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk with valet service, but availability is limited. If the parking is full, attendees should plan on parking at the Riverplace Tower garage, which is located 0.4 miles from the Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk.

The rate for the Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk parking is $12 per day for self-parking or $18 per day with valet parking.

The rate for the Riverplace Tower parking garage is $10 per day.

For the Friday Night Gala Dinner, the dress code is Black-Tie.

For the conference, the dress code is business casual for all participants.

A detailed schedule will be available closer to the conference on the website and released in the Beljanski Foundation Newsletter.

We have prepared a Sponsorship Prospectus to help you choose the level of sponsorship that meets your needs. Please look at our Sponsorship Prospectus here. Please get in touch with if you have any additional questions.

Sponsor the premier event of “Winning the War on Cancer” – The Beljanski Integrative Cancer Conference! The Gala on October 13th will be the most memorable experience of the conference. This is a great opportunity to sponsor a fun, exciting black-tie gala dinner that attendees will never forget. As a gala sponsor, you also receive all the benefits of a Gold sponsor, but you will get the added benefit of speaking in front of all of the VIP Gala dinner attendees and having a booth and additional perks all weekend long at the conference.

Friday from 4p – 8p to Gala Dinner Ticket holders.
Saturday and Sunday from 8:00a to 6:30p to All Conference Ticket Holders.

We are always seeking dynamic and informative speakers to provide unique perspectives across the healthcare spectrum for our conference. Please submit a session proposal for the conference here.

There are absolutely opportunities available please review the Web Sponsorship levels in our Sponsorship Prospectus.

If you’d like to be considered for media/press passes to attend/cover the conference, please fill out the press application here.

If you’re approved, someone from our team will be in touch.

No video during programming, but photography is highly encouraged! Please share your photos on social media and use hashtags #Beljanski #ICC2023 #LifeChangingEvent #IntegrativeMedicine #CancerConference and tag the Beljanksi Foundation @TheBeljanskiFoundation

Mirko Beljanski was a Serbian-French scientist who dedicated his life to the study of natural compounds and their potential to treat cancer. He was a visionary researcher and a pioneer in the field of alternative medicine, with a profound understanding of the complex relationship between the body and the natural world.

Beljanski’s work was born out of his belief that the natural world held the key to healing the human body, and that by unlocking the secrets of nature, we could unlock new treatments for cancer. He spent decades conducting groundbreaking research on natural compounds found in plants, including Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria, which he believed had the potential to inhibit cancer cell growth.

Despite facing opposition and skepticism from some in the scientific community, Beljanski remained steadfast in his dedication to his research. He never wavered in his belief that natural compounds held the key to treating cancer and improving patient outcomes.

Beljanski’s legacy lives on through the work of the Beljanski Foundation, which continues to build on his research and explore the potential of natural compounds in the fight against cancer. His life and work serve as an inspiration to all those who believe in the power of nature to heal and transform our world.

Attending “Winning the War on Cancer” – The Beljanski Integrative Cancer Conference can offer a variety of benefits for healthcare professionals, including learning about the latest research and treatment options and networking opportunities.

This conference will bring together experts from various fields of medicine and attending can provide insights into the latest research and treatment options for cancer, including innovative approaches that combine different modalities of care.

“Winning the War on Cancer” – The Beljanski Integrative Cancer Conference will provide opportunities to meet and network with other professionals in the field of cancer care, including oncologists, nurses, researchers, and other healthcare providers. These connections can lead to collaborations, job opportunities, and other professional connections.

“Winning the War on Cancer” – The Beljanski Integrative Cancer Conference will provide educational resources for patients and their families, helping them make informed decisions about their cancer care options. This can include information about conventional, alternative, and complementary therapies, as well as strategies for managing side effects and improving overall quality of life.

Attending this conference will provide insights into the latest research and treatment options for cancer, including innovative approaches that combine different modalities of care.

This conference will also provide insights into the benefits of a personalized treatment approach, which takes into account the individual needs of each patient. This approach can help to improve treatment outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients.

Philanthropy to support cancer research by The Beljanski Foundation is critically important for several reasons:

  1. Funding for cancer research: Your support provides much-needed funding for cancer research, which is essential for developing new treatments and improving patient outcomes. With government funding for cancer research often limited, philanthropic donations are often the primary source of funding for many research projects.
  2. Innovation: Donations to The Beljanski Foundation will support innovative research projects that may not be able to secure funding from traditional sources. These projects may have the potential to lead to breakthrough discoveries that could transform cancer treatment and care.
  3. Accelerating progress: Funding helps to accelerate progress in cancer research by allowing collaborations between researchers and institutions, and other programs that can help move promising research forward more quickly.
  4. Public awareness: Philanthropy can also help to raise public awareness about cancer and the importance of supporting research efforts. By supporting cancer research initiatives, donors can help to build momentum for the fight against cancer, inspiring others to get involved and make a difference.

Overall, philanthropy plays a vital role in supporting cancer research and improving patient outcomes. Without philanthropic support, many important research projects may not be able to move forward, and cancer patients may not have access to the support and resources they need to cope with their illnesses.

The Beljanski Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit and donations to the Beljanski Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

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