Dingle Spence, MBBS, Dip Pall Med, FRCR
Dingle Spence, BSc., MBBS, DMRT, Dip. Pall. Med, FRCR, is a Jamaican physician with training in both Clinical Oncology and Palliative Medicine. She is the Senior Medical Officer of the Hope Institute Hospital, Jamaica’s only dedicated Oncology and Palliative Care unit. Dr Spence is an Associate Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and is a Co Director of the Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute (JACCRI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of cancer care and palliative care in Jamaica and the Caribbean. She is also a Board Member of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC). Dr Spence has a special interest in providing access to oncology and palliative care education for providers in Jamaica and across the Caribbean. She also has research interests in the use of plant- based medicines such as cannabinoids and psychedelics for holistic symptom relief for people with palliative care needs.