Members of the Scientific Review Committee will evaluate the quality of the submitted workshop proposals on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Novelty of the workshop;
  • Significance of the goals;
  • Clarity; and
  • Relevance to integrative oncology and conference theme of Person-Centered Care in Integrative Oncology.

Authors should be particularly cognizant of the importance of following the workshop criteria outlined above. If the submission is poorly written, such that the Review Committee cannot determine its goals and importance, the workshop will not be accepted for presentation at the Conference. 

It is preferred that workshop proposals be authored by at least two organizers from two different institutions; however this is not required.

Required Workshop Proposal Format

  • Title: Workshop title and acronym if relevant
  • Abstract: 200-300 words describing the workshop, suitable for the conference Web site and advance program
  • Topics and motivation: What are the topics, themes, and areas of interest of the workshop? How is the workshop relevant to integrative oncology, diversity, cancer control and/or prevention? How does the workshop contribute to networking of SIO to other practitioner communities, if at all?
  • Goals and expected results: Explicitly state the goals of the workshop and how you intend to reach them. What are the expected results of the workshop? How will these results be disseminated?
  • Format: What is the planned workshop format? What will be done to stimulate collaborative interaction? Are there planned pre- and post-workshop activities?
  • Length of time: 75 minutes. Workshop proposals exceeding 75 minutes will not be considered for review.
  • Previous workshops: Have you presented this workshop or a workshop on the same topic at previous SIO meetings or other scientific meetings? When, where, and how many participants?

Submission Form
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Submission Deadline
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 5pm Eastern Time.

Primary Author Responsibilities
If the material has been accepted for publication or has recently been published, it is the author's responsibility to make sure that the journal's copyright rules are not violated. The workshop proposal should comply with the ethics of scholarly activities in general and should be free of commercial bias. If chosen, the organizers and speakers must disclose conflicts of interest as required by continuing education accreditation bodies.

About the Conference
The 14th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology will once again be the gathering place for clinicians, researchers, patients and advocates in integrative cancer care from all over the world. The SIO Conference, on the theme “Person-Centered Care in Integrative Oncology,” will provide an opportunity for attendees to hear about advancements made in the field, to present their work, build collaborations and to learn from each other. Our schedule includes keynotes, plenary sessions, experiential workshops, and oral and poster presentations of research findings. There will be informal time for gathering and networking, a gala reception and dinner.