SIO2020 Calls for Workshops Open!

SIO is accepting workshop submissions for the 17th International Conference, which will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 16-18, 2020. The submission period is February 21 to midnight Pacific Time Friday, March 13, 2020. The proposals must be relevant to integrative oncology and the conference theme, “The Science of Living Well with Cancer."

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

Needs assessment

Clarity

Relevance to integrative oncology and conference theme of "The Science of Living Well with Cancer"


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.

Submission Form
We are using an online submission system this year. The following sections are required. Submissions are limited to 300 words; however, a 1,500-word workshop submission may be uploaded in the system.

Required Workshop Proposal Format

Title: Workshop title and acronym if relevant

Abstract: Description of 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? What specific unmet needs/gaps does the workshop address? 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? How will the workshop specifically address identified needs/gaps?

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: There are 75-minute workshop spaces available and 4-hour pre-conference workshops.

Previous presentation: 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? How was the workshop evaluated (provide objective scores ratings and subjective comments as available?

Submit workshops here. 


SIO Call for Abstracts Opens Soon

The Society for Integrative Oncology seeks abstracts for oral and poster presentations for its 17th International Conference October 16-18, 2020 in Baltimore MD that represent the broad spectrum of integrative cancer research (basic, clinical, health care utilization, cost-effectiveness, program and best practice guideline development) and clinical care.

The SIO2020 Conference theme is "Integrative Oncology: The Science of Living Well with Cancer." In keeping with the theme, individuals submitting abstracts are encouraged to consider the research-to-practical application of their work and its relevance to integrative cancer care.

Abstracts that focus on one of the following integrative oncology research and practice areas are especially encouraged: 


Global Integrative Oncology 
Adolescent/Young Adult 
Business and sustainability of Integrative Oncology 
Patient Advocacy/patient-oriented presentations

Members of the Abstract Review Committee will evaluate the quality of the submitted abstracts on the basis of the following criteria:


 Novelty/Innovativeness
 Significance/quality of methods
 Clarity of expression
 Relevance to conference theme

Authors should be particularly cognizant of the importance of setting forth the objectives and hypotheses/research questions of the study in a clear, succinct manner and of summarizing the results (if applicable). If the abstract is poorly written, such that the Abstract Review Committee cannot determine its novelty and importance, the abstract will not be accepted for presentation at the Conference.

The abstract should comply with the ethics of scholarly activities in general and should be free of commercial bias. The authors must disclose conflicts of interest as required by continuing education accreditation bodies.


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Clinical Practice Guidelines

SIO is pleased to provide its updated clinical practice guidelines for breast cancer. In June 2018, ASCO announced endorsement of the guidelines. The guidelines were published in 2017. Researchers analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer. The guidelines are a resource for clinicians and patients to inform evidence-based decisions on the use of integrative therapies during breast cancer treatment. Researchers at US and Canadian institutions evaluated the efficacy and safety of more than 80 therapies.

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monograph has  published a special issue co-sponsored by SIO, "Advancing the Global Impact of Integrative Oncology"; including a comprehensive definition for integrative oncology. The articles in the special Monograph were all peer-reviewed.


                                                                    

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SIO 2020 Call for Board Nominations is Open

The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) is accepting nominations from SIO members to fill anticipated vacancies on its Board of Trustees. SIO welcomes the nomination of individuals who are researchers, clinicians, clinical researchers, patients and patient advocates. The submission deadline is March 31, 2020.

Eligibility: To be eligible, candidates must meet the following criteria:
• Current SIO Member (or will join)
• Interested in and committed to advancing and maintaining the integrity of integrative oncology
• Willing to contribute at least 5-10 hours per month toward SIO activities
• Willing to participate in SIO advancement, including fund raising
• Willing to participate in the annual SIO conference (2020 conference will be held October 16-18 in Baltimore, MD)
• Willing to participate in teleconference call meetings every other month and attend and participate in one annual Board retreat and meeting at the SIO Conference. (The 2020 daylong retreat to be held October 15 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in Baltimore, MD.)
• Willing to co-chair an SIO Committee, Task Force and/or Special Interest Group

Read complete details here.


SIO 2019 Conference Video Presentations Available on VuMedi

As a resource to SIO conference attendees, presentations from SIO's 16th International Conference in NYC are now accessible through VuMedi.com, a video hosting platform that posts content from a broad range of healthcare organizations and medical professionals.

There are a total of 29 videos available, which were recorded in Gramercy East/West conference room over the course of the three-day conference. The conference program is also available and downloadable through VuMedi.VuMedi.com is a complimentary service, but you do need to join the site before viewing presentations. Please follow the link provided here and scroll to the bottom of the page to create your account. It may take up to one hour for your account profile to be accepted, and you will receive a notification via email. You will not be able to view the presentations until you have received the acceptance notification.For those who are already VuMedi members, simply sign in and enter Society for Integrative Oncology in the search bar.Oral abstracts and presentations are also available to conference attendees through the Member portal of the SIO website. These presentations are restricted to conference attendees for three months. We will make them available to the general membership in February 2020. 

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