Navajo Nation's Regional Healthcare Facility Needs Our Help
The current COVID-19 pandemic has acutely affected the Navajo Nation, which lives in a region spanning parts of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Historically, the Navajo People have suffered high rates of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, all of which contribute to increased risk for poorer COVID-19 outcomes.
For decades, tribal land has been left without basic infrastructure such as running water, electricity and paved roads.
The Indian Health Service has been chronically underfunded, and the Tuba City Regional Healthcare Corporation is the only cancer treatment location on any Native American soil. The SIO is honored to present this support initiative. Donations will go directly to Tuba City Regional Healthcare through the Cancer Support Community donation page, and will be used for essential healthcare needs such as PPE for staff and hand sanitizer. Please join us in this opportunity to improve the lives of those who suffer such health disparities. Learn more on our COVID-19 Resources page and submit your contribution on our Donation page.
SIO Wellness Wednesdays
SIO's special summer program, Wellness Wednesdays, is in full swing and runs through Labor Day. Developed by SIO's Yoga SIG, it features a live panel discussion and interactive audience dialogue each Wednesday at 12:00 pm ET on Zoom. Following the program, attendees may view a recorded session on SIO's YouTube channel focusing on the topic of the week. If you were unable to attend earlier episodes or view the videos, check them out on SIO's YouTube channel.
Read the latest blog from Eugene and Linda Carlson, PhD, C.Psych
"What Now? Navigating cancer treatment during a possible COVID-19 'second wave'"
"The Use of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in COVID-19 - Where's the Evidence?"
Webinar presentation by Weidong Lu, MB, MPH, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - recording now available on YouTube.
TCM and Integrative Oncology Practice in China During COVID-19 Outbreak
by Yufei Yang, MD
Given the rapidly progressing global COVID-19 crisis, SIO leadership has decided to launch a COVID-19 column to specifically address our members’ needs. Our first interview is with Yufei Yang, MD, who is the director of integrative oncology at Beijing Xiyuan Hospital. We would like to learn from our Chinese colleagues’ recent advances in combating COVID-19. This is in keeping with SIO’s practice of facilitating opportunities to share our members’ experiences and perspectives. The full article - TCM and Integrative Oncology Practice in China During COVID-19 Outbreak represents Dr. Yang and her team’s views only.
Call for Applications: SIO 2020 Africa Travel Scholarship - Postponed Until 2021
Please watch for details in early 2021.
Watch Video on Abstract Writing Best Practices
Please be sure to watch this video in preparation for submitting abstracts in early 2021.
SIO 2019 Conference 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.