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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.


Voting is Now Open for SIO's Board of Trustees Election

Voting is now open for the Society for Integrative Oncology Board of Trustees Election. We are using an online election system to tabulate our votes. All SIO members in good standing have been sent an email invitation to vote. Click here for more details and to see list of nominees. If you are a current SIO member and you have NOT received your invitation and instructions for voting, please contact staff at: info@integrativeonc.org

 

                                                                                

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SIO 2019 Conference

Early Bird Registration for the 16th International Conference, October 19-21, 2019 in New York, NY, has been extended until August 16 at 11:59 pm (ET). Don't wait to register! The conference theme is: Advancing the Science and Art of Integrative Oncology. Register here. Hotel Room Blocks are still available. The cutoff date for securing the conference group rate is September 17. Click here to reserve your room. 


Deadline for Patient Advocate Scholarships & Clinician Scholarships for Pre-Confeence Has Been Extended!

The new deadline to submit patient advocate and clinican scholarship applications for SIO2091's pre-conference workshop, "Sleeping Well After Cancer: Translating Patient-Centered Research into Practice,"  is August 23, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET.  Read more here and apply.


SIO 2019 Conference Educational Sponsor

 

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SIO2019 16th International Conference

 Advancing the Science & Art of Integrative Oncology 

Saturday, October 19 

Time

Event

Speaker(s)

 
7:30 AM Registration Opens  
7:45 AM -11:45 AM Pre-Conference Workshops      
 

This Pre-Conference workshop was partially funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Award (EAIN-00059). The content does not necessarily represent the views of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), its Board of Governors, or Methodology Committee.
Sleeping Well After Cancer: Translating
Patient-Centered Research into Practice

Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE; Sheila Garland, PhD; Frances Barg, PhD, MEd; Philip Gehrman, PhD, CBSM, Jodi MacLeod  

Exploring Integrative Approaches to Support Cognitive Health During Cancer Treatment and Survival by SIO Clinical Practice Committee

Judith M. Fouladbakhsh, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, PHCNS; Judith Lacey, MD; Deirdre Wallace Steel, Kathleen Sanders, RN, NP; Denise Spector, PhD, RN, MPH, ANP; Eleanor Walker, MD; Gabriel Lopez, MD; Yair Maimon, PhD, OMD, AC; Jonathan Ammen, OMD, LAc; Jean A. Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN

 
When Words Do Not Say It All! How the Creative Arts Therapies Support the Mind, Body, and Spirit of Pediatric Patients and Their Families Suzi Tortora, EdD, BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHC, and Jennifer Whitley, MA  

11:45 AM

Exhibits Open

 

1:00 PM

Opening Session

 


1:30 PM

Keynote Presentation: Investigation of Exercise as Interception Therapy for Cancer: Learning from Lessons of the Past

Lee W. Jones, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 

3:00 PM

Break

 

3:30 PM

Plenary 1: Lifestyle - Metabolic and Adiposity-Related Drivers of Breast Cancer Risk and Progression

Neil Iyengar, MD

 

Plenary 1: Lifestyle: Lifestyle Intervention for Ovarian Cancer Enhanced Survival (LIVES) Trial

Tracy E. Crane, PhD, MS, RDN

 

Plenary 1: Lifestyle:  Impact of Exercise and Weight Management Interventions in Cancer Survivors

Melinda Irwin, PhD, MPH

 

5:15 PM

Poster Reception

 

Sunday, October 20 

 Time  

Event

Speaker(s)

 

6:00 AM

Wellness Session

 
6:30 AM 

Registration, Exhibits and Posters Open

 
7:00 AM 

Morning Networking and Committee Meetings

 
8:00 AM 

Keynote Presentation: Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Integrative Medicine for Cancer Survivors: Methodologic Challenges and Opportunities to Move the Field Forward

Dawn Hershman, MD, MS, FASCO, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

9:15 AM

Plenary 2 Microbiome and Cancer: Gut Microbiota Dynamics and Fecal Transplantation in the Immunocompromised Cancer Patient

Ying Taur, MD, MPH

 

Plenary 2 Microbiome and Cancer:  Diet and the Gut Microbiome:   Interactions and Impact on Cancer Risk

Johanna W. Lampe, PhD

 

Plenary 2 Microbiome and Cancer:  Microbiome and Cancer: The Microbiome and Therapeutic Response in Cancer

Jennifer McQuade, MD, MS, MA, Lac

 

10:30 AM

Break

 

11:00 AM

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12:00 PM

Keynote Luncheon Address: Lessons from Loss

Brought to you by the Dr. Rogers Prize - highlighting the important contributions of Complementary and Alternative Medicine to healthcare. Learn more about the Dr. Rogers Prize at www .drrogersprize.org.

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Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD, FASCO, BA,
American Society of Clinical Oncology

 

1:30 PM 

Concurrent Session 1

Oral Abstracts

 

Workshop 1: FDA Approved? Inside the FDA Regulatory Process for Integrative Oncology Products

Tara Berman, MD and Sanjeeve Balasubramaniam, MD

 

Workshop 2: Exploring Advocacy for Integrative Oncology Science

Moderator/Panelist: John Weeks; Panelists: Lynda Balneaves, RN, PhD; Holger Cramer, PhD; Moshe Frenkel, MD; Nadine Ijaz, PhD; and Dugald Seely, ND, FABNO

 
TCM & Integrative Oncology for Cancer: An East-West Dialogue-Session 1: TCM and Innovations in Research Methods and Clinical Trial Design

Moderators/Panelists: Hongsheng Lin, MD and
Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE

 

3:00 PM

Break

 

3:30 PM

Concurrent Session 2

Oral Abstracts

 

Workshop 3: Integrative Oncology Trainings for Healthcare Providers

Suzanna Zick, MPH, ND and Claudia, Witt, MD, MBA

 

Workshop 4: Wellness Workshop: How to Decrease Burnout Among Cancer Care Providers

Anna Laucis, MD and Shruti Jolly, MD

 
TCM & Integrative Oncology for Cancer: An East-West Dialogue-Session 2: TCM for Cancer Symptom Management

Moderators/Panelists: Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS and Misha R. Cohen, OMD, L.Ac.

 

5:00 PM

Reception: Join SIO and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Celebrate MSK's Integrative Medicine Service's 20th Anniversary

 

 

 

 Monday, October 21

 Time

Event

Speaker(s)

 
6:00 AM Wellness Session  
6:30 AM Registration, Exhibits, Posters Open  
7:00 AM Morning Roundtables  
8:00 AM Keynote 3: Genes Regulating Sleep and Circadian Rhythms Michael Young, PhD, The Rockefeller University  

9:30 AM 

Plenary 3: Integrative Approaches for Insomnia in Cancer Survivors -Increasing Awareness of and Access to Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia in Cancer Survivors

 Sheila N. Garland, PhD, R Psych

 
Plenary 3: Integrative Approaches for Insomnia in Cancer Survivors -Acupuncture for Insomnia and Integrative Approach Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE  
Plenary 3: Integrative Approaches for Insomnia in Cancer Survivors-  Using Mindfulness Meditation to Improve Sleep Health Jason C. Ong, PhD  

10:30 AM 

Break

 

11:00 AM 

Best of SIO

 

12:15 PM

Lunch on Your Own in NYC

 

1:45 PM 

Concurrent Session 3

Oral Abstracts 

 

Workshop 5: 2019 Integrative Oncology Research Highlights in Art Therapy, Mind-Body Therapies and Nutrceuticals

Moderators: Viraj Master MD and Eugene Ahn MD

Presenters: Sheila Garland PhD R Psych, Girija Kaimal EdD, MA ATR-BC and Keith Block MD

 

Workshop 6: Update in Applied Mind-Body Medicine

Shelly Latte-Naor, MD

 
TCM & Integrative Oncology for Cancer: An East-West Dialogue-Session 3: Quality of Life and Survival: Better Integrative Strategy Incorporating TCM Moderators/Panelists: Jie, Li, MD, PhD and Jeffrey D. White, MD  

3:00 PM

Break

 

3:15 PM

Concurrent Session 4

Oral Abstracts

 

Workshop 7: Intermittent Fasting for Cancer Patients and Employing Intermittent Fasting or Caloric Restriction in Clinical Practice: An Important Tool for Improved Patient Outcome

Nimit Sudan, MD and Carol Lourie, L.Ac

 

Workshop 8: Realistic Hope: Finding the Sweet Spot Between False Hope and False Hopelessness

Catherine Zollman, BA, MD; Eran Ben-Ayre, MD; and Sophie Sabbage

 
TCM & Integrative Oncology for Cancer: An East-West Dialogue-Session 4: Can Integrative Medicine Help Advanced GI Patients Live Longer? Better? Or Both?

Moderators/Panelists: Yufei Yang, MD, Peiying Yang, MS, PhD, and Lili Tang,MD

 

5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

 

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SIO2019 has wonderful opportunities for the integrative oncology clinical and patient advocate communities

We are currently offering scholarships to patient advocates and clinicians in the United States to participate in an interactive pre-conference workshop, "Sleeping Well after Cancer: Translating Patient-Centered Research into Practice,"  which takes place on October 19, 2019, from 7:45 am - 11:45 am ET at the New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY. 

  pdf Eligibility criteria (141 KB) and Patient Advocate Scholarship applications are available here.

  pdf Eligibility criteria (151 KB) and Clinician Advocate Scholarship applications are available here.

Results of our recently completed PCORI-funded comparative effectiveness study of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and acupuncture, published in JNCI, found that both treatments reduced insomnia and that the results lasted for three months post-treatment.

This workshop brings together a team of clinicians and patient advocates to plan for how to best disseminate and implement these sleep management research findings from our study to transform research and clinical practice.

We will identify barriers, facilitators and proposed solutions to increase awareness of insomnia, access to evidence-based treatment, and support of patient-centered decision-making.

Deadline for submitting application is 11:59 pm ET, Friday, August 23, 2019.

Click pdf here (162 KB) for complete pre-conference workship details. 

 

 

 

SIO2019 will include keynote presentations from Lee Jones, PhD, Dawn Hershman, MD, MS, Michael W. Young, PhD, and Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD, FASCO.

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Lee Jones, PhD
Investigation of Exercise as Interception Therapy for Cancer: Learning from Lessons of the Past
 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm ET

About Dr. Jones                                                                                         

Lee Jones, PhD, is the chief of the Exercise Oncology Service and Laboratory, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which focuses on studying th efficacy and mechanisms of exercise training on cardiovascular toxicities and tumor initiation and progression.  Dr. Jones will speak about the mechanism and impact of exercise on cancer survivors, highlighting the methodological challenges and advancement in the field of exercise oncology.

Dawn Hershman MD MS 2019

Dawn Hershman, MD, MS, FASCO 
Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Integrative Medicine for Cancer Survivors: Methodologic Challenges and Opportunities to Move the Field Forward
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 8:00 am - 9:15 am ET

About Dr. Hershman

Dawn Hershman, MD, MS, is a  medical oncologist and leader of the Breast Cancer Program of Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University. She will discuss how to use rigorous clinical trial methods to establish the safety and efficacy of integrative medicine (e.g., acupuncture, supplements) for cancer survivors, and the challenges and opportunities for moving the field forward.

 

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Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD, FASCO 
Lessons from Loss
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm ET

 

About Dr. Von Roenn

Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD, FASCO, is vice president of education, science, and professional development of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Von Roenn draws upon her own experience as a caregiver to her husband, and she will discuss the art of palliative and supportive care in cancer patients.  

Michael W. Young PhD Nobel Prize Winner

   Michael W. Young, PhD
Genes Regulating Sleep and Circadian Rhythms
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 8:00 am - 9:15 am ET

About Dr. Young

Michael W. Young, PhD, is the Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor and head of the Laboratory of Genetics at Rockefeller University. He was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology for Medicine with Jeffrey C. Hall, PhD, and Michael Rosbash, PhD, for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. His topic will be basic research on circadian rhythms and its impact on health conditions and cancer.

 

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On Sunday, October 20, 2019, 5:00-7:00 pm, join SIO and Memorial Sloan Kettering in the Trianon Ballroom of the Hilton Midtown to celebrate MSK's Integrative Medicine Service's 20th anniversary. Come enjoy hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, and a beverage before you go out for dinner in the Big Apple, or to take in a show. Ticket price is $25. Open to all. Space is limited, so please pre-register for our event planning purposes.

About Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Service: Provides comprehensive support to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and hospital staff with evidence-based complementary therapies helping people manage the many physical and emotional effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment. The program also provides healthcare professionals with resources on integrative oncology and how it can help enhance patients’ care and recovery.

 

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