New Investigator 2019


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.

New Investigator Forum 2019

The Society for Integratice Oncology (SIO) is committed to developing talented young investigators in integrative oncology with its New Investigator Forum on Integrative Oncology Research Methods. We are now accepting New Investigator Forum applications for the 16th International Conference that will be held in New York, NY, October 19-21.  Read more here:  New Investigator 2019          


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SIO 2019 Conference

Please mark your calendars to join us for the 16th International Conference October 19-21, 2019 in New York, NY.  The conference theme: Advancing the Science and Art of Integrative Oncology.

Thank You for SIO2018! We thank the more than 400 participants for making SIO's 15th International Conference, October 27-29, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona, so successful. We appreciate all the great converations and sharing of experience.

SIO2019 Call for Abstracts

SIO2019 Call for Abstracts is open for submissions until April 26, 2019 at 11:59 pm (ET) and notifications will be sent in June 2019. 

The 16th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) will be held October 19-21, 2019 in New York City, New York, USA. The theme is "Integrative Oncology: Advancing the Science & Art of Integrative Oncology." 

To submit your abstract, click here. 




Preliminary Conference Program for SIO2019 Integrative Oncology - Advancing the Science & Art of Integrative Oncology


Saturday, October 19 

8:00 AM 11:45 AM Pre-Conference Workshops 

11:45 AM Exhibits Open

1:00 PM Opening Session

1:30 PM Keynote Presentation - Lee Jones, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
3:00 PM Break

3:30 PM Plenary 1: Lifestyle - Neil Iyengar, MD; Tracy E. Crane, PhD, MS, RDN; Melinda Irwin, PhD, MPH

5:15 PM Poster Reception

Sunday, October 20


6:00 AM Wellness Session

7:00 AM Exhibits and Posters Open

7:15 AM Networking Breakfast and Committee Meetings

8:00 AM Keynote Presentation - Dawn Hershman, MD, MS, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

9:15 AM Plenary 2: Microbiome and Cancer - Ying Taur, MD, MPH; Johanna W. Lampe, PhD, RD; Jennifer McQuade, MD, MS, MA, Lac

10:30 AM Break

11:00 AM SIO Annual Meeting

12:00 PM Keynote Luncheon Address - Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD, FASCO, BA, American Society of Clinical Oncology

1:30 PM Concurrent Session 1 - Oral Abstracts and Workshops

3:00 PM Break

3:30 PM Concurrent Session 2 - Oral Abstracts and Workshops

6:00 PM Cocktail Hour

7:00 PM Gala


 Monday, October 21


6:00 AM Wellness Session

7:00 AM Exhibits and Posters Open

7:15 AM Breakfast Roundtables

8:00 AM Keynote Presentation - Michael W. Young, PhD, The Rockefeller University

9:30 AM Plenary 3: Integrative Approaches for Insomnia in Cancer Survivors - Sheila N. Garland, PhD, R Psych; Jun J. Mao, MD, PhD; Jason C. Ong, PhD

10:30 AM Break

11:00 AM Best of SIO

12:00 PM Lunch on Your Own in NYC

1:45 PM Concurrent Session 3 - Oral Abstracts and Workshops

3:00 PM Break

3:15 PM Concurrent Session 4 - Oral Abstracts and Workshops

5:00 PM Closing Remarks



Please check this page for regular updates to SIO 2019 16th International Conference program.










SIO2019 has wonderful opportunities for the integrative oncology patient advocate community. More details coming soon.

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
Mechanism and Impact of Exercise on Cancer Survivors 
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 
Use of Rigorous Clinical Trial Methods to Establish Safety and Efficacy of Integrative Medicine
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.


Michael W. Young PhD Nobel Prize Winner

Michael W. Young, Phd 
Basic Research on Circadian Rhythms and its Impact on Health Conditions and Cancer 
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.


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.


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 (Photos from past SIO Galas) 


 SIO 2019 Gala information coming soon.