As cannabis becomes more widely available for medical purposes increasing numbers of cancer patients are reporting benefit from its use. The published medical literature is thin on evidence. Oncologists report that they often recommend medical cannabis for their patients but describe a lack of knowledge to support their recommendations. An internet lore suggests that cannabis may be useful not only for treating symptoms related to cancer and its treatment but to treating cancer itself. Join us to learn the latest information on integrating cannabis into conventional cancer care.

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 August 10, 2018. Learn more below about eligibility and submission procedures.

The Society for Integrative Oncology Patient Advocate program is designed to empower advocates, as well as educate and disseminate information to their communities. SIO is working to secure funding for patient advocates for our 15th International Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, October 27-29, 2018

SIO invites patient advocates to apply for funding to attend SIO2018. We anticipate being able to provide assistance via scholarships to help cover travel, hotel, registration, and/or other related expenses for advocates. Patient advocates provide a crucial perspective in integrative oncology. It is SIO’s hope that patient advocates attending SIO2018 will return to their organizations and share what they have learned with their communities to continue making a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer. Applications will be evaluated and reviewed based on the Funding Eligibility Criteria listed below.

Funding is reserved for patient advocates only. A patient advocate is defined as an individual who volunteers or works for a local, state/provincial, national or international non-profit organization that provides programs, services, information, and support for people with cancer and their families, and demonstrates a charitable mission, including a commitment to knowledge dissemination and translation.

OPENS: June 29, 2018
CLOSES: July 16, 2018, at 11:59 pm ET
Notifications will be sent in late July 2018
To submit an abstract proposal, click here

The 15th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) will be held October 27-29, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. The theme is "Integrative Oncology: From Research to Practical Applications." The SIO Conference is the gathering place for clinicians, researchers, patients, advocates and trainees in integrative cancer care from all over the world. The Conference will provide an opportunity for attendees to hear about advancements made in the field, present their research findings, build collaborations, and learn from each other. The program includes keynotes, plenary sessions, moderated panels, workshops, and oral and poster presentations of research findings. There will be informal time for gathering, including a welcome reception and a conference dinner. 

SIO welcomes late breaking abstract submissions for SIO2018 of highly significant and timely research findings related to integrative oncology.