Four plenary discussions are planned for SIO’s 2017 international conference on November 12-14 in Chicago. Topics will be Natural Products and Diet on Microbiome and Cancer; Meeting the Integrative Oncology Needs of Young Adult Cancer Patients; Integrative Innovations in Digital Health Technologies with Cancer Patients and Survivors and Art as Medicine.

 

The first plenary, on November 12, will focus on Natural Products and Diet on Microbiome and Cancer. Moderated by Jun Mao, MD, MSCE, Chief Integrative Medicine Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and SIO President, the sessions will include Elena Ladas, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nutrition in Pediatrics and in the Institute of Human Nutrition, New York-Presbyterian; Matthew Ciorba, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine; and Robert Chapkin, MD, Professor and Director of the Program in Integrative Nutrition & Complex Diseases Clinic at Texas A&M University.

 

A second plenary on November 12 will examine Meeting the Integrative Oncology Needs of Young Adult Cancer Patients. The moderator will be Stacy Sanford, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Director of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Presenters will be Leonard Sender, MD, Professor/Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program, CHOC Children's Hospital; John Salsman, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program, Wake Forest University; and Crystal Park, PhD, Professor, University of Connecticut.

 

On November 13, a plenary will be presented on Integrative Innovations in Digital Health Technologies with Cancer Patients and Survivors, moderated by David Victorson, PhD, Associate Professor Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, with presenters Jennifer Ligibel, MD, Director Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies, Senior Physician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Lynne Wagner, PhD, Associate Professor, Wake Forest University; and Frank Penedo, PhD, Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

 

Art as Medicine will be the topic for another plenary on November 13. Moderated by Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, Professor, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, and Integrative Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the session will include presenters Teresa A. Gilewski, MD, Breast Oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Sherry Goodill, PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, Department Chair, Creative Arts Therapies Department, Drexel University; and Debra Burns, PhD, Chair of the Department of Music and Arts Technology, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis.