OPENS: March 13, 2018
CLOSES: May 22, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET
Notifications will be sent in July 2018
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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. 

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations that represent the broad spectrum of integrative cancer research (basic, clinical, health care utilization, cost effectiveness, program and best practice guideline development) and clinical care are welcomed. In keeping with the conference theme, individuals submitting abstracts are encouraged to consider the research to practical applications factors of their work and its relevance to integrative cancer care.

Three keynote speakers will be among the highlights of SIO's 15th international conference, October 27-29, 2018 at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormack Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona.  The conference theme will be "Integrative Oncology: From Research to Practical Applications." 

SIO mourns the loss of Jimmie Holland, MD, who passed away on December 24, 2017, at age 89. Known as the founder and “mother” of psycho-oncology, Dr. Holland was The Attending Psychiatrist and Wayne E. Chapman Chair at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center and Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York. “Her legendary work has brought psycho-oncology to the fore-front of cancer care and has demands clinicians not only focus on the disease but pay attention to the human side of cancer” Dr. Mao, past-president of SIO and a colleague of Jimmie at MSK said. To learn more click here.

We chose acai berry for this issue because of its popular use for promoting health and as an anticancer agent. A small berry that grows on a palm tree, acai is indigenous to the Amazon region and in Central and South Americas where it is consumed as food, and used in traditional medicine.