More than 350 physicians, researchers, nurses, integrative medicine practitioners, patient advocates, and patients from 19 countries convened in Boston, Massachusetts, from November 14-17 at the 12th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology.


Santosh Rao, MD, Medical Director of Integrative Medicine for Banner MD Anderson in Gilbert, AZ, is one of the Co-Chairs of SIO’s Clinical Practice Committee. He also teaches Integrative Medicine fellows at the University of Arizona Santosh Raoand contributes to education modules for the cancer curriculum.

Ting Bao, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering, is one of the Co-Chairs of SIO’s Research Committee. She is an integrative medicine specialist and medical oncologist, with a special focus on patients with breast cancer. In her clinical practice and research, Dr. Bao works to “develop and deliver state-of-the-art evidence-based integrative oncology care to enhance and potentially extend survival for cancer patients.”

Linda Carlson, PhD, RPsych, is one of the co-chairs the SIO Research Committee. Dr. Carlson is Director of Research and Clinical Psychologist at the Department of Psychosocial Resources at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, Linda CarlsonCanada. She holds the Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology and is a Professor in Psychosocial Oncology in the Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, and an Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions Health Scholar.