SIO2019 16th International Conference

 Advancing the Science & Art of Integrative Oncology 

Saturday, October 19 




7:30 AM Registration Opens  
7:45 AM -11:45 AM

Pre-Conference Workshops  
Sleeping Well After Cancer: Translating
Patient-Centered Research into Practice

Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE; Sheila Garland, PhD; Frances Barg, PhD, MEd; Philip Gehrman, PhD, CBSM, Jodi MacLeod  

Exploring Integrative Approaches to Support Cognitive Health During Cancer Treatment and Survival by SIO Clinical Practice Committee

Judith M. Fouladbakhsh, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, PHCNS; Judith Lacey, MD; Deirdre Wallace Steel, Kathleen Sanders, RN, NP; Denise Spector, PhD, RN, MPH, ANP; Eleanor Walker, MD; Gabriel Lopez, MD; Yair Maimon, PhD, OMD, AC; Jonathan Ammen, OMD, LAc; Jean A. Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN

When Words Do Not Say It All! How the Creative Arts Therapies Support the Mind, Body, and Spirit of Pediatric Patients and Their Families Suzi Tortora, EdD, BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHC, and Jennifer Whitley, MA  

11:45 AM

Exhibits Open


1:00 PM

Opening Session


1:30 PM

Keynote Presentation: Investigation of Exercise as Interception Therapy for Cancer: Learning from Lessons of the Past

Lee W. Jones, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


3:00 PM



3:30 PM

Plenary 1: Lifestyle - Metabolic and Adiposity-Related Drivers of Breast Cancer Risk and Progression

Neil Iyengar, MD


Plenary 1: Lifestyle: Lifestyle Intervention for Ovarian Cancer Enhanced Survival (LIVES) Trial

Tracy E. Crane, PhD, MS, RDN


Plenary 1: Lifestyle:  Impact of Exercise and Weight Management Interventions in Cancer Survivors

Melinda Irwin, PhD, MPH


5:15 PM

Poster Reception


Sunday, October 20 





6:00 AM

Wellness Session

6:30 AM 

Registration, Exhibits and Posters Open

7:00 AM 

Morning Networking and Committee Meetings

8:00 AM 

Keynote Presentation: Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Integrative Medicine for Cancer Survivors: Methodologic Challenges and Opportunities to Move the Field Forward

Dawn Hershman, MD, MS, FASCO, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center


9:15 AM

Plenary 2 Microbiome and Cancer: Gut Microbiota Dynamics and Fecal Transplantation in the Immunocompromised Cancer Patient

Ying Taur, MD, MPH


Plenary 2 Microbiome and Cancer:  Diet and the Gut Microbiome:   Interactions and Impact on Cancer Risk

Johanna W. Lampe, PhD


Plenary 2 Microbiome and Cancer:  Microbiome and Cancer: The Microbiome and Therapeutic Response in Cancer

Jennifer McQuade, MD, MS, MA, Lac


10:30 AM



11:00 AM

SIO Annual Meeting


12:00 PM

Keynote Luncheon Address: Lessons from Loss

Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD, FASCO, BA, American Society of Clinical Oncology


1:30 PM 

Concurrent Session 1

Oral Abstracts


Workshop 1: FDA Approved? Inside the FDA Regulatory Process for Integrative Oncology Products

Tara Berman, MD and Sanjeeve Balasubramaniam, MD


Workshop 2: Exploring Advocacy for Integrative Oncology Science

Moderator/Panelist: John Weeks; Panelists: Lynda Balneaves, RN, PhD; Holger Cramer, PhD; Moshe Frenkel, MD; Nadine Ijaz, PhD; and Dugald Seely, ND, FABNO

TCM Session 1: TCM and Innovations in Research Methods and Clinical Trial Design Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE and Jie Liu, MD, PhD  

3:00 PM



3:30 PM

Concurrent Session 2

Oral Abstracts


Workshop 3: Integrative Oncology Trainings for Healthcare Providers

Suzanna Zick, MPH, ND and Claudia, Witt, MD, MBA


Workshop 4: Wellness Workshop: How to Decrease Burnout Among Cancer Care Providers

Anna Laucis, MD and Shruti Jolly, MD

TCM Session 2: TCM for Cancer Symptom Management Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS  

5:00 PM

Reception: Join SIO and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Celebrate MSK's Integrative Medicine Service's 20th Anniversary




 Monday, October 21




6:00 AM Wellness Session  
6:30 AM Registration, Exhibits, Posters Open  
7:00 AM Morning Rountables  
8:00 AM Keynote 3: Genes Regulating Sleep and Circadian Rhythms Michael Young, PhD, The Rockefeller University  

9:30 AM 

Plenary 3: Integrative Approaches for Insomnia in Cancer Survivors -Increasing Awareness of and Access to Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia in Cancer Survivors

 Sheila N. Garland, PhD, R Psych

Plenary 3: Integrative Approaches for Insomnia in Cancer Survivors -Acupuncture for Insomnia and Integrative Approach Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE  
Plenary 3: Integrative Approaches for Insomnia in Cancer Survivors-  Using Mindfulness Meditation to Improve Sleep Health Jason C. Ong, PhD  

10:30 AM 



11:00 AM 

Best of SIO


12:15 PM

Lunch on Your Own in NYC


1:45 PM 

Concurrent Session 3

Oral Abstracts 


Workshop 5: 2019 Integrative Oncology Research Highlights in Art Therapy, Mind-Body Therapies and Nutrceuticals

Eugene Ahn, MD, and Viraj Master, MD


Workshop 6: Update in Applied Mind-Body Medicine

Shelly Latte-Naor, MD

TCM Session 3: QOL and survival: Better integrative strategy incorporating TCM Jie, Li, MD  

3:00 PM



3:15 PM

Concurrent Session 4

Oral Abstracts


Workshop 7: Intermittent Fasting for Cancer Patients and Employing Intermittent Fasting or Caloric Restriction in Clinical Practice: An Important Tool for Improved Patient Outcome

Nimit Sudan, MD and Carol Lourie, L.Ac


Workshop 8: Realistic Hope: Finding the Sweet Spot Between False Hope and False Hopelessness

Catherine Zollman, BA, MD; Eran Ben-Ayre, MD; and Sophie Sabbage

TCM Session 4: Can Integrative Medicine Help advanced GI Patients Live Longer? Better? Or Both?

Yufei Yang, MD


5:00 PM

Closing Remarks