SIO2019 16th International Conference

 Advancing the Science & Art of Integrative Oncology 

+ Denotes Early Investigator Track
* Denotes Patient Advocate Track

Saturday, October 19 




7:30 AM - 7:00 PM Registration Opens  
7:45 AM -11:45 AM Pre-Conference Workshops*      

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

This Pre-Conference workshop was partially funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Award (EAIN-00059). The content does not necessarily represent the views of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), its Board of Governors, or Methodology Committee.

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, RN; 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; Nirupa Raghunathan, MD, Missy Hall, MA, LCAT, MT-BC, Tracey Jubelirer, MD,- Susan Bifano, MPS, MSED, LCAT-BC, and Ping Ho, MPH  
7:45 AM-11:45 AM New Investigator Forum - By Invitation Only+    

11:45 AM-7:00 PM

Exhibits Open

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Patient Advocate Welcome*

Elizabeth (Betsy) Glosik, BS   

1:00 PM-1:30 PM

Opening Session*+

Linda Balneaves, PhD, RN, SIO President

SIO2019 Conference Co-Chairs

Ting Bao, MD, DABMA

Jun J. Mao, MD, MSC

Santosh Rao, MD, ABIHM


1:45 PM- 2:45 PM

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

Moderator: David Rosenthal, MD

Lee W. Jones, PhD


3:00 PM-3:30 PM


3:30 PM-5:00 PM Plenary 1:  Lifestyle *+ Moderators: Jenifer Ligibel, MD, and Judith Lacey, MD   

3:30 PM-5:00 PM

 Metabolic and Adiposity-Related Drivers of Breast Cancer Risk and Progression

Neil Iyengar, MD


Lifestyle Intervention for Ovarian Cancer Enhanced Survival (LIVES) Trial

Tracy E. Crane, PhD, MS, RDN


  Impact of Exercise and Weight Management Interventions in Cancer Survivors

Melinda Irwin, PhD, MPH


5:15 PM- 7:00 PM

Poster Reception*+


Sunday, October 20 





6:00 AM-7:00 AM

Wellness Session: Learn The Life Enhancing Power of Qi Gong and Tai Chi from a Master Teacher*

*Please wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.

Grandmaster Yang Yang, PhD: Learn more about Master Yang  
6:30 AM- 7:00 PM

Registration, Exhibits and Posters Open

7:00 AM 

International Integrative Oncology Discussion & Breakfast (Open to all international attendees)

Moderator: Santosh Rao, MD

Massimo Bonucci, MD, Italy; Judith Lacey, MD, MB, BS, FRA CGP, FAChPM, Australia; Johanna Hok-Nordberg, PhD, Sweden; Catherine Zollman, PhD, United Kingdom; Eran Ben-Arye, MD, Israel and Middle East; Hwa-Seung Yoo, PhD, South Korea; Alejandro Salicrup, MD, PhD, Brazil; Ricardo Ghelman, MD, PhD, Brazil; and Jie Liu, MD, PhD, China 

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

9:00 AM-10:30 AM Plenary 2 Microbiome and Cancer*+  Moderators: Massimo Bonucci, MD, and Gabriel Lopez, MD  

Gut Microbiota Dynamics and Fecal Transplantation in the Immunocompromised Cancer Patient

Ying Taur, MD, MPH


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

Johanna W. Lampe, PhD


Microbiome and Cancer: The Microbiome and Therapeutic Response in Cancer

Jennifer McQuade, MD, MS, MA, Lac


10:30 AM-11:00 AM



11:00 AM-11:45 AM

SIO Annual Meeting+


12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Keynote Luncheon Address: Lessons from Loss*+

Brought to you by the Dr. Rogers Prize - highlighting the important contributions of Complementary and Alternative Medicine to healthcare. Learn more about the Dr. Rogers Prize at www

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Moderator: Teresa Gilewski, MD

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


1:45 PM-3:15 PM

Concurrent Session 1*


  Oral Abstracts A1: Acupuncture    
  Longitudinal Pain Response to Acupuncture Danielle Gentile, PhD  
  Culture-Based Neurological Differences in Response to Verum and Placebo Acupuncture To Prevent Radiation-Induced Xerostomia Sarah Prinsloo, PhD  
  Wrist-Ankle Acupuncture Prevents Complications After Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization for Patient With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Xiaofeng Zhai, PhD  

A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial Evaluating Changes in Peripheral Neuropathy and Quality-Of-Life Using with Low-Frequency Electrostimulation in Patients Treated With Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Hwa-Seung Yoo, PhD   
  Effects of Acupuncture Versus Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy On Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Cancer Survivors with Insomnia: Novel Insights Into Therapeutic Mechanisms and Applications Kevin Liou, MD  
  Oral Abstracts B1: Natural Products    
  Pharmacogenomics of Cannabis Therapeutics Steve Ottersberg, MS  
  A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Muscadine Plus (Mpx) In Men with Prostate Cancer and Alanine/Alanine Sod2 Genotype Divya Dharmaraj, BS  
  A Population Based Study of Medical Cannabis Utilization in Patients with Cancer in the Pre-Legalization Era Safiya Karim, MD  
  Green Tea Catechins for Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention Nagi Kumar, PhD, RD, FADA  
  Evaluaton of Polysaccharide-K (PSK) and Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) Mushroom Extracts on Colon Cancer (CC) Richard Lee, MD  
1:45 PM-3:15 PM 

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

Tara Berman, MD, Sanjeeve Balasubramaniam, MD, and Patrick Mansky, 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

1:45 PM- 3:15 PM  Global Track: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Integrative Oncology - Session 1: Innovations in Research Methods and Clinical Trial Design

Moderators/Panelists: Claudia Witt, MD and
Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE

  Novel Clinical Trial Designs Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE  
  Value of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Integrative Oncology Research & Clinical Practice Gabriel Lopez, MD  
  Patient-Oriented Comparative Effectiveness Research Sheila N. Garland, PhD, RPsych  
  TCM Clinical Research in China Hongsheng Lin, MD  

3:15 PM- 3:30 PM



3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Concurrent Session 2+

Oral Abstracts A2: Implementation & Dissemination*
  Integrating a Writer-In-Residence Program into a Cancer Efficacy of a 12-Week Oncology Hospital: Program Development and Best Practice Guidelines From University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute Susan Sample, PhD, MFA  
  Effectiveness and Implementation of Acupuncture in Inpatients With Cancer: Results from a Pilot Practical Clinical Trial Maria Chao, DrPH, MPA  
  Teamx Health Fair: Disseminating the Practice of Integrative Oncology to the Community Kin Wai Hung, MD, MBA  
  Implementing a Best Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Documentation of Complementary and Integrative Medicine Among Cancer Patients: Results of a Mixed Method Study Lynda Balneaves, PhD, RN  
  Oral Abstracts B2: Mind & Body*    
  Efficacy of a 12-Week Oncology Rehab Program in Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Kitty Victoria, MD  
  Being Present 2.0: Web-Based Mindfulness Meditation Program for Metastatic Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients and Caregivers Chloe Atreya, MD, PhD  
  Examining Massage vs. Reflexology for Pain in the Adult Inpatient Oncology Setting Susan Qing Li, MS, and Jane Greene, RN, LMT  
  A Pilot Randomized Usual Care Controlled Study of Yoga for Persistent Cheotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) in Breast and Gynecological Cancer Survivors Wanqing Zhi, MD, PhD  
  Brief Mindfulness Training for Oncology Nurses Beau Amaya, BSN, RN, OCN  

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

3:30 PM- 5:00 PM  Global Track: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Integrative Oncology-Session 2: Cancer Symptom Management

Moderators/Panelists: Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS, and Hwa Seung Yoo, PhD 

  Clinical Research Agenda on Symptom Reduction as Primary Outcome Xin Shelley Wang, MD, MPH  
  Chinese Herbal Medicine for Symptoms of Cancer Cachexia, Promising Opportunities and Challenges Weidong Lu, MB, MPH, PhD  
  Chinese Herbal Medicine and Radiation-Induced Lung Pneumonitis: Preclinical Evidence Peiyang Yang, PhD  
  Dietary Supplements for Cancer Symptoms in the US and Relevant Evidence Gary Deng, MD, PhD  

5:15 PM- 7:00 PM

Reception: Join SIO and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to Celbrate the 20th Anniversary of MSK Integrative Medicine Service

Generously supported by a gift from Lucy Rockefeller Waletzky, MD   
7:00 PM 

New Investigator Mentorship Dinner (New Investigators Only)


 Monday, October 21




6:00 AM- 7:00 AM

Wellness Session: Tai Chi*

A perfect Mind-Body practice. Begin the day by centering and focusing your mind and body with this ancient art.

*Please wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.

MSKCC Mind-Body therapist Robin Hardbattle, MS., LAc: Learn more about Robin.  
6:30 AM- 5:00 PM Registration, Exhibits, Posters Open    
7:00 AM- 8:00 AM Morning Networking and Round Tables Breakfast*+ Communications Committee, Research Committee, Clinical Practice Committee, Nursing, Acupuncture SIG, Pediatrics SIG, Patient Advocacy Task Force, Yoga SIG, Early Investigators, Membership Task Force    
8:00 AM- 9:00 AM Keynote 3: Genes Regulating Sleep and Circadian Rhythms*+

Moderator: Lorenzo Cohen, PhD

Michael Young, PhD, The Rockefeller University


9:00 AM- !0:30 AM

Plenary 3: Integrative Approaches for Insomnia in Cancer Survivors*

Moderator: Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH 

  Increasing Awareness of and Access to Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia in Cancer Patients Sheila N. Garland, PhD, RPsych  
  Acupuncture for Insomnia - A Patient Centered Approach+ Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE  
  Using Mindfulness Meditation to Improve Sleep Health Jason C. Ong, PhD  

10:30 AM- 11:00 AM 



11:00 AM- 12:00 PM 

Best of SIO Abstracts*+

Moderators: Gary Deng, MD, and Mivhael Warogvich, PhD  
  Randomized  Placebo- Controlled Trial of Acupuncture to Prevent Radiation-Induced Xerostomia Lorenzo Cohen, PhD  
  Effect of Aerobic and Resistance Exercise on Sarcopenia Assessed by BMI-Adjusted Appendicular Lean Mass in Breast Cancer Survivors Christina M. Dieli-Conwright, PhD, MPH, FACSM, CSCS  
  Compound Cantharsis Capsule to Improve Disease Free Survival: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial in Curatively Resected Stage III Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Patients Jiabin Zheng, MD  
  Acupuncture for Persistent Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms in Solid Tumor Survivors: A Pilot RCT Study Ting Bao, MD, DABMA, MS  
  Complementary Medicine Use and Cancer Screening Behavior Among US Adults - A Nationally Representative Survey Holger Cramer, PhD  

12:00 PM

Lunch on Your Own in NYC

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

Toward Precision Integrative Oncology: NCI Grant Portfolio and Funding Opportunities+

Kevin Liou, MD, and Dan Xi, PhD  

1:30 PM- 3:00 PM 

Concurrent Session 3


Oral Abstracts A3: Other*
  Establishing a Screening Tool for Measuring Poor Performance Status Using Patient Reported Outcomes in Geriatric Oncology Xin Shelley Wang, MD, MPH  
  Efficacy of Integrative Medicine in Oncological Patients in a Spanish Public Hospital Cristina Abadia, MD  
  Baseline and Recruitment Data from an Open Pilot Trial of a Digital Health Intervention to Increase Physical Activity During Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer (Smart Pace II) Erin Van Blarigan, ScD  
  Practical Application of About Herbs Website: Herb and Dietary Supplement Use in Oncology Settings Yen Nien Hou, PharmD, DipION, LAc  
  Outcome Expectancy and Response to Insomia Treatment with Acupuncture Versus Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Implications for Patient-Centered Integrative Oncology Jamie Green, MD  
  Oral Abstracts B3: Surveys*    
  Symptom Burden and Willingness to Participate: Implications for Herbal Clinical Trials in Lung Cancer Jie Liu,MD, PhD  
  Cancer, Sleep Problems, and Mind-Body Medicine Use: A Nationally Representative Survey Petra Voiss, MD  
  Complementary and Integrative Approaches to Cancer: A Pilot Survey of Attitudes and Habits Among Cancer Patients In Italy Massimo Bonuci, MD  
  Employment as a Barrier to Caregiver Self-Care Nirupa Raghunathnan, MD  
  Colombian Physicians' Perceptions, Experiences and Knowledge Regarding Medical Cannabis: A Pilot Study Paola Cubillos, MD, ND  

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

Viraj Master MD, Eugene Ahn MD, Charlotte Gyllenhall, MD, Dr. Girija Kaimal, MD, and Sheila Garland, PhD



Workshop 6: Update in Applied Mind-Body Medicine*

Shelly Latte-Naor, MD, Daniel Hall, PHD, and Santhosshi Narayanan, MD, FACP

Global Track: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Integrative Oncology-Session 3: International Models of Integration* Moderators: Santosh Rao, MD, and Misha Cohen, MD  
  Integrative Oncology to Meet Palliative Care Needs: the Australian Experience Judith Lacey, MD  
  Physical Exercises for Lung Cancer Patients in the US Donna Wilson, RN, MSN, RRT  
  An Italian Model of Preoperative Integrative Approach to Breast Cancer Patients Stefano Magno, MD  
  15 Years of Research on LSC101: TCM Formula in Cancer Care, Results and Lessons Yair Maimon, PhD  

3:00 PM- 3:15 PM



3:15 PM- 4:45 PM

Concurrent Session 4


  Oral Abstracts A4: TCM    
  Efficacy of Chemotherapy Integrated with Traditional Korean Medicine in Patients with Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer: A Single-Center Retrospective Study Eun Hye Kim, KMD  
  A Multi-Center Randomized Trial Using Compound Kushen Injection to Decrease Chemoradiotherapy Induced Thoracic Toxicities in Patients With Medically Unresectable Lung Cancer Shuanghu Yuan, MD, PhD  
  Association Between Patient Profiles and Duration of Traditional Korean Medicine Oncotherapy: A Longitudinal Observational Study So-Jung Park, MD, PhD  
  Efficacy of Quxie Capsule in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Update of a Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial Yufei Yang, MD  
  Efficacy-Based Ginger Fingerprinting Reveals Potential Anti-Proliferative Analytes for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Lihan Zha, MDo  
  Oral Abstracts B4: Art & Music    
  Mindfulness-Based Music Therapy for Adolescents and Young Adults Receiving Chemotherapy: Preliminary Feasibility of Recruitment and Adherence Robert Knoerl, PhD, RN  
  Technique Matters: Music Therapy for Cancer-Related Fatigue Karen Popkin, MA, LAT, MT-BC, and Nicholas Emard, MS  
  A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Impact of Storytelling Through Music on Well-Being in Oncology Nurses Carolyn Phillips, PhD, RN  
  Changes in Measure of Stress, Affect, Anxiety, Self-Efficacy and IL-6 as a Result of Therapeutic Artmaking in Patients Undergoing Radiation Oncology Treatment: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study William Levin, MD  
  Illuminating How People Process Their Cancer Experiences Through Mindfulness-Based Expressive Arts Kendra Rieger, RN, BN, PhD  

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, ND, LAc


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

Catherine Zollman, MD, PhD, and Eran Ben-Ayre, MD

Gobal Track: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Integrative Oncology-Session 4: Caring for Patients with Advanced Cancer*

Moderators/Panelists: Kathrin Wode, MD, and Libin Jia, MD

  Communication's Role in Palliative Cancer Care

Andrew Epstein, MD

  TCM Herbs for Gastric Cancer Patients Aiguang Zhao, MD  
  Utilizing Acupuncture for Gastric Cancer Patients in China and the US Haibo Zhang, MD  
  Symptom Management for Patients Living with Advanced Cancer Lili Tang,MD  

5:00 PM

Closing Remarks*+

Lynda Balneaves, PhD, RN