SIO2019 will include keynote presentations from Lee Jones, PhD, Dawn Hershman, MD, MS, Michael W. Young, PhD, and Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD, FASCO.

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Lee Jones, PhD
Mechanism and Impact of Exercise on Cancer Survivors 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm ET

About Dr. Jones                                                                                         

Lee Jones, PhD, is the chief of the Exercise Oncology Service and Laboratory, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which focuses on studying th efficacy and mechanisms of exercise training on cardiovascular toxicities and tumor initiation and progression.  Dr. Jones will speak about the mechanism and impact of exercise on cancer survivors, highlighting the methodological challenges and advancement in the field of exercise oncology.


Dawn Hershman MD MS 2019

Dawn Hershman, MD, MS 
Use of Rigorous Clinical Trial Methods to Establish Safety and Efficacy of Integrative Medicine
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 8:00 am - 9:15 am ET

About Dr. Hershman

Dawn Hershman, MD, MS, is a  medical oncologist and leader of the Breast Cancer Program of Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University. She will discuss how to use rigorous clinical trial methods to establish the safety and efficacy of integrative medicine (e.g., acupuncture, supplements) for cancer survivors, and the challenges and opportunities for moving the field forward.


Michael W. Young PhD Nobel Prize Winner

Michael W. Young, Phd 
Basic Research on Circadian Rhythms and its Impact on Health Conditions and Cancer 
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 8:00 am - 9:15 am ET


About Dr. Young

Michael W. Young, PhD, is the Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor and head of the Laboratory of Genetics at Rockefeller University. He was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology for Medicine with Jeffrey C. Hall, PhD, and Michael Rosbash, PhD, for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. His topic will be basic research on circadian rhythms and its impact on health conditions and cancer.


Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD, FASCO 
Lessons from Loss
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm ET

About Dr. Von Roenn

Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD, FASCO, is vice president of education, science, and professional development of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Von Roenn draws upon her own experience as a caregiver to her husband, and she will discuss the art of palliative and supportive care in cancer patients.