SIO2019 has wonderful opportunities for the integrative oncology clinical and patient advocate communities

Scholarships for patient advocates and clinicians have been awarded for an interactive pre-conference workshop, "Sleeping Well after Cancer: Translating Patient-Centered Research into Practice,"  which takes place on October 19, 2019, from 7:45 am - 11:45 am ET at the New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY. 

Thank you to all who submitted applications. We value your hard work and commitment to the field of integrative oncology and bringing evidence-based information to patients and caregivers. Unfortunately, we could not award scholarships to all who applied; however, we will keep your name on our waiting list.

Results of our recently completed PCORI-funded comparative effectiveness study of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and acupuncture, published in JNCI, found that both treatments reduced insomnia and that the results lasted for three months post-treatment.

This workshop brings together a team of clinicians and patient advocates to plan for how to best disseminate and implement these sleep management research findings from our study to transform research and clinical practice.

We will identify barriers, facilitators and proposed solutions to increase awareness of insomnia, access to evidence-based treatment, and support of patient-centered decision-making.

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Patient Advocate Conference Track


The Patient Advocate Conference Track offers suggestions of conference program content that may be of interest to patient advocates.

 Saturday, Oct. 19:

7:45 AM – 11:45 AM: Pre-Conference Workshop, “Sleeping Well After Cancer”
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM: Patient Advocate Welcome Event

PA Track will then follow normal opening/closing/keynote/plenary, etc. sessions on the program, available to all, taking place in the Gramercy East/West Conference Room

5:15 PM: Poster Session: Patient Advocates are invited to a brief talk by PATF member, Teresa Martin, re: Understanding Poster Abstracts (meet at Poster #131: St.                                    Luke's MSTI: A Novel Approach to Informing Patients About Supportive Oncology Programs) https://www.aacr.org/AdvocacyPolicy/SurvivorPatientAdvocacy/Pages/tips-to-interpret-a-scientific-poster.aspx

 Sunday, Oct. 20:

6:00 AM – 7:00 AM: Wellness Session (Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers) PA Track will then follow normal opening/closing/keynote/plenary, etc. sessions on the program, available to all, taking place in the Gramercy East/West Conference Room

Breakfast is NOT provided.
Lunch WILL be provided.

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM: Concurrent Session 1 – Workshop 2: Exploring Advocacy for Integrative Oncology Science
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Concurrent Session 2 – Your choice of Oral Abstracts A2 (Implementation & Dissemination) or Oral Abstracts B2 (Mind & Body)
5:15 PM: Reception

Monday, Oct. 21:

6:00 AM – 7:00 AM: Wellness Session (Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers)
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Morning Networking and Round Tables Breakfast, Patient Advocate Task Force (Breakfast will be provided.)

PA Track will then follow normal opening/closing/keynote/plenary, etc. sessions on the program, available to all, taking place in the Gramercy East/West Conference Room

Lunch will be provided

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Concurrent Session 3 
Your choice of
• Oral Abstracts A3 (Other)
• Oral Abstracts B3 (Surveys)
• Workshop 5 (2019 Int. Onc. Research Highlights in Art Therapy, Mind-Body Therapies, and Nutraceuticals)
• Workshop 6 (Update in Applied Mind-Body Medicine)
• TCM & Int. Onc. For Cancer: An East-West Dialogue-Session 3

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM - Concurrent Session 4 
Workshop 8: Realistic Hope: Finding the Sweet Spot Between False Hope and False Hopelessness
5:00 PM: Closing Remarks


SIO2019 Wants Patient Advocate Attendees to "Know Before You Go" to the 16th International Conference in NYC


Saturday, Oct. 19:

(Breakfast is NOT provided.)
7:00 AM - Look for PATF representative at registration table, sign up for MSK Tour, sign up for PA Dinner Meetups, preview new resource materials
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM - Tour of MSKCC Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center - https://www.mskcc.org/locations/directory/bendheim-integrative-medicine
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Tour of MSKCC Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center - https://www.mskcc.org/locations/directory/bendheim-integrative-medicine

Lunch is not provided


5:15 PM: Patient Advocates are invited to a brief talk by PATF member, Teresa Martin, re: Understanding Poster Abstracts (meet at Poster #131: St. Luke’s        MSTI: A Novel Approach to Informing Patients About Supportive Oncology Programs)  https://www.aacr.org/AdvocacyPolicy/SurvivorPatientAdvocacy/Pages/tips-to-interpret-a-scientific-poster.aspx
6:45 PM -  PAs signed up for 7pm dinner reservations meet in hotel lobby
7:00 PM - PA Dinner Meetup (Restaurant is within walking distance of hotel)


Sunday, Oct. 20:


Lunch is provided


6:45 PM -  PAs signed up for 7pm dinner reservations meet in hotel lobby
7:00 PM PA Dinner Meetup (Restaurant is within walking distance of hotel)


Monday, Oct. 21:


6:45 PM -  PAs signed up for 7pm dinner reservations meet in hotel lobby
7:00 PM -  PA Dinner Meetup (Restaurant is within walking distance of hotel.)