This October for 3 full days (October 20–22) in Vancouver, Canada, oncologists, scientists, and other oncology health professionals will gather for the Society for Integrative Oncology Annual Meeting. This year’s conference theme is Translational Science in Integrative Oncology: From Bedside, to Bench, to Best Practices.
Keynote speakers include Frank Meyskens, Jr, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California Irvine discussing chemoprevention through natural health products, and Kerry S. Courneya, PhD, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Cancer presenting the role of physical activity in cancer prevention and survivorship.
The program will cover a variety of common topics that practicing oncologists frequently confront in their daily practice. Attendees will learn about the results of clinical trials including acupuncture, meditation, physical activity, and ginseng for patients with cancer, to address several common side effects and symptoms. A number of sessions will also focus on basic science mechanisms of natural products and mind-body approaches and their potential implications for clinical practice.
Additionally, the conference includes several plenaries and workshops that aim to provide the audience with new skills and knowledge that can be immediately utilized in practice. Subjects covered include: evidence-based approaches to symptom management, introducing integrative therapies into your practice, nutrition and cancer, clinic and business models of integrative oncology, and integrative oncology practice guidelines for lung cancer patients.
The conference offers AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. For further information, visit the Society of Integrative Oncology website at www.IntegrativeOnc.org or call 347.676.1SIO. ■