Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) November 12, 2015
Physicians, scientists, psychologists, allied health professionals, health administrators, patient advocates, patients and others from around the world to convene November 14-16, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts
Healthcare professionals, patients and advocates from around the globe will convene at the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) 12th International Conference, to be held November 14-16 in Boston, Massachusetts, to discuss the latest in evidence-based research and practice in individualized integrative cancer care. This multi-disciplinary forum includes physicians, scientists, researchers, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, naturopaths, acupuncturists, and other complementary care practitioners.
“This year’s conference will focus on the theme of Integrative Innovation and includes first-ever features as well as updates of individualized integrative cancer care,” said SIO President Suzanna Zick, ND, MPH. “The sessions will highlight the collaborative and multi-disciplinary nature of integrative oncology care with focuses on mind-body medicine, exercise and oncology nutrition.” The first day of the conference will focus on the intersection of oncology, acupuncture and fascia through a historic collaboration of SIO, the Society for Acupuncture Research and the Fascia Research Society, organized with the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Integrative oncology approaches seek to prevent cancer, facilitate cancer treatment and recovery, and aid in control of symptoms through use of complementary therapeutic options, including physical activity, nutritional supplementation, botanical products, mind-body therapies, acupuncture, massage therapy, and more. The options are strategically integrated within conventional medical care models, which often include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery and targeted agents informed by genomic and molecular diagnostics.
Today a significant portion of cancer patients use some type of integrative or complementary therapeutic approaches throughout their cancer journey. In addition to conventional therapies, they want to learn about and utilize an integrative approach to personalized comprehensive care. Integrative oncology interventions have been shown to decrease some of the side effects of traditional cancer treatment, allowing many patients to tolerate their full, prescriptive course, thereby improving clinical outcomes and quality of life. Many health consumers also incorporate lifestyle medicine approaches to help prevent the onset of cancer.
About the Society for Integrative Oncology: The Society for Integrative Oncology is the leading worldwide organization dedicated to integrative medicine specific to cancer patients. A non-profit, multi-disciplinary organization founded in 2003, the organization’s mission is to advance evidence-based, comprehensive, integrative healthcare to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. For more information or to register for the conference, visit our conference web site or contact the SIO at 347-676-1746.