Sixth International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO New York 2009)

Venue: New York Academy of Medicne

Location: New York, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 12, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 13, 2009
Registration Date: Nov 13, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jul 31, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 31, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Jul 31, 2009
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Upcoming Event: Nov 12-13, 2009.
Sixth Annual International Conference

of the Society for Integrative Oncology
New York

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Hear about the latest cutting-edge research

Present your own research

Interact with leading experts during social occasions
Network and forge new collaborations
See what they are saying about our 2008 conferences! Click here>>>>
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Abstract submissions and registration will open May1, 2009; last day of submission will be June 30
Whole Systems and Integrative Care
Original research, education, clinical practice, workshops, and more
For physicians, nurses, social workers, naturopaths, psychologists, psychiatrists, palliative care, acupuncturists, massage therapists, music therapists, TCM practitioners, traditional health care practitioners, nutritionists, exercise and lifestyle coaches, pharmacists, herbalists, scientists, administrators
Low special rates for patients and advocates
CME certification provided through Columbia University
Chair: Kara Kelly MD, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
Scientific Program Committee
Reduced rates for SIO members
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Location: New York Academy of Medicine, New York see location
Plenary Speaker: Dean Ornish MD

Dean Ornish MD: Your Genes Are Not Your Fate

Attend our Dinner at the Famous Metropolitan Club on 5th Ave: Celebrate the Society for Integrative Oncology's 6th Annual Conference
The Society for Integrative Oncology will host a dinner and cocktails on the evening of Friday, November 13th at the Metropolitan Club, New York. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to register for the banquet. Corporations or institutions are invited to buy tables. More details.

Metropolitan Club, 5th Avenue, New York


For more information on exhibiting, registration, and to purchase places at the Metropolitan Dinner, including corporate tables, please contact Laura Yasso at Columbia University, New York:

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Telephone: (212) 305-3334
Fax: (212) 781-6047


More reasons to attend our 6th international meeting in New York
Find out about our highly-successful 2008 conferences in Atlanta and Shangai:

Over 750 people attended from most health care backgrounds!*

Comments from our 2008 attendees:
"the information provided here helps me to present some of the research to my colleagues and to make decisions on strategies to use in my work with my patients..."

"evidence-based studies can be shared with colleagues, patients and other practitioners to improve level of education on CAM....stimulates research ideas... "

and much more....

"excellent presentations...great speakers.....learn how to integrate therapies into daily oncologic care of patients....nothing but praise for CAM and this society....the presentations were well organized, varied, delivered by a broader range of practitioners and applicable...very stimulating – loved some abstracts, felt keynote excellent...research abstracts were outstanding...provided information on all aspects of complementary medicine...ideas for how to approach various research challenges ...I can further educate my patients...more resources for what I already do...key speakers who sparked additional thought ....ideas to go home and fill in gaps in our area... really enjoyed the final panel......stimulates need to educate colleagues...I feel more comfortable discussing CAM with patients...good review of supportive information, especially for the survivor...practical a naturopathic physician working in an integrative cancer center with a surgeon, radiation, and medical oncologists, this helped me to communicate with my colleagues... excellent updates and study data... development of networks with colleagues for both clinical practice and research... excellent cross-section of current abstracts/research with live peer review and response..."

Did the conference meet your expectations? 92% said YES!

Did the conference provide you with practical information that could improve the effectiveness of your day-to-day practice? 91% said YES!

Revitalizing Cancer Care: Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Programs and Whole Systems Research
Goal of this Conference

The goal of this conference is to synthesize the evidence from various health care practices in order to derive models of integrative systems that can benefit patient management. In addition to analysis of the parts, the conference aims to emphasize the importance of the whole in designing cancer programs within the Western healthcare system. We propose an important contribution to Health Care Reform, using the best of current scientific evidence with new ideas derived from various global health care systems. We aim to derive improved models within a culture of scientific exploration and the compassionate delivery of health care services. We welcome research submissions on all aspects of integrative medicine and oncology, including acupuncture, botanicals, mind-body medicine, therapeutic massage and other systems, music therapy, exercise, nutrition, supplements, health care systems and practice, and more.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

7:30 AM- 8:00 AM Breakfast provided/Exhibits

8:00 AM- 8:30 AM Introduction/Welcome

Stephen Sagar, MD; Kara Kelly, MD, Debra Barton RN PhD

1) Educating researchers on theory of whole systems

2) Educating integrative practitioners on quality of evidence and gaps in knowledge for each whole system:

8: 30 AM – 9:20 AM

Keynote Lecture: Dean Ornish (Western Whole Systems)

9:20 AM – 10:00 AM

Keynote Lecture: Marja Verhoef (Whole Systems Research Methodology)

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break/Refreshments/Exhibits

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Session 1: Whole System #1 (Ayurveda)

a)Theory/Practice (Nancy Lonsdorf) (30 min); b) Research Overview (Anand Dhruva) (30 min); c) Abstracts (20 min); d) Critical Review/Summary of Level of Evidence/Research Direction (Debra Barton) (5 min); e) General Discussion/Comments (5 min)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch provided: Wellness and Cancer (Speaker NIH: TBD)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Session 2: Whole System #2 (Naturopathy)

a) Theory/Practice (Dan Labriola) (30 min); b) Research Overview (Dugald Seely) (30 min); c) Abstracts (20 min); d) Critical Review/Summary of Level of Evidence/Research Direction (Heather Greenlee) (5 min); e) General Discussion/Comments (5 min)

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

1) Proferred Abstracts (6) (Moderator: Steven Melnick); OR 2) Integrative Oncology Education and Training Across Disciplines; a) Integrative Oncology Residency/Fellowship Training (Donald Abrams); b)Naturopathy (TBD-representative of FABNO); c) Music Therapy (Suzanne Hanser); d) Massage Therapy (MD Anderson); e) Traditional Chinese Medicine (NCCAOM).

4:00 PM-4:30 PM Break/Refreshments/Exhibits

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Best of SIO Proferred Abstracts (6)

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Poster Session/Reception (including highlight of student poster awards)

Friday, November 13

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Meet the Experts/Networking Breakfast Session

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

SIO Business Meeting

8:30 AM –9:15 AM

Keynote Lecture: Ted Kaptchuck (TCM)

9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Session 3: Whole System #3 (TCM): a)Theory/Practice (Jonathan Daniel) (30 min; b) Research Overview (Helene Langevin) (30 min); c) Abstracts (20 min); d) Critical Review/Summary of Level of Evidence/Research Direction (Simon Yeung) (5 min); e) General Discussion/Comments (5 min)

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Break/Refreshments/Exhibits

11:15 AM- 12:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

1. Proferred Abstracts (5) Preclinical research and Clinical

12:30 PM -1:30 PM Lunch provided: Symposium on Ginseng

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Session 4: Whole System #4 (Homeopathy): a) Theory/Practice (Moshe Frenkel) (30 min); b) Research Overview (Wayne Jonas) (30 min); c) Abstracts (20 min); d) Critical Review/Summary of Level of Evidence/Research Direction(5 min); e) General Discussion/Comments (5 min)

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Break/Refreshments/Exhibits

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Whole Systems Into Practice (with focus on the whole systems highlighted in the conference) (moderators: David Rosenthal, Stephen Sagar)

5:30 PM – 5:45 PM

Closing Session President Elect: Donald Abrams, MD

7:30 PM Banquet at Metropolitan Club

Celebrate our 6th on 5th!

Join us to celebrate the Society for Integrative Oncology's 6-year growth to become the premier organization representing the interests of patient advocates, health care professionals, and corporate providers. We will also honor important leaders in integrative cancer care. The dinner will be held at 7.30 pm to 11.00 pm on Friday, 13th November at the famous Metropolitan Club on 5th Avenue, south of the New York Academy of Medicine. Location.

The Metropolitan Club
1 E. 60th St, (60th & 5th Avenue)
New York, NY 10022

A New York City landmark, The Metropolitan Club was built in 1894 by noted architect Stanford White (Washington Square Architect). The club was commissioned by JP Morgan, reportedly after several of his industrialist friends were spurned by some of the elite private clubs of the day in the city. Designed in the high style and master artisanship of its day and beautifully restored, the Metropolitan Club's membership has included many of New York's leading families throughout its 115- year history including the Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Roosevelts, Hamiltons, Cromwells, Browns and many more.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to treat yourself, experiencing cocktails and dinner at this celebrated club full of history, European architecture and art. Corporations and institutions can purchase a table-for-8: you can display your logo at the table, your corporation will be announced, and you can select any guests of your choice.

GUEST SPEAKER: Richard Cooper MD, DSc. "The Future of Integrative Oncology through Professionalism and Collaborative Practice."


Fifth Street, Manhattan
New York
New York
United States

Additional Information

Early Bird (prior to Aug 31): Members 1. $350 ( I don't think we should tier this: Consortium has not differentiated) 2. Student members (with faxed in proof): $125 (one or two days) 3. One day: $200 Non-Members 1. $450 2. Student: $200 3. One day:$250 After August 31 Members 1. $450 2. Student members: $150 3. One day: $275 Non-Members 1. $550 2. Student $250 3. One day: $300 Patient Advocates will pay one rate of : $175; Press are free. Metropolitan Club dinner (need tickets printed for this, Laura: Columbia will collect money as part of registration; people who don't come to conference can still come to dinner if places available). We must sell at least 7 corporate tables to break even (so please approach companies such as pharma; ?DKNY; media; finance, etc.). The dinner needs to be marketed as strongly as the conference. Dinner includes: hor'dourves; cocktails, wine/beer, 3 courses served. Dress code (tie and jacket for men). Two speakers and integrative oncology award ceremony. Any profits from corporate tables for the Helen Moss Breast Cancer Research Foundation to educate health care professionals on integrative medicine. Attendees and members: $125 Guests: $150 Others $200 CORPORATE table for 8 ($5000): includes inviting any guests, display logo, and be formally announced as sponsor.