SIO Elects New Officers; Four New Board Members
The Society for Integrative Oncology announced its new officers and elected four new board members to serve three-year terms at its annual business meeting on Tuesday, October 22.
Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University was chosen to serve as the Society's president for 2014. Dr. Greenlee is a naturopathic physician and an epidemiologist. Her research focuses on the use of complementary and integrative medicine and lifestyle modifications for breast cancer prevention and control. She has served on SIO's Executive Committee for several years and chaired the planning committee for the 9th International Conference for the Society for Integrative Oncology.
10th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology Focuses on Knowledge Translation
Over 300 physicians, researchers, nurses, integrative medicine practitioners, patient advocates and patients from 16 countries convened at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, BC, Canada from October 20 to 22 at the 10th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology. Conference attendees examined the growing evidence base on the use of integrative therapies for cancer prevention and control. SIO2013 was presented in association with the University of British Columbia School of Medicine Department of Continuing Medical Education and the UBC School of Nursing. Conference presentations included topics on physical activity; cancer prevention and survivorship; cannabis in the treatment and management of cancer and related side effects; chemoprevention through natural health products and advances in nutrition therapy; and much more.
Article Commentary on Patient-Oncologist Alliance in Young Adults with Cancer
SIO Education Committee members regularly review research articles and provide commentaries. Their most recent commentary, by committee member Dr. Christian Boukaram, a radiation oncologist working at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital in Montreal and a researcher and professor at the University of Montreal, discusses the recent article Patient-Oncologist Alliance, Psychosocial Well-Being, and Treatment Adherence Among Young Adults with Advanced Cancer (published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in March 2013). To read the commentary, click here.