Sunday, October 20, 2013: CONFERENCE DAY 1

All times indicated are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

0630 (6:30 am) Wellness Sessions: Morning Yoga, Meditation,
                             Stanley Park Run - Click here for running routes. 

0715 (7:15 am) Continental Breakfast; Registration and Exhibits Open

BC Foyer

0800 (8:00 am) Welcome and Announcements

Lynda Balneaves, PhD, RN
    Chair, SIO 2013 Conference
Ms. Roberta Price
    Aboriginal Elder
Dr. Karen Gelmon
    Medical Oncologist, Chair of the National Cancer Institute of 
    Canada's Clincial Trials Group Breast Executive
Dr. Susan Campbell
    Director, University of British Columbia School of Nursing
Dr. Susan Bauer-Wu
    President, Society for Integrative Oncology

0830 (8:30 am) KEYNOTE: Slow Medicine, Fast Medicine: Putting Them
                            Both Together

Victoria Sweet, MD, PhD

0930 (9:30 am) Refreshment Break; Exhibits and Posters


1000 (10:00 am) PLENARY 1: Getting Knowledge Translation in Integrative
                              Oncology - (click here for details)

  Moderator: Eva Grunfeld, MSc, MD, DPhil, FCFP
  Sunita Vohra, MD; Dugald Seely, ND, MSc, FABNO;
  Lynda Balneaves, PhD, RN; Michelle Kohn, MB BS, Bsc, FRCP


1110 (11:10 am) Travel time to concurrent sessions

1115–1215 (11:15 am-12:15 pm) Concurrent Sessions

  1. Multidisciplinary Integrative Tumour Board
  2. WORKSHOP: Tibetan Sound Meditation (TSM): Simple Meditative Techniques to Help in Everyday Life
    Alejandro Chaoul, PhD
    1. Topical Chinese Herbal Cream in the Prevention of Anal Cancer in HIV+ Persons Who Have Anal Neoplasia
      Misha Cohen, OMD, L.Ac.
    2. Randomized, Controlled, Open-Label Clinical Study of Chinese Herbal Formula ‘Erhuang Decoction’ to Reduce Acute Radiodermatitis Induced by Radiotherapy
      Qian Dong
    3. Acupuncture for Dysphagia After Chemoradiation Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer: a Pilot Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial
      Weidong Lu, MB, MPH, PhD
    4. A Pilot Study of Acupuncture in Treating Bortezomib-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Multiple Myeloma Patients
      Ting Bao, MD, DABMA
    1. From Surgery to Lab to Bedside: A Novel Approach Using In Vitro Sensitivity and Resistance Assay for Personalized Adjuvant Herbal Therapy
      Yair Maimon, PhD
    2. Using Canine Subjects in Translational Integrative Cancer Research: A Case Study
      Barbara Sarter, PhD, FNP-BC, DiHom
    3. Effect of Cannabidiol on Human Prostate Cancer
      Manju Sharma, MD
    4. Drug-Micronutrient Interactions in Cancer: The Case of Vitamin D
      Subrata Deb, PhD

1215 (12:15 pm) Hosted Lunch: Eva Grunfeld, MD, FCFP, PhD;
                               Professor, University of Toronto
                               A Sojourn in the Valleys of Death: The Importance of Knowledge
                               Translation Click here for details.

1330 (1:30 pm) PLENARY 2: Advances in Cancer Survivorship Research: Joint

Session with the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) - (click here for details)

Cancer survivors are frequent users of integrative therapies and there is significant overlap between “cancer survivorship research” and “integrative oncology research.” For this session, the Society of Integrative Oncology has partnered with leaders from the American Society of Preventive Oncology to present on Advances in Cancer Survivorship Research. The session will include cutting edge presentations on behavior change research. The presenters are all successful, federally funded researchers who are leaders in their respective fields. A goal of this joint SIO and ASPO session is to foster collaborative bridges between research organizations.
Moderators: Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD and
Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD
  1. Introduction to ASPO and Overlap Between “Cancer Survivorship” and “Integrative Oncology”
    Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD
  2. Behavior Change Research: Challenges and Solutions to Recruitment and Retention
    Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD
  3. Mind-Body Research: Meaningful Interventions and Endpoints
    Anita Kinney, PhD
  4. Exercise and Dietary Change Research: Novel Interventions and Endpoints
    Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD, MPH
  5. Survivorship Research Resources: Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Cancer Survivor Cohort 
    Electra Paskett, PhD
  6. Wrap-Up 
    Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD

1440 (2:40 pm) Travel time to concurrent sessions

1445–1600 (2:45-4:00 pm) Concurrent Sessions

  1. WORKSHOP: Integrating Dietary Supplements Into Cancer Care
    Moshe Frenkel, MD; Donald Abrams, MD; Keith Block, MD;
    Gary Deng, MD, PhD; Elena Ladas, PhD, RD
    1. Baseline Depression Levels Moderate the Effectiveness of Expressive Writing for Patients with Renal Cell Carcinoma
      Amy Spelman, PhD, MPH
    2. Disturbed Sleep in Cancer Survivors: Is There a Place for Mindfulness-Based Interventions
      Yoshio Nakamura, PhD
    3. Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement for Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse: A Promising Integrative Intervention for Cancer Survivorship?
      Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW; Shelley White, LCSW; Anna Beck, MD
    4. EEG Imaging and Neuromodulation of Acute Pain in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy
      Sarah Prinsloo, PhD
    5. Randomized Controlled Trial of “The Work” Meditation (Byron Katie) for BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers
      Shahar Lev-ari, PhD
    1. An Evidence-Based Online CAM Educational Program for Health Professionals Positively Increases Knowledge and Involvement in Patient CAM Decision-Making
      Lynda Balneaves, PhD, RN
    2. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Decision Making: An Integrative Literature Review
      Anne Leis, PhD; Michael Epstein, PhD;
      Dugald Seely, ND, MSc, FABNO;
      Marja Verhoef, PhD; Laura Weeks, PhD
    3. Longitudinal Service Evaluation of the ‘Living Well’ Cancer Support Course to Identify the Impact on, and Needs of People Living with and Beyond Cancer
      Marie Polley, PhD, PGCHE
    4. Does Integrative Oncology Improve Survival in Advanced Cancer Patients? Report from The Bastyr Integrated Oncology Research Center (BIORC)
      Leanna Standish, ND, PhD
    5. Integrative Care at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre
      Dugald Seely, ND, MSc, FABNO
    1. PBI-05204, A Supercritical CO2 Extract of Nerium Oleander, Inhibits the Growth of Human Pancreatic Cancer in a PANC-1 Orthotopic Model by Down-Regulation of PI3K/MTOR Pathways
      Peiying Yang, PhD
    2. Case Reports on Cancer Patients Using Anvirzel, a Defined Extract of Nerium Oleander
      Keith Block, MD
    3. Mechanisms of Ascorbate Inhibiting Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis
      Kishore Polireddy
    4. A Novel Micro-RNA, MIR-572, Mediates the Anti-Tumor Effect of Ascorbate on Pancreatic Cancer
      Ruochen Dong
    5. Intravenous Vitamin C and Cancer: A Systematic Review
      Heidi Fritz, ND

1600 (4:00 pm) Refreshment Break; Exhibits and Posters


1630 (4:30 pm) PLENARY 3: Mind-body Interventions: From Immune Function to the
                             Internet - (click here for details)

Moderator: Linda Carlson, PhD, CPsych
Joanne Stephen, PhD
Susan Lutgendorf, PhD


1745 (5:45 pm) Poster Session & Welcome Reception Click here for details.

1945 (7:45 pm) Course Day Ends

1945 (7:45 pm) Optional Early Career Dinner (held off-site)