Call for Workshops/Abstracts Now Open
New Workshop Proposal Deadline – March 15
The due date for SIO2014 Conference workshop proposals has been extended to March 15. Submissions should be emailed to
, using 2014 Conference proposal as the subject line. Please review the workshop guidelines. The conference will be held October 26-28 in Houston, Texas.
Call for Abstracts Open for SIO2014 Conference
The Society for Integrative Oncology has opened its call for abstracts for the 11th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology. The abstract submission deadline is April 30. Authors must submit abstracts for conference presentation using the SIO Online Abstract Submission System. Please review the abstract guidelines which are included in the submission system information. After creating a user profile, the primary author can create, modify, and submit an abstract until the deadline.
Meet Your Board Member – Omer Kucuk, MD
Omer Kucuk, MD, Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology and Medical Oncologist at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta, GA, was elected to the SIO Board of Trustees in October 2013. A board certified and practicing medical oncologist, he is recognized for his pioneering research on nutrition and cancer therapy.
A graduate of Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey, Dr. Kucuk conducted his residency and fellowship at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois, and a hematology and oncology fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.
SIO Immediate Past President Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, FAAN, co-authors an article in the Huffington Post
SIO Immediate Past President Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, FAAN, co-authored an article in the Huffington Post on "The Architecture of Resilience," providing information to help reinforce New Year's resolutions to help ease the stress of everyday challenges. The article draws on resilience instruction in the UVA nursing curriculum. She is the Kluge Professor in Contemplative End-of-Life Care and teaches and directs the Compassionate Care Initiative at the University of Virginia.
Meet Your Board Member – Dr. Jun James Mao
Jun James Mao, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor and Director of Integrative Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was elected to the SIO Board of Trustees at the 2013 SIO Annual Conference in October.
A board certified family physician and licensed physician acupuncturist, Dr. Mao's practice focuses on acupuncture for pain, chronic system distress, and for menopause. He also provides acupuncture and primary care for cancer patients and survivors, integrative medicine for chronic disease and symptom management and integrative medicine to promote wellness. Dr. Mao's expertise in acupuncture and pain management positioned him to become the attending consult physician for the Symptom and Palliative Care Service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
At the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, he directs an international elective on acupuncture for medical students and residents. Over the last five years, this course has attracted more than 200 students from over 50 US institutions.