Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Learn more about Integrative Medicine for Cancer
Integrative oncology seeks to incorporate therapies from other healing traditions (e.g. herbs, acupuncture, yoga, mindfulness meditation) and promote healthy lifestyle changes in the context of conventional cancer care.
Integrative approaches will help individuals decrease symptom distress, improve quality of life, and regain a sense of control over their lives. The goal of this scientific symposium is to promote interdisciplinary collaborations and translational research that will lead to personalized integrative oncology for improved health and well-being for millions of cancer patients and survivors.
Penn presents the Penn Integrative Oncology Scientific Symposium “Translating Science Into Health and Healing,” in which cancer experts, clinicians and integrative medicine experts will present the latest scientific research about integrative medicine and its uses for cancer treatment.
Keynote speaker Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, is director of integrative medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He will discuss improving cancer outcomes and the role of integrative oncology in cancer care.
Date: Friday, May 4, 2012
Time: 8:30 am to 1 pm
Location: Medical Alumni Hall, 1st Floor, Maloney Building at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
This symposium is free, and open to the public, but registration is required.