The UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM) is pleased to host its second annual Integrative Oncology conference in La Jolla, CA, from April 6-7, 2013. Integrative Oncology is a field that brings together evidence from cancer epidemiology, basic science, and clinical research – with the traditional wisdom of ancient, natural healing systems such as Chinese medicine and Ayurveda – to address all aspects of cancer care.
UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine
UCSD Integrative Oncology Conference 2013
April 6-7, 2013
UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Join national experts, health professionals, cancer survivors, and community members in a landmark event hosted by the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine: Integrative Oncology 2013. This conference discusses the complex relationship between tumor, host, and dietary, lifestyle, and environmental factors, and what can be done to foster an “anti-cancer” diet and lifestyle to help rectify imbalances and reduce the drivers of cancer. Integrative Oncology addresses all aspects of cancer care, using evidence from cancer epidemiology, basic science, and clinical research – together with the ancient wisdom of natural healing systems such as Chinese medicine and Ayurveda.
RENOWNED SPEAKERS –EMPOWERING APPROACHES
Speakers will focus on three core areas in which they encourage active self-care and support a whole person approach: (1) Diet and lifestyle for cancer prevention, (2) Evidence-based integrative therapies and (3) Integrative modalities that improve symptoms and enhance the well-being, functioning, and quality of life of cancer patients. Topics include: optimal nutrition, physical activity, massage, manual therapies, acupuncture, herbs, biofeedback, meditation, guided imagery, integrative psychiatry, biofield therapies, expressive arts, yoga, and tai chi.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be able to:
- Describe the research supporting integrative cancer prevention & treatment
- Apply integrative philosophies to improve cancer patient care
- Recommend appropriate integrative services & lifestyle medicine to patients
- Translate integrative medicine research into actionable wellness plans