The MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas will be hosting this training conference on February 8-9 to review the principles and disciplines of integrative oncology and to identify indications and contraindications for complementary therapies within the cancer population.
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Integrative Medicine Program's 1st Annual
Integrative Oncology Healthcare Professional Training Conference
February 8-9, 2013
Mid Campus 1 Building, Conference Center, Floor 3
7007 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas
The goal of the Integrative Oncology Healthcare Professional Training Conference is to
review the principles and disciplines of integrative oncology and to identify indications
and contraindications for complementary therapies within the cancer population.
At the conclusion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
• Apply a comprehensive and integrative care plan for cancer patients using an
evidence-based approach to address patients’ needs and improve clinical outcomes
in the area of quality of life and cancer control (Knowledge, Competence, Performance,
• Utilize common complementary therapies of acupuncture and massage to help with
symptom management in clinical practice (Knowledge, Competence, Performance).
• Demonstrate an understanding and effectively communicate with patients the risks
and benefits of herbs and supplements to prevent harm and interaction with ongoing
treatments (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes).
This conference is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitian and other healthcare professionals who care for cancer patients and have an interest in integrative oncology.
For more conference details, click here to visit the MD Anderson Cancer Center website.