Integrative Health SIG
To promote and advance patient-centered, evidence-informed, multi-disciplinary, and comprehensive cancer care that utilizes mind and body practices, natural products, and/or lifestyle and behavior modifications alongside conventional cancer care to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
- The Integrative Oncology SIG aims to optimize health, quality of life, and clinical outcomes, and to empower patients to become active participants in cancer prevention and across the cancer continuum.
- To promote a forum where researchers and scientist practitioners have opportunities for networking and gaining up-to-date state of the science knowledge on complementary and integrative therapies research and clinical applications in oncology care.
- To promote a forum for collaboration and communication among multi-disciplinary scientist practitioners, clinicians, and researchers who embrace a treatment philosophy that is bio-psycho-socio-spiritual in dimension.
- To advocate for the transformation of oncology care through true integration of integrative, complementary modalities and approaches into oncology care, so that evidence-informed complementary care is accessible and part of standard cancer care for all patients and families across the cancer continuum.
We Welcome New SIG Members
One of the APOS member benefits is to join the conversation on Groupsite with any of the 10 Special Interest Groups (SIGs). This is a very engaging conversation platform and the Executive Office is happy to help you navigate this platform and help you set up your profile to begin networking.