Integrative Oncology UK News

18th March 2021

The launch of an Integrative Oncology Conference for Health Professionals

A new online conference for healthcare professionals looking to learn more about the benefits of an evidence based integrative approach to cancer care to optimise health, quality of life and clinical outcomes, is scheduled to take place online on 15 May 2021. Integrative Oncology UK 2021 is being organised by Progressive Communications in association with the British Society for Integrative Oncology (BSIO).

The conference will highlight the benefits of integrating conventional cancer treatments alongside
evidence-informed psychological, nutritional, lifestyle and complementary strategies. The event aims to
provide delegates with practical take-home advice to help reduce side effects from treatments; offer better
functional outcomes after cancer surgery and other oncological treatments; minimise emotional stress and
optimise physical and mental wellbeing across the cancer care pathway and empower patients to become
active participants in managing their health and wellbeing.

The conference committee, made up of representatives from the BSIO and led by Dr Catherine Zollman,
have invited an impressive line-up of oncologists, doctors, researchers, clinical nurse specialists,
nutritionists, mind-body experts, and patients to present. As well as providing delegates with a strategic
toolkit of practical advice, they will share their knowledge on the science and evidence base underpinning
lifestyle and complementary approaches in cancer care and provide information on where to refer patients
safely and appropriately for further integrative support.

“We have designed a programme that we believe will be of interest to a broad range of cancer health care
professionals ranging from oncologists and surgeons through to psychologists and therapists. Speaking
from experience, taking an integrative whole person approach can have significant benefits to patients at
all stages of their treatment. We have seen that providing a person-centred, holistic approach results in
better patient outcomes, better understanding between patients and their clinicians, and in turn provides
practitioners with increased job satisfaction” – Catherine Zollman, conference chair, GP and Medical Lead of
Penny Brohn UK cancer charity commented.

The British Society of Integrative Oncology was first launched in 2012 with the goal being to promote the
integration of conventional, nutritional, lifestyle and complementary medicine to improve the lives of
people affected by cancer.

“This is an exciting time for the British Society for Integrative Oncology. Change is on the horizon, and
momentum is gathering in many countries where evidence-based, comprehensive integrative healthcare is
made available to people affected by cancer. We know that safe and effective integrative care can play an
important role in achieving better patient outcomes, and we see this new conference as an ideal way to
initiate a much-needed multidisciplinary dialogue about the evidence and practical implementation
strategies” commented Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel, Vice Chair of BSIO and Integrative Medicine doctor.

Join your fellow colleagues at this inaugural Integrative Oncology UK conference, to learn about the
growing field of evidence-based Integrative Oncology.

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BSIO is the leading professional organisation for integrative oncology in the UK. Their goal is to promote the integration of conventional, nutritional, lifestyle and complementary medicine to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.


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