Eric Garland selected for international oncology conference presentation

Associate professor and associate dean for research, University of Utah College of Social Work.

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Associate professor and associate dean for research, University of Utah College of Social Work.

Eric Garland, Ph.D., LCSW, of the University of Utah has been selected by the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) to present research findings at SIO’s 12th International Conference on Nov. 15, 2015, in Boston. Garland’s topic will be Integrated Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement and Physical Health Intervention for Obese Cancer Survivors: Preliminary Results from a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.

Health care professionals, patients and advocates from around the globe will convene at the SIO conference on Nov. 14-16 to discuss the latest in evidence-based research and practice in individualized integrative cancer care. This multidisciplinary forum includes physicians, scientists, researchers, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, naturopaths, acupuncturists and other complementary care practitioners. The research abstracts in the Best of SIO reflect the breadth and depth of research being done in this cutting-edge field.

The theme of the conference this year is “Integrative Innovation.” In a first-ever presentation, the first day of the conference will be held jointly by SIO, the Society for Acupuncture Research and the Fascia Research Society. The conference planning committee is co-chaired by Gary Deng, M.D., Ph.D., of Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Patricia Arcari, Ph.D., R.N., AHN-BC, of Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

About the Society for Integrative Oncology: The Society for Integrative Oncology is the leading worldwide organization dedicated to integrative medicine specific to cancer patients. A non-profit, multi-disciplinary organization founded in 2003, the organization’s mission is to advance evidence-based, comprehensive, integrative health care to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. For more information or to register for the conference, visit SIO’s conference site or contact SIO at 347-676-1746.

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