Oncology Acupuncture: From Neuroscience to Patient Wellbeing

Apr 24, 2020 7:30 AM

Apr 25, 2020

This symposium will focus on the neuroscientific mechanisms of acupuncture for pain and symptom management and its application in cancer care. On the first day, we will connect neuroscience and basic research with clinical evidence for oncology acupuncture symptom management. Our international panelists will also present the progress and challenges of providing acupuncture services in the oncology setting.

On the second day (half-day), we will focus on implementation by opening with a multidisciplinary discussion on integration of acupuncture for symptom management, followed by breakout workshops in the areas of designing and conducting high quality acupuncture clinical trials in oncology, building clinical oncology acupuncture programs, training oncology acupuncturists, and implementing acupressure interventions for oncology patients. We will conclude by formulating an action plan for moving forward.

This symposium is intended for health care providers (physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and acupuncturists) who diagnose, manage, and treat side effects of cancer treatment and those who develop programs (administrators) to improve quality of life for people with cancer.

MSK CME offers a discounted rate for MSK Alumni, MSK Cancer Alliance and Cancer Care Partners. If you are a member of one of these groups, please contact cme@mskcc.org for more information.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Zuckerman Research Center
New York, NY 10065