Applications are now open for a nationwide integrative oncology training program. The Integrative Oncology (IO) Scholars program brings together oncology professors in a free year-long course. Designed for the full spectrum of oncology care professionals, the program equips oncologists, nurses, physicians assistants, social workers and psychologists with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe and evidence-based integration of complementary therapies in conventional oncology care. The course is funded by the National Cancer Institute and developed by researchers and clinicians at the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School. The program is delivered in a blend of in-person and online learning sessions, as well as through individual community projects.
As an IO Scholar, you will also analyze the negative interactions and adverse effects of complementary and alternative therapies, gain critical knowledge about popular alternative treatments currently chosen by patients, and learn how to communicate with patients about the potential harms of using unproven treatments. Complementary and alternative treatments often vary by community. The IO Scholars program will enable you to identify, evaluate, and create evidence-based integrative oncology services within your patient community.
Licensed physicians, nurses, physician assistants, social workers and psychologists working in clinical oncology environments are encouraged to apply. Financial assistance is available for travel to the three in-person sessions in Ann Arbor, Michigan. CME/CE credits available. Applications are due January 15, 2018. For more information go to: https://sites.google.com/umich.edu/ioscholars/
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