CFS: Integrative Oncology, Cancer Survivorship (JNCI)

Call for Papers for Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) Monograph: The Role of Integrative Oncology in Cancer Survivorship
Letters of Intent: October 1, 2013
http://www.integrativeonc.org/index.php/news/437-call-for-papers-jnci-monograph
Letters of Intent are being accepted for manuscripts focused on original research for a JNCI monograph dedicated to evaluating the science and impact of integrative oncology on cancer survivorship. This monograph is sponsored by the Society for Integrative Oncology, Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, the Abramson Cancer Center at University of Pennsylvania, Allina Health, Beth Israel Medical Center, University of Hawaii, and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The peer-reviewed issue is scheduled for publication September 2014. It will include selected manuscripts on the science and evidence-based integration of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) and lifestyle changes aimed at improving the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of quality of life and clinical outcomes for individuals affected by cancer.
Researchers from a diverse range of disciplines (including, but not limited to medicine, nursing, CIM, public health and health services, behavioral medicine, epidemiology, anthropology, and psychology) may contribute high quality empirical papers of original research in the following areas:

  • Translational research to elucidate the mechanisms underlying integrative oncology
  • Clinical trials to define the safety, efficacy, and effectiveness of integrative oncology
  • Implementation and dissemination science to evaluate the integration of specific types of CIM or process of integration into cancer care

Letters of Intent must be received by October 1, 2013 to rvillare@mdanderson.org, and must include a title, brief abstract, the type of research (e.g., clinical trial, observational, etc.), and list of authors.
Manuscripts deemed appropriate for this special issue must be received by January 15, 2014 via JNCI online submission portal – must include a cover letter indicating submission for this specific monograph and strictly conform to the author requirements and reference specifications of JNCI (see www.oxfordjournals.org).
Early detection combined with treatment advances have allowed many individuals with cancer to live longer. In the United States alone, 13.7 million individuals have a past diagnosis of cancer and are thus considered cancer survivors. As cancer affects individuals on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels, many cancer survivors use complementary and integrative
medicine (CIM) to regain a sense of control, address symptom burden, seek wellness, and improve outcomes. The convergence of the two exciting new fields, cancer survivorship and integrative oncology, creates enormous opportunities to ask important research questions and to develop innovative clinical models to promote the long term health and wellbeing for cancer survivors.
Despite the scientific promise and emerging empirical evidence, many questions remain unanswered:
What are the mechanisms underlying specific CIM practices (e.g., acupuncture, yoga, etc.) for symptom management?
How does stress reduction or dietary change affect biomarkers and clinical outcomes in cancer survivors?
What is the optimal way to integrate CIM practices in the growing field of survivorship clinical delivery?
How can CIM be delivered alongside conventional treatments to improve clinical outcomes?
What are the long term safety, efficacy, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of specific integrative approaches for improving symptom management in cancer survivors?
How do patients and providers make decisions to incorporate CAM approaches to manage pain and other symptoms common in cancer survivorship?
The JNCI Monograph, The Role of Integrative Oncology in Cancer Survivorship, will:

  • Present and synthesize the state of science in integrative oncology.
  • Identify scientific gaps and opportunities in integrative oncology.
  • Discuss methodological challenges and propose solutions to enhance the quality of integrative oncology research.
  • Provide evidence-based clinical guideline to inform integrative oncology delivery.

Guest Editors
June J. Mao, MD, MSCE of University of Pennsylvania
Lorenzo Cohen, PhD of MD Anderson Cancer Center

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CFS: The Journal of Hospital Ethics

The Center for Ethics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center publishes The Journal of Hospital Ethics (JOHE) three times a year. As clinical ethics experts in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding metro area, the Center for Ethics develops, promotes and maintains the highest standards in clinical ethics knowledge. We answer ethically challenging questions raised in a clinical setting and assist health care staff, administration, patients and families in making sound medical decisions.

The Journal of Hospital Ethics is an innovative and valuable resource for clinicians. Topics to look for in future issues of the Journal of Hospital Ethics:

  • Volume 2, Number 3: Trauma
  • Volume 3, Number 1: Informed Consent/ Informed Refusal
  • Volume 3, Number 2: Cancer
  • Volume 3, Number 3: Neonatology

Further information at: http://www.whcenter.org/body.cfm?id=556801

CFP: Integrative Medicine After the Age of 40

Integrative Medicine After the Age of 40: The International Conference on Integrative Medicine, May 13-15, 2012, Jerusalem

The 2nd International Conference on Integrative Medicine will be held on May 13-15, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. The conference will bring together physicians, nurses and therapists from all over the world to discuss the changes and influence of the Integrative Medicine. The conference will be held in English, French and German with simultaneous translation. For details visit: http://www.mediconvention.com/

Main Topics:

  • Motor System, Movement and Posture study, Muscular Skeletal Pain, Myofascial Pain
  • Nutrition, Food Supplements, Digestive System, Metabolic Diseases
  • Wellness and Aging, Preventive Medicine
  • Neurological Disorders, Cognitive Disorder, Memory Disturbance
  • Depression, Stress, Sleep Disturbances, Insomnia – Non Organic Origin
  • The Oncologic Patient
  • Chronic Headache
  • Menopause
  • Cardiac Aspects, Hemodynamic System
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Mind and Body Medicine

The conference scientific committee encourages the submission of original Abstracts for either oral or poster presentations. All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee. Abstract submission deadline abstracts may be submitted until Saturday, December 10th 2011. Details on submitting an abstract: http://www.mediconvention.com/abstract-submission

CFP: Pan-Pacific Nursing, Nursing Symposium Cancer Care

 You are cordially invited to the Fifth Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and Seventh Nursing Symposium on Cancer Care organized by The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 22-24 September 2011 in Hong Kong. The theme of the conference is ‘Issues, Challenges, and Future Directions of Evidence-based Healthcare’.  The deadline for abstract submission is 3 March 2011.  For more details, please visit our conference website.  We look forward to seeing you at this important and influential international conference. 
CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
Ms Suzanne Lo
The Nethersole School of Nursing
Esther Lee Building, Chung Chi College
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3163 4485
Fax: (852) 2603 5520
Email: panconf5@cuhk.edu.hk
Website: http://www.nur.cuhk.edu.hk/conference2011

CFS: Clinical J of Oncology Nursing

The Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON), an official publication of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), is directed to the practicing nurse specializing in the care of patients with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer. CJON is a vehicle to advance the mission of ONS, which is to promote excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care. The CJON mission is twofold: to provide practical information necessary to care for patients and their families across the cancer continuum and to develop publication skills in oncology nurses.The CJON Editorial Board has identified current gaps in the literature and is seeking submissions on a variety of topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cancer care delivery/cancer programs
  • Care of older adults
  • Comorbid conditions
  • Cultural issues
  • Economics of cancer care
  • Ethical issues
  • Family impact
  • Genomics
  • Health disparities
  • Health promotion and risk reduction
  • Interventional radiology
  • Late effects
  • Oncologic emergencies
  • Palliative care
  • Prevention and early detection
  • Professional issues
  • Psychosocial issues
  • Radiation therapy
  • Survivorship care
  • Symptom management

Visit http://www.cjon.org/  for instructions for authors or contact CJONEditor@ons.org  for more information. Leslie McGee, Managing Editor, Oncology Nursing Society, 125 Enterprise Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214, USA, +1-412-859-6291 (phone) +1-412-859-6163 (fax) lmcgee@ons.org

CFP: Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference & Symposium on Cancer Care

FIFTH PAN-PACIFIC NURSING CONFERENCE AND SEVENTH NURSING SYMPOSIUM ON CANCER CARE, 22 – 24 SEPTEMBER 2011

You are cordially invited to the Fifth Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and Seventh Nursing Symposium on Cancer Care organized by The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 22-24 September 2011 in Hong Kong. The theme of the conference is ‘Issues, Challenges, and Future Directions of Evidence-based Healthcare’. The deadline for abstract submission is 3 March 2011. For more details, please visit the conference website.

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

Ms Suzanne Lo, The Nethersole School of Nursing, Esther Lee Building, Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, Tel: (852) 3163 4485 Fax: (852) 2603 5520 Email: panconf5@cuhk.edu.hk

Website: http://www.nur.cuhk.edu.hk/conference2011