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Paula O 08-28-2014 04:30 AM

Scholarship Opportunity for BC Advocates

Dear Cancer Patient Advocate,

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the Patient Advocate Scholarship to attend the 11thInternational Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology at the Omni Houston Galleria Hotel, in Houston, Texas, USA from Sunday, October 26 to Tuesday, October 28, 2014. This Patient Advocate Scholarship Program is made possible through a generous grant from the National Cancer Institute. Scholarships are available to help cover travel, hotel, registration, and other expenses for advocates traveling from outside the greater Houston, TX area to attend SIO2014. Applications will be evaluated and reviewed based on the Scholarship Eligibility Criteria listed in the application materials. Scholarship recipients will be reimbursed post-conference, in the amount of $1,000 (USD).

The Patient Advocate Scholarship Program is an opportunity for patient advocates to attend the sessions at SIO2014 and then return to their organizations and their communities to share what they have learned. It is our hope that scholarship recipients will be motivated to seek out and participate in consumer advocacy opportunities, lending a crucial perspective and making a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 am EDT on Friday, September 5, 2014. Please complete the scholarship application and email it along with your curriculum vitae, bio-sketch, or resume, to info@integrativeonc.org. All applicants will be notified of their application status on Monday, September 15, 2014.

About the Conference

Integrative and complementary cancer specialists from around the world will gather to address the meeting’s theme,Personalized Integrative Oncology: Targeted Approaches for Optimal Outcomes. SIO2014 will be the platform for the release of numerous scientific abstracts – highly anticipated research news for many people, including patients, survivors, caregivers, and the public. To view the conference program, visit the conference website. http://www.integrativeonc.org/conference


Santosh Rao, MD
Conference Planning Committee

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