UCSF CME Integrative Oncology:
Approaches for Enhancing Patient-Centered Palliative and Supportive Care 2021
*Live Stream*

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Department: Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Course Number: MOS21001
Activity Start Date: January 28, 2021
Activity End Date: January 30, 2021
Location: Interactive Webinar - Live Stream

$400 Physicians
$300 Allied Health Professionals



This course takes an evidenced-based view of integrative oncology, and will address core areas of a patient-centered approach to supportive and palliative cancer care, including nutrition, natural products, meditation, yoga, acupuncture, and physical activity. The course will review key evidence and focus on national practice guidelines in developing integrative treatment plans for cancer patients during active treatment and in post-treatment survivorship, including care for underserved populations.

This course will be offered as a live interactive virtual conference.  Login instructions along with the digital syllabus will be shared with attendees a week before the meeting.  Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand (available within a week after the conference) for any sessions that you miss, available for up to 30 days post-course.

All registrants will receive a webinar log-in link the week of the course. You will enter your full name and email address to “log-in” and authenticate yourself. Once completed, you will have access to the conference, and the system will email you an individualized access link to join the webinar at any time. For the rest of the conference you will use this link to join the webinar each day and you will never need to log-in again. If you click on the link but the webinar hasn’t started yet you will be placed in a waiting room.  Attendees will be admitted from the waiting room into the webinar once we begin.  All of the live content is recorded and hosted on the course webpage for 30 days post course so you can review anything that you might have missed. 
How to Join and participate in a webinar as an attendee 

This conference is tailored to general and subspecialty oncologists, palliative care specialists, behavioral health practitioners and generalists who commonly care for cancer patients. These learners are commonly the caregivers for cancer patients during and after treatment and for whom these practice gaps have been identified.

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Objectives should be based on learning needs described above and/or the desired outcomes described below.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

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Course Outline:

Thursday, January 28, 2021
9:30am Zoom Registration and Login
10:00 Course Overview and Introduction to Integrative Oncology Anand Dhruva, MD
10:30 Nutrition and Cancer Guidelines: Updated, but Are They Upgraded? Donald Abrams, MD
11:15 Break
11:20 Nutrition: Evidence for Calorie Restriction and Low Carbohydrate Diets Dionne Detraz, RD
12:05pm Break
12:10 Nutrition: Q&A Dionne Detraz, RD,
Donald Abrams, MD
12:40 Lunch
1:40 Acupuncture for Cancer Supportive Care Maria Chao, DrPH, MPA
2:40 Break
2:45 Natural Products Anand Dhruva, MD
3:30pm Adjourn
Friday, January 29, 2021
9:30am Zoom Registration and Login
10:00 Physical Activity Overview Natalie Marshall, MD
10:45 Break
10:50 Mind Body Medicine: Meditation Chloe Atreya, MD
11:50 Lunch
12:50pm Mind Body Medicine: Yoga Priya Jain, MD
1:50 Break
2:00 Mind Body Medicine: Panel Discussion Chloe Atreya, MD,
Priya Jain, MD
2:30 Adjourn
Saturday, January 30, 2021
9:30am Zoom Registration and Login
10:00 Integrative Tumor Board Case 1: Active Treatment Chloe Atreya, MD;
Michael Rabow, MD;
Jennifer Ashby, DAOM, Lac;
Dionne Detraz, RD
5-minute break 11:00 – 11:05am
12:05pm Lunch
1:05 Integrative Tumor Board Case 2: Survivorship Niharika Dixit, MD;
5-minute break 2:10 – 2:15pm Dianne Shumay, PhD;
Dionne Detraz, RD
2:55pm Adjourn

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Anand Dhruva, MD
Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology,
UCSF Integrative Oncologist, Director of Education,
UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

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(University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine)

Donald I. Abrams, MD
Professor Emeritus

Jennifer Ashby, DAOM, L.Ac.
Acupuncturist, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Chloe Atreya, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, UCSF Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Affiliated Faculty, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and UCSF Cancer Immunotherapy Program 

Maria T. Chao, DrPH, MPA
Associate Director of Research, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Dionne Detraz, RDN
Integrative Cancer Dietician

Niharika Dixit, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Priya Jain, MD
Fellow in Pediatric Integrative Medicine
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Natalie Marshall, MD
Medical Oncologist
Medical Director, UCSF Berkeley Outpatient Center

Michael Rabow, MD
Medical Director of Palliative Care, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Chief of Education & Mentoring, Division of Palliative Medicine
Helen Diller Family Chair in Palliative Care
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology

Dianne Shumay, PhD
Attending Clinical Psychologist
Director of Psyhco-Oncology
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Health Sciences Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Travel & Lodging:


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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to RegEmail@ucsf.edu

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