Kochi: Promising to showcase breakthrough findings in cancer care, the first ever integrative medicine global oncology conference will be held at Hotel Le Meridian in Kochi on February 8 and 9, 2020.
The ‘International Conference on Integrative Oncology 2020 (ICIO 2020)’ is being organised by the Global Homeopathy Foundation (GHF) which will be attended by top oncologists from India and abroad representing medical, surgical, radiation, haematology, paediatric and gynaecology specialties.
Dr. Sreevals Menon, Managing Trustee of GHF, said that there will be four moderated panel discussions at the conference with AYUSH/TCAM (Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine) oncology experts including Dr Michael Dixon, Chair to the Prince's Foundation of Integrated Health U.K. set up by Prince of Wales; Dr Manfred Mueller, US; Dr Ioannis Papasotiriou, Greece; Dr Issac Mathai, Bangalore; Luke Coutinho, celebrity onco-nutritionist and Aliya Almoayed from Bahrain, taking part. The ICIO 2020 is expected to be attended by over a thousand delegates from about 30 countries, he said.
Specialists from Germany, USA, UK, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, South Africa, India and others, engaged in integrative and clinical oncology, fundamental research, AYUSH/TCAM -based oncology in all major disciplines shall present about 25 key scientific papers.
The event will expose doctors, researchers, medical scholars and oncology enthusiasts among public to novel possibilities in integration of different oncology care streams. The disciplines in focus in this regard include AYUSH/TCAM sciences and conventional medicine in oncology, onco-nutrition, pharmacognosy, psycho-oncology, immunotherapy oncology, onco-diagnostics, stem cell therapy, Mistletoe & Iscador therapies, onco-physiotherapy and onco-nursing, among others, Dr. Menon added.
ICIO2020 shall also be inspired by special orations which are expected to stimulate strategies leading to formation of Integrative Oncology units in leading cancer care centres nationwide. A vision of the conference is to set up a major national institute of international standards in Integrative Oncology synchronising Integrative Medicine (IM) with other therapies, with a lead role for IM at multiple levels.
ICIO 2020 will also have a dedicated yoga hall for delegates to register and get training from international experts in clinical yoga therapy in 12 major diseases. The event will also witness a cancer survivors’ meet. In a pioneering session on psycho-oncology, Dr. Surendran, Ozan Bahcivan and Dr. E Vidhubala will address the delegates which will be co-ordinated by Dr. Veenavani Nallepali.
GHF is the most distinguished non-profit Homeopathy organisation in India, a global institution that delivers the benefits of Homeopathy. Operating as an advisory body with its affiliates and members in over 15 countries, GHF has organised major national and international conferences, led delegations of Homeopaths to various countries, routinely conducted charitable humanitarian activities and has supported integration of medicine systems, being co-organizer of three ICIO so far.
ICIO 2020 is held in association with Central Health & FW Ministry, AYUSH/TCAM Ministry, all AYUSH/TCAM research councils and State Governments of Kerala and Maharashtra, and National AYUSH Mission.
The last date for registration to attend the conference is February 6, 2020. One can visit www.icio2020.com for details and registration.