Integrative Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Special Interest Group
The Integrative Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Special Interest Group is dedicated to the promotion of evidence-based integrative therapies for supportive care and optimization of wellness in children with cancer and blood disorders. Integrative practice within pediatric hematology-oncology is a burgeoning field that synergistically employs strategies from both traditional Western medicine and complementary approaches (e.g., acupuncture, massage, mind-body practices) to promote overall health and healing, while improving symptoms related to the underlying diagnosis and its treatment. We aim to facilitate information-sharing between interdisciplinary pediatric hematology-oncology clinicians, disseminate modality-specific safety and outcomes data, foster collaborative research efforts to increase the collective knowledge base, and develop resources for healthcare providers regarding integrative options and opportunities.
- Educate pediatric hematologists-oncologists in integrative modalities for patient care.
- Promote pediatric integrative hematology-oncology program development and clinical policy/procedure knowledge sharing.
- Build consortia to promote the pediatric integrative research agenda.
- Inspire collaboration and foster community for pediatric hematology-oncology clinicians interested in integrative health and medicine.
, MD MS ABOIM, Chair
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
, MD, Vice Chair
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
A discussion group in the ASPHO member community has been designated for members of the SIG to share information, documents, links and files. Members can join the SIG from their My Account Special Interest Groups account page. Current SIG members can access the community directly to participate.