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Educational Events

Integrative Medicine Lecture Series

Third Tuesday of every month. Event designed for faculty and staff within and outside of the institution.
This Lecture Series hosts expert speakers from around the world to present state-of-the-art research and clinical programs in the area of integrative medicine. Topics deal with evidence-based research on complementary cancer treatments and therapies.

Open to the Public

Next Lecture Series talk: 

"Oncology Massage" - Curtiss Beinhorn, LMT, BCTMB, MTI, M D Anderson Integrative Medicine Center

Date: April 15, 2014; 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Location: Hickey Auditorium (R11.1400)

Registration: 11:30 AM- 12:00 

CME credits available. Dieticians will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Please register at the table.


Friends of Integrative Medicine (FIM) Evening Lectures

Open to the Public

The upcoming FIM evening event:

“An Evening of Meditation and Tea" - Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, M D Anderson Integrative Medicine Program and Chris McKann, owner of The Path of Tea, Houston

Date: April 15, 2014 (Tuesday) 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: South Campus Research Building, 7435 Fannin St., Houston, 77054
Registration: 6:00 - 6:30 PM
Contact: Kira Taniguchi at for membership questions and additional information. 


Local Conferences & Lectures

Open to the Public.

Integrative Medicine Program's 10th Annual Oncology Training Conference for Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, and Yoga/Mind Body Teachers

Date: July 18-20, 2014
Location: MD Anderson Cancer Center


National & International Conferences

Open to the Public.

1. 11th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology

Date: 26.10.2014 - 28.10.2014 
Location: Omni Galleria Houston Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA
Topic: “Personalized Integrative Oncology: Targeted Approaches for Optimal Outcomes.”
Information:; Tel: 347.676.1SIO

The Conference Co-Chairs are SIO Executive Committee member Richard Lee, MD, and SIO Board Member Peiying Yang, MS, PhD, from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

2. Oncology Nutrition Symposium

Date: 02.05.2014 - 03.05.2014
Location: Omni Orlando Resort, 1500 Masters Blvd, ChampionsGate, Florida, USA
Title: "Make Your Practice Shine"

3. 9th annual International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR)

Date: 13.05.2014 - 16.05.2014
Location: Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 South East Second Avenue, Miami, Florida 33131 USA
Title: Straightening Research in Integrative Healthcare Around the World 


 For more information on upcoming conferences and topics related to Integrative Medicine please visit the Society of Integrative Oncology at 


Journal Club & Research Club

First Tuesday of the month alternates between Journal Club and Research Club. Both events designed for faculty and staff within the institution. Please see the institutional calendar for topics and locations.

Journal Club

Facilitated by Richard Lee, M.D., Assistant Professor, Medical Director and Gabriel Lopez, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Integrative Medicine Program, this journal club is an educational event designed to explore current topics in integrative medicine through guided discussions to improve patients care and explore research opportunities.

Research Club

Facilitated by Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., Professor, Director, and Peiying Yang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in the Integrative Medicine Program, the goal of this research club is to foster a dynamic discussion and review nascent ideas and on-going research in integrative medicine at MD Anderson. This bi-monthly research club discusses both, on-going trials at MD Anderson and trials that are in development. We also explore ideas of how we can advance the field of integrative medicine research.

Upcoming FIM Events

Friends of Integrative Medicine  

"An Evening of Meditation and Tea"
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6:30 PM. 
See flier for details. 

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