Sleep for Health: Approaches from Integrative Medicine and Psycho-Oncology

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Date & Location
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Rockefeller Research Laboratories 430 E 67th St, New York, NY

Target Audience
Behavioral Sciences, Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Internal Medicine , Medical Oncology, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Pain Medicine, Palliative Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, Sleep Medicine, Social Work


Sleep disturbances (including insomnia) and cancer-related fatigue are the most common side effects of cancer treatments, affecting millions of people every year. Many prescription drug interventions offer limited short-term benefits and can lead to the development of other distressing symptoms. Non-pharmacological strategies and integrative therapies that have minimal side effects, such as Cognitive-behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, light exposure, Tai Chi, yoga, meditation, and acupuncture, can be more effective for long-term treatment. 

This interdisciplinary course will empower healthcare providers to assess sleep disturbances among their patients and recognize the impact insomnia can have on their health outcomes. Participants will gain a better understanding of integrative therapies and psycho-oncology approaches, and how to implement a patient-centered decision making framework to reduce sleep disorders among cancer patients and survivors, that is inclusive of safe, evidence-based non-pharmacological treatments.

This course is co-sponsored by the MSK Psycho-Oncology Education and Training Institute (POETI).  

Target audience

The target audience includes health care providers who diagnose, manage, and treat quality-of-life issues and side effects of cancer treatment.

  1. Describe the presentation, diagnosis, and evolution of sleep disturbances and insomnia among cancer patients.
  2. Identify patients at high risk for development of sleep disturbances throughout the continuum of cancer therapy.
  3. Determine a patient-centered framework for the treatment of sleep disturbances and insomnia.
  4. Present non-pharmacologic strategies to improve sleep quality and insomnia comorbidities.


 Registration Fees  
 Physicians (MDs, PhDs and DOs) and Nurse Practitioners  $250 
 Acupuncturists, Fellows, Nurses, Residents, Social Workers, and Other Health Care Providers    $175 
 Industry Professionals*

*Industry Professionals may attend CME activities for their own education. Marketing, sales, and promotion of products and services is strictly prohibited at MSK CME activities.

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks. Please contact us at least one week prior to the course if you have any special dietary needs.

  • 30% Discounted Rate for Military, MSK Alumni, and MSK Alliance Members - MSK offers a discounted rate to Military, MSK Alumni, and MSK Alliance members to attend this CME course. Please contact for more information or to register.
  • MSK Staff Registration - Registration is complimentary for MSK staff. However, you must complete course registration to attend this course. 

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded when email notification is received by the MSK Office of Continuing Medical Education (MSK CME) at least 7 days prior to the first day of the course (

Cancellations or no-shows after this date are not eligible for a refund. MSK CME reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event we must cancel or postpone this course, we will refund the registration fee in full, but are not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees incurred by airline/travel/lodging agencies. At any time, you may substitute another registrant in your place after contacting MSK CME with the relevant information.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Work Accreditation Statement

This presentation is approved for a maximum of seven (7) Continuing Education Contact Hours of Live Training. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0228.

Licensed Acupuncturists

This course has been planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the National Certifcation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is approved by the National Certifcation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®)  (Provider # 299) to provide PDA points to licensed acupuncturists. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates this live activity for 6.0 PDA points as authorized by the National Certifcation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®)This activity is designated for 6.0 PDA points as detailed below: 6.0 hours: Core Knowledge