Wellness Events at the Integrative Oncology Program

The Wellness and Integrative Oncology Program strives to consistently provide patients, caregivers, and staff with the opportunity to learn about the most current integrative therapies by hosting three annual events

Integrative Oncology Wellness Fair YogaBreathing Room Fundraiser

Breathing Room is a unique fundraiser that incorporates self-care and the four pillars of movement, touch, nutrition, and mindfulness. Proceeds from the event go directly to providing services like yoga and massage for patients with cancer through the Wellness and Integrative Oncology Program.

For more information, contact Danielle Petrina.

Wellness Fair

The Integrative Oncology Wellness Fair provides the opportunity for patients, caregivers, and staff to connect with wellness providers from the Pittsburgh region. Providers are available to offer demonstrations and answer specific questions.

Save the date for the 2017 Wellness Fair!

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Location: Herberman Conference Center at UPMC Cancer Pavilion, UPMC Shadyside

5150 Centre Ave
Second Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Educational Symposium

Our educational symposiums provide an in-depth look into specific therapies through lectures and demonstrations. These events focus on strategies to safely integrate mind-body services with traditional cancer care. Each year has a slightly different concentration. As of 2016, the Nurse Ambassador Program is our key educational initiative, focusing on symptoms and quality of life at the bedside using meditation, aromatherapy, stretching, and massage.

2016 - The Nurse Ambassador Program

The Wellness and Integrative Oncology Nurse Ambassador Program combines education, clinical care, and integrative medicine at the bedside. Patients undergoing treatment have the opportunity to try aromatherapy, breathing techniques, meditation, hand and foot massage, and seated yoga delivered by their trusted oncology treatment nurses.

Learn more about this program in the video below and ask your clinical care team if you are interested.


2015 Clinical Staff Symposium - Topics Included

  • Yoga
  • Nutrition
  • Aromatherapy
  • Stress Reduction Workshop

2014 Lecture Series - Topics Included

  • Fatigue
  • Caregiver stress
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Nausea