#CAPO2023 – Call for Pre-Conference Workshops
June 20 to 22, 2023
DoubleTree by Hilton, 1255 Jeanne-Mance Street, Montreal, QuebecKey dates:
Psycho-oncology researchers, clinicians and patient representatives are invited to submit proposals to host pre-conference workshops.
Pre-conference workshops will be held on the morning of Tuesday, June 20, 2023. Workshops will be 3.5 hours in length. This includes one coffee break. Workshops will start at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 p.m. Each room will be equipped with a data projector and screen. Presenters are asked to bring their own laptop.
Although all topics and themes are welcome, we encourage workshops with a focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), as well as patient-oriented sessions.
This year we are pleased to offer the opportunity for a select number of French language workshops. You will be asked in the submission if you would like consideration for French only or either French or English
Call for Abstracts: Closes February 28, 2023
The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) is now accepting abstracts for posters, oral presentations, symposia and 90-minute workshops for the 38th Annual Conference to be held from June 20 through June 22, 2023.
CAPO STAFFING FORMULA GUIDELINE FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL ONCOLOGY DISCIPLINES
The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) is pleased to release its framework and staffing formula to hire psychosocial professionals working with people affected by cancer. CAPO is the first organization in Canada to have undertaken this type of extensive work. With the challenges health care organizations are facing with recruitment and retention of staff, it is even more important than ever to have these types of tools available to administrators. The 10 point framework and calculator was developed for social work and can be adapted to other disciplines working in psychosocial oncology; for example, work is underway to adapt the framework for psychologists.
The full document and calculator can be found on the CAPO Clinical Advisory Committee page .
This work was led by Dr. Carole Mayer, RSW, Marianne Arab, RSW, Kimberly Thibodeau, RSW and leaders across Canada through the CAPO Clinical Advisory Committee. A well-resourced infrastructure with efficient processes for PSO programming paired with highly committed and qualified clinicians will ensure that cancer patients and families receive services that address their needs with positive and measurable outcomes.
Clinical Practice Guidelines
The evidence-based clinical practice guideline (CPG) movement within oncology, as in other health fields, represents a trend in identifying best practices and standardizing treatments. Within psychosocial oncology, evidence-based CPGs, along with Standards of Care, can help increase awareness of the important and often unmet psychosocial needs of cancer patients.
These guides to practice can be used by practitioners and organizations to identify and address the challenges and barriers in delivering high quality, accessible psychosocial care. CAPO, in collaboration with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) and other key partners, is leading initiatives to develop and disseminate national psychosocial oncology clinical practice guidelines.
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