IPOS 2022 WORLD CONGRESS
The shared mission of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) and the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) is to foster the science and practice of psychosocial oncology to improve the care for people affected by cancer through partnerships, research, public policy, advocacy and education.
Our 2022 World Congress will create an opportunity to bring together an international body of health care professionals. This forum encourages new global partnerships and allows for the dissemination of ground-breaking research to professionals and the general public about psycho-oncology, that is, the psychosocial (psychiatric, psychological, social, behavioural, ethical) and psychobiological aspects of oncology. Finally, this forum allows us to recognize exceptional contributions from around the world to the field of psycho-oncology through our awards of excellence.
Call for pre-conference academy training sessions: CLOSED
Call for abstracts: CLOSED
Registration: REGISTER HERE
Program: VIEW HERE
CAPO AWARD WINNERS
CAPO is committed to recognizing achievements in the advancement of psychosocial oncology, the organization offers several awards programs
We are thrilled to announce our 2022 CAPO awards recipients.
2022 CAPO Award of Education Excellence - Dr. Linda Carlson
2022 CAPO Award for Clinical Excellence - Dr. Madeline Li 2022 CAPO Award for Research Excellence - Dr. Fiona Schulte
2022 Early Career Investigator - Dr. Amanda Wurz
2022 CAPO Innovation Award - Dr. Amirrtha Srikanthan, Vicky Samuel, RN, Kelly-Anne Baines, RN, and Gail Larocque, RN
2022 Lifetime Achievement Award - Dr. Maru Barerra
What is CAPO-Community Of Researchers (CAPO-CORe)?
Canada is a large and diverse country with dedicated psychosocial oncology researchers, clinicians, and professionals from coast-to-coast. Some CAPO members work in large teams with other like-minded individuals, while others may be the only psychosocial oncology professional in their centre. CAPO-CORe is an online forum designed to bridge the expanse of our country and allow CAPO members to communicate and collaborate with each other regardless of location. CAPO-CORe is private and only existing and new CAPO members are added. CAPO-CORe is moderated by the Research Committee Chair(s).
What can CAPO-CORe be used for?
Have you ever wanted to efficiently tap into the hive-mind and vast experience of a community of psychosocial oncology peers? Imagine a virtual space where you can get advice on anything from a new research topic, measurement tool, analysis technique, or a clinical intervention. What if you were able to promote opportunities for research training or advertise other positions directly to people most qualified? CAPO-CORe allows CAPO members to communicate and collaborate with each other on a single platform. Here are some practical uses of CAPO-CORe:
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.