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  • 23 Jul 2021 11:14 AM | Peter Traversa (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce our affiliated journal, Current Oncology, has received an updated Impact Factor in the 2020 edition of the Journal Citation Reports® released in June 2021. An increase to 3.677 from 2.257.

  • 15 May 2021 10:31 AM | Peter Traversa (Administrator)

    We are offering two free publications for our Special Issue on the Supportive Care Needs of Cancer Patients and Family Caregivers in Current Oncology. 

    Submit your abstract to [email protected] by May 31, 2021 to be considered for one of two free publications. Submitted abstracts will be evaluated based on innovation, scientific merit, need and whether they have an alternative source of funding.

    The deadline for full manuscript submission is July 31, 2021The publication fee is 1600 CHF.

    For more information about the special issue, please see:


    Dr. Jackie Bender and Dr. Sylvie Lambert
    Guest Editors of the Special Issue in Current Oncology

  • 7 May 2021 9:34 AM | Peter Traversa (Administrator)

    Harvey Max Chochinov, OC OM MD PhD FRCPC FRSC FCAHS | Winnipeg, MB

    Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and Senior Scientist at the Research Institute of Oncology and Haematology, CancerCare Manitoba, is one of the world’s most innovative and influential proponents of improved and expanded palliative care across multiple dimensions of life-limiting or life-ending condition.  Dr. Chochinov’s pioneering work has significantly advanced effective recognition and treatment of end-of-life distress, depression, desire for death and vulnerability.  His empirical research provides guidelines for dignity conserving palliative care and psychosocial intervention and is helping to assure that our medical management of dying and death does not disregard alleviable pain nor violate the dignity of patients and their families.

    Dr. Chochinov is Co-Founder and former chair (2001-2015) of the Canadian Virtual Hospice (CVH), the world’s most comprehensive online platform providing information and support to patients, families and health providers on issues related to palliative care and bereavement.  His award-winning book Dignity Therapy: Final Words for Final Days is a profound and beautiful meditation on human mortality and a blueprint for the palliative intervention developed by Dr. Chochinov and his research colleagues.




  • 21 Apr 2021 5:13 PM | Peter Traversa (Administrator)

    The Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Rehabilitation (Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary Alberta) and the Division of Psychosocial Oncology (Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary) are recruiting a clinical academic Fellow for the 2022-23 academic year. This opportunity is for interdisciplinary professionals (completing training or fully licensed) who are seeking one year of specialized training in Psychosocial Oncology. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a letter of interest by May 15, 2021. Following an expression of interest, a single chosen candidate will build a tailored application collaboratively with our program, and apply by Aug 31, 2021. Competition results will be announced around November 2021.

    Members can learn more about this opportunity HERE

  • 19 Apr 2021 4:08 PM | Peter Traversa (Administrator)
    The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology we will held at 12 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

    Typically the association holds the annual meeting in conjunction with CAPO conference which is normally held in the spring. This year the conference will be held in June and will again be virtual.
    This later date poses a challenge for scheduling the CAPO Annual General Meeting. Our bylaws state that our AGM is to be held within 150 days of the end of our fiscal year (December 31). To ensure compliance with our bylaws the 2021 annual meeting will be held virtually. The bylaws provide for holding meetings electronically. The platform to be used will allow for attendance by Webinar.


  • 3 Mar 2021 3:51 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    Dear colleagues,

    As the Guest Editors of the Special Issue in Current Oncology described below, we encourage you to consider contributing a paper.

    Special Issue Title: Supportive Care Needs of Cancer Patients and Caregivers


    Deadline for manuscript submissions: July 31, 2021

    Papers will be published on an ongoing basis, immediately upon acceptance after peer review (generally within one week). A publication fee of 1200 CHF will be applied for each accepted paper submitted in 2021 (papers submitted after 30 June 2021 the APC will be 1600 CHF). No extra fees will be applied for color figures.

    As an incentive, we have two free publications to offer. To apply to have your paper published free of charge, please send us an abstract and tentative title by May 31, 2021. Submitted abstracts will be evaluated based on innovation, scientific merit, need and whether they have an alternative source of funding.


    Dr. Jackie Bender and Dr. Sylvie Lambert

    CAPO members can access the discount code and more information by going to Member Resources.

  • 2 Mar 2021 9:14 AM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    The journal Current Oncology (ISSN 1718-7729, was transferred from Multimed Inc. to MDPI in late October 2020. We are very excited to continue to develop Current Oncology as an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal.

    Dr. Sharlene Gill from the University of British Columbia has served as Editor-in-Chief of Current Oncology since June 2019 and has kindly agreed to continue to serve in this role. The journal is supported by an international editorial board consisting of a distinguished team of cancer researchers from major institutes from Canada and around the world ( Current Oncology is indexed by important database including SCIE (IF 2.257), PubMed, MEDLINE, Scopus, etc.

    More information about the journal can be accessed at:

    CAPO members can access the discount code and more information by going to Member Resources.

  • 17 Mar 2020 2:48 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    CAPO Statement on COVID19

    Dear Members of the CAPO Community,

    These are incredibly difficult times full of uncertainty and fear. For our patients, colleagues and loved ones living with cancer, things are especially challenging.

    As always, the psychosocial well-being of our patients, colleagues and family members is our utmost priority. 

    We also understand that there is an overwhelming amount of information circulating regarding COVID-19.

    We have gathered the following resources to help you navigate this unprecedented time.

    As of right now, CAPO's 35th Annual Conference scheduled for July 15 to 17 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, is planned to proceed as scheduled. We are however monitoring the situation very closely and will advise if this changes. 

    WEBINAR – MARCH 20, 2020. Dr. Doris Howell: Proactive remote monitoring and real-time symptom management using mobile technology: a feasibility study. Please join us.

    As a community – we are here for you.

  • 5 Mar 2020 3:14 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    March 6 is World Lymphedema Day! Lymphedema is chronic inflammatory condition that can develop after cancer treatment. Download the poster

  • 28 Aug 2019 1:51 PM | Peter Traversa (Administrator)

    For the first time ever, the Congress will be "Patients Included". We are pleased to welcome the following advocates:

    • Victoria Forster @vickyyyf, @cancersurvSM
    • Margaret Ng: Over 10 years experience working in workplace wellness and health promotion my mission is to support health, healing, and well-being so others can thrive in life.
    • Karen Ladner Haas @caringcancermom
    • Lorna Larsen @TeamShan: I am honoured to receive a 2019 IPOS/CAPO World Congress of Psycho-Oncology patient and family advocate scholarship. I look forward to participating in the Congress, sharing my daughter Shanna's Story and my efforts to make a positive difference in the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer journey. Shanna (Shan) lost her life to breast cancer at the age of twenty-four. As part of my grief process, I have advocated strongly to help improve AYA cancer outcomes across the continuum from awareness to palliative care. All in Shan's memory!

    • Jill Hamer-Wilson @JillHW

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