The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology is pleased to partner with The McGill University Health Center and the Jewish General Hospital to host CAPO 2015 – “Celebrating Leadership In Whole Person Care.”
This conference will bring together interdisciplinary professional to explore, share, learn and discuss the psychosocial aspects of cancer. CAPO’s annual conference convenes researchers, clinicians and community based organizations from several professions, including: medical, psychiatry, nursing, psychology, social work, spiritual care, nutrition, rehabilitation medicine, occupational health and radiation oncology.
The 2015 CAPO conference is particularly significant as we are celebrating anniversary of CAPO. It is an opportunity to celebrate what we have the 30th accomplished in the past 30 years and to look to the future as world leaders in our field.
Past conferences have facilitated team formations and exchanges of ideas and workshops that have resulted in research along domains such as survivorship, pediatric oncology, behavioral and social determinants of health, cancer prevention, decision-making, interventions for psychosocial screening and approaches to facilitating individual and family adaptation and prevention. The objectives of the 2015 conference include:
Exploring cancer care in the context of the biopsychosocial model (i.e., the reciprocal interactions amongst cognitive, emotional, and behavioural events; social factors; spiritual and physical health and well-being) along the entire trajectory from prevention to end of life.
- Expanding our understanding of “whole person care” approach in our work
- Strengthening our clinical skills in delivering care based on empirical data
- Building research capacity in psychosocial oncology
- Identifying best practices in clinical interventions, rehabilitation approaches, and research in psychosocial oncology
- Learning about innovative programs and service delivery models
- Offering opportunities for professional and community agency networking around regional and national initiatives and priorities such as guidelines, navigation, prevention, symptom management, and survivorship issues.