2014 Abstracts

The Abstract Submission form for the CAPO 2014 Conference is now closed.

The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) is now accepting abstracts for posters, papers, and workshops for the 29th Annual Meeting to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba from April 30 to May 2, 2014.  The conference theme is The Heart of the Matter – Connecting knowledge, creativity and compassion.

Psychosocial oncology professionals in all disciplines are encouraged to submit abstracts.  The conference will include adult and pediatric oncology, clinical practice, research, rehabilitation sciences, and oncology education.

Conference objectives include:

  • Exploring cancer care in the context of the biopsychosocial model (i.e., the reciprocal interactions amongst cognitive, emotional, and behavioural events; social factors; and physical health and well-being)
  • Exploring the concepts of compassion, self-compassion and sustaining ourselves in our work
  • 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, symptom management, and survivorship issues



Presentation Types:

  • 90 minute workshops (interactive, experiential) *
  • 20 minute individual oral presentation
  • 90 minute symposium – Groups of 3 – 4 oral theme focused presentations
  • Poster presentation

*Workshops should be interactive, include experiential components, and focus on skills or concepts that can be learned in a 90 minute session.

Word Limit:  250 words

Successful submissions will:

  • Be relevant to conference theme
  • Be applicable to the field of psychosocial oncology
  • Be relevant to clinical practice
  • Contribute to new knowledge
  • Include evidence based content.



All individuals submitting abstracts will be notified of acceptance by email to the account you record in the abstract submission form. You will receive a notification per abstract.

If your submission is accepted, you or a co-author will need to register for the conference to present your submission.  If you elect to not attend, your presentation will be withdrawn. By submitting your abstract, you are granting CAPO permission to list your name and abstract in our program materials.

Regular conference fees apply to all presenters and co-presenters.  As a charitable organization, we are not able to make exceptions.


CAPO acknowledges excellence in research presentations by students.  If you are a CAPO student member and a first author on a selected presentation and wish to be considered for a student award, select the appropriate field on the abstract submission form.

There will be two Bultz student awards: Best Oral and Best Poster Presentations. Competition is open to full and part time students.  Winners will be announced at the meeting.

For questions regarding the abstract submission process please contact the CAPO office at capo@funnel.ca.

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