Learn more about the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO)

Come Celebrate CAPO's 35th Annual Conference in St. John's, NL 

This conference will bring together professionals from multiple health care disciplines to explore, share, learn and discuss the psychosocial aspects of cancer. Participants include researchers, clinicians, educators from cancer centres and other medical centres, and community-based organizations representing disciplines that include nursing, psychology, psychiatry, social work, spiritual care, nutrition, medicine, rehabilitation medicine, occupational health and radiation therapy for both adult and pediatric populations. Along with these professionals, the conference will also bring opportunities for a stronger patient voice.

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CAPO 2020 Call for Board Nominations

This is to inform you that the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) is issuing a Call for Nominations for election to the Board of Directors for the 2020 – 2022 term. Positions are available for the following discipline groups:
  • Medicine 
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Spiritual/pastoral Care 
  • Nursing 
  • Social Work 
  • Psychology
Member at large nominations are being sought from the following fields:
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Dietician/Nutritionist 
  • Occupational Therapist 
  • Speech Pathologist 
  • Other health care professionals with recognized designations beyond those listed may seek nomination
An effective and progressive association depends on a strong and committed Board. Your willingness to submit a nominee is very important to your Association. Please give this your attention and priority.

Click here to review details that outline the steps to follow to nominate a CAPO member to stand for election to the Board.  You must comply with the instructions to ensure that the names you submit are accepted for nomination. Nominations MUST be received by the Nominating Committee Chairperson no later than APRIL 15, 2020. The election will be held immediately subsequent to the close of the nomination procedure.
Candidates for board positions should be aware that as an elected board member, there will be an obligation to attend monthly board conference calls and participate in one to two in-person meetings per year. The next in-person meeting will be held on July 14, in St. John's, NL, prior to the annual CAPO conference.
The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) is an organization of professionals, clinicians, researchers, educators, and others dedicated to the understanding, treatment and study of the social, psychological, emotional, spiritual and quality-of-life aspects of cancer.

CAPO leads nationally and globally in promoting capacity for, and excellence in psychosocial oncology services to enhance the wellness of individuals and families.

The purpose of the CAPO is to foster and encourage interdisciplinary excellence in psychosocial research education and clinical practice in oncology.

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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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CAPO Crunch

As a means of keeping CAPO members up to date on CAPO activities, we are pleased to introduce “CAPO Crunch” – a 60 second video update on what is happening with CAPO. Following our regular Board Meetings, CAPO’s Past President, Shane Sinclair will shoot a brief video to communicate some of the highlights of what CAPO is working on.

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English - Supporting children and teens when a family member has cancer. A guide for educators and healthcare professionals.

Français - Soutenir les enfants et les adolescents lorsqu’un membre de la famille est atteint du cancer. Un guide pour les éducateurs, les professionnels de la santé ainsi que pour les patients et leurs proches.

You, a friend or relative may have been recently diagnosed with cancer. This website has been created to help you find clarity and start you down the path of coping with cancer and finding support.

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