#CAPO2023 – Call for Abstracts closes February 28

The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) is now accepting abstracts for posters, oral presentations, symposia and 90-minute workshops for the 38th Annual Conference to be held from June 20 through June 22, 2023.

We invite abstracts on a range of topics from cancer prevention and early diagnosis, to treatment and survivorship, to palliative and end-of-life care. Submissions can include qualitative, quantitative and mixed method studies, innovative programs and service delivery and capacity building models, clinical guidelines and best practices at local, regional and national levels.

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Conference Registration now open

The CAPO 2023 conference will run from June 20 to 22, in person at the DoubleTree, Montréal.

Presentations will be available as follows:

  • 90 minute workshops
  • Symposiums
  • 20 minute orals
  • 10 minute orals
  • Posters

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS:

All workshops will be held on Tuesday June 20, 2023 from 8:30 am to 12 pm. 

    • Blending lived experiences and psychosocial theorizing: Toward co-design of patient decision aids in genetic cancer risk assessment

    • Nutritional oncology in action: Understanding patients’ dietary and eating-related issues through interactive discussions and live cooking

    • Experience Mapping 101: Connecting human-centered design to value-based cancer care solutions

    • Cultural realities in cancer care: Understanding the current state and exploring hopes for the future

    PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS PRICING & DETAILS:

    • $150 each per person – open to members and non-members. 
    • Pre-conference registrant details will be provided to the presenters in advance in order to facilitate the experience.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS ONLY

    CAPO STAFFING FORMULA GUIDELINE FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL ONCOLOGY DISCIPLINES

    The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) is pleased to release its framework and staffing formula to hire psychosocial professionals working with people affected by cancer. CAPO is the first organization in Canada to have undertaken this type of extensive work.  With the challenges health care organizations are facing with recruitment and retention of staff, it is even more important than ever to have these types of tools available to administrators. The 10 point framework and calculator was developed for social work and can be adapted to other disciplines working in psychosocial oncology; for example, work is underway to adapt the framework for psychologists.

    The full document and calculator can be found on the CAPO Clinical Advisory Committee page 

    This work was led by Dr. Carole Mayer, RSW, Marianne Arab, RSW, Kimberly Thibodeau, RSW and leaders across Canada through the CAPO Clinical Advisory Committee.  A well-resourced infrastructure with efficient processes for PSO programming paired with highly committed and qualified clinicians will ensure that cancer patients and families receive services that address their needs with positive and measurable outcomes.

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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.

    View the guidelines

    CAPO CORe


    What is CAPO-Community Of Researchers (CAPO-CORe)?

    • Share Information: Share a newsletter, announcement, or message to your CAPO peers. You can share documents, spreadsheets, images, videos to group participants.
    • Start a Conversation Thread: You can start a conversation thread – and people inside the group can reply to it with their own answers, opinions and thoughts. You can host in-depth discussions on a particular area or topic related to psychosocial oncology.
    • Ask for Advice: Ask questions related to a particular topic - and have group members participate in giving answers.
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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 President, Fiona Schulte will shoot a brief video to communicate some of the highlights of what CAPO is working on.

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