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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37th Annual CAPO Conference/23rd Annual IPOS World Congress: Toronto, Canada - will be a hybrid model from August 29 to September 1, 2022
In this webinar, we will discuss role of exercise in the cancer care pathway, and the potential benefits from building a habit of moving more. We will also introduce the EXCEL study: EXercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well, and how it is providing a sustainable exercise and behaviour change program to those living with cancer in rural and remote regions across Canada.
What is CAPO-Community Of Researchers (CAPO-CORe)?
Canada is a large and diverse country with dedicated psychosocial oncology researchers, clinicians, and professionals from coast-to-coast. Some CAPO members work in large teams with other like-minded individuals, while others may be the only psychosocial oncology professional in their centre. CAPO-CORe is an online forum designed to bridge the expanse of our country and allow CAPO members to communicate and collaborate with each other regardless of location. CAPO-CORe is private and only existing and new CAPO members are added. CAPO-CORe is moderated by the Research Committee Chair(s).
What can CAPO-CORe be used for?
Have you ever wanted to efficiently tap into the hive-mind and vast experience of a community of psychosocial oncology peers? Imagine a virtual space where you can get advice on anything from a new research topic, measurement tool, analysis technique, or a clinical intervention. What if you were able to promote opportunities for research training or advertise other positions directly to people most qualified? CAPO-CORe allows CAPO members to communicate and collaborate with each other on a single platform. Here are some practical uses of CAPO-CORe:
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.