IPOS 2022 WORLD CONGRESS
The shared mission of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) and the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) is to foster the science and practice of psychosocial oncology to improve the care for people affected by cancer through partnerships, research, public policy, advocacy and education.
Our 2022 World Congress will create an opportunity to bring together an international body of health care professionals. This forum encourages new global partnerships and allows for the dissemination of ground-breaking research to professionals and the general public about psycho-oncology, that is, the psychosocial (psychiatric, psychological, social, behavioural, ethical) and psychobiological aspects of oncology. Finally, this forum allows us to recognize exceptional contributions from around the world to the field of psycho-oncology through our awards of excellence.
Call for pre-conference academy training sessions: CLOSED
Call for abstracts: CLOSED
Registration: REGISTER HERE
Program: VIEW HERE
CAPO AWARD WINNERS
CAPO is committed to recognizing achievements in the advancement of psychosocial oncology, the organization offers several awards programs
We are thrilled to announce our 2022 CAPO awards recipients.
2022 CAPO Award of Education Excellence - Dr. Linda Carlson
2022 CAPO Award for Clinical Excellence - Dr. Madeline Li 2022 CAPO Award for Research Excellence - Dr. Fiona Schulte
2022 Early Career Investigator - Dr. Amanda Wurz
2022 CAPO Innovation Award - Dr. Amirrtha Srikanthan, Vicky Samuel, RN, Kelly-Anne Baines, RN, and Gail Larocque, RN
2022 Lifetime Achievement Award - Dr. Maru Barerra
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 .
CAPO is holding a pre-conference workshop at the International Society of Psychosocial Oncology Congress being held in Toronto on Monday, August 29, 2022 from 0830 – 1630; here is the link for further details CAPO - Pre-congress Academy Workshops. We encourage health care professionals, policy makers, and administrators to join us where there will be ample opportunities to review the framework and for participants to ask their questions and seek guidance for their organizations.
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.
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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