IPOS World Congress recordings are now available for purchase!

IPOS World Congress recordings are now available for purchase!

The IPOS/CAPO 2022 World Congress ran from August 29 to September 1, with in-person and virtual programming.

Recordings of presentations of the following are available:

  • Plenary Sessions
  • Invited Symposiums
  • Virtual 20 minute orals
  • Virtual 10 minute orals
  • Virtual Posters
Refer to the program for more details: https://virtual.oxfordabstracts.com/#/event/2641/program


All fees are in CANADIAN funds and are NOT subject to tax.


  • CAPO Member: $525
  • CAPO Student/Patient Member: $450 
  • Non-member: $625 
  • Student/Patient: $550



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


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


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.

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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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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