Call for Abstracts NOW OPEN
The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) is now accepting abstracts for posters, papers, and workshops for the 36th Annual Conference to be held virtually from June 8 to 10, 2021.
This conference brings together key stakeholders including multidisciplinary professionals from nursing, psychology, psychiatry, social work, spiritual care, nutrition, medicine, rehabilitation medicine, occupational health and radiation therapy for both adult and pediatric populations. Together, we seek to explore, share, learn and discuss psychosocial and physical aspects of cancer. Participants include clinicians, researchers, educators in cancer care, and community-based organizations and patient representatives. Patients, caregivers and family members are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts that speak to their role in managing cancer experiences and care.
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.
Eva Villalba, MBA
Directrice générale / Executive Director
Coalition priorité cancer au Québec / Quebec Cancer Coalition
Eva Villalba is the Executive Director of the Quebec Cancer Coalition, a non-profit patient advocacy group dedicated to improving the Quebec health-care system for people affected by cancer. Since 2008, she has been involved in health-care charities, advocacy groups and non-profits. Learn more...
Desiree A.H. Walker
Health Educator and Coach, Patient Advocate
At the age of 38, Desirée A.H. Walker was diagnosed with breast cancer, which recurred at age 47. For many who have had to fight breast cancer, Desirée serves as an advocate for patients by openly speaking about her diagnoses to audiences nationally and internationally. The core of her message is to encourage patients to truly know their body and feel empowered to steward self, mind, body and soul. Learn more...
1. Delivering Community Cancer Supportive Programs in the Virtual Space (90-minutes)
Presenter: Katie Jacobs
2. Managing fear of cancer recurrence in cancer survivors and caregivers with the Fear of Recurrence Therapy (FORT) group therapy (150-minutes)
Presenters: Dr. Sophie Lebel, Dr. Christine Maheu3. Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Advocacy-how do we address the issue of late diagnosis? (90-minutes)
Presenter: Lorna Larsen
4. Enhancing access to cancer care and meeting the palliative care needs of Indigenous Peoples (90-minutes)
Presenter: Holly Prince
5. Student/Trainee workshop: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Cancer Research and Psychosocial Oncology Practices
Presenters: Samar Attieh, Lauren Rochelle Barron Squires, Tristan Bilash (He/Him)