NO ONE IS AN ISLAND: Improving access and removing barriers to psychosocial oncology
CAPO 2020 • THE 35TH ANNUAL CAPO CONFERENCE - VIRTUALLY • JULY 14-16, 2020

2020 CAPO Late Breaking Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submissions are now closed.

The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) has now closed abstract submissions for posters, 20-minute oral, and 10-minute oral presentations for the 35th Annual Conference be held VIRTUALLY from July 14 – 16, 2020.

The conference will now run from July 14-16, a hybrid of both LIVE and PRE-RECORDED content, which will be available beyond the 3 days of programming we have planned as well as broaden our audience reach. We are striving to provide an interactive experience for all delegates. A preliminary program has been developed and can be found on our newly updated website https://www.capo.ca/conference. Pre-conference workshops will also be offered on July 13 in separate timeslots throughout the day, allowing delegates the option to attend multiple sessions if they wish, something we are not able to offer with our regular in-person conferences.


Presentations will be designated as follows:

• 20-minute orals: LIVE presentation

• 10-minute orals: Pre-Recorded presentation

• Posters: e-poster board with pre-recorded message and chat function


All presenters will be offered a training session for the virtual platform, well in advance of the conference. We will be providing more detail on how to participate in the coming weeks.

This conference will bring together professionals from multiple health care disciplines to explore, share, learn and discuss the psychosocial aspects of cancer. Participants include researchers, clinicians, educators from cancer centres and other medical centres, and community-based organizations representing disciplines that include nursing, psychology, psychiatry, social work, spiritual care, nutrition, medicine, rehabilitation medicine, occupational health and radiation therapy for both adult and pediatric populations.

Along with these professionals, the conference will also bring opportunities for a stronger patient voice. Patients, caregivers and family members are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts in any of the below formats and themes, that speak to a patient audience and/or offer a patient perspective on psycho-social care. Please note: When submitting, you will be asked to identify your submission as a patient-oriented presentation.

We invite abstracts on a range of topics in cancer care and stages of disease ranging from prevention and early diagnosis, to treatment and survivorship, to palliative and end-of-life care. Submissions can be reports of observational and clinical trials, innovative programs and service delivery models, clinical guidelines and best practice and local, regional and national approaches to build capacity in research, education and clinical care.