Conference Student Awards


The Bultz Best Student Poster Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize a student member of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, for a poster presentation of a research project demonstrating excellence in psychosocial oncology research in Canada.

  • The award will be presented at the annual CAPO conference.

  • The project can be completed or the student can present data from ongoing research.

  • CAPO members are informed of the competition at the time of call for abstracts and asked to request consideration of their submitted abstracts. Scientists will judge all submitted poster presentations at the conference to select the “best” poster according to pre-specified criteria.

  • The student must attend the conference to be eligible.

  • This award is presented annually. There can only be one winner for this award per year.

  • To be eligible for this award, the student must indicate eligibility when completing the call for abstract submissions form.

  • Winner is asked to submit a letter acknowledging receipt of the award and the impact on winning will have on their career.

Amount: $100.00

2024 Bultz Best Student Poster Award Recipient



Congratulations to 2024 award winner, Kaitlyn Hanson





Previous Bultz Best Student Poster Award Winners

  • Winner 2023: Katherine-Anne Piedalue - High-Fidelity Testing in a Smartphone App to Treat Insomnia in Cancer Survivors (iCANSleep App)
  • Winner 2022: Rachel Lee  – “Impact of Rural or Urban Status on Sociodemographic Characteristics and Cancer Treatments”.
  • Winner 2021: Elise Wouterloot – "Returning to Work After Breast Cancer: Careers Impacted by COVID-19"
  • Winner 2020: Marissa Maheu – "Coping patterns and post-traumatic growth in young adults with cancer: A YACPRIME Study"

  • Winner 2019: Brooke Russell, University of Calgary

  • Winner 2018: Cynthia Wan, University of Ottawa

  • Winner 2017: Laura Hallward

  • Winner 2016: Gilla Shapiro

  • Winner 2015: Samara Perez

  • Winner 2014: Anne- Josee Guimond

  • Winner 2013: Caroline Desautels & Shannon Groff

  • Winner 2012: Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald

  • Winner 2011: Ajit Auluck

  • Winner 2010: Emily Murray

  • Winner 2009: Andrea Krawczyk

  • Winner 2008: Lauren Walker

  • Winner 2007: Fiona Schulte

  • Winner 2006: Sebastian Simard

  • Winner 2005: Sarah Harington

  • Winner 2004: Larissa Vikela

The Bultz Best Student Oral Presentation

The purpose of this award is to recognize a student member of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology for an oral research presentation demonstrating excellence in psychosocial oncology research in Canada.

  • The award will be presented at the annual CAPO conference.

  • The presentation can be completed or the student can present data from ongoing research. CAPO members are informed of the competition at the time of call for abstracts and asked to request consideration of their submitted abstracts. Scientists will judge all submitted oral abstracts and presentations at the conference with pre-specified criteria, in order to select the “best” oral presentation.

  • The student must attend the conference to be eligible.

  • This award is presented annually. There can only be one winner for this award per year.

  • To be eligible for this award, the student must indicate eligibility when completing the call for abstract submissions form.

  • Winner is asked to submit a letter acknowledging receipt of the award and the impact on winning will have on their career.

Amount: $100.00

2024 Bultz Best Student Oral Presentation Recipients




Congratulations to 2024 award winner, Stephanie Nanos - Traumatic Stress in Family Caregivers of Pediatric and Adult Patients with Acute Leukemia: Preliminary Mixed Methods Results from a Prospective, Observational, Longitudinal Study








Previous Bultz Best Student Oral Presentation Award Winners

  • Winners 2023: Justine- Albert - Experiences of informal caregivers regarding MAiD in Canada: A Narrative Review & Lily Rogers - Transforming Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care through Creativity and Theatre
  • Winner 2022: Zen Gajtani –  “A Virtual Reality Guided Mindfulness Intervention for Chronic Pain in Cancer Survivors: Preliminary Finding”.
  • Winner 2021: Perri Tutelman – "Pain and Sensory Abnormalities in Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Quantitative Sensory Testing Study"

  • Winner 2020: Caitlyn Forbes – "COVID-19 and of childhood cancer survivorship: Investigating the health beliefs and psychosocial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on survivors of childhood"

  • Winner 2019: Gilla Shapiro, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

  • Winner 2018: Molly McCarthy, York University

  • Winner 2017: Amanda Wurz

  • Winner 2016: Beth Edwards

  • Winner 2015: Cybelle Abate

  • Winner 2014: Laura Capozzi

  • Winner 2013: Sreenath Madathail & Sara Beattie

  • Winner 2012: Lauren Walker

  • Winner 2011: Jennifer Brunet

  • Winner 2010: Allison Pederson

  • Winner 2009: Andree Castonguay

  • Winner 2008: Bejoy Thomas

  • Winner 2007: Helen Wong

  • Winner 2006: Arielle Warner

  • Winner 2005: Sophie Lebel

  • Winner 2004: Virginia Lee

The Current Oncology Student Travel Award - CLOSED


 
The Current Oncology Student Travel Award is established by Current Oncology to acknowledge the exemplary work of a trainee presenting psycho-oncology research and to promote the dissemination of information related to psychosocial care.

This annual CAPO award has been developed in partnership with Current Oncology to honour a CAPO student member who has demonstrated excellence in their submission of an original paperThis award will be given annually to coincide with CAPO’s Annual Conference. 

This award is open to students and may reflect one or more of either clinical practice, education or research in psychosocial oncology.  

The recipient of the award will receive $1000.00 to assist with travel to the CAPO Conference. The winner will be asked to present the paper at the conference and registration fees will be waived. 

Procedures and Eligibility: 

  • The applicant must be a current member in good standing of CAPO at the time of the application;
  • The applicant must be registered as a full-time or part-time student (undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate levels) or within six months of completion of their schooling;
  • The recipient of the award must agree to be present at the annual CAPO Conference with a 15-minute presentation of their paper;
  • The recipient of the award must agree to submit their paper for peer-review in Current Oncology to be published if accepted (i.e., the paper cannot have been published elsewhere). Publication fees will be waived.

The Awards Committee of the CAPO Board will select a recipient from the applicants based on scores and recommendations from the reviewers. If no suitable applicants are chosen, no award will be given. 

2024 Current Oncology Student Travel Award Winner - Bryan Gascon

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The Current Oncology Student Travel Award is established by Current Oncology to acknowledge the exemplary work of a trainee presenting psycho-oncology research and to promote the dissemination of information related to psychosocial care.

We are pleased to announce that Bryan Gascon is our 2024 winner for his paper titled: Two-step screening for depression and anxiety in patients with cancer: A retrospective validation study using real-world clinical data.

Bryan is a 3rd year student in the MD-PhD program at the University of Toronto. Prior to the MD-PhD program, Bryan completed a MSc degree in cancer psychiatry research with Dr. Madeline Li, where he studied the impact of distress screening programs on health outcomes in patients with cancer. Bryan is currently completing his MD-PhD in health systems research, where he aims to use implementation science approaches to advance global oncology programs in low- and middle-income countries.

Bryan presented his paper at the CAPO Conference in June.




2023 Oncology Student Travel Award Recipient


Sydney Wasserman

2022 Donald Mayer Student Award Recipient

Perri Tutelman, BHSc. (Hons)

2021 Donald Mayer Student Award Recipient

Lauren R. Squires, BSc (Hons)

2020 Donald Mayer Student Award Recipient

Kaitlyn Mahon, BSc (Hons), BBA (Hons)

2019 Donald Mayer Student Award Recipient

Breanna Lane, BA (Hons)

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