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  • 4 Jul 2024 2:52 PM | Peter Traversa (Administrator)

    How aligned are we with our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan? @SydneyW0415, @sitarashar,& Dr. Doris Howell recently “took a pulse” of CAPO as it stands – check out their poster for key insights into the organization’s value and priorities!

  • 26 Jun 2024 1:40 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    Abstract Proceedings of the 39th Annual CAPO Conference – Building Hope: Integrating Sustainable, Innovative and Accessible Care in Psychosocial Oncology, held in June 2024, have been published in Current Oncology.

    To view publication online, click here

    To view publication PDF, click here

  • 23 May 2024 1:13 PM | Andrea Lowry (Administrator)

    Dear colleagues,

    I am pleased to inform you this year’s Canadian Cancer Statistics publication was developed in the form of a peer-reviewed article Projected estimates of cancer in Canada in 2024, which was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on May 13, 2024.

    The article provides 2024 projected estimates of incidence and mortality by sex and geographic region for 23 cancer types. The link to the full article, media release and supporting resources, can be found at Key findings of the article are summarized in the infographic below.

    We encourage you to share these resources with your networks.

    Join or follow the conversation online using #cancerstats

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    J’ai le plaisir de vous informer que cette année, une publication Statistiques canadiennes sur le cancer a été rédigée sous la forme d’un article évalué par les pairs, intitulé Estimations prévues du cancer au Canada en 2024, qui est paru dans le Journal de l’Association médicale canadienne (JAMC) le 13 mai 2024.

    L’article fournit les estimations projetées en 2024 de l’incidence et de la mortalité, par sexe et par région géographique, pour 23 types de cancer. Le lien vers l'article complet, le communiqué de presse et les ressources complémentaires se trouve à l'adresse suivante : principales conclusions de cet article sont résumées dans l’infographique ci-joint.

    Nous vous encourageons à partager ces ressources avec vos réseaux.

    Suivez la conversation en ligne ou prenez-y part en utilisant #cancerstats 

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  • 16 May 2024 11:03 AM | Andrea Lowry (Administrator)

    nullThe 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, 2024.

  • 16 May 2024 10:59 AM | Andrea Lowry (Administrator)

    nullDr. Gilla Shapiro is a Psychologist and Clinician Scientist at the Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and an Assistant Professor (Status-Only) at the Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Medical Science, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge and her dual-degree Master of Public Administration and Master of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Hertie School of Governance. After completing a PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology at McGill University, she pursued a clinical research fellowship in Psychosocial Oncology at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. READ MORE HERE

  • 16 May 2024 10:55 AM | Andrea Lowry (Administrator)
    nullSylvie Lambert, RN, PhD is Associate Professor and Associate Director of Research at the Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University; and Scientist at the St. Mary’s Research Centre, Montreal. Sylvie is also the recipient of a CIHR Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in self-care and illness self-management support interventions. In this position, the objectives of her research programs include: 1) developing and evaluating low-cost self-care and illness self-management interventions that are sustainable to enhance translation in practice, 2) implementing real-world patient-reported outcome (PRO) and caregiver-reported outcome (CRO) screening programs, 3) adapting evidence-based self-management interventions to the needs of patients from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and their caregivers, and 4) using advanced psychometric approaches for improving the precision and efficiency of outcome evaluations. One of Dr Lambert’s key study is TEMPO, which stands for a tailored web-based self-management and physical activity program for men with prostate cancer and their caregivers. READ MORE HERE
  • 16 May 2024 10:53 AM | Andrea Lowry (Administrator)
    nullAndréa Maria Laizner, RN, PhD is a Nursing Practice Consultant for Research in the Nursing Directorate of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is an Assistant Professor (part-time) in the Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University as well as is an Associate Investigator in the Cancer Research Program of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. Her vast career in nursing, both in academic hospital settings and in the community, sparked a life-long interest in psychosocial oncology, clinical practice, education, administration and research. As a result, she mentors students, nurses and other clinicians in research related activities and knowledge translation. Believing in networks, her collaborations focused on family functioning, comfort and symptom management in vulnerable populations, using different interventions such as providing information and/ or stress reduction strategies either in-person, via information booklets or via web-based applications or the Opal patient-facing app. READ MORE HERE
  • 18 Apr 2024 12:19 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    @CAPO_ACOP LAST TWO DAYS to save on Conference registration - Early Bird pricing ends tomorrow - April 19th.,  11:59 ET


    Early bird pricing:

    $700 - Regular Member - Early Bird

    $825 - Non-Member - Early Bird

    $850 - Non-Member Join & Go - Early Bird

    $450 - Student Member - Early Bird

    $525 - Student Non-Member - Early Bird

    $510 - Student Non-Member Join & Go - Early Bird

    $450 - Patient Advocate Member - Early Bird

    $525 - Patient Advocate Non-Member - Early Bird

    $530 - Patient Advocate Non-Member Join & Go - Early Bird


  • 25 Mar 2024 4:52 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    2024 Current Oncology Student Travel Award

    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. 

  • 21 Mar 2024 9:20 AM | Andrea Lowry (Administrator)

    Abstracts are due by 11:59 PST, April 5, 2024

    The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) is accepting abstracts for posters for the 39th Annual Conference to be held in Calgary, Alberta from June 6 to 7, 2024. The conference will not be offered virtually this year.

    The CAPO 2024 Scientific Committee will select abstracts for additional posters by April 26, 2024. The submitting author will receive an email with the decision. If a primary author cannot attend the conference, that author should assign a replacement. The scientific committee reserves the right to reallocate abstracts as necessary. All presenting authors must register for the conference.
    For abstract-related inquiries, please contact [email protected]



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