Research Advisory Committee

The research advisory committee oversees CAPO’s research activities and focuses on the promotion and dissemination of the research endeavors of our members, meeting the research needs of our members, and contributing to our annual meeting. To find out more about what we do, please click here.


Tip Sheet: How CAPO can help promote your research

  • The following are ways CAPO can support its members’ research efforts:
  • Facilitate recruitment to research studies through emails, links on its website, twitter etc.
  • Provide opportunity to network and collaborate with other psychosocial oncology researchers in Canada
  • Provide linkages to other international psychosocial oncology societies to facilitate international research collaborations.
  • Profile research excellence (achievements and innovations) through the CAPO awards program at all career stages.
  • Serve as a venue for presenting research findings at its annual conference, one of its 60-minute monthly webinars, one of its pre-conference workshops, or via our website and twitter.
  • Encourage members to present their research project during early stages of development (e.g., proposal phase, preliminary findings).
  • Provide opportunity to mentor students with familiar research interest. Students are encouraged to present their work and receive feedback from other CAPO members, which will help them draft manuscripts and prepare future presentations 
  • Be a formal knowledge translation (KT) partner on a grant application, and in that capacity, provide applicants with a letter of support highlighting potential KT activities such as participating on research project advisory committees, supporting knowledge dissemination and exchange by hosting workshops or outreach through CAPO’s social media, webinars, etc.
  • Provide research consultation when appropriate. 

Please note: Support of any project will be at the discretion of the CAPO board. At least one member of the research team needs to be a CAPO member in good standing.


CAPO Member Research Expertise

Several CAPO members are engaged in psychosocial oncology research. CAPO members are often leading multidisciplinary teams nationally and internationally or are co-investigators within teams. Researchers may be clinician-scientists (engaged in clinical practice and research activities) or full-time researchers. Our members work in various settings, including hospitals, research institutes, and academic institutions. In order to facilitate networking, opportunities for training internships, studentships and for collaborations a list of CAPO members along with their areas of research expertise is provided below.

Please click here for a description of the research projects and labs of some of our members.  If you would like to submit your profile or feature your lab and some of your trainees’ work, please click here to download instructions.


Grant Funding

There are a number of national, provincial agencies and local agencies that fund cancer research. In addition, there are agencies that fund cancer “site” specific research, such as Prostate Cancer Canada. It is also important to seek out funding opportunities through specific “Requests for Proposals” that aim to solicit grants in particular areas, for example, a recent request for proposals by CIHR focused on quality of life research in palliative care. Listed below are various websites outlining operating, pilot or special grant competitions.

Please click here for examples of recent successful grant recipients. If you would like to submit your profile or feature your lab and some of your trainees’ work, please click here to download instructions.


Tips for Getting Funded

Each year at the annual CAPO conference the Research Advisory Committee hosts a number of workshops or sessions geared towards building knowledge and skill in research. Examples from the past include grant-writing workshops, presentations on tips in getting funded, and sessions outlining practical issues and important ingredients in completing fellowship and studentship applications.

Below are website articles on issues related to preparing operating grants and getting funded that are helpful as you prepare your grant and personnel award applications.

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