NO ONE IS AN ISLAND: Improving access and removing barriers to psychosocial oncology

Submit an Abstract

Abstract system is now closed.

The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) has now closed the abstract system for posters, papers, and workshops for the 35th Annual Conference be held in St John’s Newfoundland & Labrador from July 15 – 17, 2020. 

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.