2017 IPOS Training Academy in Kigali, Rwanda – Call for Scholarship Applications

“The IPOS Academy was inspiring and educative.  It has yielded so much positive impact and influence on my clinical practice.”
Quote from previous attendee of the 2015 Marrakesh Training Academy

Advancing Cancer Care in Africa.
2017 IPOS Training Academy in Kigali, Rwanda, November 5-6, 2017
Theme: Psycho-Oncology in Cancer Prevention and Control in Africa

IPOS has developed, in close partnership with our colleagues in Africa and in collaboration with AORTIC, a Training Academy on the theme of Cancer Prevention and Control in Africa. The goal of this Training Academy is to train African health care professionals to 1) better understand cultural, social, and psychological barriers to cancer prevention in Africa, and 2) address these barriers through evidenced-based programs (see preliminary program attached).

Scholarships will be provided to key African health care professionals (psychologists, physicians, nurses) to attend the 2017 IPOS Training Academy and AORTIC Congress in Rwanda, Africa. The number of scholarships will depend on funding. Scholarships will cover costs of training, flight, hotel, and meals up to a certain amount. Kindly complete the scholarship application, which will be peer-reviewed. Please note that we can only provide scholarships to people not otherwise already receiving a scholarship. We will also prioritize applicants who have not attended our Academy in the past, and will consider other applicants based on availability of scholarships.

  1. Deadline to Submit Scholarship applications (with CV in English): August 11, 2017
  2. Submit to: Anthony Laycock, IPOS Executive Director, Email: [email protected]
  3. Applicants will receive a notice of acceptance (or decline) during the week of September 11, 2017

Our Organization:

IPOS is the sole multidisciplinary international charitable organization devoted to psycho-oncology, leading in education, research, training, public policy, and advocacy. In 2014, IPOS celebrated its 30th anniversary and began a partnership with the World Health Organization. Part of our mandate is to build capacity for cancer care in low-income countries. IPOS includes 65+ member countries from 6 continents.

Preliminary Outline of the 2017 IPOS Training Academy in Kigali, Rwanda