Early Career Professionals Conference Scholarships available!

Due to a grant from the KARL-HEINZ FRENZEN-STIFTUNG we are able to waive early bird conference fees for 12 Early Career Professionals in Psycho-Oncology (ECPP) from low and middle income countries (LMI) who actively participate at the IPOS 2017 Berlin conference (abstract submission). For a list of LMI countries, please visit: http://chartsbin.com/view/2438.

Who is an Early Career Professionals in Psycho-Oncology (ECPP)? Researchers who are up to 3 years post final qualification or training.

The application process: To apply, please submit an application form by 15th March 2017. If you are eligible, your application will be forwarded to the ECPP SIG and the Education committee for review. Successful applicants will be notified by email by before the 15th April.

Scholarship application form: Please complete the form and submit to [email protected] BEFORE 15th March 2017!

Preference will be given to current IPOS members that hold anEarly Career Professional Membership” type of membership. Membership is $25 US per year. Details on membership can be found by going to http://ipos-society.org/apply/.

WHO announces a renewal of IPOS’ status as an official non-state actor fostering our commitment to global standards for quality care for cancer patients

The International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) is pleased to report that the World Health Organization (WHO) has renewed our status as an official non-state actor. To achieve such status, IPOS is continuing to be recognized as a significant global health resource in advocating, promoting and protecting public health.

To become an official WHO non-stator actor, IPOS had to meet set criteria and principles. These were:

  • Geographical representation and equitable distribution/promotion
  • Technical expertise
  • Transparency
  • Effective governance
  • Public announcements/outreach

Information about WHO and official non-state actors can be view by going to http://who.int/about/collaborations/non-state-actors/en/

For WHO, IPOS has been listed as:

International Psycho-Oncology Society. Collaboration on psychosocial oncology for supportive care for cancer patients including palliative care to support capacity-building in low- and middle-income countries and areas through educational programmes. The primary focus is to improve standards of palliative and supportive care and assist in the development of skilled health care services with the capacity to deliver improved standards and develop in-country systems and training processes in palliative and supportive care for cancer patients.

IPOS would like to thank our WHO committee for all their work ensuring our relationship is renewed with WHO.