2016 IPOS Award Winners Announced

IPOS is proud to recognize the 2016 award winners:

BarryDBultz Arthur M. Sutherland Award: Dr. Barry Bultz
KimlinTamAshing Bernard Fox Memorial Award: Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D
SinclairShane5Aug2013WHITE Hiroomi Kawano New Investigator Award: Dr. Shane Sinclair

Join us at the 2016 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, in Dublin, Ireland on October 17 to 21, 2016 when each honoree will be recognized!

The theme for IPOS 2016 is ‘Psycho-Oncology: Science, Arts and Practice – Bridging the Gap’. The main congress will take place on the 19th – 21st October. Academies will take place in advance on the 17th & 18th October.

Call for manuscripts – Digital technologies and cancer survivorship

journalDigital technologies, including eHealth applications, online interventions and telecare are having a significant impact on how many chronic illnesses are evaluated, treated and managed over time. Journal of Cancer Survivorship is seeking papers for a Special Section (4-6 papers) of the journal that showcases how technology is changing the landscape of quality health care from evaluation to long-term survivorship.

We are looking for original research papers (qualitative, quantitative, mixed methodology), or systematic or meta analytic reviews addressing a unique technological advance that improves or has the potential to improve the health, quality of health care, function, health behaviour and/ or well-being of cancer survivors post primary treatment for cancer. We are particularly interested in manuscripts that evaluate novel digital/electronic/online interventions for supporting cancer survivorship.

All manuscripts must follow the author instructions posted on the journal website http://www.springer.com/public+health/journal/11764 and uploaded using the Journal’s Editorial Manager. A covering letter stating that the submission is to be considered for the ‘Digital technologies and cancer survivorship’ special section is also required.

Deadline for submissions is FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2016. Please contact the Guest Editors below with any enquiries:

Professor Ziv Amir [email protected] ; Dr Kate Absolom [email protected] ; Dr Trish Holch [email protected]

18th Annual International Psycho Oncology Society Congress – Early Bird Registration open until June 30

For information on IPOS membership, or to join or renew with IPOS for 2016, please go to http://www.ipos-society.org/for-members/apply

Early Registration – Closing 30th June 2016

Please see below a summary of what is included in the Full Congress registration fee.

  • Conference Registration to the IPOS Congress 2016 on Wednesday 19th, Thursday 20th, Friday 21st October.
  • Attendance to all conference sessions
  • Refreshment Breaks and Lunch on all days
  • Welcome reception on Tuesday 18th October
  • ll official documentation including the Conference programme and proceedings

For complete information on the Congress, please go to http://ipos2016.net/.

IPOS Treasurer Dr. Anja Mehnert awarded the 2016 German Cancer Prize

In the category “Clinical research” the 2016 German Cancer Prize was awarded, Professor Dr. Anja Mehnert, University Hospital Leipzig. Anja Mehnert studied the prevalence of mental workload and effectiveness psycho supply concepts for cancer patients in different clinical stages of the Survivorship through to supportive care. One focus is the effective treatment of depressive moods and psychosocial stress in patients with advanced cancer and a shortened lifetime prognosis represents. Together with her team she evaluated concepts to meaning-oriented manufacturing processes, the meaning of life and demoralization in cancers and develops practical interventions to support the patient. Their work is particularly relevant for the proportion of cancer patients, long-term for a cure cannot be achieved.

IPOS Past President Dr. Barry Bultz – named Daniel Family Leadership Chair in Psychosocial Oncology

Patrick Daniel has been a strong supporter of excellence in cancer care and, in particular, the area of psychosocial oncology.  During his tenure as CEO of Enbridge, Inc. that organization made what was then their largest ever donation to establish the Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology.
Mr. Daniel has retired from Enbridge and he and his family have now established the Daniel Family Foundation.  Through this Foundation, Patrick and his family have demonstrated their commitment to excellence in psychosocial oncology with a gift to establish the Daniel Family Leadership Chair in Psychosocial Oncology.

The Chair will be held by Dr. Barry Bultz, Professor and Head, Division of Psychosocial Oncology in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, and Director of the Department of Psychosocial Oncology at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC). Dr. Bultz is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute.

Dr. Bultz has established a global reputation in the area of psychosocial oncology with his seminal research in “Distress as the Sixth Vital Sign” and his leadership in achieving International Union for Cancer Control (UICC) recognition of this important area. His research carried on both at TBCC and internationally, has demonstrated that 35-45 per cent of cancer patients experience high levels of distress; these findings have led to innovations in clinical care. The funding from this Chair will be instrumental in supporting ongoing research in this field with the clear vision of alleviating the distress faced by cancer patients and their families.