2017 Record Breaking Year for IPOS Membership – THANK YOU!

In 2017, IPOS membership grew to its highest level EVER! Thanks to all our members, partners and volunteers for helping make this happen.

Some 2017 statistics:

  • 1. 2017 experienced a 3.5% growth over 2016 (43.7% growth since 2015!)
  • 2. IPOS has now had members in 89 countries around the world since its creation.
  • 3. Countries with the largest number of members in 2017: 1) Australia 2) USA 3) Canada 4) Mexico 5) United Kingdom
  • 4. Countries with the largest in membership growth in 2017: 1) Mexico 2) Argentina 3) Russia 4) South Korea 5) Sweden

As for what our members practice, below is the 2017 membership profile (please note that many of our members are multidisciplinary):

  • 49% Psychologist
  • 36% Researcher
  • 17% Physician – Psychiatrist
  • 12% Counselor – Mental Health
  • 7% Nurse
  • 5% Social Worker
  • 4% Therapist – Marital/Family
  • 4% Therapist – Grief
  • 3% Physician – Oncologist
  • 3% Counselor – Rehabilitation
  • 3% Patient Advocate
  • 3% Physician – Other
  • 2% Counselor – Clergy/Pastoral
  • 2% Therapist – Art

We’re now accepting new and renewing members for 2018.

Membership Options & Pricing:

Active membership: Active members include physicians, epidemiologists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, social scientists and other professionals at the Masters or Doctoral level as well as those individuals with professional equivalence who have been actively engaged in the research or clinical aspects of psycho-oncology. Active members shall pay full dues, have the right to vote and are eligible for election to office in the Society.

Associate membership: Any individual that demonstrates an interest in psycho-oncology may join as an Associate. Associate members shall not have voting privileges and shall not be eligible for election to office, but shall otherwise receive the tangible benefits of membership in IPOS.

Early Career Psycho-Oncology Professionals (ECPP) membership: For the Early Career Psycho-Oncology Professional who is within three years of his/her ultimate degree and is a practicing professional.

  • $25 US for all Early Career professionals from all countries

Members-in-Training (student) membership: Those in training to become physicians, epidemiologists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and social scientists are eligible for this membership category. Members-in- Training shall enjoy all the privileges of membership except that they shall not be eligible to hold elective office and shall not be entitled to vote.

  • $25 US for all Members-in-Training from all countries

Journal/Publication Subscription:

IPOS members are extended discounted subscription rates on three publications. You have the option of selecting each/all while renewing. Options are:

  • $88 (US): Psycho-Oncology 2018 Online only (12 issues)
  • $136 (US) Palliative and Supportive Care 2018 Online only (6 Issues)
  • $161 (US): Journal of Cancer Survivorship 2018 (4 Issues)

Click here for a complete breakdown of Membership Benefits.


Join online SECURELY by going to http://www.karelo.com/register.php?BID=618&BT=10&Ev=17536. Visa, Mastercard and Amex are accepted.

If you are a new member and would like to pay by cheque or prefer not able to pay online, please download, complete and submit the 2018 IPOS membership application.

If you have any questions regarding your membership in IPOS, please contact IPOS Headquarters by emailing [email protected].