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I am a postdoctoral fellow in psycho-oncology at the SCALab laboratory of the University of Lille and the ONCOLille Institute (France). My research projects aim to study psychosocial determinants of the impact of cancer to identify the levers of action to support patients and their relatives. Over my research contract, my work focuses on identifying the literature about digital interventions in psycho-oncology, their methodological quality, and their effectiveness to support patients and caregivers. This work allows me to participate to the development of an evidence-based digital intervention in psycho-oncology. I'm also interested in how belief toward illness and medications are shaped and how they influence adjustment to health threats. I'm a member of the IPOS SIG Survivorship.
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I was drawn to the profession of Psycho-oncology through my love for research in the field of oncology, Palliative Care, Geriatric Cancer, Informal Caregivers, Breast Cancer and Human Personality. During my course of journey in this field I understood the issues which affect most people in their journey. I have a passion to improve people’s overall quality of life. I have a PhD degree with my research paper focused on psychological and social impact of modified radical mastectomy on female breast cancer patients. I have completed my Master’s in Applied psychology (specialization with health psychology) & Master in Social work(MSW)– Medical and psychiatric social work. I have Participated in the “Asian Patients Perspectives Regarding Oncology Awareness, Care & Health” (APPROACH) study funded by Lien Centre for Palliative Care, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. I am a member of IPOS and particularly interested in palliative SIG. Currently involved in the researches to explore psychological distress among elderly cancer patients and their caregivers, relationship between personality and breast cancer, challenges of adolescents and young adult cancer patients and interventional study – project- EMPATHY for advance head and neck and lung cancer patients. I have had over 16 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families in oncology setup.
Wednesday, July 26, 2023, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT (click here for time conversion)
Dean (Research), Caring Futures Institute Director and Matthew Flinders Professor of Cancer Nursing, Flinders University. Prof Chan’s research program focuses on optimising models of care and health services’ responses to address the needs of people affected by cancer. Prof Chan has published >210 peer-reviewed articles and 2 book chapters. In total, he has attracted >$36 million AUD of research funding as Chief Investigator. Prof Chan holds/has held a range of international and national leadership roles including Executive Board Director (Secretary) of Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC); Board Director for the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) In 2021, Prof Chan was appointed by the Australian Minister for Health to serve on the NHMRC Research Committee (Triennium 2021-24).
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As committee member of the Chinese Psychosoical Oncology Society of Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (CPOS), my practice is to promote the concept of clinical psychological care, to carry out hospice services and to benefit patients with advanced cancer in China. Under the chronic disease management mode, I try to carry out comprehensive symptom management and psychological science education for cancer patients. And routine psychological assessment is carried out. Also, I give oral presentations in IPOS 2021 and 2022. I get publications in Psycho-oncology, Front Public Health, BMJ Support Palliat Care, Scientific Report. “The prevalence of psychological disorders among cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: a meta-analysis” has been published in Psycho-oncology.
I work with an interdisciplinary team that provides comprehensive care to cancer patients and their families, under the Mental Health and Addictions Observatory of the Interdisciplinary Studies Centre of the National University of Rosario. This team carries out inter-institutional activities with different types of organisations, providing the community with workshops, informative talks and psychological care, all free of charge. Thanks to the fact that many activities are online, people from all over Latin America have access to them. I really enjoy all these activities, because they are always carried out in an atmosphere of joy, hope and mutual support. I started studying at the age of 38 without having much idea of what to expect, I found this team when I was about to finish my degree and from that moment on I started to train with them and to participate in all the activities they propose, and once I graduated I was able to start working as a psychologist for the community of patients who come to the team. I'm very glad to join with IPOS, thank you very much!
Emma Rheel, Ph.D., obtained a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in 2017 at Ghent University, Belgium. In Oct 2018 she started working as a PhD student within the Pain in Motion (PAIN) research group, Dept. of Physiotherapy, Human Physiology and Anatomy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, and the Ghent Health Psychology Lab, Department of Experimental-Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. Her PhD research focused on the role of robot-led distraction, pain science education and parental responses in understanding alterations of pain-related outcomes in children with (chronic) pain. Emma defended her PhD titled “Pediatric pain – the impact of parental responses and pain science education upon pain-related outcomes” on October 5, 2022. Currently, Emma has a part-time postdoc position at the VUB in the Pain in Motion (PAIN) research group, in combination with a part-time position at the Dept. Education and Student affairs (educational innovation) at the VUB. Emma was introduced to IPOS in 2021 by IPOS members Prof. Dr. Lauren Heathcote (member of IPOS Editorial Board) and Prof. Dr. Fiona Schulte, through collaborating on a pediatric psycho-oncology topical review. She is very much looking forward to her first IPOS World Congress in Milan from August 31 to September 3, 2023.
I am a medical school graduate of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon. I completed my family physician and palliative care training and successfully defended my PhD thesis on Dignity Therapy in 2014. My daily activity and passion are divided into palliative care clinical practice, research and teaching. Married to a beautiful, honest, intelligent and outstanding woman, and father of two beautiful, kind, funny and sweet sons. Family is the most important part of my life and my most difficult and responsible profession. I love art in general, classical music, opera, ballet, painting, sculpture, literature, and poetry. I rode horses for many years and love horses. I like dogs. I love Bonsai trees and grew many during my adolescence. I do not intend to be consensual, I never did. I want to keep doing things for passion, fun and usefulness.
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