IPOS News


  • 23 Dec 2021 9:56 AM | John Chagnon (Administrator)


    From ideal to actual practice: Tailoring a clinical pathway to address anxiety or depression in patients with cancer and planning its implementation across individual clinical services
    P. N. Butow, H. L. Shepherd, J. Cuddy, M. Harris, S. He, L. Masya, N. M. Rankin, P. Grimison, A. Girgis, J. M. Shaw, The ADAPT Program Group

    Qualitative inquiry of cancer caregiving during young adulthood: responsibilities, challenges, teamwork, and social support
    Austin R. Waters, Lisa H. Gren, Charles R. Rogers, Anne C. Kirchhoff, Echo L. Warner

    The PACT Study: results of a time series study investigating the impact, acceptability and cost of an integrated model for psychosocial screening, care and treatment of patients with urological and head and neck cancers
    Afaf Girgis, Hayley B. Candler, Tonelle Handley, Joseph Descallar, Vibeke Hansen, Marion Haas, Rosalie Viney, Philip Haywood, Douglas Bellamy, Anthony Proietto, Brian J. Kelly

    Relationships between fear of cancer recurrence, anxiety and worry, and health behaviors and health service use: a systematic review
    Sarah C. Reed, Julie Berrett-Abebe, Robin L. Whitney, Sayantani Sarkar, Janice F. Bell

    We think we can: development of the Dyadic Efficacy Scale for Cancer
    Danielle C. Brosseau, Johan Braeken, Cindy L. Carmack, Zeev Rosberger, Annett Körner

    Above and beyond cancer: a novel approach to growth and resilience in cancer survivors
    Miriam Vélez-Bermúdez, Aleisha Norton, Natalie Ament, Jessica Armer, Lauren Z. Davis, Richard L. Deming, Susan K. Lutgendorf

  • 20 Dec 2021 10:35 AM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    Lauren Heathcote, Ph.D., is the IPOS Early Career Director and Deputy Chair of the IPOS FORwards SIG. She recently completed a 5-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine in the U.S. and is now a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of Health Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King’s College London in the U.K.

    Her research focuses on understanding what drives quality-of-life outcomes such as fear of cancer recurrence and symptom burden (e.g., pain, fatigue) in childhood and adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors, and using these findings to develop novel, mechanistically-precise interventions. She has published over 65 papers in peer-reviewed journals such as The Lancet Oncology, JAMA Oncology, and Psycho-Oncology. 

    As a members of IPOS Editorial Board, Lauren is dedicated to supporting our early career psycho-oncology community through training, mentorship, and collaboration.    

  • 13 Dec 2021 3:41 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING (MSK) CANCER CENTER invites applications for a full-time psychologist position in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. This faculty position will focus primarily on clinical care and will also have opportunities for teaching and conducting collaborative research. This position will provide psychological care at two of MSK’s regional sites, with an in-person presence one day a week at MSK Basking Ridge and MSK Monmouth. The position will also provide care to patients at MSK Manhattan and will be a mix of in-person and telehealth. The candidates should have clinical experience and appropriate training in working with adult cancer patients and their families. This position will work with cancer patients, and their families and caregivers, with a variety of cancer diagnoses and cancer stages. This full-time position provides a unique opportunity for a blend of patient care, program development, and collaborative research. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has over 40 full-time faculty with wide interests in psycho-oncology clinical care, teaching, and research. This search is open to potential candidates with a PhD or PsyD and at all levels of career experience. Appointments will be made at an academic level commensurate with the appointee’s experience. All faculty hold academic appointments at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. MSK provides excellent benefits including faculty housing benefits. MSK is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least 3 references to:

    Christian J. Nelson, PhD

    Chief, Psychiatry Service

    Attending Psychologist, Member

    c/o Laurie Schulman

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    641 Lexington Avenue, 7th Floor

    New York, NY 10022

    Email: [email protected]

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  • 13 Dec 2021 3:38 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING (MSK) CANCER CENTER invites applications for a full-time psychologist position in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. This faculty position will focus primarily on clinical care and will also have opportunities for teaching and conducting collaborative research. This position will provide psychological care to patients in Manhattan and will be a mix of in-person and telehealth. The candidates should have clinical experience and appropriate training in working with adult cancer patients and their families. This position will work with cancer patients, and their families and caregivers, with a variety of cancer diagnoses and cancer stages. This full-time position provides a unique opportunity for a blend of patient care, program development, and collaborative research. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has over 40 full-time faculty with wide interests in psycho-oncology clinical care, teaching, and research. This search is open to potential candidates with a PhD or PsyD and at all levels of career experience. Appointments will be made at an academic level commensurate with the appointee’s experience. All faculty hold academic appointments at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. MSK provides excellent benefits including faculty housing benefits. MSK is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least 3 references to:

    Christian J. Nelson, PhD

    Chief, Psychiatry Service

    Attending Psychologist, Member

    c/o Laurie Schulman

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    641 Lexington Avenue, 7th Floor

    New York, NY 10022

    Email:

    [email protected]

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  • 13 Dec 2021 3:34 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING (MSK) CANCER CENTER invites applications for a full-time psychologist position in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. This faculty position will focus primarily on clinical care and will also have opportunities for teaching and conducting collaborative research. This position will provide psychological care at two of MSK’s regional sites, with an in-person presence one day a week at MSK Westchester and MSK Bergen. The position will also provide care to patients at MSK Manhattan and will be a mix of in-person and telehealth. The candidates should have clinical experience and appropriate training in working with adult cancer patients and their families. This position will work with cancer patients, and their families and caregivers, with a variety of cancer diagnoses and cancer stages. This full-time position provides a unique opportunity for a blend of patient care, program development, and collaborative research. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has over 40 full-time faculty with wide interests in psycho-oncology clinical care, teaching, and research. This search is open to potential candidates with a PhD or PsyD and at all levels of career experience. Appointments will be made at an academic level commensurate with the appointee’s experience. All faculty hold academic appointments at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. MSK provides excellent benefits including faculty housing benefits. MSK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least 3 references to:

    Christian J. Nelson, PhD

    Chief, Psychiatry Service

    Attending Psychologist, Member

    c/o Laurie Schulman

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    641 Lexington Avenue, 7th Floor

    New York, NY 10022

    Email: [email protected]

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  • 10 Dec 2021 5:07 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)
    • In 2021/22, the HKU School of Public Health established a scholarship programme to support members of the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) to pursue public health studies with the aim of optimizing cancer care, especially psycho-social cancer care provisions, in their respective countries. The Scholarship is awarded from the academic year 2022/23 and is valued at approximately $24,000 USD.

      1. One scholarship which covers the entirety of the composition fee of MPH, shall be awarded to a new student who is a
      member of IPOS in 2022.

      2. The Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of academic merit, community services and financial needs.

      3. The Scholarship shall be tenable for one year.

      4. IPOS will extend an additional $500 USD to the recipient to assist in covering any related expenses.

      5. In the event of there being no suitable applicant in any year, no awards shall be made.

      Please note, the selected candidate will be asked to share their learnings via an IPOS webcast and/or article published in the official IPOS Journal – Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice.

      Masters Degree:

      Master of Public Health (MPH)
      The Master of Public Health is a broadly-based graduate training programme designed to prepare students from diverse backgrounds and experience with the knowledge and competencies for the effective practice of public health in local, regional and international settings, and to engage in scholarly activities and to become the next generation of public health leaders.

      Organizer
      : School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
                         


      Academic Director
      : Dr Wendy Lam (
      bio)
      Language
      : English
      Mode of Delivery: Face-to-face
      Duration
      : 1-year Full-time / 2-year Part-time (for local students only)

      Who Should Apply
      :

    • 1.     Physicians, dentists, nurses, other health professionals, medical and health researchers and policy analysts. Interested candidates from non-health backgrounds are also welcome.
    • 2.   Must be a current IPOS membership for 2022.
    • 3. LMICS or Early career members have the priority

    • Faculty: Local and international teachers from HKU School of Public Health and renowned Public Health schools overseas

      Programme Structure:
      Candidates are required to complete the following, 69 credits in total:

    • ·       14 taught courses (42 credits) - Core, concentration and elective courses
    • ·       Practicum (12 credits) - Real-world practical experience to demonstrate application of public health concepts and skills
    • ·       Capstone (15 credits) - Integrative culminating experience to synthesize and apply public health skills and competencies

    Provisional Composition Fee: HK$185,220 (US$23,900)*
    *subject to adjustment

    Interested candidates please contact the MPH programme office at [email protected].

    Application Deadline: 29 Apr 2022

    Enquiries
    Tel: (852) 3917 9140
    Email:
    [email protected]
    Website:
    https://www.mph.sph.hku.hk
    Instagram:
    hkumph


  • 9 Dec 2021 8:49 AM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    Project: IPOS Capacity-Building in Psycho-Oncology ECHO

    Disseminating Evidence-Based Practices in Psycho-Oncology in Africa

    To Improve Cancer Prevention and Cancer Care

    STATUS:                               Temporary Part-Time

    [Days] [17.5 hours per week over 18 months]

    [Start date: Feb 2022]

    LIEU OF POSITION:                      International Psycho-Oncology Society

    NATURE OF THE POSITION:

    This position is funded through a donation from the Friends of Psycho-Oncology in Africa (FPOA). Under the supervision of the Steering Committee of the IPOS Capacity-Building in Psycho-Oncology ECHO, the incumbent will assume program coordination. The overall program aims to disseminate evidence-based practices in psycho-oncology in Africa to improve cancer prevention and cancer care – as mandated by the World Health Organization (WHO). The Jimmie Holland ECHO Program Coordinator role will involve:

    -advertising the IPOS ECHO to recruit oncology health care professionals that would be trained in the program (i.e., applicants);

    -recruitment coordination, including receiving the applications; organizing the applications; reviewing basic adequacy of the applications based on pre-identified criteria;

    -coordinating the evaluation process of applicants to the ECHO, including review scores and coordinating interviews, and preparing submission to the research ethics committee;

    -scheduling and coordinating ECHO sessions, including planning lecturers for ECHO and interfacing with the facilitator and experts on the team, identifying case presenters within the ECHO participants, circulate case presentation template to case presenter and ensure completion, send session reminder to the ECHO cohort, follow up with speakers with reminder to submit slides and bio one week prior to the session, collect and circulate slides so that participants are well prepared for the session, send final session reminder, and any relevant resources;

    -design evaluation tools and surveys;

    -collect data from attendance and the evaluation, data entry and analysis, developing reports, presentations, publications, as relevant, to document the outcomes of the ECHO program;

    -attending ECHO sessions and providing IT and user support to participants;

    -attending team meetings with the Steering Committee, circulating an agenda and taking minutes;

    -etc.

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

    •  Be based in Africa.

    •  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and/or experience conducting ECHO.  

    •  The candidate must demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, initiative, problem-solving abilities, and autonomy.

    •  Excellent computer skills with Word, Powerpoint, Zoom, etc.

    •  Available for team meetings and ECHO meetings to be scheduled from 8am to 5pm EST Time zone (Montreal/New York) and outside these times if needed.

    •  Able to work independently and in a team.

    •  The candidate must have a good knowledge of research and research ethics, as well as program evaluation.

    ·  Knowledge of the health care field and of oncology is an asset.

    •  Complete fluency in English (oral and written) is necessary and will be tested.

    •  Previous work experience in a coordination position and more specifically in coordination of an ECHO program will be of advantage. 

    SALARY:

    Salary to be determined according to country standards.

    ABOUT IPOS:

    Founded in 1984, IPOS was created to foster international multidisciplinary clinical, educational, and research work that relates to the subspecialty of psycho-oncology and two primary psychosocial dimensions of cancer: 1. Response of patients, families and staff to cancer and its treatment at all stages of the disease trajectory, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, palliation and bereavement; and 2. Psychological, social and behavioral factors that influence cancer risk, tumor progression, and survival. IPOS is a leader in the development and dissemination of clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based interventions along the cancer care continuum to improve quality of life and outcomes in cancer patients and their families, such as the identification and treatment of symptoms (e.g., pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue), mental health (e.g., depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, suicidal ideation, demoralization), doctor-patient communication, caregiving, communicating with and supporting children, fear of cancer recurrence, and end-of-life-care. In 2014, IPOS celebrated its 30th anniversary and began a partnership with WHO to build capacity for psycho-oncological cancer care in LMIC.

    APPLY:

    Candidates interested in applying for this position may do so by submitting a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae including three references to Dr Melissa Henry by the posting deadline January 14th 2022:

    [email protected].

    *Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • 8 Dec 2021 11:31 AM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    The Division of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center is seeking applications for a HEALTH PSYCHOLOGIST – PSYCHOSOCIAL ONCOLOGY SPECIALTY to serve individuals on our interdisciplinary Onco-Psychology team in Oncology and Psychiatry. The individual selected for this position will join the current health psychologists in a rapidly growing, 20-member Psychology Division to: a) provide assessment, treatment, psychoeducation and triage to outpatients with cancer and their caregivers at our NCI-Designated Cancer Center; b) participate in interdisciplinary team-based care within the Center; c) participate in the professional education of psychology interns and fellow in our APA accredited programs, as well practicum students, medical fellows, residents and students; and d) collaborate with other faculty in scholarly activities.   The selected individual will join the Department of Psychiatry at the Assistant Professor level.  Applicants must have completed training in an APA or CPA accredited doctoral program (with an APA accredited clinical internship), have at least one year of relevant post-doctoral experience in psychosocial oncology or health psychology, and be fully licensed or licensable in the States of Kansas and Missouri (or PSYPACT) by the time of the appointment.  Preferred candidates will have at least 2 years of postdoctoral specialized training and experience in psychosocial oncology. 

    At KUMC, faculty are encouraged to engage in many of the available opportunities to collaborate with faculty and colleagues within and outside KUMC on scholarly activities.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Start date is flexible.

    Welcoming and Addressing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The KUMC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (https://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/psychiatry-and-behavioral-sciences/diversity-committee.html) and the KUMC School of Medicine (https://www.kumc.edu/diversity.html) are strongly committed to supporting all aspects of cultural and individual diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, including marital or parental status, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its recruitment, retention, or development of trainees, faculty or staff.  We welcome and encourage well-qualified individuals with a commitment to diversity to apply for positions in our program.  We aim to foster an attractive and nurturing atmosphere of productivity, learning and growth where diverse faculty, staff, trainees and patients can understand, learn from, accept and appreciate one another. 

    A description of this position can be found at University of Kansas Medical Center - Workday (myworkdayjobs.com)  Interested applicants can click the link on the page to apply.

    To learn about our Department of Psychiatry, go to http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/psychiatry-and-behavioral-sciences.html. Please submit application materials, including on-line application, cover letter, and curriculum vitae with professional references via the link above.

    The University of Kansas Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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  • 7 Dec 2021 12:13 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)


    Clinical: working as psycho-oncologist /providing consultation for all patients. Supervising medical students at Sultan Qaboos University. Training residents at Oman Medical Specialty Board.  

    Head of Holistic Care Department (leading the holistic care which includes psychosocial/ physiotherapist/ occupational therapist/ speech therapist/ complementary/ Palliative care).

    I like cooking Omani traditional meals. 

    I joined IPOS last one year. I have gained a lot from the IPOS / attending last IPOS meeting in Japan and attending a lot of webinars prepared by IPOS.


  • 29 Nov 2021 4:12 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    My history with Psycho-oncology begins in my childhood. My father, first professor of Oncology in my country, always spoke about the most human part of his patients, which motivated me to choose Psychology to dedicate myself to this fascinating world. I assisted to the first course of Adjuvant Psychological Therapy at the Royal Marsden with Maggie Watson, and did a stay with her who is one of my references. After that, I was admitted to the school of Clinical Psychology at the University of Barcelona, where I did my PhD, and was a fellow. I went to FEFOC Foundation an organization related to cancer topics, currently pretty focused on prostate cancer. As such, I have been elected recently as a board director of Europa Uomo. Our other specialties are breast, elderly and relatives. I teach in some Universities. I am founder and currently president of the Spanish Society of Psycho-Oncology.

    From the beginning, I know of IPOS and assisted to my first congress in Hamburg, where enjoyed great professionals and programs, what led me to go to all possible congresses, having more participation and meeting more people, including Ozan Bahcivan who became my PhD student and who suggested that I run for the IPOS Board. I was elected and have been elected again in the current board. IPOS has given me many things that I deeply appreciate. But especially, I am grateful to have been able to meet so many interesting and kind people and their works. IPOS offers a great opportunity to meet with different professionals and cultures what is essential to work with cancer patients.

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